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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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FortuneUncensored Social Network Gab Raises $1 Million in Crowdfunding CampaignFortuneA crowdfunding campaign for Gab, a Twitter-like social network that touts its commitment to freedom of speech, surpassed $1 million yesterday. The company claims it is politically neutral and committ [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

DualShockersBounty Battle Rolls out the White Carpet with Successful Crowdfunding CampaignDualShockersWhen we last checked in with the indie-obsessed fighting game, Bounty Battle, it was halfway through its $30,000 crowdfunding goal. Now with 3 days left to go, it's surpassed thi [...]

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 [...]

Deccan ChronicleHow to make crowdfunding work?Deccan ChronicleVarun, based on his experience, also says, that people new to crowdfunding should not be complacent with their campaigning — “I've seen a lot of people, who just think that crowdfunding is free money. They have a very [...]

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 [...]

Brick City LiveWOMEN-FOCUSED CROWDFUNDING PLATFORM IN NEWARK IS ACCEPTING ITS FIRST COHORT OF ...Brick City LiveA new women-focused crowdfunding platform has just launched in Newark and is accepting businesses into its inaugural cohort. iFundWomen is a crowdfunding platform specifical [...]

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