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Marketing for Crowdfunding

By Ashleigh Everston  CrowdfundBeat Guest Contributor, Influencer Marketing for Crowdfunding: An Equation for Success! Crowdfunding is the first step towards successful entrepreneurship. Without having the right financiers in your pocket, you cannot make your dream startup a reality. You may say that the financers are your primary target audience to position your startup venture. To promote a potential business idea, you needa support system of people who can promote your brand to the right audience, and who can do this better than influencers. Influencers are industry experts who give their insights into best practices and trending topicsof a particular area of field. These are the people who…

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THE INCONVENIENT TRUTH: MOST STARTUPS FAIL

BY Lauren Leibowitz, Principal at 1st BridgeHouse Securities, LLC, CrowdfundBeat Sr. Guest editor, This blog is a part of a 3 blog series. Click here to read Part 1: The apples and oranges of Crowdfunding – Reward/ Donation Crowdfunding is not investing. PART 2: THE INCONVENIENT TRUTH: MOST STARTUPS FAIL The Risk Vs Reward tradeoff in the PIPR Market Startups can fail for many different reasons and most do!  Within the Final Regulation Crowdfunding Rules, the SEC comments about theSurvival Rates for Startups and Small Businesses Startups and small businesses that lack tangible assets or business experience needed to obtain conventional financing might turn to securities-based crowdfunding in reliance…

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Research Study: 7 Stats from 100,000 Crowdfunding Campaign

By Amy Yeh Crowdfund Beat Guest post, If you’ve decided to start a crowdfunding campaign, it’s probably for an idea that you’ve been thinking about for awhile. You’re ready to take charge and turn your dream into a reality. Crowdfunding is an excellent option for anyone to fund what matters to them, whether it’s a band’s latest album, short film, hot new gadget, college tuition, medical expenses… the list goes on and on. We want every campaigner to be set up for success, so we took a look at the numbers and statistics behind 100,000 Indiegogo campaigns* to see what’s working and what’s not. Here…

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Reg A – Broker-Dealer Issues & Opportunitiese

Reg A – Broker-Dealer Issues & Opportunitiese

By Scott Purcell,  Fund America Founder & CEO, CrowdFundBeat Guest post Situation: Reg A presents issuers, broker-dealers and other industry professionals with a fantastic new tool for raising capital. Many others have already done an overview of the rules, so I’m just going to dive into a couple of specific items you need to be aware of. As FundAmerica is now servicing numerous live Reg A offerings, and our customers (broker-dealers and platforms) have another 65 offerings in process, we are in a unique position to be the first to get bloodied/educated as these deals start getting done. Issue: Form 211 If the shares are to…

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JOBS Act SEC Approval of FINRA Rules

CrowdFundBeat Data Center  SEC Approval of FINRA Funding Portal Rules and Related Forms Effective Date: January 29, 2016 Title III equity crowdfunding campaigns. Title III fundraising, a new system approved last October that will go into effect on May 16, 2016, allows issuers to raise up to $1M via equity crowdfunding. For the first time in history, small businesses can trade an equity stake in all future profits in exchange for a valuable influx of funds, without the burden of registering with the SEC.   (JOBS) Act SEC Approval of FINRA Funding Portal Rules

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Report: China Internet Crowdfunding and Wealth Management Industry

Report: China Internet Crowdfunding and Wealth Management Industry

CrowdFundBeat News Wire, LONDON, Jan. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Main business models of Internet finance include: (1) third-party payment; (2) network lending (P2P and network microcredit); (3) crowdfunding; (4) Internet wealth management; (5) Internet consumer finance; (6) virtual currency; (7) Internet financial portal; (8) guarantee; (9) credit investigation system. The report focuses on Internet crowdfunding and Internet wealth management industries. Crowdfunding Industry Crowdfunding refers to the model that project sponsors release their creative ideas on Internet platforms to raise funds and, in return, give investors material objects, services or equities. It includes mainly rewards-based crowdfunding, equity-based crowdfunding, and donation-based crowdfunding. The first crowdfunding platform appeared…

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To Tap the Full Benefits of Reg A+, Test the Waters Before Diving In

To Tap the Full Benefits of Reg A+, Test the Waters Before Diving In

By Scott Andersen, CrowdfundBeat Guest Contributor, Principal at finLawyer.com While we are waiting for the 180 days or so before Regulation Crowdfunding becomes effective, an issuer may wish to consider other options presently available that permit nonaccredited investor participation.  Reg A+ offers some attractive options for a small issuer that needs to raise capital to grow its business.  You can raise up to fifty million dollars.  All fifty states are preempted from regulating a Tier II securities offering.  Yes, and nonaccredited investors, or investors not considered to be wealthy, may invest.  And the shares are free trading.  But of all these benefits available with Reg A…

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SEC Proposed Changes to Rule 147 and Rule 504 33-9973 [document]

SEC Proposed Changes to Rule 147 and Rule 504 33-9973 [document]

CrowdfundBeat Data Center , The SEC today also proposed amendments to Rule 147 and Rule 504.  The changes would facilitate intrastate crowdfunding and regional crowdfunding efforts. Rule 504 is also available to non-US resident companies that comply with the rule requirements.   SEC Proposed Changes to Rule 147 and Rule 504 33-9973

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Title III Rules of JOBS Act 1.0 Closes Friday October 30th, JOBS Act 2.0 begins

  By Richard Swart, PhD, Special Contributing Editor CrowdFundBeat Media Global Crowdfunding & Alternative Finance Researcher | Strategic Advisor | Author | Or What the SEC’s pending passage of Title III rules means for Crowdfunding It has been a very, very long wait.  After three-and-a-half years, the SEC will finally vote on the final rules to implement Title III of the JOBS Act and open up equity crowdfunding to all Americans. Title III is yet more evidence that equity crowdfunding will completely change the investment opportunities available to investors and entrepreneurs. That’s great news for the economy, but it’s important to note that the industry is…

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Virtual Financial Road Shows Talk to the Crowd

Virtual Financial Road Shows Talk to the Crowd

By Lauren Leibowitz, CrowdFundBeat Guest Contributor, Principal at 1st BridgeHouse Securities, LLC, We’re in a world where startups are emerging from zero finance and are managing to raise enough capital before their prospected timeline. Since the signing of the JOBS Act in 2012, certain types of private investment transactions now can be generally solicited using a new exemption known as Reg D 506c. Claiming this exemption in your private placement can allow an offering to be solicited on the Internet. The ability to leverage technology in the solicitation process opens the marketing capabilities for private issuers raising capital publicly. Thanks to enhanced connectivity and resources offered by the…

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How B2B Crowdfunding Turns Into a Good Marketing Tool?

How B2B Crowdfunding Turns Into a Good Marketing Tool?

CrowdFundBeat News,  By buyerparty.com Crowdfunding is the platform for displaying corporate image which helps corporation to build connection with users based on the campaign that totally different with corporation’s official website. Over the past few years, combining crowdfunding with marketing became a trend with the increasing popularity of Crowdfunding Concept. Some notable crowdfunding platforms perform well in the marketing way, such as kickstarter, Indiegogo, Buyerparty, Taobao Crowdfunding and Jingdong Crowdfunding. For the businessmen in the international trade industry, Kickstarter, Indiegogo and Buyerparty, these crowdfunding platforms offer them more ways to do sale and marketing.         In a broad sense, some campaigns on social media…

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Why Alternative Investments Help Reduce Market Risk

Why Alternative Investments Help Reduce Market Risk

By James Suh , Business Development at DarcMatter Many investors are never exposed to the diverse array of alternative investments. These opportunities are generally relegated to large institutional investors including endowments and pension funds. Additionally, the world of venture capital is often available only to Silicon Valley elites. Where does that leave investors who are interested in capitalizing on these investments but have little idea how to access them? The JOBS Act and the recent proliferation of investment platforms serve to change this dynamic and facilitate access to alternative investments for individuals looking for ways to diversify their portfolios. This democratization is still in its infancy as…

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HEADLINE NEWS

BBB Tip of the Week: Giving to crowdfunding sitesThe Spokesman-ReviewThere is a good chance if you are on social media or have an email account that you have been sent a link to a crowdfunding site to support an individual or organization. GoFundMe.com, YouCaring.com, Kickstarter.com [...]

messenger-inquirerLaw change could boost state crowdfunding lawsmessenger-inquirerVideoscore owner Darryl Ingram decided to seek Wisconsin investors through a process called state crowdfunding, a relatively new and underused tool available to small businesses. What he didn't real [...]

NanalyzeSelf Crowdfunding and the Failure of PlastcNanalyzeDeath is a sad thing when if befalls the people around us, and there are 5 stages of grief that people go through when they are mourning the loss of a loved one. There is now a 6th stage of grief that seems to have appeared la [...]

Madison.comLaw change could boost little-used state crowdfunding lawsMadison.comDarryl Ingram of Racine founded a consulting business, Videoscore, that helps high school athletes connect with college teams. He hopes relaxed federal rules for state crowdfunding makes it easier for entr [...]

PR Newswire (press release)Vodi's Crowdfunding Round Reaches More Than $60,000 Raised in ...PR Newswire (press release)The next-generation mobile messaging app eclipses its first fundraising milestone with more than 70 investors on the WeFunder platform.and more » [...]

Daily MailCrowdfunding for 'off-road wheelchair' for Luke WoodDaily MailA student left in a wheelchair and unable to communicate after a horrific car crash is trying to crowdfund £15,000 to buy a 'life-changing' wheelchair that will let him leave his rural home whe [...]

Black EnterpriseWomen Are Crowdfunding Their Maternity Leave in DrovesBlack EnterpriseWith only three states (California, New Jersey, and Rhode Island) mandating paid family leave, expecting parents are turning to crowdsourcing platforms to fund maternity and paternity leave after the [...]

Mitchell Chapman: Crowdfunding proves to be no panaceaBerkshire Eagle (subscription)PITTSFIELD — Since the establishment of crowdfunding sites such as GoFundMe, Kickstarter, and Patreon, individuals and teams on the internet have been able to subvert traditional means of publishing an [...]

NewsOK.comVideo: Crowdfunding campaign launched on behalf of Jimmy LaFave, who has rare terminal cancerNewsOK.comRed dirt music pioneer Jimmy LaFave, who came of age in Stillwater and went on to become an Austin, Texas, music icon, has been diagnosed with a rare form of terminal cance [...]

MetroMP crowdfunding election campaign raises thousandsMetroJess Phillips, who represents Birmingham Yardley, asked people 'to 'give as little or as much as you can' to help her retain her seat in June's general election. She claimed that elections in her constitue [...]

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