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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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NPRAfter Outcry, Crowdfunding Site Patreon Backs Off Plan To Raise FeesNPRThe popular crowdfunding service Patreon has backed off plans to change its payment structure, after widespread, vocal and passionate opposition from creators and their fans. Last week, the site announced it wou [...]

CoinDeskKickstarter ICO? Don't Count On It Says Crowdfunding Leader ...CoinDeskThe company most widely associated with crowdfunding, Brooklyn-based Kickstarter, has no plans to get into the initial coin offering (ICO) business. Coming in response to the news yesterday that compet [...]

TechCrunchHow hate speech crowdfunding outfit Hatreon crept back online ...TechCrunchIf you want to make a living creating white supremacist content, you're probably not going to do it via sites like Kickstarter and Patreon, which prohibit hate speech. Fortunately there's Ha [...]

Bitcoin News (press release)Crowdfunding Giant Indiegogo Joins the ICO BandwagonBitcoin News (press release)Crowdfunding Giant Indiegogo Joins the ICO Bandwagon Indiegogo is a popular crowdfunding platform headquartered in San Francisco that was founded in 2008 by Eric Schell, Slava R [...]

HuffPostIs Crowdfunding Really a Good Idea for Innovation?HuffPostHere's a head-scratcher for you: according to new research, if you refer to your product or idea as both “novel” and “useful” in your crowdfunding campaign, your funding will be lower than it would if you just decl [...]

Coindesk (press release) (blog)Crowdfunding Giant Indiegogo Opens to ICOs - CoinDeskCoindesk (press release) (blog)The startup revealed today that, through an existing partnership with MicroVentures, it will begin offering services to projects seek to use the blockchain funding model. [...]

FortuneWant to Hold Your Own ICO? Indiegogo Can Help You With ThatFortuneCrowdfunding sites like Kickstarter (kickstarter, +0.00%) and Indiegogo raised start-up cash for a generation of online entrepreneurs, but one increasingly visible method of internet-sourced financing seemed to h [...]

ForbesCrowdfunding Do's And Dont's From iFundWomen's Karen CahnForbesDuring our conversation, she was transparent in sharing that her first software company, VProud, failed because she “did everything backwards” and spent too much time trying to perfect the product. “Pe [...]

TechCrunchFormer Gawker employees are crowdfunding an effort to buy Gawker.comTechCrunchWhile Univision acquired most of Gawker Media's sites last year (and renamed them as the Gizmodo Media Group), the deal didn't include Gawker itself. In fact, BuzzFeed reported last month [...]

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