Monthly Archives: June 2018

Music Crowdfunding Platform Having Growth Pains

The music crowdfunding platform, PledgeMusic, that hosts such big name stars as Melissa Etheridge, the Flaming Lips, Lindsey Stirling and Bring Me the Horizon,  promises its artists a transparent web platform. But some talent are now claiming that the portal, … Continue reading

Posted in accredited investor, checkbook, Congress, Crowd Fund Act, Crowd Fund Act of 2012, Crowd Funding At the Margins, Crowd Funding Platforms, discrepancies, Funding Portals, Investments, Jobs, Legislative Intent, review, SEC, Small Business, technology, VC, Venture Capital | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Crowdfund To Bury Dad

Is crowdfunding the best way to pay for a funeral? The New York Times covers this social phenomena now that the average cost of a funeral is about $10,000. 13% of GoFundMe campaigns were for burial costs in 2017 and … Continue reading

Posted in accredited investor, balance, Charity, checkbook, Congress, Crowd Fund Act, Crowd Fund Act of 2012, Crowd Funding At the Margins, Crowd Funding Platforms, fraud, Funding Portals, Legislative Intent, Small Business | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Should Mega-Corps Crowdfund?

Does the ¡Yappah! crowdfunding site on Indiegogo look pretty professional? It should. ¡Yappah! is an invention of Innovation Lab, a subsidiary of Tyson Foods. Tyson is a $25.2 Billion marketcap company whose stock trades on the NYSE. Innovation Lab is … Continue reading

Posted in accredited investor, balance, checkbook, Crowd Fund Act, Crowd Fund Act of 2012, Crowd Funding Platforms, Funding Portals, Investments, Jobs, Legislative Intent, Small Business, technology, VC, Venture Capital, Wall Street | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Chinese Hi-Pee Does It All – Really?

This falls into the category of “I don’t think so.” If Theranos couldn’t do it, would you crowdfund a small Chinese built device that supposedly can “perform 14 kinds of health tests for protein, glucose, pH, occult blood, WBC count, … Continue reading

Posted in accredited investor, checkbook, Crowd Fund Act, Crowd Fund Act of 2012, Crowd Funding At the Margins, discrepancies, Funding Portals, Investments, Jobs, Legislative Intent, review, technology, VC, Venture Capital | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Crowdfunding Success Explained

If you read between the lines of this article about the co-founder of Kickstarter, you’ll see that the company has made had net income of about $175 million in the last 9 years. Not bad for a guys who started … Continue reading

Posted in accredited investor, balance, checkbook, Crowd Fund Act, Crowd Fund Act of 2012, Crowd Funding At the Margins, Crowd Funding Platforms, Funding Portals, Investments, Jobs, Legislative Intent, review, SEC, Small Business, technology, VC, Venture Capital | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment