Yearly Archives: 2014

WATCH: VCs Looking to Crowdfunding Sites for Investment Ideas

Top 10 Successful Crowdfunding Projects of 2014

CrowdFunding Beat Media,  The ten most successful crowdfunding projects of 2014 are:10. Stone Groundbreaking Collaborations $2,532,180https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/st…9. SCiO: Your Sixth Sense$2,762,571https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/…8. Zombicide: Season 3$2,849,064https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/…7. Axent Wear Cat Ear Headphones $2,930,631https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ax…6. The Dash – Wireless, Smart In-Ear Headphones$3,390,551https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/…   5. The Micro: The First Truly Consumer 3D Printer $3,401,361https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/…4. An Hour of Code $5,016,402https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/an…3. Reading Rainbow$5,408,916https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/…2. Pono Music $6,225,354https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/…1. The Coolest$13,285,226https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/…

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Investment Crowdfunding in 2015

By Samuel S. Guzik  CrowdFunding Beat special–guest–contributor  A Much Needed Thaw in the Regulatory Gridlock For many focused on opening up new avenues of capital formation for SME’s in the US, or expanding investment opportunities for non-accredited investors, 2014 has largely been a year of waiting, hoping – and ultimately frustration. Even the final word from the SEC this year on the state of the investor, from the perspective of the newly created SEC Office of Investor Advocate, contained nothing of hope for the average investor. Specifically, the statutorily mandated year-end report of the SEC’s Office of Investor Advocate, quietly released on December 23, 2014, had no…

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CrowdFund Beat 2014 : Person of the Year – OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved

CrowdFunding Beat Media. By Desk editors  ourcrowd sponsor promo code Register for   ourcrowd  3rd Annual Silicon Valley Crowdfunding Conference on March 5th-6th. 2014 will be remembered as when “Crowdfunding” became a formal entry into the lexicons of financial services and social media.   A beacon of the “sharing economy”, crowd finance has evolved from meager online intermediation of a wishful funding for the a starving artist, to now an industry that has yielded two multi-billion dollar public offerings with more to come.   Certainly, the industry is gaining steam in various genres of finance – be it perquisite, corporate or real estate – and we expect 2014 to witness nearly $5 billion of…

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CEO’s 2015 Prediction on Real Estate Crowdfunding

By CrowdFunding Beat News Wire, Prediction on Real Estate Crowdfunding in 2015. CFB has ask some of Real Estate Crowdfunding platform CEO’s to make predictions based on there knowledge and experience as what Industry and investors are expecting in 2015. Jilliene Helman CEO of Realty Mogul, “My prediction is that the IPO window for P2P companies will remain open, at least for the foreseeable future.  Wall Street will remain excited about the prospects of online origination and the scale that is associated with that and companies in this industry will continue to flourish in 2015.”     By Scott Picken is the CEO and founder of Wealth Migrate, From a global…

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Going Up: OurCrowd’s 2014 Year In Review [Infographic]

CrowdFunding Beat News Wire,  OurCrowd – the Israeli-based VC-equity crowdfunding platform where I was the 1st employee outside of Israel – has had an AMAZING year. Since launch in Feb 2013 we’ve invested $100 million into 56 companies that are feeding, healing and advancing the world. Check out this groovy infographic to see what we’ve done and how well are our startups are doing Have you invested in an Israel or global start-up yet? Become an angel investor and spread your wings with OurCrowd! OC year review 2014_infographic final from linkedincontent_4ea

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2015 Predictions of a Self-Proclaimed Crowdfinance Clairvoyant

by Dara Albright, CrowdFunding Beat Guest Editor,  This the season to reflect, predict and, for some, to even gloat a little. And by some, I mean “me”. I am proud to announce that every single one of my 2014 crowdfinance prognostications rang true. Just as I projected at the start of this year: Institutional as well as retail capital poured into P2P Equities-crowdfunding began to germinate through sell-side channels Non-Title III crowdfinancing structures are proving to be more viable solutions Venture capital was deployed into crowdfinance infrastructure plays According to arithmeticians, four out of four would equate to 100% accurateness – or some other percentage as…

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WATCH: Real Estate Crowdfunding Springs Up in China

CrowdFunding Beat News Wire, Dec 19, 2014 The concept of crowdfunding has changed the way that artists fund their creative projects and startups get capital to grow. Now, it’s changing the way buildings are bought. The new business model entered China this year. Reporter Chen Bin talked to the founder of a start-up website that specializes in real estate crowdfunding.  

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International Real Estate Crowdfunding Trends for 2015

By Scott Picken, CrowdFunding Beat Guest Contributor, CEO and Founder of Wealth Migrate   Think Globally: 4 International Real Estate Crowdfunding Trends for 2015 As the real estate market continues to change and evolve at lightning speed, it’s no wonder that new ways of investing are starting to replace the traditional methods. Thanks to real estate crowdfunding, investors now have unprecedented access to more international properties and markets than ever before and the need to “think globally” is a necessity to succeed. The widespread impact crowdfunding had on a global scale in 2014 caught many by surprise and it’s safe to say that the world is…

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Broker-Dealers and Crowdfunding

By Mark Roderick , CrowdFunding Beat Guest Contributor,  The most challenging legal question in Title II Crowdfunding is who is required to be a broker-dealer and under what circumstances. The question is most acute for the officers of an issuer, those who direct the issuer’s activities and put the offerings together. Section 3(a)(4)(A) of the Securities and Exchange Act 1934 generally defines “broker” to mean “any person engaged in the business of effecting transactions in securities for others.” Section 15(a)(1) of the Exchange Act makes it illegal for any “broker. . . .to effect any transactions in, or to induce or attempt to induce the purchase or sale…

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Peer 2 Peer Loans and Lending Club Stock?

by Joseph Hogue CrowdfundBeat Guest Contributor,   Investors can now invest indirectly in peer loans through stock in the world’s largest marketplace lender. What are the risks to investing in Lending Club stock and should you buy in? Lending Club (NYSE: LC) issued stock on the New York Stock Exchange last Thursday and raised $865 million on its offer of 57.7 million shares. The stock surged 56% in the first day of trading and closed Friday at $24.69 per share. At that price, the company is valued at $9.7 billion and an enterprise value 60 times expected sales of $165 million this year. Even on the potential for…

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GeekBIKI Robot Fish Paddles Past Crowdfunding Goal - Geek.comGeekSpring has barely sprung, but some folks are already prepping their summer essentials: bathing suit, fishing rod, portable underwater drone. Chinese company ...and more » [...]

Small business crowdfunding: Dos and Don'tsArizona Daily SunMany are the entrepreneurs who have lamented, “If only I had the money to start my enterprise.” For startup businesses experiencing difficulty — and often exasperation — trying to get financing via traditional means, cro [...]

OregonLive.comCrowdfunding efforts for Portland stabbing victims top $1 million days after attackOregonLive.comThe crowdfunding campaigns sprang up soon after news reports spread of the attack. Two are designed to help all three families with medical costs and to alleviate any financi [...]

Daily MailNick Clegg crowdfunding former Deputy PM appeals donations ...Daily MailLib Dem MP Nick Cleg is 'crowdfunding' to help bankroll the publication of thousands of party leaflets for canvassing ahead of the re-election bid in Sheffield ...and more » [...]

Roanoke TimesVirginia Tech launches its own crowdfunding site to reach new generation of donorsRoanoke TimesOne of the first four pilot projects that went live on Jump, Tech's crowdfunding website, lets users pay for as little as one local child to attend educational programming [...]

Crowdfund InsiderResearch on Risk Shows Crowdfunding Has Significant Fraud Immunity: Here's WhyCrowdfund InsiderIt may be counterintuitive but the research has been done and the results are now in – and it's as we've been saying for almost five years. Fraud in crowdfund [...]

Hall alone in vote against rape kit crowdfundingRockwall County Herald Banner“Rape kit testing is far too important to rely on an undependable funding source like crowdfunding. This is a core function of government and as such it should be funded by government. Victims deserve to know [...]

New York MagazineFacebook Rolls Out Crowdfunding to EveryoneNew York MagazineDepending on your perspective, the rise in popularity of crowdfunding is either a fantastic new way that the internet lets strangers help each other out, or emblematic of the decay of institutional safeguards [...]

Android Authority (blog)Crowdfunding project of the week: BIKI is an underwater drone that ...Android Authority (blog)Drones are fun, but they can only move through air. We know plenty of you prefer to go underwater. If so, BIKI is for you.and more » [...]

Digital TrendsCryorig's innovative PC case, the Taku, seeks crowdfunding on KickstarterDigital TrendsPC cooling specialist Cryorig has taken to Kickstarter to crowdfund its Taku ITX chassis. The product has been shown publicly before, notably at last year's Computex event, b [...]

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