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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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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

CryptoCoinsNewsCrowdfunding Giant Indiegogo Looks to Make ICOs MainstreamCryptoCoinsNewsCrowdfunding platform Indiegogo has a plan to help initial coin offerings (ICOs) break into the mainstream, even as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is ramping up its oversight of [...]

WRAL Tech WireBack story: How, why investor Mark Easley brought crowdfunding platform Localstake to NCWRAL Tech WireRESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Earlier this week, WRAL TechWire broke the news that Triangle investor and crowdfunding advocate Mark Easley was bringing Localstake, a crowdfun [...]

Crowdfunding via Customers: Is This The New Startup Capital?Customer ThinkWith more and more companies in a variety of sectors developing new crowdfunding campaigns, it makes sense to ask whether crowdfunding is likely to replace startup capital in the near future. Crowdfunding is qui [...]

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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