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Who Is Crowdfunding Stormy?

The Washington Post is noting questions that have arisen (mostly by conservatives who support the President) about the crowdfunding campaign to pay the legal fees for Stormy Daniels’ attorney. Unmissable on liberal cable TV, Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti set up … Continue reading

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Look Back To 10 Biggest Crowdfunding Campaigns

The Wall Street Journal takes a look at the 10 biggest crowdfunding campaigns in recent history, including: Pebble Watch (raised $20.3 million) – shut down; Flow Hive (raised $15 million) sold more than 51,000 bee hives so far and is … Continue reading

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Selling Stock On GoFundMe – Bad Idea

Let’s face it. Trying to crowdfund millions of dollars to take over a company where the donors get nothing in return is not a viable strategy. Issac Larian’s effort to raise $1 Billion has garnered only $62,000 in pledges to … Continue reading

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Cambridge Study Of Successful Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding research from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, United Kingdom, of 10,000 Kickstarter campaigns reports that successful appeals have the following attributes: lower targets, shorter duration, prior successful campaigns by the organizers, a burst of funding early in the campaign, … Continue reading

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ToysRUs Crowdfunding A Publicity Stunt

Billionaire Issac Larian is taking some flak for crowdfunding his attempt to rescue ToysRUs from liquidation. As previously noted, he’s offering donors a bumper sticker in exchange for their money, but no equity. His GoFundMe page says that he’s raised … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding ICO With Mystery Partner

Would you invest in a company that MAY have a “mystery partner”? Under the Securities Act of 1933, investors are entitled to “full and fair disclosure” about the company offering the securities. But when a company is crowdfunding for “donations” … Continue reading

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Billionaire Crowdfunds To Buy ToysRUs

If you’re a billionaire and want to do a bankruptcy buyout, do you really need to offer bumper stickers to people who donate (ie, not get equity) into your deal? NBC reports that the head of a private entertainment company … Continue reading

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