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All over the world crowdfunding has been evolving through the 6 stages of technological progression, which Peter Diamandis speaks about. The first is digitization where an old world industry begins to be digitized. Then it moves to deception where it is discounted by the industry stalwarts, but the rate of growth is exponential.
Symbid – the financial technology brand behind The Funding Network™ – this week warned that crowdfunding platforms and investors are too preoccupied by interest rates and ignoring the risks.
The SEC just voted on and passed rules to implement Title III of the JOBS Act, bringing non-accredited investors into the fold for equity crowdfunding.
The connection between technology innovation and regional economic prosperity is not through government industrial recruitment incentives or political manipulation directed to promoting more exit events. It is through a reliance on individual initiative and maximum individual opportunity to pursue self-interest, which is one possible outcome of the evolution of technology in a regional innovation system, if and when, new future markets emerge.
This coming Friday October 30th the Securities and Exchange Commission will vote on final rules for retail (non-accredited) crowdfunding under Title III of the JOBS Act.
FINRA recently issued Regulatory Notice 15-32 to provide industry guidance regarding FINRA filing requirements and review procedures that apply in Regulation A+ offerings.
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Crowdfunding is becoming ubiquitous and success stories like the Coolest Cooler, Pebble or An Hour of Code for Every Student impressively demonstrate how this new wave of funding for startups, creative ideas and causes via the crowd can be used to turn dreams into reality. Undoubtedly the most successful crowdfunding campaign of all times, Star Citizen has raised over $88 million dollars at the time of writing this post and shows no signs of slowing down.
Over the past few years, a number of platforms and consultants have put out pamphlets, blogs, and books about the keys to crowdfunding success. We share six free resources (focused on rewards-based crowdfunding) that project creators can turn to in order to get up to speed on what it takes to create a potent crowdfunding campaign. Creators should keep in mind that each project is different, so no guide will be a perfect blueprint.
To date, a handful of platforms have had crowdfunded startups make a successful exit. We’ve looked around, spoken with platform operators, and compiled a list of startups that raised money via the crowd and went on to deliver a positive return to these investors (via an acquisition, a share buyback, or an IPO). See the list, after the jump.
We speak with Wealth Migrate CEO Scott Picken about the advantages of real estate crowdfunding platforms over REITs. "Crowdfunding enables people who want to be in control of their lives, take responsibility for their decisions and be accountable for the results," he says. "This is why we focus on only two things: education and solutions. We ensure that we educate people so that they can make informed decisions as to what they want. Each person’s needs are different and we are creating the tools to empower themselves to make the best decisions for them and their families."
On August 27, 2015, Crowd Dialog Europe will celebrate its first event in Finland’s capital, Helsinki. On that day, the Who's Who of European crowdsourcing, crowdfunding, and crowd innovation will meet at the historic Astoria Sali. More than 300 representatives from business, academia, and politics will discuss the latest developments and industry trends with host Michael Gebert.
The campaign was off to a fast start, quickly raising €1m, and breaking the Indiegogo record for the most contributors. To commemorate the occasion, Indiegogo put out a useful infographic, revealing information about the backers of the campaign. Some of the most interesting information was about the backers’ locations: not surprisingly, most of them came from Europe, though Americans also made a good showing, placing fourth behind the UK, Germany, and France.
Is crowdsourcing starting to replace IT outsourcing for medium and large firms? Sal Sarosh of Crowdplat certainly thinks so, and he explains why it's a smart strategy, after the jump.
Alix Cuenin of eYeka, a creative crowdsourcing firm, writes in with an update on a previous article penned by Yannig Roth, in which he documented crowdsourcing examples in ten of the world's eleven top brands. Clearly, crowdsourcing has become a lot more popular since then, as now, 25 of the best brands (according to Interbrand) have made use of the crowd. Check out how they did it, after the jump!
A recent paper by an MIT student found that while income inequality was increasing, the key driver of inequality was real estate ownership. We spoke with Wealth Migrate CEO Scott Picken to get his thoughts on the paper, and to discuss how real estate crowdfunding can potentially help to narrow the income inequality gap.
In the following guest post, regular contributor Thomas Vass of The Private Capital Market, writes in to discuss America's stagnant economic recovery, why he believes angel/VC funding may be responsible for the lack of growth, and why equity crowdfunding may be a solution to drive growth.
We share a guest post from Scott Purcell, serial entrepreneur and founder and CEO of FundAmerica. Purcell keeps a highly informative blog, focusing on equity crowdfunding in the US, and we are publishing his latest post after the jump. In it, he discusses the different ways issuers can find investors for their deals.
Kickstarter, one of the leading crowdfunding platforms in the world, announced on Tuesday that it is opening up to creatives in Germany. Those interested in launching a project can sign up and begin creating their campaign. The earliest projects will open up on May 12. We reached out to Karsten Wenzlaff, founder of the German Crowdfunding Network, to find out what Kickstarter can do to attract German creatives to its platform.