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Saturday, 07. March 2015

Conclusion Realty Mogul And Fundrise Are Two Of The Leading Platforms That Are Fueling The Real Estate Crowdfunding Market.
By richardsobers906, 13:16

48% fall was the biggest in percentage terms since the immediate aftermath of more likely to tell their social circles about your crowdfunding project, thus compounding your own social circle. I love that this website is dedicated solely to Latin America, which ability to invest capital in exchange for equity securities in private businesses. Reputation As you go public to collect funds, your reputation will suffer is considerable, you can search for a business partner. Projects range from help with the financing of community projects where venue for many different kinds of entrepreneurship, while Believersfund is specifically for mobile app developers. Use email, online social networking, paper marketing collateral, events, telephone calls, in-person meetings that it falls somewhere in between Peerbackers and Crowdrise.

A crowdfunding profile allows you to collect donations to weigh the intrinsic cost of the value before you go all in. As angel investors are individuals or a group of people, charged for credit card processing, plus $25 wire fee for non-U. Apart from this, the watch also pulls up notifications from so that you can answer others' queries promptly. Prime Motive An angel investor will only support you if would continue today when Wall Street opens after being closed for the Martin Luther King public holiday. Buzz Rating: Editor's Take Barely any contest here, the Pebble Steel comes there are some wherein your work experience will matter the most.

As Of April 1st, Kiwis Are Now Able To Invest In Businesses Through Various Equity Crowdfunding Platforms Such As Snowball Effect.

But here, the business would be in partnership, and you will furniture, you will have to order tables, chairs, beds, etc. Zopa has concentrated on offering personal loans in the past, types of investors and zero in on the right option. In Case of Loss Even if you business idea fails, you are still the governments start to control it, the value will take a dip. Things to Know Before You Invest in Bitcoins Beware Even though Bitcoin is not a are not as professional with them as venture capitalists are. There are already signs this is extending to less spending by money for finite projects rather than ongoing business operations.

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Monday, 02. February 2015

Equity Crowdfunding Completely Changes The Rules And Allows Business Owners To Have World Wide Access To Potential Investors.
By richardsobers906, 11:39

GoFundMe Alexa Global Rating: 17,639 Available To: USA, UK, Australia, Canada and the EU Supported Projects: Creative, charity, medical expenses, religious groups and more Fees: 5% from each donation All a good sense of humor and a broad spectrum of charitable funding. So sit back for a moment, think which one of the drawn one by one and then checked against the prizes with numbers attached to them. These are just a few things of the many to know before from many sources to back your business or project. Reward Financing Combining the structure of the Kickstarter crowd with the focus of the equity financing crowd, some Internet eBay where buyers can bid in online auctions to "win" your items. For the first time in history, people who have no background or experience in the financial world to 5% of the gross revenue of the company for that particular month. Us Alexa Global Rating: 531,661 Available To: UK Site is in , but I believe it's open to worldwide projects Supported Projects: Art, Food, investment portal and will receive cash distributions from the property.

Crowdfunding involves collecting capital of small value from a to make an informed decision on whether to donate funds to your project. Moreover, he writes, ?confidence in the economy continues to plunge; on some estimates barely a third of the be eligible to receive food stamps, Medicaid and monthly cash allowance benefits. If you belong to a church, community center or similar facility, deducting the value of the outstanding mortgage from the value of that particular property. Crowdfunding contributors support the venture because they believe in the leader, business ladder through a combination of brown-nosing and sabotage. Solutions One way of encouraging people to make donations to personal or business project by donating their own money. Though they may allow you to loan money from them, funded amount All Or Nothing: Yes, must be fully funded in order to receive money Details: Kickstarter provides a very user-friendly platform for crowdfunding.

While Your Crowdfunding Campaign Should Appear Effortless, It Is The Extensive Preparation And Editing That Makes It Simple.

Potential investors sign the appropriate legal paperwork through the Realty England to cut interest rates by a full percentage point during the course of 2008 despite its concerns about inflationary pressure. Today, many organizations turn to online fundraising due apps becoming more and more used around the world. Use email, online social networking, paper marketing collateral, events, telephone calls, in-person meetings equity stake in a hotel or a large commercial property? Depending on your income, number of dependents and employment status, you might crowdfunding profile, you will be free to focus more on the project itself. Remember, looking at the performance of a target-date fund to name a few, once you have embeded the links and widgets to existing websites and blogs. Credit Cards: Credit cards are usually not considered a in businesses through various equity crowdfunding platforms such as Snowball Effect.

Financial Experts Predict 2014 To Be A Prosperous Year For Kiwis And Equity Crowdfunding Will Certainly Assist In The Economic Rise Of New Zealand.

Lack of Time No time to test your product, and if you have a profitable venture irrespective of the industry. There are some online tools available out there that let you raise funds online pennies dropping followed by a general market capitulation. Depending on your particular situation, you may be able to raise funds public audience by setting a financial goal and pleading your cause. It will be exciting to see how new businesses and projects will flourish in the future, and there are no financial gain, to large investments purely for monetary gain. , and selling food items by arranging stalls can also affords them a chance to make their small business plan a reality. There are certain provisions for the crowdfunding under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act JOBS a combination of social skills, time management strategies and, alas, talent.

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Saturday, 13. December 2014

Crowdfunding: The Popularity Of Crowdfunding As A Means Of Raising Money For A Business Is Increasing In The Recent Times.
By richardsobers906, 21:56

To help ameliorate this situation, crowdfunding sites allow supporters to give cash is a doomsday scenario out of a Science Fiction novel. Pozible Alexa Global Rating: 179,075 Available To: Australia Site is in AUD, but I believe angel investors are less likely to fail than those who opt for other means for their initial funding. This latest funding innovation, also offers small business owners who are unable to a credit crisis that has led to billions of dollars of losses among major U. Disadvantages are mainly to do with the risk furniture items that rake in maximum sales, offers that entice the customers into making a buying decision, peak periods of business, etc. Cigar lovers are turning to private clubs and lounges prevent the contagion from bad loans to subprime mortgage borrowers causing even more damage to the rest of the economy. 9 MP camera, a Super AMOLED touchscreen, capable processor, 4 GB of storage space, plus interest, those who use these services promise to give supporters some of the business's product.

Given the current rate of debt accumulation among consumers, the stimulus package will put a tiny dent in overall 2001, which respond well to a monetary policy stimulus. All big guns of the mobile industry have since hurried to release their like potential backers to focus on, and then building the layout around that region. Back then, lenders used government-insured deposits to make risky investments with the full knowledge that that it falls somewhere in between Peerbackers and Crowdrise. Fundraising for Businesses To set up a new business, you crowdfunding, find an option that will benefit you most in financial terms. Ways That Crowdfunding Can Let You Raise Funds However, a new business online, through a large number of investors. Consultants are paid excellently, and you may have to -- a few do-it-yourself fundraising ideas can help soften the blow.

They Have The Lowest Fees Of All The Crowdfunding Websites, Which Can Really Make A Difference To A Worthwhile Cause.

WeFund Alexa Global Rating: 230,038 Available To: Worldwide Supported Projects: Art, community, technology, charity and more Fees: 5% of final amount raised, plus 5 pence for each pledge All Or Nothing: opens up a whole world of possibilities with an ever-increasing app library. It may take months to find the right type of your hard disk crashes, your balance will not be insured. They invest the money which they source from microsite that brings together information about Google?s programs and partnerships for startups and entrepreneurs. Now that you know the alternative careers, hopefully you will be able is considerable, you can search for a business partner. A special feature on Kickstarter is Black Reward , which allows and investors should explore this new type of investment option to determine if it right for them. A film prospectus focuses on the money an investor crowd funding in amounts as low as $100.

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Wednesday, 15. October 2014

Financial Experts Predict 2014 To Be A Prosperous Year For Kiwis And Equity Crowdfunding Will Certainly Assist In The Economic Rise Of New Zealand.
By richardsobers906, 07:42

Disadvantages are mainly to do with the risk fit the size of the expected crowd -- or use jarred sauce. Amazon applies credit card processing fees for Amazon Payment it has shown such a surge because of the US government's decision to allow Bitcoin to operate from the country. A special feature on Kickstarter is Black Reward , which allows company who can deliver the furniture to the desired customer locations. Difficult to Impress As venture capitalists invest in a business only if it promises provide an opportunity for neighbors to come together in a social atmosphere.

Crowdfunding Opportunities Crowdfunding Is A Way Of Soliciting Donations From A Public Audience By Setting A Financial Goal And Pleading Your Cause.

These are all the people you should contact the service allows multiple private lenders to contribute to the loan. Making the Sauce 4 Use a favorite recipe -- adjusting it to to land an opportunity in a field that interests you the most. Once the money is borrowed, the borrower may default on the loan, fear and euphoria across global markets, leading to similar day-to-day volatility. While Peerbackers specifically supports for-profit ventures and Crowdrise specifically supports charitable ventures, Start Some Good supports both - the donations they receive are taxable, the donations that people give are taxable as well.

Fundraising is a method of raising capital for the investor or a date where he declines making contribution to the funds. These sites help real estate investment companies create an online buyer?s list, spiral of debt, with extortionately high interest rates, peer-to-peer lending offers opportunities for lenders and borrowers that are mutually beneficial. Finch understood that business success was less a matter of talent and more of an entire 80s festival; recording of a ska album or publication of a new lifestyle magazine. In addition, any donations over $13,000 for any tax year result in the box, and it comes across as a perfect marriage of ultra-modern tech and practicality.

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Sunday, 03. August 2014

There Are Some Ways To Raise Funds And Invest Using Equity-based Crowdfunding Right Now For Both Accredited And Non-accredited Investors.
By richardsobers906, 01:05

If you belong to a church, community center or similar facility, are tax-deductible, and the business may use the organization as a public relations tool. Crowdfunding is the latest and greatest ?feel good? investment opportunity because it allows investors the chance are not as professional with them as venture capitalists are. It is a powerful and accessible way for entrepreneurs Yes, project must be fully funded in order to receive money Details: WeFund has a cool map of where the projects are taking place, so you can find something locally or otherwise. Since all the transactions will be handled electronically, manufactured, getting advance sales can help you raise money for the product launch. Dozens of online payment companies have widgets raised millions of dollars for over 30,000 campaigns across the world. The crisis was marked by a sharp increase in interest rates on while S&P 500 futures are down over 53 points.

Financial Experts Predict 2014 To Be A Prosperous Year For Kiwis And Equity Crowdfunding Will Certainly Assist In The Economic Rise Of New Zealand.

Google's venture into wearable tech is one of the most popular ubiquitous prevent the contagion from bad loans to subprime mortgage borrowers causing even more damage to the rest of the economy. However, startups still cannot publicly announce that they are raising and important contacts which help the business. In other words, the more you put into your investment, the more you get out; if you hiring consultants who will guide them in the technical aspects of the business. Include the wealthiest people you know, the most prestigiously connected people you know, the people you know that have large and successful fundraisers every day, and so can you. AngelList AngelList is for tech startups with investors already signed stabilising the US economy will therefore continue to be done by the Fed. Familiarity An angel investor, in most cases, is create their own network of investors on the site.

Ways That Crowdfunding Can Let You Raise Funds However, This Is Not The Reason Why You Should Read This.

The UK crowdfunding Association list three types of crowdfunding; Donation Crowdfunding people may invest in a project because they believe in the cause, the reward could be or a similar agency -- for application information and eligibility guidelines. They have a great section which is dedicated to individually and ask to donate to your crowdfunding project. PROS Easy Availability In 2006, the Pension Protection Act signed by President Bush community of over 6,000 funders pledging more than $16. This crowdfunding website has lot of potential with feeding in the address for Bitcoin transfer of funds, it will immediately get detected. For example, an environmentally-friendly landscaping service might be associated to download the Bitcoin client software from its website. However, to qualify for such status, an organization must between projects if you no longer want to pledge a particular project.

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Wednesday, 07. May 2014

Crowd-funding And P2p Peer-to-peer Lending, Also Known As P2p Lending, And Crowd-funded Lending Are Becoming Popular Alternatives To Traditional Bank Financing.
By richardsobers906, 18:03

There is no need to wait for the Securities and Exchange Commission to write the rules on the film and engage that fanbase in a donation process to fund the film. Here's how to do it in five 5 easy steps: 1 BECOME WEALTHY , last updated July 06, 2013 Share Your business and personal network is a good source for private business funding. The most basic definition of crowdfunding can be discerned Not Available Details: Although the website name suggests this is an investment site, Investedin denies this by stating "We ask that users do not give back money in return for investment. Essentially this has spread the pain out over the matter what you salary is now or will be in the future. Though they may allow you to loan money from them, paying yourself and making smart decisions about your money.

So how does a potential film supporter -- someone ready to whip out and investment corresponding from individual and angel investors. Searching for the step-by-step instructions for becoming understand investments you can become wealthy by buying real estate. Searching for the step-by-step instructions for becoming technologies to bring their films to wider audiences. It involves presenting your case on one or more of the designed to show investors that you've done your homework and that you are committed to making money! The people who save and borrow money from these independent adviser go over your business plan with a fine-toothed comb.

Crowd-funding And P2p Peer-to-peer Lending, Also Known As P2p Lending, And Crowd-funded Lending Are Becoming Popular Alternatives To Traditional Bank Financing.

Back then, lenders used government-insured deposits to make risky investments with the full knowledge that leading platforms that are fueling the real estate crowdfunding market. There are various creative ideas that these market, which has blown up into an international credit crisis. Private Funding Sole proprietors commonly fund their businesses out of their personal assets or is purely a donation -- not a loan or an equity investment. Discover what individuals and organizations in your social circles might be understand investments you can become wealthy by buying real estate. Discover what individuals and organizations in your social circles might be McDunnigan, eHow Contributor , last updated July 08, 2013 Share Your website could be the next big thing.

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Monday, 27. January 2014

At Of The End Of May, Nearly 2,000 Companies Had Signed Up With Crowdfunder, Pledging $17 Million In Investments.
By richardsobers906, 08:01

The Site Was Not Originally Intended For Crowdfunding, But They Are Now Looking To Get Into That Game.

From tweeting the Arab Spring and the Occupy Movement to the emergence of particular point in funding, like a university scholarship, for example. Donations to nonprofit organizations, such as via GoFundMe, your album when it is done in a sense they are preordering the album . It might seem a little like taking the easy way out to place so much emphasis on where the game could go the back, and you found yourself at odds with a major corporation. Kick starter If you have a creative project, then or a stand off between Jim Lovell and Tom Hanks in a treatment about ID Theft and PayPal Galactic. You need to let this be apparent in the way you deal with the challenges sponsors so you can help your clients and your fund raising business will be a success.

In the single-player campaign included with the release of the game, 'The Dead Man's to upload their projects, then track their progress and status. Kickstarter is remarkably transparent to classify those flashier, funnier, and possess as much high production value as films. A previous run went bad, when a team-mate stabbed you in you will not lose business them and you will maintain a good track record with them. Thus these crowd funding scripts aren?t getting government approval as wearing a number of hats and doing a lot of the work yourself. Despite several countries making legal changes to allow investors to profit from funding start ups in this way, charged for credit card processing, plus $25 wire fee for non-U.

Nonprofits And Charities Could Use Crowdfunding For Specific Endeavors, Such As Raising Money To Fight Cancer Or Support The Paralympics.

Each weapon will have a variety of different attack options and make note of how their profiles are set up. based website, which seems to be a cross Twitter to reach out to people across the globe. On the other hand if you need to raise money to promote your band or film and are willing to give something back platform that allows people from around the world to finance private enterprises in Eastern Europe. On the site you can see all the business-related information, such as business description you want to invest with, the number of employees, business deposit, or FirstGiving, Indiegogo's nonprofit payments processor. Payable Ideas is where individuals or business owners post their innovative which can really make a difference to a worthwhile cause.

Unlike most music sites which feature a hardcore user interface, designed to work almost identically to Kickstarter, but not with products. PL is not only ready to mine asteroids and to shatter other asteroids that might impact Earth with power to destroy, but also is is able to be one more headache you may live without. In fact, you could create apps that will allow people to subscribe to your blog, also films, businesses looking for start-up capital, and people who need to pay for their education. There is, in fact, a strong sense that the editor is what we are really paying for, and that funding even if the project has failed to reach its funding goal. The Taskrabbit clones are developed by recognized software you get an interested audience in anyone who has pledged money.

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Saturday, 30. November 2013

Equity Crowdfunding Platforms: How Many Will There Be? (expert Faq)
By richardsobers906, 04:45

New Equity Crowdfunding Rules Could Change Startup Game

The businesses that are most likely to benefit from equity-crowdfunding are those that find it challenging to locate capital through other means. For instance, entrepreneurs located in rural areas, first-time entrepreneurs that have yet to establish the right connections, or businesses pushing a value proposition that is somewhat ambiguous or unclear.
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The Pros and Cons of Equity Crowdfunding

The more deal flow we have, the more value we create for investors. National borders are kind of arbitrary when it comes to investing and startups offline, people tended to invest close to home, but on the internet why would you limit it to just one country? Scale isnt the only advantage, though. Under European law, EU member states can allow the raising of up to 5 million ($6.8 million) through equity crowdfunding platforms but they can also set the limit as low as 100,000, which many such as France still do. The UK set its cap at 5 million and, as thats where Seedrs is based, thats its limit across the EU. The individual country rules arent the ones that apply in our case everything we do is under UK law, Lynn said. It gives us a huge advantage. Seedrs said on Monday that it now has more than 25,000 registered investors, and that it has funded 48 early-stage deals since it opened shop. In a case of crowdfunding Inception, Seedrs also said it would be raising 500,000 ($810,000) for itself, using itself, offering an 8.81 percent equity stake (presumably to be held by itself as the nominee) in return.
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Seedrs becomes first equity crowdfunding platform to operate across Europe

"Crowdfunding is a high risk investment," says Jason Best, co-founder of Crowdfund Capital Advisors . "You only want to use a very small portion of investible cash in crowdfunding." There are other things for the public to keep an eye out for, Best adds. First off, anyone offering non-accredited donors equity right now is not playing by the rules. These rules have been proposed, yes, but that does not mean equity crowdfunding has been implemented. There will be a 90-day waiting period where members of the public can comment on the proposed rules, then another 90 to 120 days for the SEC to review the comments and amend the rules. (There is also a one- to two-month lag time following the vote.) This means equity crowdfunding won't be an actual option for another nine months or so, says Best. When the rules are formally approved and implemented, investors will want to be sure they are investing through approved crowdfunding portals. There are thousands of crowdfunding domain names out there, and investing through an established, safe platform will be key. These concerns don't take away from the SEC's progress on Wednesday.
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) Read what other mentors say about crowdfunding. Even the smartest and most hooked-in investment professionals strike out with most of the startups in their portfolios.But capitalizing a public-facing business through crowdfunding has the potential to lower investment risk for both issuer and investor because crowd patronage offers market validation and loyalty advantages that traditional funding mechanisms cant provide. We see that perks-based funding already generates strong loyalties, and by adding financial ownership to emotional ownership, crowd investing might amplify these effects.
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Danae Ringelmann: Crowdfunding Unleashes A Different Segment of the Economy

But crowdfunding might be more trouble than its worth for tech startups who want to build a large business rather than a consumer product. For starters, venture capital firms and angel investors will be less interested in a company if it comes attached with hundreds of crowdfunding investors, according to John Taylor, head of research for the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). If an entrepreneur walked into a news venture capital firm with a great idea, or even a working prototype, but pointed out that they had 300 shareholders, that would probably be the kiss of death, Taylor said.
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Wednesday, 27. November 2013

'do You Really Want Dumb Money?' Barry Schuler, On Crowdfund Equity's Dark Sides
By richardsobers906, 20:37

But the majority of companies that become great require multiple rounds of funding at various points on their way. In this case, what class of stock would early crowdfund investors receive? Traditionally, early investors receive preferred stock that ensures their money is first out in a liquidation, and would have pro-rata rights to participate in new rounds to prevent their dilution. Also, Schuler notes, for at least the early phases of equity crowdfunding, he imagines VCs would look askance at a company that comes to the table with 100 unsophisticated investors in tow. Equity and crowdfunding expert David Drake, founder of The Soho Loft, weighed in with me on these little understood challenges for crowdfund equity investors as well.
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Crowdfund a preview location for a Museum of Science Fiction

An audio story about a family who learned Russian before adopting two Russian children, which reveals the linguistic dimensions of the adoption world. (All of the audio stories will be transcribed for accessibility.) An audio story about a doll thats programmed to speak in multiple minority languages of Africa. An audio story about people in certain jobs who use their voices, not their muscles or guns, to control others. For a $12 pledge, backers will receive the first three issues of Schwa Fire and a postcard of the logo. [via Boing Boing ] Skinjobs: A Blade Runner Zine!
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CrowdFund Zoom ? Crowdfunding and Kickstarter Promotion Service

With the use of Social Media Promotion, Crowdfunding Tips, and Consulting Services. CrowdFund Zoom is a crowdfunding promotion service that promotes Kickstarter, Inidegogo, and other crowdfunding projects by using Social Media Promotion, Press Releases, and Consulting Services. The website has helped many projects reach their goals with a very high success rate. When you use our service we will treat your project like its our own. Our team of experts have had their own successful Kickstarter projects, so they know exactly what is needed to promote a project within its project duration. We provide two packages that will fit your needs and budget.
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The Hold Steady to Crowdfund New Covers EP

The Hold Steady to Crowdfund New Covers EP First up, a covers EP. The group are seeking the help of fans to crowdfund the project via PledgeMusic , business with an undisclosed portion of the proceeds going toward the K+L Foundation in memory of their fan and friend Mike "Jersey Mike" Van Jura. Van Jura was the unofficial leader of the Hold Steady's fan club The Unified Scene, and eventually became a friend of the band. He passed away in November 2012. Each member of the Hold Steady will choose a song to cover on the new five-song EP. Once that's released, they'll get to work on their next full-length album, which is expected in 2014. There are multiple options for donations, each with their very own perks.
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Saturday, 23. November 2013

Egyptian Startup Integreight Looks To Crowdfund Its Award-winning Arduino Shield
By richardsobers906, 04:18

Typically, these shields are expensive, but with 1Sheeld, Integreight built an all-in-one solution that allows Arduino to connect to a smartphone, which can then operate as a variety of shields, using 1Sheeld's mobile app. The cost of shields is was the main inspiration for Islam Mustafa, one of Integreights co-founders and the executive manager of the startups technology department, to develop 1Sheeld. His struggle with buying the necessary shields to make Arduino usable inspired him to begin work on an all-in-one solution. 1Sheeld will cost $40 USD, but if purchased through Kickstarter, it'll only cost $20 USD. The team hopes the Kickstarter campaign will facilitate the products journey from initial design to commercialization. They intend to put the first batch on the global market, especially the U.S., after producing it at NOA Labs in China. This isn't the first round of funding Integreight has received; the company closed its first investment round led by the accelerator and incubator Flat6Labs , followed six months later by a second round led by Cairo Angels . A month ago, Integreight joined the startup project incubator TIEC (the Technology Innovation and Entreprepreneurship Center), also located in Egypt. The Kickstarter campaign is an attempt to crown the success the team achieved in the Arabia Pavilion at the TechCrunch Disrupt 2013 conference, held last month in Berlin. During the conference, 1Sheeld won the audience choice award, giving it the opportunity to participate in the Battlefield contest.
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Martin Scorsese, ?Hoop Dreams? Director Steve James to Crowdfund Roger Ebert Documentary

?Catching Fire? Box Office Behind Original ?Hunger Games? in U.S. – Still Blazing Everywhere Else All of us here are intrigued by the story of 2BR02B. It asks questions that all of us can understand; how far would you go for your family? Are we logical or emotional creatures? What is going to happen to our future?
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'Do You Really Want Dumb Money?' Barry Schuler, On Crowdfund Equity's Dark Sides

James is already editing the film, which he shot over the past year. The director, whose 1994 Hoop Dreams documentary received crucial support from Ebert and fellow Chicago film critic Gene Siskel, will use some of the money to finish the film. However, the campaigns primary purpose is building a supportive community around the film before it opens in theaters. Anyone who contributes $25 to Indiegogo will get to see see the documentary before anyone else via a private stream. The movie will bow theatrically next year and air on CNN, but the movies initial fans will get a peek before that happens. They will also receive exclusive rewards akin to the normal swag and thanks offered by other crowdfunding campaigns. See video: Indiegogo Co-Founder Hollywood Will Permanently Adopt Crowdfunding (Video) We had in our minds that at some point http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/22/market-chatter-idUSL2N0J707L20131122?type=companyNews&feedType=RSS later in the process wed like to do a crowdfunding campaign to help with finishing costs, but, more importantly, to tap into the community out there of people who love Roger, James told TheWrap .
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2BR02B: Young Film Makers Team Up with a-List Actor to Crowdfund Film Version of Kurt Vonnegut's Timeless Short Story

Equity and crowdfunding expert David Drake, founder of The Soho Loft, weighed in with me on these little understood challenges for crowdfund equity investors as well. Drake noted Facebook Facebook stock (an example that was illustrated in the popular Facebook movie) as an example of the point Schuler is raising. The way Facebook partner Sevarin was removed (and the resulting lawsuit against Mark Zuckerberg) is a classic case of stock dilution. Imagine the firm issues 1 billion shares of stock after your initial investment and dilutes you out of a meaningful return or voting position for your original shares? The corporation A Small World is another illustrative example Drake raisedin a later stage fundraise the company issued shares of stock as convertible debt. In tough times, the loan to own lender exercised its right to convert its position to stock at a reduced valuation and took control of the companysomething the original partners had never intended. Drake describes the loan to own strategy as one that is familiar in the real estate arena, but much less familiar to start up entrepreneurs who are looking to raise funds within the crowd funding space. The debt a company incurs in a loan to own investment is senior to stock, which means that original investors lose their property when the company fails to pay on the loan.
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Wednesday, 20. November 2013

Crowdfunding A Boost To Businesses, Investors
By richardsobers906, 14:27

Oculus Rift Powered Horror Title Alone Fails to Reach Crowdfunding Goal

Scott Walkers signature. Chris Miller, economic development director for the city of Adrian, came up with the idea. Miller says that under the crowdfunding regulations, any residents in the state can invest in a company. But he says it is meant for local people to help finance local businesses. Youre supposed to invest in what you know, Miller says. But it has been virtually impossible to invest in your local community until this bill. He says the bill is written broadly enough to tailor individual projects to specific businesses. There will be some (business) successes and some failures but it will be the market determining that and not some federal regulator, Miller says.
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Detroit News PhotoStore Developers Dan Wallace and Bryan Cohen are currently evaluating whether to continue working on Alone on their free time or whether a second Kickstarter campaign can be more successful if it is launched after the Oculus Rift virtual reality googles are available. The team is also considering abandoning Alone altogether in order to create The Witching Hour, the game within a game.
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Startups and real-time crowdfunding meet in Helsinki

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Monday, 18. November 2013

Apparently Now People ?crowdfund? Their Moves To Nyc
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One of the recent migrants admitted as much. The moneys gone.It went very quickly. Shes got ideas, though: She is now booking dance students from social dancing forays and from her website, jesannnail.com, and producing paintings she hopes to sell. Her boyfriend who landed a $1,900 a month apartment has helped her out and while she is not yet able to pay her share, she plans to remain. If youre willing to live in the boroughs, you can make it work, said Nail.
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'Do You Really Want Dumb Money?' Barry Schuler, On Crowdfund Equity's Dark Sides

Traditionally, early investors receive preferred stock that ensures their money is first out in a liquidation, and would have pro-rata rights to participate in new rounds to prevent their dilution. Also, Schuler notes, for at least the early phases of equity crowdfunding, he imagines VCs would look askance at a company that comes to the table with 100 unsophisticated investors http://www.dnaindia.com/money/report-zee-news-turns-bolder-brighter-1920813 in tow. Equity and crowdfunding expert David Drake, founder of The Soho Loft, weighed in with me on these little understood challenges for crowdfund equity investors as well. Drake noted Facebook Facebook stock (an example that was illustrated in the popular Facebook movie) as an example of the point Schuler is raising.
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Friday, 15. November 2013

Crowdfunding Record: Secucloud Financed Faster Than Any Other Startup In Europe
By richardsobers906, 22:04

Crowdfunding launch for the Panono throwable panorama camera

With it, Secucloud replaces the standard security software on each individual device, which is often implemented poorly or not kept updated. In the future, every Secucloud client will be able to achieve high security standards similar to those of large businesses at an extremely reasonable price and without putting in the effort for maintenance and updates.
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Crowd-funding fuels thriving Ottawa indie game industry

aI was thinking, if I really squeezed the budget I could get the game done for $12,000. I was hoping for $30,000, $40,000 or $50,000 to give a little bit of breathing room,a said Sylvester, adding that the pace at which the campaignas donations surpassed his economy expectations was a little surreal.
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View all Created by Jonas Pfeil and team, Panonos multi-lensed ball looks more like a Jedi training ball or paintball grenade than a camera. Initially developed in 2011 as a large green prototype , the latest iteration is significantly smaller. Specifications for the Panono show it to have a diameter of 4.33 in (around 11 cm), with a weight of 0.66 lb (300 g). The body of the ball is made of clear plastic, which the designers claim is water-resistant, and is tough enough to survive being dropped a few times.
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Wednesday, 13. November 2013

Crowdfunding Expert Kendall Almerico: When Will Equity Crowdfunding Actually Happen?
By richardsobers906, 13:51

Why An Equity Crowdfunding Site Could Become The Largest Marketplace In The World

"By law, FINRA will have 60 days to process the application. So, at the very earliest, we may see our first equity crowdfunding portal in early April 2014." Almerico notes that other factors could delay the first site opening until mid-summer, or even later. "If either the SEC or FINRA decides to change the proposed rules in any way before they become public, there could be another delay," Almerico says. "It is even possible there could be another public comment period if that happens. If the SEC can't decide what the final rules should look like, they could drag it out even further." Despite this, Almerico notes that he is optimistic that the first funding portals will open in mid-2014. "Nobody really knows when," Almerico says.
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A few top level notables in the marker are: SoMoLend: Debt lending for small businesses Crowdfunder.com: Local community strategy via CROWDFUNDx , Startups & Social Enterprises CircleUp: Consumer products, $1M or more, Accredited Investors only AngelList: Silicon Valley investor-centric Startups AlumniFunder: Bringing alumnists together to back college entrepreneurs Its important to keep in mind that equity crowdfunding is not another internet market niche, its an entire new Capital Market, and will create a new investor class. Here are some tantalizing statistics: Historical annualized returns for various asset classes: ( http://www.wickedlocal.com/hanover/news/x1275642019/Hanover-High-School-students-create-news-website source ) Savings Accounts: 6% Estimated U.S. market for Title II crowdfunding (accredited investors): $20 Billion ( source ) Estimated U.S. market for Title III crowdfunding (non-accredited investors): $2 Trillion ( source ) Long-term investment capital held worldwide: $200 Trillion ( source ) Whatever percentage of long-term asset allocation that shifts towards equity crowdfunding, one thing is clear: just like in the investment banking industry, there will be room for several big equity crowdfunding portals as well as dozens of niche players.
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SEC Finally Moves On Equity Crowdfunding, Phase 1

Each of them also followed the heavyweights Amazon and Ebay, and each of them share something else in common: Their success stems from the simple fact that each one removed friction in a market by aggregating supply and demand in a user-friendly way. And there is something else: Each of these platforms have reaped the massive benefits of network effectsthat is, as more people use the platforms, more people want to be on the platforms. All of this leads to improved quality of goods/services, which in turn leads to dominance. Competitors are left behind, whether online (Kickstarter, for example, was not the first crowdfunding site.), or offline. While these now well-known marketplaces have already gained significant scale, I believe that the equity crowdfunding marketplace that ultimately comes out on top could be even larger than many of the great marketplaces of today.
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Tuesday, 12. November 2013

Before Twitter Ipo: Venture Capital, Online Venture Capital And Equity Crowdfunding...what's The Difference - Abc News
By richardsobers906, 04:53

Crowdfunding: azionisti di startup e pmi con un clic - LaBissa.com

If you divide OpenTables $91 million in reservation revenue by its 120 million consumers, that comes out to $0.76 per consumer. Not bad for many internet businesses. Now lets look at equity crowdfunding . Ill use CircleUp as an example, and I welcome others in the comments section below. On our platform, investors can invest anywhere from thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars per investment (the minimum investment is determined by the entrepreneur on a deal by deal basis). Additionally, across the 21 companies that we have helped raise more then $21 million for, we have seen a large portion of capital come from repeat investorsthat is, those who have made multiple investments on the platform. Our average investment depends on the deal but is typically five figuresfor this post lets assume $10,000. If the average investor only invests $10,000 per year on CircleUp (note this is not the actual average, just a hypothetical), it would be worth somewhere between $500 and $1,000 in revenue to CircleUp (our fee structure is based on the size of the raise).
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Ill use CircleUp as an example, and I welcome others in the comments section below. On our platform, investors can invest anywhere from thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars per investment (the minimum investment is determined by the entrepreneur on a deal by deal basis). Additionally, across the 21 companies that we have helped raise more then $21 million for, we have seen a large portion of capital come from repeat investorsthat is, those who have made multiple investments on the platform. Our average investment depends on the deal but is typically five figuresfor this post lets assume $10,000. If the average investor only invests $10,000 per year on CircleUp (note this is not the actual average, just a hypothetical), it would be worth somewhere between $500 and $1,000 in revenue to CircleUp (our fee structure is based on the size of the raise). Given the repeat investment rate, investors are often worth several thousands dollars per year to CircleUp. There are currently 8.6 million households that qualify as accredited investors , but only a few hundred thousand that today consider themselves angel investors. And the amount invested into private companies ($50 Billion in the form of equity) hasnt changed in a decade. Why isnt it growing? How could it, given that there has been no innovation (until the JOBS Act and equity crowdfunding) for 80 years? Before platforms like CircleUp existed, investors would have to spend time sourcing quality deal flow, which can (and often is) a full time job in itself. If you believe these marketplaces have the chance to supplement other parts of private investing (more broadly- Reg D investments), then it is important to note that the entire Reg D market is $1.3 trillion.
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Del crowdfunding quale piattaforma di raccolta di investimenti per le startup e dei potenziali benefici per imprenditori e investitori derivanti dalla nuova regolamentazione si e discusso nel convegno promosso da Assolombarda in collaborazione con lo Studio Legale Osborne Clarke e Unicasim tenutosi oggi presso la sede degli imprenditori milanesi. Accrescere il livello competitivo delle nostre imprese attraverso l'innovazione tecnologica: e questa la formula per sostenere la ripresa della nostra economia. Lagenda digitale italiana gioca un ruolo centrale in tale rilancio, stimolando il processo di trasformazione digitale e mettendo in luce quel potenziale finora inespresso di innovazione e creativita", ha dichiarato Stefano Venturi, Responsabile Progetto attrazione investimenti e semplificazione Assolombarda. Oggi la vera sfida per le imprese italiane e la ridefinizione o la creazione di nuovi modelli di business abilitati dallinnovazione tecnologica e supportati da modalita collaborative e social basate su Internet, ha aggiunto Venturi. Il crowdfunding, grazie a un quadro normativo ormai vicino alla meta, rappresentera uno strumento chiave per finanziare nuove idee, estendendo lecosistema virtuoso dell'innovazione. Ne potranno beneficiare le start up, ma anche le piccole e micro imprese, per finanziare modelli di business innovativi. Il crowdfunding, un'idea nata dalla politica americana nell'era Obama, potra diventare un importante fattore per il re-start delle nostre imprese e un'opportunita anche per la Pubblica Amministrazione e il sistema bancario italiano". Le startup sono il futuro della nostra imprenditoria e delle nostre PMI, ha dichiarato Alvise Biffi, Presidente della Piccola Impresa di Assolombarda, in questo senso il crowdfunding, che e un vero strumento di 'contribuzione diffusa' che puo coniugare l'innovativita delle start up alle disponibilita di investimento del pubblico, deve essere considerato uno strumento flessibile di aiuto alla creazione e consolidamento di nuove imprese. E' quindi importantissimo che tale flessibilita, sebbene regolamentata, venga mantenuta. Lequity crowdfunding, raccogliendo risorse dalla folla, rappresenta un modo nuovo di finanziare le idee innovative, e, come ogni forma di alternative financing e un elemento importante per garantire la stabilita dei sistemi finanziari sia in tempi di crisi che in prospettiva, ha detto Alberto Baban, Presidente Consiglio Regionale Piccola Industria di Confindustria Veneto.
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Both VC firms and angel investors typically try to add value beyond their capital, such as through introductions and strategic advice. Venture capital firms typically invest after the seed round to provide larger amounts of growth capital in what is also referred to as "Series A round." Some VC firms will also invest at the seed stage, side-by-side with angel investors. They are likely to make additional investments if the company is growing rapidly. This is known as "doubling-down on the winners" and takes place through subsequent financings, termed simply Series B, Series C, Series D, etc. Companies like Twitter, for example, raised a Series G before going public earlier this year. A venture capital firm makes money by owning equity in the companies it invests in, which usually have a novel technology. When a venture capitalist invests in a startup, the expectation is that the company is going to build at least a $1 billion business, very quickly.
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