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The Good, the Bad & Excellent of CrowdFunding

The Good, the Bad & Excellent of CrowdFunding

CFB News Desk, Crowd funding: Can this overcome the funding challenge? August 18, 2014 By, IKENNA OBI, The major challenge for every average entrepreneur is securing funds to finance a business idea. The banks are reluctant to give loans; possibly because they are afraid the loans may become homing pigeons. Family, relatives, friends think the ideas are not worth their money. And you don’t have enough to even set the business idea in motion. Frustration sets in and the idea dies. This experience is common…

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STAR CITIZEN CROWDFUNDING ROCKETS PAST $51 MILLION

STAR CITIZEN CROWDFUNDING ROCKETS PAST $51 MILLION

By Will Fulton —   Star Citizen, which is Wing Commander creator Chris Roberts’ hugely ambitious return to gaming with his new studio Cloud Imperium Games, has, at time of this writing, surpassed $51 million in its record-setting crowdfunding campaign.…

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Why VCs Love CrowdFunding?

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By, Steven A. Cinelli. CrowdFundBeat Sr. contributing editor August 18, 2014 With all the conversation about the perspective of the venture capital industry on the nascent crowdfunding space, it is becoming clear that VCs will…

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Speech translation company raising series A on RockThePost

Speech translation company raising series A on RockThePost

August 18, 2014 – SpeechTrans is revolutionizing translation services and they are raising the money to do it with a crowdfunding campaign on RockthePost.com, a crowdfunding platform that is part of Onevest. According to…

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Seed Equity, Founded by Ernst and Young Entrepreneur and the Year, Launches U.S. Registered Broker-dealer and Online Equity-based Investing Platform for Startups

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Seed Equity opens its equity-based crowdfunding platform to a global audience of investors and startups. Founder Todd Crosland previously started and sold Interbank FX. Seed Equity CTO is a Stanford Computer Science graduate who…

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Real Estate CrowdFunding VS Traditional Real Estate Investment

Real Estate CrowdFunding VS Traditional Real Estate Investment

By Anthony J. Zeoli, Ever find yourself dreaming of being the next Donald Trump and building a huge residential tower? Or better yet, putting up a luxury hotel in Vegas? Well now you can ……

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Launching Seed Equity Ventures on August 19th!

Launching Seed Equity Ventures on August 19th!

CrowdFunding Beat News Wire, Seed Equity, founded by Ernst and Young Entrepreneur and the year, launches U.S. Registered Broker-dealer and online equity-based investing platform for Startups •Seed Equity opens its equity-based crowdfunding platform to…

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Crowdfunding OIL & GAS

Crowdfunding OIL & GAS

CrowdFunding News Wire, EnergyFunders.com Announces Historic Launch, UPDATE: The first ever oil and gas well to be crowdfunded was the Wilson #2, just 9 days after the launch of EnergyFunders. EnergyFunders.com is a new…

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How to Build an Organic List Before You Launch Your Crowdfunding Campaign

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By Heather Hairgrove, If you’re getting ready to launch a crowdfunding campaign, or you’re campaign is live, I hope you started off by telling all your friends on Facebook, Google+, or any other connections you have…

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Crowdfunding to Pitch In for Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch

Crowdfunding to Pitch In for Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch

CFB News Desk,  Mark Blackwell, a screenwriter and former SPIN Magazine editor, has launched a crowd funding campaign on GoFundMe.com to raise $75 million to purchase Neverland ranch. So it looks like Michael Jackson’s…

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7 Ways To Ask For Money… (That Aren’t Too Uncomfortable)

7 Ways To Ask For Money… (That Aren’t Too Uncomfortable)

By Erin Kienzle, CFB guest contributor, You know those guys that stand on the street corner asking for spare change?  They’re crowdfunding. Maybe they’re crowdfunding their dinner, their drinking habit or simply pan handling… but…

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Good news for Crowdfunders. Neil Young’s ‘Pono’ at 110% of Goal,

Good news for Crowdfunders. Neil Young’s ‘Pono’ at 110% of Goal,

CFB News Wire, PonoMusic passed their initial campaign goal of $2.5M, receiving $2M in new commitments since their public launch.   What Makes Pono Music So Special? As Pono explains, “CD lossless tracks have…

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Crowdfunding Industry Spotlight : Amanda Barbara

Crowdfunding Industry Spotlight : Amanda Barbara

 by Josef Holm . Amanda L. Barbara is the vice president and co-founder ofPubslush, a global crowdfunding and analytics platform for the literary world.   A philanthropist at heart, she serves on the board of directors for the…

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How Kickstarter Turned Into the Venture Capitalist’s Best Friend

How Kickstarter Turned Into the Venture Capitalist’s Best Friend

By Joshua Brustein, Oculus VR attracted $91 million in Venture capitalist funding before being bought by Facebook for $2 billion. It turns out that people who are good at raising money through crowdfunding campaigns…

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New crowdfunding rules would let D.C. businesses raise as much as $2M

New crowdfunding rules would let D.C. businesses raise as much as $2M

By Anthony J. Zeoli CFB guest contributor, It appears that the Washington D.C. Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (DISB) may have little faith in the promise of the SEC Chairman, Mary Jo White,…

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Students turn to crowdfunding to pay for collegeWFAA"It does cost somewhere between five hundred dollars a month and one thousand dollars a month for a newborn to start funding for college if you want to fully fund," Natalie Brinkman of Prosperwell Financial pointed out for [...]

New York MagazinePaying Journalists in Ferguson Is Good, But Crowdfunding Won't Save the News ...New York MagazineYou see, an Oakland-based crowdfunding start-up called Beacon (not to be confused with the Washington Free Beacon, a conservative tabloid) is making it possible for m [...]

$1.9 Million and Counting: How Stone Brewed Up the Largest Brewery ...Brewbound.com“For Stone to do a public crowdfund is just unnecessary and I think a lot of people feel that way,” Scot Blair, the owner of Hamilton's Tavern, a well-known craft beer bar in San Diego, told Brewbo [...]

How To Become A Crowdfunding Success Story: Globally Recognized Expert ...ForbesIn 2013, the World Bank commissioned a study that examined the global potential and long-term impact of crowdfunding—a relatively new practice of raising small amounts of money from a large group of consum [...]

Crowdfund InsiderThe Investor's Guide To Real Estate CrowdfundingForbesWith 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 businesses. In fact, in 2013 alone, crowdfunding, which includ [...]

Wall Street Journal (blog)Crowdfunding startup GroundFloor leaving Triangle, raises $1MWRAL Tech WireThe crowdfunding company focused on real estate "crowdlending" also has raised $1 million in new funding. Co-founders Brian Dally and Nick Bhargava announced the decision to [...]

Crowdfund InsiderCrowdfunding campaign for Jibo robot extended, hits $1.75MBoston Business Journal (blog)The crowdfunding campaign for Jibo, the social robot made by the Weston-based company of the same name, has been extended until Sept. 14 and the company has banked $1.75 million to [...]

Crowdsourcing.orgRich and famous adopting crowdfunding, but stardom alone is not enoughPittsburgh Post-GazetteHoping to raise enough for three separate films, he opened an account with San Francisco-based crowdfunding site Indiegogo and embarked on a campaign to generate half a millio [...]

Crowdfund InsiderHubbub, Crowdfunding for Universities, Raises Equity on CrowdcubeCrowdfund InsiderHubbub is a crowdfunding platform. They offer their services to universities and other educational entities to fundraise for student projects, faculty or just about whatever the institut [...]

ForbesLondon Is Now The World's Crowdfunding CapitalForbesJust over 250,000 crowdfunding campaigns have been launched internationally this year so far. The UK's capital, London, is leading the charge in terms of cities, with 12 new crowdfunding projects launching on average [...]

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