Monthly Archives: November 2014

iFunding, Real Estate Crowdfunding Portal, Raises its Own Finance Round via Crowdfunder.com

CrowdFunding Beat News Wire, New York, NY (PRWEB) December 02, 2014 iFunding, the company that makes real estate investing simple through crowdfunding, announces it is raising a corporate financing round of up to $2 million. The round of financing uses the same types of crowdfunding techniques that iFunding applies to its day-to-day business in real estate investment. This is another sign of evolution in the crowdfunding sector and real estate financing. iFunding will use the funds for expanded operations, technology enhancements, marketing and sales. It is performing this fundraising through Crowdfunder (see http://www.crowdfunder.com/ifunding), the number one ranked equity crowdfunding site on Google, with over 77,000 registered…

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Indiegogo Testing Crowdfunding Insurance

by Jon Fingas ,I think offering crowdfunding insurance is a pretty good idea. If you’ve poured a lot of money into crowdfunding, you’ve probably backed a project that either missed its release date or was an out-and-out fraud — and since there are rarely recourses in these cases, that often means that you’ve wasted your money. For Indiegogo, this is enough of a concern that it’s now testing crowdfunding insurance that compensates you if a campaign goes belly-upy-u If you’ve poured a lot of money into crowdfunding, you’ve probably backed a project that either missed its release date or was an out-and-out fraud — and since there are rarely recourses in these…

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Royalty Based Crowdfunding

By Victoria Silchenko, Crowdfunding Beat Guest Editor,  Founder & CEO, Metropole Capital Group, How to Raise Capital But Preserve Your Equity: Royalty Based Crowdfunding (Interview With Arthur Lipper) While some might think that royalty based crowdfunding is a new sheriff in town, the truth is that selling a portion of a future sale (royalty) in return for an investment has been quite popular for many years in the pharmaceutical and oil & gas industries, as well as among artists, writers, movie makers and those who were pitching Friends and Family, aka non-accredited investors.   The main benefit for the investor is that he earns his regular income…

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The 4 Myths Of Equity Crowdfunding (And Why They’re Wrong) Podcast

The 4 Myths Of Equity Crowdfunding (And Why They’re Wrong)  Podcast

CrowdFunding Beat News Wire, This Week in Crowdfunding is a newly launched podcast series hosted by OurCrowd’s Zack Miller and David Stark, where they cover the best in Crowdfunding with a frank — and educational — discussion about the issues surrounding Crowdfunding. Every week, they interview successful entrepreneurs, deconstruct campaigns, and hear from the smartest people around on this transformative, massive financing trend. Equity crowdfunding is probably the newest form of crowdfunding, Kickstarter and Indiegogo’s little brother. But the momentum is there — OurCrowd estimated that upwards of $700M would be invested via equity crowdfunding during 2014. While thousands of investors have taken to equity…

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P2P Lending in China: Regulation or Not?

P2P Lending in China: Regulation or Not?

58 billion Yuan ($ 9,5 billion) is the estimated market value of P2P lending in China as of last August. Certainly, a lot smaller than the UK’s or the US’s. However, considering that this value increased almost 90% since January 2014 and that it has already surpassed the value estimates made at the beginning of the year, it is clear that the phenomenon is growing at fast speed. Nevertheless, the situation for Chinese P2P lending is not yet so rosy as it may appear. In fact, as Crowd Valley reported in this previous article, many Chinese platforms went bankrupt during last months, most likely due to…

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Is Equity Crowdfunding Right for my Start up Business?

CrowdFunding Beat News Wire, By Jenna Taylor, In recent years, equity crowdfunding has emerged as a successful alternative funding solution for high growth businesses which have perhaps been deemed “too risky” for banks, “too early-stage” for traditional angels, and “too small” for VCs. If you’ve found yourself on the receiving end of one of these rejections, you’ll have started looking into other ways in which to raise money for your start up business, and are wondering if raising finance from an online crowd is the way forward. Equity crowdfunding is a good fit for businesses which are run by entrepreneurially -minded teams show high growth potential…

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LumeJet goes into Over Funding on Uk’s CrowdBnk

CrowdFunding Beat News Wire, London, 1st December 2014 – CrowdBnk announces LumeJet, the innovative print technology company, has surpassed its crowdfundraising target and gone into over funding and has raised £1,510,306.  LumeJet has developed and brought to market a new concept in light-based, inkless, digital printing which, according to experts, has the highest print quality available in the market. This photonic technology has been developed by the company’s founder and Chief Innovation Officer, Dr Trevor Elworthy, and LumeJet is developing technologies, in addition to its award-winning commercial printer – the LumeJet S200 – that is already available, for its own products and for third party solutions through its photonic print…

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How Crowdfunding will Change the Business World

How Crowdfunding will Change the Business World

By Eric Michaels, Financing a project through online contributions, also known as crowdfunding, was initially met with skepticism and its detractors were repeatedly stunned by every success. Now, however, it has proven to be far more than a fad and everything from major motion pictures, to personal vacations has been successfully crowdfunded. When it comes to the business world, the implications are just as big. Here’s how crowdfunding could change the way business gets done. A shift in financing power “In the ’90s, you would raise $5 million or $10 million in an IPO, but those days are gone, and that has created this black…

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How Baby Boomers can Leverage Real Estate Crowdfunding

By David Drake, David is the founder and chairman of Victoria Global, a corporate communications firm, LDJ Capital, a family office advisory firm, and The Soho Loft Media Group, a global financial media company. You can contact him at david@ldjcapital.com ————————————————————————————————————– Each day in the United States, an estimated 10,000 baby boomers retire. With a population placed at 78 million, the boomer generation, representing those born after World War II (between 1946 and 1964) currently control 70% of the household wealth in the U.S. according to Brian Sozzi of the Belus Capital Advisors. It has also been predicted that about $12 trillion worth of assets will be transferred from the greatest…

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How to Do it Wrong in Crowdfunding

By Mark Roderick, CrowdFunding Beat Sr.guest editor, Flaster/Greenberg P.C.  An SEC enforcement order came across my desk that illustrates how to operate a Crowdfunding portal if you want to meet people who work for the government. The order, with names removed, is available here. As a preface, everything I know about this portal comes from the SEC’s enforcement order. It is possible that the SEC’s allegations are false – even though the portal agreed to a settlement, without admitting wrongdoing – and that the portal actually was in full compliance with all applicable laws. With that said, here’s what the portal did, or is alleged to have…

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Crowdfunding for Athletes

CrowdFunding Beat News Wire, Sqor Inc., a social network focused exclusively on sports, isn’t following the typical social media roadmap. Just over a year after launch, the service still doesn’t have private messages or detailed user profiles. Instead, Sqor is jumping into crowdfunding, and if all goes to plan, it thinks one of the NFL’s most legendary quarterbacks — who’s made millions in endorsements alone over his career — can help athletes in less popular sports like racquetball or UFC use their social followers to fund their professional careers. Brett Favre, who won multiple MVP awards and set NFL passing records during a 20-year career (primarily)…

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Black Friday Funds Helping Crowdfunding A Mission To The Moon

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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 [...]

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 [...]

LITTLE GUIDANCE FROM IRS ON TAXING CROWDFUNDING CONTRIBUTIONSBloomberg BNAWhether it's a musician raising money to produce an album, an inventor with a great idea, or a family in distress that needs help, crowdfunding through platforms such as Indiegogo and Kickstarter has become [...]

Crowdfunding: Funding ideas the right wayReuters (press release) (registration)The term “crowdfunding”, or “crowdsourcing”, refers to an open call made to the world via the Internet to solicit funds from interested parties to finance a business or social project. The funds received ma [...]

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 [...]

What do you think of crowdfunding campaigns?Japan TodayI think that if there is a responsibility and guarantee of sorts that the crowdfunding site will actually act with the users to go after companies which waste money or run off with it, then it would be a great thing for the future [...]

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 [...]

VentureBeatAmid Silicon Valley crackdown on alt-right, Gab social network ...VentureBeatAs high-tech firms have begun taking steps to weed out some of the most offensive right-wing hate groups, alternative social network Gab has seen a surge in ...Gab is becoming a haven for hate spee [...]

FortuneIndiegogo's Difficult Path to Offering Equity CrowdfundingFortuneIndiegogo founder Slava Rubin discusses how Indiegogo's equity crowdfunding service has been performing since its launch in 2016. Photograph by Indiegogo. E-mail; Tweet; Facebook; Linkedin. Share icons. [...]

The HinduKoodiyattam centre goes for crowdfundingThe HinduThe goal is to raise the sum through the crowdfunding platform BitGiving (https://www.bitgiving.com /nepathya) to train a new generation of artistes in what constitutes the only surviving form of ancient Sanskrit theatre in the [...]

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