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The History of Equity Crowdfunding [Infographic]
Crowdfunding

Last week’s announcement that the SEC voted to implement the proposed Regulation A rule changes (commonly referred to as Regulation A+) was a big confidence boost for the crowdfunding industry. How did crowdfunding get to this point, and how successful were the biggest campaigns? In order to help those who are just beginning to follow the crowdfunding space, the US-based platform Crowdfunder released an infographic providing the historical context to the rule change.

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Anton RootApr 01, 2015 01:48 pm GMT378 views
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Crowd Coffee: April 1
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

In this mid-week Crowd Coffee: Alibaba rival launches crowdfunding service; signs that crowdfunding is going mainstream; report on crowdsourcing forecasts; MTurk powers fake partner service; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 01, 2015 10:03 am GMT386 views
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Global Crowdfunding Market to Reach $34.4B in 2015, Predicts Massolution’s 2015CF Industry Report
Crowdfunding

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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Crowdsourcing.orgMar 31, 2015 01:05 pm GMT1368 views
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Crowd Coffee: March 31
Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

In this Crowd Coffee: crowdfunding becoming popular for accredited investors; crowd funds LSD, MDMA research; Google Ventures-backed Trada shuts down; crowdsourcing the perfect Easter cake; and more.

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Anton RootMar 31, 2015 11:12 am GMT456 views
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Why Alarmist Messaging Can Backfire
Crowdfunding

If you're raising money for a campaign that lends itself well to a powerful emotional appeal, it makes sense to make use of that. But, as Rose Spinelli writes in this week's Rose Recommends column, it's crucial to be mindful of what emotions you are exploiting and whether your message is too emotionally charged. Read her latest advice, and leave your own questions for her in the comments!

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Rose SpinelliMar 30, 2015 01:11 pm GMT510 views
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Crowd Coffee: March 30
Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

In this Crowd Coffee: Pebble Time campaign shows that crowdfunding has changed; Yemeni rebels using crowdfunding to raise money for weapons; NHS has crowdsourced bottom-up ideas for change; open innovation at Tata Steel; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgMar 30, 2015 12:23 pm GMT504 views
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With $20M Raised, Pebble Time Enters Last 12 Hours of Campaign
Crowdfunding

The Pebble Time smartwatch campaign is entering the homestretch. With over $20 million raised, the record-breaking campaign will be over in under 12 hours. Campaigns typically tend to see a boost in the last hours, as those on the fence decide to jump in and pledge, and the same is likely to take place with the Time. Given that the watches are practically complete, there should be no delays in shipping — something that hurt Pebble’s previous campaign.

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Anton RootMar 27, 2015 03:06 pm GMT1292 views
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Crowd Coffee: March 27
Crowdfunding

In this end-of-week edition: how crowdfunding is acting like an innovator's crystal ball; five misconceptions about crowdfunding; crowdsourcing software bugs; problems of the sharing economy; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgMar 27, 2015 12:56 pm GMT733 views
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Crowdcube Launches Sprint Program for Seed Stage Companies
Crowdfunding

Crowdcube announced earlier this week that it’s launched the 'Sprint Program' to make it easier for seed stage startups to raise money from the crowd. The platform says the first company to make use of the Sprint Program, an almond milk company called The Pressery, was able to raise £150,000 in under two hours.

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Anton RootMar 26, 2015 05:21 pm GMT718 views
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Crowd Coffee: March 26
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

In this Crowd Coffee: how crowdfunding is changing tech startup financing; London's popular Camden Town Brewery goes to Crowdcube; crowdsourcing ebola locations in Liberia; accelerating innovation with help from the crowd; what's next for the sharing economy; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgMar 26, 2015 12:49 pm GMT870 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 GMT1500 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 GMT5323 views
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Crowd Coffee: March 25
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

In this Crowd Coffee: real estate crowdfunding is growing up; Flavourly raises £300,000 on Crowdcube after rejecting Dragon's Den offers; Super Troopers 2 campaign launched on Indiegogo; crowdsourcing and online language learning; who to sue in the sharing economy; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgMar 25, 2015 12:39 pm GMT675 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 GMT808 views
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Crowd Coffee: March 24
Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

In this edition of Crowd Coffee: a personal flamethrower on Indiegogo; crowdfunding and taxes; FanAngel stays in the headlines; reasons to explore open innovation; UK's Labor party looking at the sharing economy; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgMar 24, 2015 11:28 am GMT605 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 GMT2814 views
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When it Comes to Media Outreach, It Pays to Err on the Side of Excess
Crowdfunding

Kickstarter is best for projects that offer tangible rewards -- say a wallet, or a smartwatch. But when you're running a campaign for your app, it may be more difficult to get people to pledge to your project. In that case, reaching out to media is the key. In her latest column, Rose Spinelli writes in to discuss how to get the word out about your campaign. Read her advice, and leave your own questions in the comments!

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Rose SpinelliMar 23, 2015 12:47 pm GMT959 views
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Crowd Coffee: March 23
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

In this Crowd Coffee: Ferguson businesses turn to crowdfunding; Invivio sets New Zealand's equity crowdfunding record; IdeaScale sees boost after Obama administration's transparency directive; has the sharing economy become too selfish; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgMar 23, 2015 10:13 am GMT550 views
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Women and Real Estate Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding

Hilda Lunderstedt, a South Africa-based serial entrepreneur and a crowdfunding evangelist, writes in to discuss how real estate crowdfunding is empowering women to grow their wealth and get access to opportunities they weren’t able to reach before.

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Crowdsourcing.orgMar 20, 2015 02:16 pm GMT2418 views
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Crowd Coffee: March 20
Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

In this Crowd Coffee: P2Bi hits $50 million in SME loans; Florida again looking to legalize crowdfunding; Crowdsourcing Week coming next month; Deadspin crowdsourcing freedom of information request; crowdsourcing a solution to workplace gender inequality; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgMar 20, 2015 01:42 pm GMT944 views
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