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Who Will Win the Future of Crowdfunding?

By Jonathan Sandlund,  I’m en route to the West coast today for the Silicon Valley Crowdfund Conference. It got me thinking about a question I hear from time to time: East Coast / West Coast, who will win the future of crowdinvesting, of online private capital markets? With the three largest financings in the crowdinvesting sector to-date going to Angellist (San Fran), CircleUp (San Fran)  (San Fran) and RealtyMogul (LA), respectively, early winds point West. Largest Reported Financings by U.S. Crowdinvesting Platforms Angellist $24M Series A / Series B (reported combined total of Series A + B was $24M) CircleUp $14M / Series B RealtyMogul $9M / Series A CircleUp $7.5M /…

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What VCs Really Think Of CrowdFunding ?

What VCs Really Think Of CrowdFunding ?

By Lora Kolodny WSJ Blogs New financial regulations that let startups or funds raise capital online, and broadly advertise that fact, are shaking up the early-stage investment scene. Now venture capitalists are taking a closer look at equity crowdfunding. In what appears to be a first for venture capital in the U.S., early-stage fund Foundry Group said last week it would commit $2.5 million to equity crowdfunding deals via the AngelList investment platform. The effort, called FG Angels, makes use of a new AngelList service called Syndicates, which enables an individual accredited investor or a fund to create, in effect, a mini-VC fund online. With AngelList Syndicates, a firm like Foundry Group or a prominent individual investor…

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AngelList Tells SEC New Fundraising Rules Will Kill Startups

AngelList Tells SEC New Fundraising Rules Will Kill Startups

Startups could face a “death sentence” one year ban from fundraising if they violate awkward new general solicitation fundraising rules, AngelList co-founder Naval Ravikant wrote in a letter to the SEC this week. Ravikant says the Regulation D and Form D changes that go into effect soon are designed for Wall Street, not Silicon Valley, and must change or they’ll harm rather than help startups. Last month the SEC voted to implement some parts of the JOBS Act, including lifting the ban on General Solicitation. This allows startups and funds to openly advertise that they’re looking for investors, rather than quietly using private communication to solicit money. The theory is that…

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ForbesHow Crowdfunding Can Supercharge Your Campaign In 2016ForbesThey say that there are about 7.45 billion people living in this world right now. Imagine that if you could get each of these seven-and-a-half billion people to contribute one cent to your project, well, you know what I [...]

ForbesHow Crowdfunding Can Supercharge Your Campaign In 2016ForbesCrowdfunding has helped a lot of businesses recently. Want to join the queue? Here's how to raise funds for your projects.and more » [...]

The Jewish Press » » Funny Jewish Women's Crowdfunding Video ...The Jewish PressThe Women's Performance Community of Jerusalem and OU Israel are creating harmony among the women of Greater Jerusalem through the creation of a ...and more » [...]

BdailyAndy Murray has invested in UK startups WeSwap and Perkbox through the Seedrs crowdfunding platformBusiness InsiderTennis star Andy Murray has backed two more early stage UK tech companies on crowdfunding platform Seedrs, bringing his startup portfolio up to 17 companies. The wo [...]

Corporate Counsel (registration)FTC Hears From Company Leaders as Crowdfunding Grows ...Corporate Counsel (registration)"You're going to see people developing an expertise and really move on from this initial stage of everyone kind of exploring crowdfunding in a more general [...]

Singularity HubHow Crowdfunding Has Changed the Startup Game - Singularity HUBSingularity HubThe development of innovative technology — from virtual reality headsets to space exploration to solar-powered roadways — is no longer the province of ...and more » [...]

KNWACrowdfunding Sends NWA Family to Wrigley - Story | NWAHomepageKNWAThis World Series matchup features the two franchises with the longest world series title drought, a combined 176 years without a championship.and more » [...]

BillboardCrowdfunding for His Life: How GoFundMe Helped Save a Punk Legend's LifeBillboardSo on the advice of a close friend, Julian -- like an increasing number of aging musicians without a lucrative record contract -- turned to crowdfunding, launching a campaign on the No. 1 pl [...]

Minneapolis Star TribuneSEC releases new, relaxed rules on investment crowdfundingMinneapolis Star TribuneNew rules announced this week will make it easier for small companies to raise capital from small-time investors, another step forward for Minnesota's fledgling investment cr [...]

The GuardianCrowdfunding: 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 [...]

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