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CrowdFunding Lawyers & Leaders

CrowdFunding Lawyers & Leaders

By CrowdFundBeat Editorial Desk,  While many are entering the nascent world of crowdfunding, it is important to recognize the need to be smart about the changing landscape.  Yes, we are looking at new ways to form capital via the online platforms, so financing structures and UI/UX elements are fundamental.  But this is a highly regulated and legislated space, i.e., the world of securities issuance. As many in the space offer some knowledge of finance, as well as social media and engagement, it is critically important to navigate the securities environment correctly,  particularly the legalities of issuance, disclosures, investor categories, and the ramifications if not doing…

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Equity Crowdfunding Down Under


By Jonathan Wilson CrowdFunding Beat Guest Contributor  A Committee, appointed by the Australian Treasury, has released a Report, making proposals for the modernization of the Australian financial system, including the adoption of rules to facilitate crowdfunding. The Report does not have the force of law and is subject to comments from industry and other stakeholders, with the comment period expected to last through March 31, 2015. The Australian Financial System Inquiry was created by the Australian Treasury to develop a blueprint for the modernization of the Australian financial system. According to the FSI’s website: Previous financial system inquiries, including the Campbell Report in 1981 and Wallis Report in 1997, were…

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Delaying Crowdfunding to Save Crowdfunding?

Delaying Crowdfunding to Save Crowdfunding?

By Jonathan Wilson, CrowdFunding Beat Guest Contributor, Corporate Counsel at Taylor English Duma LLP,   Berkeley Law Professor, Stephen Solomon, writing in the New York Times, suggests that the SEC’s “dawdling” with crowdfunding rules may be having the effect of “saving crowdfunding.” There is a little truth to that. Issuing crowdfunding rules by the end of 2012, as was required by the JOBS Act, would have squelched efforts by the states to adopt their own crowdfunding rules. Instead, with the SEC deciding that it is not obliged to follow laws passed by the Congress and signed by the President, there has been more than enough political oxygen for…

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Smart From The Start: 3 Ways To Properly Establish Your Business When CrowdfundingCBS LocalConsequently, burgeoning entrepreneurs have turned to crowdfunding platforms to get the seed money they need to get business ideas off the ground. However, seeing as 98 percent of crowdfunding p [...]

Crowdfund InsiderOn Investment Crowdfunding, Diversification & the Wisdom of the ...Crowdfund InsiderStill Time to Fix the Fix Crowdfunding Act One of the cardinal rules of investing is diversification - a critical ingredient for long-term portfolio growt.and more » [...]

ExtremeTechNew crowdfunding project promises an ATX motherboard for IBM's Power8ExtremeTechWe don't cover many crowdfunding projects at ExtremeTech, because most of the pitches we get are frankly terrible. While we can't make any promises about any crowdfunding project [...]

CoinTelegraphCrowdfunding vs. ICO: Experts Question Legitimacy and Guarantees of Initial Coin OfferingsCoinTelegraphOne major difference exists between traditional crowdfunding methods and ICO, and that is market value. When a product is introduced on crowdfunding platforms like Indie [...]

EntrepreneurIs Crowdfunding Right for You? Answer These 7 Questions to Find ...EntrepreneurLess than a third of crowdfunding campaigns reach their financial goals. Will yours be one of them?and more » [...]

MedCity NewsMedical device entrepreneur's crowdfunding campaign seeks to make vision for infusion catheter a realityMedCity NewsThe entrepreneur behind a revolutionary cancer technology is taking the unusual approach of using crowdfunding to raise $500,000 in a bid to get the dev [...]

Commercial Property ExecutiveCrowdfunding in the Investment MainstreamCommercial Property Executivebryan-hancock-redo-190x190 As I watch the crowdfunding industry play out, I am reminded of an old Bruce Lee quote about water slowing as it makes its way through cracks. Technology has a [...]

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