ALL HAIL THE COMING of The Illinois Intrastate Crowdfunding Bill

Anthony Zeoli

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Alright so maybe “all hail” might be a little much but cut me some slack, I’m excited. After more than a year of lobbying, campaigning and pounding the pavement Illinois finally has a filed intrastate crowdfunding exemption bill. Well, that’s not entirely true … Illinois actually now has three proposed bills… Introduction. As many of… Read More

Kiva Launches New Initiative “Back A Dream” in Honor of International Women’s Day

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More than seven billion people live on Earth. That’s seven billion hearts beating. Seven billion bodies breathing. Seven billion minds creating thoughts and ideas all over the world. Yet, so many face struggle everyday all around us. Even so, there is one thing that will never cease to be created regardless of the struggles: dreams. Dreams… Read More

Kickstarter Alum 1Lss Returns to Kickstarter With iPhone Mount MagBak Case

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Hoping for another round of crowdfunding success, California-based 1Lss Inc. is excited to announce the official launch of their newest product, MagBak Case for iPhone, on Kickstarter. The team at 1Lss has created a minimalist protective case and mounting solution for the iPhone sure to revolutionize the iPhone space. MagBak Case for iPhone is embedded with… Read More

SME Advisory Committee on Reg A+: SEC Review is Sufficient for Investor Protection. State Blue Sky Review Must Be Preempted.

Michael Pieciak

The SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies tackled the highly contentious issue of state Blue Sky Review preemption today regarding Title IV of the JOBS Act. Commonly called Reg A+, the SEC has recommended pre-empting state review as it is widely understood to have killed the efficacy of existing Reg A due to the… Read More

Update: NeuroMetrix’s Wearable Pain Relief Technology Quell Exceeds $100,000 Indiegogo Campaign Goal in 48 hours

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NeuroMetrix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NURO) announced that on the day after launching its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, its product Quell has exceeded the $100,000 initial goal. The company reported preorders for over 500 Quell devices. Demand exceeded company projections and the initial offer sold out in less than 6-hours. The campaign, which was debuted Monday (March 2nd) and runs until April… Read More

SEC Committee on Small & Emerging Companies Submits Recommendations on Definition of Accredited Investor

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The SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies has voted on, and approved, recommendations on the definition of an accredited investor.  As it stands today the definition is guided by economic parameters: an individual must earn $200,000 per year or have a net worth of $1 million exclusive of primary residence. The definition avoids… Read More

Crowdfunder UK Teams Up With Plymouth City Council to Launch New Initiative Crowdfund Plymouth

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Plymouth community projects and social enterprises will be able to tap into funds as part of a pioneering crowdfunding scheme launched today. Plymouth City Council has set aside £60,000 for projects on Crowdfund Plymouth, which was launched by crowdfunding platform, CrowdfunderUK Projects launching as part of Crowdfund Plymouth, meeting the criteria will be eligible for match funding… Read More

Reelcause Begins Trading as RCIT on the OTC Markets

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Reelcause, Inc. (OTC:RCIT), a Florida based global crowdfunding and fundraising video platform, is pleased to announce that it has reorganized itself as a public company following Board of Directors approval. Reelcause closed a transaction on October 27, 2014, in which Reelcause (formerly named, China Green Energy Industries Inc.) acquired Reelcause Inc. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida by means of an exchange… Read More

Dealstruck Offers New Financing Product with Inventory Line of Credit

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Online direct lender Dealstruck,  has announced the launch of its newest financing product, the Inventory Line of Credit (ILC). Designed to meet the needs of growing, profitable businesses with recurring needs to purchase inventory – wholesalers, distributors, retailers, resellers and more – Dealstruck’s ILC targets a key pain point for small businesses whose successful operation relies… Read More

Symbid Announces the Funding Network Combining Traditional & New Forms of Finance

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Symbid [OTCQB:SBID] has launched “The Funding Network” designed to combine both traditional and alternative forms of finance for startups and small businesses.  The new platform, and redesigned site, is described as representing the next phase in the evolution of the peer-to-peer model in the financial industry. The new platform seeks to challenge traditional financial industry structures… Read More

CommuterClub Offers Londoners Major Discounts on Annual Public Transport Tickets

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Living in London may be pricey, but then there’s getting around. To decrease the price and the hassle of Londoners’ commutes, CommuterClub is partnering with leading peer-to-peer funder RateSetter to offer major discounts on annual public transport tickets through low-cost payment plans. The campaign, hosted on UK crowdfunding platform Seedrs, is one of the biggest moving campaigns of the week, according… Read More

SEC Advisory Committee on Small & Emerging Companies Set to Discuss Venture Exchanges, State Blue Sky Pre-emption

David Weild

The SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies will meet Wednesday, March 4th beginning at 9:30AM. The meeting is open to the public and is being held at the SEC offices in Washington, DC.  The gathering will also be live-streamed and viewable on the SEC web site. The meeting was re-scheduled following a weather… Read More

P2PFA Survey Indicates Consumers Want Separate ISA for Peer to Peer Assets

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A new survey from the Peer to Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) indicates that consumers “overwhelmingly” believe that peer-to-peer lending should be separated from traditional Cash or Stocks & Shares ISAs.  According to the P2PFA, the group polled over 4500 p2p investors regarding their preferences. This information comes at a time when the UK will soon decide how… Read More

Artiphon’s INSTRUMENT 1 Receives Over $100,000 During the First Hours on Kickstarter

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Earlier this morning, Tennessee-based Artiphon hit global crowdfunding platform Kickstarter to raise $75,000 for INSTRUMENT 1.The eye catching musical instrument surpassed its initial goal within only 5 hours and skyrocketed to over $100,000 thanks to nearly 300 backers. According to its campaign, INSTRUMENT 1 is a combination of a guitar, violin, bass, piano, and drums. Simply just plug… Read More

Kickstarter Alum Amanda Palmer Launches Patreon Campaign For New Music Project

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Back in 2012, singer and songwriter Amanda Palmer hit crowdfunding giant Kickstarter for not only her first studio album, but also a tour and art book. Originally seeking $100,000, Palmer took home over $1 million thanks to nearly 25,000 backers/fans. Now, Palmer is back to crowdfunding, this time using platform Patreon for her new project…. Read More

One Spark Crowdfunding Festival Experiences Dramatic Increase in Tech Creator Projects

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The One Spark crowdfunding festival has announced that 555 “official” projects have signed up to showcase their products and services during the annual festival that will take place in Jacksonville, Florida in April. According to the organizers the technology category saw the biggest increase going from 88 projects in 2014 to 127 tech projects this… Read More

Indiegogo Success & InDemand Participant Silent Beacon Set to Unleash Smartphone Application

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Silent Beacon, Inc., an innovator in personal protection, announced today that its personal safety app is now live, with the Silent Beacon device coming out next month. The startup surfaced last year on Indiegogo and has since raised well over $70,000 in pre-orders. Designed to provide immediate aid to those in need, the Silent Beacon… Read More

Made by Many & Map Team Up to Launch Kickstarter For New iPhone-Connected Hackaball

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On Tuesday (March 3rd), innovation acceleratorMade by Many and industrial design company Map have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for Hackable, a smart and responsive iPhone-connected ball for 6-10 year olds. The goal of the crowdfunding effort is to raise $100,000 to put Hackaball into production and begin shipping in time for the 2015 holiday season…. Read More