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Telegram ICO Claims Securities Exemption

The Telegram messaging app company has filed a Form D with the SEC noticing the advertised private placement of its Initial Coin Offering raised $850 Million from only 81 investors. The offering is not expected to run for more than … Continue reading

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Equity Crowdfunding Is A Good Business

The United Kingdom’s equity crowdfunding site Seedrs received a vote of confidence as Woodford Investment Management invested another £4 million bringing its total to £10 million. Helping people raise equity is turning out to be a good business proposition as Seedrs, … Continue reading

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GoFundMe Acquires CrowdRise

Consolidation comes to the charity crowdfunding industry as GoFundMe acquires CrowdRise. And I say “industry” because GoFundMe has raised “$3 billion since 2010 from 25 million+ donors across over 2 million campaigns.” At a 5% commission, that’s $150MILLION in topline … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Factoid #8: Portal Fees

To get a feel for what intermediary fees for crowdfunding might be, the average total fee (commission plus finder fee) paid by issuers conducting offerings of up to $1 million (6.4%in 2014) is, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission, … Continue reading

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Finders Relief Recommended

While Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Jo  White noted that crowdfunding rules are coming soon, more interesting was the recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies that the SEC “exempt intermediaries that are actively involved in … Continue reading

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First Film Crowdfunder’s Lessons Learned

In pre-history (1998) Mark Kines was (supposedly) the first person to use crowdfunding to finance an independent film “Foreign Correspondents,” raising $150,000. He recently tried it again, but failed. These are lessons learned from failure (which is really just an … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Pioneer Interviewed

Crowdfunding pioneer Yancy Strickler, founder of Kickstarter, was interview last night by Charlie Rose. Kickstarter, founded in 2009, hit $1 Billion in pledges last week and continues to grow, but has eschewed equity crowdfunding. Strickler notes that a million dollars … Continue reading

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