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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The ColumbianCrowdfunding raises $12000 to help Vancouver Safeway workerThe ColumbianCrowdfunding raises $12,000 to help Vancouver Safeway worker. Wayne Hudson was diagnosed with a life-threatening infection and will be hospitalized for at least three months. Popular Cascade Park Safe [...]

Entrepreneur5 Ways to Learn the Nuts and Bolts of CrowdfundingEntrepreneurCrowdfunding is a multibillion dollar worldwide industry that continues to disrupt the traditional world of corporate finance, as well as change the way products go to market. Companies new and old, small and la [...]

Forbes6th Annual Global Crowdfunding Convention Sponsored By ForbesBooksForbesIn 2012, crowdfunding raised $1.7 billion in capital – but last year, total capital raised using crowdfunding reached over $60 billion. This represents a seismic shift in the way that startups, non-profits, [...]

Mirror.co.ukKinky couple set up crowdfunding campaign to raise £50,000 for ...Mirror.co.ukA kinky couple who want to raise money to open a sex club in the heart of a city centre look set to provoke outrage. Business partners Lee Magnetic and ...and more » [...]

Small Business Professor: Use crowdfunding to raise capital for your small businessCircleville HeraldA few of the more popular websites offering crowdfunding services include Kickstarter, Indiegogo and GoFundMe, all of which will walk you through the process of setting up a funding pa [...]

Forbes5 Crowdfunded Side Projects That Became Million-dollar CompaniesForbesCrowdfunding has also given many side projects a fighting chance, when no one else would. Many startups that originally launched on crowdfunding platforms have gone on to build $100 million businesses from the [...]

Fast CompanyHow Crowdfunding Site Patreon Is Helping Artists Build Media EmpiresFast Company(Yam, who built the original version of the site from scratch in three months, is CTO.) Like other crowdfunding platforms, it allows creators to solicit money from their audiences and share upd [...]

Will Crowdfunding Become a Big Deal in India?Knowledge@WhartonCrowdfunding — the practice of raising small amounts of capital from a large number of people to fund new ventures — is finally gaining traction in India. The question is: Will it deliver like it has in other markets? India [...]

5 Things That Can Make or Break Your Online Crowdfunding CampaignHuffPostWhen it comes to hot, new ideas, crowdfunding is one of the fastest-growing methods of raising startup cash. Like an informal brand of ABC's “Shark Tank,” the pages of crowdfunding sites range in everything [...]

BNNChanges to start-up crowdfunding exemption will increase access to capital for BC issuersMarketwired (press release)VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Sept. 21, 2017) - The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) today announced improvements to crowdfunding rules tha [...]

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