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A “Custvestor” – a new type of investor

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By Amilcar Chavarria , CrowdfundBeat Sr. Guest Editor , FinTech Entrepreneur  CEO fundpaas, A custvestor (noun) is a customer of a privately-held business that provides a product or service that s/he consumes AND an investor in the same business. In addition to being a cost-efficient, faster and friendlier source of capital for Small & Medium Sized Businesses (SMBs), custvestors also provide the highest level of brand loyalty since their “switching costs” increase as a result of investing and consuming in the same product or service. Also, investors that provide both cash and business support can be more valuable than funds alone. Origin of the word Custvestors were born as a result of the legalization of equity…

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Top 3 Family Office Trends

Top 3 Family Office Trends

Sang H. Lee CEO at DarcMatter, CrowdfundBeat  Sr. contributing guest editor, To many managers and advisors, family offices (FOs) represent an elusive category of investors operating within a fragmented and secretive space. What’s for certain, however, is that the…

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Funding Platform: What’s a “Bad Actor”?

Funding Platform: What’s a “Bad Actor”?

By Scott Purcell, Founder, CEO FundAmerica Per SEC rules, no company may raise capital if any officer, director, promoter or beneficial owner of 20% or more of its equity is a “Bad Actor”. So what is…

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4 Myths About Real Estate Crowdfunding

4 Myths About Real Estate Crowdfunding

By Nav Athwal, Founder & CEO at RealtyShares , CrowdFundBeat Sr. Guest Contributor. With the passage of the JOBS Act in late 2012, crowdfunding has caught fire and is being used to raise money for everything from startups to small…

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Decoding Crowd Finance

Decoding Crowd Finance

By Lauren Leibowitz, CrowdFundBeat Guest Contributor, Principal at 1st BridgeHouse Securities, LLC, Part 1: When Reviewing An Investment Opportunity   Entering the crowd finance world is very overwhelming with lots of numbers, unfamiliar words and acronyms being…

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Real Estate Firm Allegiancy Plans $30 Million Reg A+ Offer

Real Estate Firm Allegiancy Plans $30 Million Reg A+ Offer

CrowdFundBeat News Wire,  RICHMOND, Va. — Preparing for an expected doubling of is employees over the next two years, Allegiancy doubled its corporate footprint with a move into new headquarters.The strategic move is in…

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Young Business Leaders takeing first Steps with CROWDFUNDING

Young Business Leaders takeing first Steps with CROWDFUNDING

By: Daniel Ling, CrowdFundBeat guest Editor & offerboard.com July 20th, 2015– The crowdfunding space has offered a financing avenue for many young entrepreneurs across the world. Young business leaders have become exposed to the…

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Patch of Land Investment Results – 12% and on Target

Patch of Land Investment Results – 12% and on Target

By Mark Robertson CrowdFundBeat  Sr. Contributing Editor. President at CrowdDD, LLC, This is the fifth in a series of blog post about returns and tax implications from my crowdfunding investments from 2014.  The four post was about my investments…

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Realty Mogul CEO Jilliene Helman on online Investment

Shelf Offerings Under Regulation “A PLUS”

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by Charles Kaufman, CrowdFundBeat  contributing guest editor , securities counsel at Homeier & Law P.C., Among their less heralded innovations, the JOBS Act regulations allow an issuer to make public “shelf” offerings under so-called “Regulation A…

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VCs and Angels – don’t bother until you Crowdfund?

VCs and Angels – don’t bother until you Crowdfund?

By Hector Botero  CrowdFundBeat Sr. Contributing  Editor, President & CEO at iCrowdNewswire, LLC Could it be that venture capitalists, angel and other investors will one day require that you crowdfund your ideas before they will…

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4th Annual GCCB Conference – REGULATION A PLUS MASTER CLASS October 26, 2015

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      #GCCB2015 This very special event will sell out quickly and space is limited. Join us for the country’s first REG A PLUS Master Class training for professionals under the JOBS Act…

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Why Investors Should Consider Investing In Emerging Managers

Why Investors Should Consider Investing In Emerging Managers

Sang H. Lee CEO at DarcMatter, CrowdfundBeat  Sr. contributing guest editor, Definition There’s no set definition of what constitutes an emerging manager. Typically, these investment managers are newly formed and have a relatively small asset base of no more…

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Five Ways Millennials Are Influencing Real Estate

Five Ways Millennials Are Influencing Real Estate

By Nav Athwal, Founder & CEO at RealtyShares , CrowdFundBeat Sr. Guest Contributor. The real estate market is undergoing a tremendous shift. This is because of changes in generational and social attitudes. The effect is that first time homebuyers are…

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How Investors Can Protect Their Portfolio With Real Assets

How Investors Can Protect Their Portfolio With Real Assets

Written by Jordan Pasternak Investing in real assets can be a great way to protect capital in volatile market conditions. Real assets are physical or tangible assets that have value, such as real estate,…

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MIT Sloan: The killer app of Crowdfunding?


Christian Catalini, a professor at MIT Sloane School of Business, crowdfunding researcher

REPORT: Peer-to-Peer Lending and Crowdfunding

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CrowdFundBeat News Wire, Innovation occurs daily in the peer-to-peer (P2P) lending and crowdfunding world. Manatt lawyers and professionals know the legal and regulatory traps and can help you navigate your business in a cost-effective…

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6 Questions to Ask Before Investing in a Hedge Fund

6 Questions to Ask Before Investing in a Hedge Fund

By Sang H. Lee , CrowdfundBeat  contributing guest editor , CEO at DarcMatter, Before investing in a hedge fund, it is recommended that investors ask certain crucial questions about the fund manager, investment strategy, and deal terms. For…

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5 Advantages of Using Rule 506(c) for Private Offerings

5 Advantages of Using Rule 506(c) for Private Offerings

By Conner Trebour, wealthforge.com September 2013, the world of private investing became much more transparent. For 80 years before that, any company wanting to sell private securities was restricted to selling to their own network…

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SEC Finalizes Regulation A+ “Chart”

SEC Finalizes Regulation A+  “Chart”

By Brian Korn, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP,  Guest Editor CrowdFundBeat, Securities lawyers had a “first time in forever” moment on March 25, when the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted to approve landmark reforms…

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DEBT VS. EQUITY CROWDFUNDING

DEBT VS. EQUITY CROWDFUNDING

By Daniel Ling CrowdFundBeat contributing guest editor dling@offerboard.com  Crowdfunding is becoming increasingly regarded as the ideal future for startups and small-scale ventures. Across all debt-based and equity-based crowdfunding projects lies a sense of freedom and…

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Why Alternative Investments Help Reduce Market Risk

Why Alternative Investments Help Reduce Market Risk

By James Suh , Business Development at DarcMatter Many investors are never exposed to the diverse array of alternative investments. These opportunities are generally relegated to large institutional investors including endowments and pension funds. Additionally, the…

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China Is Poised to See Explosive Growth in Crowdfunding

China Is Poised to See Explosive Growth in Crowdfunding

Hector Botero  CrowdFundBeat Sr. Contributing  Editor, President & CEO at iCrowdNewswire, LLC The World Bank released a report on crowdfunding’s potential in the developing world. According to the Information for Development Program, China is one…

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Elio Motors, Crowdfunding campaign has attracted $21 million plus “non-binding”

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CrowdFundBeat News Wire, Elio Motors’s equity crowdfunding campaign has attracted more than $ 21 million in expressed non-binding interest from nearly 5,000 potential investors in 19 days. (Earlier post.) Elio Motors’ goal is to…

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Venture capital and angel investing made efficient – crowdfunding is a better mousetrap

Venture capital and angel investing made efficient – crowdfunding is a better mousetrap

by Hector Botero, CrowdFundBeat Sr. Contributing Guest Editor, Could it be that crowdfunding, venture capital and angel investing can come together and consolidate into a new financial market model. A financial market with wide…

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Crowdfund Investing in Commercial Real Estate’s Top Performing Sector?

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CrowdFundBeat News Wire, (PRLEAP.COM) LENEXA, KANSAS, July 9, 2015 — Bridge Capital Management, LLC, a pioneer in Senior Housing commercial real estate crowdfund investing, unveiled an innovative private equity fund allowing accredited investors to…

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Use Crowdfunding to Find High Yields & ROI

Use Crowdfunding to Find High Yields & ROI

By Mark Robertson CrowdFundBeat  Sr. Contributing Editor. President at CrowdDD, LLC, Currently, BankRate reports the best one-year bank CDs rates are 1.25%. The U.S. inflation calculator says that the inflation rate for the year of 2014 was 1.6%. This means leaving money in…

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ABC NewsWhy Crowdfunding for Medical Expenses Doesn't Always WorkABC NewsWhen Alicia Wheatley of Tacoma, Washington, worried about how to to pay for the ongoing medical care her toddler needs to treat an eye disorder, she found help in an unlikely place: Online crowdfunding. Whea [...]

Crowdfund InsiderGlobal Real Estate Crowdfunding Site Wealth Migrate Looks to Asia for Rapid ...Crowdfund InsiderScott Picken is based in South Africa but he clearly thinks big when considering the addressable market for his real estate crowdfunding platform Wealth Migrate. It is his [...]

EntrepreneurCrowdfunding or a Small-Business Loan: What's Best for Your Company?EntrepreneurThe crowdfunding site Kickstarter might be best known for funding films, games and products -- like Pebble, the Palo Alto-based smartwatch whose maker raised more than $20.3 million in Mar [...]

Business Insider AustraliaAustralian Treasury Drafts New Guidelines for Crowdfunding; Opponents Share ...Crowdfund InsiderAustralia Flag The Australian federal government's proposed expansion of access to crowdfunding for businesses falls short of the hoped-for system, according [...]

whnt.comCrowdfunding: The pros and cons of campaigning Onlinewhnt.comCrowdfunding websites and projects produced by charitable organizations that have received 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status provide more opportunities for verification. Give to individuals you know. It is safest to give t [...]

Crowdfunding goes greenBoston GlobeRather than partner with a well-known crowdfunding platform, like GoFundMe, Indiegogo or Kickstarter, Sudbury Valley Trustees teamed up with WorthWild, a Norfolk company that specializes in environmental fundraising projects. Cofounded by Kyle Pribis [...]

ObserverThe Jewish Tinder Attempts Crowdfunding Campaign to Save Itself From JDateObserverJSwipe's Indiegogo campaign to fund its legal defense against JDate is another wrinkle in the evolving role of crowdfunding in tech entrepreneurship. While the practice has largely been tout [...]

MetroThis guy is crowdfunding becoming a millionaireMetroWemadeamillionaire.com has already raised £7,599 as part of a 90-day social experiment online said to be 'like no other'. The experiment, launched on July 28, aims to make a 'stranger' on the internet stinkin [...]

NorthJersey.comStartups could crowdfund under bill before ChristieNorthJersey.comMore recently, crowdfunding sites have enabled donors to become shareholders or owners. That put these efforts in the domain of state securities laws that require sellers of securities to register with th [...]

Crowdfund InsiderIn With The In Crowd? The Entrepreneur's Guide To Crowdfunding (Or Not)ForbesSome entrepreneurs wonder if they should bypass traditional investors and go with crowdfunding, based on the assumption that it's easier to raise money that way. While it's tru [...]

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