mercoledì 6 novembre 2013
Crowdfunding ? Nothing new under the sun !
Just some random thoughts about Crowdfunding :
Lately crowdfunding has become a mantra, a divine panacea to solve any problem.
But public fund-raising have an history as old as the world, in the past, churches, theaters and other public works were fabricated using an archaic version of crowdfunding.
Even the pedestal of the statue of liberty was made through a public subscription organized by the newspaper "New York World" owned by Joseph Pulitzer.
Another example is the construction of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona that is carried out only through the donations collected.
Today the internet makes things extremely easier and anyone in the world can finance projects that are closest to his heart with just a click.
Infographics took from www.nesta.org.uk