Angelic Crowdsourcing at Springwise is a great article about some really inventive projects but are any of them crowdsourcing?
The various projects are all funding themselves by going to the crowd and offering a part share in the final product which varies from a CD, olive oil, a bottle of whisky in 10 years time , a couple of weeks on a desert island or the movie ‘A Swarm of Angels’.
All these projects are great ideas but there is little involvement from the crowd except handing over some money with the promise of a return. So, it’s a clever combination of the terms ‘angel investing’ and ‘crowdsourcing’. In the vein of finding new names for everything, angelic crowdsourcing has been born.