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Crowdfunding the future – Due.com – Medium

Blockchain-based crowdfunding is becoming a huge phenomenon, with tens of millions of dollars pouring into different ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) over the course of 2016 — and 2017 is set to be an…
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UK Peer-To-Peer Lending Platform Funding Circle Raises $37M, Targets U.S. SMBs In Merger With Endurance Lending Network | TechCrunch

UK Peer-To-Peer Lending Platform Funding Circle Raises $37M, Targets U.S. SMBs In Merger With Endurance Lending Network | TechCrunch | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it
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..
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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

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Crowdfunding | Paul Stacey

Crowdfunding | Paul Stacey | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it
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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

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Join the Crowd. Sell Stock.

Join the Crowd. Sell Stock. | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it
The best way to get ready for equity crowd funding is to take a look at what works in crowd funding right now, say entrepreneurs and other experts.
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CrowdFund Investing: Emphasis Turning to Implementation and Entrepreneurs - Forbes

CrowdFund Investing: Emphasis Turning to Implementation and Entrepreneurs - Forbes | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it
I had the chance to catch up this week with Alon Hillel-Tuch, the Founder and CFO of Crowdfunding platform RocketHub (www.RocketHub.com), in New York.
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SEC Forum Covers JOBS Act, Crowdfunding Progress and Concerns

SEC Forum Covers JOBS Act, Crowdfunding Progress and Concerns | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it
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?

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Kickstarter: the crowdfunding site that wants to spark a creative revolution in the UK

Kickstarter: the crowdfunding site that wants to spark a creative revolution in the UK | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it
Got a bright idea for a film, a comic or even a hi-tech watch?


Kickstarter in England, raising more than a few hackles. I've long been interested in the displacement of the tastemaker represented by crowdfunding. Is more art a good thing? Let the DIY hounds out.

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Islamic crowd funding portal launched in Egypt

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...


Now that's a specific crowd! Impressive.

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First Ever Crowd Funded IPO - Updated

First Ever Crowd Funded IPO - Updated | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it

Um, is it really that easy? Last I checked, the SEC still had not issued its final ruling on how the games shall proceed. Invest with caution, dear people.


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‘Indie capitalist’ platform encourages funding for any project

‘Indie capitalist’ platform encourages funding for any project | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it
When You Wish is a crowdfunding site that hopes to help anyone subsidize anything they like.


Cute new name, indie capitalism, but this type of platform already exists. Nice UX, though.

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Equity crowdfunding is dead

Equity crowdfunding is dead | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it
No one will be talking about crowdfunding in five years. The term is inherently flawed; it focuses on the wrong side of any investment: th
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What do you think? Is the author correct? I think perhaps, but not for any of the reasons listed. The primary driver to the loss of traction for crowdvesting (which is what those of us deeply interested in the difference between crowdfunding and investing in a crowd call it) will be the loss of an active middle class. The point of the JOBS Act was to allow people who do not qualify as accredited investors have a crack at companies that they only get to read about. If you are earning less than $50 an hour, live in a metropolis, have children, student loan and a mortgage, you ain't really thinkin' about nobody's crowd-anything, except maybe the crowded parking lot of the Trader Joe's. If you are earning under $20/hr and live rurally, the crowded parking lot of the Wal-Mart on Black Friday. The thought of getting involved in a business of a stranger with a bunch of other strangers is a tough sell. "We shall see," said the blind man... -ABS
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Researchers: Can Scholarship be Crowdfunded? | Stanford Graduate School of Business

Researchers: Can Scholarship be Crowdfunded? | Stanford Graduate School of Business | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it
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er, um, uBiome? I sent inmy swabs! -ABS

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The Crowdfunding landscape

The Crowdfunding landscape | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it
Crowdfunding is revolutionizing everything from charitable giving to microlending.


woo, a McKinsey deck on crowdfunding. Tell me what you think. Late to game trying to change the flow or a solid report and assessment fo the field?

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New Crowdfunding Platform | Startup Crowdfunding Challenge | Launcht

New Crowdfunding Platform | Startup Crowdfunding Challenge | Launcht | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it

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.

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Top 40 Platforms for Crowdfunding Social Change

Top 40 Platforms for Crowdfunding Social Change | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it

Many thanks to the P2P Foundation for putting this social impact crowdfunding platform list together!

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Network Analysis of Science Crowdfunding | Wired Science | Wired.com

Network Analysis of Science Crowdfunding | Wired Science | Wired.com | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it
Readers will remember when I announced Ethan Perlstein's plan to crowdfund his scientific research.


Crowdfunded research on crowdfunding!

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Locolize

Locolize | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it
Inspire. Empower.Award Local Creativity...


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.

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'Invest in Innovation' with Ashoka's New Crowdfunding Platform | Ashoka - Innovators for the Public

'Invest in Innovation' with Ashoka's New Crowdfunding Platform | Ashoka - Innovators for the Public | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it

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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What Makes a (Multi-)Million Dollar Kickstarter Project? (Infographic)

What Makes a (Multi-)Million Dollar Kickstarter Project? (Infographic) | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it
Star Citizen from Cloud Imperium Games Corporation has just become the latest Kickstarter project to raise over a million dollars, more than doubling its original fundraising goal.


And the analytics junkies descend! What's the actual key indicator? Knowing where to launch your campaign.

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