Monthly Archives: December 2014

Film Crowdfunders Should Note Beginning of Exhibition Revolution

Crowdfunding filmmakers should take note of the unnoticed revolution on film exhibition with the day and date release of the much maligned Sony movie “The Interview.” For the first time, a studio movie was released in theaters and online (not … Continue reading

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Crowdfunders Can Use Tax Gifts

Lame duck Washington, D.C. mayor Vincent Gray gave a gift to technology investors on his way out of office by signing a new law decreasing the capital gains rate on technology investments from a maximum 8.95% to just 3.0%. To … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Comes of Age in the UK

The United Kingdom equity crowdfunding portal CrowdCube funded 100 projects in 2014, raising GBP35 million and over GBP50 million since inception in 2011. The site now has 120,000 investors registered on their website, 30,000 being qualified as “sophisticated,” not including … Continue reading

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2014 – The Year of Crowdfunding

2014 is being called the “year of crowdfunding” where the venture capitalists lost their monopoly on the financing of startup businesses. Fueled by the change in Reg D that permits advertising of private placements, new funding portals have revolutionized the … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Tax

States are now hip to collecting sales tax on rewards-based crowdfunding. Washington State has issued a release that says that “the project creator is required to collect sales tax on donations if you provide retail services (such as meals), digital … Continue reading

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SEC Proposes New Rules Under The JOBS Act

The SEC issued proposed new rules under the JOBS Act to, inter alia: change the registration/deregistration requirements under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, determine who is an “accredited investor” as of the last day of the fiscal year for … Continue reading

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Crowdfund or Perish!

Incorporate or perish! Universities are now pushing professors to commercialize their research as the number of university inspired startups have risen 16% in 2013 from an increase of 5% in 2012 over 2011, according to the Wall Street Journal. Called … Continue reading

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