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Democratizing IPOs With Crowdfunding

Is capitalism undemocratic? When was the last time you got to participate in a hot IPO? Seeing this divide, the London Stock Exchange has made a crowdfunding platform an exchange member to allow small investors get in on initial public … Continue reading

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Japan Turns to Crowdfunding As Lenders Shy

Putting sleeping money to work using crowdfunding is now catching fire in Japan. When banks won’t lend, some have turned to seek funding from the crowd. Although not big stock market investors, the public is being enticed to lend money … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Can be Lucrative

Kickstarter founder Yancy Strickler notes, among other things, that: it was not wrong to feel betrayed if you donated to Occulus Rift just before it was sold to Facebook for $2 Billion and you didn’t even get your headset yet; … 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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Crowdfunding Myths Explained (Sort Of)

IndieGoGo has published its “Top 10 Myths About Crowdfunding,” trying to debunk a number of recent criticisms. Because most campaigns do not reach their funding goal, IGG explains that this isn’t failure, it’s a learning experience. While its been proven … Continue reading

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Equity Crowdfunding Record Broken

CrowdCube said that it “has used its own platform to raise £1.5 million, for 21% of the equity,  in just three days from 259 investors. Existing investors met the initial funding target of £250,000 within the first five hours of … Continue reading

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