UK based Equity Crowdfunding Platform Seedrs Moves Into US with Acquisition of Junction Investments

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UK based investment crowdfunding platform Seedrs has announced the acquisition of Junction Investments located in California.  This strategic acquisition positions Seedrs to expand their reach beyond the borders of Europe.  Junction founders Adam Kaufman and Brian Goldsmith will be joining the Seedrs team and assisting with the next phase of Seedrs growth.  The acquisition closed… Read More

GrowlerWerks Reaches Nearly $450,000 on Kickstarter As Beer Lovers Celebrate uKeg at Oktoberfest

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As its crowdfunding campaign nears $450,000 on Kickstarter, which has been attracting more than 230 backers a day, GrowlerWerks‘ uKeg enjoyed a bit of Bavaria this month, showing off at Leavenworth’s famous Oktoberfest. Now the game-changing growler that keeps oxygen away from beer, maintaining perfect carbonation from the first to last pour, is ready to visit… Read More

David Weild: “NASAA is Doing Incredible Harm to The Economy and They Need to Stand Down” (Video)

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David Weild, former Vice Chairman of NASDAQ and current CEO of IssuWorks, made an appearance at the offices of Pepper Hamilton last week to discuss capital formation for small businesses. The event was organized by Dara Albright, a vocal advocate of crowdfunding and a leading voice on the JOBS Act. Weild started his presentation by… Read More

Recent Crowdfund Success Tipalti Teams Up With CAKE by Accelerize to Create a Richer, More Seamless Integration

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Accelerize and its digital marketing software division CAKE, along with Tipalti, a global pay-outs management automation platform, announced on Thursday (October 30th) their latest innovation, a seamless mass pay-out solution that integrates with real-time digital marketing campaign tracking and attribution analytics. This new capability is designed to help alleviate one of the biggest challenges for advertisers and affiliate… Read More

Georgia Quinn Recognized as Top New York Attorney

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Crowdfund Insider Senior Contributor Georgia Quinn has been acknowledged as a “Top Female Attorney” in New York. Organized by Thomson-Reuters, Quinn will be joined by other honored attorneys in a special section to be featured in the New York Times next March. Quinn is a Senior Associate attorney at Seyfarth Shaw. She is also the… Read More

Cetera Financial Group’s The Legend Group Announces ACSI Corporate Partnership

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The Legend Group, a member of Cetera Financial Group, RCS Capital Corporation’s (NYSE: RCAP) retail investment advice platform, is proud to announce their national corporate partnership with The Association of Christian Schools International, also known as ACSI. Legend is now offering retirement planning services and professionally managed account services to members of ACSI. Legend has a 50-year… Read More

Next Generation Trust Services Alerts Investors to Possible SEC Changes in Definition of “Accredited Investor” & Investing Limitations

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Next Generation Trust Services, a professional third-party administrator of self-directed retirement plans, is alerting its clients about possible SEC changes regarding who qualifies as an accredited investor. The administrator of self-directed retirement plans has among its clients, investors who use the funds in their self-directed IRAs to invest in equity funding opportunities in early-stage companies. The SEC… Read More

Buy to Let Crowdfunding Platform “CrowdLords” Raises Capital on Seedrs

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CrowdLords, a new twist on real estate crowdfunding that targets landlords or “buy to let”, is crowdfunding their platform on Seedrs.  The startup is seeking a raise of £90,000 and launched yesterday quickly garnering over £27,000 from 29 investors.   We are live on @Seedrs! Interested in investing in #CrowdLords? Find out more here http://t.co/LQXHbCERIT… Read More

Indiegogo-Success Geek Pulse Signs Up for the Platform’s Perpetual Crowdfunding Program

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Ready to gain some more funding for their already successful crowdfunding project, Light Harmonic, the creators of Geek Pulse, announced on Tuesday (October 28th) that their team has decided to participate in Indiegogo’s perpetual crowdfunding program. According to its campaign, Geek Pulse is an audio digital-to-analog converter and headphone amplifier.The device has several digital inputs that… Read More

CFIRA Co-Chair DJ Paul Appointed to SEC Advisory Committee on Small & Emerging Companies

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DJ Paul, CFIRA Co-Chair and CSO of Propellr, has been appointed by SEC Chair Mary Jo White to become a member of the SEC Advisory Committee on Small & Emerging Companies for a term that begins immediately.  The SEC established this committee in 2011 as a conduit for advice on regulations and policies that impact… Read More

Duck, Duck… Edwin! pi lab Launches Its Edwin the Duck on Kickstarter

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Who stole the soap? The robber ducky! Well, that ducky has a new name, and it’s Edwin. pi lab, a company consisted of inventors who specialize in intelligent product and application creation, announced on Wednesday (October 29th) the launch of its Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for Edwin the Duck. The project is now live and will run… Read More

Online Community Reddit Launches New Crowdfunding Platform

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Reddit, the online community and self-dubbed “front of page the Internet,” announced a new crowdfunding platform, known as Redditmade, on Wednesday morning (October 29th). According its recent post, Redditmade is described as a new place to turn the best designs and products by the community into reality. Reddit stated, “Redditmade gives you the flexibility to create almost… Read More

CFIRA Advocates Announce Second Annual Regulatory Summit in Washington D.C.

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The Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA) will hold its Second Annual Regulatory and Advocacy Summit in Washington, D.C., on Friday, November 21 from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the Hart Building on Capital Hill. Attendees will network with fellow crowdfunding advocates, members of Congress, policymakers and industry thought leaders. The event’s half-day agenda will… Read More

Keen Home Announces $1.52M in Seed Funding; Launches Smart Vent

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Keen Home, the new startup bringing to life an automated, intelligent and digitally connected home, announced on Wednesday (October 29th) $1.52M in seed funding. Led by RMR Capital, with participation from R/GA Ventures, Bullet Time Ventures, NYU Innovation Venture Fund, Rugged Ventures, Galvanize Ventures, and Brand Foundry Ventures, as well as strategic investors American Family… Read More

Non-Profit Crowdfunding Platform Giveffect Celebrates #GivingTuesday

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In celebration of the month of giving, Giveffect, the crowdfunding platform dedicated to nonprofits, announces its promotion in junction with #GivingTuesday. From now through December 2, nonprofits that sign up for Giveffect’s Professional or Premium solution will receive a rebate on all processing fees for the month of December. Giveffect is also offering a free trial of… Read More

California Real Estate Investment Firm Announces Q3 Returns for CCFG Investment Fund, LLC Offering

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CCFG Investments, a San Diego-based, private real estate investment firm celebrated a Q3 milestone this past September. The release of the Q3 earnings of the firm’s mortgage pool fund, CCFG Investment Fund, LLC—also known and referred to as The Privilege Plan—reported a 12.96% return. “We’ve satisfied our shareholders once again for the sixth consecutive quarter,” explained Craig Cecilio,… Read More

UK Project Innovate: Call for Input Feedback Statement (Document)

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Embedded below is the published report by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regarding feedback to their “Project Innovate”. Project Innovate was established to support industry innovation by  opening the FCA doors to businesses (large and small) who are developing innovative approaches that can benefit consumers in financial services markets. The FCA proposed to build an… Read More

UK Financial Conduct Authority Launches Innovation Hub. Encourages Change in the Interest of Consumers.

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Meanwhile the SEC Stalls on Pushing Forward to Facilitate Title III & Title IV Crowdfunding. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the UK regulatory body similar to the SEC, has announced the opening of their Innovation Hub as they embrace change and creativity in financial services.  In a speech by Martin Wheatley, Chief Executive of thee… Read More

Fresh8 Gaming Triumphs Start-up Launchpad Competition at 2014 EiG in Berlin

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Last week, Fresh8 Gaming, the next generation ad-serving platform, triumphed at the Start-Up Launchpad competition held at the 2014 European iGaming Congress and Expo (EiG) in Berlin, Germany. Now in its seventh year, the Dragons’ Den-style contest was hosted by equity crowdfunding platform, GamCrowd, alongside Clarion Events. Fresh8 Gaming is a platform aimed specifically at the sports… Read More

Mass Fidelity Becomes Top CrowdFunded Canadian Company in History; Core Wireless Speaker Campaign Currently at $885,000

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The Mass Fidelity Inc.’s Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for the Core Wireless Speaker System and Core Wireless Sub has continued to gain momentum since this month’s campaign extension and has now become the top crowdfunded Canadian company ever. The campaign launched in early September when it shattered its $48,000 funding goal within 24 hours and currently six days left in the campaign (November 2nd). At… Read More