Monthly Archives: October 2014

CFIRA Invites Crowdfunding Industry to second annual Regulatory and Advocacy Summit in Washington, D.C. November 21


CrowdFunding Beat News Wire, The Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA) will hold its second annual Regulatory and Advocacy Summit in Washington, D.C., on Friday, November 21 from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the Hart Building on Capital Hill.Attendees will network with fellow crowdfunding advocates, members of Congress, policymakers and industry thought leaders. The event’s half-day agenda will include a keynote address and span three core panels: Post-Election Review of Outcomes and How it Could Affect Regulations Crowdfinance Data Title III and Title IV Regulatory and Industry Updates   Some of the confirmed panelists include Sam Guzik of Guzik & Associates, Ryan Feit, Founder of SeedInvest, D.J. Paul, CSO of Propellr, and Chris Tyrrell, Founder of OfferBoard. Admission…

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CrowdFundBeat News Desk,  SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ —  The makers of Guiddoo, a popular personal tour guide app, have launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo in order to introduce a new version of their personal tour guide app for people who want to travel the world with confidence. This campaign has a funding goal of $20,000, which needs to be raised by December 5th in order to officially launch the new and improved Guiddoo App.  The original idea started when Guiddoo creator Nidhi Varma took a trip to the Eiffel Tower, a holiday she had wanted for a very long time. The trip did not…

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A Guide to Real Estate Crowdfunding Today

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OCTOBER 31, 2014 by ANDREW STEPHENSON Securities laws in the United States are based around the idea of disclosure and protection of the naïve investor from unscrupulous practices by issuers of securities —  the sophisticated guys duping the little guy.  However, for many early-stage companies, the sophisticated guys at the table are the investors.  Not only do they hold all the cards on the terms of the deal, they know exactly what type of recourse they have if things do not work out the way they would like. Take the rules surrounding securities fraud.  To succeed in a securities fraud claim the investor must show that the issuer made a…

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Top 10 Realtime CrowdFunding projects


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Congressman Patrick McHenry on New Regulation A+

Crowdfunding Has Not Killed Angel Investing Yet

BY MARTIN ZWILLING,  Entrepreneurs who require funding for their startup have long counted on self-accredited high net worth individuals (“angels”) to fill their needs, after friends and family, and before they qualify for institutional investments (“VCs”). New crowd funding platforms on the Internet, likeKickstarter and IndieGoGo, as well as the Jobs Act of 2012, are expected by many to ramp up regular people’s ability to fund new opportunities and kill the need for angel groups. I just don’t see it happening any time soon. I just finished a new book, “Angel Investing,” by a friend and one of the most active angel investors in New York, David S. Rose. David is…

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Why states are now creating their own crowdfunding rules

Why states are now creating their own crowdfunding rules

By AgBeat, Crowdfunding is changing, how states are keeping up Crowdfunding is rapidly changing, and on the forefront of that movement is Judd Hollas, Founder and CEO of EquityNet. As investors and businesses become fatigued with waiting on the federal government to set national regulations for the crowd funding industries, the states are stepping in. In his own words below, Hollas explains why states are creating their own crowdfunding rules: Over two years ago, President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startup Act (JOBS Act) into law; however, regulations for equity-based crowdfunding that would allow the average American citizen, who has less than a million…

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Key to Real Estate Crowdfunding Opportunity

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CrowdFunding Beat  By Jonathan Frutkin, CFB  Sr. Contributor,   The big crowdfunding story of 2014 is all about real estate. The major on-going challenge for real estate developers has always been to quickly find financial partners to make deals happen. To facilitate their deals, developers often have relationships with a handful of lenders and a handful of ultra-high net worth investors (like family offices or equity funds). Instead of limiting their financial partners, more and more experienced real estate professionals are turning to the Internet to raise money. Before September of last year, it wasn’t legally permissible for a company raising money to advertise their offering.…

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Want to be an angel investor? Here are 8 simple steps.


By Zack Miller Head of Investor Community/Partnerships at OurCrowd, Show of hands: Who heredoesn’t want to invest in the next Facebook or Google? Didn’t think so. The people who invest in startups have supplanted hedge fund managers as the investment rock stars of our age. What makes startup investing so thrilling is that unlike the passive investing common in the stock market (see ourUltimate Stock Market Investor’s Guide to Investing in Startups), angel investors have the opportunity to provide ongoing value with their experience… and Rolodexes. Whether you’re just kicking off your career as a venture capitalist or starting out in angel investing after making your money in…

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Reddit launches new crowdfunding website called Redditmade


BY CrowdFunding Beat News Wire,  Hello, mods of reddit! We are thrilled to announce an entirely new project that we hope will enhance your experience on reddit, create stronger subreddit communities, allow redditors to collaborate and support each other, and empower redditors to make a difference. We’ll be announcing this to the rest of the world tomorrow, but we wanted to make sure you had a chance to explore the site and even start creating and backing campaigns if you want to before everyone else does. So what is redditmade? redditmade is a new place to turn the best designs and products by the community into…

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SEC’s Crowdfunding rule proposal


By Matt Kitzi, States, issuers and investors find different crowdfunding methods for raising capital while waiting for the SEC 10.23.14 On October 23, 2013, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission staff proposed a 500+ page set of rules and regulations for Title III of the 2012 JOBS Act, better known as Crowdfunding. Crowdfunding was the most publicly discussed portion of the JOBS Act, but the Reg D general advertising change was finalized first, and the Reg A+ component may have generated more excitement in some circles. Now, one year after their proposal, the federal Crowdfunding rules have not been adopted or finalized, so the nascent securities…

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Mountain XpressFaces in the crowd: WNC crowdfunding initativesMountain XpressON THE SPOT: The scenes in Luke & Jo will be shot chronologically, which will allow for more improvisation in the dialogue, according to the feature film's crowdfunding page. Andie Morgenlander and E [...]

AZCentral.comTiny companies lure investors under Arizona crowdfunding lawAZCentral.comInvestors who make bets under the state's one-year-old crowdfunding law certainly have the potential to get in on the ground floor, but they must be patient and might not receive any returns. Th [...]

BloombergCouples Desperate For Children Turn to Crowdfunding FertilityBloombergCrowdfunding has become a popular mechanism for many couples who can't afford the high costs of IVF, or adoption and surrogacy. “It's not an easy thing to share publicly,” says Crystal Barrett, 33 [...]

MarketWatchWhy a crowdfunding site is giving out $10000 scholarshipsMarketWatchCrowdfunding site GoFundMe announced Thursday that it will award $10,000 to 10 students with pages on their site that fundraise for education. The award is part of a contest the site held throughout Septemb [...]

Huffington PostReal Estate Crowdfunding's Pathway of ChangeHuffington Post“Crowdfunding is just the Internet,” stated Attorney Mark Roderick as he opened last month's RealCap Chicago. RealCap is an annual conference that joins crowdfunding leaders and innovators to propel th [...]

BBC NewsNHS trust 'relies' on crowdfunding to equip wardBBC NewsAn NHS trust has launched a crowdfunding appeal to buy equipment for a new hospital unit because "it cannot get started without donations". The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) in Stanmore, n [...]

MottoIVF: More Couples Crowdfunding to Pay for Procedure - MottoMottoMore and more couples are turning to crowdfunding to fund costly in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments, Bloomberg reports.More Couples Who Can't Afford IVF Are Turning To Crowdfunding For HelpRomperCouples des [...]

EntrepreneurIs Crowdfunding Right for You? Answer These 7 Questions to Find Out.EntrepreneurCrowdfunding is a popular and increasingly accessible way to put your prospective product or business in front of millions of people. And, thanks to the visibility of massive success stories, t [...]

Boing BoingCrowdfunding a bike-lock that squirts vomit-inducing antipersonnel gas when cutBoing BoingThe Skunklock is a $109 crowdfunded gadget that contains pressurized vomit-inducing gas the creators call "Formula D_1," and which is intended to induce immediate vomiting wh [...]

WestwordProgressive-Rock Band Marillion Pioneered CrowdfundingWestwordThat was the beginning of crowdfunding for us — and for every band, really.” When it came time for the recording and release of the followup to the 1999 record, Kelly and the band realized that one of [...]

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