Monthly Archives: October 2016

Crowdfunding Sustaining Pipeline Protest

Crowdfunding is helping to perpetuate the biggest protest no one is following, the fight over the Dakota Access Oil Pipeline in North Dakota. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has now raised over $1 million to pay for food, shelter, waste … Continue reading

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SEC Amends Intrastate Offering Exemption & Increases Rule 504 Max

The Securities and Exchange Commission adopted new intrastate offering rules that permit companies “doing business” in a state (i.e,. where 80% of the company’s gross revenues or assets in located in the state, or where 80% ¬†or more of the … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding As Coca Cola Capitalism

Who says Coca Cola capitalism doesn’t work? At this point, there’s really nothing new about a video game company trying to raise capital via crowdfunding. Unless that company is in Cuba. The independent development studio, Empty Head Games, is using … Continue reading

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South Korea To Establish Trading Market For Crowdfunded Tech Companies

South Korea has taken the next step in crowdfunding by creating a stock market for crowdfunded enterprises. The KRX Startup Market (KSM) pland to open on Nov. 14, and will be focused on technology-intensive startups. It is reported that “The … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Helps Anime Hair Salon

Slow news day, so you should know about OFF-Kai (which means “a real-life get-together between friends who primarily interact online”) the new anime hair salon in Tokyo that raised Y300,000 via crowdfunding. The beauty parlor caters to young men/women who … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurial Risk Of Crowdfunding

One of the dangers of crowdfunding is the public release of your idea before you go to market. Since most crowdfunders are in the startup mode and likely have not patented their product (although a patent may not help in … Continue reading

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Crowdfunded Film About Crowdfunding

The documentary film “Kickstarted” that was crowdfunded and is about crowdfunding on Kickstarter is now playing on Vimeo. After raising $87,000 for production costs, the filmmakers followed “a musician, a filmmaker and a pair of inventors as they pursue their … Continue reading

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