Monthly Archives: October 2012

Hall of Fame Nominee

If someone is starting a Crowd Funding Hall of Fame, Bug A Salt should be nominated. In June, the bootstrapping inventor posted a video demonstration of the Bug-a-Salt on Indiegogo. He offered free shipping to anyone who put up $30 … Continue reading

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Standing Guard

Just a reminder that neither crowd funding nor general solicitation/advertising is permitted under either federal or state “blue sky” laws at the present time (Oct. 9, 2012). And the States are stepping up their enforcement activities. For example, in September, … Continue reading

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Love It? Hate It?

A recent article in Institutional Investor suggests that the business community is so upset about Dodd-Frank that, in its efforts to block that law, it is inadvertently (or advertently) slowing the SEC’s ¬†issuance of regulations for crowd funding and other … Continue reading

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Place Your Bet…

So, the argument goes, since gambling is legal, why shouldn’t the investing public be able to crowdfund? Crowdfunding, according to this theory, is less risky than roulette since the funding portals will ensure quality offerings, risks in this arena are … Continue reading

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We Don’t Care About the (Stinkin’) Money

Kickstarter co-founder again says that it will not be an equity crowd funding portal because they don’t care about money. The Wrap article also quotes Yancy Strickler as saying that “no film project has crossed the $1 million barrier, but… … Continue reading

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To What End?

The crowdfunding infrastructure continues to grow as CNBC reports the organization of the World Crowdfund Federation consisting of crowdfunding associations in the United States, Canada, Nigeria, Australia, Israel, India and Brazil. Whether this group will be able to help issuers … Continue reading

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Trust The Crowd

Crowd sourcing comes to the US government via the Patent and Trademark Office that has partnered with Stack Exchange, a popular Q&A website for IT professionals and experts in a variety of areas, to make it easy for technology buffs, … Continue reading

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