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Crowdfunding Creeps Into Healthcare Debate

Crowdfunding may be creeping into the health care debate as many in the United Kingdom are now seeking the kindness of strangers. BuzzFeed News has reported that almost 25% of persons prescribed a wheelchair are not receiving one due to … Continue reading

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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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Maryland Helps Entrepreneurs

The Maryland Technology Development Corp. (TEDCO) generated nearly $1 billion in economic contributions to the state’s economy last year. TEDCO’s efforts also generated 4,358 jobs, with an average salary of $74,700 — about $11,000 higher than the statewide average. A … Continue reading

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More Crowdfunding Confirmation

AngelList has raised, in 2015, over $160 million in accredited investor crowdfunding for 441 startups from 3,379 investors. The site hosts 170 active investment syndicates led by a number of Silicon Valley venture capitalists who co-invest with known VCs for … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Portals Can Register Soon

Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Jo White has been quoted as saying that crowdfunding web portals may begin registering with the SEC later this month. Regulation CF will become effective in May 2016. FINRA’s proposed rules for funding portals … Continue reading

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Angel List Funds 243 Startups in 2014

AngelList stats for 2014: $104 million raised online by 243 start-ups from 2,673 accredited investors. Big raises included beepi that raised $2.8 million. AltSchool raised $33 million from Andreesen Horowitz. 8,000 companies posted jobs. More at: https://angel.co/2014

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PBS Newshour: Current State of Crowdfunding

In a fairly complete and balanced segment, PBS Newshour gets the current state of crowdfunding mostly right. See it here: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/crowdfunding-update/

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No Crowdfunding Rules for You (2014)

Sorry, equity crowdfunders, but it appears that the SEC will not be finalizing the crowdfunding rules this year. At a Small Business conference last week, the head of the Division of Trading and Markets commented that Chairman White was not … Continue reading

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Will Crowdfunding Create Jobs?

Remember when the JOBS Act was passed and some people laughed that this was a pretty weak attempt by Congress to pass full employment ┬álegislation (they’ve since yanked unemployment ┬ábenefits from the long term unemployed as of December 31, 2013). … Continue reading

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Will Crowd Funding Fill the Gap?

The Wall Street Journal today focuses on the fact that many seasoned small businesses that are in the financing gap are looking to obtain capital through crowd funding. Although bankers protest that they are actively seeking “qualified” borrowers, ancedotal evidence … Continue reading

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