Monthly Archives: August 2013

Facebook Offers a Powerful Crowdfunding Platform

Loyal3 Holdings, a San Francisco social media firm that is also a broker dealer, is using Facebook as a platform to sell stock in the initial public offering of Luxembourg based Globant SA. Investors who have Loyal3 accounts will be … Continue reading

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Free Crowd Funding

Crowdfunding now is easier and cheaper with CrowdTilt (no endorsement implied).   TechCrunch reports that Crowdhoster, a full-featured, open-source, customizable crowdfunding tool, opened its doors last week. CrowdHoster “will allow anyone to launch their own campaign without having to touch … Continue reading

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Crowdfunders Trip Up on Copyrights

Large media companies have tolerated fan fiction for years as a way to (semi-) promote their properties and not offend rabid fans. But, some companies now believe that fan creativity with their intellectual property has gone too far. Daily Dot … Continue reading

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Rambo Looking At Crowd Funding

What does it say about the state of the movie business when a picture with Sylvester Stallone, Kyra Sedgwick, Kelsey Grammer and other notables has to go to Kickstarter to round out its budget? Is the curation process (ie, greenlighting” … Continue reading

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If You Can’t Beat ‘Em – Adidas’ Social Media Policy

Soon companies will be able to advertise and generally solicit the sale of their securities. One issue facing them is how to control their employees’ use of social media both before and during the offering period so those posts are … Continue reading

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Why No Crowd Funding Regs?

Although it’s being officially denied, high level personnel turnover at the SEC may have some or a significant influence on why the Commission has not yet issued crowd funding regulations (in September, they will be 9 months late). The Wall … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Secrets Revealed !

In this edition of CROWD FUNDING NEWS, I interviewed Corey Rosen, Director of Creative Marketing for Tippett Studio (www.tippett.com), a visual effects studio for major feature motion pictures (Ted, Breaking Dawn, The Smurfs). Tippett Studio, located in the San Francisco … Continue reading

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Ohio Begins Assault on Crowd Funding

The Ohio Division of Securities has issued a notice of hearing on its intent to issue a cease and desist order to debt crowd funding site SoMoLend, alleging that it may have committed securities fraud, created and issued fraudulent financial … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding People Not Businesses

The Wall Street Journal reports today on two crowdfunding sites that let accredited investors invest in promising people. Upstart and Pave permit students to raise money to pay for school debt in exchange for paying “investors” a percentage of their … Continue reading

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Crowd Funding Record

Indiegogo has announced that they have procured the “biggest crowdfunding campaign of all time” raising over $10.2 million for The Ubuntu Edge. The Ubuntu Edge is the next generation of personal computing: smartphone and desktop PC in one state-of-the-art device. … Continue reading

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