Quirky launched in 2009 to make the invention of consumer products more accessible. Open innovation helped usher in ideas from the masses and some would argue that crowdsourcing led to the company’s untimely demise.
With 46 ground-breaking events completed in over a decade and ambitious expansion plans on the horizon, immersive film company Secret Cinema should integrate crowdsourcing into all elements of its production. Crowdsourcing will enable Secret Cinema to continue to be a leader in the live entertainment space where the lines between creator and consumer are rapidly blurring.
Subscription-based crowdfunding platforms like Patreon claim to help artists to make a fair living through fan support – but is that truly the case?
Crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter have dramatically changed the face of investing by democratizing project finance.
Real estate investing startup Cadre is finally disrupting the real estate investing business.
What do you get when you cross Scandinavian craftsmanship with Silicon Valley cash and add a heavy dose of caffeine? A “bike-powered coffee cart that could take on Starbucks” according to Fast Company. Wheelys is a Stockholm-based coffee store company, without any stores. Instead, the company crafts and sells bicycle-mounted cafes to “young, hungry eco entrepreneurs from all over the world.” These carts are well-tested, functional micro stores serving organic goods and run purely on solar and body power. With a price tag that is a fraction (around less than 1%) of ownership of a brick-and-mortar coffee shop, Wheelys is challenging the traditional café model with its mission to make the world “greener with every cup of coffee.” 
Solar Mosaic enables crowdfunded loans for residential solar projects. It is an innovative platform that connects borrowers who want to install photovoltaic panels on their roof with investors who are willing to provide capital as lenders.
Crowdfunding creative projects in the arts through an online platform.