Monthly Archives: February 2016

Foodies Help Budding Eateries Crowdfund

Restauranteurs are turning to crowdfunding for their startups, driven not only by the cash received but also to build a following prior to their opening. These cooks float the concept to potential diners and if people plunk down dollars, it’s … Continue reading

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Capitalism Uses Bernie For Crowdfunding Profit

Want to feel the Bern? Now you can get a Bernie Sanders “action figure” by pledging $15 on Kickstarter. It’s not a campaign sponsored site, however, the sponsor is FCTRY, small, Brooklyn-based product design studio. They have already come out … Continue reading

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Private Capital Market Outpaces Public

SEC Commissioner Kara Stein said recently that: “…amounts raised through unregistered offerings have outpaced the level of capital raising via registered offerings in recent years. More than $2 trillion, in fact, was raised privately in 2014. Regulation D offerings accounted … Continue reading

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Crowdfund To Save This Recording Star

What do George Harrison, Prince. Don Henley, LeAnn Rimes, Courtney Love and now Ke$ha have in common? They all wanted to break their record deals. Ke$ha, who People Magazine says was the highest paid singer at $46M last year, is … Continue reading

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Breakthrough or Hoax?

Are we on the verge of a major electricity storage breakthrough or a hoax? The back page of the Wall Street Journal’s  “A” section today is a full page ad for a new technology that will double battery life. It … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Lesson: Built In Investors

Who knows and appreciates your business better than your customers? The United Kingdom’s live streaming DJ community site Chew raised GBP151,000 in equity crowdfunding on Seedrs for 10% of the company. Rather than offering to the general public, Chew went … Continue reading

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SEC Appointees Held In Senate

The Securities and Exchange Commission is operating now with only 3 commissioners. Two Obama nominees are being held up in the Senate as the political season heats up, with Banking Committee Chairman Richard Shelby, R-Ala., telling Politico in January he … Continue reading

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