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This site covers the policy, legal and regulatory issues of crowdfunding, equity crowdfunding and crowfund investing under the US Jobs Act.
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Top 10 Crowdfunding PR Tips for Fundraising Campaigns, Platforms and Websites

By Robert Hoskins, Front Page PR Follow these simple tips to find the best Crowdfunding PR firm to help launch a successful Crowdfunding PR campaign for fundraising platforms, portals, websites and...
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Is your business ready for crowdfunding?

Is your business ready for crowdfunding? | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
We’ve recently teamed up with Crowdfunder to offer a new crowdfunding channel for small businesses…
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How to Create Financial Projections for Crowdfunding

How to Create Financial Projections for Crowdfunding | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
Step by step instructions for creating financial projections for your crowdfunding campaign.
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This may help startups get ready for equity crowdfunding under the JOBS Act. 

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Crowd Funding: A Viable Funding Option For Buying Businesses?

It’s been a year since President Obama launched the Jumpstart Our Businesses Startups Act (the Jobs Act), which sought to ease federal regulations inhibiting small business lending, as well as individuals from becoming investors...
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P2P Consultants's curator insight, May 1, 2013 7:27 PM

This is discussion of novel concept of using crowd funding for acquisition finance. As stated “Quizzed about its potential application to business sales, 37% of business brokers said they thought crowd funding could be a useful tool in raising acquisition finance, while a similar proportion (39%) agreed that it was underused as a funding option. Meanwhile, 43% believed economic conditions were combining with legislative changes to create a perfect stimulus to its growth”  Just another example of innovative concepts appearing in the p2p space. 

Romy Jurado's curator insight, August 21, 2013 2:51 PM

As with anything proper due diligence is a must.

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Concerns Over Fraud Delays General Solicitation Rules, SEC Commissioner Tells House Committee

Concerns Over Fraud Delays General Solicitation Rules, SEC Commissioner Tells House Committee | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
Washington – April 17, 2013.  Securities and Exchange Commissioner  Elisse Walter told the House Committee on Financial Services today that concern about fraud is delaying release of proposed...
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JOBS Act — What’s Been Implemented — Is Working; Now Implement The Rest!

JOBS Act — What’s Been Implemented — Is Working; Now Implement The Rest! | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
CEI Research Associate Evan Woodham contributed to this post.
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New Studies Show 81% Jump in Crowdfunding - CfPA - Crowdfunding Professional Association

New Studies Show 81% Jump in Crowdfunding - CfPA - Crowdfunding Professional Association | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it

New studies show that funds raised through crowdfunding jumped 81% from 2011 to 2012, and that the equity and debt based crowdfunding could be a $3.98 Billion market per year.

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Crowdfund Investing for Dummies Prepares Startups for Crowdfunding

Crowdfund Investing for Dummies Prepares Startups for Crowdfunding | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it

Although regulations permitting equity crowdfunding are months away, now is the time for investors and start-ups to prepare for equity crowdfunding, according to Sherwood Neiss, co-author of the new book  “Crowdfund Investing for Dummies. ”  “I think the book’s timing is perfect,” said  Neiss said. “This gives entrepreneurs ample time to read and prepare.”  

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SEC Says Social Media OK for Company Announcements if Investors Are Alerted; 2013-51; April 2, 2013

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Washington, D.C., April 2, 2013 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today issued a report that makes clear that companies can use social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter to announce key information in compliance with Regulation Fair Disclosure (Regulation FD) so long as investors have been alerted about which social media will be used to disseminate such information.

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Crowdfunding, Micro-Patronage, And The Future Of Free Software | TechCrunch

Crowdfunding, Micro-Patronage, And The Future Of Free Software | TechCrunch | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
The "free" in Free Software refers to "freedom", rather than cost. It is largely a happy coincidence that Free Software is available gratis.
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Raising Money Through Crowdfunding? Consider These Best Practices for Success

Raising Money Through Crowdfunding? Consider These Best Practices for Success | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
Fundraising by getting small donations of money from a large group of people, what’s called crowdfunding, is a very different animal than getting access to capital at a bank: your story matters... (Raising Money Through #Crowdfunding?
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The Crowd’s Money Can Dominate Early-Stage Investing, But Only If The VCs Get Their Cut | TechCrunch

The Crowd’s Money Can Dominate Early-Stage Investing, But Only If The VCs Get Their Cut | TechCrunch | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it

''Is angel capital an attractive asset class? Is the crowd capable of being good investors, willing to spend 20-40 hours doing due diligence per investment? These are critical questions to help determine just how big equity crowdfunding will become, right? I say no.

 

Successful startup investing is way too hard, and the wisdom of the crowd is way too useless if not destructive (in this case at least). For equity crowdfunding to become a mainstream activity, these questions don’t need to be answered, they need to be removed from the equation.

 

That’s why the crowdfunding platforms themselves prospect the deals, decide whether they’re attractive, and negotiate the terms. The crowd only sees investment in committee-approved, neatly packaged and pre-negotiated deals.''


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:::: Picti.US ::::'s comment, March 24, 2013 9:35 AM
why ask for money to a Business Angel (and wait months to just receive a "no") if you can crowdfund higher amounts for your project? ... well ... I feel that (soon) both, BCs and VCs, will become more kind and generous with all startuppers ... :)
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Crowdfunding meets Amazon: A website that raises money, handles e-commerce | SmartPlanet

Crowdfunding meets Amazon: A website that raises money, handles e-commerce | SmartPlanet | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
Crowd Supply launches today, providing financing, online selling, shipping.
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An interest concept: a new funding portal will help you raise money and then offer an e-commerce platform to sell and ship your products.

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Crowdfunding 2.0: Where Will It Go?

Crowdfunding 2.0: Where Will It Go? | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
In last spring's JOBS Act, Congress gave the SEC 90 days to enact rules for crowdfunding, a new (Crowdfunding 2.0: Where Will It Go?
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Google Takes Minority Interest in Lending Club - Lending Club

Lending Club (http://www.lendingclub.com) today announced that Google has acquired a minority stake in the company. The investment by Google came as part of a secondary transaction whereby new and existing investors acquired shares from existing investors. Buyers include Google and existing investor Foundation Capital.

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Bill Clinton Touts Potential of Crowdfunding at Creativity Conference

Bill Clinton Touts Potential of Crowdfunding at Creativity Conference | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- Speaking at an MPAA, Microsoft and Time event called the Creativity Conference Friday, former President Bill Clinton talked up crowdfunding as a potentially important avenue for filmm...
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Crowdwatch: Could Crowdfunding Save The U.S. Economy? | Business 2 Community

Crowdwatch: Could Crowdfunding Save The U.S. Economy? | Business 2 Community | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
In its purest form, crowdfunding creates options for companies and organizations looking for ways to raise capital — a significant variable in an economy
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Crowdfunding delays, SEC silence spark hostility on Capitol Hill

Crowdfunding delays, SEC silence spark hostility on Capitol Hill | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
Only a few blocks from where the Senate was confirming the new head of the SEC, the agency was taking fire for prolonged regulatory delays.
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How the SEC and Bloomberg Are Embracing Social Media

How the SEC and Bloomberg Are Embracing Social Media | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
The SEC's ruling on disclosures, Bloomberg terminals' addition of live Twitter feeds, the announcement of Facebook Home and more social-media news.
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The JOBS Act One Year Later: Where Equity Crowdfunding Stands

The JOBS Act One Year Later: Where Equity Crowdfunding Stands | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
April 5 marks the one year anniversary of the JOBS Act.
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Venture capital vs. crowdfunding: Let's get real - Term Sheet

When it comes to seed money for startups, not all money is created equal.
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Why Steve Rattner is Wrong on Crowdfunding - Forbes

Why Steve Rattner is Wrong on Crowdfunding - Forbes | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
Steve Rattner, former Obama “Car Czar” and prominent financier, recently wrote an article in the New York Times denouncing the JOBS Act as, “a hodgepodge of provisions that together constitute the greatest loosening of securities regulation in...
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Economic potential of crowdfunding is underrated

Economic potential of crowdfunding is underrated | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
Cash-starved startups are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to list shares for sale on a portal of their choice
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Steve Case: Crowdfunding Will Augment - Not Replace - Venture Capital - Forbes

Steve Case: Crowdfunding Will Augment - Not Replace - Venture Capital - Forbes | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
Video The buzz surrounding equity-based crowdfunding has died down since the JOBS Act entered the purgatory of SEC rulemaking last April.
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White Promises Priority for JOBS Act - CfPA - Crowdfunding Professional Association

White Promises Priority for JOBS Act - CfPA - Crowdfunding Professional Association | CrowdfundingTrends | Scoop.it
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