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Crowdfunding Comes With Tax Issues

Bad news, crowdfunders. Tax professionals are saying that the Internal Revenue Service (and probably your friendly State tax collector) believe that all moneys you receive from crowdfunding is taxable income. Guess what? That DVD reward, it’s considered a “sale” and … Continue reading

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Crowdfund Leader Kickstarter Releases Its First PBC Report

In 2015, Kickstarter, the “rewards” (as opposed to equity) crowdfunding portal, re-incorporated as a public benefit corporation. Public Benefit Corporations have two goals: maximize value to its shareholders (Kickstarter is a privately held company) and consider and balance the impact … Continue reading

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New Crowd Funding Site Helps Companies Raise Time

The cool thing about crowdfunding is that it started as a way to raise donations (eg, public radio) then morphed into rewards, then into equity and now CrowdRaising is starting a platform where you “donate” your time instead of money. … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Platform Helps Entrepreneurs Succeed

What does the Lily camera drone, Coolest Cooler and the Zano drone have in common? They are all crowdfunders that failed to deliver after raising an aggregate of over $47 million on Indiegogo, leaving thousands of backers without their money … Continue reading

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Crowdfunders In A Bankruptcy: Go To The Back Of The Line

Everyone knows that startup financing is risky, especially crowdfunding. Although Kickstarter is requiring companies to show a prototype, the risk of design, production and delivery is still high and many companies fail. What you should know is that when your … Continue reading

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Successful Crowdfunding Campaigns Start Before They Go Live

Successful crowdfunding campaigns have one thing in common: a pre-existing network to tap for money. An article in Fast Company gives this advice: before the campaign, locate all of your and your teammates’ networks; let the networks know that you … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Used To Bolster Stalled Startups

Crowdfunding is now becoming a means to bolster stalled startups. TaskRabbit, once a darling of Silicon Valley, was not finding customer traction and needed more money to keep going. So, in addition to doing a “down round,” TR opted to … Continue reading

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