Archive for July, 2016

Here’s a Peek at the Future of Crowdfunding Through 2016 and Beyond

It’s no secret that crowdfunding has transformed itself from an indie fundraising platform for personal projects to a complete corporate validation tool. But given the considerable evolution the concept has already undergone, what can we expect for its future? First, The Crowdfunding News According to crowdfunding research firm Massolution, crowdfunding grew 167 percent in 2014. […]

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Why Equity Crowdfunding Matters to Small Business

America is consistently ranked as one of the top entrepreneurial countries in the world, and the average person on the street probably believes that a good company can always find financing to grow and expand. We know that more than 90 percent of small business owners still believe that banks are a first stop for business […]

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How State and Federal Crowdfunding Regulations Differ

In May, new rules from the SEC went into effect that allow companies to raise capital from anyone in the U.S., opening up opportunities for people, who typically did not have access to these types of deals in the past. It took nearly four years for the rules to kick in after the 2012 JOBS Act allowed […]

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Change Is Coming — In A Meaningful Way — To Tech Investing

A recent New Yorker piece shines a spotlight on how the fictional HBO seriesSilicon Valley closely resembles the inner-workings of the real Silicon Valley. After the Season One finale, set at TechCrunch Disrupt — a conference where founders pitch their startups to a room of investors — viewers complained that the audience was not sufficiently […]

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The Different Business Models of Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is the practice of financing a project or venture by raising small amounts of money from a lot of people. It allows innovators, entrepreneurs and business owners to utilise their social networks to raise capital and the byword has come to encompass many types of crowdfunding which can include; donations, rewards, debt and equity. […]

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The Fix Crowdfunding Act Passes House & Heads to the Senate

The Fix Crowdfunding Act (HR 4855) easily cruised through the House by a vote of 394 – 4 as it attracted broad bipartisan support.  It was joined by the Supporting America’s Innovators Act (HR 4854) which passed on a vote of 389-9. HR 4854 raised the investor limitation from 100 to 250 persons for qualifying […]

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