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News Website Crowdfunds For “No Bullshit” Journalism

“No bullshit” journalism finds crowdfunding love in Switzerland. A news website startup that never published an article has raised over $2 million, exceeding its $750,000 goal, in two weeks, promising three “well researched, well sourced, and factual” articles per day. … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Goes to College

Who’s calling at dinner time? It’s your alma mater looking for a handout. Does that make you want to give? So, colleges are turning to crowdfunding to raise money for their endowments. The College of the Holy Cross raised $2 … Continue reading

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How To Get A “Bad Actor” Waiver From the SEC

The Securities and Exchange Commission recently published a policy statement that describes its “bad actor” waiver process. As you recall, if there is a bad actor involved in your deal, you may not use certain exemptions from registration, including Rule … Continue reading

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ABA Comments on Crowd Funding Regs

The  Federal Regulation of Securities  Committee of the Business Law  Section of  the American Bar Association sent the Securities and Exchange Commission their- comments on the SEC’s proposed crowdfunding regs that included: it agrees that amounts raised using crowdfunding should … Continue reading

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VC’s Glom On To New Crowdfunding Ideas

New ideas on crowdfunding are popping up everywhere. Teespring just received a $20 million investment from VC firm Andreesen Horowitz. AH took the whole investment without partners this time. They must like this idea…. It’s a mutant company that combines … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Rules Still Being Baked

Sometimes you can estimate the status of a situation by analyzing questions asked. In a meeting on April 15th with NACHA, the Electronics Payments Association, the staff of the SEC noted that  crowd funding industry participants often rely on electronic payment … Continue reading

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Who’s Meeting With The SEC on Crowd Funding?

Here’s a list (to date) of the companies that have met or had telephone conferences with the staff of the SEC (the Division of Trading and Markets and/or the Division of Corporation Finance). Multiple entries denote multiple meetings; if companies … Continue reading

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