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Crowdfunding Helps Anime Hair Salon

Slow news day, so you should know about OFF-Kai (which means “a real-life get-together between friends who primarily interact online”) the new anime hair salon in Tokyo that raised Y300,000 via crowdfunding. The beauty parlor caters to young men/women who … Continue reading

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Fashion Brands Crowdfund For Cash and Ideas

Will hiking-sneaker-boots be as successful as dress-pant-yoga-pants? The Wall Street Journal is noting that apparel brands are trying to get closer to their customers by having them help design fashion and then pre-buy it online via crowdfunding. By the way, … Continue reading

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Where To Find Accredited Investors

Crowdfunders who advertise or solicit publicly need to find verified accredited investors. If you want to reach Ultra High Net Worth investors (having a net worth of between $5 million to $25 million) with your crowdfunding campaign, where do you … Continue reading

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Who Needs Banks?

Has the banking industry figured it out? Disintermediation is rampant now. Huffington Post’s recent article discusses the many ways you can now get financing without begging your branch manager. The list includes: private lenders, including retailers like Staples; of course, … Continue reading

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RIP Mr. Nimoy

RIP Leonard Nimoy, who is the host of “Our 20th Century,” an online trivia game now being crowdfunded. https://www.crowdrabbit.com/projects/leonard-nimoys-our-20th-century

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Film Crowdfunders Should Note Beginning of Exhibition Revolution

Crowdfunding filmmakers should take note of the unnoticed revolution on film exhibition with the day and date release of the much maligned Sony movie “The Interview.” For the first time, a studio movie was released in theaters and online (not … Continue reading

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Crowdfunders Need More Angels

Crowdfunders  should note certain Angel investing facts (2012): 268,160 active angels; $341,800 average deal size; 21.8% Angels are women; top 3 investment categories: software, health and retail; it takes about 7.35 years to achieve a liquidation event in an IPO; … Continue reading

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The “Goldman Effect”

When the Crowd Fund Act becomes effective, expect the firms that have positioned themselves as the quality market leaders to attract the bigger deals with the better issuers. Call it the “Goldman Effect.” It is reported  that Angel List and … Continue reading

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White House Endorses Crowd Funding

The White House has come out recently to support crowd funding. President Obama is quoted “Because of this bill, start-ups and small business will now have access to a big, new pool of potential investors — namely, the American people.  … Continue reading

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If the NYSE Believes, Is It True?

Crowd Funding  “will become the future of how most small businesses are going to be financed,” according to Duncan Niederauer, the boss of NYSE Euronext, in an article in the respected Economist magazine this week.   http://www.economist.com/node/21556973

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