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Dr. Richard Swart on Disruptive Finance & Research, Data

Richard Swart is a globally recognized authority on crowdfunding and alternative finance at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.

CrowdFunding USA Forum on Future of Alternative Finance, MAY 7-8 Natinal Press Club Washington, DC

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CrowdFundBeat Editor Desk,  Leading crowdfunding publication, CrowdFundBeat, is pleased to announce its 2nd Annual Conference on Alternative Finance. The event will be held this coming week on 7-8 May 2015 and shall take place at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. Roundtable discussions as well as select panels will provide the audience with current and forecasted activities within the alternative finance industry, including bitcoin, crowdfunding, P2P lending, real estate and SME finance and other elements of the growing shadow banking phenomenon. The event will feature many thought leaders, experts and pundits, such as Douglas Ellenoff and Richard Swart, from within the industry and observers, whom will share unique impressions and visions…

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UC Berkeley: Projects with impact test new campus crowdfunding platform

UC Berkeley: Projects with impact test new campus crowdfunding platform

By Public Affairs, UC Berkeley | May 1, 2015 BERKELEY — Building a mini-grid to distribute electricity in Uganda. Mapping the social and visual landscape of Oakland’s International Boulevard. Bringing the science of a meaningful life to the public. These are among the projects that are part of a new crowdfunding platform for the UC Berkeley campus that’s nearing the close of its beta launch. Donation-based crowdfunding has grown exponentially in recent years; in 2013 alone, crowdfunded projects raised an estimate $1.4 billion. “Just as social media changed norms and expectations for communication, crowdfunding is changing the future of fundraising,” said crowdfunding expert Richard Swart,…

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UC Berkeley & Crowdfunding Revolution

UC Berkeley & Crowdfunding Revolution

CrowdFundBeat News Wire, UC Berkeley Takes Lead in Understanding Crowdfunding Revolution UC Berkeley announces CrowdBerkeley, a partnership focused on teaching and learning about the power of crowdfunding Crowdfunding is changing the future of finance by fostering the exchange of capital through new technology channels and by providing a more equal playing field for funding investors and recipients. A new partnership at the University of California, Berkeley now provides a premier hub of education, research, and learning engagement on all topics related to crowdfunding. Researchers at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and the Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership created CrowdBerkeley for the purpose of better…

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UC Berkeley is Hiring a Program Manager for CrowdFunding

UC Berkeley is Hiring a Program Manager for CrowdFunding

CrowdFundBeat Job Post, University of California, Berkeley “UC Berkeley”  it is the first university to hire a full-time crowdfunding manager. Here is the position announcement.   The link to the actual position is here – the position announcement is number 18142.   Crowdfunding Project Manager (Contract position) Direct Response Marketing, Annual Programs University Relations UC Berkeley The office of Annual Programs is UC Berkeley’s largest fundraising unit and is responsible for engaging thousands of undergraduate alumni, parents and students as donors to the University each year. The goals of this department are to: 1) increase the number of donors contributing to the campus annually, 2) significantly raise…

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The University of California, Berkeley,  did host an international academic conference on crowdfunding next week. Cal’s College of Engineering is organizing the Oct. 17 and 18 event, titled “Crowdfunding: Setting the Research Agenda.” Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) Chief Economist Hal Varian will speak at the event, as will Jason Best and Sherwood Neiss of Crowdfund Capital Advisors. Julia Groves, managing director of the UK Crowdfunding Association, will also talk. UC researchers are interested in crowdfunding — a relatively new way of raising money for businesses or other ventures via appeals on social networks — particularly in the wake of the federal Jumpstart Our Business Start-ups…

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Crowdfunding University of California College Scholarships


Here’s a novel idea–turn to crowdfunding to bankroll college scholarships. The University of California has launched a six-week crowdfunding campaign, Promise for Education, to raise money for student scholarships. The campaign, which was launched Wednesday, will encourage individuals to make a personal promise like running a marathon, volunteering or growing a beard, then set a crowdfunding goal and share their promise through social media. Donations can then be made to see the promises fulfilled and all proceeds will go to University of California students with financial needs, according to university officials. Promise for Education is the latest addition to the university’s Project You Can campaign,…

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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 [...]

How 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 » [...]

Crowdfund InsiderWhen It Comes to Retail Crowdfunding, SAFEty FirstCrowdfund InsiderOn September 22nd, Crowdfund Insider published a post summarizing the arguments presented in our new essay entitled “Crowdfunding and the Not-So-Safe SAFE“ (forthcoming in Virginia Law Review Online). [...]

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 [...]

The Daily DotHey buckaroos, Chuck Tingle and Zoe Quinn are crowdfunding a ...The Daily DotErotic ebook legend Chuck Tingle and game developer Zoe Quinn are almost ready to unleash the biggest tingler of them all. The two have teamed up for a full ...and more » [...]

Bitcoinist.netVulture Capital Hits Crowdfunding Minimum for 'Listen Carefully'Bitcoinist.netHowever, in light of achieving its minimum crowdfunding goal, Hedley Productions has decided to move up the start date for Listen Carefully's filming from its late 2017 estimate [...]

“Beyond the Void” Announces New Crowdfunding VenturenewsBTCRTS-MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) game Beyond the Void has joined forces with crowdfunding platform OpenLedger to build a new funding series for what is being touted as the “world's first MOBA game ICO.” The crow [...]

ThinkAdvisorSEC Approves Intrastate Crowdfunding RulesThinkAdvisorAs SEC Chairwoman Mary Jo White explained in her Wednesday remarks, the agency over the last few years has adopted “several important” new rules to facilitate capital raising by smaller issuers, including new provisions [...]

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 [...]

CNNMoneyDorothy's fading red slippers saved by $300000 in crowdfundingCNNMoneyThe ruby red slippers worn by Judy Garland in the beloved 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz" are set to undergo a major conservation effort following a successful crowdfunding campaign. The Smithson [...]

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