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Crowdfunding- The Good, The Bad & The (really) Ugly

By Shane Liddell is the CEO and chief Crowdfundologist at Smart Crowdfunding LLC,. Crowdfund Beat Guest post, Part 3 –The (really) Ugly Introduction In Part 1 I covered all of the good things that we have seen as crowdfunding continuously gathers momentum across the world. The future looks bright indeed! In Part 2 I wrote of changes within the industry, especially within rewards based crowdfunding – the competition which makes it so much harder for the small guys and the Indiegogo platform now giving preferential treatment to corporates, allowing them “…to pay for special placement on Indiegogo’s site, making them more discoverable than other campaigns”.…

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Daft or Deft – Trump the National Debt

By Steve Cinelli , CrowdFundBeat Sr. Editor, @stevecinelli Can the political narrative get any stranger, and in many ways, even incredulous?   First off, the country is undergoing an election season wherein the two front runners are disdained by the majority of Americans.  One (the Dem) purports to have experience, but seriously, she merely has had “exposure”:  yes, a nice (planned) resume, but has she actually accomplished anything as a statesperson or legislator?  Ask about “her” treaties or “her” laws or initiatives that have translated into real progress or meaning, domestically or abroad. Seems to be a goose-egg. But give her credit for marketing…  Then the other…

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Can retail investors compete with hedge funds in p2p ?

George Popescu Founder and Editor in Chief (Lending Times), Partner ( LunaCap Ventures), Board of Advisors (Gatecoin, AltOptions) CrowdfundBeat Guest post LendingRobot is claiming that it is difficult for retail investors or even high net worth individuals to manage so many micro-loans and to simultaneously compete with hedge funds looking to scoop the best loans under microseconds. Peer-to-peer lending was designed to provide a platform to the investors and borrowers to lend and borrow money without the intrusion of a financial intermediary. Investors need LendingRobot’s algorithms to compete with Hedge Fund algorithms to get the best returns out of these sites. LendingRobot was co-founded by Emmanuel Marot and…

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Beware of Crowdsourcing Bad Actor Partners!

Beware of Crowdsourcing Bad Actor Partners!

By Jennifer Gatewood, PMP , CrowdFundBeat Guest Editor, KYP: Know Your Partner! Before you jump into a partnership, you better “Know Your Partner!” They will impact your business! Most of us have been through closed-door corporate business meetings. You know the ones, only a couple of people are involved in a decision that determines the fate of many. Many times a “sacrificial lamb” is unwittingly offered up, the boardroom door is opened, and the masquerade of “Blame Gamers” and “Problem Shifters” come out in full force.         Now, crowdsourcing has shifted power from the boardroom to virtual corporate and home offices around the world.…

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Vox Populi

Vox Populi

By Steve Cinelli , CrowdFundBeat Sr. Editor, @stevecinelli Earlier we wrote on the power of the crowd to determine the future of Greece via its referendum.  Well, it appears that the voice of the people has become clear, that economic self-detemination is fundamental.  Certainly the “no” vote is not a GREXIT guarantee, rather a possible new positioning to the idiocratic nature of the banking troika.   Yes, the IMF, ECB and EU have lent hundreds of billions to a failed economy, with even a further anemic outlook.  And true, they want their money repaid.   But the debate should and could be elevated into how funds…

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SME, Shadow Banking & Digital Currency


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Coming to Roost?

By Steven Cinelli, CrowdFunding Beat, Sr. contributing Editor About three weeks before the Lending Club IPO, I had written a piece concerning the valuation placed on the fin tech platform. Similarly, the review might apply to the other alternative finance platform, OnDeck Capital, which also made their public entrance.    The basic thesis was whether the market was valuing such new forms of alternative finance as technology companies or within the body of financial services.  As shared, if one looks at the metrics used to value finance stalwarts like Wells Fargo or Visa or Capital One, which participate in the same markets, we see multiples of profits, revenues and asset…

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Get Use to It

By Steven Cinelli, CrowdFunding Beat, Sr. contributing Editor The last couple of weeks have been quite provocative in terms of economic news and the ongoing evolution of a new world order.   As background, I did my master’s thesis on what drives a society – politics or economics.   While politics certainly address the governance of a society, in the end, economics is the linchpin.    Politics, amongst its initiatives, do involve economic allocation, and possibly redistribution, but it’s the resources available and how they are created, dispensed, invested, controlled and manipulated, that drives the body politic and lays the foundation for advancement.  Democracy and capitalism as earlier wrote has…

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Lending Club’s IPO and the Next Phase of Crowdfunding

By Steve Cinelli, CrowdFunding Beat  Sr.Contributing Editor, The crowdfundingindustry has entered a new, and possibly more legitimate space, in the framework of financial services. I refer to the recent S-1 filing of Lending Club (LC), which elevates the profile of both the company as also the distributed finance industry overall. Lending Club’s claim to an expected $5 billion market capitalization can be viewed as a major success in terms of value creation, market opportunity and the growth of new shadow banking methodologies. We have seen crowd platforms, whether in peer-to-peer lending (P2P) (Prosper and LC), real estate crowdfunding (Fundrise, Realty Mogul), SME loan funding (Funding Circle), raise growth…

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Dichotomous

Dichotomous

 By Steve Cinelli, CrowdFundBeat Contributing Editor. Let’s be straight.  The JOBS Act, while intended for great things, many of which still to be achieved, has been challenged in one particular area – Title III Crowdfunding.  While Mr. President signed the Act some time ago, the implementation of Title III was passed on to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for review and institution.  For those unfamiliar with Title III, its simple agenda was to allow every day investors, not the accredited sort, to participate in investing in privately held companies.  The SEC, after a year or so, authored a 585 page tome as to how such…

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Content or Distribution: Not Talking Media, Rather Crowdfunding

Content or Distribution:  Not Talking Media, Rather Crowdfunding

 Fri, Jun 20, 2014  By Steve Cinelli  CFB contributing editor, There has been a long debate in the media industry as to where lies the power.  Whether in music, television, books, news or movies, the proverbial query is who has the clout – content owners or distributors?  Distribution, with accelerating reach and scale economies, may enjoy the negotiating power over rights and costs from owners, particularly in an environ of social media, with platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Netflix and YouTube.  Yet content, in a world of unique and limited substitute offerings, can still command the stage, respect and compensation.  The quality of content, the receptivity…

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CFB Live Interview with Primarq CEO Steve Cinelli

CFB Live Interview with Primarq CEO Steve Cinelli

Steve Cinelli founded Primarq in an effort to reinvent the business model for home ownership, making homes more affordable to millions of people. On Monday, October 7, 2013 at 3:00 Pacific, Cinelli will visit with CrowdFundBeat live to explain how crowdfunding will revolutionize home ownership. From Cinelli’s LinkedIn profile: Founder, CEO of PRIMARQ Inc., a paradigm shift in the world of housing finance. Our goal is to bring prudence and opportunity into a fundamentally crucial segment of the US and world economies, namely homeownership. Separately, serves as advisor/director to emerging growth companies, providing counsel for enhancing shareholder value through strategic and financial initiatives. All stages…

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The VergeDonald Trump's terrible crowdfunding site was a microcosm of his political careerThe VergeAnd from the beginning, the site had Trump's populist edge. Zanker boasted that “the reign of Kickstarter's Brooklyn hipsters is over,” referring to Kickstarter's New [...]

Social media, crowdfunding skirmishes encapsulate Endy debateThe Herald JournalAfter that, a campaign with the same goals and the same organizer appeared on a separate crowdfunding site, FundRazr.com. This campaign also drew negative attention on social media, and after a few hours th [...]

FortuneCrowdfunding: Women Better at Raising Money Than Men Are ...FortuneA new study has found that women are generally better than men at crowdfunding.Women are better at crowdfunding than men, shows study | The ...The Independentall 3 news articles » [...]

ForbesCrowdfunding's Death Has Been Greatly Exaggerated - Creators Ship, Especially In ChinaForbesBased on recent media reports, it looks like crowdfunding is now in the "disillusionment" phase of the famous Gartner hype cycle, after peaking a few years back. I will arg [...]

Wired.co.ukAfter budget cuts, museums are crowdfunding to preserve historyWired.co.ukIn 2015, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. launched its very first crowdfunding campaign to 'Reboot the Suit'. The idea was to raise much-need funds to conser [...]

How Women Trounce Men When Raising Seed Crowdfunding CapitalForbesMale entrepreneurs may account for the majority of business owners raising finance on crowdfunding platforms in the UK, but their female counterparts are far more likely to get the support they seek, new research shows. [...]

ReutersStudy says women are better at crowdfunding - ReutersReutersWomen around the world are less likely than men to tap the crowd online for money to fund their businesses and projects, but when they do they are likely to.and more » [...]

YourStory.comA crowdfunding portal ensuring total authenticity of cases, MeHelp lets you donate confidentlyYourStory.comIn March this year, Samiya Hafeez, a 22-year-old woman from Hyderabad, was arrested for running a fake crowdfunding campaign through which she collected almost Rs 22 [...]

Yahoo SportsCan crowdfunding save women's college hockey? - Yahoo SportsYahoo SportsNorth Dakota cut its women's hockey program in March, in one of the saddest and most stunning decisions to rock the sport at the collegiate level. “When you ...and more » [...]

MashableAtaribox crowdfunding plan is a giant, flapping red flagMashable"To limit risk taking, this product will initially be launched within the framework of a crowdfunding campaign," the note — translated from French — reads. It may not have been uttered by a PR mouthpiece [...]

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