Small businesses have been called the lifeblood of our economy, and today a a financial services startup has picked up a significant round of funding to help..
Anna B. Scott's insight:
P2P lending may yet trump #crowdfunding as the choice of the reasonable entrepreneur. I live in a crowdfunded city--it's down right saturated market over here in LA--P2P lending looks like a more viable option for those times when the check really is in the mail, but that subcontractor could care less. One to watch! --ABS
Long, but useful take on crowdfunding when it seemed like it miht be an alternative funding source. Yeah, crowdfunding may be on the ropes. Are you wondering if the gift has been stolen from the horse's mouth? Maybe not. Maybe we are just realizing what it was really meant to do. -ABS
At its annual "Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation," today the U.S.
Looking at comments, it's clear that average Americans think the SEC is actually going to set limits on how general crowdfunding can happen. They are not aware that these panels and eventual rulings are solel about investing as a crowd in a business.
Is there a sense that crowdfunding generally needs to be regulated?
CAIRO, Nov 12 (Reuters) - A new web portal launched in Egyptsays it is the first crowd funding service in the country thatobeys the principles of Islamic finance.Crowd funding allows large numbers of...
Launcht recently partnered with VoltCrowd, a Boston firm that’s trying to help 93 start-ups create 600 jobs in their National Crowdfunding Challenge. They consider themselves not a crowdfunding platform but rather a “start-up accelerator” working on a $50K Challenge business competition.
Kenyan initiative to bring crowdfunding to the creative of Eastern Africa! Interesting blog touching on the lack of capital now that the brain drian is reversing and people are returning home, highly educated, ready to build a new economy, but unable to get capital out of investors or even their governments. One to watch.
Ashoka's social innovators have always been sourced from the crowd, whether through our nominator networks or through the collaborative competitions on Changemakers.com (you may have even voted for a few winners). Unfortunately, we haven’t always made it easy for donors to connect and support these amazing individuals. With the upcoming launch of our latest addition to the crowdfunding marketplace, Invest in Innovation, that’s about to change.
Massive! Ashoka launches its own crowdfunding platform just for their Fellows! This a quantum leap in crowdfunding: all of these projects have been highly vetted and are backed by Ashoka. Impressive.
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