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Richard Swart speaks at #CFGE SF Banking and Lending Summit: The Future of Crowdfunding

5 Tips For Food Companies Preparing To Equity Crowdfund

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By Gil Michel-Garcia, CrowdFunding Beat Guest Contributor, I have been asked by many of my colleagues for a simple checklist on how to prepare a food company to do an equity crowdfunding raise. Here…

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Crowdfunding for Beginners – New Book

Crowdfunding for Beginners – New Book

By Brian Koscak, CrowdFunding Beat guest contributor, How to Raise Money for Start-Ups, Early Stage Enterprises, Charities and Non-Profits   Late this summer, a new crowdfunding book was released by serial author Iain Williamson…

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Cash Crowd: Crowdfunding on CNBC

Handbook For A New Era Of Crowdfunding

Handbook For A New Era Of Crowdfunding

Editor’s note: Sandeep Sood is founder of Oakland, Calif.-based Monsoon+RainFactory, a product house that conceptualizes, designs, develops and markets mobile and web applications. Ever been to Indiegogo? Kickstarter? Spend any cash? What’d you leave…

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This debunked Kickstarter project may be the biggest crowdfunding fail to date

This debunked Kickstarter project may be the biggest crowdfunding fail to date

Caitlin Dewey | Washington Post | October 16, 2014 – When it launched on Oct. 11, the Anonabox was hailed as a revolution in Internet browsing, a cheap, easy-to-use tool that could help users…

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Peer-to-peer lender Lending Club picks NYSE for IPO -FT

Peer-to-peer lender Lending Club picks NYSE for IPO -FT

NEW YORK, Oct 19 Yahoo – Lending Club, the world’s largest online marketplace directly connecting borrowers and investors, has chosen the New York Stock Exchange for its initial public offering, the Financial Times reported…

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Equity Crowdfunding Takes Another (Small) Step Forward

Equity Crowdfunding Takes Another (Small) Step Forward

BY CADE METZ,Mark Dyne knows a thing or two about investing money in the youngest of tech startups. He was one of the first investors in Skype, the internet communications outfit now owned by Microsoft,…

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Equity crowdfunding – a new way of financing early-stage startups

Equity crowdfunding – a new way of financing early-stage startups

By Vali Birzoi October 17, 2014, Crowdfunding websites raised last year no less than $5.1 billion and this newborn industry is expected to grow by more than 92% in 2014. No wonder that it…

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CrowdFunding: New Report Explores Few Companies Embrace Full JOBS Act Perks

CrowdFunding:  New Report Explores Few Companies Embrace Full JOBS Act Perks

Crowdfunding Beat News Desk, October 15, 2014  Palo Alto, CA – Paul Hastings Study of JOBS Act Era IPOs Reveals Few Companies Embrace Full JOBS Act Perks Report Explores Emerging Growth Companies’ Corporate Governance Challenges and Trends…

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Global Development and Perspective on Crowdfunding with Jason Best

Does Crowdfunding Democratize Access to Capital? Review of Early Evidence [video]

Does Crowdfunding Democratize Access to Capital? Review of Early Evidence

By Richard Swart, PhD – CrowdFunding Beat Guest Contributor, Research Director, Crowdfunding Capital Advisors, Director of Crowdfunding Research, UC Berkeley Monday, October 13, 2014 Having watched the evolution of the crowdfunding industry these past few…

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Should I Contribute to Crowdfunding Campaigns (Like Kickstarter?)

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by Alan Henry, Dear GoFundYourself, It’s tricky to be sure, and while we’ve explained how to vet a Kickstarter project before you back it, all of the good vetting in the world won’t change things if the…

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Crowdfunding Industry Spotlight: David Drake

Crowdfunding Industry Spotlight: David Drake

By Josef Holm, Crowdfunding Beat guest editor, Editor’s Note: Each week I put a crowdfunding industry thought leader in the spotlight and ask them ten questions to inspire and educate. This week I am…

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Going beyond “Crowdfunding”

Going beyond “Crowdfunding”

By Michael Raneri, CrowdFunding Beat Guest Contributor, How the JOBS Act is Helping Issuers and Investors Improve Capital Flow via Alternative Investments Last year’s JOBS Act radically rewrote the rules for “general solicitation,” making…

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PC GamerUber Entertainment cancels faltering Human Resources crowdfundingPC GamerAlas, as good as the idea is, it wasn't quite good to separate enough people from their crowdfunding dollars. The decision to pull the plug was announced today by John Comes, the design director at d [...]

New Crowdfunding Association in Europe Wants to Shape the Industry for the ...Crowdsourcing.orgWith crowdfunding continuing to grow in Europe, a new industry body, the European Equity Crowdfunding Association (EECA), formed in late May to represent specifically equity- and debt-based [...]

The Myth Of Magical Crowdfunding -- And What Actually WorksForbesI've been reporting on crowdfunding since it first started to take off in the U.S., around the time crowd-lending site Prosper.com debuted here in 2006. Now, it seems every startup owner and creative artist I meet h [...]

Equities.comCrowdfunding Must Get Back to Its RootsEquities.comThere have been two articles or reports that have been published since June 2014, which could spell disaster for Crowdfunding unless its leaders get Crowdfunding heading back to its community roots. The first was a June ar [...]

People MagazineNew TV Channel Uses Crowdfunding to Help Musicians Make It BigPeople MagazineNow, DirectTV is leaning on crowdfunding as a springboard for independent musicians with the New Music Channel, providing a means for emerging artists to share their work and connect with fans. [...]

Employees Launch Crowdfunding Campaign on Bulb to Save 165-Year-Old ...Crowdfund InsiderViana then added he decided to use the crowdfunding method after being refused bank loans. After the unexpected success of the project, Vianaa thanked the 1,100 backers on the factory's Facebo [...]

Crowdfund InsiderMaryland Securities Commissioner Finalizes Rules for Intrastate CrowdfundingCrowdfund InsiderThere are two important differences between the Maryland intrastate exemption and many of the other state-based crowdfunding laws. First, Maryland has limited the amount and t [...]

Social Entrepreneur Completes Seed Round Via CrowdfundingForbesImperative, a social enterprise seeking to help millennials find their purpose, recently completed its seed round using the investment crowdfunding site Onevest. We've previously covered both Imperative, founded by Aa [...]

TechCrunch (blog)Handbook For A New Era Of CrowdfundingTechCrunch (blog)On the surface, crowdfunding seems to defy logic. Economists find the phenomenon of crowdfunding startling. If you think like an economist, crowdfunding shouldn't work. But it does. And those who understand w [...]

TechCrunch (blog)Bitcoin 2.0 Crowdfunding Is Real CrowdfundingTechCrunch (blog)Kickstarter, Indiegogo and all the other traditional platforms act as the trusted third party that enables a crowdfunding campaign. Thanks to them, a backer can feel confident that the money he sends to the [...]

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