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How To Screw Up A Crowdfunding Campaign

Crowdfunding screwups come in multiple varieties. The most popular screwup is to raise a ton of money, then not deliver your pre-sold product or be incredibly late and fail to inform your buyers. One example of multiple screwups is Mate … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Campaign Halted? But Is It?

Management of the Sinclair ZX Vega game console asked the BBC not to report that Indiegogo suspended their further money raise due to delivery delays and lack of communication with its donors. The reason for this request is that the … Continue reading

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Successful Crowdfunding Campaigns Start Before They Go Live

Successful crowdfunding campaigns have one thing in common: a pre-existing network to tap for money. An article in Fast Company gives this advice: before the campaign, locate all of your and your teammates’ networks; let the networks know that you … Continue reading

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The Evil Side of Crowd Sourcing

Like all things, crowdsourcing has an evil side. The downing of the Russian Metrojet over the Sinai is now being blamed on a bomb. The Wall Street Journal discusses how terrorist groups are using the internet to crowd source bombmaking. … Continue reading

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SEC OKs Use of Twitter

A registrant may make a public announcement about its offering, provided that it complies with the requirements of the contents of the announcement under Rule 134 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. However, Twitter and other social media … Continue reading

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Gone Guy – Crowdfunder Disappears

News reports the radio silence of the Kickstarter fund raiser (“Jig”) who received over $114,000 from more than 4,000 backers to create his video game The Stomping Land in June 2013. The latest communique is apparently a bulletin board message … Continue reading

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FINRA Proposed Regs Require Expertise

FINRA has issued new proposed rules for non-broker/dealer funding portals. Those entities must become FINRA members in order to list security selling crowd funding issuers. The good news is that ¬†applications will generally be processed within 60 days after FINRA … Continue reading

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