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Swiss Loosen Money Laundering Rules For Fintechs

In a move counter to today’s legal tightening, Swiss banking authorities are loosening rules to counter money laundering for small new fintech companies. The regulator, FINMA, has determined that “small” institutions are those with gross revenues under 1.2 million Swiss … 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 Campaign Started For Google Tech-Bro

The crowdfunding web portal that is raising money for such campaigns as “Criminal Act or Adultery Committed By Hillary Clinton” and the Neo-Nazi Daily Stormer vs. the Southern Poverty Law Center, is also raising money to “help James Damore get … Continue reading

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New Crowd Funding Site Helps Companies Raise Time

The cool thing about crowdfunding is that it started as a way to raise donations (eg, public radio) then morphed into rewards, then into equity and now CrowdRaising is starting a platform where you “donate” your time instead of money. … Continue reading

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Venture Capitalist Embraces Crowdfunding

One venture capital firm has determined that it will be transparent when it comes to crowdfunding. Draper Esprit, a United Kingdom venture capital firm, states that: they now invest alongside the crowd on the same terms, which helps both the … Continue reading

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A Crowdfunder’s Smile Can Effect Results

You can get a consultant for just about everything. ¬†;>) Crowdfunders would be wise to listen to Jessica Li, a Kentucky University assistant professor of marketing in the School of Business, whose study focused on just how wide your smile … Continue reading

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Crowdfunder Wants To Educate MPs On Brexit

If you lead a horse to water, can you make it drink? A Brit has crowdfunded the cost of sending the book “Brexit: What the Hell Happens Now?” by Ian Dunt to all members of Parliament. Now that the United … Continue reading

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Duh? Crowdfunding is Risky.

This is news? The Wall Street Journal reports today that crowdfunding is ” …as close to gambling as you can get.” In a story in its Retirement section, the Journal finds that, OMG, investing in crowdfunded companies is risky and … Continue reading

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Get a Call From the SEC? It’s a Scam!

Have you received a call from the Securities and Exchange Commission ? If so, it’s a scam. In defense of this rash of telephone fraud, the SEC has issued an Investor Advisory. It says that “the SEC will never¬†endorse investment … Continue reading

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SEC Looking at “Accredited Investor” Qualifications

Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Jo White testified before the House Committee on Financial Services last week, stating that the SEC is now involved in a comprehensive review as to “whether to change the definition of accredited investor, including … Continue reading

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