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Crowdfunding Transparency – Full Disclosure of What’s Inside The Box?

Crowdfunding Transparency – Full Disclosure of What’s Inside The Box?

By Barry James, June 2, 2014,  A huge amount of time and energy is being consumed on both sides of the Atlantic – but especially in the USA – working out what the rules for Crowdfunding should be – especially for ‘disclosures’. I took part in a great discussion with Steve Cinelli and Jonathan Frutkin yesterday (thanks to Sydney Armani and CrowdFundBeat) and Steve asked a very interesting questions: What should the role of the platform be in providing for ‘disclosure’? What should the role of the Platform be? It’s very interesting – and instructive – to contrast two approaches and thought processes here. Firstly…

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Regulator flips as the ePenny drops! Could this presage a sea-change in the USA too?

Regulator flips as the ePenny drops! Could this presage a sea-change in the USA too?

May 31, 2014,  By Barry E James, Founder & CEO at The Crowd Data Center & The Crowdfunding Centre, Founder / Director of The Social Foundation “It’s an imperative for regulators to be standing on the right side of progress… A key objective of the Project Innovate program is to make sure that positive developments, the ones that promise to improve the lives of consumers or clients, are supported by the regulatory environment.” said Martin Wheatley as he announced the launch this week. This marks a sea-change in the UK where government and parliament have repeatedly and publicly urged the regulator to move from what’s been called…

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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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FortuneDreamHost Sets Up Crowdfunding Page to Aid Trump Government FightFortuneThe Los Angeles-based web host DreamHost, which is fighting the Department of Justice over its attempt to seize records of visitors to an anti-Donald Trump website, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to a [...]

Baltimore SunHarford still opposes crowdfunding sites for school donationsBaltimore SunRaising money through online crowdfunding sites is an ideal way for teachers to find the funds to purchase classroom materials and should be restored, the head of the Harford County teachers' u [...]

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 [...]

GeekZing Smart Light Passes Crowdfunding Goal With Flying ColorsGeekIn just five weeks, San Diego-based Team Zing has more than doubled its crowdfunding goal of $52,500, collecting nearly $125,000 from 1,115 backers. There are still five days to snag your own smart night light, availa [...]

Regulation Crowdfunding: Considerations Before Crowdfunding Your StartupLexology (registration)For startups looking to raise capital, crowdfunding looks to be to a modern solution to capital-raising concerns. In 2015, the SEC issued a rule on crowdfunding (“Regulation Crowdfunding”), [...]

LITTLE GUIDANCE FROM IRS ON TAXING CROWDFUNDING CONTRIBUTIONSBloomberg BNAWhether it's a musician raising money to produce an album, an inventor with a great idea, or a family in distress that needs help, crowdfunding through platforms such as Indiegogo and Kickstarter has become [...]

Crain's Cleveland Business'Smaller' gifts can go long way for Clinic's crowdfunding platformCrain's Cleveland BusinessFor an institution accustomed to securing multimillion-dollar donations, Cleveland Clinic's latest fundraising effort has some relatively [...]

Business 2 Community5 Quick Tips to Relaunch a Crowdfunding CampaignBusiness 2 CommunityIn its basic form, crowdfunding is raising small amounts of money from a large number of individuals. To get started, fundraisers choose a platform, share their story and tell family and friends wh [...]

ForbesWhat Works In Equity Crowdfunding -- Insights From ResearchForbesAs we have recently celebrated the fourth anniversary of the signing of the JOBS Act into law, it is a good time to take stock of the effect that the legislature had on equity crowdfunding in the United States. It [...]

Reuters (press release) (registration)Crowdfunding: Funding ideas the right wayReuters (press release) (registration)The term “crowdfunding”, or “crowdsourcing”, refers to an open call made to the world via the Internet to solicit funds from interested parties to finance a business or [...]

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