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SEC 33RD Small Business Forum on Capital Formation Recap

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CrowdFundBeat News Wire, By: Kim Wales, Wales Capital   November 26, 2014 – New York, NY The 2014 Securities and Exchange Commission Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation ensued on November 20, 2014 at the SEC…

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Germany’s New Rules for Crowdfunding

Germany’s New Rules for Crowdfunding

By Irene Tordera, CrowdFunding Beat Guest editor, A few months ago the German government released draft regulations to increase protections for retail investors. The draft received a lot of criticism from the German crowdfunding ecosystem, which…

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Indiegogo CEO: CrowdFunding and Access to Capital Can Change The World

How Crowdfunding will Change the Business World

How Crowdfunding will Change the Business World

By Eric Michaels Financing a project through online contributions, also known as crowdfunding, was initially met with skepticism and its detractors were repeatedly stunned by every success. Now, however, it has proven to be…

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Crowdfunding for Athletes

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CrowdFunding Beat News Wire, Sqor Inc., a social network focused exclusively on sports, isn’t following the typical social media roadmap. Just over a year after launch, the service still doesn’t have private messages or detailed…

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CFB Holiday Edition: CrowdFunding in Support of Amazing Nonprofits

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 Happy Holidays from CrowdFunding Beat family,  Do you want to be more engaged with nonprofits? Are you having a hard time finding great organizations to support? Meet Dollar a Day. Launched by Perry Chen, the…

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Star Citizen $64 million in CrowdFunding

Star Citizen $64 million in CrowdFunding

A number of crowdfunding campaigns have raised substantial sums over the past year or two, including$10 million for the Pebble watch and $13 million for the Coolest cooler. But the Star Citizen space-simulator game has…

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Community Banking, The Crowd and CrowdFunding

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By Steven Cinelli, CrowdFunding Beat  Sr. Editor, CEO PRIMARQ/REMARQ Personally, I have enjoyed the whitepaper series on community banking and its positioning and potential opportunities by aligning with the “crowd space”.  I believe the biggest…

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What CrowdFunding Is, and Isn’t

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BY Joel Block  CrowdFunding Beat News Guest Contributor, Real Estate Hedge Fund Manager; I get calls every week from alumni of the Syndication and Hedge Fund Symposium program, advising me that they have a “smoking hot…

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Sony Crowdfunding to Test the Market for FES Watch

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CrowdFunding Beat News Wire, The wearables market heats up with every company trying something, anything to attach their electronics to your body, it’s tough to know what will actually resonate with consumers. It’s so…

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Crowdfunding: You might not think you’re a stock tout…

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By SARA HANKS  CrowdFunding Beat News Guest Contributor, CEO/Founder, CrowdCheck, Sounds so disreputable, doesn’t it? But some of the SEC rules that apply to stock touts apply to several types of activity in the new online…

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Deleveraging America with P2P Lending

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By Dara Albright, CrowdFunding Beat Contributing Editor,  The debt side of crowdfinance – typically called P2P (“peer-to-peer”), online or marketplace lending – continues to mushroom at a neck breaking pace, attributable primarily to meatier yields…

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New Report on Community Banking and Crowdfunding

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CrowdFunding Beat News Wire, CommunityLeader, Inc., a technology and service leader in the emerging crowdfunding industry and Breakaway Funding, LLC, a new crowdfunding portal platform announced the joint publication of “Community Banks: Sink or…

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Waiting for Title III Of CrowdFunding Create an Accredited Investors Community

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By Irene Tordera CrowdFunding Beat guest editor,  Although Title III is not out yet, equity crowdfunding in the US is already changing the investing process, making it more efficient and less time consuming. Those…

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Two ways your pension fund is participating in Alternative Finance

Two ways your pension fund is participating in Alternative Finance

By Paul Higgins, CrowdFunding Beat guest Contributor, Grow VC Group. The range of financial institutions getting involved in so-called ‘Alternative Finance’ is expanding to a point at which we will soon have to drop the…

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Toronto StarIkea monkey crowdfunding launched to find him a bigger homeToronto StarThe sanctuary hopes to raise $490,000 online through its Darwin's Dream crowdfunding campaign to move Darwin and other primates in its care to the site of the former Northwood Zoo and Exotic Animal [...]

How To Make A Crowdfunding Video That WorksForbesAt AW/CS, AlleyWire's in-house content agency, we've seen requests for crowdfunding content leap from one to two a month, to dozens in recent quarters. So if you're thinking of creating a campaign, you'll be entering [...]

Crowdfunding Comparison - The New Business OpportunityForbesBy pulling together information from a broad range of rewards, equity and debt-based crowdfunding platforms, the company offers a means to make a direct comparisons between the various players in terms of the rates on offer, [...]

ABC OnlineLondon or bust: 10yo dyslexic Brisbane author uses crowdfunding to take his ...ABC OnlineA 10-year-old dyslexic Brisbane boy has raised money through crowdfunding to travel to the London Book Fair. Author Aedan Lias has self-published eights books despite having dyslexia and [...]

SFGateCrowdfunding razes a home to raise up a blockSFGateEven in a world full of bizarre crowdfunding ideas — like the Los Angeles comic who raised $6,000 to skywrite “How do I land?” — San Franciscan Gordon Young had trouble conjuring the elevator pitch for his dream. He wanted to ra [...]

LexShares, Out of Stealth, Brings Crowdfunding to Litigation FinancingXconomyThere may be money to be made in the courtroom, and not just by the parties facing off. That is the proposition from a New York-based startup that recently came out of stealth mode. LexShares developed a crow [...]

Wall Street JournalShould Crowdfunding Sites Do More to Vet Projects?Wall Street JournalBut during the fundraising, it drew flags online from some in the growing crowdfunding community, such as: How could such a perfect display be projected from such a small device? Why was there no w [...]

Business News DailyCrowdfunding Goes Mainstream: Trends and Tips for 2015Business News DailyWhether it's through Kickstarter or an equity platform, startups that have launched a crowdfunding campaign show how effective it can be to raise money through small contributions from a l [...]

TechCrunchCrowdfunding Ain't The BankTechCrunchFor example this week in crowdfunding two pieces of news underscored (for me at least) how badly many game developers handle change. They are the news that Frontier Developments abruptly decided to stop developing a key promised feat [...]

New York TimesSEC's Delay on Crowdfunding May Just Save ItNew York TimesWhile the Securities and Exchange Commission dawdles, states are rushing to adopt their own crowdfunding rules. Ironically, it may just be the thing that rescues crowdfunding from a regulatory death grip. In [...]

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