Monthly Archives: July 2015

Top 3 Family Office Trends

Top 3 Family Office Trends

Sang H. Lee CEO at DarcMatter, CrowdfundBeat  Sr. contributing guest editor, To many managers and advisors, family offices (FOs) represent an elusive category of investors operating within a fragmented and secretive space. What’s for certain, however, is that the family office landscape is evolving, with offices growing at an ever-increasing rate and offering services ranging from investment management to tax and estate planning. Below are some noteworthy trends reflecting a growth in the prevalence of the family office model as well as an increasing focus on certain allocation strategies.           Growth in Family Offices As global private wealth and the number of ultra-high-net-worth individuals are proliferating,…

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Funding Platform: What’s a “Bad Actor”?

Funding Platform: What’s a “Bad Actor”?

By Scott Purcell, Founder, CEO FundAmerica Per SEC rules, no company may raise capital if any officer, director, promoter or beneficial owner of 20% or more of its equity is a “Bad Actor”. So what is a “Bad Actor” in regulatory-speak? On July 10, 2013, the SEC adopted bad actor disqualification provisions for Rule 506 (b & c) of Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933, to implement Section 926 of the Dodd-Frank Act. This rule prohibits a company from raising capital if the issuer or any associated person has, among other things, been convicted of, or is subject to judicial or regulatory sanctions for, certain…

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Digital Investment Market Report for Q2 2015

Digital Investment Market Report for Q2 2015

CrowdFundBeat News Wire,  August 5th, 2015 by: Grow VC Group This week Crowd Valley publishes the latest and last Digital Investment Market Report for Q2 2015. The research is the result of the analysis the team conducted on the data collected during the last trimester and its outcomes highlight the main trends observed by the company in the global digital investment market.           You can read more about this and other emerging trends in Crowd Valley’s latest Digital Investment Market Report, that you can request for free at the following link: http://www.crowdvalley.com/research.html. As mentioned before, this is the last edition of…

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Once a Crowdfunder, Always a CrowdFunder

Once a Crowdfunder, Always a CrowdFunder

By Broc Romanek, Editor, TheCorporateCounsel.net A lot of ink has been spilled about crowdfunding in the press, such as this Huffington Post piece that gives a plain vanilla take on crowdfunding (and here’s another piece). In addition, there are some misunderstandings in the press about the capital options that a company has – this infographic by Kiran Lingam and Anthony Zeoli can help sort that out. Here’s some thoughts from members on crowdfunding (similar to this series of blogs a few years back): In response to a question about the effects of an initial crowdfunding investment on a possible later venture capital transaction, Patrick Reardon…

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Money20/20 Las Vegas, October 25-28

Money20/20 Las Vegas, October 25-28

CrowdFund Beat News Wire, Money20/20 is the largest global event enabling payments and financial services innovation for connected commerce at the intersection of mobile, retail, marketing services, data and technology. With 10,000+ attendees, including more than 1,000 CEOs, from over 3,000 companies and 75 countries, expected at its 2015 U.S. event, Money20/20 is critical to realizing the vision of disruptive ways in which consumers and businesses manage, spend and borrow money. The next Money20/20 will be held in Las Vegas, October 25-28, 2015, followed by Money20/20 Europe in Spring 2016. Register using your $250 Discount code (can be used unlimited times) here: https://secure.lenos.com/lenos/money2020/Registration2015/areg.htm.asp Your Discount code…

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4 Myths About Real Estate Crowdfunding

4 Myths About Real Estate Crowdfunding

By Nav Athwal, Founder & CEO at RealtyShares , CrowdFundBeat Sr. Guest Contributor. With the passage of the JOBS Act in late 2012, crowdfunding has caught fire and is being used to raise money for everything from startups to small businesses. In fact, by the end of 2014, crowdfunding, which includes debt, equity, rewards and donation based crowdfunding has injected $65 billion into the global economy. And by the end of this year, some predict that crowdfunders will have injected $2.5 billion into real estate alone. CircleUp and AngelList have made the crowdfunding value proposition possible for startups. The basic premise for real estate crowdfunding is very similar. An investor can…

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Decoding Crowd Finance

Decoding Crowd Finance

By Lauren Leibowitz, CrowdFundBeat Guest Contributor, Principal at 1st BridgeHouse Securities, LLC, Part 1: When Reviewing An Investment Opportunity   Entering the crowd finance world is very overwhelming with lots of numbers, unfamiliar words and acronyms being tossed around in documents and conversations. So let me lend a helping hand and get you started on sounds like a professional.     EBITDA: EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST, TAXES, DEPRECATION AND AMORTIZATION. EBITDA definition: An accounting technique valuable for business owners as an important standard measure of profitability. What makes EBITDA valuable is that unlike standard net income calculations that use a simple formula of revenue minus expenses, EBITDA factors in…

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Real Estate Firm Allegiancy Plans $30 Million Reg A+ Offer

Real Estate Firm Allegiancy Plans $30 Million Reg A+ Offer

CrowdFundBeat News Wire,  RICHMOND, Va. — Preparing for an expected doubling of is employees over the next two years, Allegiancy doubled its corporate footprint with a move into new headquarters.The strategic move is in keeping with the Allegiancy’s overall growth plan over the next two years — including an anticipated $30 million crowdfunding offering leveraging new Reg A rules — but also highlights aspects of its company culture: It includes a room where employees can unwind or recharge playing video games. Allegiancy has grown its assets under management (AUM) by more than 400 percent over the last year through organic growth and the acquisition of…

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Young Business Leaders takeing first Steps with CROWDFUNDING

Young Business Leaders takeing first Steps with CROWDFUNDING

By: Daniel Ling, CrowdFundBeat guest Editor & offerboard.com July 20th, 2015– The crowdfunding space has offered a financing avenue for many young entrepreneurs across the world. Young business leaders have become exposed to the not only arduous but also complex process of raising capital, and these ambitious individuals have taken their first steps by actively choosing the crowdfunding route. One example of such a youthful entrepreneurial venture is VozzApp. VozzApp is a social media service with a business model similar to Vine, the video clip sharing social media site, just without the video. The project is the brainchild of Mumbai teenager Advait Saravade. Saravade’s venture…

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Patch of Land Investment Results – 12% and on Target

Patch of Land Investment Results – 12% and on Target

By Mark Robertson CrowdFundBeat  Sr. Contributing Editor. President at CrowdDD, LLC, This is the fifth in a series of blog post about returns and tax implications from my crowdfunding investments from 2014.  The four post was about my investments from Realty Shares, ifunding, Realty Mogul, and Real Crowd.  Today’s post is about my twelve investments with Patch of Land.  All of Real Crowd’s projects have meet expectations.  I earned 12% on my POL investments. Patch of Land’s investments are all debt investments and pay monthly interest of 11% to 13%. They lend to developers on fix and flip on single family homes. My first investment was in March of 2014…

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Realty Mogul CEO Jilliene Helman on online Investment

Too-Big-To-Fail Banking Entrenched by Regulations

Too-Big-To-Fail Banking Entrenched by Regulations

By John Berlau Senior Fellow at Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) , CrowdFundBeat Sr. contributing editor,  • Why Competition Offers a Solution to Too Big to Fail A report released today by the Competitive Enterprise Institute finds that regulators are standing in the way of much-needed competition in the banking industry. That puts consumers and taxpayers at risk, because lack of competition in banking furthers the very Too-Big-to-Fail rationale that led to past bank bailouts. “Uber is shaking up transportation, Airbnb is turning upside down the lodging industry, but in financial services, regulators are essentially hanging a sign outside their windows stating, ‘No new banks need apply,’” said John Berlau, CEI…

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HEADLINE NEWS

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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