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Presidential Politics, Crowdfunding, and Siamese Cash

Presidential Politics, Crowdfunding, and Siamese Cash

By Bill Matson, CrowdFundBeat Sr. Contributor, MBA, CFA, CPA (Retired), CFP The presidential race has game-changing implications for the future of crowdfunding in general, as well as for the democratization of individuals’ access to financing via crowdfunding. In particular, Senator Marco Rubio’s presence in the race is likely to generate significant media attention for his promotion of income share agreements (ISAs) as a means of alleviating the current student loan crisis. Though ISA legislation sponsored by Rubio was entitled the “Investing in Student Success Act of 2014,” its enactment would result in virtually anyone being able to offer shares in their future personal income (i.e human capital)…

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Why Crowdfunding is Disrupting Finance

Why Crowdfunding is Disrupting Finance

It is truly remarkable to think about the disruption that has resulted from the creation of marketplaces in almost every industry over the last few years. Need a restaurant reservation?  Open Table has it down to a science- compare that to your experience just 10 or 15 years ago. Hotel rooms? Enter Airbnb. Clothing? Enter Poshmark. Dog sitter while on vacation? There’s DogVacay.  Even scientists can help enlist a global network of researchers in a marketplace called Science Exchange. In industry after industry, consumers are gaining more information and more choices to make better decisions.  With so many different marketplaces undergoing disruptive innovation, it is…

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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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Fundable Infographic: Explanation of SEC Announcement & What that means for startups and entrepreneurs

Fundable Infographic: Explanation of SEC Announcement & What that means for startups and entrepreneurs

July 10th, 2013 was a monumental day for Fundable and startups across the country. The SEC announced that the ban on general solicitation has been removed for small businesses seeking startup capital, allowing for sweeping changes in the way businesses find funding. This announcement is a productive step forward to fully enact the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) passed in early April of 2012. With general solicitation now permitted, startups have the opportunity raise money from a wider range of investors – potentially accelerating their funding. With the SEC’s recent announcements, we’ve gotten an outpouring of questions about the JOBS Act, and what it…

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misterb&b hits the equity crowdfunding trail to expand into hotels  TechCrunchHomosexuality is illegal in a third of the counties on this planet; in eight countries it is punishable by death. In the febrile atmosphere of today's politics, ... [...]

Wilmington-based Bloom launches crowdfunding campaign  Greater Wilmington Business JournalWilmington-based Bloom Inc. is the first company in Wilmington and second in the state to use the NC PACES Act to launch a North Carolina public offering. [...]

NatWest launches female-focused crowdfunding programme  ComputerWeekly.comConsumer bank NatWest is backing female entrepreneurs through a crowdfunding programme. [...]

Finnish crowdfunding firm Invesdor buys Austrian peer, seeks M&A  ReutersHELSINKI (Reuters) - Helsinki-headquartered Invesdor has agreed to buy Austrian peer Finnest in an all-share deal, hoping the acquisition will spark further ... [...]

Kickstarter Versus 'Crypto' ICOs: Are Traditional Platforms Having The Last Laugh?  ForbesThe crowdfunding world - traditional or more blockchain/crypto-related - might be getting a little more crowded of late. As a financing vehicle it has been around ... [...]

CEO and co-founder of crowdfunding giant Kickstarter resigns amid staff unionization effort  Torrington Register CitizenKickstarter co-founder Perry Chen announced Monday that he is stepping down as CEO of the crowdfunding platform, but will stay on as chairman of the board. [...]

The Changing Face of Video Game Crowdfunding  VarietyMuch has changed since 2012, when Double Fine cracked open video game crowdfunding with more than $3.3 million raised. [...]

Crowdfunding deadline for community kitchen nears  The Daily TelegramADRIAN — The organizers of a community makerspace kitchen project have raised $35000 toward the $50000 goal of receiving matching funds from the ... [...]

Great Idea But No Capital? How To Launch A Business Through Crowdfunding  ForbesNoëlle Santos launched a viral crowdfunding campaign to open The Lit. Bar, a wine bar/bookstore in the Bronx. She shares her advice for crowdfunding a ... [...]

Frank Lloyd Wright Unity Temple model kit seeks crowdfunding  Curbed ChicagoLovers of all things Frank Lloyd Wright may soon have a chance to assemble their own scale model of the famous architect's iconic Unity Temple in Oak Park, ... [...]

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