Monthly Archives: April 2015

Crowdfunded Health Comes Home

Medicine is moving to the “Internet-of-Things,” as developers raise money from the crowd to get products developed and approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Scanadu raised $1.7 million from its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo and then went on to … Continue reading

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SEC Will Be Serious About Crowdfunders Reporting

Title III, Sec. 304(b) of the Crowd Fund Act of 2012 will require that issuers file annual reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC is serious about reporting. Witness the SEC’s charge against W2007 Grace Acquisition I Inc., … Continue reading

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Now Is the Time to Ask For Money

Exits make for good entrances. Knowing that there is a strong IPO market has led to the largest increase in startup funding in 15 years per the Wall Street Journal. Investment in U.S. venture capital backed companies hit $15.7 Billion … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Portals Worry About Reputational Risk

Indiegogo and GoFundMe have pulled campaigns for police officers accused in publicized shootings recently due to “violations” of their terms of service or “failure to meet standards.” IndieGoGo won’t permit campaigns that “…raise funds for illegal activities, …cause harm to … Continue reading

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Crowdfunded Films Now Have Distribution Available

Filmmakers who crowdfund the financing for their films on Seed&Spark, now have a theatrical, VOD and digital distribution outlet. Seed & Spark has pacted with Verizon, Emerging Pictures and Quiver to place a film that has garnered a $3,000 marketing … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Success Breeds Success

Success breeds success. At least that’s what’s happening on the large crowdfunding sites. Kickstarter notes that while first time successful campaigns happen only 38% of the time, those that hit their goals the first time are twice as likely to … Continue reading

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Accelerator Firm Offers Crowdfunding Syndicate To Its Startups

Startup Health, a new New York City accelerator, is offering its candidates the ability to be crowdfunded by a syndicate that they plan to set up on Angel List. The accelerator keeps its digital health companies for about 3 years … Continue reading

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