Monthly Archives: July 2016

First Million Dollar Raise Under Regulation Crowd Funding

MIT Tech Review says that BetaBionics is the first company to raise $1 Million under the Securities and Exchange Commission’s new crowdfunding rules. BB, ” a startup created by Boston University biomedical engineer Ed Damiano, ” raised the capital using … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Proving To Democratize Startup Financing

Harvard Business Review says that crowdfunding is more about building a community and validating demand for your product than just raising money. Although timing is important, crowdfunding circumvents the money gate keepers (angels, venture capitalists, or private equity firms) by … Continue reading

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Is Crowdfunding A Gut Investment Or Is A Ratings Firm Needed?

The equity crowdfunding field is getting crowded with companies that have product ideas, prototypes or even actual businesses. Everyday, non-accredited investors can now wager on the future of these businesses, but the disclosure about them remains rather nominal. So, in … Continue reading

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Court Says Bitcoin Is Not Money

What’s a bitcoin? Apparently, it’s not money, according to a Florida court that acquitted a guy on a money laundering charge. Although you can turn it into cash, the IRS says that bitcoin is actually property while the Commodities Futures … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Creates a New Service Industry

New technology and new ideas create new job opportunities. Crowdfunding has now spun out a number of new jobs or new work. Aside from the work for securities lawyers for those who want to use Regulation CF to raise equity … Continue reading

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Air Line Crowdfunds For Poor Millenials

Air Canada has found a way to make money while seeming to be helpful to poor millennials who want to travel but can’t convince their parents to pay for it. The airline has established Embarq, which is a GoFundMe-like crowdfunding … Continue reading

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Newest Crowdfunding Trend: Funerals

Newest trend in”charity” crowdfunding is for funerals. With a median cost of $7,180, funerals are getting more expensive every year and life insurance sales, which typically fund burial costs, have been declining. Thus, more people turning to friends, families and, … Continue reading

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Parents Crowdfund Lawsuit vs. British Government Officials for Iraq War

The families of some British soldiers killed in the Iraq War are crowdfunding their legal costs to sue Tony Blair and other government officials based on the Chilcot Report that suggested that Blair “had misrepresented intelligence ahead of the war.” … Continue reading

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Brexit Opponents Crowdfund to Prosecute Politicians

A new crowdfunding campaign in the United Kingdom is raising pounds to “Prosecute dishonest Brexit politicians and bring integrity back to British politics.#BrexitJustice.” Several barristers have signed up to file lawsuits at reduced legal fees against Boris Johnson, Andrea Leadsom, … Continue reading

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Fund Adviser Mans Up And Pays Out

Being honest with your shareholders is an important facet of being an investor owned entity. T. Rowe Price manned up by admitting their clerical error and paying out ~$194 million. TRP, a large mutual fund manager, was against the going-private … Continue reading

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