Monthly Archives: September 2014

Crowdfunders Can Now Learn Startup Basics From the Experts

What does the incubator that hosted Airbnb, Dropbox and Reddit know about startups? Whatever it is,it is now willing to teach it to anyone interested in learning. YCombinator, Silicon Valley’s famous accelerator, is putting out a free online course on … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

University of California to Seed Fund Home Grown Startups

The University of California is planning a $250 million venture fund for start-ups by students and professors using technology created on campus.The money is coming from the UC endowment. The Wall Street Journal reports that “The number of university-launched startup … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Crowdfunders OculusVR Give Back to UMD

Even though the crowdfunders didn’t see any return when OculusVR was sold to Facebook for $2 Billion, the University of Maryland has hit the jackpot with a $34+ million donation from Oculus CEO and alumunus Brendan Iribe (a one year … Continue reading

Posted in Charity, Crowd Fund Act, Crowd Fund Act of 2012, Crowd Funding At the Margins, Crowd Funding Platforms, Funding Portals, SEC, Venture Capital | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Crowdfunders Are Not Fulfilling Orders On Time

What’s worse than failing in your crowdfunding campaign? Perhaps it’s being too successful. One of the biggest problems with these capital raising events is that the funder doesn’t have the capacity to process all of its pre-sale orders within a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Underpaid Underfunded Teachers Crowdfund for School Supplies

Most readers don’t realize that, in addition to large class sizes, funding issues result in the lack of school supplies, so many teachers go out of pocket each year buying things like paper, copies and even chalk. While the PTA … Continue reading

Posted in Charity, Congress, Crowd Fund Act, Crowd Fund Act of 2012, Crowd Funding At the Margins, Crowd Funding Platforms, FINRA, Funding Portals, Investments, Jobs, Legislative Intent, SEC, Small Business | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Crowdfunding Portal Partners With Canadian Film Accelerator

Crowdfunding web portal Indiegogo has, according to Variety, partnered with Canadian Film Centre, the country‚Äôs premiere accelerator of professional film, TV, acting, music, and digital media talent, to provide CFC’ers with support and discounted crowdfunding fees. This continues IGG’s push … Continue reading

Posted in Broker dealers, Congress, Crowd Fund Act, Crowd Fund Act of 2012, Crowd Funding At the Margins, Crowd Funding Platforms, Film, Funding Portals, Investments, Jobs, Legislative Intent, SEC, Small Business, Venture Capital | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

YouTube Posts Crowdfunding Charges

YouTube announced that it will take a 21 cent fixed and 5% cut of everything raised on its video crowdfunding site “Fan Funding”. Those fees are lower than the 5% fee Kickstarter charges on successfully funded projects plus the 3%-5% … Continue reading

Posted in Broker dealers, Congress, Crowd Fund Act, Crowd Fund Act of 2012, Crowd Funding At the Margins, Crowd Funding Platforms, Film, Funding Portals, Jobs, Legislative Intent, SEC, Small Business, Venture Capital | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment