Monthly Archives: December 2014

WATCH: VCs Looking to Crowdfunding Sites for Investment Ideas

Top 10 Successful Crowdfunding Projects of 2014

CrowdFunding Beat Media,  The ten most successful crowdfunding projects of 2014 are:10. Stone Groundbreaking Collaborations $2,532,180…9. SCiO: Your Sixth Sense$2,762,571…8. Zombicide: Season 3$2,849,064…7. Axent Wear Cat Ear Headphones $2,930,631…6. The Dash – Wireless, Smart In-Ear Headphones$3,390,551…   5. The Micro: The First Truly Consumer 3D Printer $3,401,361…4. An Hour of Code $5,016,402…3. Reading Rainbow$5,408,916…2. Pono Music $6,225,354…1. The Coolest$13,285,226…

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Investment Crowdfunding in 2015


By Samuel S. Guzik  CrowdFunding Beat special–guest–contributor  A Much Needed Thaw in the Regulatory Gridlock For many focused on opening up new avenues of capital formation for SME’s in the US, or expanding investment opportunities for non-accredited investors, 2014 has largely been a year of waiting, hoping – and ultimately frustration. Even the final word from the SEC this year on the state of the investor, from the perspective of the newly created SEC Office of Investor Advocate, contained nothing of hope for the average investor. Specifically, the statutorily mandated year-end report of the SEC’s Office of Investor Advocate, quietly released on December 23, 2014, had no…

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CrowdFund Beat 2014 : Person of the Year – OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved


CrowdFunding Beat Media. By Desk editors  ourcrowd sponsor promo code Register for   ourcrowd  3rd Annual Silicon Valley Crowdfunding Conference on March 5th-6th. 2014 will be remembered as when “Crowdfunding” became a formal entry into the lexicons of financial services and social media.   A beacon of the “sharing economy”, crowd finance has evolved from meager online intermediation of a wishful funding for the a starving artist, to now an industry that has yielded two multi-billion dollar public offerings with more to come.   Certainly, the industry is gaining steam in various genres of finance – be it perquisite, corporate or real estate – and we expect 2014 to witness nearly $5 billion of…

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CEO’s 2015 Prediction on Real Estate Crowdfunding

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By CrowdFunding Beat News Wire, Prediction on Real Estate Crowdfunding in 2015. CFB has ask some of Real Estate Crowdfunding platform CEO’s to make predictions based on there knowledge and experience as what Industry and investors are expecting in 2015. Jilliene Helman CEO of Realty Mogul, “My prediction is that the IPO window for P2P companies will remain open, at least for the foreseeable future.  Wall Street will remain excited about the prospects of online origination and the scale that is associated with that and companies in this industry will continue to flourish in 2015.”     By Scott Picken is the CEO and founder of Wealth Migrate, From a global…

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Going Up: OurCrowd’s 2014 Year In Review [Infographic]


CrowdFunding Beat News Wire,  OurCrowd – the Israeli-based VC-equity crowdfunding platform where I was the 1st employee outside of Israel – has had an AMAZING year. Since launch in Feb 2013 we’ve invested $100 million into 56 companies that are feeding, healing and advancing the world. Check out this groovy infographic to see what we’ve done and how well are our startups are doing Have you invested in an Israel or global start-up yet? Become an angel investor and spread your wings with OurCrowd! OC year review 2014_infographic final from linkedincontent_4ea

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2015 Predictions of a Self-Proclaimed Crowdfinance Clairvoyant


by Dara Albright, CrowdFunding Beat Guest Editor,  This the season to reflect, predict and, for some, to even gloat a little. And by some, I mean “me”. I am proud to announce that every single one of my 2014 crowdfinance prognostications rang true. Just as I projected at the start of this year: Institutional as well as retail capital poured into P2P Equities-crowdfunding began to germinate through sell-side channels Non-Title III crowdfinancing structures are proving to be more viable solutions Venture capital was deployed into crowdfinance infrastructure plays According to arithmeticians, four out of four would equate to 100% accurateness – or some other percentage as…

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WATCH: Real Estate Crowdfunding Springs Up in China

Real Estate Crowdfunding Springs Up in China

CrowdFunding Beat News Wire, Dec 19, 2014 The concept of crowdfunding has changed the way that artists fund their creative projects and startups get capital to grow. Now, it’s changing the way buildings are bought. The new business model entered China this year. Reporter Chen Bin talked to the founder of a start-up website that specializes in real estate crowdfunding.  

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International Real Estate Crowdfunding Trends for 2015


By Scott Picken, CrowdFunding Beat Guest Contributor, CEO and Founder of Wealth Migrate   Think Globally: 4 International Real Estate Crowdfunding Trends for 2015 As the real estate market continues to change and evolve at lightning speed, it’s no wonder that new ways of investing are starting to replace the traditional methods. Thanks to real estate crowdfunding, investors now have unprecedented access to more international properties and markets than ever before and the need to “think globally” is a necessity to succeed. The widespread impact crowdfunding had on a global scale in 2014 caught many by surprise and it’s safe to say that the world is…

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Broker-Dealers and Crowdfunding

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By Mark Roderick , CrowdFunding Beat Guest Contributor,  The most challenging legal question in Title II Crowdfunding is who is required to be a broker-dealer and under what circumstances. The question is most acute for the officers of an issuer, those who direct the issuer’s activities and put the offerings together. Section 3(a)(4)(A) of the Securities and Exchange Act 1934 generally defines “broker” to mean “any person engaged in the business of effecting transactions in securities for others.” Section 15(a)(1) of the Exchange Act makes it illegal for any “broker. . . .to effect any transactions in, or to induce or attempt to induce the purchase or sale…

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WATCH: Accurate CrowdFunding Data and Online Investing Platforms

Peer 2 Peer Loans and Lending Club Stock?


by Joseph Hogue CrowdfundBeat Guest Contributor,   Investors can now invest indirectly in peer loans through stock in the world’s largest marketplace lender. What are the risks to investing in Lending Club stock and should you buy in? Lending Club (NYSE: LC) issued stock on the New York Stock Exchange last Thursday and raised $865 million on its offer of 57.7 million shares. The stock surged 56% in the first day of trading and closed Friday at $24.69 per share. At that price, the company is valued at $9.7 billion and an enterprise value 60 times expected sales of $165 million this year. Even on the potential for…

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Crowdfunding: the new buzzword for academics needing research moneyThe GuardianArchaeologist Dr David Petts, from Durham University, has also used crowdfunding, raising almost £25,000 to fund a project on Lindisfarne, off the Northumberland coast. The dig, in June, led to some signifi [...]

PBS NewsHourCrowdfunding raises $300000 in a week for ruby slippers restorationPBS NewsHourDorothy's iconic ruby slippers will shine in all their glitz and glory for years to come, thanks to the success of a crowdfunding campaign to preserve the “Wizard of Oz” treasures. Last Mon [...]

Airbitz, BitPay, and Wefunder leverage bitcoin and new US crowdfunding regulationBrave New CoinEquity crowdfunding platform, Wefunder, recently started accepting bitcoin. On the same day, popular bitcoin mobile wallet provider Airbitz announced the launch of its campaign on Wefunder t [...]

hypebot.comAriel Hyatt On Crowdfunding, New Book [INTERVIEW]hypebot.comArielHyattBookcaseHiRes-1-672x372 In this interview Ariel Hyatt, founder and owner of Cyber PR offers her two cents on crowdfunding and success strategies, delving into personal experience as well as offering takea [...]

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 [...]

Online Crowdfunding Seeing More Oversight From CCSD1380 KCIMFundraising to support school events and programs has been around for many years, but one way to generate money, online crowdfunding, has the Carroll ...and more » [...]

City-based startup gets crowdfundingThe HinduCrowdfunding, which is new to Visakhapatnam, has given a big push to a city-based startup to get ready to launch its healthcare app to provide all health related solutions. Incubated under NASSCOM 10,000 startup project here at Rushikonda, [...]

newsBTCAirbitz Launches Equity Crowdfunding Campaign To Develop New ...newsBTCAirbitz is looking to raise a minimum of US$100k during this equity crowdfunding campaign. So far, just US$2200 has been pledged.and more » [...]

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 [...]

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