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Small Country Could Win Big With CrowdFunding

Small Country Could Win Big With CrowdFunding

BY Rob Mitchell CrowdFunding Beat Guest Editor, Partner with Crowdfund Capital Advisors.  …and what country is it? They have ‘Kasmoni’ a rotating savings and credit system for people who don’t have access to the banking system. (a kind of traditional crowdfunding)  This country experiences the same problem we see all over the world with a lack of access to funding for small businesses and start-ups – and they want to do something about it. There is strong ties to Holland, a country that is already using debt and equity crowdfunding, to help entrepreneurs and create jobs. Entrepreneurship and small business ownership come naturally to this ethnically diverse society. There is high…

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The First JOBSIMPACT Small Business Crowdfunding Index Released:

The First JOBSIMPACT Small Business Crowdfunding Index Released:

CrowdFunding Beat News Wire, Miami, FL –, Crowdfund Capital Advisors (CCA) in conjunction with The Crowdfunding Center published the first quarterly state crowdfunding rankings: “JOBSIMPACT Small Business Crowdfunding Index: Best to Worst Crowdfunding Environments for Entrepreneurship and Small Business.” The index reveals the impact of crowdfunding on jobs and entrepreneurial activity in every state and 100 cities across the USA. It assigns each city/state a JOBSIMPACT rating which is a first of its kind job creation indicator attached to the economic output from crowdfunding campaigns. The results show almost 40,000 new jobs as a result of crowdfunding. While jobs created and the economic benefits are very unevenly spread across the USA, it does present a huge opportunity for…

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Does Crowdfunding Democratize Access to Capital? Review of Early Evidence [video]

By Richard Swart, PhD – CrowdFunding Beat Guest Contributor, Research Director, Crowdfunding Capital Advisors, Director of Crowdfunding Research, UC Berkeley Monday, October 13, 2014 Having watched the evolution of the crowdfunding industry these past few years, I have heard a constant refrain that crowdfunding democratizes access to capital.  This is usually accepted as a fact. However, the academic community has been taking a hard look at the evidence, and the results are definitely mixed.   Democratization of access means different things to different speakers. Here are some of the assumptions and claims:  (1) Crowdfunding will work for women and minority business owners and entrepreneurs at least…

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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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Boing BoingGawker alumni are crowdfunding to outbid Peter Thiel for control of ...Boing BoingGawker was bankrupted by Peter Thiel, who secretly backed Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against the network of news, entertainment and gossip sites in an act of petty revenge. Now, Gawker's a [...]

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