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Tilt has a grand vision: it wants to be for crowdfunding what WordPress is for blogging. That is, the San Francisco-based company wants to make it simple and free for people to have a crowdfunding campaign up in minimal time, for anything they think is worth funding. The company has made a series of moves to put its ambitious goals well within reach; indeed, in multiple major ways, the company has already delivered.
Wealth Migrate CEO Scott Picken believes that global real estate crowdfunding can create a “bridge of safety” between the emerging and developed worlds: investors in emerging countries want a way to invest safely in developed world, while people in the first world aren’t happy with the returns they’re getting, and want to invest in the emerging world. Find out how his company is helping to build those bridges after the jump.
Eliza Sporn Fromberg, counsel in the Corporate and Business Law group of Day Pitney LLP, and Norbert Mehl, CEO of Global i Ventures, write in with a checklist of things issuers and investors should know before they engage in accredited investor equity crowdfunding. They touch on everything from choosing the right crowdfunding platform, to the international equity crowdfunding landscape.
Big news came out of France earlier this week: crowdfunding, or financement participatif as it’s known in the nation, is now live. We spoke with Joachim Dupont of the French equity crowdfunding platform Anaxago to get his take on the laws, and the equity crowdfunding landscape in his country.
With news stories emerging daily about crowdfunding for real estate, more and more individuals in the US and abroad are taking note of the new way of investing their money in property. While real estate investing may seem best suited for local opportunities, a recent deal conducted by the international real estate crowdfunding platform Wealth Migrate, founded in South Africa, demonstrates how crowdfunding can open up real estate investing on a global scale.
Crowdfunding expert Rose Spinelli continues to answer your questions about raising cash from the crowd! In this week's 'Rose Recommends' column, Rose discusses how often campaign owners should update their backers, and whether companies can use inventory as perks.
Speak to any recent graduate in the US about their last four years, and one unpleasant topic will invariably come up: student loan debt. It’s a problem that’s grabbed many headlines over the past several years, and for good reason. Two-thirds of graduates are entering the job market with sizeable bills to pay; the average borrower graduates with $26,000 in debt. In total, college debt amounts to $1.2 trillion in the US.
Eugene Leychenko, founder of CrowdfundingCode.tv, continues to explore the numbers behind the record-breaking Coolest Cooler campaign. In the post below, Leychenko explores where the campaign was shared, what perk levels were the most popular, and more.
As in years past, our goal is to continue to build the most reliable and factual source of information on the crowdfunding industry. Our 2013CF report was cited by prestigious organizations across the world like Bloomberg and Reuters, among many others, and we’re looking to ensure that through our efforts in collaboration with CFP operators, we can continue to provide valuable and unique market data.
The Coolest Cooler is now the most-funded Kickstarter campaign, taking the crown from the Pebble smartwatch after 862 days of reign. According to Kickstarter, who updated its blog post about the ‘History of #1,’ the takeover took place at around 10pm Eastern last night.
uBiome, the company that’s sequencing microbiome with the crowd’s help, has raised $4.5 million from VC firm Andreessen Horowitz and angel investors, according to TechCrunch. It’s big news for the company, which has previously received funding from 500 Startups and Y Combinator. It first caught our eye when it was looking to raise $100,000 on Indiegogo; it ended up raising $350,000.
One of the first equity crowdfunding players on the scene in Finland, Invesdor has been around since 2012. The platform claims to have 60 percent of the equity crowdfunding market share in its country, and has attracted investors from 38 different countries en route to €2.6 million raised for 20 companies. Its success is not accidental — the platform has developed a number of features and processes to help entrepreneurs and investors connect as seamlessly as possible.
Advancing Human Rights (AHR), a New York-based NGO, recently launched Movements.org, a crowdsourcing platform that connects dissidents with legal experts, journalists, policy makers, technology experts, and others. The goal is to help dissidents amplify their work, and to spread their stories.
We profile passbrains, a crowdsourced software company that helps enterprises tap into external as well as internal crowds. Included are a look at some of the features it offers its clients, and three different ways that enterprises make use of the company's services.
Since early 2013, the Canadian Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC) has been working with NineSigma, the open innovation intermediary, on an international ‘grand challenge’ to find new uses for carbon. In April, CCEMC held an awards ceremony to announce the 24 winners of the first round — four more than initially anticipated.
The real estate equity crowdfunding market is growing fast in the US. A number of platforms have come online in the past year, and they are attracting both investor and issuer interest. That, in turn, has convinced VCs and angels to back the platforms, further legitimizing the young industry and fueling growth. Now, another player has joined the ranks.
Rose Spinelli, the expert when it comes to raising cash via rewards-based crowdfunding, writes in with her inaugural advice column 'Rose Recommends.' She answers questions about whether the crowdfunding field is getting too crowded, and about crowdfunding campaign guidelines. Have your own questions?
On Monday, Seedrs announced a new investment type: convertible equity. To find out more about this new investment type (Seedrs claims it's the first crowdfunding platform to offer it), and why the company decided to begin offering it to their investors, we spoke with platform president and COO Carlos Silva.
We profile JumpStart Africa, a crowdfunding platform for creatives and entrepreneurs on the continent. Operating in a region made up of developing nations poses a unique set of challenges, find out how founder and CEO Ahmed Zrikem hopes to overcome them after the jump.
500 Startups, the VC fund and accelerator, announced yesterday that it's raising $100 million for its third flagship fund. To help finance it, the company partnered up with SeedInvest, which created a custom platform for the accelerator and is helping with investor accreditation verification, as well as other services.