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Crowdfunding “Sin” Businesses

Is it harder to raise funding if you operate a “sin” company? For years, entrepreneurs in the legal gambling, tobacco, firearms, alcohol and, particularly, sex industries have had the additional hurdle of convincing investors that their products should not be … Continue reading

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SEC Conference On Crowdfunding

The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced that, in conjunction with New York University’s Salomon Center for the Study of Financial Institutions, it will host a half day conference at its Washington, DC headquarters on crowdfunding on February 28, 2017. … Continue reading

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Reg. Crowd Funding Report Card 2016

VentureBeat did a report card on Regulation Crowd Funding for 2016. It reports that: there were 21 crowdfunding portals registered, one shut down by the SEC; 186 companies launched campaigns; 79 of them hit their minimum funding target; investors pledged … 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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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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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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