Monthly Archives: January 2014

Social Media Tips for Businesses Looking to Raise their Crowd

Social Media Tips for Businesses Looking to Raise their Crowd

By Sallar Khorramshahi,  you want to boost your social standing before you launch… There are some important tips to remember when you’re building a community or drawing people to your company page. Firstly, folks on social media don’t respond to urgency the way you think they do. For example, “Check this out now! YOU WON’T BE SORRY!” isn’t going to have the desired effect. Try some targeted questions like “Do you have the solution to home integration?” It’s very important to remember that Social Media is a two-way street. You must take the time to reply to comments and in a timely fashion too! Interact with…

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CrowdFunding Make 2014 Year Of The Gold Rush ? $83 Million in January

by CrowdFundbeat News Room Indiegogo 40million,  Crowdtilt$23 million, Teespring$20 million In January over $83 Million VC Investment pouring into Crowdfunding portals,  Indiegogo Raises $40 Million In Series B By CrowdFundbeat News Flash,  Indiegogo, the first and largest global crowdfunding platform, announced today that it has raised $40 million in Series B fundingAs the world’s largest crowdfunding platform, Indiegogo has hosted more than 190,000 campaigns from nearly 190 countries. In the past two years, funds raised on Indiegogo have grown by 1,000% and the company has expanded to 85 employees, opening its new headquarters in the South of Market neighborhood of San Francisco last year.. Read More https://crowdfundbeat.com/indiegogo-raises-40-million-in-series-b/…

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Where Does CrowdFunding Go From Here? Experts Explain

Where Does CrowdFunding Go From Here? Experts Explain

BY Devin Thorpe, Forbes Contributor, Crowdfunding is a genuine phenomenon. If you include—as many people do—the newly created market for “private issuers publicly raising” or PIPRs using the new SEC rules allowing general solicitation of accredited investors allowed under the 2012 JOBS Act signed by President Obama, 2014 could see over $10 billion of crowdfunded transactions. Crowdfunding is going mainstream. Beyond scale, the impact on the economy, the venture capital industry and on entrepreneurs—especially women and minorities—is intriguing. Slava Rubin, the founder of crowdfunding giant Indiegogo, put it this way: 2013 was a banner year for crowdfunding as we saw the world grow increasingly comfortable voting with their…

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Intrastate CrowdFunding – Integration Stands in the Way of Progress

Intrastate CrowdFunding – Integration Stands in the Way of Progress

By Jonathan Frutkin, The basic rule is that if you want to sell securities, you need to register with the SEC. That is much more demanding than it sounds; it is totally impractical for the vast majority of companies that are raising money. So the SEC has created a number of exemptions from registering a stock offering. One of those exemptions, called the private placement exemption, allows high net worth individuals (generally called accredited investors) to invest without “going public”. Another exemption allows intrastate offerings without registering with the SEC. This means that a company can accept money from people who live within the borders of a…

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Fundafeast.com serves founder’s ‘passion’ for food

Fundafeast.com serves founder’s ‘passion’ for food

By Robert Mullins Jan. 31, 2014 — Cheryl Clements makes a living as a senior project manager, setting up big software installations for big businesses. But while that is “what pays the mortgage,” food is her passion and the inspiration for her new venture, fundafeast.com, founded to help entrepreneurs nurture their own food passions. Fundafeast, which is set to go live February 1, is going to be a crowdfunding platform for all business ideas that are food and drink-related, including cooking gadgets, cookbooks, food products or opening a restaurant or wine bar, Cheryl says. Like many people, her food passion was inspired by her mother,…

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Indiegogo Raises $40 Million In Series B

Indiegogo Raises $40 Million In Series B

CrowdFundBeat News flash SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Indiegogo, the first and largest global crowdfunding platform, announced today that it has raised $40 million in Series B funding. The financing will be used to continue making key hires, expand globally and improve the user experience with a focus on mobile, personalization and trust. The round is led by Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), with additional funding from existing investors Insight Venture Partners, MHS Capital, Metamorphic Ventures and ff Venture Capital. As the world’s largest crowdfunding platform, Indiegogo has hosted more than 190,000 campaigns from nearly 190 countries. In the past two…

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CrowdFunding for high-risk start-up investments

CrowdFunding for high-risk start-up investments

By Mahesh Sharma As the government considers whether to introduce new legislation allowing groups of punters to buy equity stakes in start-up companies, a local venture capital firm will launch an equity-based crowdfunding website for high net-worth individuals to collectively invest in early-stage, high-risk ventures. In February, Artesian Venture Partners will launch VentureCrowd, a marketplace for investors to buy stakes in early-stage companies sourced from 18 different partners, including Blackbird Ventures, start-up accelerator Startmate, and incubator BlueChilli. Artesian also manages the investment funds on behalf of some of its partners. Artesian managing partner Jeremy Colless said that because of current regulations, only wholesale not retail, investors…

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A UK CrowdFunding platform for your artistic, musical or sporting skills

A UK CrowdFunding platform for your artistic, musical or sporting skills

By Ben Woods, There’s no shortage of crowdfunding platforms for fledgling businesses that want to get a specific product or project off the ground, but there aren’t very many focusing on crowdfunding for individual talents. That’s where the UK website Talent Backer comes in. Originally soft launched back at the end of 2012, the platform has today shaken off its beta tag and been formally opened to anyone looking to raise cash to fund their particular sporting, music or artistic talents. Users get 28 days to fulfil their target goal and lay out exactly what they will do with the money and – much like on Kickstarter or Indiegogo – can offer rewards…

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New E-Book on Equity CrowdFunding By, Oscar Jofre

New E-Book on Equity CrowdFunding By, Oscar Jofre

CrowdFundBeat News Wire January 28, 2014 –NEW YORK, NY – Oscar A Jofre, CEO of BoardSuite (www.boardsuite.co), a secure cloud-based board portal and shareholder communications solution for private and listed companies, has released an ebook on equity crowdfunding. Equity Crowdfunding is now becoming a reality around the globe. Now is the time to get everyone involved and providing them the tools to understand equity crowdfunding. The ebook, titled: “Equity Crowdfunding 101, The Global Guide to a Financial Revolution”, was written for entrepreneurs, lawyers, accountants and consultants who want to raise capital via equity crowdfunding and are looking to get a basic understanding. “On a daily…

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CrowdFunding: What are some of the drawbacks?

CrowdFunding: What are some of the drawbacks?

  By Caroline McMillan Q&A: Crowdfunding your small business or startup: What you need to know A federal law promising an easier process for raising capital has energized entrepreneurs and investors, but many experts are pointing to the caveats. The provision was part of 2012′s bipartisan Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, which was designed to help businesses grow and hire. One facet of the JOBS Act, in particular, was created to make it easier for startups and small businesses to gather small amounts of money from nonaccredited investors through online funding portals, a process known as crowdfunding. In return, business owners give the investors small equity…

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CrowdFunding in China

CrowdFunding in China

BY JULIAN B. GEWIRTZ OXFORD (England): Crowdfunding, which allows web users to contribute small sums of money to fund collective projects like concerts and films, is taking off in China — and just how far it will go is more than a business question. By allowing netizens to vote with their renminbi, online crowdfunding could become an economic activity with political effects, bringing closer two separate spheres that rarely overlap in China. There’s no question crowdfunding is becoming a big commercial factor in China. Websites like DemoHour and Musikid already allow Chinese citizens to hold real-world events that might once have been economically unfeasible. These…

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A Bitcoin-Friendly Crowdfunding

A Bitcoin-Friendly Crowdfunding

By  Greg Kumparak As the popularity of crowdfunding grows ever larger, an interesting new trend has started popping up: developers, curious if a new feature is worth adding to their products, are asking interested customers to chip in to cover the costs of development. In other words: if you really want a feature, put your money where your mouth is. Balanced, a payment service, recently used crowdfunding to support adding a new money sending feature. App.net, a subscription-based/ad-free Twitter alternative which as a whole was born out of a $803,000 crowdfunding campaign, is currently using it to determine if they’ll accept Bitcoin payments on their site. This morning, App.net announced…

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ForbesCrowdfunding Do's And Dont's From iFundWomen's Karen CahnForbesDuring our conversation, she was transparent in sharing that her first software company, VProud, failed because she “did everything backwards” and spent too much time trying to perfect the product. “Pe [...]

Crowdfunding For French CastlesNPRYou too can own a French chateau, in part, anyway. Romain Delaume, CEO of Dartagnans, tells NPR's Scott Simon about a crowdfunding effort underway to preserve La Mothe-Chandeniers. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: What if I told you that for about $60, you cou [...]

VentureBeat10 reasons the $1 million crowdfunding cap should be $20 millionVentureBeatIt's been18 months since the final rule of the JOBS Act went into effect, allowing equity crowdfunding. In those 18 months, everything proponents of the rule said would happen (and none of what [...]

The IndependentFrench Chateau bought by 10000 people through crowdfunding schemeThe IndependentIn countries where castles aren't snapped up by The National Trust and immediately furnished with a tearoom and gift shop, other ways must be found to preserve historical buildings. The [...]

Crowdfunding sites help Boulder County residents raise money to pay for treatmentsBoulder Daily CameraHer health insurance, once she reached the $2,000 deductible, covered most of the chemotherapy, but she has been receiving extra treatment at the Helios clinic in Boulder and is parti [...]

CurbedReal estate crowdfunding expands into more niche marketsCurbedTo those unfamiliar with real estate crowdfunding, the Fair-Haired Dumbbell development in Portland may be just the kind of wacky, esoteric project one envisions when imagining what happens when strangers pool funds o [...]

CGTN America (blog)Crowdfunding movement makes its way through MexicoCGTN America (blog)Crowdfunding movement makes its way through Mexico. Americas Now. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) · Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) · Click to share on Google+ (Ope [...]

WKRN.comFranklin mother, son warn of crowdfunding dangers after scamWKRN.comFRANKLIN, Tenn. (WKRN) – Thousands of dollars raised through crowdfunding lost, as a family seeks possible legal action against one of their own. Now a Franklin mother warns others of the dangers of crowdfundi [...]

MashableLearn how to get your big idea off the ground with crowdfundingMashableJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Instead of fielding requests from your friends to donate to their Kickstarter or Indiegogo campaigns, w [...]

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