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16 Ways the Internet Supercharged Viral Philanthropy [INFOGRAPHIC]

16 Ways the Internet Supercharged Viral Philanthropy [INFOGRAPHIC] | Equity Based Crowdfunding | Scoop.it
In this infographic, we see 16 prime examples of exactly how viral philanthropy is changing the world for the better.

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Karl Steinmeyer's curator insight, September 29, 2013 9:56 AM

This is what it is all about.

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Website names tied to crowdfunding spike: NASAA

Website names tied to crowdfunding spike: NASAA | Equity Based Crowdfunding | Scoop.it

A spike in website names related to crowdfunding suggests an upcoming wave of websites through which small businesses and entrepreneurs could raise investments using the online strategy, state securities regulators said on Wednesday.


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JOBS Act Legislation Opens Up Crowdfunding - CNBC.com

JOBS Act Legislation Opens Up Crowdfunding - CNBC.com | Equity Based Crowdfunding | Scoop.it
JOBS Act Legislation Opens Up CrowdfundingCNBC.comThe JOBS Act, signed by President Obama earlier this year, will dramatically change the nature of early-stage funding. (Read more: What Does the JOBS Act Do?

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Making Sense of the JOBS Act and Crowdfunding [Infographic] « Young Entrepreneur Council

Making Sense of the JOBS Act and Crowdfunding [Infographic] « Young Entrepreneur Council | Equity Based Crowdfunding | Scoop.it
RT @JenniferGrayeb: RT @JenniferGrayeb: Making Sense of the JOBS Act and Crowdfunding [Infographic] via @theYEC!
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Why I left Private Equity...And Started A Crowdfunding Site - Forbes

Why I left Private Equity...And Started A Crowdfunding Site - Forbes | Equity Based Crowdfunding | Scoop.it
After spending close to seven years at Encore and TSG Consumer Partners focused on private- equity investing in lower middle-market consumer products companies, I noticed a huge void in the marketplace. There were no institutional investors for small consumer brands. Almost every week, two or three consumer entrepreneurs would call me, looking to raise capital. For companies with revenues under $10 Million, there was nothing we, or any of the other funds I knew, could do. Because of this, each conversation ended the same way, with me turning them down without being able to give them another source to turn to, as they were too small for institutional equity and did not have sufficient assets to raise debt.

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the Crowdfund Lawyer | Why Crowdfunding is Good for America

the Crowdfund Lawyer | Why Crowdfunding is Good for America | Equity Based Crowdfunding | Scoop.it

Many articles have been written warning us of the dangers of crowdfunding. I agree that entrepreneurs and investors who choose to transfer capital via crowdfounding should be aware of the unique challenges associated with this novel form of capital distribution. But despite some challenges, the potential for good far outweighs the dangers. Let’s discuss just a few of the benefits crowdfunding presents to investors and entrepreneurs.


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Follow these Crowdfunding Numbers - Daily Crowdsource

Follow these Crowdfunding Numbers - Daily Crowdsource | Equity Based Crowdfunding | Scoop.it
In early 2012 I started researching all the biggest providers of crowdfunding services, and hadn’t e...
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The JOBS Act & Crowdfunding [Infographic]

The JOBS Act & Crowdfunding [Infographic] | Equity Based Crowdfunding | Scoop.it

With the SECs recent announcements, Fundable.com gotten an outpouring of questions about the JOBS Act, and what it means for entrepreneurs and the crowdfunding industry.   Fundable partnered with EarnMBA (http://earnmbadegree.com/jobs-act-crowdfunding-infographic/) to put together an infographic on the JOBS Act and the history of crowdfunding.

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Crowdfunding: Maximizing the Promise and Minimizing the Peril

In partnership with Georgetown University Law Center, The Center for Financial Markets at the Milken Institute published an excellent paper: Crowdfunding: Maximizing the Promise and Minimizing the Peril. Authored by Bradley Belt, Chris Brummer, and Daniel Gorfine, “The roundtable explored creative uses and applications of securities crowdfunding, considered the limits and leading criticisms of the new exemption, and worked through different regulatory approaches that could help to unlock the promise of this new capital-raising mechanism, while minimizing the possibility of fraud and abuse.”


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The Small Business Challenge

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The Small Business Challenge℠ is a way for companies to obtain a total of $50,000 in cash & prizes and create jobs for Americans. Vote for your favorite small business at www.smbchallenge.com.
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Crowdfunding Could Be the Boost Your Startup Needs | Business | TIME.com

Crowdfunding Could Be the Boost Your Startup Needs | Business | TIME.com | Equity Based Crowdfunding | Scoop.it
If you haven't heard of crowdfunding, you might want to at least take a look at it. It could be an easy way to fund your startup. The JOBS Act that passed earlier this year allows for greater use of small investors without restrictions.
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EarlyShares Educational RoadShow Stops in Pittsburgh, PA

EarlyShares Educational RoadShow Stops in Pittsburgh, PA | Equity Based Crowdfunding | Scoop.it
Local Business and Investors Learn about Equity Based Crowdfunding in order to Build or Invest Making it Easier for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs to Obtain Much Needed Access to Capital.
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History of crowdfunding - Nesta

History of crowdfunding - Nesta | Equity Based Crowdfunding | Scoop.it

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Great breakdown of the history of Crowdfunding. 

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Berend de Jonge's curator insight, May 22, 2013 1:43 PM

Check out the infographic detailing the history of using online crowdfunding to raise money for businesses, charities and community projects.

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Despite coming from across the pond, this is a nice look at the evolution and beginnings of crowdfunding.

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A single European Crowdfunding organisation to be formed

A single European Crowdfunding organisation to be formed | Equity Based Crowdfunding | Scoop.it

The European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) and European Crowdfunding Association (ECA) have decided to join forces to create a truly European body that will lobby, promote and foster a more favourable and transparent environment for crowdfunding in Europe. Both organisations believe that the emergent European crowdfunding industry will be better served by a single representative organisation.


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Ben Bernanke's QE3: The Best Thing for Crowdfunding Since the JOBS Act

Ben Bernanke's QE3: The Best Thing for Crowdfunding Since the JOBS Act | Equity Based Crowdfunding | Scoop.it
On September 13th, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke announced a third round of quantitative easing (QE3), which came in the form of an open-ended commitment by the Fed to purchase $40 billion of...
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Crowdfunding Platforms Make Their First Steps in Russia

Crowdfunding Platforms Make Their First Steps in Russia | Equity Based Crowdfunding | Scoop.it
Crowdfunding Platforms Make Their First Steps in Russia. By East West Digital News, October 03, 2012, Leave a Comment. Young Russian film makers, musicians, fashion designers, game developers and tech innovators are now offered a ...
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AOL Founder Steve Case On The JOBS Act: Not A Big Deal In Silicon Valley, ‘Really Important’ In Detroit | TechCrunch

AOL Founder Steve Case On The JOBS Act: Not A Big Deal In Silicon Valley, ‘Really Important’ In Detroit  | TechCrunch | Equity Based Crowdfunding | Scoop.it
Steve Case, CEO of Revolution and founder of TechCrunch-owner AOL, was a key player in advocating for the JOBS Act, which will allow for a much broader range of crowdfunding (specifically, equity crowdfunding).

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How to Protect Your Intellectual Property When Using Crowdfunding

How to Protect Your Intellectual Property When Using Crowdfunding | Equity Based Crowdfunding | Scoop.it
The number of crowdfunding portals is expected to grow rapidly after the Securities and Exchange Commission implements the JOBS Act in early 2013, which will legalize equity-based crowdfunding investment, allowing companies to sell up to $1 million...
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the Crowdfund Lawyer | Why Crowdfunding is Good for America

the Crowdfund Lawyer | Why Crowdfunding is Good for America | Equity Based Crowdfunding | Scoop.it

Many articles have been written warning us of the dangers of crowdfunding. I agree that entrepreneurs and investors who choose to transfer capital via crowdfounding should be aware of the unique challenges associated with this novel form of capital distribution. But despite some challenges, the potential for good far outweighs the dangers. Let’s discuss just a few of the benefits crowdfunding presents to investors and entrepreneurs.


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Crowdfund Capital Advisors - How Crowdfund Investing Helps Solve Three Pressing Socioeconomic Challenges

Crowdfund Capital Advisors - How Crowdfund Investing Helps Solve Three Pressing Socioeconomic Challenges | Equity Based Crowdfunding | Scoop.it

President Obama called Crowdfund Investing “game-changing” when he signed the JOBS ACT into law on April 5, 2012. 2013 will be ‘The year of the entrepreneur’. Using equity or debt securities, this new U.S. law creates a financial vehicle for community financing in which the average American can invest in entrepreneurs they believe in and local businesses they trust. Prior to this law, only accredited investors (less than 2% of the US population) had this opportunity. If Americans invest just 1% of their savings via Crowdfund Investing, this policy change will deliver over $300B to the economy that will stimulate entrepreneurship, innovation and jobs. These results are achieved without any U.S. Government spending.


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Finding The Greater Fool – Getting Investors to Like You! - Symbid

Finding The Greater Fool – Getting Investors to Like You! - Symbid | Equity Based Crowdfunding | Scoop.it

There’s basically two ways to be financially successful as a company. One, you could rely on time-tested business fundamentals. I call this the Warren Buffet model.

 

Two, you could rely on the greater fool theory, which is that with enough hype, smoke, and mirrors you can find a buyer who is an even greater fool than your investors.

 

Quote - Tony Stubblebine

Serial Entrepreneur, Internet Consultant, Autho


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the Crowdfund Lawyer | Why Crowdfunding is Good for America

the Crowdfund Lawyer | Why Crowdfunding is Good for America | Equity Based Crowdfunding | Scoop.it

Many articles have been written warning us of the dangers of crowdfunding. I agree that entrepreneurs and investors who choose to transfer capital via crowdfounding should be aware of the unique challenges associated with this novel form of capital distribution. But despite some challenges, the potential for good far outweighs the dangers. Let’s discuss just a few of the benefits crowdfunding presents to investors and entrepreneurs.


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It's Not Too Soon to Think About Crowdfunding

It's Not Too Soon to Think About Crowdfunding | Equity Based Crowdfunding | Scoop.it
If you take these steps, you may have a crowd in place when equity crowdfunding gets final approval.
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Crowdfunding Could be a Job Creator and a $6.2 Billion Market in 2013 | Crowdfunding Professional Association

Crowdfunding Could be a Job Creator and a $6.2 Billion Market in 2013 | Crowdfunding Professional Association | Equity Based Crowdfunding | Scoop.it
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