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Why Financial Firms are Joining the CROWD

BY Joy Schoffler, CROWDFUND BEAT Sr. Guest Editor, Principal of  LEVERAGE PR  Crowdfunding is a marketing vehicle. Sure, it’s a great way for entrepreneurs to raise money and a great way for investors to find institutional-quality deals. But above all Crowdfunding is about marketing. And that’s why financial firms – venture capital firms, investment banks, private equity firms, and others – are moving into the space. When I was the director of a private equity firm, we spent our time doing what all investment firms do, working to broaden the firm’s investor base and find more and better deals. Because of the legal constraints that have been in…

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Letter to SEC: Finalize Title III Rules!

Letter to SEC: Finalize Title III Rules!

By Joy Schoffler, CrowdFundBeat  guest contributor, The congressional letter sent to the SEC last week urging them to enact Title III rules is just one more example of a ground swell of support occurring in the market for the full implementation of the JOBS Act, which will allow all U.S. citizens to invest in private offerings. While the industry as a whole understands that the SEC has been given an immense task, we are hopeful that the proposed rules as amended during the comment period will be enacted. While not perfect, especially for raises over $500,000, these rules will do a great deal to help entrepreneurs…

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CFPA applauds SEC’s approval of Title II JOBS ACT crowdfunding provisions

CFPA applauds SEC’s approval of Title II JOBS ACT crowdfunding provisions

SEC lifts Ban on General Solicitation for Private Placements in 4-1 Vote WASHINGTON, July 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Equity-based crowdfunding came one step closer to actualization Wednesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission voting 4-to-1 in favor of lifting the ban on general solicitation of private placements to accredited investors. The SEC ruling will create a new kind of offering–a 506(c). This allows private companies and investment firms to advertise private securities offerings to accredited investors only. The SEC is still working on proposed rules for Title III, which will enable the general public to participate in equity crowdfunding. “We applaud the commission’s progress on…

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ForbesThe Celebrity Who Loves Crowdfunding: La La Anthony Hosts New Series Featuring Female EntrepreneursForbesIt's been proven that funders clicking through projects on crowdfunding sites seem to prefer early-stage, female-led ventures, and one celebrity is looking to highlight [...]

ThinkAdvisorNASAA Warns of Marijuana-Related Crowdfunding ScamsThinkAdvisorThe North American Securities Administrators Association warned investors Monday to be wary of marijuana-related crowdfunding ventures and other risky or potentially fraudulent schemes that could swindle them o [...]

Positive.NewsCrowdfunding flower power in WalesPositive.NewsResidents in north Wales decided to act to help a local patch of land flourish. They hope their successful crowdfunding campaign will help them continue restoring this “beautiful meadow”. Locals launched the Gweld y ddôl – Se [...]

Q13 FOXCrowdfunding a castle in FranceQ13 FOXEver dreamed of owning a fairy-tale castle in the French countryside? Now you can — and it'll set you back a mere $58. A crowdfunding project to restore the medieval French chateau of Ebaupinay, in the Deux-Sevres region of western Fra [...]

The Drinks BusinessBrewdog raises over £26 million from donors in 5th crowdfunding roundThe Drinks BusinessThe company secured £26.2 million from around 50,000 investors in its fifth crowdfunding campaign, bringing its total number of investors close to 94,000. The campaign — which th [...]

TechCrunchOn-demand pharmacy startup NowRx raises $7 million Series A round through crowdfundingTechCrunchNowRx, an on-demand pharmacy solution of sorts, just closed a $7 million Series A round via the SeedInvest crowdfunding platform. The company had previously raised a $3 million se [...]

American Thinker (blog)Hey, lefties! Remember all that crowdfunding cash you paid to Stormy Daniels?American Thinker (blog)The satisfying conclusion to the rest of us just goes to show that crowdfunding can be more than bribery; it can actually backfire. That seems to be what's h [...]

India TodayKerala CM launches online crowdfunding platform to rebuild stateIndia TodayKerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday (October 16) launched an online platform, seeking the support of people from across the world in rebuilding the state from ruins of the August mega f [...]

AdAge.comLego, Coke and other big brands are turning to crowdfunding for R&DAdAge.comEnter Indiegogo, a crowdfunding service that is luring more business from large corporations, which are using the platform to test ideas. New interest from the likes of Coca-Cola and Tyson provide [...]

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