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10 Steps To A Successful Crowdfunding Campaign
Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding success is a result of preparation and there are no short cuts. Launching prematurely continues to be the single biggest reason why projects on Kickstarter, Indiegogo & co fail. Many entrepreneurs skip important steps to crowdfunding success as they are anxious to get started and to raise that much needed capital.

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Crowdsourcing.orgMar 10, 2016 07:42 pm GMT5990 views
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10 Ways Crowdfunding Will Impact Investment Banking
Crowdfunding

When enhanced technology touches an industry, there are often casualties. Unfortunately, in many instances, technology progression and creative destruction mean a net job loss. Jobs are created in one area, but higher-tech replaces many others elsewhere. We are seeing upheavals almost everywhere, from transportation to education. Investment banking is one industry on the cusp of a major overhaul. Financial technology, including crowdfunding is leading the way. 

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Crowdsourcing.orgFeb 26, 2016 08:17 pm GMT7447 views
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RealtyShares Announces New Round of Financing
Crowdfunding

RealtyShares, the online marketplace for real estate investing, connecting accredited investors to real estate investment opportunities nationwide, announced today that it has obtained a $20 million Series B financing round. The new financing was led by Union Square Ventures, a leading venture capital firm in the financial technology space, with participation from existing investors Menlo Ventures and General Catalyst Partners.

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Crowdsourcing.orgFeb 24, 2016 05:33 pm GMT3335 views
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FINLAW: Time to Apply to Become a FINRA Funding Portal
Crowdfunding

The SEC has approved FINRA Funding Portal Rules, and FINRA has issued on January 29, 2016 Regulatory Notice 16-06. This regulatory notice outlines the process one needs to undertake to become a Title III Funding Portal member. If you wish to participate in a Title III business, now is the time to file your Funding Portal New Member Application with FINRA.

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Crowdsourcing.orgFeb 05, 2016 08:35 pm GMT2827 views
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Everything You Need To Know About Real Estate Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding

Investing in real estate is a strategic way to inject some diversity into your portfolio while creating a long-term source of income. Historically, taking part in a private real estate deal meant having the right connections but real estate crowdfunding has opened up a new path for investors. To help investors better understand how it works, RealtyShares has created a comprehensive guide which breaks down the finer points of real estate crowdfunding.

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Crowdsourcing.orgJan 25, 2016 07:03 pm GMT9165 views
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FinLaw: What are the Top Priorities of the SEC?
Crowdfunding

Some recent Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) actions should be carefully reviewed by issuers, funding platforms and portals. This is because they provide stark warning to those who sell securities over the internet but who do not comply with the federal securities laws.

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Crowdsourcing.orgDec 09, 2015 05:33 pm GMT4191 views
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How North Carolina’s Flawed Intrastate Crowdfunding Law Infected 16 Other States [Section 1]
Crowdfunding

Organized in 1919, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) is the oldest international organization devoted to investor protection. NASAA is a voluntary global trade association whose membership consists of 50 U.S. states, all Canadian provinces, Mexico, and the territorial securities administrators in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia.

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Crowdsourcing.orgNov 30, 2015 07:47 pm GMT3621 views
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Gamification and eLearning – Should You be Considering It and Why?
Distributed Knowledge

Isn’t the foremost rule to boost e-learning better writing, better scripts? And besides keeping its tone conversational, human-centered, and focused, isn’t it important to consider that your learners are essentially adults, professionals in fact? Word choices thus are the difference between a successful and not-so-effective program, and will ruin your efforts and the purpose of the contents provided to prospective learners.

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Crowdsourcing.orgNov 17, 2015 08:11 pm GMT10308 views
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Title III – Why it Will Impact The World!
Crowdfunding

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.

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Crowdsourcing.orgNov 09, 2015 08:50 pm GMT5158 views
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Symbid Warns of Crowdfunding Trends: ‘Higher Rates, Higher Risks’
Crowdfunding

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. 

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Crowdsourcing.orgNov 05, 2015 05:31 pm GMT4042 views
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SEC Approves Title III of JOBS Act, Equity Crowdfunding with Non-Accredited
Crowdfunding

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.

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Crowdsourcing.orgOct 30, 2015 07:05 pm GMT5602 views
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Exploring The Idea of The Atlanta Capital Growth Fund: Equity Crowdfunding As One Component of The New Atlanta Private Securities Exchange [Section 2]
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.

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Crowdsourcing.orgOct 29, 2015 06:35 pm GMT4112 views
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SEC To Finalize Rulings For Title III of The Jobs Act, Removing Ban On Non-­accredited Equity Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding

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.

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Crowdsourcing.orgOct 29, 2015 08:06 am GMT6727 views
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Finlaw: Raising Money Online With a Participating Broker-dealer? Welcome To The World of Finra Regulation
Crowdfunding

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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Crowdsourcing.orgOct 13, 2015 04:52 pm GMT5040 views
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Rockefeller vs. Ford, Traditional Investing vs. Crowdfunding – History Has The Answers!
Crowdfunding

Over a 40-year career John D. Rockefeller used innovation and ingenuity to create a corporate empire unlike any the world has ever seen. But he was also notoriously ruthless and many believe he went too far, hence his reputation for eliminating business competitors. By 1896, Rockefeller was the wealthiest man ever born, but he had achieved this through exploiting his workers, creating vast monopolies, bribery, corruption, predatory pricing, and intimidation. Rockefeller became the richest man in the history of the world with a net worth of almost $660 billion dollars in today's money.

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Crowdsourcing.orgOct 07, 2015 03:02 pm GMT6003 views
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The #1 Reason Why Crowdfunding Campaigns Fail
Crowdfunding

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.

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Mayra SernasSep 21, 2015 03:38 pm GMT9550 views
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Six Free Crowdfunding Guides
Crowdfunding

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.

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Anton RootAug 19, 2015 05:44 pm GMT8381 views
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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 GMT10697 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 GMT6809 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 GMT5352 views
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