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Presidential Politics, Crowdfunding, and Siamese Cash

Presidential Politics, Crowdfunding, and Siamese Cash

By Bill Matson, CrowdFundBeat Sr. Contributor, MBA, CFA, CPA (Retired), CFP The presidential race has game-changing implications for the future of crowdfunding in general, as well as for the democratization of individuals’ access to financing via crowdfunding. In particular, Senator Marco Rubio’s presence in the race is likely to generate significant media attention for his promotion of income share agreements (ISAs) as a means of alleviating the current student loan crisis. Though ISA legislation sponsored by Rubio was entitled the “Investing in Student Success Act of 2014,” its enactment would result in virtually anyone being able to offer shares in their future personal income (i.e human capital)…

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Crowdcasting – Innovation through Crowdfunding and Gamification  

Crowdcasting – Innovation through Crowdfunding and Gamification  

By Bill Matson, CrowdFundBeat Sr. contributor MBA, CFA, CPA (Retired), CFP, FLMI The business school buzzword of “crowdcasting” aptly describes the casting of a figurative net for innovative ideas from a crowd of non-traditional sources. These sources might include employees acting beyond their job descriptions, suppliers, customers, and other stakeholders. And they might also include individuals with little or no connection to the organization, other than having an innovative idea of potential benefit. Business historians often credit shipbuilder William Denny with implementing the first-ever suggestion box in 1882. Though suggestions can now be submitted by email, rather than on paper, few businesses’ systems for soliciting, motivating, evaluating,…

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Crowdswapping Income-Contingent Payments for Non-Cash Favors

By Bill Matson, CrowdFundBeat Sr. contributor MBA, CFA, CPA (Retired), CFP, FLMI. If you or your company could share in a promising entrepreneur’s future income in exchange for doing a favor that costs you little or nothing, would you take that deal? Conversely, if you were that promising (albeit impecunious) entrepreneur, might you be willing to trade away a small fraction of your personal income for the next ten years in exchange for a major favor – a referral to a prospect who becomes your biggest customer, for instance? How about if you didn’t have to pay out a dime in years when your income…

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ForbesThe Celebrity Who Loves Crowdfunding: La La Anthony Hosts New Series Featuring Female EntrepreneursForbesIt's been proven that funders clicking through projects on crowdfunding sites seem to prefer early-stage, female-led ventures, and one celebrity is looking to highlight [...]

Stuff.co.nzSchool tuck shops seek $1m in crowdfunding to expandStuff.co.nzEquity crowdfunding is not just for startups and a 15-year-old company best known for its school tuck shops is seeking $1m to expand its business and extend a free lunch scheme. The Libelle​ Group will use the m [...]

ThinkAdvisorNASAA Warns of Marijuana-Related Crowdfunding ScamsThinkAdvisorThe North American Securities Administrators Association warned investors Monday to be wary of marijuana-related crowdfunding ventures and other risky or potentially fraudulent schemes that could swindle them o [...]

Malaysia TatlerThese 5 Asian Startups Raised Serious Money Through CrowdfundingMalaysia TatlerThese 5 Asian Startups Raised Serious Money Through Crowdfunding. Leadership. October 17, 2018 | BY Kate Springer. Since Kickstarter's Asia launch in 2016, crowdfunding has become a usef [...]

Positive.NewsCrowdfunding flower power in WalesPositive.NewsResidents in north Wales decided to act to help a local patch of land flourish. They hope their successful crowdfunding campaign will help them continue restoring this “beautiful meadow”. Locals launched the Gweld y ddôl – Se [...]

Q13 FOXCrowdfunding a castle in FranceQ13 FOXEver dreamed of owning a fairy-tale castle in the French countryside? Now you can — and it'll set you back a mere $58. A crowdfunding project to restore the medieval French chateau of Ebaupinay, in the Deux-Sevres region of western Fra [...]

The Drinks BusinessBrewdog raises over £26 million from donors in 5th crowdfunding roundThe Drinks BusinessThe company secured £26.2 million from around 50,000 investors in its fifth crowdfunding campaign, bringing its total number of investors close to 94,000. The campaign — which th [...]

TechCrunchOn-demand pharmacy startup NowRx raises $7 million Series A round through crowdfundingTechCrunchNowRx, an on-demand pharmacy solution of sorts, just closed a $7 million Series A round via the SeedInvest crowdfunding platform. The company had previously raised a $3 million se [...]

ImpactAlphaVermont Innovation Commons acquires equity crowdfunding platform Milk MoneyImpactAlphaImpactAlpha, October 16 – A startup hub in Burlington, Vermont is acquiring Milk Money, a crowdfunding investment platform, to accelerate local entrepreneurs' access to capital. The t [...]

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