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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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ForbesThe Ultimate Pre-Launch Crowdfunding ChecklistForbesCrowdfunding is not limited to the platform where you launch your campaign. Instead, it has become a valuable way to transform your idea into a mainstream business. In order to head in that direction, you must execute a number [...]

The AustralianIgniteme heats up crowdfundingThe Australian“The only other comparable film that raised money through crowdfunding would be Crocodile Dundee, but not all funding came from the crowd.” Mr Morello said the idea behind the platform was relatively simple — giving new and bud [...]

DVS Gaming (registration) (blog)Crowdfunding: How Does it Help Indie Developers?DVS Gaming (registration) (blog)2012 is when crowdfunding really blew up, prior to 2012 the average amount of money devs would receive could range from 10k-100k. By today's standards, that's stil [...]

The MemoCrowdfunding has become a 'monster' argues its greatest criticThe MemoBrown has become a thorn in the side of this blossoming industry, even more so as it's clear his blog is now even read by regulators at the Financial Conduct Authority. The Memo sat down with [...]

U.S. News & World ReportNo Cash for Hate, Say Mainstream Crowdfunding FirmsU.S. News & World ReportThe block on mainstream crowdfunding is just the latest blow to far-right activists operating online. In the last 24 hours, neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer had its domain regi [...]

LivemintFinding the right balance on crowdfundingLivemintSecurities market regulator Sebi (Securities and Exchange Board of India) has been trying to get a handle on digital platform-based crowdfunding since at least 2014, when it issued a cautiously positive consultation paper. It fl [...]

Crain's Cleveland Business'Smaller' gifts can go long way for Clinic's crowdfunding platformCrain's Cleveland BusinessFor an institution accustomed to securing multimillion-dollar donations, Cleveland Clinic's latest fundraising effort has some relatively [...]

Australian Brews NewsBrewery crowdfunding effective overall: PozibleAustralian Brews NewsEquity crowdfunding by breweries overseas has been effective overall, despite some high profile failures, according to Pozible. The largest reward-based crowdfunding platform in the Asia Pacific, [...]

FortuneUncensored Social Network Gab Raises $1 Million in Crowdfunding CampaignFortuneA crowdfunding campaign for Gab, a Twitter-like social network that touts its commitment to freedom of speech, surpassed $1 million yesterday. The company claims it is politically neutral and committ [...]

Crowdfund InsiderIsraeli Crowdfunding Platform ExitValley Self Crowdfunds, Plans UK ExpansionCrowdfund InsiderThe digital platform to book parking anywhere raised $2 million – a portion of that, $270,000, reportedly came from ExitValley. To date the self-crowdfunding offer has raised [...]

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