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Weighing Crowdfunding VS. Small- Business Loans for Financial Growth

Weighing Crowdfunding VS. Small- Business Loans for Financial Growth

By: Daniel Ling, CrowdFundBeat guest Editor & offerboard.com Studies have found that successful crowdfunded projects or businesses depend on two main drivers: the marketability of the product and a large number of backers. Having a sexy, marketable project or product allows for greater ease with outreach. Furthermore, it’s critical to have a large support base of friends, family, community members, and online followers. These people function not only as funders but also promoters. These are just a few essential characteristics of successful small businesses, among many other critical business development components. Equally as important as having a supportive network is the choice to fund a…

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CrowdRabbit™ Launches National CrowdFunding Search Engine

CrowdFunding Beat News Wire, Investors can search and receive listing notificatCHARLOTTE (PRWEB) December 08, 2014 Built by a team of commercial real estate, financial services and entrepreneurship experts, CrowdRabbit™ is the first comprehensive searchable directory that pulls crowdfunding projects from multiple platforms in every space. In addition to the directory, investors seeking equity-based investments will have access to CrowdRabbit’s resource center. First time investors, as well as veteran investors, can find help with choosing an investment, managing risk, learning rules and regulations, reviewing crowdfunding term glossaries and more. With the growth of crowdfunding and the limitless platforms and sites available, it can be difficult for…

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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 raised so much from fans of creator Chris Roberts that it makes both of those look like a child’s lemonade stand — this week, the team behind the game announced that it had crossed the $63 million mark, and the money is still rolling in. Star Citizen began with a Kickstarter campaign almost exactly two years ago, in November of 2012, a campaign that initially sought to raise $500,000 and wound up raising more…

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CrowdFunding Site, Lists, Data, Analytics, Research, Statistics, Reports, Infographic

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CrowdFunding Lists, Data, Analytics, Research, Statistics, Reports, Infographic

CrowdFunding Lists, Data, Analytics, Research, Statistics, Reports, Infographic

Crowdfunding Beat Data Center. TOP 100 CrowdFunding Platforms, who’s Who of CrowdFunding Professionals, Top 10 Real Estate CrowdFunding Top Ranking CrowdFunding Website, TOP 5 Renewable Energy Crowdfunding Platforms, Funding Rounds for Platforms Crowdfunding Platform Rates & Policy, Top 1% of Angel Investors, Top 100 CrowdFunding Campaigns chart Top 100 Kickstarter projects NOW!, Interview| Research | Education | Videos, TOP Crowdfunded & VC-Funded Hardware Companies, Peer-to-Peer CrowdFunding: P2P Report, CrowdFunding 2020 Vision, Research – Publications White Label Crowdfunding Software, Crowdlanding Analytics, Top Ranking CrowdFunding Industry Websites Top 10 CrowdFunding Conference, Venture Capital & Kickstarter & Indiegogo Hardware Projects The Crowdfunded Hardware Ecosystem, UC Berkeley CrowdFunding Report,…

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CrowdFunding Lists, Data, Analytics, Research, Statistics, Reports, Infographic

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iFunding to launch first real-estate crowdfunding app

iFunding to launch first real-estate crowdfunding app

REW Staff | MARCH 4, 2014 | Real Estate Weekly – Tech startup iFunding is developing a real-estate crowdfunding app for smartphones and tablets. Co-founders Sohin Shah and William Skelley told Real Estate Weekly that they hope to launch the program in late April. It could become the first app launched by a real-estate specific crowdfunding platform in the U.S., enabling users to make multimillion-dollar investments on the go. So far, only larger crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter, which focuses on consumer goods, offer apps. “The entire world is moving to mobile devices. It’s the same reason why you can trade stocks or do e-banking with…

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‘Star Citizen’ CrowdFunding Exceeds $39 Million

‘Star Citizen’ CrowdFunding Exceeds $39 Million

CrowdFundBeat News Wire : Star Citizen will not require a subscription not be free-to-play, it will will be available for a one-time purchase. And while players will be able to play in the Star Citizen universe for free, there will also be virtual items available for purchase with in-game credits so players can customize their ships and other items. While the Kickstarter campaign ended late 2012, Chris Roberts’ Cloud Imperium has kept on racking in donations through its official website and in the months since the end of the Kickstarter has added an additional $37 million, for a total of more than $39 million in…

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CrowdBouncer raised $437,500 in funding for crowdfunding software

CrowdBouncer raised $437,500 in funding for crowdfunding software

David Robinson | February 10, 2014 | Buffalo News – CrowdBouncer Inc., a Buffalo start-up that provides software to help crowdfunding websites deal with new federal regulations, has raised $437,500 in funding from Rand Capital Corp. and a state-backed investment fund. CrowdBouncer was the brainchild of chief executive Robert Carbone, who founded the company two years ago after examining the regulatory issues that private equity fundraising would face under the federal JOBS Act. Keith Blakely, the chief executive of the InVentures Group, provided start-up capital and serves on CrowdBouncer’s board of directors. Carbone said CrowdBouncer’s software can help investors and companies manage the increased regulatory…

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Intrastate CrowdFunding

Intrastate CrowdFunding

By Donald Quinn, Low access to capital, heavy regulations and burdensome taxes are some of the reasons businesses choose to leave Maryland. The right crowd-funding legislation can change one of those while we work on changing the other two. In April of 2012, the United States Congress passed a bill that if implemented correctly could have far-reaching consequences on small businesses and jobs across the nation. Called the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) ACT, the ACT has two key components on which the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) would have to take action. The first was to allow companies who planned to sell securities or…

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Revolutionizing Real Estate Through Crowdfunding

Revolutionizing Real Estate Through Crowdfunding

The applications for crowdfunding are endless. Up until this point, we’ve seen sundry creative, technological and even bio-medical projects thrive, but one industry slow to join-in has been real estate. Unlike these other areas, it’s hard for entrepreneurs in real estate to get their foot in the door financially, as there are less programs, grants and basic funding options available. But this is precisely why crowdfunding real estate works, and now it’s beginning to catch on. Crowdfunding real estate enables the public to invest in what used to be an exclusive market. Instead of several large contributions made from deep-pocketed investors and private-equity firms, hundreds of locals can pitch-in for ownership of…

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Crowdfunding And Shipping: ShopLocket Launches Pre-Order Platform

Crowdfunding And Shipping: ShopLocket Launches Pre-Order Platform

There’s an increasing opportunity in helping hardware startups bring their products to market, and Toronto ecommerce startup ShopLocket has identified a key area in that process where they might be able to help out, and pick up some new business in the process. The company is introducing its new pre-order platform at the Glazed Wearable conference in San Francisco today, giving hardware startups and product-based companies a way to book sales of devices before they ever hit the production lines. Often companies like Pebble will launch on Kickstarter, bringing in considerable interest from an early adopter crowd during a campaign that could span a month…

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Forbes4 Dirty Little Secrets Of Crowdfunding And Why You Should Still Do ItForbesI wasn't prepared for what would happen when I jumped into the murky crowdfunding waters. Before you end up splashed with cold water like I was, here are ...and more » [...]

Forbes7 Ways To Generate PR For Your Crowdfunding CampaignForbesAs a contributor to Forbes, I've seen thousands of pitches from companies using crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. The senders are generally in a state of desperation, frantically trying to get me [...]

Mountain XpressFaces in the crowd: WNC crowdfunding initiatives | Mountain XpressMountain XpressEach week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a ...and more » [...]

Equity Crowdfunding: What Kinds of Businesses Are Being Funded ...Motley FoolEquity crowdfunding has taken off since the passing of the JOBS Act, with businesses and investors of all types taking advantage of the new opportunity.and more » [...]

The Star OnlineCrowdfunding: Crowded with failures - Tech News | The Star OnlineThe Star OnlineCrowdfunding is great when it works. However, the technology landscape is littered with crowdfunding failures.and more » [...]

EntrepreneurHow to Launch a Successful Crowdfunding ProjectEntrepreneurThis is exactly what Andrew Thomas did. Thomas is the co-founder of Skybell, an interactive video doorbell for your smart home. Thomas went right into the heart of entrepreneurship when he became one of the top 10 [...]

Fraud concerns prompt JustGiving to verify victim crowd-fundingBBC NewsFor the first time, the company has taken direct control of a crowd-funding page, which any individual can set up. Concerns were raised over a fund for the family of Aysha Frade, after a person who set up the page [...]

Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter has seen 10000 games recieve full fundingPocket Gamer.BizThe platform states that $613 million has been raised across the projects by 2.46 million different people. Of those people, 1.45 million had backed more than one project. The very first games p [...]

Five garden crowdfunding projects to back this springThe Guardian (blog)Five garden crowdfunding projects to back this spring. From giving women at Yarl's Wood a place to garden, to transforming a Glasgow community's soft drinks habit, these projects are all seeking funds to [...]

Eater SeattleBlack and Tan Hall Making Final Push to Open With Crowdfunding ...Eater SeattleBlack and Tan Hall, an upcoming music venue/restaurant project in Hillman City that aims to unite the diverse neighborhood, is nearly open. The owners are ...and more » [...]

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