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Is FinTech a crowdfunding offspring?

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By Hector Botero CrowdFundBeat Sr. Contributing  Editor, President & CEO at iCrowdNewswire, LLC Wikipedia describes FinTech as: Financial technology, also known as FinTech, is a line of business based on using software to provide financial services. Financial technology companies are generally startups founded with the purpose of disruptingincumbent financial systems and corporations that rely less on software. Global investment in financial technology more than tripled to $4 billion in 2013 from $930 million in 2008. The nascent financial technology industry has seen rapid growth over the last few years, according to the office of the Mayor of London. So FinTech may or may not have been born…

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VCs and Angels – don’t bother until you Crowdfund?

VCs and Angels – don’t bother until you Crowdfund?

By Hector Botero  CrowdFundBeat Sr. Contributing  Editor, President & CEO at iCrowdNewswire, LLC Could it be that venture capitalists, angel and other investors will one day require that you crowdfund your ideas before they will seriously consider your company for investment? Maybe “require” is too strong a word but would it be a good idea?             There is one question all investors ask themselves before making an investment: will the rest of the world like this and adopt it? The concept is not new but it is rather interesting. In a report updated May 24th 2015 Crowdfundingblog,com listed the most successful…

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Venture capital and angel investing made efficient – crowdfunding is a better mousetrap

Venture capital and angel investing made efficient – crowdfunding is a better mousetrap

by Hector Botero, CrowdFundBeat Sr. Contributing Guest Editor, Could it be that crowdfunding, venture capital and angel investing can come together and consolidate into a new financial market model. A financial market with wide reaching implications, accessible to a much larger number of companies and startups seeking capital from a much larger audience of investors, not overburdened by over-regulation and democratized globally providing access in emerging markets traditionally starved for capital? A market that substantially changes the traditional venture capital and angel investing way of operating. In a July 9th article in Forbes, titled The Equity Crowdfunding Dilemma: Public or Private Fundraising?  Contributor Chance Barnett points…

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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 [...]

BBC NewsNHS trust 'relies' on crowdfunding to equip wardBBC NewsAn NHS trust has launched a crowdfunding appeal to buy equipment for a new hospital unit because "it cannot get started without donations". The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) in Stanmore, n [...]

MarketWatchWhy a crowdfunding site is giving out $10000 scholarshipsMarketWatchCrowdfunding site GoFundMe announced Thursday that it will award $10,000 to 10 students with pages on their site that fundraise for education. The award is part of a contest the site held throughout Septemb [...]

MottoIVF: More Couples Crowdfunding to Pay for Procedure - MottoMottoMore and more couples are turning to crowdfunding to fund costly in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments, Bloomberg reports.More Couples Who Can't Afford IVF Are Turning To Crowdfunding ...RomperCouples desperat [...]

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 [...]

WestwordProgressive-Rock Band Marillion Pioneered CrowdfundingWestwordThat was the beginning of crowdfunding for us — and for every band, really.” When it came time for the recording and release of the followup to the 1999 record, Kelly and the band realized that one of [...]

CoinTelegraphCrowdfunding vs. ICO: Experts Question Legitimacy and Guarantees ...CoinTelegraphThe simplistic idea behind crowdfunding a non-existent software or system has become a trend in the cryptocurrency industry, but most Bitcoin experts are highly ...and more » [...]

ForbesVenture Crowdfunding Revisited: An Update with NIN VenturesForbesI am about to head off to attend the Global Crowfunding Convention (GCC) 6 in Las Vegas. It will be my fourth time attending. The crowdfunding industry has grown from $16 billion in 2014 to $34 billion in 2015, and [...]

EntrepreneurIs Crowdfunding Right for You? Answer These 7 Questions to Find Out.EntrepreneurCrowdfunding is a popular and increasingly accessible way to put your prospective product or business in front of millions of people. And, thanks to the visibility of massive success stories, t [...]

Crowdfund InsiderOn Investment Crowdfunding, Diversification & the Wisdom of the CrowdCrowdfund InsiderOne of the cardinal rules of investing is diversification – a critical ingredient for long-term portfolio growth. This rule applies with equal, if not greater, force when investi [...]

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