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Crowdfunders Grouse About Reg. CF

People are grousing that the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Regulation Crowd Funding isn’t helping small business like it should. Although 438 small companies have raised over $105 million since the regulation went effective in May 2016, the complaints about the … Continue reading

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Old Kodak Becomes Cryto-Star

Kodak shares screamed up 119% yesterday after announcing at the Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas that it intends to do an Initial Coin Offering to raise up to $20 million create Kodak Coins on the Ethereum blockchain that will … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Critic Claims Industry Too Immature For Investors

Crowdfunding’s biggest critic in the United Kingdom is Rob Murray-Brown who blogs about the problems in the “industry.” Recently interviewed, RMB says that the problem is that investors get locked in with no real hope of getting their investment back … Continue reading

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SEC’s Coin Offering Decision May Benefit Asia

The SEC’s decision this week that initial coin offerings are securities has reverberated around the globe. Entrepreneurs in Asia are cheering the decision, assuming that the center of the cryptocurrency will rebound to their part of the world. Moreover, in … Continue reading

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Does Regulation Crowd Funding Need Fixing?

If you remember, getting Regulation Crowd Funding enacted was a long slog, primarily because the Securities and Exchange Commission wanted to build in many “investor protections” that mimicked the registration process. Griping persists that the Reg is not working because: … 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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Crowdfunding Used To Bolster Stalled Startups

Crowdfunding is now becoming a means to bolster stalled startups. TaskRabbit, once a darling of Silicon Valley, was not finding customer traction and needed more money to keep going. So, in addition to doing a “down round,” TR opted to … Continue reading

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