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Music Crowdfunding Platform Having Growth Pains

The music crowdfunding platform, PledgeMusic, that hosts such big name stars as Melissa Etheridge, the Flaming Lips, Lindsey Stirling and Bring Me the Horizon,  promises its artists a transparent web platform. But some talent are now claiming that the portal, … Continue reading

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Charity Crowdfunding Site Drops Fee

The charity crowdfunding platform GoFundMe will stop taking a 5% commission from crowdfunding campaigns in the United Kingdom. (It has already done so in the U.S. and Canada). After taking some criticism for profiting at the expense of others, the … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Platform Finds A Niche

As a market gets crowded, players start looking for niches to fill. That’s Honeycomb, an accelerator startup that is now an SEC registered web portal. Honeycomb plans to have local customers fund small loans for community businesses that have actual … Continue reading

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Do Women Need Their Own Crowdfunding Portal?

Do women need their own crowdfunding site when 41% of the successful campaigns on Kickstarter have been run by females? iFundWomen seems to think so since venture capital funding is still a white man’s world where women women get only … Continue reading

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Does the Secondary Crowdfunding Market Need Analysts?

On May 16th, real crowdfunding can begin. Investors must hold their shares for 1 year and there will be no liquid secondary market to trade them. Academics are now suggesting that independent analysts provide coverage for crowdfunded companies to provide … Continue reading

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How To Become A Crowdfunding Portal

FINRA’s Funding Portal Rules became effective on January 29, 2016, which aligns with the effective date of the SEC’s registration rules under Regulation Crowdfunding. After receipt of the application: FINRA will conduct a preliminary review of the application, evaluate it … Continue reading

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Clouds and Silver LInings

Is this a good thing? A new crowdfunding site in Switzerland is entering the litigation funding business. Plaintiffs can offer rewards, typically a percentage of the win (the site claims a 500% return- uh-oh) but defendants can only ask for … Continue reading

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