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Doubts Arise About Reg. Crowd Funding

Is there trouble on the horizon for Regulation Crowd Funding companies? According to the New York Times, almost none of the companies crowdfunding under the JOBS Act are in full compliance with the law and 40% don’t have audited or … Continue reading

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UK Regulatory Pendulum Swings Towards Tighter Crowdfunding Rules

The United Kingdom’s financial regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority, says it will be cracking down on Peer to Peer crowdfunding lending sites. The FCA said it is “difficult for investors to understand the risks and returns of crowdfunding, marketing material … Continue reading

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Does the Secondary Crowdfunding Market Need Analysts?

On May 16th, real crowdfunding can begin. Investors must hold their shares for 1 year and there will be no liquid secondary market to trade them. Academics are now suggesting that independent analysts provide coverage for crowdfunded companies to provide … Continue reading

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Some of the Year’s Strangest Crowdfundings

Year end lists have to include strangest crowdfunding campaigns. My list includes: Brony Fair 2016, potato salad, a new line of designer condoms that sport artistic designs, a guy who would, for $1.5M delete his (Sam Pepper’s) YouTube account (a … Continue reading

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Slow Start For Intra-State Crowdfunding

Guess what? Crowdfunding is hard. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that small businesses in states that have adopted intra-state crowdfunding rules are finding it difficult to raise capital from non-accredited investors. Reasons vary, but risk of the return of … Continue reading

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It’s Here, But Beware?

A commentator in the Wall Street Journal suggests that crowdfunders should be aware that the psychic rewards of supporting a passion project may be offset by: numerous risks, the lack of information, the lack of liquidity, high fees and sub-market … Continue reading

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