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Happy Independence Day!

Remember the wise words of Ben Franklin who said: “We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately. ”

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Advertising A Regulation Crowd Funding Offering

Advertising a Regulation Crowd Funding offering is limited under Rule 204(b) to just the “terms of the offering, ” which is defined to include “the amount of securities offered, the nature of the securities, the price of the securities and … Continue reading

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UK Crowdfunding Outperforms Private Equity

United Kingdom research company Beauhurst reports that crowdfunding outperformed private equity in 2016 with investment into non-listed high growth companies in the UK. While venture capitalists previously (publicly) refused to participate in crowdfunded deals, many are now co-investing with the … Continue reading

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Actor Responds to Twitter Troll By Crowdfunding For Refugees

Actor and Presidential assistant Kal Penn (https://lnkd.in/deyzNzP) who was born in New Jersey, got a tweet that told him he didn’t belong in the US. So, he started a crowdfunding campaign for Syrian refugees and is seeing donations made in … Continue reading

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Indiegogo Celebrates 2 Months of Equity Crowdfunding

Indiegogo, a rewards crowdfunding portal that recently received approval from FINRA, is celebrating its two month equity crowdfunding anniversary by touting that it’s funding portal has raised over $1.4 million for 5 companies including: a multi-player video game, smartphone-connected sensors, … Continue reading

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Reg. Crowd Funding Report Card 2016

VentureBeat did a report card on Regulation Crowd Funding for 2016. It reports that: there were 21 crowdfunding portals registered, one shut down by the SEC; 186 companies launched campaigns; 79 of them hit their minimum funding target; investors pledged … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Tax Matters*

Not fair? Wisebread notes that crowdfunding campaigns for charitable causes could result in the web portal filing an IRS Form 1099 that would indicate that you received income during the year. The site suggests that if you do that “make … Continue reading

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