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Dr. Richard Swart on Disruptive Finance & Research, Data


Richard Swart is a globally recognized authority on crowdfunding and alternative finance at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.

CrowdFunding USA Forum on Future of Alternative Finance, MAY 7-8 Natinal Press Club Washington, DC

CrowdFundBeat Editor Desk,  Leading crowdfunding publication, CrowdFundBeat, is pleased to announce its 2nd Annual Conference on Alternative Finance. The event will be held this coming week on 7-8 May 2015 and shall take place at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. Roundtable discussions as well as select panels will provide the audience with current and forecasted activities within the alternative finance industry, including bitcoin, crowdfunding, P2P lending, real estate and SME finance and other elements of the growing shadow banking phenomenon. The event will feature many thought leaders, experts and pundits, such as Douglas Ellenoff and Richard Swart, from within the industry and observers, whom will share unique impressions and visions…

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UC Berkeley: Projects with impact test new campus crowdfunding platform

UC Berkeley: Projects with impact test new campus crowdfunding platform

By Public Affairs, UC Berkeley | May 1, 2015 BERKELEY — Building a mini-grid to distribute electricity in Uganda. Mapping the social and visual landscape of Oakland’s International Boulevard. Bringing the science of a meaningful life to the public. These are among the projects that are part of a new crowdfunding platform for the UC Berkeley campus that’s nearing the close of its beta launch. Donation-based crowdfunding has grown exponentially in recent years; in 2013 alone, crowdfunded projects raised an estimate $1.4 billion. “Just as social media changed norms and expectations for communication, crowdfunding is changing the future of fundraising,” said crowdfunding expert Richard Swart,…

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UC Berkeley & Crowdfunding Revolution

UC Berkeley & Crowdfunding Revolution

CrowdFundBeat News Wire, UC Berkeley Takes Lead in Understanding Crowdfunding Revolution UC Berkeley announces CrowdBerkeley, a partnership focused on teaching and learning about the power of crowdfunding Crowdfunding is changing the future of finance by fostering the exchange of capital through new technology channels and by providing a more equal playing field for funding investors and recipients. A new partnership at the University of California, Berkeley now provides a premier hub of education, research, and learning engagement on all topics related to crowdfunding. Researchers at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and the Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership created CrowdBerkeley for the purpose of better…

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UC Berkeley is Hiring a Program Manager for CrowdFunding

UC Berkeley is Hiring a Program Manager for CrowdFunding

CrowdFundBeat Job Post, University of California, Berkeley “UC Berkeley”  it is the first university to hire a full-time crowdfunding manager. Here is the position announcement.   The link to the actual position is here http://jobs.berkeley.edu/job-listings.html – the position announcement is number 18142.   Crowdfunding Project Manager (Contract position) Direct Response Marketing, Annual Programs University Relations UC Berkeley The office of Annual Programs is UC Berkeley’s largest fundraising unit and is responsible for engaging thousands of undergraduate alumni, parents and students as donors to the University each year. The goals of this department are to: 1) increase the number of donors contributing to the campus annually, 2) significantly raise…

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ACADEMIC SYMPOSIUM ON CROWDFUNDING

The University of California, Berkeley,  did host an international academic conference on crowdfunding next week. Cal’s College of Engineering is organizing the Oct. 17 and 18 event, titled “Crowdfunding: Setting the Research Agenda.” Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) Chief Economist Hal Varian will speak at the event, as will Jason Best and Sherwood Neiss of Crowdfund Capital Advisors. Julia Groves, managing director of the UK Crowdfunding Association, will also talk. UC researchers are interested in crowdfunding — a relatively new way of raising money for businesses or other ventures via appeals on social networks — particularly in the wake of the federal Jumpstart Our Business Start-ups…

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Crowdfunding University of California College Scholarships

Here’s a novel idea–turn to crowdfunding to bankroll college scholarships. The University of California has launched a six-week crowdfunding campaign, Promise for Education, to raise money for student scholarships. The campaign, which was launched Wednesday, will encourage individuals to make a personal promise like running a marathon, volunteering or growing a beard, then set a crowdfunding goal and share their promise through social media. Donations can then be made to see the promises fulfilled and all proceeds will go to University of California students with financial needs, according to university officials. Promise for Education is the latest addition to the university’s Project You Can campaign,…

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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 [...]

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 [...]

CryptoCoinsNewsCrowdfunding Giant Indiegogo Looks to Make ICOs Mainstream ...CryptoCoinsNewsOne of the world's most popular crowdfunding platforms is getting in on the ICO game. Josiah Wilmoth on 14/12/2017. ------------------Advertisement------------------. Advertisement · Reddi [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

VentureBeatAtaribox hits the pause button on its crowdfunding campaignVentureBeatAtari was supposed to start taking preorders along with launching its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo today for its new Ataribox console. However, it seems to have hit an unspecified snag and in an ema [...]

Coindesk (press release) (blog)Crowdfunding Giant Indiegogo Opens to ICOs - CoinDeskCoindesk (press release) (blog)The startup revealed today that, through an existing partnership with MicroVentures, it will begin offering services to projects seek to use the blockchain funding model. [...]

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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