Archive for January, 2016

Crowdfunding is the new seed funding for innovation

by Nitin Dahad Crowdfunding is not necessarily new (remember the story behind the Statue of Liberty), but what it is doing in the modern age is funding an unprecedented global wave of innovation. Two reports just out highlight the growth of various methods of crowdfunding, including rewards based and equity based. Seed funding has always […]

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Crowdfunding Gives Fans Shares

By John Lahr More than three and a half years after the JOBS Act’s passage, the Securities and Exchange Commission has released its rules for the critical Title III. The regulations won’t be fully into effect for more than a year, but its impact on the way small businesses, content creators, and new products can […]

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OTC Markets Report: When You List on OTCQX Share Volume Jumps

By JD Alois OTC Markets has published a research report on issuers listing on the OTCQX “Best Market”.  The research was completed by Oxford Metrica and was commissioned by OTC Markets. According to the report, trading volume on shares increased by 53% once they moved over to the OTCQX.  Dollar volumes jumped by 57% on […]

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Jon Medved Speaks About the Future of OurCrowd & Equity Crowdfunding

By JD Alois OurCrowd is perhaps the leading investment crowdfunding platform in the world. Founded in 2013 by the ubiquitous CEO Jon Medved, OurCrowd has set up shop in one of the hottest startup markets in the world.  But while  nominally based in Israel, OurCrowd has chosen a decidedly global path in assisting promising companies raise capital […]

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Bitcoin Crowdfunding Can Learn From Kickstarter Android App

by: Jp Buntinx Kickstarter has been the center of attention for quite some time now in the crowdfunding world, despite some obvious flaws with the way business is handled at certain times. At the same time, there are far too many users who see this platform as a cheap shopping mall for the latest gadgets, […]

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Raise to Launch: Using Equity Crowdfunding to Raise Startup Funds

By Peter Daisyme How probable is it to use equity crowdfunding to raise startup funds? And if it’s possible, how exactly do you do it? Manny Fernandez, Co-Founder and CEO of DreamFunded.com and serial entrepreneur, just shared some great tips and tricks at Slush 2015 in Finland. These tips provide a number of actionable takeaways for […]

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Crowdfunding offers small investors the lure of big art

By RACHEL CORBETT A new investment firm, Arthena, is introducing the art market to equity crowdfunding, a financing model better known in the tech world, where online platforms let individuals contribute to start-ups. Both industries are attracting new investors because they present “very exciting” prospects for growth, says Arthena’s founder, Madelaine D’Angelo, a former art […]

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Crowdfunding Investment in Technology Could Hit $8 Billion By 2020

By Shubhomita Bose Investments in crowdfunded technology are set to increase seven-fold from an estimated $1.1 billion in 2015 to $8.2 billion by 2020, according to “Crowdfunding: Strategies & Impacts for Technology Markets 2016-2020,” a new study conducted by Juniper. The study expects the crowdfunding industry to “see an accelerated growth from the lucrative, but less […]

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The Top 10 Crowdfunding Legal Developments of 2015

By Kiran Lingam 2015 could go down as the most active year for regulatory reform in the private securities market since 1940.   After a long delay since passage of the JOBS Act in 2012, we saw an unprecedented flurry of regulatory activity in 2015. Without further ado, here are the top 10 crowdfunding and […]

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SEC’s Number #1 Story of 2015: Regulation A+ Rules

By JD Alois The past year was a memorable one for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The Commission finally completed all of the mandated rules under the JOBS Act, alongside significant work regarding Dodd-Frank and other required rule changes (and the never ending cascade of enforcement actions).  On whichever side of the political fence […]

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