Monthly Archives: October 2014

CFIRA Invites Crowdfunding Industry to second annual Regulatory and Advocacy Summit in Washington, D.C. November 21

CrowdFunding Beat News Wire, The Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA) will hold its second annual Regulatory and Advocacy Summit in Washington, D.C., on Friday, November 21 from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the Hart Building on Capital Hill.Attendees will network with fellow crowdfunding advocates, members of Congress, policymakers and industry thought leaders. The event’s half-day agenda will include a keynote address and span three core panels: Post-Election Review of Outcomes and How it Could Affect Regulations Crowdfinance Data Title III and Title IV Regulatory and Industry Updates   Some of the confirmed panelists include Sam Guzik of Guzik & Associates, Ryan Feit, Founder of SeedInvest, D.J. Paul, CSO of Propellr, and Chris Tyrrell, Founder of OfferBoard. Admission…

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Smart Crowdfunding

CrowdFundBeat News Desk,  SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ —  The makers of Guiddoo, a popular personal tour guide app, have launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo in order to introduce a new version of their personal tour guide app for people who want to travel the world with confidence. This campaign has a funding goal of $20,000, which needs to be raised by December 5th in order to officially launch the new and improved Guiddoo App.  The original idea started when Guiddoo creator Nidhi Varma took a trip to the Eiffel Tower, a holiday she had wanted for a very long time. The trip did not…

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A Guide to Real Estate Crowdfunding Today

Halloween blog special: Sometimes it’s the investors who are scary…

OCTOBER 31, 2014 by ANDREW STEPHENSON Securities laws in the United States are based around the idea of disclosure and protection of the naïve investor from unscrupulous practices by issuers of securities —  the sophisticated guys duping the little guy.  However, for many early-stage companies, the sophisticated guys at the table are the investors.  Not only do they hold all the cards on the terms of the deal, they know exactly what type of recourse they have if things do not work out the way they would like. Take the rules surrounding securities fraud.  To succeed in a securities fraud claim the investor must show that the issuer made a…

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Top 10 Realtime CrowdFunding projects

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Congressman Patrick McHenry on New Regulation A+

Crowdfunding Has Not Killed Angel Investing Yet

BY MARTIN ZWILLING,  Entrepreneurs who require funding for their startup have long counted on self-accredited high net worth individuals (“angels”) to fill their needs, after friends and family, and before they qualify for institutional investments (“VCs”). New crowd funding platforms on the Internet, likeKickstarter and IndieGoGo, as well as the Jobs Act of 2012, are expected by many to ramp up regular people’s ability to fund new opportunities and kill the need for angel groups. I just don’t see it happening any time soon. I just finished a new book, “Angel Investing,” by a friend and one of the most active angel investors in New York, David S. Rose. David is…

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Why states are now creating their own crowdfunding rules

Why states are now creating their own crowdfunding rules

By AgBeat, Crowdfunding is changing, how states are keeping up Crowdfunding is rapidly changing, and on the forefront of that movement is Judd Hollas, Founder and CEO of EquityNet. As investors and businesses become fatigued with waiting on the federal government to set national regulations for the crowd funding industries, the states are stepping in. In his own words below, Hollas explains why states are creating their own crowdfunding rules: Over two years ago, President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startup Act (JOBS Act) into law; however, regulations for equity-based crowdfunding that would allow the average American citizen, who has less than a million…

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Key to Real Estate Crowdfunding Opportunity

CrowdFunding Beat  By Jonathan Frutkin, CFB  Sr. Contributor,   The big crowdfunding story of 2014 is all about real estate. The major on-going challenge for real estate developers has always been to quickly find financial partners to make deals happen. To facilitate their deals, developers often have relationships with a handful of lenders and a handful of ultra-high net worth investors (like family offices or equity funds). Instead of limiting their financial partners, more and more experienced real estate professionals are turning to the Internet to raise money. Before September of last year, it wasn’t legally permissible for a company raising money to advertise their offering.…

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Want to be an angel investor? Here are 8 simple steps.

By Zack Miller Head of Investor Community/Partnerships at OurCrowd, Show of hands: Who heredoesn’t want to invest in the next Facebook or Google? Didn’t think so. The people who invest in startups have supplanted hedge fund managers as the investment rock stars of our age. What makes startup investing so thrilling is that unlike the passive investing common in the stock market (see ourUltimate Stock Market Investor’s Guide to Investing in Startups), angel investors have the opportunity to provide ongoing value with their experience… and Rolodexes. Whether you’re just kicking off your career as a venture capitalist or starting out in angel investing after making your money in…

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Reddit launches new crowdfunding website called Redditmade

BY CrowdFunding Beat News Wire,  Hello, mods of reddit! We are thrilled to announce an entirely new project that we hope will enhance your experience on reddit, create stronger subreddit communities, allow redditors to collaborate and support each other, and empower redditors to make a difference. We’ll be announcing this to the rest of the world tomorrow, but we wanted to make sure you had a chance to explore the site and even start creating and backing campaigns if you want to before everyone else does. So what is redditmade? redditmade is a new place to turn the best designs and products by the community into…

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SEC’s Crowdfunding rule proposal

By Matt Kitzi, States, issuers and investors find different crowdfunding methods for raising capital while waiting for the SEC 10.23.14 On October 23, 2013, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission staff proposed a 500+ page set of rules and regulations for Title III of the 2012 JOBS Act, better known as Crowdfunding. Crowdfunding was the most publicly discussed portion of the JOBS Act, but the Reg D general advertising change was finalized first, and the Reg A+ component may have generated more excitement in some circles. Now, one year after their proposal, the federal Crowdfunding rules have not been adopted or finalized, so the nascent securities…

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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 [...]

EntrepreneurWhy Some Small Business Owners Are Turning to Crowdfunding to Save Their CompanyEntrepreneurMany owners of beloved local businesses, especially in pricier cities, have been forced to swallow their pride and appeal to their customers in times of crisis -- a process streamli [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

CryptoCoinsNewsCrowdfunding Giant Indiegogo Looks to Make ICOs MainstreamCryptoCoinsNewsCrowdfunding platform Indiegogo has a plan to help initial coin offerings (ICOs) break into the mainstream, even as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is ramping up its oversight of [...]

BBC NewsWu Yongning: Who is to blame for a daredevil's death? - BBC NewsBBC NewsLast month, Wu Yongning went out to do what he loved best - scale a skyscraper without safety equipment and film himself dangling off its roof by his fingertips. What happened next almost seems inevit [...]

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 [...]

NPRCrowdfunding 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 [...]

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