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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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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 [...]

Virginia 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 by the Moss A [...]

Daily MailNick Clegg crowdfunding former Deputy PM appeals donationsDaily MailOn his website, there is a section which appeals for 'crowdfunding' to help bankroll the publication of thousands of Lib Dem leaflets. He's appealing for £25 donations. Yet Clegg, who has take [...]

Devon LiveCrowdfunding page set up for family of boy who died after drug use ...Devon LiveA fundraising page has been set up in memory of a 15-year-old boy who died on Friday night after taking a recreational drug at a youth disco. Yesterday Devon ...and more » [...]

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 [...]

Android Authority (blog)Crowdfunding project of the week: BIKI is an underwater drone that looks like a fishAndroid Authority (blog)We are back with another 'Crowdfunding project of the week', where we highlight some of the hottest tech coming from websites like Kickstarter [...]

The HinduCrowdfunding healthcare costs: Where there's a bill, there's a ...The HinduDoctors are turning to crowdfunding to ensure treatment for needy patients.and more » [...]

Business InsiderCrowdfunding campaign to support the families of Manchester attack victims passes £1 million markBusiness InsiderA crowdfunding campaign to raise money to provide support for the families of those injured and killed in the Manchester terrorist attack has now raised mor [...]

TIMECrowdfunding Campaign Raises $55000 for Homeless Man who Helped Manchester Terror Attack VictimsTIMEA series of crowdfunding campaigns have raised more than £42,400 ($54,800) in support of a homeless man who said he rushed to the aid of people wounded in Monday night's suicid [...]

CurbedNew real estate crowdfunding site focuses on community developmentCurbedCrowdfunding has existed for years, and other firms, such as FundRise and Realty Mogul, have focused on property development, but the Small Change model offers a new spin for the real estate space. For years [...]

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