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Equity Crowdfunding, Startup Ecosystems And Role Of Governments

By Valto Loikkanen, Grow VC  &  CrowdFundBeat contributing guest editor, Enabling Equity Crowdfunding & Accelerating Startup Ecosystems Globally, For startup ecosystems creating innovations, jobs and economic growth around the world, these new digital investing models, like equity crowdfunding and related processes accelerate the overall investing knowledge especially with reference to investment processes and investor expectations. In general, they can help a city or country to “skip a generation” of trying to only build or grow traditional “offline” based risk finance models like grants, traditional business angel and venture capital models. In mature markets, business angels and VC’s too are already moving onto digital platforms and investing alongside…

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CrowdFunding: New Report Explores Few Companies Embrace Full JOBS Act Perks

CrowdFunding:  New Report Explores Few Companies Embrace Full JOBS Act Perks

Crowdfunding Beat News Desk, October 15, 2014  Palo Alto, CA – Paul Hastings Study of JOBS Act Era IPOs Reveals Few Companies Embrace Full JOBS Act Perks Report Explores Emerging Growth Companies’ Corporate Governance Challenges and Trends ALSO:  CrowdFunding Beat List -source for data-analytics-research-reports& more    Palo Alto, CA – In the two years since the JOBS Act was signed into law, the annual number of U.S. initial public offerings (IPOs) has reached its highest level since 2007, but few of these companies are seizing all of the benefits that the JOBS Act offers Emerging Growth Companies, according to IPOs in the JOBS Act Era 2014, a report published by leading global law…

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CrowdFunding Platform for Podcasters, Internet Radio, and Video Producers.

CrowdFunding Platform for Podcasters, Internet Radio, and Video Producers.

PodFund Announces New Crowdfunding Platform for Podcasters, Internet Radio, and Video Producers. The first crowdfunding platform dedicated solely to new media is now accepting campaigns; pledges accepted starting March 3rd. St. Louis, MO – PodFund, a new crowdfunding platform for Internet audio and video content creators, is now accepting submissions for crowdfunding campaigns. Founded in December 2013, the company wants to help podcasters, Internet radio stations, film and videomakers raise funds to support their passion. The first fifteen campaigns submitted and approved will get prime visibility on PodFund’s home page when funding begins on March 3rd, 2014. PodFund founder Robert Becker has a radio and…

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Top CrowdFunding leaders list

Crowdfunding leaders listed alphabetically : Jouko Ahvenainen Chairman and Co-founder CrowdValley @jahven Dara Albright Chief Commuications Officer, Crowdcentric Founder, NowStreet @NowStreet Antonio Arias CEO and Co-founder Healthy Crowdfunder Corp @alamidas @healthvcfunder Sydney Armani CEO and Publisher CrowdFundBeat Media @Sydney_armani Yves Behar Founder & Chief Designer, fuseproject Creative co-founder OUYA, Inc.; CCO Jawbone @yvesbehar Jason Best Co-founder and Principal Crowdfund Capital Advisors @CrowdCapAdvisor Amanda Boyle CEO and Founder Bloom VC @nowaffle Jason Calacanis CEO and Founder Inside.com @Jason Chris Camillo Author Laughing at Wall Street: How I Beat the Pros at Investing @ChrisCamillo William Carleton Lawyer McNaul Ebel Nawrot & Helgren PLLC Steve Cinelli stevec@primarq.com Douglas…

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George Galloway to turn to Kickstarter to fund Anti-Tony-Blair film

George Galloway to turn to Kickstarter to fund Anti-Tony-Blair film

George Galloway is to follow in the footsteps of Charlie Kaufman, Spike Lee and Zach Braff by turning to Kickstarter to realise his film-making ambitions. Galloway is teaming up with documentary-maker Greg Ward to make The Killing of Tony Blair, which, according to Ward, “will bring together many of the things George has been fighting for during his long political career”. In Ward’s words, The Killing of Tony Blair “details how Blair killed the Labour Party, killed hundreds of thousands of people in Iraq and how he made ‘a killing’ out of doing both”. Ward and Galloway met while the former was making a film about the English Defence League, entitled Far Right, Far…

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Meet the Student Crowdfunding Her Unpaid Internship with Harry Reid

Meet the Student Crowdfunding Her Unpaid Internship with Harry Reid

Meet the Student Crowdfunding Her Unpaid Internship with Harry Reid Jessica Pardon, an incoming intern for Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid, can’t afford to do the prestigious unpaid internship on her own. So, the college student is crowdfunding the $6,500 she believes it will take to pay for her four-month stint in D.C. And while demonstrating an affinity for fundraising is a good strategy for anyone looking to get into politics, it’s not clear how her new bosses will respond to the spotlight it shines on the whole fact that Harry Reid doesn’t pay his interns in the first place. Pardon, who is 20, is a sophomore…

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Kickstarter project shields your electronic devices from surveillance tracking

Kickstarter project shields your electronic devices from surveillance tracking

Want a way-cool tech product before it officially hits the market? This week’s pick for our favorite Kickstarter project is a privacy pouch for mobile phones that blocks all signals. Project name: OFF Pocket Category: Technology Goal: $35,000 Currently funded: $35,256 Deadline for pledging: August 27, 2013 In today’s modern surveillance state society, privacy is now more a luxury than a right. Wherever you and your phone go, you’re being tracked—and you seldom know exactly by whom. But you can regain a small degree of control over your privacy with OFF Pocket, a mobile phone pouch that blocks all cellular, Wi-Fi, and GPS signals, making your phone “untrackable, unhackable, and…

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Mission Impossible: UK Government Efforts to Get Banks Lending to Businesses Aren’t Working

Mission Impossible: UK Government Efforts to Get Banks Lending to Businesses Aren’t Working

There was a time, not that long ago, when entrepreneurs would put...

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Crowdfunding Watch Department forms in Massachusetts

Crowdfunding Watch Department forms in Massachusetts

Earlier this month, the U.S. Securities...

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Pirate Bay founder crowdfunds messaging app to combat government spying

Pirate Bay founder crowdfunds messaging app to combat government spying

One of the Pirate Bay file-sharing site’s founders has announced plans for a “totally secure” rival to WhatsApp and Apple’s iMessage services.  Hemlis, which means secret in Swedish, will use end-to-end encryption so messages are seen only by the sender and recipient. Peter Sunde said it was a response to governments spying on users’ data. The iOS and Android project is quickly approaching its $100,000 (£149,133) funding target. However, Apple and WhatsApp say communications using their services are already “fully encrypted”. Blackberry is also planning to extend its BBM chat service – which can be made fully secure – to other mobile operating systems. The…

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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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