Monthly Archives: January 2014

Crowd Capital Services Vets Investors

From the press release: Crowd Capital Services Helps Companies Qualify Their Investors Assists Companies and Investors in Complying With New SEC Regulations WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Investor Review, Inc. announced today the launching of its website www.crowdcapitalservices.com that helps capital raising companies … Continue reading

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VC Founders Group Embraces Crowdfunding

Prompt.ly , the only mobile-first, scheduling, promotion and payment platform for soloprenuers, announced that it has raised $1.5M on AngelList.  Of that amount, $325,000 came from the venture capital firm Founders Group that has organized an Angel syndicate. The Founders … Continue reading

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The Android of Crowdfunding

Is crowdfunding a flash in the pan or will funding portals be able to make money? The smart money in Silicon Valley seems to think it’s a long term winner. Institutional Venture Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, along … Continue reading

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Switching to Advertising the Offering – SEC Guidance

The SEC recently gave guidance on a couple of transition matters: If you started a private placement without general solicitation before September 23, 2013, then switch to advertising the offering after that date do you have to take “reasonable steps … Continue reading

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Nasdaq Wants In On Crowdfunding Market

In order to get a handle on the new private equity trading markets now being made popular by crowdfunding under Regulation D, the Nasdaq has announced that it will be accelerating the opening of its new trading platform called the … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding for Blood

If you invest in a crowdfunded company, would you give your blood as well as your money? Y Combinator Partner Sam Altman has donated $20,000 and pledged to donate his blood for clinical trials to the Immunity Project. The Immunity … Continue reading

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Crowdfunders Want Their Money

Kickstarter has (perhaps inadvertently) muddied the waters with respect to the rewards-based crowdfunding projects that it sponsors. Last year, actor Zach Braff raised over $3.1 million to fund his vanity movie “Wish I Was Here.” He promised his more than … Continue reading

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Banks Restrict Employee Participation in Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is now causing issues at the money center banks as Wells Fargo’s ethics office has banned employees from participating in peer-to-peer lending. WF’s rationale is that such lending may lead to a conflict of interest as it is a … Continue reading

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Crowdfunded Film Sold At Sundance For $2.7 Million

Following movie actor Zach Braff’s crowdfunding journey to Sundance has resulted in a big prize for him. After a premiere and a fairly decent review, Braff sold his Kickstarter movie “Wish I Was Here” at Sundance last night to Focus … Continue reading

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VC’s Glom On To New Crowdfunding Ideas

New ideas on crowdfunding are popping up everywhere. Teespring just received a $20 million investment from VC firm Andreesen Horowitz. AH took the whole investment without partners this time. They must like this idea…. It’s a mutant company that combines … Continue reading

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