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Elio Motors CEO: Regulation A+ Brings Wall Street Back to Its Roots; Benefits Entrepreneurs and Investors, Boosts Economy

CrowdFundBeat News Wire, NEW YORK, Feb. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — When Elio Motors’ (OTCQX: ELIO) shares began trading on the OTCQX® Best Market last week, the start-up vehicle manufacturer made history. It became the first US-based organization to raise capital using Regulation A+, and also the first to have its shares publicly traded. Nearly $17M in funding was raised on the StartEngine Crowdfunding platform, and those shares are now trading on the OTCQX market. At a media briefing today, Elio Motors’ Founder and CEO Paul Elio praised Regulation A+ as an innovative policy decision that will benefit entrepreneurs, investors and the economy. “Regulation A+ is how…

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Is FinTech a crowdfunding offspring?

By Hector Botero CrowdFundBeat Sr. Contributing  Editor, President & CEO at iCrowdNewswire, LLC Wikipedia describes FinTech as: Financial technology, also known as FinTech, is a line of business based on using software to provide financial services. Financial technology companies are generally startups founded with the purpose of disruptingincumbent financial systems and corporations that rely less on software. Global investment in financial technology more than tripled to $4 billion in 2013 from $930 million in 2008. The nascent financial technology industry has seen rapid growth over the last few years, according to the office of the Mayor of London. So FinTech may or may not have been born…

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REPORT: GLOBAL CROWDFUNDING MARKET TO REACH $34.4B IN 2015

REPORT: GLOBAL CROWDFUNDING MARKET TO REACH $34.4B IN 2015

CrowdFundBeat News Wire, Crowdfunding Market Grows 167% in 2014: Crowdfunding Platforms Raise $16.2 Billion, Finds Research Firm Massolution® Report Forecasts Total Global Crowdfunding to Reach $34.4 Billion in 2015, with North America Remaining the Largest Market and Asia, Outpacing Europe in 2014, in Second Place. LOS ANGELES, California – March 31, 2015 – Crowdfunding is accelerating at an unprecedented rate and impacting government policy, informing enterprise innovation, and changing the role of financial institutions around the world. Today, massolution®, a research firm specializing in the crowdsourcing and crowdfunding industries, released its annual 2015CF – Crowdfunding Industry Report. After collecting data on 1,250 active crowdfunding platforms…

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Crowdfunding glossary

Crowdfunding glossary

Crowdfunding glossary Equity crowdfunding: Selling an ownership stake in a company to multiple people, also called peer-to-peer investing. This activity is regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission and often limited to accredited investors. Two pending California bills would allow California companies to do equity crowdfunding with nonaccredited investors, meaning the general public — as long as the investors live in California. Online crowdfunding: Kickstarter, Indiegogo and similar websites let people give money to creative endeavors in exchange for a small reward, such as a product under development or access to special events. Peer-to-peer lending sites such as LendingClub and Prosper let borrowers seek unrelated investors to…

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Crowdfunding Case Study: How to build a $710 Million Biotech in Silicon Valley?

Author: Richard Swart, PhD, Research Director, Program in Entrepreneurial and Social Finance     Graduate Assistant, Peter Trujillo, MBA Haas 2015 Copyright © 2015 License is granted to any accredited academic institution to use this case study for teaching purposes. Any commercial use or reprinting without the prior permission of the author is expressly prohibited. Prologue In many ways, Larry Gerrans looks like many other successful Silicon Valley CEOs. After a fast-track career working for a Fortune 500 medical device firm, he launched a biotechnology company and has scaled it into a life science accelerator. Gerrans has grown the valuation of his holding company from $60…

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Crowdnetic Q4 Report: Services and Technology Take the Lead

Crowdnetic’s quarterly data analysis report on private companies publicly raising shows the continued upward trajectory of the crowdfinance industry. Crowdnetic, the leading provider of technology and market data solutions to the global crowdfinance marketplace, today releases its quarterly data analysis report on private companies publicly raising for the period ending December 31, 2014. With approximately five quarters of data collected, Crowdnetic’s reports have shown that crowdfinanced securities continue to attract increased investor interest. From the data captured through CrowdWatch, Crowdnetic’s platform for the discovery and analysis of securities-based crowdfunded offerings, there has been approximately $482.5 million dollars of recorded capital commitments made to this burgeoning…

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Crowdfunding Charts

CrowdFunding Beat Media, Explore data on the businesses using EquityNet  The crowdfunding statistics and trends presented below are based on a sampling of over 5,000 businesses that used EquityNet’s crowdfunding platform from 2007 to 2014. More on CrowdFunding Lists, Data, Analytics, Research, Statistics, Reports, Infographic More on : CrowdFunding Lists, Data, Analytics, Research, Statistics, Reports, Infographic

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4 Myths of Equity Crowdfunding: How to Become an Angel Investor

By Zack Miller, CrowdFunding Beat guest Contributor, General Partner and Head of the Investor Community at OurCrowd. Equity crowdfunding is quickly finding its legs. For 2014, we estimated upwards of$700 million of capital invested in startups would be through equity crowdfunding platforms. Investors who have already migrated to these platforms are the early adopters, quick and flexible and open to trying an innovative new way to invest in the next Google, Facebook and Apple. However, many investors are still reticent to getting their feet wet since it’s still not entirely clear how equity crowdfunding works. This article dispels four myths about equity crowdfunding to offer investors a new investment track…

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Crowdfunding and The Trust

Crowdfunding and The Trust

By Mark Roderick, CrowdFunding Beat Sr. Guest Contributor, The Securities Act of 1933. The Exchange Act of 1934. The Investment Company Act of 1940. Those are the pillars of the U.S. securities laws, as relevant today as they were 80 years ago. And here’s one more old law relevant to Crowdfunding: the Trust Indenture Act of 1939. Here’s the idea. A company issues its promissory notes (obligations) to a large group of investors. If the company defaults on one or two notes, it might not be financially feasible for those particular investors to take legal action. Even if the company defaults on all the notes it…

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Congressman Patrick McHenry on New Regulation A+

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CrowdFunding Lists, Data, Analytics, Research, Statistics, Reports, Infographic

Crowdfunding Beat Data Center. TOP 100 CrowdFunding Platforms, who’s Who of CrowdFunding Professionals, Top 10 Real Estate CrowdFunding Top Ranking CrowdFunding Website, TOP 5 Renewable Energy Crowdfunding Platforms, Funding Rounds for Platforms Crowdfunding Platform Rates & Policy, Top 1% of Angel Investors, Top 100 CrowdFunding Campaigns chart Top 100 Kickstarter projects NOW!, Interview| Research | Education | Videos, TOP Crowdfunded & VC-Funded Hardware Companies, Peer-to-Peer CrowdFunding: P2P Report, CrowdFunding 2020 Vision, Research – Publications White Label Crowdfunding Software, Crowdlanding Analytics, Top Ranking CrowdFunding Industry Websites Top 10 CrowdFunding Conference, Venture Capital & Kickstarter & Indiegogo Hardware Projects The Crowdfunded Hardware Ecosystem, UC Berkeley CrowdFunding Report,…

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GeekBIKI Robot Fish Paddles Past Crowdfunding Goal - Geek.comGeekSpring has barely sprung, but some folks are already prepping their summer essentials: bathing suit, fishing rod, portable underwater drone. Chinese company ...and more » [...]

Small business crowdfunding: Dos and Don'tsArizona Daily SunMany are the entrepreneurs who have lamented, “If only I had the money to start my enterprise.” For startup businesses experiencing difficulty — and often exasperation — trying to get financing via traditional means, cro [...]

OregonLive.comCrowdfunding efforts for Portland stabbing victims top $1 million days after attackOregonLive.comThe crowdfunding campaigns sprang up soon after news reports spread of the attack. Two are designed to help all three families with medical costs and to alleviate any financi [...]

Daily MailNick Clegg crowdfunding former Deputy PM appeals donations ...Daily MailLib Dem MP Nick Cleg is 'crowdfunding' to help bankroll the publication of thousands of party leaflets for canvassing ahead of the re-election bid in Sheffield ...and more » [...]

Roanoke TimesVirginia Tech launches its own crowdfunding site to reach new generation of donorsRoanoke TimesOne of the first four pilot projects that went live on Jump, Tech's crowdfunding website, lets users pay for as little as one local child to attend educational programming [...]

Crowdfund InsiderResearch on Risk Shows Crowdfunding Has Significant Fraud Immunity: Here's WhyCrowdfund InsiderIt may be counterintuitive but the research has been done and the results are now in – and it's as we've been saying for almost five years. Fraud in crowdfund [...]

Hall alone in vote against rape kit crowdfundingRockwall County Herald Banner“Rape kit testing is far too important to rely on an undependable funding source like crowdfunding. This is a core function of government and as such it should be funded by government. Victims deserve to know [...]

New York MagazineFacebook Rolls Out Crowdfunding to EveryoneNew York MagazineDepending on your perspective, the rise in popularity of crowdfunding is either a fantastic new way that the internet lets strangers help each other out, or emblematic of the decay of institutional safeguards [...]

Crowdfund InsiderCrowdfunding for Portland Stabbing Victims: Standing Together Against HateCrowdfund InsiderAt this writing, donation-based crowdfunding campaigns LaunchGood and GoFundMe have raised more than a combined $700,000 from over 15,000 people for the three men who stood up f [...]

Android Authority (blog)Crowdfunding project of the week: BIKI is an underwater drone that ...Android Authority (blog)Drones are fun, but they can only move through air. We know plenty of you prefer to go underwater. If so, BIKI is for you.and more » [...]

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