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Apple Acquires Crowdfunded Sleep App

Another crowdfunding success story is the Finnish company Beddit that raised $503,000 (with an $80,000 goal) on Indiegogo. Beddit sells a bed-based sleep sensor which is iPhone and iWatch compatible. Then the gold strike happened this week when Apple swooped … Continue reading

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The Not-So-Good Side of Crowdfunding

Like just about anything else (nuclear power?), crowdfunding can be used for good or bad. On the not-so-good side, is the crowdfunding campaign for Reflectacles, the eyewear that may appeal to “night cyclists or privacy minded people” or bank robbers. … Continue reading

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Self Experimenting Doctors Turn to Crowdfunding

Some doctors/researchers are risking their lives to experiment on themselves then plan to use crowdfunding to further their research. The Wall Street Journal reports that “a number of scientists who have experimented on themselves with new or yet-to-be approved medical … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Portals Beware!

Because 88% of SEC tested broker-dealers and 74% of investment advisers have experienced cyber attacks, the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement is telling financial institutions that a cyber breach may also result in a violation … Continue reading

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Federal Trade Commission Sues Kickstarter Crowdfunder For Fraud

The Federal Trade Commission has taken its first action against a crowdfunder whose Kickstarter campaign raised $122,000 (4X the target) from 1,246 backers. O The FTC lawsuit says that Erik Chevalier failed to deliver on his promises of creating, publishing … Continue reading

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Today’s Crowdfunding Webinar

Crowd-Funding” in Business Ventures: Raising Capital from the Public – 1 CLE hour https://m360.atlantabar.org/event.aspx?eventID=99402&instance=0 “Crowd-funding” is an innovation under securities law that allows companies to raise capital from small investors using certain online platforms. Companies are able to raise capital from … Continue reading

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