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Who Will Win the Future of Crowdfunding?

By Jonathan Sandlund,  I’m en route to the West coast today for the Silicon Valley Crowdfund Conference. It got me thinking about a question I hear from time to time: East Coast / West Coast, who will win the future of crowdinvesting, of online private capital markets? With the three largest financings in the crowdinvesting sector to-date going to Angellist (San Fran), CircleUp (San Fran)  (San Fran) and RealtyMogul (LA), respectively, early winds point West. Largest Reported Financings by U.S. Crowdinvesting Platforms Angellist $24M Series A / Series B (reported combined total of Series A + B was $24M) CircleUp $14M / Series B RealtyMogul $9M / Series A CircleUp $7.5M /…

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What VCs Really Think Of CrowdFunding ?

What VCs Really Think Of CrowdFunding ?

By Lora Kolodny WSJ Blogs New financial regulations that let startups or funds raise capital online, and broadly advertise that fact, are shaking up the early-stage investment scene. Now venture capitalists are taking a closer look at equity crowdfunding. In what appears to be a first for venture capital in the U.S., early-stage fund Foundry Group said last week it would commit $2.5 million to equity crowdfunding deals via the AngelList investment platform. The effort, called FG Angels, makes use of a new AngelList service called Syndicates, which enables an individual accredited investor or a fund to create, in effect, a mini-VC fund online. With AngelList Syndicates, a firm like Foundry Group or a prominent individual investor…

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AngelList Tells SEC New Fundraising Rules Will Kill Startups

AngelList Tells SEC New Fundraising Rules Will Kill Startups

Startups could face a “death sentence” one year ban from fundraising if they violate awkward new general solicitation fundraising rules, AngelList co-founder Naval Ravikant wrote in a letter to the SEC this week. Ravikant says the Regulation D and Form D changes that go into effect soon are designed for Wall Street, not Silicon Valley, and must change or they’ll harm rather than help startups. Last month the SEC voted to implement some parts of the JOBS Act, including lifting the ban on General Solicitation. This allows startups and funds to openly advertise that they’re looking for investors, rather than quietly using private communication to solicit money. The theory is that…

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ForbesHow One Startup Raised 10 Times Its Original Crowdfunding GoalForbesRunning a successful crowdfunding campaign isn't easy. The odds are heavily stacked against you, as very few end up succeeding. "Statistically, up to 89% of campaigns fail. Kickstarter has the highest [...]

ForbesThe Ultimate Pre-Launch Crowdfunding ChecklistForbesCrowdfunding is not limited to the platform where you launch your campaign. Instead, it has become a valuable way to transform your idea into a mainstream business. In order to head in that direction, you must execute a number [...]

Wicked Local LexingtonKids' tech literacy crowdfunding campaign a successWicked Local LexingtonResponding to a crowdfunding campaign by the Cary Memorial Library Foundation to raise $5,000 in five weeks, 82 generous Lexington donors and others helped surpass the goal, giving more [...]

BOE addresses crowdfundingAtmore NewsYou may have seen the appeals for funds through GoFundMe or Donors Choose. The practice, known as online crowdfunding, has become a popular practice to raise money for schools or individual classrooms. Teachers may appeal for funds to purchase ... [...]

The MissoulianIndiana man allegedly used crowdfunding to visit 14-year-old ...The MissoulianA 29-year-old Indiana man who allegedly came to Missoula to meet up with a 14-year-old girl has been arrested and charged with a felony for sexual abuse of ...and more » [...]

WFAAMore Dallas teachers turn to crowdfunding for classroom suppliesWFAATight budgets mean more Dallas area teachers are seeking out crowdfunding options to obtain the supplies their students need. The site DonorsChoose.org featured 371 active projects marked "urgent" for Da [...]

Eater LondonFat Macy's Launch Crowdfunding Campaign to Open Restaurant in PeckhamEater LondonFat Macy's — a food social enterprise which aims to train young Londoners living in temporary housing — have launched a crowdfunding campaign. Their aim is to raise £55,141 to fund a [...]

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 [...]

Realnoe vremyaEveryone pools: Elvira Nabiullina to look closer at crowdfundingRealnoe vremyaIts Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors Yulian Lazovsky told Realnoe Vremya that crowdfunding platforms will need to create a capital of at least 10 million rubles within the cooperation [...]

StepFeed'Save Linah' crowdfunding campaign to help girl flee Saudi Arabia goes viralStepFeedIn a bid to escape her abusive family, a Saudi woman, whose first name has been identified as 'Linah,' has turned to crowdfunding as a means to help pay for her trip. Linah, [...]

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