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SEC Issues New Regulations For Crowdfunding; Panel Comments Live

SEC Issues New Regulations For Crowdfunding; Panel Comments Live

The following article originally appeared at Forbes.com and is reposted here by permission. Today the Securities and Exchange Commission voted to approve its first rules under Title III of  the 2012 JOBS Act governing crowdfunding. Experts Jilliene Helman of Realty Mogul, a crowdfunding site for real estate investments, Doug Ellenoff, a securities lawyer specializing in crowdfunding law, Ryan Feit of SeedInvest, and Bill Clark of MicroVentures will join me for a live discussion and instant reaction to the proposed rules at noon Eastern today, October 23, 2013. (Disclosure: Doug Ellenoff’s firm, Ellenoff Grossman and Schole, recently sponsored the Social Enterprise and Crowdfunding Conference which I organized. I have no ongoing…

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CFB Exclusive Interview with Jase Wilson of Neighbor.ly

CFB Exclusive Interview with Jase Wilson of Neighbor.ly

Neighbor.ly is a crowdfunding site that focuses on building communities by matching civic projects with funding. On Wednesday, October 23, 2013, Neighborl.ly founder Jase Wilson will join CrowdFundBeat for an exclusive live interview to tell us more about his platform. Jase Wilson, Founder, Neighborly: MIT grad from KC. Blessed with ADHD. Obsessed with cities and the people who shape / are shaped by them. Building Neighbor.ly to help communities prosper. Devin D. Thorpe, CrowdFundBeat contributing editor, is the author of Crowdfunding for Social Good. Readers can follow him on Twitter at @devindthorpe.

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UK Crowdfunding Leader Says ‘Don’t Mess It Up’

UK Crowdfunding Leader Says ‘Don’t Mess It Up’

Barry James, an outspoken leader in the British crowdfunding community says it is important not to foul up crowdfunding now that it is gaining real traction there. He’s concerned about new regulation that has the potential to impact the community building aspects of crowdfunding. Barry will join CrowdFundBeat at 8:00 AM on Thursday, October 17, 2013 for an exclusive live discussion here. See related event in UK’s Deep Impact conference http://www.crowdfundbeat.co.uk/uks-crowdfunding-event-the-open-era-is-capitalism-rebooting-friday-november-1-2013/         Barry’s Bio: Barry is Britain’s foremost commentator on all things Crowdfunding and founding editor of the TheCrowdfundingCentre.com An ‘instigator’ and meta-connector who loves to collaborate and connect others. A technologist, writer, conference chair,…

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CFB Exclusive Interview with Mike Norman of WeFunder

Mike Norman is one of the founders of WeFunder, an equity crowdfunding site for startup companies based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Mike will join CrowdFundBeat live at 1:00 Eastern on Thursday, October 10, 2103. Tune in here: From the WeFunder site: The Elevator Pitch We give everyone the opportunity to invest as little as $1000 in top startups. We helped pass the JOBS Act in 2012. We built a beautiful product during our time at Y Combinator. And now we’re waiting for the SEC to implement the JOBS Act. Starting on September 23rd 2013, for the first time in 80 years, the SEC will allow startups to…

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Live Interview: Razoo Announces Support for #GivingTuesday

Live Interview: Razoo Announces Support for #GivingTuesday

Razoo CEO Lesley Mansford announces support for the national day of giving, the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, known as #GivingTuesday. The Razoo Foundation will donate $100,000 to participating charities on the Tuesday following “Cyber Monday” and “Black Friday.” Mansford will join CrowdFundBeat live on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 10:00 Pacific to discuss the announcement. The following is the text of the statement issued by Razoo on October 9, 2013: SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 9, 2013 – Razoo.com, the fastest-growing crowdfunding site for causes, today pledged its support for #GivingTuesday™’s annual national day of giving onTuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, by providing an easy way for organizations and individuals alike to jumpstart the holiday giving season.…

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CFB Live Interview with Primarq CEO Steve Cinelli

CFB Live Interview with Primarq CEO Steve Cinelli

Steve Cinelli founded Primarq in an effort to reinvent the business model for home ownership, making homes more affordable to millions of people. On Monday, October 7, 2013 at 3:00 Pacific, Cinelli will visit with CrowdFundBeat live to explain how crowdfunding will revolutionize home ownership. From Cinelli’s LinkedIn profile: Founder, CEO of PRIMARQ Inc., a paradigm shift in the world of housing finance. Our goal is to bring prudence and opportunity into a fundamentally crucial segment of the US and world economies, namely homeownership. Separately, serves as advisor/director to emerging growth companies, providing counsel for enhancing shareholder value through strategic and financial initiatives. All stages…

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Live Interview with Sam Hodges of Endurance Lending Network

Live Interview with Sam Hodges of Endurance Lending Network

Sam Hodges, Co-Founder of Endurance Lending Network will join CrowdFundBeat for a live interview on October 3, 2013 at 10:00 AM Pacific to discuss the future of small business lending through crowdfunding. Sam Hodges, Co-Founder of Endurance Lending Network: Sam most recently served as VP of Business Development for SecondMarket, the largest marketplace for alternative investments; there, Sam was responsible for corporate and business development activities, helped launch the company’s private company marketplace, and managed the company’s geographic expansion efforts. Sam currently serves on the boards of two private companies, including WorkingPoint, an online financial software company for small businesses. Prior to SecondMarket, Sam was…

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Live Interview with Amanda Barbara of Pubslush

Live Interview with Amanda Barbara of Pubslush

Amanda Barbara, Vice President of Pubslush, will join CrowdFundBeat for a live interview on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 10:00 AM Pacific. Amanda will discuss her passion for changing the world through literacy and crowdfunding. Bio for Amanda Barbara: A philanthropist at heart, she serves on the board of directors for the Pubslush Foundation, which supports children’s literacy initiatives worldwide, and is a founder and director of The Barbara Family Foundation, an organization committed to assisting charities and children in need. Amanda is an advocate for crowdfunding in the publishing world and has spoken at various conferences, such as Writer’s Digest, Tools of Change, Crowdfunding…

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HEADLINE NEWS

When survival is a popularity contest: the heartbreak of crowdfunding healthcare  The GuardianA growing number of Britons are turning to online fundraising for essential treatment in a desperate, 'Dickensian' attempt to get around NHS shortfalls. But does ... [...]

French Startup BeeLife Is Aiming To Make Crowdfunding History  ForbesFrench startup BeeLife is hitting the market with its revolutionary bee hive, which it hopes will engender a new generation of beekeepers, rebuild the bee ... [...]

Crowdfunding firm Prodigy is broke, former exec claims in defamation lawsuit  The Real DealA former exec is suing real-estate crowdfunding platform Prodigy Network, alleging that the company's "cash difficulties" are the fault of CEO Rodrigo Niño. [...]

Schafer: VivaQuant makes intriguing bet on equity crowdfunding  Star TribuneMaybe no one really said equity crowdfunding would one day be bigger than going public on Nasdaq, but whatever the expectation when equity crowdfunding ... [...]

New German Crowdfunding Regulation: Major Enhancements, A Few Regrets  Crowdfund InsiderThe German Crowdfunding Association, the federal industry association which represents 85% of the German crowd investment market, welcomed last week ... [...]

Malaysia Turns to Property Crowdfunding as Banks Reject Loan Applications  BloombergMalaysia's government is turning to the wealth of the masses, instead of reticent banks, to help solve a $4.8 billion property overhang. [...]

FTC sues 'iBackPack' founder for deceiving crowdfunding backers  EngadgetAfter a months-long investigation into the practices of the crowdfunding campaign for iBackPack, the Federal Trade Commission announced today that it will sue ... [...]

John Zorn's Rebound From PledgeMusic's Implosion  NPRJohn Zorn, the prolific and brilliantly iconoclastic composer, realized a dream of sorts last year when he released The Book Beriah — a box set of 11 new albums ... [...]

This crowdfunding firm just picked the carcass of RealtyShares  The Real DealThe remnants of RealtyShares — the now-defunct crowdfunding platform — have been scooped up by another real estate firm. New York-based iintoo acquired ... [...]

Build crowdfunding momentum by first building trust  Knoxville News SentinelThese small business owners learned firsthand how to succeed with crowdfunding. Their lessons can give your own crowdfunding a boost. [...]

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