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4 Minutes to Prove Viability

Innovation doesn’t just happen in Silicon Valley. Here in the DC area, MAVA announced 16 companies to compete in TechBuzz on April 6. The entrepreneurs include: Business Radar-www.bizradr.com, ChouxBox-www.chouxbox.com, ChurnZero-www.churnzero.net. Devensoft-www.devensoft.com, Flashgrade-www.flashgrade.com, GamePlan-www.gameplanlearning.com, InHerSight-www.inhersight.com, Kitchology-www.inhersight.com, KlowdTV-www.klowdTV.com, Linked Senior, Inc.-www.linkedsenior.com, ParkMyCloud-www.parkmycloud.com, … Continue reading

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Crowdfunders Know How To Start Up Without Capital

Well, duh. Crowdfunders know that the best way to start a business without capital is to have your customers pay in advance. Even the IRS has noted that “rewards” promised on Kickstarter are actually sales upon which income taxes will … Continue reading

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Major Corporations Using Crowdfunding

Major corporations are jumping on the crowdfunding bandwagon. The Wall Street Journal profiled $7 billion (market value) semi-conductor chip maker Marvell that recently used Indiegogo to crowdfund Kinoma Create, a software and hardware tool kit that includes a Marvell chipset … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding – Portals Could Be Liable for Issuer Fraud

The SEC’s proposed crowdfunding rules would require a funding portal, like Kickstarter or Indiegogo (were they to host equity offerings) to deny access to its platform if the intermediary believes that the issuer or the offering presents the potential for … Continue reading

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Do-It-Yourself Crowdfunding

What do you do if Kickstarter rejects your crowdfunding campaign? The guys at Lockitron decided to do it themselves. Creating their own site, they nabbed pre-orders totaling almost $2.3 million, saved themselves the Kickstarter and funds processing fees (~8%) and … Continue reading

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Crowdfunder Banking On Banking

The crowdfunding world is changing fast. Where some thought crowdfunding would result in disintermediation of the legacy financial institutions, in the UK, where equity crowdfunding is legal, crowdfunding site Banktothefuture has announced plans to obtain a bank charter. BTTF says … Continue reading

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Blurring the Lines On Crowdfunding

What is rewards-based crowdfunding but a pre-sales mechanism? The infomercial company, As Seen On TV, has created a new crowdfunding platform (using a white label website created by Launcht) to crowdfund (or pre-sell) consumer products that fit a ‚Äúcertain price … Continue reading

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