Monthly Archives: May 2014

How Crowdfunding Will Change The World

How Crowdfunding Will Change The World

By Tucker Max,  This is the copy of a speech I delivered at a crowdfunding conference in Austin this weekend. It’s similar to the content in the series I did a few months ago. I also did some slides with it, you can download them here if you want to see them: How Crowdfunding Is Going To Change The World When new technologies or ideas come up, people tend to draw a straight line forward. They assume the future will be the past, but just more of it. That’s not how new technologies work. Truly innovative ideas fundamentally alter relationships, which in turn creates entirely new possibilities.…

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Regulator flips as the ePenny drops! Could this presage a sea-change in the USA too?

Regulator flips as the ePenny drops! Could this presage a sea-change in the USA too?

May 31, 2014,  By Barry E James, Founder & CEO at The Crowd Data Center & The Crowdfunding Centre, Founder / Director of The Social Foundation “It’s an imperative for regulators to be standing on the right side of progress… A key objective of the Project Innovate program is to make sure that positive developments, the ones that promise to improve the lives of consumers or clients, are supported by the regulatory environment.” said Martin Wheatley as he announced the launch this week. This marks a sea-change in the UK where government and parliament have repeatedly and publicly urged the regulator to move from what’s been called…

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Lendit 2014: Real Estate Crowdfunding

The harsh truth about crowdfunding

Joel Burke | RGJ | May 30, 2014 – Thinking about raising money through crowdfunding? Stop. Seriously, stop. In the last few years, the buzz around crowdfunding has grown to a roar, and many small business owners see it as the key to easy money and huge growth. Here’s the truth: crowdfunding can help you grow your business and make money, but most crowdfunding campaigns fail and there is no such thing as easy money. Most successful crowdfunding campaigns are built off the backs of friends, family, really cool products and a cause everyone wants to support. If you can’t get 30 percent of your…

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CrowdFunding Hope with Jimmy Jang’s “LOVE IS THE POWER”

CrowdFunding Hope with Jimmy Jang’s  “LOVE IS THE POWER”

CrowdFundBeat News Wire CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS, UNITED STATES, June 1, 2014 /EINPresswire.com/ — For musician Jimmy Jang, the harmony of his songs is a way to undo the toxic disharmony that keeps the modern world in a state of brokenness. The songs on his second album, “Love is the Power” are a testimonial to the fact that, despite the hatred that is so prevalent in modern society, Jang believes that love is stronger. In order to finance the recording of eight of the songs on his album, Jang is running a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to raise $10,000 by June 8. Jang wrote the music and lyrics…

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Crowdfunding Clash: How Indiegogo Wants to Kick Kickstarter’s @$$

Crowdfunding Clash: How Indiegogo Wants to Kick Kickstarter’s @$$

BY JESSICA HULLINGER | The Fiscal Times | May 30, 2014 – Slava Rubin is no stranger to rejection. He’s the CEO and cofounder of Indiegogo, a crowdfunding site that, after launching in 2008, was turned down by 90 venture capitalists before receiving any institutional money. Fast forward six years to 2014. In January, Indiegogo completed the largest funding round of any crowdfunding startup — $40 million. And last week the site announced millions in new investments from a lineup of tech and innovation heavyweights, including Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group; Max Levchin, cofounder of PayPal; and Megan Smith, vice president of Google[x],…

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Proposed SEC Rule Expected to Eliminate More Than Half of Angel Investment Capital

Proposed SEC Rule Expected to Eliminate More Than Half of Angel Investment Capital

CFB New Wire, Experts Argue Change to Existing Accreditation Standards Will Reduce Growth of New Businesses and Job Creation (Shreveport, LA) – VC Experts (www.vcexperts.com), a leading source of private market investment information, and the Angel Capital Association, (ACA) are questioning an SEC proposal to change the qualifications for accredited investors. Analyses by VC Experts and ACA indicates that the SEC’s plan to make more stringent the financial requirements for angel investors to become accredited is likely to have a devastating effect on startups and job creation. The review of accreditation standards, which is required by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act…

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CROWDFUNDING: NEW ASSET CLASS, NEW INVESTOR CLASS

May 27th, 2014 Kim Wales, Crowdfunding is on the rise in today’s re-regulated and democratized global capital markets, and the JOBS Act is proving to be a game-changer for institutional investors. After the Lehman Brothers’ bankruptcy left the market reeling, some questioned how a single U.S. investment bank could cause global pandemonium. Today, a change of course is underway. The economic turmoil since 2007 has provided a catalyst for change. As a new guard is called into order to rein in provincial finance, the old guard is preparing for life under the regime of the Jump Start Our Business Start Ups Act (JOBS Act). Crowdfunding…

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The Bell Tolls for Title III Crowdfunding

The Bell Tolls for Title III Crowdfunding

May 27, 2014, By Dr.Richard Swart, After more than two years of waiting, the news from Capitol Hill is not good. The JOBS Act was a political compromise passed by Congress in 2012 due to several layered political agendas. Unfortunately, the provisions of the JOBS act, as enacted in Title III, are so unworkable that we now Back Cameramust turn our attention to what options are available for fixing this flawed set of laws and proposed rules. This article is based on a series of off-the-record discussions in Washington, DC. Given the nature of politics, this must be seen as only a discussion of possible…

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Odyssey Airlines launch public US crowdfunding

Odyssey Airlines launch public US crowdfunding

CFB News Wire, London, 29 May 2014 – Odyssey Airlines, Company also confirms appointment of Virgin Atlantic founder David Tait and Dragonair founder Stephen Miller, the new UK-based business-only carrier, today announces the launch of a capital raise on US platform Crowdfunder. It will run concurrently alongside a similar raise on the UK-based platform Crowdcube, which launched earlier this month, with the combined initiative targeting £5 million (US$8.4 million) to support the company’s next phase of development. The company has also confirmed the appointment of Virgin Atlantic founder David Tait and Dragonair founder Stephen Miller to its Executive team. Odyssey’s Crowdfunder investor pitch and funding…

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CFB Exclusive: Crowdfunding Experts with Steve Cinelli

CFB News, Steve Cinelli founded Primarq in an effort to reinvent the business model for home ownership, making homes more affordable to millions of people. Founder, CEO of PRIMARQ Inc., a paradigm shift in the world of housing finance. Our goal is to bring prudence and opportunity into a fundamentally crucial segment of the US and world economies, namely homeownership. Separately, serves as advisor/director to emerging growth companies, providing counsel for enhancing shareholder value through strategic and financial initiatives. All stages within financial services and financial technology, consumer products and services, and high technology, social media, and distribution. As a community give-back, I have produced…

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NPRAfter Outcry, Crowdfunding Site Patreon Backs Off Plan To Raise ...NPRThe popular crowdfunding service Patreon has backed off plans to change its payment structure, after widespread, vocal and passionate opposition from creators and their fans. Last week, the site announced it woul [...]

TechCrunchHow hate speech crowdfunding outfit Hatreon crept back online ...TechCrunchIf you want to make a living creating white supremacist content, you're probably not going to do it via sites like Kickstarter and Patreon, which prohibit hate speech. Fortunately there's Ha [...]

CoinDeskKickstarter ICO? Don't Count On It Says Crowdfunding Leader ...CoinDeskThe company most widely associated with crowdfunding, Brooklyn-based Kickstarter, has no plans to get into the initial coin offering (ICO) business. Coming in response to the news yesterday that compet [...]

CryptoCoinsNewsCrowdfunding Giant Indiegogo Looks to Make ICOs Mainstream ...CryptoCoinsNewsOne of the world's most popular crowdfunding platforms is getting in on the ICO game. Josiah Wilmoth on 14/12/2017. ------------------Advertisement------------------. Advertisement · Reddi [...]

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 via Customers: Is This The New Startup Capital?Customer ThinkWith more and more companies in a variety of sectors developing new crowdfunding campaigns, it makes sense to ask whether crowdfunding is likely to replace startup capital in the near future. Crowdfunding is qui [...]

VentureBeatAtaribox hits the pause button on its crowdfunding campaignVentureBeatAtari was supposed to start taking preorders along with launching its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo today for its new Ataribox console. However, it seems to have hit an unspecified snag and in an ema [...]

Coindesk (press release) (blog)Crowdfunding Giant Indiegogo Opens to ICOs - CoinDeskCoindesk (press release) (blog)The startup revealed today that, through an existing partnership with MicroVentures, it will begin offering services to projects seek to use the blockchain funding model. [...]

TechCrunchFormer Gawker employees are crowdfunding an effort to buy Gawker.comTechCrunchWhile Univision acquired most of Gawker Media's sites last year (and renamed them as the Gizmodo Media Group), the deal didn't include Gawker itself. In fact, BuzzFeed reported last month [...]

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