Monthly Archives: January 2013

Crowd Funding: Good for Film Makers?

Some independent film makers plan to reject equity crowd funding for various reasons, including that it will not raise sufficient capital to create a professional looking movie, there will be too many investors, sophisticated (read, large) investors will shy away … Continue reading

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Cut Out the Middleman

Even though equity crowdfunding is still not viable, film makers are starting to find ways to cut out the funding portals by crowdfunding on their own websites. The current fees for projects funded on Kickstarter is 5%. Indiegogo’s fees start … Continue reading

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Calling McGruff!

U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC), now in Davos, Switzerland, at the World Economic Forum, tells the Wall Street Journal in this video interview that he wants to make sure that the Internet community has the final say on fraud prevention. … Continue reading

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Watch Out For “Stupid” Investors

There’s been a lot of talk about “curating” issuers on funding portal sites. But what about curating investors? An article in IndieWire suggests that crowd funders should be wary of “stupid” investors. Those are apparently the unsophisticated types who think … Continue reading

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World’s Best Crowd Funder

Who’s the world’s best crowd funder? It’s President Obama by a long shot. All told, the campaign’s online fundraising apparatus brought in $525 million. Haven’t seen anyone beat this. http://www.politico.com/story/2013/01/obama-campaign-final-fundraising-total-1-billion-86445.html

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Like Unprotected Sex

How is crowd funding like “unprotected sex”? Several angel investors note their reticence to invest online because of the lack of in-person due diligence that can smoke out issues ranging from personality conflicts among managers to overstatements regarding the progress … Continue reading

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It’s A Contract

If I promise to deliver to you product X in exchange for $Y, what is that? It’s a legally binding contract. If I take your $Y, put it in my personal bank account and do not deliver your product X … Continue reading

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