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Crowdfunding

Financial contributions from online investors, sponsors or donors to fund for-profit or non-profit initiatives or enterprises. Crowdfunding is an approach to raising capital for new projects and businesses by soliciting contributions from a large number of stakeholders following three types of crowdfunding models: (1) Donations, Philanthropy and Sponsorship where there is no expected financial return, (2) Lending and (3) Investment in exchange for equity, profit or revenue sharing.

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Co Founder of Headfunder Nolan Thompson Speaks on Social Crowdfunding.
blog Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

In our opinion they are 100% compatible and go hand in hand. We feel that if someone is doing a crowdfunding campaign, they most likely want to raise awareness through social media, which is where...

CrowdClanAug 21, 2014 08:18 am GMT733 views
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Co Founder of Headfunder Nolan Thompson Speaks on Social Crowdfunding.
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Crowd Coffee: August 21
Crowdfunding

In this edition: SketchFactor shows one of the downsides of crowdsourcing; enterprises increasingly turning to crowdsourcing and crowdfunding; protecting your property when making use of the sharing economy; crowdfunding real estate; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgAug 21, 2014 03:26 pm GMT468 views
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Co Founder of Headfunder Nolan Thompson Speaks on Social Crowdfunding.
blog Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

In our opinion they are 100% compatible and go hand in hand. We feel that if someone is doing a crowdfunding campaign, they most likely want to raise awareness through social media, which is where...

CrowdClanAug 21, 2014 08:18 am GMT733 views
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Co Founder of Headfunder Nolan Thompson Speaks on Social Crowdfunding.
Batu Biologics Achieves Goal in Successful Crowdfunding Campaign
document Crowdfunding

“Batu Biologics would like to thank the generous donors to the campaign,” said Samuel Wagner, President and Chief Executive Officer of Batu Biologics. “As a life science company, attempting a...

Tim SatterthwaiteAug 21, 2014 06:51 am GMT443 views
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Batu Biologics Achieves Goal in Successful Crowdfunding Campaign
Seed Equity, founded by Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the year, launches U.S. Registered Broker-dealer and online equity-based investing platform for Startups
document Crowdfunding

Seed Equity’s launch comes at a time when the startup market is expanding geographically and investment is being diversified through crowdfunding initiatives. “Countries like Israel and Chile...

Rebecca GutierrezAug 21, 2014 05:49 am GMT1972 views
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Seed Equity, founded by Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the year, launches U.S. Registered Broker-dealer and online equity-based investing platform for Startups
Launching the $20,000 Zoomaal Must See Film Challenge
document Crowdfunding

After the huge success with the “Women Pioneers Challenge” and successfully raising $188,000 for 13 projects, Zoomaal, the leading crowdfunding platform in the MENA region is launching its third...

Archenette EvangelioAug 21, 2014 05:22 am GMT403 views
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Launching the $20,000 Zoomaal Must See Film Challenge
GROUNDFLOOR Closes $1 Million Seed Funding, Establishes Headquarters in Georgia
document Crowdfunding

“Georgia is the ideal headquarters for GROUNDFLOOR as investment crowdfunding grows nationally. With the support of the state and the early adopters behind our pilot projects here, we’re already...

Benjamin FosselAug 21, 2014 04:51 am GMT500 views
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GROUNDFLOOR Closes $1 Million Seed Funding, Establishes Headquarters in Georgia
How to Set Your Crowdfunding Goal!
blog Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Every project requires a realistic crowdfunding goal. For equity crowdfunding, slapping a round number on the listing scares investors away – true budgets go down to the decimal. Rewards-based...

Crowdfunding EssentialsAug 21, 2014 04:40 am GMT303 views
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How to Set Your Crowdfunding Goal!
What Crowdfunding Model Is Best For You?
blog Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Wrapping up 2012, five hundred and thirty-six active portals existed worldwide, a number that has since skyrocketed due to an enormous amount of media attention and a Western push towards equity...

Crowdfunding EssentialsAug 21, 2014 04:38 am GMT239 views
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What Crowdfunding Model Is Best For You?
Debt Based Crowdfunding or Equity?
blog Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

To date, this is a prevalent and successful model in Europe and the UK. Instead of trading rewards for capital, businesses instead sell equity to investors, assembling a backbone of professional...

Crowdfunding EssentialsAug 21, 2014 04:37 am GMT236 views
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Debt Based Crowdfunding or Equity?
Crowdfunding levels the financial playing field for women, says Hebrew University research
article Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

Now, new research from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem shows that crowdfunding could level the playing field for women wishing to raise capital for their ventures, and in some cases even give...

Philip ChenAug 21, 2014 02:33 am GMT868 views
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Crowdfunding levels the financial playing field for women, says Hebrew University research
The Crowdfunding Industry is Still in Its Infancy!
blog Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Market forecasters see crowdfunding as an industry in its infancy. Despite drastic growth over the past few years, it still holds massive potential. As long as someone needs capital, crowdfunding...

CrowdClanAug 21, 2014 02:30 am GMT291 views
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The Crowdfunding Industry is Still in Its Infancy!
Invesdor Applies for Investment Firm Authorization
Crowdfunding

Anticipating that the Finnish Financial Supervisory Agency's (FIN-FSA) new rules for equity crowdfunding will require platforms to register as investment firms, Invesdor has applied for the appropriate license. While the FIN-FSA hasn’t yet finalized this rule, Invesdor’s co-founder and CEO Lasse Mäkelä recently told us that his company was preparing for the regulatory change.

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Anton RootAug 20, 2014 06:47 pm GMT772 views
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Crowd Coffee: August 20
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

In this Crowd Coffee: GroundFloor gets $1 million in seed funding; North Carolina equity crowdfunding bill dead for now; crowdsourcing competitions and trolls; NineSigma puts out white paper on open innovation and sports; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgAug 20, 2014 02:35 pm GMT746 views
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Crowdfunding Perks: Your Key to Campaign Success!
blog Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge, Tools

When designing crowdfunding perks, ask yourself, “What does my project have to offer?” The most successful projects promise tangible rewards, but depending on the campaign, this does not always...

CrowdClanAug 20, 2014 07:26 am GMT705 views
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Crowdfunding Perks: Your Key to Campaign Success!
Fundrazr Launch Pad!
blog Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Since its inception in 2008, FundRazr has earned numerous awards and accolades, including a spot on Forbes’ list of top crowdfunding portals for startups, charities and individual projects in 2013....

CrowdClanAug 20, 2014 04:26 am GMT648 views
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Fundrazr Launch Pad!
StartEngine’s Ron Miller Pushing for SEC Action on Title III, Schedules Industry Call for Tomorrow
Crowdfunding

Since the passage of the JOBS Act, the prevailing mood about equity crowdfunding for the unaccredited has soured. The SEC has been working hard to draft the rules and read the comments that are coming in about Title III crowdfunding, but with leadership changes and a backlog that includes the monumental Dodd-Frank law, progress has been slow.

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Anton RootAug 19, 2014 10:03 pm GMT1017 views
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Property Crowd
site Crowdfunding / Investing (Equity, Profit and Revenue Sharing)

Property Crowd are the first UK real estate crowdfunding company to be operating under FCA regulations. With a portfolio of luxury properties, they offer investors opportunities in city centre...

Archenette EvangelioAug 19, 2014 08:38 pm GMT760 views
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Property Crowd
Listing a Strong Debt Crowdfunding Campaign!
blog Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge, Tools

As the crowdlending industry matures, competition grows fiercer between applicants and investors. This means that candidates must do more than just apply for an online loan; they need to market...

CrowdClanAug 19, 2014 05:45 pm GMT752 views
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Listing a Strong Debt Crowdfunding Campaign!
Funding Circle Celebrates 4th Birthday [Infographic]
Crowdfunding

To commemorate its fourth birthday, Funding Circle put out the following infographic which showcases some of the key events around peer-to-peer lending in the UK, and statistics about the company and its users.

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Anton RootAug 19, 2014 05:23 pm GMT997 views
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Crowd Coffee: August 19
Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

In this Crowd Coffee: three teens make an app to offer feedback on police units; Reddit asks journalists to seek permission when writing about original content; equity crowdfunding law not dead yet in North Carolina; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgAug 19, 2014 02:21 pm GMT982 views
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