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Crowdfunding Index In The Works

Chinese and United Kingdom fintech firms plan to create a crowdfunding index, like the S&P 500 to track crowdfunding offerings, primarily in China. By 2015, over $1.65 Billion was raised by crowdfunding in China and the World Bank estimates that … 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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South Korea To Establish Trading Market For Crowdfunded Tech Companies

South Korea has taken the next step in crowdfunding by creating a stock market for crowdfunded enterprises. The KRX Startup Market (KSM) pland to open on Nov. 14, and will be focused on technology-intensive startups. It is reported that “The … Continue reading

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Problems With Charity Crowdfunding Sites

There is growing concern that some of the “charity” crowdfunding sites are being used by unscrupulous posters who start campaigns for victims but fraudulently keep the funds. Critics blame the web portals for not vetting the posters sufficiently, but the … Continue reading

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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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ABA Weighs In on Crowdfunding

The American Bar Association’s Business Law Section, a group of influential securities attorneys, last week filed their (belated?) comments with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the Crowd Fund Act. Because many of these lawyers used to be on the … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Fraud

“Send Yo Money!” and other of the now over 9,000 crowd funding websites are drawing increasing scrutiny from state securities regulators who are currently prosecuting crowd funding fraud even though crowd funding is not yet legal under the Crowd Fund … Continue reading

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The fight for funding portal supremacy has begun!

Several donation-based crowd funding sites (eg, RocketHub* and Indiegogo*) have indicated their interest in becoming “funding portals.” The Crowd Fund Act says that they do not have to register as broker-dealers. Just announced today (May 21, 2012), ConfidentCrowd* is touting … Continue reading

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