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Progress Made on Proposed South Carolina Intrastate Crowdfunding Bill
Crowdfunding

Intrastate crowdfunding efforts are becoming much more commonplace, with the majority of states now having enacted intrastate exemptions, or considering them. One of the more interesting proposed exemptions has been introduced in South Carolina, sponsored by Rep. Dwight Loftis, who is the chairman of the House Committee on Economic Development. The proposed bill, HB 3088, would not only allow accredited and non-accredited state residents to invest in South Carolina businesses, but it would also provide tax incentives for investors.

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Anton RootApr 17, 2015 05:03 pm GMT678 views
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CameraLends Enables Photographers, Filmmakers to Share Equipment
Distributed Knowledge, Tools

CameraLends is an up-and-coming sharing economy company that connects individuals looking to rent cameras and microphones with those who are not currently using their equipment. To find out more about the company and how it cultivates trust among its members, we sent some questions to the company's founder, Adam Derewecki. His answers, after the jump.

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Anton RootApr 17, 2015 01:19 pm GMT602 views
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Crowd Coffee: April 17
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

In this end-of-week edition of Crowd Coffee: is Title III still important; equity crowdfunding hits $650m+; crowdfunding and crowdsourcing and MIPIM; Appririo raises a ton of money; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 17, 2015 10:31 am GMT613 views
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Eight Trends in Innovation Competitions [Presentation]
Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

What are some of the key trends in open innovation and crowdsourcing? Jacob Westerlund, open innovation manager at Sqore, a recruitment, open innovation, and marketing company, recently created a presentation around trends in innovation crowdsourcing, which he discusses after the jump.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 16, 2015 12:50 pm GMT540 views
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Crowd Coffee: April 16
Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

In this Crowd Coffee: repeat crowdfunding pays off for entrepreneurs; crowdfunding and global challenges; crowdsourcing product development; crowdsourcing the human telescope; the sharing economy as free-market capitalism; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 16, 2015 10:29 am GMT478 views
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Portals Ask: Why So Much Disclosure?
Crowdfunding

Scott Purcell, serial entrepreneur and founder and CEO of FundAmerica, writes in to discuss why disclosures are important for crowdfunding portals and issuers, and the unpleasant realities of what may happen if companies do not disclose enough information.

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Scott PurcellApr 15, 2015 05:39 pm GMT908 views
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99designs Raises $10M in Series B Funding Round
Cloud Labor

99designs, a leading crowdsourced design platform, announced earlier today that it has raised $10 million in a Series B round. The round was led by Recruit Strategic Partners. Accel, the lead investor in 99designs’s 2011 Series A, also participated in the raise.

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Anton RootApr 15, 2015 03:55 pm GMT467 views
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Crowd Coffee: April 15
Crowdfunding

In this mid-week Crowd Coffee: tips for those looking to use Colorado's equity crowdfunding law; crowdfunding journalism; Indiegogo stops campaign for cop who shot man dead; crowdsourcing America's tax code; the sharing economy and taxes; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 15, 2015 09:45 am GMT685 views
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Crowdcube Releases Q1 Numbers [Infographic]
Crowdfunding

Crowdcube, one of the UK’s leading equity crowdfunding platforms, recently released its funding numbers for January, February, and March. The company revealed that it’s funded 36 total businesses (8 startup, 17 early-stage, and 11 growth businesses) to the tune of £17.5 million ($26 million), with a total of £24 million ($35.5 million) invested through the site. For comparison, Crowdcube raised £35 million for 105 businesses in all of 2014.

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Anton RootApr 14, 2015 06:10 pm GMT721 views
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The Seven Habits of Highly Ethical Crowdsourcing Platforms
Crowdfunding

Steve Wood, Managing Director of Boom Ideanet, a crowdsourced advertising firm, writes in to discuss the ways that crowdsourcing platforms can operate ethically. Read his seven 'habits' after the jump, and comment on his list if you've got other ideas to add. 

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 14, 2015 04:15 pm GMT576 views
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Crowd Coffee: April 14
Cloud Labor, Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

In this Crowd Coffee: Colorado passes equity crowdfunding law; why some are opposed to equity crowdfunding rules; looking at PepsiCo's open innovation efforts; PwC report says sharing economy will continue to grow in the future; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 14, 2015 11:05 am GMT628 views
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The Wealth Movement: Creating a Sustainable and Better Planet for All [Infographic]
Crowdfunding

Rising income inequality is a serious problem in the rich world, with people calling for serious discussion on how to alleviate the problem. One potential solution may be to increase the number of people who own property, one of the biggest drivers of inequality. Wealth Migrate, a real estate crowdfunding platform, has recently started to lead the Wealth Movement, a program that aims to help an extra billion people become real estate investors over the next five years. 

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 13, 2015 01:31 pm GMT656 views
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When Crowdfunding, Make Up Your Mind: Leadership 101
Crowdfunding

You've put in the hours, spread the message about your cause, and have created (what you think is) a winning campaign — but the funds aren't coming. How much can you alter your message and rework the rewards? In her latest Rose Recommends column, crowdfunding expert explains why it's important to plan ahead and make sure you include a call to action in your campaign. Read her latest advice after the jump and ask your own questions in the comments!

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Rose SpinelliApr 13, 2015 12:28 pm GMT747 views
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Crowd Coffee: April 13
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

In this Crowd Coffee: has crowdfunding become weaponized; Malaysia opens up application process for potential equity crowdfunding platforms; crowdsourcing farmers' solutions in India; car parking and the sharing economy; does open innovation need government participation to succeed; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 13, 2015 10:11 am GMT647 views
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Ten Tips to Make Rebranding Easier (With the Crowd’s Help)
Cloud Labor, Crowd Creativity

Jo Sabin, marketing communications manager of DesignCrowd, a logo, web, and graphic design marketplace that recently raised $6M in a Series B round, writes in to discuss how to make the rebranding process easier, and offers ten tips — some involving the crowd, and some not — that are meant to help companies navigate the rebrand as smoothly as possible.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 10, 2015 11:29 am GMT757 views
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Crowd Coffee: April 10
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

In this end-of-week Crowd Coffee: developer plans real estate crowdfunding campaign for project; crowdfunding campaigns spring up for SC police officer Michael Slager; crowdsourcing mental health wellness; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 10, 2015 08:54 am GMT990 views
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eYeka’s Report Examines the State of Crowdsourcing
Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

eYeka, the Paris-based crowdsourcing platform, released The State of Crowdsourcing 2015 report today, examining some of the key trends in corporate crowdsourcing. The report looks at two data sets: crowdsourcing efforts undertaken by the 100 Best Global Brands (a list created by brand consultancy Interbrand) since 2004, as well as the crowdsourcing activity of the top ten fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies in 2013 and 2014. We look at the results and speak with eYeka's CEO Francois Petavy. 

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Anton RootApr 09, 2015 12:10 pm GMT1553 views
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Crowd Coffee: April 9
Crowdfunding

In this Crowd Coffee: Patch of Land completes huge Series A as real estate crowdfunding heats up; crowdfunding does not always go smoothly; Kickstarter puts out transparency report; regulating the sharing economy in Vermont; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 09, 2015 09:53 am GMT820 views
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The Impact of Digital on the Real Estate Sector [Video]
Crowdfunding

How is the internet changing the game for investors, and what potential is there in the global real estate crowdfunding? The Wealth Migrate CEO Scott Picken recently appeared on CNBC Africa to answer these questions and many more. Check out the interview after the jump, and for more information on real estate crowdfunding, don’t miss your chance to order Massolution’s 2015CF-RE Crowdfunding for Real Estate Report.

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Anton RootApr 08, 2015 02:35 pm GMT1057 views
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RealtyShares Raises $10M in Series A Round
Crowdfunding

RealtyShares, a real estate crowdfunding platform for accredited investors, announced yesterday that it’s raised $10 million in a Series A round from Menlo Ventures and General Catalyst Partners. The company has previously raised $1.9 million in a seed round led by General Catalyst.

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Anton RootApr 08, 2015 12:57 pm GMT936 views
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