Thank You from Fair Observer

August 21, 2013

A special thanks from the team. Dear Friends, We can’t thank you enough! We are humbled by all the support we’ve received since our Kickstarter Launch last week. Messages of encouragement have been pouring in. Volunteers have been reaching out to campaign for us. In short, you have...

The Growth of Crowdfunding: Risks and Rewards

May 19, 2013

The success of the "Veronica Mars" Kickstarter campaign has illustrated that crowdfunding is a reliable source of capital for both start-up businesses and established firms. The campaign to front a movie based on the cult television show "Veronica Mars" through crowdfunding broke records for the...

The Glowing Plant: A New Paradigm for Funding Science?

May 18, 2013

In a world of austerity and shrinking research budgets, the crowd-funding method at the core of the Glowing Plant Project offers a radically different approach to scientific research funding. The first synthetic biology project that has launched on Kickstarter, the Glowing Plant Project, brings a...