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REPORT: Is Marketplace lending A temporary phenomenon?

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Crowdfund Beat Data Center: Deloitte Report MPLs are online platforms that enable investors to lend to retail and commercial borrowers. Unlike banks, MPLs do not take deposits or lend themselves; as such they do…

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What’s Seed Equity CrowdFunding, known as “REG CF Title III”?

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By Rod Turner  founder and CEO of Manhattan Street Capital, Crowdfund Beat  Guest Editor, The SEC’s new Title III Equity CrowdFunding rules went into effect May 16th. These new rules expand Equity CrowdFunding to…

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SEC’s Guidance On Advertising By “REG CF Title III”Issuers

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By Mark Roderick Shareholder, Flaster/Greenberg P.C. CrowdFund Beat ‘s  Sr.Guest Editor. The SEC just provided guidance for Title III issuers in the form of Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations. You can read the CD&I’s themselves here. Before…

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New CrowdFunding Rules are a Game Changer

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By Joel Block CEO at Bullseye Capital MarketPlace Partners, LLC , CrowdFund Beat Guest Post, This was an historic week in the securities industry. Rules that have been in place for more than 80 years were…

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Mary Jo White remarks on SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies

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SEC Chair Mary Jo White May 18, 2016 Good morning.  Thank you, Sara and Steve.  And thank you all for being here today.  I want to respect the full agenda you have, and so…

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A New Era begins for Equity Crowdfunding under Title III of the JOBS Act

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By Sydney Armani, CrowdFund Beat CEO & Publisher On May 16, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) crowdfunding rules under Title III of the JOBS Act go into effect, allowing early stage and growth…

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CrowdEngine First to Offer Regulation CF Crowdfunding Software

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Crowdfund Beat News Wire,  Washington, D.C. – May 16, 2016 – CrowdEngine to demo it’s Compliance Engine™ features for the new Regulation Crowdfunding rules today at the Capital Washington D.C. for Members of the…

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iDisclose Teams up With New Regulation Crowdfunding Funding Portals

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The Solution Eases the Burden and Helps Entrepreneurs Create and File Their Own Form C Securities Disclosure With the SEC, Which Is Mandated Under the Agency’s New Crowdfunding Rules          …

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Is this the End of Marketplace Lending?

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By Dara Albright,CrowdFunding Beat Sr.Guest Editor, Co-founder of the LendIt conference& the FinFair Conference, Monday’s news that Renaud Laplanche was stepping down as Lending Club’s CEO sent shockwaves throughout the industry – particularly coming hard on the…

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Will Equity Crowdfunding Overtake Angel and VC?

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BY Alex Topchishvili, Director of Marketing at Wemultiply, a 9.8 Group Company, CrowdFund Beat Guest post, In 2010, AngelList began to use the internet to disrupt the traditional early stage funding model, allowing individual…

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REPORT: Opportunities and challenges in online marketplace lending

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  By John M. Pachkowski, J.D. The Treasury Department has released a white paper regarding its review of the online marketplace lending industry that commenced with the Treasury Department’s Request for Information in the summer…

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The Private and Public Capital Market Disclosure World

The Private and Public Capital Market Disclosure World

BY Lauren Leibowitz, Principal at 1st BridgeHouse Securities, LLC, CrowdfundBeat Sr. Guest editor, This blog is a part of a 3 blog series. Click here to read Part 1: The apples and oranges of Crowdfunding – Reward/ Donation…

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The Democracy of Capital

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By Howard Marks Executive Chairman and co-founder at StartEngine Crowdfunding CrowdFund Beat Guest Post A Revolution for the 99 Percent In 1929, ordinary investors got a taste of how capital markets can go wrong. Many small investors…

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Crowdfunding USA Roundtable Discussion

Understanding Securities Law to Start Your Business?

Understanding Securities Law to Start Your Business?

By Samuel E. Whitley,  Whitley LLP Attorneys at Law. CrowdFund Beat Guest post, The following is a guest post written by Samuel E. Whitley, a valued WealthForge partner and managing partner at Whitley LLP Attorneys…

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Crowdfunding USA: National Press Club

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PRESS RELEASE 5th of May 2016 WASHINGTON DC – Celebrating its third year, CrowdfundBeat Media is hosting the much acclaimed DC Crowdfunding Conference at the Capitol’s National Press Club on 5-6 May 2016.   With…

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Reg A+ Offering : 8 Tips to Funding Success

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By Rod Turner  founder and CEO of Manhattan Street Capital, Crowdfundbeat Guest Editor, The doors to Reg A+ are now open, with approximately 100 filings, 29 qualified by the SEC, to seek an average…

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CrowdfundBeat to Host Crowdfunding USA Conference at Washington D.C.’s National Press Club

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May 3, 2016 @ 8:22 am By Samantha Hurst – CF Insider On Monday, CrowdfundBeat will be hosting the annual Crowdfunding USA Conference at Washington D.C.’s National Press Club on May 5th-6th. The event…

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Fintech: A policymaker’s Perspective

Fintech Wave of the Future?

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CrowdFundBeat News Wire, BROTHERS PATRICK AND JOHN COLLISON CHALLENGE THE FINANCIAL STATUS QUO WITH THEIR PAYMENTS START-UP STRIPE –  “60 MINUTES” Patrick and John Collison are among a vanguard of entrepreneurs trying to make the…

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Can retail investors compete with hedge funds in p2p ?

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George Popescu Founder and Editor in Chief (Lending Times), Partner ( LunaCap Ventures), Board of Advisors (Gatecoin, AltOptions) CrowdfundBeat Guest post LendingRobot is claiming that it is difficult for retail investors or even high net…

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Crowdfunding: No Demo Days For Title III Issuers

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By Mark Roderick CrowdFunding Beat contributing editor and crowdfunding attorney  with Flaster/Greenberg PC. Crowdfunding is a marketing business. But when it comes to marketing an offering of securities by a Title III issuer, things get complicated.…

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Marketing for Crowdfunding

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By Ashleigh Everston  CrowdfundBeat Guest Contributor, Influencer Marketing for Crowdfunding: An Equation for Success! Crowdfunding is the first step towards successful entrepreneurship. Without having the right financiers in your pocket, you cannot make your dream startup…

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Equity Crowdfunding: Is It For You?

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By Rick Pendykoski, Crowdfund Beat Guest Post, Equity crowdfunding is a huge trend in the startup market, helping a number of companies launch their goods and services without heavy investment of their own. While…

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THE INCONVENIENT TRUTH: MOST STARTUPS FAIL

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BY Lauren Leibowitz, Principal at 1st BridgeHouse Securities, LLC, CrowdfundBeat Sr. Guest editor, This blog is a part of a 3 blog series. Click here to read Part 1: The apples and oranges of Crowdfunding – Reward/ Donation…

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Peter Thiel on Future of Fintech

Blue Sky, Regulators, Crowdfunding and “The Crowd”

Blue Sky, Regulators, Crowdfunding and “The Crowd”

By Paul Niederer Founder Raiseworth, CrowdFundBeat Sr. Guest Editor, What the crowdfunding industry has taught us worldwide is that “the crowd” will “out” a bad actor long before any of the regulators do. Regulators came out…

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How Reg A+ enables raising up to $50 mil from the general public

How Reg A+ enables raising up to $50 mil from the general public

Given that only a few marketplace lenders accept money from retail investors, Regulation A+ may be a viable option to help these platforms diversify their funding sources away from institutional capital. One of the…

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THE APPLES AND ORANGES OF CROWDFUNDING

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        BY Lauren Leibowitz, Principal at 1st BridgeHouse Securities, LLC, CrowdfundBeat Sr. Guest editor, On May 16, 2016, Equity (Investment) Crowdfunding will be available in the United States meaning anyone can invest into a…

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The Future of P2P and Online Lending

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By Dara Albright, CrowdFunding Beat Guest Editor, Co-founder of the LendIt conference & the FinFair Conference, LendIt – Once Again Helping Predict the Future of P2P and Online Lending 1996 was great year.  Hootie & the Blowfish…

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OTC Markets & Elio Motors (OTCQX: ELIO)

State of the Nation

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By Steve Cinelli , CrowdFundBeat Sr. Editor, @stevecinelli We use the term “democracy” to describe our governmental structure.  Characteristic of such a term evokes “everyone has a vote”, “everyone has a say”, and that the…

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Due Diligence: a Two-Way Street Every Startup Should Know About

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By Maria Jones | Partnership Manager @ investors angel  Crowdfund Beat Guest Editor,             Due Diligence is a complex and highly responsible process, and is one of the most important…

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HEADLINE NEWS

New York PostStartup looks to take advantage of crowdfunding with new loopholeNew York Post“We plan to take this model and scale it through the development of new technology,” he says. The new crowdfunding rules, he says, “pair very well with the ethos of our company of community-driv [...]

Crain's Cleveland BusinessCrowdfunding law off to slow startCrain's Cleveland BusinessThirty-six companies had signed up to take advantage of the new equity crowdfunding law through May 25, according to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's website. Among them a [...]

ReadWriteThis week in IoT crowdfunding: We've got your backReadWriteThis week's lineup of crowdfunded IoT projects is no different. Each of these products has the potential to improve the lives of their users. That is, if they both well funded and well executed. So, what are [...]

Crowdfund InsiderEquity Crowdfunding: Entrepreneur Linda Losey Shares Why She Chose Reg CFCrowdfund InsiderCrowdfund Insider: Why equity crowdfunding under Reg CF? Why not accept VC money? Or do a Reg D? Linda Losey: We've built this distillery with the help of our fans, grass ro [...]

Chicago TribuneDespite new SEC rules, investors should see crowdfunding as gambling, not investingChicago TribuneJust as news stories exposed concerns about the inner workings of LendingClub, the U.S. government has been opening the door for Americans from virtually any income level t [...]

Crain's Cleveland BusinessTeraphysics sets $47 million crowdfunding goalCrain's Cleveland BusinessTeraphysics Corp. aims to raise $47 million through a form of crowdfunding often referred to as a “mini IPO.” After spending more than a decade developing a palm-sized device de [...]

Macworld (blog)Crowdfunding tech can serve backers poorly, even when the thing gets madeMacworld (blog)As a percentage of all projects launched, the vast majority of crowdfunding projects achieve their promised goals, according to a substantial research project conducted last year. Bu [...]

NGO takes to crowdfunding to plant 25000 trees in Delhi NCRHindustan TimesNEW DELHI: Swechha, a city-based NGO, has taken to crowdfunding to raise Rs 1 crore to plant 25,000 trees in Delhi-NCR as part of its initiative, monsoon wooding. “We are asking for a minimum contribution of Rs [...]

Crowdfund InsiderCrafting A Winning Equity Crowdfunding PitchCrowdfund InsiderA “pitch” is the information about your company, your team and the investment proposition. Founders often find pitching to be difficult and time-consuming. But pitching is a critical and necessary step to su [...]

U.S. News & World ReportHow to Invest in Equity CrowdfundingU.S. News & World ReportHistorically only venture capitalists and accredited investors – essentially the wealthiest 2 percent of the country – were allowed to invest in startups and small businesses, says Ryan Feit, C [...]

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