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Major Corporations Embrace Crowdfunding

Major corporations now embrace crowdfunding as a way to test market appeal for new products. Sony, the Japanese consumer product giant, is on Indiegogo crowdfunding its new education toy called Koov. Koov is a robot building kit (a la Lego) … Continue reading

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Facebook Muscles Into Crowdfunding

You don’t have to be first just the most muscular, to win. Facebook has moved into the personal (give me money) crowdfunding space with its new personal fundraiser app. Funding is limited to a few causes, including: education expenses, medical, … Continue reading

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Tax Cuts Force Teachers to Crowdfund

Arizonans can thank their Republican legislature for subjecting their schools to a larger percent-change cut in education funding from 2008 to 2014 than any other state. So, teachers there are turning to crowdfunding to replace supplies, books and other educational … Continue reading

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Teachers Use Crowdfunding To Enhance Classroom Experiences

Teachers, who typically pay out of their own pocket for numerous school supplies, are turning to crowdfunding to give their classes a headstart. CNBC reports that “DonorsChoose.org, which focuses solely on education projects, says it raised more than $100 million. … Continue reading

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SEC Educates The Crowd About Crowdfunding

Real equity crowdfunding starts May 16, 2016! The Securities and Exchange Commission posted an Investor Bulletin explaining how much a non-accredited investor may invest in equity crowdfunding each year. It also notes: the risks involved, how one calculates her net … Continue reading

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SEC Issues Report on Definition of “Accredited Investor”

The Securities and Exchange Commission issued its “Accredited Investor” review report. The agency  is contemplating: revising the financial thresholds for individual investors since the number of U.S. households qualifying as accredited investors has increased from approximately 2% of the population … Continue reading

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