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Crowdfunding and the Race for the White House
Crowdfunding

Kevin Lawton thinks Crowdfunding is the sleeper issue of the U.S. Presidential race that nobody is talking about. Not yet, anyway.

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Crowdsourcing.orgFeb 28, 2012 09:01 pm GMT2436 views
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Highlights (and a transcript) of Our First Crowdfunding Live Chat
Crowdfunding

Crowdsourcing.org held a very insightful and provocative live chat on Monday on the topic of establishing the regulatory framework for the new crowdfunding system just signed into law by President Obama in the JOBS Act. Much thanks to Jeff Bullock who volunteered to draft the following highlights and organize the transcript into the easier-to-read format at the end of this post.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 12, 2012 12:53 pm GMT3612 views
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Polls and the Crowd Pick Winners Between Obama, Romney on U.S. Election Eve
Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Prediction markets are becoming more popular, with a number of sites crowdsourcing bets on tomorrow's U.S. presidential election that pits incumbent Barack Obama against challenger Mitt Romney. We examine some of the trends and attempt to explain why one candidate has a significant lead over the other. 

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Anton RootNov 05, 2012 11:06 pm GMT5104 views
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Tam Hunt: Wiki-Government As an Antidote to Corruption
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

One timely effort to improve America's democracy is the new online tool called Americans Elect, “a nonpartisan nonprofit whose only mission is to let the American people directly nominate...

Rebecca GutierrezNov 23, 2011 06:49 am GMT1950 views
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Tam Hunt: Wiki-Government As an Antidote to Corruption
UPDATED: Crowdfunding Bill Rolled into Broader JOBS Package
Crowdfunding

The Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act has been folded into the "Jumpstart Our Business Startups" or JOBS Act, along with five other bills previously approved by the House Financial Services Committee that seek to open capital markets.

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Eric MackFeb 29, 2012 11:42 pm GMT4424 views
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Scott Brown: Senate Wants Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding

Jeff Howe moderated a panel hosted by WeFunder in Boston this morning that featured crowdfunding bill sponsors Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) and Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC). Afterwards, he provided Crowdsourcing.org with this brief summary.

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Jeff HoweMar 05, 2012 08:41 pm GMT2633 views
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Watch Sen. Scott Brown Talk Crowdfunding with Jeff Howe
Crowdfunding

A few days ago, Crowdsourcing.org contributor Jeff Howe moderated a panel in Boston that featured crowdfunding bill sponsors Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) and Representative Patrick McHenry (R-NC). Crowdsourcing.org also had one of our camera people there to capture the whole thing on video, and we're going to be presenting it to you in segments.

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Eric MackMar 08, 2012 04:26 am GMT2871 views
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House Passes Crowdfunding Bill (Again) as Part of JOBS Package
Crowdfunding

The U.S. House of Representatives today passed a bill to legalize crowdfunding — originally introduced by Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC) — for the second time.

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Eric MackMar 08, 2012 11:57 pm GMT4949 views
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Don't Fear the Crowdfunding Bogeyman
Crowdfunding

Up until this week, I was still telling friends and family about pending legislation to legalize crowdfunding for equity in the U.S. and describing it as "a very important bill that you've probably heard nothing about." That all changed this week as the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act that contains the means to legalize crowdfunding took centerstage and, along the way, became bogged down by what I can only generously refer to as typical inside the beltway bumbling.

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Eric MackMar 16, 2012 10:16 pm GMT2597 views
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Crowdfunding Supporters Rally Troops as Senate Takes Up Bill
Crowdfunding

On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate is scheduled to make some procedural votes on the JOBS Act, which includes a framework to legalize crowdfunding for equity in the United States.

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Eric MackMar 20, 2012 08:18 am GMT2156 views
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Weighing Each Side of the Crowdfunding Bill
Crowdfunding

A well-reasoned and succinct critique from long-time Angel Investor Bill Payne written way back in November that does a good job summing up most of what crowdfunding opponents have been saying.

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Crowdsourcing.orgMar 20, 2012 05:55 pm GMT2432 views
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UPDATE: Vote on Crowdfunding Bill Postponed
Crowdfunding

Today was not meant to be the day that the JOBS Act and the provisions to legalize crowdfunding for equity within it move forward. Democratic efforts to add amendments to the bill were blocked by Republicans, who responded by postponing any further action on the package until Wednesday.

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Eric MackMar 20, 2012 11:09 pm GMT2605 views
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A Look at the Proposed Amendments to the Crowdfunding Bill
Crowdfunding

Wednesday, the Senate cloture vote on H.R. 3606, better known as the JOBS Act, passed 76-22--the package will allow companies to offer securities to non-accredited investors via crowdfunding platforms. The JOBS Act passed the House by a 390-23 vote on March 8 and in a rare showing of bipartisan agreement on the economy during an election year. The Obama administration has expressed support for the JOBS Act, which the President intends to sign into law when the legislation reaches his desk.

Immediately after affirming the vote, Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Senator Scott P. Brown, (R-MA) and Jack Reed (D-RI) proposed two additional amendments.

 

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Carl EspostiMar 21, 2012 08:13 pm GMT8546 views
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Will Senate Crowdfunding Tweaks Cause U.S. Brain-Drain?
Crowdfunding

A bittersweet moment in entrepreneurial history recently occurred, with the Senate passage of the JOBS Act. After passing in the House, this 6-pack of small business modernization reforms cleared the Senate. While most things were left intact from the House bill, the crowdfunding component was tweaked to allow for "more investor protections." In my opinion, crowdfunding was the most economically important part of the bill, so it's no surprise that the special interests have dipped their fingers in the mix. Unfortunately, America will pay a price for this in terms of brain-drain. Sound familiar?

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Kevin LawtonMar 24, 2012 07:45 am GMT4101 views
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A Final Vote on the Crowdfunding Bill
Crowdfunding

The U.S. House of Representative is scheduled to vote sometime after noon (EDT) on H.R. 3606, also referred to as the JOBS Act, the IPO Act, the Startup bill, or the Crowdfunding bill.

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Eric MackMar 27, 2012 03:42 pm GMT3113 views
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Crowdfunding Education Right Now
Crowdfunding

This week we share two unique crowdfunding models that are in operation right now -- both have to do with crowdfunding educational experiences and use a donor-based model like Kickstarter. First up is this guest post from Dante Hamilton, director of the IWN Internship Fund.

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Crowdsourcing.orgMar 27, 2012 08:18 pm GMT3400 views
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The World Reacts to Imminent Crowdfunding in the U.S.
Crowdfunding

Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill legalizing crowdfunded investments on to President Obama for his signature and the past few days the nation and world have continued to react.

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Eric MackMar 29, 2012 06:16 am GMT3283 views
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Chat with the Experts on How Crowdfunding in the U.S. Will Take Shape
Crowdfunding

As President Obama is expected to sign the JOBS Act into law at 2pm EST on April 5, 2012, a leadership group consisting of equity and debt crowdfunding platforms and industry experts including legal, securities and SEC experts, have mobilized to explore the development of a self-regulatory framework for the crowdfunding industry. The JOBS Act requires that all equity and debt crowdfunding platforms be a member of a national securities association. This leadership group will explore the various paths to meet that requirement in ways that protect investors and support a vibrant industry.

Chat live on Crowdsourcing.org with representatives from this group on Monday, April 9th.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 04, 2012 04:22 pm GMT5939 views
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Business Crowdfunding Made Simple [Infographic]
Crowdfunding

Today the final legislative hurdle to legal crowdfunding in the United States is cleared when President Obama signs the bill that includes the basic framework for the new industry. Next up comes several months of rule-making by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

In honor of this historic moment, our friends at Crowdfunder developed this infographic exclusively for Crowdsourcing.org to help people understand how "Equity Crowdfunding" will work and try to clear up some of the confusion around the laws, the market and the process.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 05, 2012 03:09 pm GMT6430 views
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Obama Crowdfunding Bill Signing
Crowdfunding

President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act — and the provisions within it to legalize crowdfunding for equity in the United States — at around 2:40 PM EDT time today.

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Eric MackApr 05, 2012 06:20 pm GMT7620 views
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