Five Crucial Things You Get, Apart from the Money, From #Crowdfunding

Tim Wright

We asked for short, snappy, helpful video for Crowdfunding Week 2015 and the shortest, snappiest and most helpful of these (so far anyway) is from management consultant and  Crowdfunding expert Tim Wright of twintangibles. Here’s my summary of what he has to say: Crowdfunding is great… Read More

Facebook Introduces New Fundraising Tool For Nonprofits


On Wednesday, social media giant Facebook unveiled its new feature, Fundraisers, that provides fundraising tools for nonprofits. Facebook’s VP of Product Management, Naomi Gleit, shared: “With more than 150 million people around the world connected to a cause, Facebook is a global community of volunteers, donors… Read More

CoAssets Establishes Second Strategic Joint Venture With Fujian Yaosheng Zichan

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On Thursday, Singapore-based real estate crowdfunding platform CoAssets , which was recently listed on the National Stock Exchange of Australia to form CoAssets Limited (“CoAssets” or the “Company”) (NSX code: CAX), is pleased to announce  it has established its second strategic joint venture as part… Read More

CrowdfunderUK’s Dawn Bebe: “Here’s Why UK Startups Need the ‘Funding Cocktail'”

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This week, CrowdfunderUK’s co-founder and director of communications, Dawn Bebe, revealed why UK startup should consider going for a “funding cocktail.” Explaining what a “funding cocktail” really is, Bebe stated: “Increasingly businesses, charities and social enterprises are finding that combining funding solutions in a ‘cocktail’ is a… Read More

SyndicateRoom Chooses Nominee Structure: Multiple Shareholders Unite

Growth Investor Awards 2015

SyndicateRoom, the investment crowdfunding platform that received “Best Investment Platform”  at the recent 2015 Growth Investor Award, changed its direct shareholding model in favor of a nominee structure on 7 November. Seedrs  has been a forerunner in this approach noting that “aggregating” shareholders generates better outcomes versus one to… Read More

Kickbooster Launches Services That Pays Backers to Share Their Favorite Crowdfunding Campaigns


Kickbooster, a network for crowdfunding campaigns, has recently launched its services that pays campaign backers so share their favorite funding projects. According to Tech Crunch, Kickbooster users can share links to interesting campaigns, and receive a 10 percent referral fee when someone clicks their link and… Read More

Indiegogo Releases 7 Insights from 29,000 Tech Campaigns (Infographic)


On Thursday, Indiegogo unveiled its latest infographic, Technology Crowdfunding Stats: 7 Insights from 29,000 Campaigns The global crowdfunding platform stated: “Though crowdfunding can be used to raise money for nearly any type of idea or project, one of the most popular uses is to fund the… Read More

Indiegogo Reveals “7 Free Hacks For Any Crowdfunding Campaign”


Seeking to help crowdfunding first-timers with their projects, Indiegogo released its “7 Free Hacks for Any Crowdfunding Campaign” list. The global crowdfunding platform shared: “Developing a strategy for your crowdfunding campaign involves a lot of different pieces, including (but not limited to) social media, PR,… Read More

We Successfully Raised $40,000 for Hours with an Entirely Private Crowdfunding Experiment — Here’s How.

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We successfully raised $40,000 for Hours with an entirely private crowdfunding experiment — here’s how. It was a crazy idea; it broke nearly every rule; it was just a hunch; but ultimately, it worked better than we had hoped. If we’d listened to conventional wisdom,… Read More

Who Will Be ‘The’ Venture Exchange? Nasdaq Acquires SecondMarket, Leader In Secondary Trading Market

Nasdaq Venture Markets

Before Facebook’s IPO, there was SecondMarket: a leader in the secondary trading market, which enables repurchases of shares in private companies. SecondMarket’s platform saw over $1.4 billion worth of transactions in 2014–quadruple the volume of its transactions in 2013.  And today (Oct. 22), Nasdaq announced it had acquired… Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Accredited Investor Verification

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For years, most capital raises conducted by private companies have primarily relied on Regulation D as an exemption from compliance with certain burdensome securities laws.  In particular, most offerings were conducted under what was known as Rule 506 under Regulation D.  Those offerings, which have… Read More

Brief: Y Combinator Ignites More Innovation through New Non-Profit, YC Research Funding, to “Benefit of the World”

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“Our mission at YC is to enable as much innovation as we can.  Mostly this means funding startups.  But startups aren’t ideal for some kinds of innovation—for example, work that requires a very long time horizon, seeks to answer very open-ended questions, or develops technology… Read More

Australia’s Innovation Minister Christopher Pyne: Crowdfunding Is A ‘Highest Priority’

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Australia’s Innovation Minister Christopher Pyne recently stated that governments had procrastinated on crowdfunding changes, and it was now a top priority, according to Australia’s Financial Review. Pyne said, To me it’s not that complicated, but that’s one of our highest priorities. There are things you can do quickly, there are… Read More

NSRInvest Brings Institutional Tools for Smaller Investors in Marketplace Lending Assets

NSRInvest Founders

Investing in marketplace lending assets (P2P lending) is super hot right now. The solid risk-adjusted returns provide an excellent opportunity for small investors to generate income. This is even more interesting in the historically low-interest rate environment of today.  The advent of institutional money cascading into… Read More

Hidden Uses Kickstarter to Become Growing Business in Consumer Audio Space

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Rewards-based crowdfunding has become a vibrant eco-system of diverse and creative funding campaigns. From thousands of dollars to multiple millions, platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have become an important variable in the startup space. Some VCs have asked businesses to validate their products via crowdfunding… Read More

Small Business Finance: Making Sense of Alphabet Soup

Small Business Loan Confusion

  SBA….MCA….APR….LOC…. Do these acronyms mean anything to you?  The small business financing landscape is full of them and you’ll need to understand them to make the best possible financing decisions for your business.  And to avoid wasting time or money. If you are like… Read More

Airtame’s Jonas Gyalokay Shares With Indiegogo: How to Crowdfund a Million Dollars

Jonas Gyalokay

On Thursday, Airtame’s co-founder and CEO Jonas Gyalokay revealed to Indiegogo backers and campaign organizers tips and tricks to running not only a successful crowdfunding initiative, but also how to raise a million dollars using the funding method, Gyalokay wrote in a Indiegogo Blog’s guest post: “Crowdfunding… Read More

What’s In a Regulation A Plus Offering Circular, Anyway? 

Regulation A

        If your company is not public and plans to raise capital, you might have considered Regulation A Plus – and you are aware that it comes with a big warning sticker: the company needs to prepare an offering circular and go… Read More

CEO Ben Miller’s Fundrise Portfolio: 28 Deals, $265,800 Invested, $9,936 in Returns

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Of course readers want to know what’s in your portfolio! Fundrise’s CEO Ben Miller just posted that he indeed invests in Fundrise’s offerings, 28 deals to date. “As a developer myself, I understand that there are risks in any real estate project and not everything… Read More