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Labor Department ‘Fiduciary Rule’ Threatens to Eviscerate JOBS Act Crowdfunding Gains

Labor Department ‘Fiduciary Rule’ Threatens to Eviscerate JOBS Act Crowdfunding Gains

By John Berlau, CrowdfundBeat Sr. Guest Editor director of the Center for Investors and Entrepreneurs, Competitive Enterprise Institute. Three years ago, President Barack Obama signed into law the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, modestly but significantly liberalizing securities markets for investors and entrepreneurs. In signing that bill into law on April 5, 2012, Obama paid heed to the wisdom of ordinary American investors and made the case for easing barriers to their investing in startups. “Because of this bill, start-ups and small business will now have access to a big, new pool of potential investors — namely, the American people,” Obama proclaimed. “For the first time, ordinary…

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2015 PENSCO Crowdfunding Report

CrowFundBeat Media,  Crowdfunding Redefined The new wave of capital raising in 2015 Crowdfunding. Equity crowdfunding. Crowdinvesting. Peer-to-peer lending. What do these terms mean? How do they help investors locate and access opportunity? These are two of the questions that we hear regularly from clients who are looking to diversify their tax-advantaged retirement portfolios with high-quality alternative assets. The answers are a work in progress. Less than three years ago, private placements could not be advertised, on the web or otherwise. Today, we are able to create an entire report about using websites, social media and other Internet-based technology to connect investors with private placements. The…

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What’s in a Word: Crowdfunding

BY CHRISTOPHER ORR , CrowdFunding Beat Guest Contributor, The word crowdfunding made its way into Merriam-Webster’s dictionary in 2014, but the explosive growth of the industry means it is now being used as a blanket term to describe all sorts of online fundraising efforts. But before putting money behind a crowdfunding campaign it’s important to understand what type of crowdfunding you’re participating in and what you can expect to receive, if anything, for handing over your money. When people hear the word crowdfunding they often think of Kickstarter or Indiegogo where participants pledge money online to support to a fledgling business or product. In return they receive a “reward,”…

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Aberdeen Evening ExpressFierce Beer smash crowdfunding target in bid to open first bar in AberdeenAberdeen Evening ExpressAn Aberdeen brewery has hailed the “incredible” response to a crowdfunding campaign after it smashed the original £60,000 target in just 24 hours. The Evening Expr [...]

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 [...]

Japan TodayZoo starts crowdfunding campaign to protect endangered birdJapan TodayA Toyama zoo has launched a crowdfunding campaign to collect funds to protect an endangered Japanese bird designated as one the nation's special natural treasures. To supplement funding from the stat [...]

Crowdfunding 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 cou [...]

Born2InvestHere are the latest updates on the crowdfunding industryBorn2InvestWhen pressed for the reason behind the move, the company pointed to their charter which states that Kickstarter is committed to the arts and creative projects. Another provision in the charter shows that the [...]

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 [...]

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