Monthly Archives: July 2014

Power of the Crowd

CrowdFunding’s Next Hot Frontier: REAL ESTATE

5 mistakes that kill crowdfunding campaigns

5 mistakes that kill crowdfunding campaigns

Elaine Pofeldt | CNBC | July 29, 2014 – Raking in $102,824 on Indiegogo in a campaign that ended July 3, the start-up Ambronite, maker of a drinkable organic “supermeal,” achieved a goal that most crowdfunders would envy: It exceeded its $50,000 target by more than 100 percent. “It was really exciting to see so many people around the world fund our product,” said CEO Simo Suoheimo, one of five co-founders at the start-up, which has offices in San Francisco and in Helsinki, Finland, where the young entrepreneurs developed the natural food product in a business accelerator. Most start-ups that try to raise money on…

Read more »

Crowdfunding Industry Spotlight : Jonathan Frutkin

by Josef Holm , crowdfunding.biz,  Jonathan Frutkin is the author of Equity Crowdfunding: Transforming Customers into Loyal Owners, which is available on Amazon.com. He is the CEO of Cricca Funding, an advisory service for companies that are looking to take advantage of crowdfunding. He is also the founder of The Frutkin Law Firm, PLC, a 10-attorney firm located in Scottsdale, Arizona. Prior to his current activities, he was the owner of a chain of ice cream stores in Las Vegas, did real estate development in Washington, D.C., and was the founder of one of the 50 fastest growing technology firms in the mid-Atlantic region.  Q: How did you get into crowdfunding…

Read more »

The Hollywood director Simon West CrowdFunding on SyndicateRoom

CFB News Wire The Hollywood director behind Tomb Raider and Con Air, Simon West, is offering SyndicateRoom investors the chance to be part of cinematic history by investing in his latest movie, Salty as part of his crowdfunding campaign. West has a highly impressive track record, having produced and/or directed Con Air, The General’s Daughter, Tomb Raider, Black Hawk Down, When A Stranger Calls, The Mechanic and Expendables 2. Now Simon West is going independent: he has made the decision to produce a new film, not funded through the traditional studio-led route, but instead with the help of our equity crowdfunding platform. https://www.syndicateroom.com/Salty

Read more »

Indiegogo Releases New iPhone App for Crowdfunders and Creators

Indiegogo Releases New iPhone App for Crowdfunders and Creators

By Roy Morejon, Indiegogo’s announcement of a mobile app for iPhone will make crowdfunding easier for both funders and creators. The new iPhone app allows funders an easy way to stay up-to-date with popular projects as well as save campaigns that interest them. By saving campaigns, funders can receive alerts about end dates, and similar campaigns. Funders can also create profiles and select keywords that allow them to be notified when new campaigns might interest them. The mobile app will allow creators a whole new way to run their campaigns and interact with funders. Creators can now directly contact funders and potential funders through direct…

Read more »

Buona Notte, Accredited Investor

By Steven Cinelli, Founder | CEO PRIMARQ/REMARQ, Certainly over the last two years, with the introduction of the JOBS Act, the discussion of “accredited investor” has never been so fashionable. A concept precipitated in the aftermath of the Crash of 1929, within the construct of the Securities Act of 1933, the objective was to enable small companies an efficient avenue to raise capital without the laborious and costly effort of filing a full registration statement. Simply, as long as such companies sold their securities to those of financial means, there were limited disclosure requirements. The logic was that such investors of means had the financial…

Read more »

“Crowdfunding’s Potential for Minority and Women Owned Enterprises” Report by Crowdfund Capital Advisors

Crowdfunding’s Potential for Minority and Women Owned Enterprises http://crowdfundcapitaladvisors.com/

Read more »

What To Look For In A Crowdfund Investment

What To Look For In A Crowdfund Investment

 By Jim Atkins, Crowdfunding is a new buzzword among investors, but few understand how to look at opportunities that are likely to fly and waste time pledging cash to no-hope projects. Picking the right crowdfunding deal is hard work and many investors do not understand how the process works. The plain truth is most crowdfunding projects do not achieve lift-off because the organisers put forward a poor pitch or are looking at raising cash for pipedreams. Crowdfunding pitches are often a last-chance saloon for deals that will never work and have been turned down by every other fund raising channel. Here are some tips to weed…

Read more »

Talks of JOBS Act and SEC on the Hill

The Future Of Crowdfunding: Where To From Here?

By Freddie Dawson ,Forbes Contributor Much has been made about the ability of crowdfunding to transform new-business finance. Whether it is through a rewards based model, a peer-to-peer lending model or an equity finance model, the crowd has been theorised as the answer to a lack of appetite for risk amongst traditional finance institutions coupled with the always-present financial constraints placed on innovation. Carrying crowdfunding through to its furthest potential conclusions, it has been theorised that it could take the place of banks for many functions – both for entrepreneurs and investors. It has also been put forward as a replacement to other forms of…

Read more »

Crowdfunding sector growing some grey hairs

Crowdfunding sector growing some grey hairs

By Konrad Putzier A good way of measuring how the real estate crowdfunding industry has changed in the past months is to count gray hairs. Last winter, it was hard to find anyone over 40 at the nascent industry’s conferences. Now, a noticeable influx of distinguished real estate executives, along with their firms, is changing the field. Since its inception, real estate crowdfunding has been dominated by young tech entrepreneurs with lofty visions of democratizing investment and little ties to the industry establishment. This dominance is starting to fray. In April, the decades-old real estate investment banking firm, Carlton Group, announced the launch of its…

Read more »

HEADLINE NEWS

U.S. News & World ReportNo Cash for Hate, Say Mainstream Crowdfunding FirmsU.S. News & World ReportThe block on mainstream crowdfunding is just the latest blow to far-right activists operating online. In the last 24 hours, neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer had its domain regi [...]

FortuneUncensored Social Network Gab Raises $1 Million in Crowdfunding CampaignFortuneA crowdfunding campaign for Gab, a Twitter-like social network that touts its commitment to freedom of speech, surpassed $1 million yesterday. The company claims it is politically neutral and committ [...]

Baltimore SunHarford still opposes crowdfunding sites for school donationsBaltimore SunRaising money through online crowdfunding sites is an ideal way for teachers to find the funds to purchase classroom materials and should be restored, the head of the Harford County teachers' u [...]

League: Warriors legend Monty Betham drops crowdfunding bidNew Zealand HeraldFormer Warriors Monty Betham has pulled the pin on his quest to launch a crowdfunding campaign to buy the Warriors. With Warriors owner Eric Watson locked in negotiations to sell, Betham made a plea to league [...]

Crain's Cleveland Business'Smaller' gifts can go long way for Clinic's crowdfunding platformCrain's Cleveland BusinessFor an institution accustomed to securing multimillion-dollar donations, Cleveland Clinic's latest fundraising effort has some relatively [...]

GeekZing Smart Light Passes Crowdfunding Goal With Flying Colors ...GeekAt age 31, I still prefer to keep a light on in the hallway, illuminating my way to the bathroom in the middle of the night. (God forbid I step on the creeping cat—or ...and more » [...]

ForbesWhat Works In Equity Crowdfunding -- Insights From ResearchForbesAs we have recently celebrated the fourth anniversary of the signing of the JOBS Act into law, it is a good time to take stock of the effect that the legislature had on equity crowdfunding in the United States. It [...]

Deccan ChronicleHow to make crowdfunding work?Deccan ChronicleVarun, based on his experience, also says, that people new to crowdfunding should not be complacent with their campaigning — “I've seen a lot of people, who just think that crowdfunding is free money. They have a very [...]

FortuneDreamHost Sets Up Crowdfunding Page to Aid Trump Government FightFortuneThe Los Angeles-based web host DreamHost, which is fighting the Department of Justice over its attempt to seize records of visitors to an anti-Donald Trump website, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to a [...]

DualShockersBounty Battle Rolls out the White Carpet with Successful Crowdfunding CampaignDualShockersWhen we last checked in with the indie-obsessed fighting game, Bounty Battle, it was halfway through its $30,000 crowdfunding goal. Now with 3 days left to go, it's surpassed thi [...]

CFB Finance

Marketwired

  • Crowdfunding
  • Crowdfund
  • Peer to Peer Lending
  • FinTech
  • Reg A+
  • Reg CF
  • Crowdfunding USA

Press Release

Live Crowdfunding .tv

What's Next Step in Regulation A+ JOBS ACTS Title IIII :L Interview : Steve Cinelli with Brian Korn Securities and Crowdfunding/Peer-to-Peer Lending Lawyer, Watch more video library | Conference | Interview | Campaign Showcase | Research | Education |