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Marketing for Crowdfunding

By Ashleigh Everston  CrowdfundBeat Guest Contributor, Influencer Marketing for Crowdfunding: An Equation for Success! Crowdfunding is the first step towards successful entrepreneurship. Without having the right financiers in your pocket, you cannot make your dream startup a reality. You may say that the financers are your primary target audience to position your startup venture. To promote a potential business idea, you needa support system of people who can promote your brand to the right audience, and who can do this better than influencers. Influencers are industry experts who give their insights into best practices and trending topicsof a particular area of field. These are the people who…

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THE INCONVENIENT TRUTH: MOST STARTUPS FAIL

BY Lauren Leibowitz, Principal at 1st BridgeHouse Securities, LLC, CrowdfundBeat Sr. Guest editor, This blog is a part of a 3 blog series. Click here to read Part 1: The apples and oranges of Crowdfunding – Reward/ Donation Crowdfunding is not investing. PART 2: THE INCONVENIENT TRUTH: MOST STARTUPS FAIL The Risk Vs Reward tradeoff in the PIPR Market Startups can fail for many different reasons and most do!  Within the Final Regulation Crowdfunding Rules, the SEC comments about theSurvival Rates for Startups and Small Businesses Startups and small businesses that lack tangible assets or business experience needed to obtain conventional financing might turn to securities-based crowdfunding in reliance…

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Research Study: 7 Stats from 100,000 Crowdfunding Campaign

By Amy Yeh Crowdfund Beat Guest post, If you’ve decided to start a crowdfunding campaign, it’s probably for an idea that you’ve been thinking about for awhile. You’re ready to take charge and turn your dream into a reality. Crowdfunding is an excellent option for anyone to fund what matters to them, whether it’s a band’s latest album, short film, hot new gadget, college tuition, medical expenses… the list goes on and on. We want every campaigner to be set up for success, so we took a look at the numbers and statistics behind 100,000 Indiegogo campaigns* to see what’s working and what’s not. Here…

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Reg A – Broker-Dealer Issues & Opportunitiese

Reg A – Broker-Dealer Issues & Opportunitiese

By Scott Purcell,  Fund America Founder & CEO, CrowdFundBeat Guest post Situation: Reg A presents issuers, broker-dealers and other industry professionals with a fantastic new tool for raising capital. Many others have already done an overview of the rules, so I’m just going to dive into a couple of specific items you need to be aware of. As FundAmerica is now servicing numerous live Reg A offerings, and our customers (broker-dealers and platforms) have another 65 offerings in process, we are in a unique position to be the first to get bloodied/educated as these deals start getting done. Issue: Form 211 If the shares are to…

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JOBS Act SEC Approval of FINRA Rules

CrowdFundBeat Data Center  SEC Approval of FINRA Funding Portal Rules and Related Forms Effective Date: January 29, 2016 Title III equity crowdfunding campaigns. Title III fundraising, a new system approved last October that will go into effect on May 16, 2016, allows issuers to raise up to $1M via equity crowdfunding. For the first time in history, small businesses can trade an equity stake in all future profits in exchange for a valuable influx of funds, without the burden of registering with the SEC.   (JOBS) Act SEC Approval of FINRA Funding Portal Rules

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Report: China Internet Crowdfunding and Wealth Management Industry

Report: China Internet Crowdfunding and Wealth Management Industry

CrowdFundBeat News Wire, LONDON, Jan. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Main business models of Internet finance include: (1) third-party payment; (2) network lending (P2P and network microcredit); (3) crowdfunding; (4) Internet wealth management; (5) Internet consumer finance; (6) virtual currency; (7) Internet financial portal; (8) guarantee; (9) credit investigation system. The report focuses on Internet crowdfunding and Internet wealth management industries. Crowdfunding Industry Crowdfunding refers to the model that project sponsors release their creative ideas on Internet platforms to raise funds and, in return, give investors material objects, services or equities. It includes mainly rewards-based crowdfunding, equity-based crowdfunding, and donation-based crowdfunding. The first crowdfunding platform appeared…

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To Tap the Full Benefits of Reg A+, Test the Waters Before Diving In

To Tap the Full Benefits of Reg A+, Test the Waters Before Diving In

By Scott Andersen, CrowdfundBeat Guest Contributor, Principal at finLawyer.com While we are waiting for the 180 days or so before Regulation Crowdfunding becomes effective, an issuer may wish to consider other options presently available that permit nonaccredited investor participation.  Reg A+ offers some attractive options for a small issuer that needs to raise capital to grow its business.  You can raise up to fifty million dollars.  All fifty states are preempted from regulating a Tier II securities offering.  Yes, and nonaccredited investors, or investors not considered to be wealthy, may invest.  And the shares are free trading.  But of all these benefits available with Reg A…

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SEC Proposed Changes to Rule 147 and Rule 504 33-9973 [document]

SEC Proposed Changes to Rule 147 and Rule 504 33-9973 [document]

CrowdfundBeat Data Center , The SEC today also proposed amendments to Rule 147 and Rule 504.  The changes would facilitate intrastate crowdfunding and regional crowdfunding efforts. Rule 504 is also available to non-US resident companies that comply with the rule requirements.   SEC Proposed Changes to Rule 147 and Rule 504 33-9973

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Title III Rules of JOBS Act 1.0 Closes Friday October 30th, JOBS Act 2.0 begins

  By Richard Swart, PhD, Special Contributing Editor CrowdFundBeat Media Global Crowdfunding & Alternative Finance Researcher | Strategic Advisor | Author | Or What the SEC’s pending passage of Title III rules means for Crowdfunding It has been a very, very long wait.  After three-and-a-half years, the SEC will finally vote on the final rules to implement Title III of the JOBS Act and open up equity crowdfunding to all Americans. Title III is yet more evidence that equity crowdfunding will completely change the investment opportunities available to investors and entrepreneurs. That’s great news for the economy, but it’s important to note that the industry is…

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Virtual Financial Road Shows Talk to the Crowd

Virtual Financial Road Shows Talk to the Crowd

By Lauren Leibowitz, CrowdFundBeat Guest Contributor, Principal at 1st BridgeHouse Securities, LLC, We’re in a world where startups are emerging from zero finance and are managing to raise enough capital before their prospected timeline. Since the signing of the JOBS Act in 2012, certain types of private investment transactions now can be generally solicited using a new exemption known as Reg D 506c. Claiming this exemption in your private placement can allow an offering to be solicited on the Internet. The ability to leverage technology in the solicitation process opens the marketing capabilities for private issuers raising capital publicly. Thanks to enhanced connectivity and resources offered by the…

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How B2B Crowdfunding Turns Into a Good Marketing Tool?

How B2B Crowdfunding Turns Into a Good Marketing Tool?

CrowdFundBeat News,  By buyerparty.com Crowdfunding is the platform for displaying corporate image which helps corporation to build connection with users based on the campaign that totally different with corporation’s official website. Over the past few years, combining crowdfunding with marketing became a trend with the increasing popularity of Crowdfunding Concept. Some notable crowdfunding platforms perform well in the marketing way, such as kickstarter, Indiegogo, Buyerparty, Taobao Crowdfunding and Jingdong Crowdfunding. For the businessmen in the international trade industry, Kickstarter, Indiegogo and Buyerparty, these crowdfunding platforms offer them more ways to do sale and marketing.         In a broad sense, some campaigns on social media…

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Why Alternative Investments Help Reduce Market Risk

Why Alternative Investments Help Reduce Market Risk

By James Suh , Business Development at DarcMatter Many investors are never exposed to the diverse array of alternative investments. These opportunities are generally relegated to large institutional investors including endowments and pension funds. Additionally, the world of venture capital is often available only to Silicon Valley elites. Where does that leave investors who are interested in capitalizing on these investments but have little idea how to access them? The JOBS Act and the recent proliferation of investment platforms serve to change this dynamic and facilitate access to alternative investments for individuals looking for ways to diversify their portfolios. This democratization is still in its infancy as…

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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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