Tag Archives: Crowd Fund Act

Crowdfunders Grouse About Reg. CF

People are grousing that the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Regulation Crowd Funding isn’t helping small business like it should. Although 438 small companies have raised over $105 million since the regulation went effective in May 2016, the complaints about the … Continue reading

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Sesame Street Crowdfunds To Stop Bullying

How can you say no to Elmo? Sesame Street has started a crowdfunding campaign to help prevent bullying. The non-profit has already brought attention to autism with the creation of the Muppet Julia who has been responsible for an increase … Continue reading

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McCabe Crowdfunding His Defense After Trump Administration Firing

Recently fired Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, whose firing days before his retirement from Federal government service, will cut his pension, is crowdfunding his response to congressional inquiries, the  inspector general investigation, as well as “any potential lawsuits he might … Continue reading

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Local Government Sponsors Crowdfunding

Some governments are picking winners and losers. The local Biscay government in the Basque region of Spain has handpicked a number of startup companies for whom it is sponsoring crowdfunding campaigns. In an attempt to mitigate the risk of investing … Continue reading

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Observations About The First Registered ICO

Some observations about the first SEC registered Initial Coin Offering: it claims that the tokens “will be distributed as a security and are not intended to constitute a commodity” so it’s picking its regulator (SEC over the CFTC); it’s registering … Continue reading

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Crowdfunded Short Film Wins Oscar

Congratulations to the crowdfunded winner of the Academy Award for the best short narrative film “The Silent Child.” The film raised £12,685 on Indiegogo and was 113% funded on October 24, 2016. The film follows a profoundly deaf child and … Continue reading

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Cannabis Crowdfunding

Remember those huge wildfires in Northern California last year? They burned through a number of state-legal (and illegal) cannabis farms. The farmers started a crowdfunding campaign on YouCaring that were promptly closed as the site decided that since cannabis is … Continue reading

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