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Fundable Infographic: Explanation of SEC Announcement & What that means for startups and entrepreneurs

Fundable Infographic: Explanation of SEC Announcement & What that means for startups and entrepreneurs

July 10th, 2013 was a monumental day for Fundable and startups across the country. The SEC announced that the ban on general solicitation has been removed for small businesses seeking startup capital, allowing for sweeping changes in the way businesses find funding. This announcement is a productive step forward to fully enact the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) passed in early April of 2012.…

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Is Crowdfunding The Future For Biomedical Research?

Is Crowdfunding The Future For Biomedical Research?

Microryza.com (not the catchiest of names) is a crowdfunding platform for research that raises money over the Internet from individuals who are willing to donate small amounts to fund a specific project. The average donation according to Microryza is $92. In return for a 5 percent cut of funds raised and a 3 percent credit card processing fee, Microryza provides researchers access to a website…

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Pirate Bay founder crowdfunds messaging app to combat government spying

Pirate Bay founder crowdfunds messaging app to combat government spying

One of the Pirate Bay file-sharing site’s founders has announced plans for a “totally secure” rival to WhatsApp and Apple’s iMessage services.  Hemlis, which means secret in Swedish, will use end-to-end encryption so messages are seen only by the sender and recipient. Peter Sunde said it was a response to governments spying on users’ data. The iOS and Android project is quickly approaching its $100,000…

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What A Map Of Kickstarter Usage Tells Us About America

What A Map Of Kickstarter Usage Tells Us About America

There’s an outstanding new paper out on NBER today by Ajay Agrawal, Christian Catalini and Avi Goldfarb that looks at the simple economics of crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter, where people post project ideas that they hope to get funded from the masses. While the whole paper is absolutely worth a read, one map at the end gave us a fascinating look at who is getting…

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U.K. Charity creates Crowdfunding Directory To Help Navigate 30+ Local Platforms

U.K. Charity creates Crowdfunding Directory To Help Navigate 30+ Local Platforms

How many crowdfunding platforms is evidence of a crowdfunding bubble? Well, when a....

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Deloitte predicts crowdfunding portals will raise over $3 billion in 2013

Deloitte predicts crowdfunding portals will raise over $3 billion in 2013

See complete video interview and article here: Deloitte Technology Media Telecommunications Deloitte predicts that crowdfunding portals will raise $3 billion in 2013,  double the $1.5 billion raised in 2011. Crowdfunding portals are websites that enable large numbers of individuals to financially support a project or company, with each backer contributing just a small percentage (generally less than one percent) of the total funding.  A typical…

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Crowdcube Raises £4.4 Million in First Half of 2013 – accelerates by over 500%

Crowdcube Raises £4.4 Million in First Half of 2013 – accelerates by over 500%

The Crowd raises £4.4m in first half of 2013 versus £2.7m for whole of 2012 Exeter, UK – 5 June 2013: Crowdfunding is taking off as an alternative source of finance for British entrepreneurs judging by the acceleration in funding that the world’s first equity-based crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube, is experiencing. In the first five months of 2013 it raised £4,400,000 for 20 businesses compared with…

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The New “Soft” Money in Film-Financing Ecosystem

The New “Soft” Money in Film-Financing Ecosystem

They may not have realized this but more than forty-six thousand individuals – many of them ordinary Americans with no prior film industry knowledge – had a direct bearing on what has been happening this past week thousands of miles away at the Cannes Film Festival. Not so much on the rain-sodden red carpet action, as on the business dealings that went on in the…

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U.S. Leads World In Burgeoning Crowdfunding Trend

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Research firm Massolution released last Monday a crowdfunding industry report based on its research into 582 firms. 2013CF The Crowdfunding Industry Report estimates that crowdfunding sites globally will reach close to $5.1 billion in transactions for 2013, twice the $2.7 billion total for 2012. That data extrapolates to an 81% growth in 2013-12 versus a 64% growth in 2012-11.

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U.S. Equity Crowdfunding Activity 2007-2012

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EquityNet published today a free crowdfunding industry report containing statistics and trends based on U.S. businesses that used EquityNet from 2007 to 2012 to seek equity-based crowdfunding from accredited Reg D investors. Presented in the form of an embeddable infographic, the report presents some of the first statistics available on the original form of equity crowdfunding that involves the use of funding platforms such as…

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