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Crowdfunding Spawns New Service Industry

Crowdfunding as a concept has spawned crowdfunding as an industry of service providers. Aside from legal, Upwork shows 12 categories of crowdfunding freelance jobs that include: web/software developer, IT/networking, data/analytics, marketing, writing, customer service, and accounting/consulting. You won’t get rich … Continue reading

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Crowdfunders Start To Use Celebrities

The next big thing in crowdfunding is getting a celebrity endorsement. It’s happening now with Peter Frampton (who, for the millennials, is a 70’s rock musician). Frampton is lending his persona (in a 5 year “consulting” agreement) to AxCent Tuning … Continue reading

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Pirates’ Crowdfunding Shot Down

A bizarre crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe was apparently taken down for alleged fraud. Administrators of KickAss Torrents, a website devoted to permitting fans to illegally copy and download music and movies that was shut down by Homeland Security in July … Continue reading

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Secondary Market For Non-Public Companies Growing

One of those market makers is Equity Zen. Equity Zen helps investors/employees in startups monetize their shares prior to an IPO by creating a secondary market for their shares by matching buyers with sellers. They claim 900 investments closed for … Continue reading

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Better Business Bureau Rates Crowdfunding Portals

The Houston Better Business Bureau has put out guidance for consumers about crowdfunding and has even accredited two in their area. “BBB has determined that NextSeed TX, LLC meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Proving To Democratize Startup Financing

Harvard Business Review says that crowdfunding is more about building a community and validating demand for your product than just raising money. Although timing is important, crowdfunding circumvents the money gate keepers (angels, venture capitalists, or private equity firms) by … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Creates a New Service Industry

New technology and new ideas create new job opportunities. Crowdfunding has now spun out a number of new jobs or new work. Aside from the work for securities lawyers for those who want to use Regulation CF to raise equity … Continue reading

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