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Charity Crowdfunding Site Drops Fee

The charity crowdfunding platform GoFundMe will stop taking a 5% commission from crowdfunding campaigns in the United Kingdom. (It has already done so in the U.S. and Canada). After taking some criticism for profiting at the expense of others, the … Continue reading

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Social Issues of Medical Crowdfunding

Why do some medical crowdfunding campaigns attract the attention of Ellen and rake in more cash than others? Scholars now studying this phenomena believe that good videos, compelling stories and a well written appeal help. Also necessary are interesting patients … Continue reading

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Indiegogo Starts Offering Equity Crowdfunding (At a Price)

One of the biggest rewards crowdfunding web platforms will now permit non-accredited investors to buy equity in startups posted on its site. Indiegogo, which until today, permitted its entrepreneurs to return only products and swag, will now let them offer … 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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When You’re Independent You Make Your Own Timing

When you’re an independent agency, you’re INDEPENDENT. Mary Jo White, Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, testified today before the House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services stating that although the SEC was to have crowdfunding regulations finished by … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding’s Fine Line: Feasibility or Fraud?

The Wall Street Journal believes that Indiegogo’s InDemand feature, which lets crowdfunders take pre-orders after their crowdfunding deadline has passed, is dangerously merging crowdfunding with e-commerce. The fear is that if the offering is technologically difficult (or impossible) the company … Continue reading

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Who Is Responsible for Crowdfunding Scams?

Under SEC rules, disclosures to investors must be true and correct, but what about crowdfunding? The Wall Street Journal points out that some crowdfunding campaigns aren’t quite there yet. For example, Ritot failed to disclose that it was located in … Continue reading

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