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2017 Real Estate Crowdfunding: Surveying the Landscape

        “Copyright” By Jonathan B. Wilson CrowdFund Beat Sr. Guest Editor, Partner, Taylor English Duma LLP The impact of crowdfunding on real estate finance and deal-making has been one of the hottest topics of the past year.[1]  With the advent of crowdfunding, real estate developers and investors have multiple pathways to finance their projects and even to plot their exits.  But in many ways the impact of crowdfunding has not yet arrived.  Crowdfunding for real estate is still in the early stages and may take several detours along the way to its final destination. What is Crowdfunding? The idea of “crowdfunding” has been…

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NextGen Crowdfunding Video Awards

Crowdfund Beat News Wire, Public Will Vote on First Round of Contestants to Determine Winners of New Online Awards Shows January 19, 2017 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NextGen Crowdfunding®, the leading company that helps people explore new types of crowdfunding, announces the season one premiere of the Crowdfunding Video Awards (CVAs). This new, six-part series of online awards shows will showcase videos from both rewards-based crowdfunding campaigns featured on Indiegogo, Kickstarter and other platforms, as well as equity crowdfunding campaigns. “The campaign videos we’ll be showing viewers over the course of this season showcase creativity, passion and the entrepreneurial spirit.” Season one…

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The Equity Crowdfunding Paradox

By Jorge Sanchez III Partner, Nouvantage.com, Crowdfund Beat Guest Contributor, Crowdfunding is a broad classification used to categorize a variety of modern digital funding activities aimed at engaging wide networks of people. In this article I will refer to the equity crowdfunding of venture capital. Investing is a risk-taking endeavor where return on investment is the premium harvested by investors for allocating funds to a venture executing a business plan and confronting the risk of failure and loss of capital. The uncertainty of the outcome that the business pursues gives rise to the primary barrier to investment, information asymmetry. Investment decisions are information driven and based…

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Crowdfunding with Self Directed IRA?

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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Understanding Securities Law to Start Your Business?

Understanding Securities Law to Start Your Business?

By Samuel E. Whitley,  Whitley LLP Attorneys at Law. CrowdFund Beat Guest post, The following is a guest post written by Samuel E. Whitley, a valued WealthForge partner and managing partner at Whitley LLP Attorneys at Law. YES. Or you need to hire someone who does. While some small businesses may not deal with public or private offerings, many companies do. Often a company will want to raise capital through a public offering, or via the Internet (crowdfunding) for instance. Because of this, all business owners should have a working knowledge of securities law.       What are Securities? Essentially, a “security” is defined as…

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New Academic Research on Crowdfunding

CrowdFund Beat News Wire, PRESS RELEASE California Management Review Publishes Special Issue on Crowdfunding Popular opinion suggests that major crowdfunding platforms serve to democratize the process of innovation, enabling entrepreneurs and creators in a way that could not be supported under traditional models. But emerging research paints a more nuanced picture. The popularity of crowdfunding among entrepreneurs and investors has opened up new opportunities that would not have been possible in the pre-internet era. For example, pre-sales on Kickstarter allow would-be creators to get a sense of demand for their product before investing heavily in development and manufacturing. Other crowd-based platforms like LendingClub actively seek to…

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Social Media & CrowdFunding Busienss

Social Media & CrowdFunding Busienss

CrowdFundBeat News Wire, There are numerous advantages of utilizing social media marketing to grow a business:Cost-Efficient System Social media marketing is exceptionally cost-compelling and might even be done successfully with nomoney related commitment in light of the fact that most, if not all prevalent social systems are allowedto utilize. Businesses can right away make their own business page and begin pulling in fans, supporters,or adherents in a flash. It is similar to owning a free virtual promoting land in a prime area where thereare many people. Come to a Wider Audience A best aspect concerning social media marketing is that just about everybody these days…

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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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Kool Things – control your whole home from your phone?

Introducing the new “iWanditAll” platform. It is a combination of KoolThings and Smartphone resulting in KoolApplications for IoT or Internet of Things. KooThings consists of multifunction, multisensory KoolWand and KoolBridge. KoolBridge acts as a bridge and converts WiFi / Bluetooth / BLE commands from Android or ios mobile devices to Infrared / Bluetooth / BLE signals for the purpose of controlling variety of your electronic home appliances or devices wirelessly or via IR blaster cable. KoolBridge also receives triggering events from BLE sensors for sending notifications and messages to mobile devices so as to provide additional cloud services. KoolWand acts as tool for child safety,…

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FREE GPS/GNSS for the Makers Launched on CrowdFunding Site

FREE GPS/GNSS for the Makers Launched on CrowdFunding Site

Hsinchu, Taiwan, December 23, 2013 – SkyTraq Technology Inc., a leading fabless GNSS positioning technology company, is undertaking a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to explore if there is sufficient interest in applying GPS/GNSS processor technology beyond traditional ways by offering NavSpark, a small, powerful, thumb-sized, 32bit, microcontroller development board with GPS/GNSS receiver as onboard peripheral. With price approaching 8bit microcontroller development board, the GPS/GNSS receiver is effectively provided to users free of charge. They are seeking $27,000 in funding until February 6, 2014. NavSpark features: 100MHz 32bit RISC Processor with 16Kbyte I-Cache and 2Kbyte D-Cache IEEE-754 Compliant Floating Point Unit 1MByte Flash Memory 212Kbyte SRAM…

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If Crowdfunding is the New Day Trading, Look Out

Paul Volcker famously said the only financial innovation to improve society in recent memory was the ATM. Not everyone agrees. In an essay earlier this week on the evolution of money and finance, GigaOM founder and venture capitalist Om Malik argued that crowdfunding will be the new day trading, the latest financial innovation to “cut costs and [drive] wider participation in a previously closed and clubby market.” Advocates of crowdfunding had better hope not. To be clear, Malik isn’t talking about Kickstarter where funders make a donation that acts like a pre-order. He’s talking about the public buying stock in private companies, something that may…

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ForbesThe Celebrity Who Loves Crowdfunding: Lala 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 t [...]

UK FundraisingJustGiving removes platform fees for crowdfunding, major incident & disaster campaignsUK FundraisingJustGiving has today (15 October) announced key changes to its fee structure that will see platform fees no longer charged for its Crowdfunding product, or for major i [...]

Crain's Cleveland BusinessCrowdfunding can ease teachers' 'burden'Crain's Cleveland BusinessBooster seats. Reading materials. A bass clarinet. What do these things have in common? At the start of October, teachers in Ohio were trying to raise money to buy all [...]

Crowdfunding Global Market Trends, Growth, Opportunities, Top Key Players and Forecast to 2025Digital JournalThis report studies the Crowdfunding market status and outlook of Global and major regions, from angles of players, countries, product types and end industries; this report ana [...]

Money MagazineCrowdfunding Campaign to Unseat Susan Collins in 2020 Surges Past $3 MillionMoney MagazineA crowdfunding campaign has raised more than $3 million to unseat Sen. Susan Collins in 2020 after she voted on Saturday to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Although th [...]

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 [...]

REITs Vs. Real Estate Crowdfunding: What's The Better Way To Invest In Real EstateSeeking AlphaReal estate crowdfunding has gained in importance, and many today consider it to be a superior alternative to REITs. I strongly disagree and believe that REITs should be favored in most [...]

AllBusiness.comIs Your Startup Ready for Equity Crowdfunding? 7 Questions to AskAllBusiness.comIf all you know of crowdfunding for startups is the world of Kickstarter, you're missing out on a booming opportunity to raise money online. Equity crowdfunding (aka crowdinvesting) is [...]

Khmer TimesAbandoned by banks, Indonesia's poor farmers turn to crowdfundingKhmer TimesInstead of turning his back on farming, the 26-year-old decided to help others struggling financially by setting up CROWDE, a mobile crowdfunding platform that allows users to invest as little [...]

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