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Initial Coin Crowdfundings Raking in Cash

The Wall Street Journal reports that initial coin offerings have raised more than $1 billion in what could be called crowdfunding or private placement efforts. Although some of these offerings are trying hard not to be securities offerings, they quack … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Now A $34.5 Billion Market

Recent statistics from The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance for crowdfunding in 2016 show a 22% increase totaling $34.5 Billion raised for  “equity and real estate crowdfunding, P2P lending, and balance sheet … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Legitimized by Silicon Valley

Crowdfunding has been legitimized in Silicon Valley now by Silicon Valley, the HBO series. After losing two rich benefactors and discovering that no VC would touch Richard’s “second internet on cellphones” idea, Jared has come up with the idea of … Continue reading

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Fashion Industry Embraces Crowdfunding

In keeping with the fashion theme from yesterday (men’s rompers, ughh), the fashion industry appears to be embracing crowdfunding for a number of reasons including: Venture Capitalists don’t fund fashion; most Venture Capitalists are men and don’t get fashion, leaving … Continue reading

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Apple Acquires Crowdfunded Sleep App

Another crowdfunding success story is the Finnish company Beddit that raised $503,000 (with an $80,000 goal) on Indiegogo. Beddit sells a bed-based sleep sensor which is iPhone and iWatch compatible. Then the gold strike happened this week when Apple swooped … Continue reading

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The Magic Formula To Crowdfunding

The magic formula to crowdfunding your product is not how much money you raise but how many backers you attract. This, according to new research from North Carolina State University, who found that crowdfunding was actually “a way to learn … Continue reading

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Institutional Investors Trending In Crowdfunding Campaigns

The newest trend in crowdfunding appears to be the more aggressive participation of institutional investors swooping in to take large pieces of campaigns. The United Kingdom’s leading equity crowdfunding platform CrowdCube says that “Around 10% of all businesses funded on … Continue reading

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