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SEC Issues New Regulations For Crowdfunding; Panel Comments Live

SEC Issues New Regulations For Crowdfunding; Panel Comments Live

The following article originally appeared at Forbes.com and is reposted here by permission. Today the Securities and Exchange Commission voted to approve its first rules under Title III of  the 2012 JOBS Act governing crowdfunding. Experts Jilliene Helman of Realty Mogul, a crowdfunding site for real estate investments, Doug Ellenoff, a securities lawyer specializing in crowdfunding law, Ryan Feit of SeedInvest, and Bill Clark of MicroVentures will join me for a live discussion and instant reaction to the proposed rules at noon Eastern today, October 23, 2013. (Disclosure: Doug Ellenoff’s firm, Ellenoff Grossman and Schole, recently sponsored the Social Enterprise and Crowdfunding Conference which I organized. I have no ongoing…

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CFB Exclusive Interview with Jase Wilson of Neighbor.ly

CFB Exclusive Interview with Jase Wilson of Neighbor.ly

Neighbor.ly is a crowdfunding site that focuses on building communities by matching civic projects with funding. On Wednesday, October 23, 2013, Neighborl.ly founder Jase Wilson will join CrowdFundBeat for an exclusive live interview to tell us more about his platform. Jase Wilson, Founder, Neighborly: MIT grad from KC. Blessed with ADHD. Obsessed with cities and the people who shape / are shaped by them. Building Neighbor.ly to help communities prosper. Devin D. Thorpe, CrowdFundBeat contributing editor, is the author of Crowdfunding for Social Good. Readers can follow him on Twitter at @devindthorpe.

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UK Crowdfunding Leader Says ‘Don’t Mess It Up’

UK Crowdfunding Leader Says ‘Don’t Mess It Up’

Barry James, an outspoken leader in the British crowdfunding community says it is important not to foul up crowdfunding now that it is gaining real traction there. He’s concerned about new regulation that has the potential to impact the community building aspects of crowdfunding. Barry will join CrowdFundBeat at 8:00 AM on Thursday, October 17, 2013 for an exclusive live discussion here. See related event in UK’s Deep Impact conference http://www.crowdfundbeat.co.uk/uks-crowdfunding-event-the-open-era-is-capitalism-rebooting-friday-november-1-2013/         Barry’s Bio: Barry is Britain’s foremost commentator on all things Crowdfunding and founding editor of the TheCrowdfundingCentre.com An ‘instigator’ and meta-connector who loves to collaborate and connect others. A technologist, writer, conference chair,…

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CFB Exclusive Interview with Mike Norman of WeFunder

Mike Norman is one of the founders of WeFunder, an equity crowdfunding site for startup companies based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Mike will join CrowdFundBeat live at 1:00 Eastern on Thursday, October 10, 2103. Tune in here: From the WeFunder site: The Elevator Pitch We give everyone the opportunity to invest as little as $1000 in top startups. We helped pass the JOBS Act in 2012. We built a beautiful product during our time at Y Combinator. And now we’re waiting for the SEC to implement the JOBS Act. Starting on September 23rd 2013, for the first time in 80 years, the SEC will allow startups to…

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Live Interview: Razoo Announces Support for #GivingTuesday

Live Interview: Razoo Announces Support for #GivingTuesday

Razoo CEO Lesley Mansford announces support for the national day of giving, the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, known as #GivingTuesday. The Razoo Foundation will donate $100,000 to participating charities on the Tuesday following “Cyber Monday” and “Black Friday.” Mansford will join CrowdFundBeat live on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 10:00 Pacific to discuss the announcement. The following is the text of the statement issued by Razoo on October 9, 2013: SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 9, 2013 – Razoo.com, the fastest-growing crowdfunding site for causes, today pledged its support for #GivingTuesday™’s annual national day of giving onTuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, by providing an easy way for organizations and individuals alike to jumpstart the holiday giving season.…

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CFB Live Interview with Primarq CEO Steve Cinelli

CFB Live Interview with Primarq CEO Steve Cinelli

Steve Cinelli founded Primarq in an effort to reinvent the business model for home ownership, making homes more affordable to millions of people. On Monday, October 7, 2013 at 3:00 Pacific, Cinelli will visit with CrowdFundBeat live to explain how crowdfunding will revolutionize home ownership. From Cinelli’s LinkedIn profile: Founder, CEO of PRIMARQ Inc., a paradigm shift in the world of housing finance. Our goal is to bring prudence and opportunity into a fundamentally crucial segment of the US and world economies, namely homeownership. Separately, serves as advisor/director to emerging growth companies, providing counsel for enhancing shareholder value through strategic and financial initiatives. All stages…

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Live Interview with Sam Hodges of Endurance Lending Network

Live Interview with Sam Hodges of Endurance Lending Network

Sam Hodges, Co-Founder of Endurance Lending Network will join CrowdFundBeat for a live interview on October 3, 2013 at 10:00 AM Pacific to discuss the future of small business lending through crowdfunding. Sam Hodges, Co-Founder of Endurance Lending Network: Sam most recently served as VP of Business Development for SecondMarket, the largest marketplace for alternative investments; there, Sam was responsible for corporate and business development activities, helped launch the company’s private company marketplace, and managed the company’s geographic expansion efforts. Sam currently serves on the boards of two private companies, including WorkingPoint, an online financial software company for small businesses. Prior to SecondMarket, Sam was…

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Live Interview with Amanda Barbara of Pubslush

Live Interview with Amanda Barbara of Pubslush

Amanda Barbara, Vice President of Pubslush, will join CrowdFundBeat for a live interview on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 10:00 AM Pacific. Amanda will discuss her passion for changing the world through literacy and crowdfunding. Bio for Amanda Barbara: A philanthropist at heart, she serves on the board of directors for the Pubslush Foundation, which supports children’s literacy initiatives worldwide, and is a founder and director of The Barbara Family Foundation, an organization committed to assisting charities and children in need. Amanda is an advocate for crowdfunding in the publishing world and has spoken at various conferences, such as Writer’s Digest, Tools of Change, Crowdfunding…

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Boulder foam snowshoe makers launch crowdfunding campaignBizWest MediaNow, Crescent Moon is raising capital to make the molds for the foam shoe, a small one that will fit most men and women. Thamm said the company is committed to making the shoe, which they're calling the Eva, wh [...]

Crowdfunding launched for Cho-Sargent memorialLewiston Sun JournalA crowdfunding campaign on the popular site GoFundMe was launched late last week toward a memorial garden project in honor of Foley's son, Jayden Cho-Sargent, just a few days after the family was told the current m [...]

BenzingaPsychological Thriller 'Braid' Brought To You By Bitcoin CrowdfundingBenzingaThe team behind the movie is partnering with ConsenSys, a blockchain application development, to use its crowdfunding platform WeiFund to raise capital. Through the partnership with WeiFund, [...]

Siliconrepublic.comSugru begins £1.5m crowdfunding bid to ramp up global expansionSiliconrepublic.comThe DIY mouldable glue sensation Sugru, invented by Inspirefest 2017 speaker Jane Ní Dhulchaointigh, has eyes on going global, with some help from a £1.5m crowdfunding campaign. Founde [...]

Danbury News TimesNoteworthy Chocolates turns to crowdfunding to pay for patentDanbury News TimesThe Sauvageaus are also no strangers to running successful crowdfunding campaigns, having raised more than $28,000 from 390 supporters on Kickstarter last spring to launch the business. Th [...]

THE BUSINESS TIMESLocal crowdfunding platform to tap 'mass affluent' with easing of MAS rulesTHE BUSINESS TIMESLocal crowdfunding platform FundedHere, which has been offering crowdfunded equity and loans to wealthy "accredited investors" in Singapore, wants to open [...]

Publishers WeeklyBritish Indie Tests New Biz Model with Crowdfunding CampaignPublishers WeeklyThe U.K.-based New Internationalist Publishing, which has been an employee-owned cooperative for decades, earlier this month launched a crowdfunding campaign that allows contributors to be br [...]

Crowdfund InsiderHow to Start a Real Estate Crowdfunding PlatformCrowdfund InsiderThose hoping to raise angel or VC capital for a real estate crowdfunding platform have, in my humble opinion, missed the boat by a couple of years. Today there are thousands of real estate crowdfunding p [...]

London-based Tech Startup Juggle.Jobs Launches Their Public Crowd Funding Campaign With Focus on Gender ...Yahoo FinanceAngel investors and a top micro-VC firm have already committed 75% of the £350,000 round, but crowd funding is enabling others, including Juggle.Job's own profe [...]

City A.M.Digital challenger bank Monzo just smashed another crowdfunding record on CrowdcubeCity A.M.Digital challenger bank Monzo has smashed another record, attracting more than 6,000 investors to its crowdfunding campaign, more than any other campaign in Crowdcube's history. T [...]

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