Monthly Archives: December 2013

Film Crowdfunding Year In Review

Indiewire has done a film crowdfunding 2013 year in review, focusing primarily on Kickstarter milestones, noting “9,516 film projects launched with $79,305,924 dollars pledged to film projects and at least 100 Kickstarter-funded films released in theaters, digitally or on television.” … Continue reading

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(Near) Year End Crowd Funding Stats

Some interesting (almost) year end crowdfunding stats: Largest sectors seeking funding: Services, Technology and Financial; range of post-money valuations for early stage deals $998,823 to $103.5 million; investment amounts: $.5M – $35M; liquidation multiples: 0-1X 96%, 1-2X 3%, 2-3X 1%; … Continue reading

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Congressional Pushback On Crowdfunding Regs

Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ), Chairman of the House Small Business Oversight Subcommittee, told The Deal Pipeline that if the SEC’s proposed regulations were adopted equity crowdfunding would “go nowhere.” The current funding world is “discombobulated.”Schweikert says that although its hard … Continue reading

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Crowdfunded Films Selected for Sundance Film Festival

There are 17 Kickstarter crowdfunded films to appear at Robert Redford’s 2014 Sundance Film Festival in January in Park City, Utah. This represents 10% of all Sundance selections. Aside from actor Zach Braff’s second feature, there will be 5 features, … Continue reading

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First Hedge Fund Video Advertisement

The hedge fund industry is closely watching the first advertising video from the alternative investment fund Omnistrat run by Topturn Capital. The highly produced video is a subtle pitch that ties Topturn’s investment strategy with the zen of surfing, utlilizing … Continue reading

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Beating the Crowdfunding Odds For Success

Seedrs, a UK licensed equity crowdfunding portal, has some cold statistics on the success rates for the campaigns held on its site. In short, the more a crowdfunding campaign raises (and the sooner it raises this amount), the more likely … Continue reading

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SEC Enforcement Activity High in 2013

Watch out, badboys, the SEC is on the beat. In its annual report, the SEC noted that it filed 686 enforcement actions in fiscal year ended September 30, 2013, grabbing $3.4 billion in disgorgement and penalties, a result that is … Continue reading

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