Monthly Archives: May 2016

A Twist On VC Investing

If you’re a bootstrapped company with $10,000/month in revenue and need some cash, you may want to look to Indie.vc. Indie.vc claims to be a non-VC VC. They make small investments (now up to $500,000) in exchange for equity (~8%) … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Now A Reality

36 companies have now registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission to make equity crowdfunding offers to all investors. These companies range in industry from: NextRx, a RX-Pass system which provides medical marijuana patients with secure and convenient digital registration … Continue reading

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AIG To Offer Crowdfunding Insurance in UK

One of the biggest problems in crowdfunding is that the crowdfunding company does not perform, typically by not delivering a pre-sold product as promised. Now, if the reason for non-performance is fraud, American International Group (AIG), a major global insurance … Continue reading

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Studio Backs Away From Suing Crowdfunder

Star Trek director J.J. Abrams disclosed that Paramount Pictures will soon be dropping its lawsuit against a crowdfunded fan film. The Kickstarter funded ($600,000) to-be-produced movie was being sued for copyright infringement, which got Paramount a lot of bad publicity … Continue reading

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Indiegogo Engages Manufacturer to Avoid Crowdfunding Failures

One of the biggest issues in crowdfunding is the inability of companies to deliver promised products on time due to manufacturing glitches. Pre-sale crowdfunding portal Indiegogo has attempted to fix this problem by signing a deal with Arrow Electronics “to … Continue reading

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Are You Ready For The New Age of Crowdfunding?

PCMag takes a look at new Regulation CF in a two part series. http://www.pcmag.com/article/344545/are-you-ready-for-the-next-age-of-crowdfunding http://www.pcmag.com/article/344544/regulation-crowdfunding-is-live-what-businesses-and-investo

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FINRA Registered Crowdfunding Portals

In addition to registered broker-dealers, of which there are hundreds, there were, as of Monday, May 16, 2016 when the new SEC crowdfunding regulations went into effect, 8 FINRA registered crowdfunding portals. They are: Crowdboarders LLC : https://crowdboarders.com Indiecrowdfunder, LLC: http://www.indiecrowdfunder.com/ JumpStart … Continue reading

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Change in “Accredited Investor” Definition Would Adversely Impact Private Capital

The Securities and Exchange Commission is holding an open meeting tomorrow to discuss the report of the Division of Corporation Finance on the definition of “accredited investor” and general solicitation under Reg. D. It will be webcast starting at 9:30AM. … Continue reading

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Real Crowdfunding Starts Today!

Today is the day that will change the way small businesses raise equity capital in the United States. For that’s the day that the Securities and Exchange Commission’s crowdfunding rules go into effect, allowing entrepreneurs to raise money from every … Continue reading

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Will Crowdfunding Save Silicon Valley?

Due to cheap technology such as cloud computing and the ability to circumvent the need for venture capital using crowdfunding, a writer for the Washington Post thinks that even with the deflation of the unicorns, technology startups won’t miss a … Continue reading

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