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FTC Investigating Kickstarter Campaign

Crowdfunding buyers of the iBackPack have recently received inquiries from the Federal Trade Commission about the Kickstarter and Indiegogo crowdfunding campaigns that raised over $700,000 but have, as yet, fundamentally failed to deliver a product to its consumers. While the … Continue reading

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Common Complaints About Reg. Crowd Funding

Some common complaints about Reg. Crowd Funding, now that it’s almost a year old, include: the $1 million cap (which, according to some, need not be since each investor is capped), the investor cap (which is basically unenforceable as it’s … Continue reading

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Better Business Bureau Rates Crowdfunding Portals

The Houston Better Business Bureau has put out guidance for consumers about crowdfunding and has even accredited two in their area. “BBB has determined that NextSeed TX, LLC meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good … Continue reading

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PayPal Steps Back From Crowdfunding

In an open letter to the crowdfunding community, PayPal’s VP of Risk Management has admitted that PayPal has recently “limited” certain crowdfunders accounts (see prior post). This action has come about due to a rising number of complaints from donors … Continue reading

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