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SEC Stops ICO In Its Tracks

The Securities and Exchange Commission halted a crowdfunded Initial Coin Offering in its tracks this week when it issued a cease and desist order against Munchee. “Munchee was seeking $15 million in capital to improve an existing iPhone app centered … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Critic Claims Industry Too Immature For Investors

Crowdfunding’s biggest critic in the United Kingdom is Rob Murray-Brown who blogs about the problems in the “industry.” Recently interviewed, RMB says that the problem is that investors get locked in with no real hope of getting their investment back … Continue reading

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A Crowdfunding Success Story

Yaaay! A crowdfunding success story! At last. Brewdogs, a microbrewery that actually started in a garage and crowdfunded equity is seeing a payday for its investors. The so-called “Equity Punks” will be able to sell when TSG Consumer Partners, a … Continue reading

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Is Crowdfunding Worth It?

Now that crowdfunding has become an international institution, folks are starting to focus on results from crowdfunded companies. Is crowdfunding a worthwhile investment or a waste? AltFi issued their first annual report noting that “to date, just 88 of those … Continue reading

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Crowdfunders Exit Quickly With Acquisition

CrowdCube, the United Kingdom’s leading equity crowdfunding platform, issued a press release: “Camden Town Brewery, which raised £2,750,000 in April this year thanks to 2,173 Crowdcube investors, has announced that it has been acquired by Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), the … Continue reading

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First Crowdfunding Exit Results in Multiple Return on Investment

CrowdCube, the United Kingdom’s largest equity crowdfunding platform, announced the first crowdfunded company exit with the sale of E-Car Club, the UK’s first entirely electric car sharing club for businesses and communities, to Europcar, Europe’s leading car rental and mobility … Continue reading

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If It’s A Hit, Crowdfunders Get Zero

Another celebrity Kickstarter movie is going to hit theaters shortly. It’s Zach Braff’s (Scrubs, remember?) “Wish I Were Here” that raised over $3.1 million and was bought by Universal’s (Comcast) Focus Features for a reported $2.75 million. Don’t know if … Continue reading

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Crowdfunders Dream of VC Returns

Startups can be profitable if you can pick the right one. TechCrunch has found that “the average successful US startup has raised $41 million and exited at $242.9 million.” (Note the term “successful” as most are not). Other stats it … Continue reading

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Financial Advisers Advise Against Crowdfunding

Financial advisers are advising clients not to put money into crowdfunded real estate venture Fundrise, raising concerns about liquidity, fees, control, possible conflicts of interests, projected profits and the developers’ relative inexperience. The sponsors’ response is that wealth advisers may … Continue reading

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