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Successful Equity Crowdfunding Exits: A List
Crowdfunding

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.

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Anton RootJul 23, 2015 02:19 pm GMT3457 views
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Advantages of Real Estate Crowdfunding Over REITs
Crowdfunding

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."

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Anton RootJul 17, 2015 01:48 pm GMT2431 views
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Crowd Dialog Europe Celebrates Its Premiere in Helsinki
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

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.

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Crowdsourcing.orgJul 08, 2015 06:50 pm GMT1781 views
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Insights into Indiegogo’s Greece Bailout Fund Campaign [Infographic]
Crowdfunding

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.

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Anton RootJul 06, 2015 05:10 pm GMT1582 views
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Is Crowdsourcing Taking Over IT Outsourcing?
Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge

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.

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Crowdsourcing.orgJun 24, 2015 06:58 pm GMT2321 views
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Each of the Top 25 Best Global Brands Has Used Crowdsourcing
Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

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!

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Crowdsourcing.orgJun 22, 2015 03:21 pm GMT3658 views
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Real Estate Crowdfunding as a Solution to Income Inequality
Crowdfunding

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.

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Anton RootJun 04, 2015 06:55 pm GMT3176 views
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Comparing the Angel/VC Business Model to the Crowdfunding Model For Promoting Economic Growth
Crowdfunding

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. 

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Crowdsourcing.orgMay 26, 2015 02:17 pm GMT3336 views
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Portals Ask: How Do I Find investors?
Crowdfunding

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.

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Scott PurcellMay 06, 2015 02:55 pm GMT2691 views
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Kickstarter Coming to Germany on May 12
Crowdfunding

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.

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Anton RootApr 30, 2015 12:34 pm GMT2689 views
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Global Crowdfunding Market to Reach $34.4B in 2015, Predicts Massolution’s 2015CF Industry Report
CrowdfundingMarket trends and Statistics

Global crowdfunding experienced accelerated growth in 2014, expanding by 167 percent to reach $16.2 billion raised, up from $6.1 billion in 2013. In 2015, the industry is set to more than double once again, on its way to raising $34.4 billion. These are the figures from Massolution’s highly anticipated 2015CF – Crowdfunding Industry Report, which was released today. The first 50 buyers can purchase the report at half price with the code FIRST50.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword
 
i. Global Crowdfunding: Adoption, Evolution and Growth


Key Findings
 
i. Worldwide Funding Volumes
 
ii. Average Funded Campaign Size
 
iii. Observations and Trends
 
iv. Predictions


About this Research
 
i. The 2015CF Crowdfunding Industry Report
 
ii. The Research Team
 
iii. About Massolution


Crowdfunding Defined
 
i. Definitions
 
ii. Overview and Taxonomy
 
iii. Crowdfunding Models

Crowdfunding Market Growth and Composition

i. Market Analysis

Crowdfunding World Map: Funding Volume
 
i. Total Funds Raised


Growth by Crowdfunding Model
 
i. Funding Volume Distribution by Model


Growth by Crowdfunding Region
 
i. Funding Volume Distribution by Region


Campaign Statistics
 
i. Average Campaign Size
 
ii. Funding Probability
 
iii. Pledged vs. Paid Out Ratio


Most Active Categories
 
i. Top Performers


Funding Concentration
 
i. Global market share of leading CFPs
 
ii. Regional Market Share of Top 5 and Top 10 CFPs
 
iii. Leaderboards: By Region, By Model


Crowdfunding Platform Distribution
 
i. Growth in number of CFPs worldwide
 
ii. CFP World Map
 
iii. CFP Distribution by Model

Crowdfunding Market Predictions 2015

i. Predictions: Regions
 
ii. Predictions: Crowdfunding Models

Observations and Trends


Prognostications
 
i. An Evolving Landscape

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 07, 2015 05:03 am GMT26676 views
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SEC Votes to Implement Reg. A Rule Changes
Crowdfunding

SEC commissioners unanimously voted this morning to implement the proposed Regulation A rule changes commonly referred to as Regulation A+. The changes are a part of the JOBS Act, which was voted into law nearly three years ago.

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Anton RootMar 25, 2015 09:32 pm GMT3449 views
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RELEASED: Massolution's 2015CF-RE Crowdfunding for Real Estate
CrowdfundingMarket trends and Statistics

JUST RELEASED: Massolution’s new 150+ page in-depth report on crowdfunding within the high-growth category of real estate investments. For the first time, 2015CF-RE provides comprehensive data on the size and composition of real estate crowdfunding market, and thoughtful analysis on real estate as an asset class and the rapidly growing real estate crowdfunding sector.                  Buy Now

Want to find out how fast the industry is growing, how big the market is and is expected to be in 2015, and how many investors and developers are turning to real estate crowdfunding? Massolution's research team for 2015CF-RE, which consists of crowdfunding industry thought leaders and real estate domain experts, provides answers to these and many more questions about real estate and real estate crowdfunding.

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Researched and written by experts in real estate, banking and finance and crowdfunding, the report contains 158 pages of insight, observations, data and predictions covering the current state of real estate crowdfunding, the size and composition of the market for 2013 and 2014, leading CFPs and their distribution, forecasts for 2015, and much more!

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Carl EspostiMar 25, 2015 08:00 pm GMT9408 views
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Crowdfunding Takes Center Stage at MIPIM Real Estate Conference [Video]
Crowdfunding

One of the clearest signs that crowdfunding for real estate is beginning to enter the mainstream is that it was one of the biggest topics at the real estate conference MIPIM, which took place last week in France. The global real estate platform Wealth Migrate had a great presence at the conference, with the founder Scott Picken taking part in the panel ‘Crowdfunding: Industry game-changer?’ You can watch the discussion, as well as Picken's pitch for global real estate crowdfunding, after the jump.

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Anton RootMar 24, 2015 07:15 pm GMT2387 views
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Announcing the Release Date for Massolution’s 2015CF Crowdfunding Industry Report: Available 31 March, 2015
Crowdfunding

Available 31 March, 2015 - Massolution’s annual Crowdfunding Industry Report’s have become recognized as the most comprehensive, reliable and reality-based assessment of the worldwide crowdfunding industry. 2015CF provides detailed analysis of crowdfunding’s numbers for 2013, 2014 and projections for 2015, analyzing the numbers globally, by region and by model. 2015CF addresses year-over-year changes, which regions and models are growing the fastest or loosing market share, how funding concentration held by the top 5 and top 10 CFPs worldwide and regionally is increasing or tailing off, highest performing crowdfunding categories, number and distribution of CFPs, and much more! Order Now

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Carl EspostiMar 23, 2015 10:18 pm GMT4704 views
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Wealth Migrate’s Ambitious Wealth Movement Aims to Empower One Billion People by 2020
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

Wealth Migrate, a South Africa-based real estate crowdfunding platform, is working on an ambitious project to create a more sustainable and better planet for all. The company is leading the Wealth Movement, working with crowdfunders around the world, 21st century businesses and governments to help an extra one billion people to become investors in real estate over the next five years. Find out more about the project after the jump.

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Crowdsourcing.orgFeb 26, 2015 03:37 pm GMT3515 views
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Monetary Authority of Singapore Soliciting Feedback on Crowdfunding Framework
Crowdfunding

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) published today a consultation paper that sets out the basic framework for a potential equity crowdfunding regulation in the country. The authority is now soliciting comments from interested parties; the comment period will end on March 18.

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Anton RootFeb 16, 2015 08:51 pm GMT5250 views
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Reddit Pulls Plug on RedditMade, Puts RedditNotes on Hold
Crowdfunding

In late October, Reddit, the popular community-driven news site, announced some exciting news: it was launching a crowdfunding platform called RedditMade. Only three months after the announcement was made, however, the company is ending its crowdfunding experiment.

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Anton RootFeb 04, 2015 06:40 pm GMT4432 views
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Tongal's 2014 by the Numbers [Infographic]
Crowd Creativity

Tongal, the video crowdsourcing company, enjoyed a strong 2014. The company grew its community by 120 percent, completed 270 projects, and saw five of its community-produced short films premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Tongal recently released an infographic showing some of its successes of the past year -- check it out after the jump!

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Anton RootJan 23, 2015 05:55 pm GMT7324 views
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Kickstarter, Others Release 2014 Funding Numbers
Crowdfunding

Earlier this week, Kickstarter released its annual year recap, highlighting some of the best stories from the past year and revealing the amount of money it raised in 2014. The totals are impressive: 22,252 projects funded to the tune of $529 million — more than $1000 per minute, as the platform pointed out.

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Anton RootJan 09, 2015 07:01 pm GMT7663 views
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