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Crowdfunding Consultants Don’t Add Much

As more crowdfunding campaigns are failing to raise their targeted amounts (66% this year vs. 50% last year), more startups are turning to PR firms, Twitter masters and other types of “experts” who promise to raise the campaign’s profile to … Continue reading

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The Shame of Crowdfunding

As noted previously, the crowd funding phenomena has created a new class of consultants who, according to a WSJ article, get 5% to 13% of the net take and have earned  $20-30,000 per year. These professionals create buzz about their … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Ain’t Cheap

Many issuers bemoan the fact that there are big expenses to raising equity capital (lawyers, accountants, printers, etc). Is crowdfunding any cheaper? Even if the raise is done using the rewards method, the “upfront” costs can be daunting. Fees to … Continue reading

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When I’m 64…

Pension consultants and investment advisers are beginning to create awareness of crowd funding investment opportunities for individual IRAs. One such website suggests: “Who knows, with just $2,000 of your own IRA dollars, you could be in on the next Steve … Continue reading

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