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Crowdfunding Lesson: Built In Investors

Who knows and appreciates your business better than your customers? The United Kingdom’s live streaming DJ community site Chew raised GBP151,000 in equity crowdfunding on Seedrs for 10% of the company. Rather than offering to the general public, Chew went … Continue reading

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Which Crowdfunding Portal?

Happy Thanksgiving! Noting the difference in crowdfunding portal rules, Animators Don Bluth and Gary Goldman cancel their Kickstarter campaign to move it to Indiegogo for flexible funding. That way they can keep what they raise even if they don’t hit … Continue reading

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Silicon Valley Still Workin’ It

Pitchbook reports that as of (probably Oct. 31) 2015, “… 1,273 V[enture] C [apital] investors have invested in at least one Series A round, with the median deal size at $6 million. Software has garnered the bulk of deal flow, … Continue reading

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Trash Crowdfunding?

The Washington Post’s Outlook section Sunday ran an  opinion piece to get rid of crowdfunding because of the “endless stream of dubious campaigns” that are silly (potato salad), socially worthless (paying for someone’s travel) or not verifiable. The author wants … Continue reading

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JOBS Act Is Working – Steve Case

AOL Founder Steve Case, in a Wall Street Journal op-ed, says that the JOBS Act is working because the “IPO on-ramp” has caused IPOs to be up 70% this year, emerging growth companies increased employment by 156% after their IPOs … Continue reading

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The First Crowdfunding Tweet

Although the timing may be disputed, a tip of the hat to hometown Maryland Cofounders Lab that right after midnight on September 23, 2013 claims to be the first to use Twitter to start its accredited investor crowdfunding campaign. Using … Continue reading

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Funding Portals Exempt from New Identity Theft Regs

The SEC adopted final rules yesterday requiring certain regulated entities to establish programs to address risks of identity theft. While the rules apply to broker dealers, it appears that they would not apply to funding portals under the Crowd Fund … Continue reading

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SEC Responds To Congressional Griping

In a Politico article, the SEC responded to Congressional griping about the time its taken to publish rules on crowdfunding this way: “We’ve been working very hard on this complex rulemaking effort and very much appreciate the extensive input we’ve … Continue reading

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ABA Weighs In on Crowdfunding

The American Bar Association’s Business Law Section, a group of influential securities attorneys, last week filed their (belated?) comments with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the Crowd Fund Act. Because many of these lawyers used to be on the … Continue reading

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State Regulators Not Happy About the Crowd Fund Act

Washington State Division of Securities tells consumers to assume that a crowd funding offering “is a scam until you have done your homework and proven otherwise…” http://dfi.wa.gov/consumers/alerts/crowdfunding-alert.pdf

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