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Miami Firm Launches Platform for Banks to Access and Manage Investments With Online Peer Lending Partners

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Miami-based advisory firm, Ethos Private Wealth, announced that it has partnered with online peer lending platforms and industry executives to launch the Treasury Income Strategy. This turnkey marketplace lending platform is built for banks seeking low duration instruments with attractive yields for their excess treasury cash. The Treasury Income Strategy is designed to meet stringent bank… Read More

Dresden Dolls’ Amanda Palmer Talks The Ups & Downs of Her Crowdfunding Campaign

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In 2012, Dresden Dolls bandmate, Amanda Palmer, took to Kickstarter to raise $100,000 for a new record; her new book, The Art of Asking; and a tour. Not only did she surpass the initial goal, by the end of her crowdfunding campaign’s run on the platform, she scored $1,192,793 from 24,883 backers. Now the 38-year-old is sharing details about… Read More

Danae Ringelmann Talks Indiegogo: We’ve Made Failure More Efficient

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Sharing some details about global crowdfunding giant, Indiegogo, Danae Ringelmann discussed what the platform has done in the past, where its going and the failures she has seen. According to CNET, during an interview at the Web Summit Tech Conference last week, Ringelmann discussed how she and the other co-founders began their Indiegogo journey. “I… Read More

Indiegogo Invites Tintag to Its Forever Funding Program

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Tintag, the first wireless rechargeable item tracking device, was invited by crowdfunding giant, Indiegogo, to continue its funding campaign on the platform by being a part of the “Forever Funding” program. The startup ran a successful two-month crowdfunding campaign, which surpassed its initial goal of $50,000 in less than a month. When it finally came a close… Read More

Brief: Several Crowdfunding Execs on BI UK Coolest People in Tech List

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While it is not quite clear how one qualifies as “cool” these days, leading news publication Business Insider has put together their list of UK coolness in tech.  BI points out that after Silicon Valley and Silicon Alley in NYC – London has become a hot startup scene for tech.  Now with the UK government… Read More

Indiegogo’s Danae Ringelmann Discusses How to Make Tech More Inclusive (Video)

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During her time at September’s Techonomy Detroit Conference at Wayne State University, Indigogo’s co-founder, Danae Ringelmann, discussed the serious diversity divide in the tech industry, which appears to be dominated by white males. According to Techonomy, after Google released the demographic data of its employees in May, a slew of other Internet giants followed suit, reaffirming a… Read More

Crowdfunding Expert Jessica Chesney of Command Partners to Speak at Geek Girl TechCon in Charlotte

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Digital Marketing Manager at Charlotte, North Carolina’s Command Partners, Jessica Chesney, announced this week that she will be speaking at the Geek Girl. The conference, which is held on November 15th, is the largest hands-on technology conference for women in the area and includes activities for all skill levels. It will feature workshops that cover a wide range of… Read More

Formula One’s Bernie Ecclestone Throws Shade At Caterham’s Crowdcube Campaign; Refers to It As a “Disaster”

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On Friday (November 7th), the Caterham F1 Team announced its crowdfunding campaing on Crowdcube to help finance its return to Formula 1 for the Abu Dhabi race on November 23rd.  The project has already raised £1,068,461 and is hoping to receive £2.3 million by next Friday. As previously reported, the team is currently undergoing a restructuring process after… Read More

University of Texas in Dallas Pilots ATEC Crowdfunding Month

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The Arts & Technology Program (ATEC) at the University of Texas in Dallas (UTD) will pilot launch ATEC Crowdfunding Month, a new undertaking to bring awareness to on-campus crowdfunding campaigns being run by and/or assisted by its faculty and students.  The campaigns planned for this year’s ATEC Crowdfunding Month are on Kickstarter and Indiegogo With the… Read More

CFIRA Set to Discuss JOBS Act & More at Regulatory Summit in Washington, DC

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The Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA) has scheduled a public event in Washington, DC, on November 21st, to update and review the community on various aspects of the JOBS Act including Title II, Title III and Title IV.  The 2nd Annual Regulatory Summit has been scheduled to follow the SEC’s annual Government Business Forum on Small… Read More

NCAA Says No to Pay-for-Play Crowdfunding While Attempting to Shut Down FanPay

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Last month, reports surfaced that the National Collegiate Athletic Association, also known as the NCAA, was attempting to shut down a for-profit company known as FanPay, which announced it was planning to crowdfund pay-for-play for college athletes. According to Sport’s News, on Thursday (November 6th), NCAA officials addressed FanPay in an educational column which was covering… Read More

Illinois Intrastate Crowdfunding Exemption: The Reasoning Behind The Bill

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As noted in my prior post, “Draft Bill: Illinois Intrastate Crowdfunding Exemption,” an official draft of my proposed Illinois Intrastate Crowdfunding Exemption was recently finished. To my surprise, people actually read it and I have been getting a lot of questions as to why I choose to make my bill so different than those of… Read More

Top Female Filmmaker on Kickstarter Talks Crowdfunding Success

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Around this time last year, filmmaker Natasha Allergri launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $600,000 for her dubbed “surreal” animated web series, Bee and PuppyCat.  Not only did the project reach the initial goal, it reached $872,133 from 18,209 backers. Now, Allergri is ready to sit down and share her exciting experience on the… Read More

Crowdfunder UK Issues New Report: Grants, Loans and Crowdfunding – The Future Funding Mix (Infographic)

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While enterprise start-ups, creative projects and charities have raised millions of pounds using crowdfunding over the last five years or so *(£9 million in the first three months of 2014 alone), councils have so far been very slow to harness its power for the public sector. But a new report by crowdfunding platform, Crowdfunder.co.uk, shows that a few… Read More

Nesta: Alternative Finance More than Doubles for 2014

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Nesta, a  UK based innovation charity and staunch proponent of entrepreneurship and creativity, has published an update on the alternative finance industry in the United Kingdom.  The report is a joint effort between Nesta and the University of Cambridge.  The report notes this new financial sector, that includes crowdfunding, peer to peer (P2P) lending, and… Read More

Danae Ringelmann: Indiegogo is Becoming A Permanent Part of The Finance Ecosystem (Video)

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With global crowdfunding giant, Indiegogo continuing to be a key platform for start-ups, co-founder Danae Ringelmann shares details about the famous platform, along with the funding method. Silicon Republic reports, during an interview at the Web Summit in Dublin this week, Ringelmann stated,”When we launched Indiegogo with a beta and a video in January 2008,… Read More

Brief: Star Citizen Creator Discusses Crowdfunding & The Video Game’s Development (Video)

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With Star Citizen continuing to be the most crowdfunded video game of all time, creator Chris Roberts sat down to discuss his experience with the funding method along with the game and its development. When Star Citizen surfaced in 2012, it immediately hit the spotlight and became one of the most popular crowdfunding campaigns on the web. The… Read More

Woman Who Crowdfunded Pricey Uber Ride Responds to Critics as She Becomes Minor Internet Celebrity

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The internet can be a weird place sometimes.  From expensive Uber rides to Potato Salad crowdfunding campaigns sometimes I just don’t quite understand.  Last weekend we wrote about Gabrielle Wathen who stumbled into the internet vortex as she rather innocently launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to pick up the $362 tab on an Uber… Read More

Access to Capital for Women Owned Businesses (Infographic)

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The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) has generated an infographic packed full of information regarding different options for access to capital for businesses.  The NWBC is a non-partisan advisory council that seeks to promote women in business by counseling the SBA, the President, Congress and anyone else that can help influence the situation. While the… Read More

RCS Capital Comments on Recent Share Price Movement

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 RCS Capital Corporation (“RCAP”) (NYSE:  RCAP), today issued the following statement regarding RCAP’s recent share price movement. Given the corporate announcements made by American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. (“ARCP”) (NASDAQ:  ARCP) since October 29th, and the effect those announcements have had on RCAP’s market valuation, RCAP would like to clarify its relationship with ARCP.  In addition, since ARCP’s announcement… Read More