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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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HEADLINE NEWS

PieShell, a Crowdfunding Platform for Food Innovation, is Shutting Down  The SpoonFood crowdfunding site PieShell is shutting down. The news was shared publicly today by company CEO and founder Cheryl Clements via an open letter on ... [...]

misterb&b hits the equity crowdfunding trail to expand into hotels  TechCrunchHomosexuality is illegal in a third of the counties on this planet; in eight countries it is punishable by death. In the febrile atmosphere of today's politics, ... [...]

PrepayWay – A Swiss FinTech Holding Announces Start of Equity Crowdfunding Campaign  NullTXMarch 21st, 2019, Switzerland – People from different parts of the globe have an opportunity to contribute to the equity of the Swiss-Estonian startup using ... [...]

OddFellows Kicks off Equity Crowdfunding Campaign - Restaurant News  QSR magazineIn keeping with their humorous and nostalgic positioning, in tandem with the campaign OddFellows has launched a cheeky hotline of 1-866-4ICE-CREAM. [...]

Crime Stoppers SA turns to GoFundMe crowdfunding for new campaign  ABC NewsCrime Stoppers SA says it has no alternative than to go cap in hand to the South Australian public amid concerns about its declining financial situation. [...]

Wilmington-based Bloom launches crowdfunding campaign  Greater Wilmington Business JournalWilmington-based Bloom Inc. is the first company in Wilmington and second in the state to use the NC PACES Act to launch a North Carolina public offering. [...]

Sweden-Headquartered Equity Crowdfunding Platform FundedByMe Launches Operations At Dubai International Financial Centre  EntrepreneurSweden-headquartered equity crowdfunding platform FundedByMe has launched its operations in the MENA region after receiving full authorization from the [...]

truCrowd Completes Soft Launch of Music Focused Equity Crowdfunding Portal, Musicfy  GlobeNewswireChicago, IL, March 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NEWMEDIAWIRE -- truCrowd, Inc., the owner and operator of Reg. CF FINRA-registered equity ... [...]

Patreon shifts to tiered pricing for crowdfunding services  Music AllyEver since it was founded, crowdfunding platform Patreon has charged its creators 5% of the revenues they make from their fans (or 'patrons'). Now the company ... [...]

Great Idea But No Capital? How To Launch A Business Through Crowdfunding  ForbesNoëlle Santos launched a viral crowdfunding campaign to open The Lit. Bar, a wine bar/bookstore in the Bronx. She shares her advice for crowdfunding a ... [...]

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