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Symbid believes lots of great business ideas are ready to be developed. Sadly, lots of beautiful ideas lack the funding to do so. Symbid creates the ability to attract funding via equity crowdfunding!
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Autosporttalent Jeroen Slaghekke biedt racefans kans op ruim rendement via crowdfunding - Symbid

Autosporttalent Jeroen Slaghekke biedt racefans kans op ruim rendement via crowdfunding - Symbid | Crowdfunding, Startup Funding & Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
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Online valuation tool closes seed-round - Symbid

Online valuation tool closes seed-round - Symbid | Crowdfunding, Startup Funding & Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
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sinesses as well as start-ups, has successfully concluded its first seed financing round of EUR 60.000. Symbid and Principe Management led the investment round which was underwritten within 24 hours. 

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Roger Ellman's curator insight, September 4, 2013 6:36 AM

Whether a tool can be used accurately remains to be seen and will be interesting to see. More interesting is the overall attention to online investement in starting companies...still on an upward trend, and that is a good thing.

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Legalloyd in gesprek met: Korstiaan Zandvliet - Symbid

Legalloyd in gesprek met: Korstiaan Zandvliet - Symbid | Crowdfunding, Startup Funding & Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
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Legalloyd sprak met Korstiaan Zandvliet over crowdfunding, Symbid en de toekomst van alternatieve financiering in de vorm van ‘online investing’. Zandvliet is managing director en co-founder van het equity based crowdfunding platform Symbid.

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Symbid maakt TV premiere via RTL bij Bedrijf in Beeld - Symbid

Symbid maakt TV premiere via RTL bij Bedrijf in Beeld - Symbid | Crowdfunding, Startup Funding & Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
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Our Dutch TV debut is official thanks to RTL's Bedrijf in Beeld (Company in Focus). Thanks for devoting your time to crowdfunding!

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Crowdfunding vs. seed funding: All money is not created equal

Crowdfunding vs. seed funding: All money is not created equal | Crowdfunding, Startup Funding & Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Crowdfunding is making the startup scene more accessible for entrepreneurs and investors alike, but it is not the right approach for every company and comes with its own set of challenges.
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Crowdfunding vs. seed funding: All money is not created equal
Read more at http://venturebeat.com/2013/06/24/crowdfunding-vs-seed-funding-all-money-is-not-created-equal/#Kb7td7zLAFEyyg8v.99

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Duncan Stutterheim: 5 ondernemerslessen

Duncan Stutterheim: 5 ondernemerslessen | Crowdfunding, Startup Funding & Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Dance-ondernemer Duncan Stutterheim hoeft niets en mag alles. Een positie waar elke ondernemer natuurlijk van droomt. Toch is ook hij in...
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Goede ondernemerstip om de week mee af te trappen? Luister naar Duncan Stutterheim, mede-oprichter van ID&T.

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Crowdfunding for equity solutions Part 3: Know your crowd - Symbid

Crowdfunding for equity solutions Part 3: Know your crowd - Symbid | Crowdfunding, Startup Funding & Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
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Investor protection is a key part of any legislation that seeks to open up opportunities to the general public.

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The Scientific Approach to Crowdfunding, part 2/8: Use Your Friends & Family - Symbid

The Scientific Approach to Crowdfunding, part 2/8: Use Your Friends & Family - Symbid | Crowdfunding, Startup Funding & Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
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As promised we would deliver you a scientific crowdfunding guide, so today we present you with part 2 (lesson 1): "Use Your Friends & Family".

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14 Simple Ways to Get Considerably More Done

14 Simple Ways to Get Considerably More Done | Crowdfunding, Startup Funding & Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Don't think it's possible because you're already working in overdrive? Here's a new way to look at your to-do list.
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It's Friday and some of us might need the weekend break: badly. Here's how to make your colleagues love your work ethic!

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What type of crowdfunding should you use? - Crowdfund Insider

What type of crowdfunding should you use? - Crowdfund Insider | Crowdfunding, Startup Funding & Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
With the growth of crowdfunding in the U.S. and Europe, it’s good to know what sort of crowdfunding you should be looking for. Here are some tips.
Symbid's insight:

Crowdfunding is not only a solution for entrepreneurs who are looking for seed capital, but also for investors who want to control their portfolio and get some Return on Investment.

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VisionFunder's curator insight, March 30, 3:26 PM

Crowdfunding is not only a solution for entrepreneurs who are looking for seed capital, but also for investors who want to control their portfolio and get some Return on Investment.

VisionFunder's curator insight, March 30, 3:58 PM

Crowdfunding is not only a solution for entrepreneurs who are looking for seed capital, but also for investors who want to control their portfolio and get some Return on Investment.

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3 Social Media Tips for a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign | Social Media Today

3 Social Media Tips for a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign | Social Media Today | Crowdfunding, Startup Funding & Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
We all wish there were a magical “fund” button that could fund our projects with just one touch. *SMACK* Wake up, your project isn’t going to fund itself!
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VisionFunder's curator insight, March 30, 3:28 PM
Its important get social media right if your crowd funding campaign is to succeed
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De Correspondent haalt meer dan een miljoen euro op

De Correspondent haalt meer dan een miljoen euro op | Crowdfunding, Startup Funding & Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
In ruim een week heeft De Correspondent , het journalistieke project van voormalig nrc.next-hoofdredacteur Rob Wijnberg, meer dan een miljoen euro ...
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For Dutch readers: De Correspondent haalt via crowdfunding haar startkapitaal bij elkaar. Met momenteel meer dan 15.500 leden (de teller zal inmiddels vast veranderd zijn) is er ruim €1 miljoen op gehaald.

Het lijkt erop dat ook journalistieke initiatieven kunnen rekenen op deze financieringsvorm mits er genoeg interesse is in het product.

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Before You Launch Your Business Idea

Before You Launch Your Business Idea | Crowdfunding, Startup Funding & Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
How do you get a company started? Take these tips from Scott Gerber, founder of the Young Entrepreneur Council, and Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, founder of Gilt Groupe.
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Have a great business idea? Here's your must-read checklist before you launch!

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VisionFunder's curator insight, March 30, 3:30 PM

Have a great business idea? Here's your must-read checklist before you launch!

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InvesteerLokaal first Group with successfully funded pitch via Symbid - Symbid

InvesteerLokaal first Group with successfully funded pitch via Symbid - Symbid | Crowdfunding, Startup Funding & Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Symbid's insight:

InvesteerLokaal (“Invest Locally”), a Rotterdam-based platform that allows investors from Rotterdam to invest in promising companies from Rotterdam, now offers crowdfunding via Symbid. The first company that successfully gathered funds via the InvesteerLokaal-Group was Equidam, that develops an online startup valuation tool. This signifies the start of the funding service of InvesteerLokaal.

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Symbid: Innovative iPad game funds €40.000 through equity crowdfunding - Symbid

Symbid: Innovative iPad game funds €40.000 through equity crowdfunding - Symbid | Crowdfunding, Startup Funding & Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Symbid's insight:

Rotterdam, the Netherlands – Tempeest, a Dutch mobile concept development company, has funded €40.000 for its latest iPad game “Lost in Time”. Investors had the opportunity to buy a share in the company via crowdfunding platform Symbid. The investors' shares will increase in value as the iPad game increases in value.

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The Crowdfunding Manifesto. Best summary of how-to crowdfund till now! 

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Crowdfunding's Growth Spurt Going Strong

Crowdfunding's Growth Spurt Going Strong | Crowdfunding, Startup Funding & Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Crowdfunding platforms are multiplying around the world and the sums that they're raising are growing exponentially.
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By the end of 2013, crowdfunding is expected to reach $5.1 billion in funds raised, Massolution reports.

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The Scientific Approach to Crowdfunding, part 6/8: Keep communicating! - Symbid

The Scientific Approach to Crowdfunding, part 6/8: Keep communicating! - Symbid | Crowdfunding, Startup Funding & Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Symbid's insight:

Today, Symbid presents the sixth part of an 8-week online series on how to crowdfund your idea. What's so special? It's based on scientific research byLaurs, Leeuwen & Loggies from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam (The Netherlands).

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Crowdfunding for equity solutions Part 4: Due diligence - Symbid

Crowdfunding for equity solutions Part 4: Due diligence - Symbid | Crowdfunding, Startup Funding & Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
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Crowdfunding via investing is great for our economy and SME's. But what about Due Diligence? Let's hear what David Drake of The SohoLoft has to say about this!

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VentureBeat mentions Symbid as a major player in crowdfunding and as a stand out in Crowdsourcing.org's research. Boy are we proud :) Thanks a lot guys! 

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Crowdfunding for equity solutions series Part 2: Advertising and advice - Symbid

Crowdfunding for equity solutions series Part 2: Advertising and advice - Symbid | Crowdfunding, Startup Funding & Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Symbid's insight:

Symbid presents David Drake's 10-part serie on equity-crowdfunding. A great opportunity to stay in the (k)now about everything regarding interntional equity-crowdfunding developments.

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Crowdfunding for equity solutions series part 1: Investor Protection - Symbid

Crowdfunding for equity solutions series part 1: Investor Protection - Symbid | Crowdfunding, Startup Funding & Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
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Symbid presents David Drake's 10-part serie on equity-crowdfunding. A great opportunity to stay in the (k)now about everything regarding interntional equity-crowdfunding developments.

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Crowdfunding: Crowd Wisdom, Mob Mentality - Symbid

Crowdfunding: Crowd Wisdom, Mob Mentality - Symbid | Crowdfunding, Startup Funding & Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
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Crowdfund Insider and Symbid are cooperating. Their conclusion about the crowd? "In short, all the crowd does is not necessarily wisdom.". Read the full article on our blog!
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MintLife Blog | Personal Finance News & Advice | 5 Ways to Start Investing with $1,000 or Less

MintLife Blog | Personal Finance News & Advice | 5 Ways to Start Investing with $1,000 or Less | Crowdfunding, Startup Funding & Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Too many people – particularly young ones – wait too long to start investing. Their excuse?
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Less than $1.000? You can still be a successful investor: "becoming an investor today is the best move you can make", according to MintLife

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What Rock, Paper, Scissors can teach you about startup strategy

What Rock, Paper, Scissors can teach you about startup strategy | Crowdfunding, Startup Funding & Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
There's a strategy to Rock, Paper, Scissors that wins more than 1/3 of the time, some experts maintain.
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Trouble defining your startup strategy? Use Rock, Paper, Scissors! 

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