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How Much Money Can a Company Keep When Crowdfunding?

How Much Money Can a Company Keep When Crowdfunding?

By Brian Koscak and Alixe Cormick, Crowdfunding Beat Guest Contributors De-Mystifying Minimum, Maximum, ‘Keep-it-All’ and ‘All-or-Nothing’ Offerings Securities regulators and those active in the financial industry seem to have their own secret language. Sometimes it can be difficult for companies and investors to understand what it all means. In this article, we are going to de-mystify various terms which describe how much money a company can keep when crowdfunding. In particular, we are going to discuss what it means when a company says it is conducting a ‘minimum’, ‘maximum’, ‘keep-it- all’ or an ‘all- or- nothing’ offering. The ‘minimum offering or ‘target amount’ means the…

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Global Crowdfunding view with Dr. Richard Swart of UC Berkeley

CrowdfundSuite a new funding hub launched in Canada

  CrowdFudndbeat News Wire, Crowdfund Suite provides solutions and services that help portals, funding industry stakeholders, entrepreneurs and investors profit from the crowd. One-stop access to leading platforms and expert services to navigate the complexity of Alternative Funding from Rewards and Equity Crowdfunding to Real Estate Crowdfunding and Peer to Business Lending. Alternative Lending, Investing & Funding Solutions for Business Let CrowdfundSuite help you Profit from the new Crowd Economy Vancouver, BC – A new funding hub was launched to enable both existing crowdfunding channel players and interested private capital industry stakeholders to successfully navigate and profit from the exploding Alternative Funding sector. CrowdfundSuite (http://crowdfundsuite.com)…

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‘We’re Crowdfunding our wedding’

‘We’re Crowdfunding our wedding’

By Melanie Hicken,  As weddings get more and more expensive, some couples are turning to friends, relatives and even strangers to help pay for their big day.   Unable to afford a wedding on their own or with the help of their parents, couples are mounting campaigns on crowdfunding websites asking for financial help. Detroit resident Elizabeth Rodriquez, 22, and her fiancé Otoniel Cabrera, 26, turned to crowdfunding site GoFundMe in January — soon after Cabrera lost his job, leaving him out of work for months. So far, the couple has raised around $4,200 from seven donors, which will go towards their $28,000 wedding in April…

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World’s First Fractional Ownership Property Crowdfunding Campaign!

World’s First Fractional Ownership Property Crowdfunding Campaign!

CrowdfundBeat News On 06/12/14, Property Crowdz is pleased to announce the world’s first property crowdfunding campaign crowdfunding featuring fractional or shared ownership of a vacation property: http://propertycrowdz.com/property/french-chateaux-estate-luxury/ . Up to now property crowdfunding has been used to share ownership in commercial real estate in the USA. Property crowdfunding is also used in the residential ‘buy to let’ market in the UK. Now Property Crowdz has developed a crowdfunding platform for vacation properties using the shared or fractional ownership model. Fractional ownership has existed for years in luxury, managed vacation apartments, villas, hotel suites, yachts and planes. A management company is in place to take care…

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Intrastate Crowdfunding

by Irene Tordera, It has been over two years since the JOBS Act was passed, but famous Title III, which would allow crowdinvesting, has not yet been approved. While the entire US crowdfunding scene waits for the SEC to release the final rules, some states decided, in the meantime, to enable crowdinvesting within their borders. Intrastate crowdfunding is a wider phenomenon than one could expect: according to Wikipedia, currently “thirteen (13) states have intrastate crowdfunding exemptions in place and fourteen (14) states are in various stages of enacting/considering sponsored legislation regarding such intrastate crowdfunding”. The first state to adopt equity crowdfunding exemptions was Kansas, back in…

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Number of crowdfunding platforms jumps 50%

BY Amy Loddington The number of crowdfunding platforms operating in the UK rose by over 50% in 2013 according to Nesta. Nesta releases these figures as its crowdfunding directory CrowdingIn celebrates its one year anniversary. The number of crowdfunding sites in the UK has shot up since the start of 2011, with the majority having launched in the last three years. There are now 87 platforms active in the UK, 27 of which launched in 2013 – followed by a further seven since the beginning of 2014. Liam Collins, Senior Researcher at Nesta, explains that a combination of modern technology and the financial crisis has…

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iFunding CEO William Skelley Interview – Real Estate Crowdfunding

iFunding CEO William Skelley Interview – Real Estate Crowdfunding

iFunding CEO William Skelley Interview – Real Estate Crowdfunding Leave a reply William Skelley, founder of iFunding, has given considerable thought to crowdfunding real estate, and how this market will grow relative to other innovations. It’s a pleasWilliam Skelleyure to share his thoughts on these investment opportunities and how best to structure a crowdfund business that’s attractive to real estate investors and developers. Prior to founding iFunding, William was a principal at Rose Park Advisors, a hedge fund founded by Harvard Business School professor Dr. Clayton Christensen. He has also worked at General Electric, Olympus, Bain Capital and as an advisor to several start-ups. He…

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From Crowdfunding to Peer-To-Real-Estate Lending P2RE

From Crowdfunding to Peer-To-Real-Estate Lending P2RE

By AdaPia d’Errico Patch of Land recently presented the concept of P2RE℠ at the pre-eminent online direct lending conference, Lendit, and to an audience of mainly institutional investors and P2P (peer-to-peer) lending industry participants. What is P2RE℠? It is Peer-To-Real-Estate lending and Patch of Land’s stake in the ground. Patch of Land straddles crowdfunding (as defined by Title II of the JOBS Act) and P2P (Peer-to-Peer Lending) because we focus on creating a marketplace for real estate lending to be transacted online, in which individuals and institutions can participate seamlessly. We are the P2RE (peer-to-real-estate) marketplace. Thesaurus When an industry is created, it takes time for definitions to become established. Whatever the name of…

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Wisconsin businesses could get crowdfunding boost

Wisconsin businesses could get crowdfunding boost

By Polo Rocha WisBusiness.com State businesses might have an easier time with financing once an equity crowdfunding program launches next month. Starting June 1, anyone in Wisconsin will be able to buy small amounts of stock in Wisconsin businesses through online portals registered through the state. That will allow business owners to easily turn to their community to raise money and grow, said the law’s author, Rep. David Craig, R-Big Bend. “As small business goes, so goes our economy in Wisconsin and nationally,” Craig said. “The number one problem I hear from small businesses is lack of access to capital, and this law directly addresses…

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Accredify Debuts API, Platforms Adopt Universal Verification Solution

New Verification Service Signs Up Multiple Industry Platforms Accredify.co today announced at the Crowdfunding USA conference in Atlanta that it has released Accredify Connect, a universal log­in and accredited investor verification tool in response to proposed regulations released by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Following passage of the JOBS Act, issuers are required to take reasonable steps to verify their investors for private equity investments. Accredify Connect integrates directly into private equity and crowdfunding portal websites to make online equity-based investing possible. The tool integrates as an API allowing investors to log­in across multiple portals with the same username and password, while automatically verifying and…

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Watch Live: Inaugural CrowdFunding USA on May 1, 2014 in Atlanta,Georgia

Watch Live: Inaugural CrowdFunding USA on May 1, 2014 in Atlanta,Georgia

CFB Exclusive: on May 1, 9:00 AM Est. The Inaugural CrowdFunding USA Atlanta, Georgia Welcome to Atlanta CrowdFunding Capital of America. The Crowdfunding USA Conference opens at the Cobb Galleria Centre will provide participants with the unique opportunity to discuss current state of the $5.1 billion crowdfunding industry, to learn from experts in venture capital, business angel and crowdfunding fields, to network and find new partnerships. Speakers include Georgia Secretary of State Brian P. Kemp and renowned crowdfunding expert Kendall Almerico. Almerico will present “Crowdfunding in Georgia: What’s Gone Right and What’s Gone Wrong” at the conference. Keynote speakers and panelists include: Dr. Richard Swart,…

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NPRAfter Outcry, Crowdfunding Site Patreon Backs Off Plan To Raise ...NPRThe 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 woul [...]

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 [...]

EntrepreneurWhy Some Small Business Owners Are Turning to Crowdfunding to Save Their CompanyEntrepreneurMany owners of beloved local businesses, especially in pricier cities, have been forced to swallow their pride and appeal to their customers in times of crisis -- a process streamli [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

CryptoCoinsNewsCrowdfunding Giant Indiegogo Looks to Make ICOs MainstreamCryptoCoinsNewsCrowdfunding platform Indiegogo has a plan to help initial coin offerings (ICOs) break into the mainstream, even as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is ramping up its oversight of [...]

BBC NewsWu Yongning: Who is to blame for a daredevil's death? - BBC NewsBBC NewsLast month, Wu Yongning went out to do what he loved best - scale a skyscraper without safety equipment and film himself dangling off its roof by his fingertips. What happened next almost seems inevit [...]

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 [...]

NPRCrowdfunding For French CastlesNPRYou too can own a French chateau, in part, anyway. Romain Delaume, CEO of Dartagnans, tells NPR's Scott Simon about a crowdfunding effort underway to preserve La Mothe-Chandeniers. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: What if I told you that for about $60, you [...]

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