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Book Seller Crowdfunds To Compete With Amazon

Here’s the problem: Bob Woodward’s bestseller “Fear” goes for $30 at the private DC bookstore Politics & Prose and for $18.25 on Amazon. Small private book sellers are getting creamed. Even Barnes & Noble is hurting. However, Noelle Santos, who … Continue reading

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P2P Lender Going Public

Shadow banking has come full circle with the registration of Funding Circle Holdings, Ltd.’s filing for an initial public offering in the UK. In its IPO, FCH is attempting to raise about $385 million that would value the crowdfunding peer-to-peer … Continue reading

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Local Government Sponsors Crowdfunding

Some governments are picking winners and losers. The local Biscay government in the Basque region of Spain has handpicked a number of startup companies for whom it is sponsoring crowdfunding campaigns. In an attempt to mitigate the risk of investing … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Platform Finds A Niche

As a market gets crowded, players start looking for niches to fill. That’s Honeycomb, an accelerator startup that is now an SEC registered web portal. Honeycomb plans to have local customers fund small loans for community businesses that have actual … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Platform Teams With Credit Unions

GrowthFountain, a FINRA registered crowdfunding platform, wants to keep it local. So, it has now teamed up with three credit union partners across the country to offer their crowdfunded deals to the credit unions’ more than 800,000 members. GrowthFountain is … Continue reading

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Pros Say Crowdfunding About To Crash

Certain finance professionals in the UK believe that crowdfunding lending is “a car crash waiting to happen.” At the Finance Professional Show in London, that lender based his conclusion on the belief that there are too many lenders who don’t … Continue reading

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SEC Amends Intrastate Offering Exemption & Increases Rule 504 Max

The Securities and Exchange Commission adopted new intrastate offering rules that permit companies “doing business” in a state (i.e,. where 80% of the company’s gross revenues or assets in located in the state, or where 80% ¬†or more of the … Continue reading

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