Monthly Archives: May 2014

Other Disclosure Worries

Aside from the fact that your disclosure to potential investors cannot be false or misleading, issuers must also realize that, when advertising their offering under the new Regulation D rules, their ads cannot suggest that their products or services can … Continue reading

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Rumor: YouTube To Enter Crowdfunding

If you read between the lines, it sounds like YouTube plans to set up a Kickstarter-like crowdfunding web portal for musicians, filmmakers and other artists: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jR8XBZRkkao

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Crowdfunding Based On a Higher Authority

Based on the Buddist model of unconditional giving called “dana,” a new crowdfunding web portal is launching for filmmakers and artists known as dana.io. The portal is NOT charging a fee to crowdfunders, but instead is asking for contributions. ¬†Kickstarter, … Continue reading

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House Finance Committee Passes 11 JOBS Act Related Bills

The U. S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee passed 11 bills late last week “to enhance capital formation for small and emerging growth companies and provide regulatory relief for community financial institutions.” The Committee’s website summarizes the bills as … Continue reading

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Hollywood Actor Invests in Crowd Sourced Diagnostic Startup

He’s not a real doctor, he plays one on TV. But Patrick Dempsey, from “Grey’s Anatomy” is actually an angel investor in CrowdMed, a startup where patients with an unknown medical problem can fill out a basic questionnaire and upload … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Portal IndieGoGo Adds Big Name Investors

Crowd funding portal are now becoming mainstream investments as big names start to crowd into late stage financings. Indiegogo announced that it has secured a second round of financing following its January $40 million raise, this time roping in names … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Can be Lucrative

Kickstarter founder Yancy Strickler notes, among other things, that: it was not wrong to feel betrayed if you donated to Occulus Rift just before it was sold to Facebook for $2 Billion and you didn’t even get your headset yet; … Continue reading

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Funding Portals Get Competitive

Crowdfunding portals are starting to get competitive. Note the offer by the United Kingdom’s CrowdCube that will pay GBP250 to anyone who refers a business to the portal if the referred business gets listed for crowdfunding on their website. Of … Continue reading

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Film Crowdfunders Can Diversify With New Tool

Film producers have been flocking to crowdfunding for the past couple of years with some success (~40% on average). But most producers realize that they cannot depend on just one source of financing. Many now cobble together production funds from … Continue reading

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