Monthly Archives: January 2016

Top Crowdfunding Sites – No Equity

The top crowdfunding sites by web traffic (measured by Alexa and Compete and supposedly non-biased) are: gofundme, Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Teespring, Patreon, YouCaring, CrowdRise, DonorsChoose, Kiva and GiveForward. This list is said to be updated daily. Note the number of charity … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Portals Can Register Soon

Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Jo White has been quoted as saying that crowdfunding web portals may begin registering with the SEC later this month. Regulation CF will become effective in May 2016. FINRA’s proposed rules for funding portals … Continue reading

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Self Experimenting Doctors Turn to Crowdfunding

Some doctors/researchers are risking their lives to experiment on themselves then plan to use crowdfunding to further their research. The Wall Street Journal reports that “a number of scientists who have experimented on themselves with new or yet-to-be approved medical … Continue reading

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Taiwan Kickstarter’s Interesting Stats

The Kickstarter of Taiwan, called Flying V, which offers donation-based funding gave its annual report showing that it “brought in NT$133.33 million (US$3.96 million) for 282 projects last year. That amount was 16.4 percent higher than the NT$114.59 million raised … Continue reading

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Film Crowdfunder To Distribute

Film crowdfunding web portal Seed & Spark is reported to have opened a new division that will distribute films funded through that site. IndieWire reports that the division named Bright Pictures will focus on experimenting with creative distribution strategies, in … Continue reading

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Outside Analyst Gets Whistleblower Award

You don’t have to be an insider to collect whistleblower rewards from the Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC has paid an outside analyst $700,000 for the work he submitted to the SEC that resulted in a major enforcement action. … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Medicis

You can be like the Medicis and become a patron of the arts by signing up with Patreon, a crowdfunding website that provides artists with a monthly stipend to continue their work. Investors like Thrive Capital, Allen and Company, Charles … Continue reading

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