Category Archives: SEC

The Initial Troll Offering

There is now a crowdfunded Initial Coin Offering  to respond to the open letter published in the Wall Street Journal by Interactive Brokers. If you recall, the IB letter claimed that Bitcoin valuation had no relation to reality. Now, the … Continue reading

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Worst Crowdfunding Reward: A Hug?

Crowdfunding rewards have run from a cool new high tech product to a DVD of a horror film. But those who 4,765 backers who donated $661,452 to the Kickstarter campaign for the Marina Abramovic Institute for the Preservation of Performance Art … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Portal Entices Financial Advisors

The United Kingdom equity crowdfunding portal Seedrs is trying to get financial advisors of high net worth persons and institutions to invest in crowdfunded startups. As a (very) alternative asset class that is not correlated to the market, the portal … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Platform Finds A Niche

As a market gets crowded, players start looking for niches to fill. That’s Honeycomb, an accelerator startup that is now an SEC registered web portal. Honeycomb plans to have local customers fund small loans for community businesses that have actual … Continue reading

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Craft Brewers Crowdfund To Buy Anheuser Busch

For years the craft brewers in the US have been battling Anheuser Busch. And AB has been fighting back, sometimes on the edges of the law, like when they told their distributors not to carry craft beers. Now, the craft … Continue reading

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NYSE Company Crowdfunding New Product

Did you think that crowdfunding was just for startups? How about a 111 year old public company that has a market capitalization of $109 Billion? Honeywell (NYSE: HON) is using Indiegogo to sell a new home security product that will … Continue reading

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Bad Crowdfunding Idea: Novel AND Useful

Want to make sure your crowdfunding campaign doesn’t meet its target? Then have a company that is a novel business that provides useful solutions to tough problems. Although that sounds like the perfect combination, a new study says: “When projects … Continue reading

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