NIN Ventures Names Dr. Sunil Patel as a Board Advisor & Venture Partner

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On Wednesday, Chicago-based NIN Ventures announced that it has added Dr. Sunil Patel to its roster as a board advisor and venture partner. The venture capital fund stated: “Our goal as NIN Ventures is to invest in disruptive technologies. With that in mind, we are pleased to announce that Dr. Sunil Patel has joined NIN… Read More

Title IV of the JOBS Act Final Rules (Document)

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Below is the “draft” of final rules of Title IV of the JOBS Act. Also known as Regulation A+ the below document will become final following a 60 day period after publication in the Federal Register. The 453 page document will be reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget under “Major Rule Analysis”according to… Read More

Smash-Inspired Musical Bombshell Hits $300,000 in Two Weeks on Kickstarter; Becomes Most Funded Theater Project

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Just two weeks ago, Smash fans received the exciting news that their beloved (but unfortunately canceled) series would find a way to get back into the spotlight. Now it seems as though, the show will be hitting the Broadway stage, thanks to crowdfunding. As previously reported, The Actors Fund launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise only… Read More

SEC to Require Broker/Dealers Active in Off-Exchange Market to Become Members of National Securities Association

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The Securities and Exchange Commission today proposed rule amendments to require that broker-dealers trading in off-exchange venues become members of a national securities association.  The amendments are designed to enhance regulatory oversight of active proprietary trading firms, such as high frequency traders (HFT). “This proposal embodies a simple but powerful principle of the federal securities… Read More

The Reg A+ Bombshell: $50M Unaccredited Equity Crowdfunding Title IV takes Center Stage

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In a stunning development earlier today, the SEC released final Regulation A+ rules under Title IV of the JOBS Act that pre-empts state law for larger Regulation A offerings up to $50M and provides for state coordinated review for offerings up to $20M.  Growth companies will now soon be able to raise up to $50… Read More

Final Rules for Title IV of the JOBS Act to Include State Pre-emption But for Tier 2 Only

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The Securities and Exchange Commission met today to finalize rules for Title IV of the JOBS Act, commonly referred to as Regulation A+.  As expected the Commission quickly approved rules that included state Blue Sky pre-emption but for only Tier 2 of Title IV.  The vote for final rules was unanimous but included some reservations… Read More

Brief: Canary Redefines Home Security With Retail Debut of Crowdfunded Product

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Canary today announced the much anticipated launch of their award-winning home security product with major retailers throughout the U.S. Since its successful Indiegogo campaign came to an end, which gained over $1.9 million, the New York City startup has shipped tens of thousands of units to 78 countries. Reportedly, the early users have demonstrated a remarkably high level of… Read More

New PENSCO Report Reveals Key Trends in Equity Crowdfunding & Early Stage Investing

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PENSCO Trust Company released a report today on key trends driving the surging popularity of equity crowdfunding. In the 2015 PENSCO Crowdfunding Report preeminent voices in crowdfunding and early stage investing discuss the leading edge of private equity and provide tips for investors in search of these growing opportunities. CEO of PENSCO, Kelly Rodriques, stated: “At PENSCO,… Read More

Actor George Takei Hits Indiegogo to Bring His New Project Allegiance to Broadway

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Looking to his devoted fans for support, Star Trek alum, George Takei has launched a campaign on global crowdfunding platform Indiegogo for his latest project, Allegiance on Broadway. Sharing details about the upcoming Broadway show, Takei stated: “I was only a small child in 1941 when Pearl Harbor was bombed. But I still remember the gleam of rifle bayonet… Read More

Real Estate Firms Eye Forthcoming Rules of Regulation A+

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Later this morning the Securities and Exchange Commission will be releasing final rules for Title IV of the JOBS Act otherwise known as Regulation A+. While the details are not yet know, the expectations are for proposed rules to allow raised of up to $50 million without having to go through the state review process…. Read More

Handheld Flamethrower Easily Tops Goal on Indiegogo

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Are you ready for the Zombie Apocalypse?  Probably not, but if you back this crowdfunding campaign you may possess one of the most popular weapons in dealing with the walking dead. The XM42 “Handheld Flamethrower”, a creation of ION Productions, was approved to launch a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo yesterday and backers rushed in to be… Read More

Gary O. Shelton Named CFO of CrowdFunding Cooperative

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Sustainability Partnerships and Gary O. Shelton Consulting (GOSC) are collaborating to help small and large businesses effectively launch crowdfunding cooperative campaigns. Gary O. Shelton, CEO of GOSC and CFO of Crowdfunding Cooperative, stated:  “Crowdfunding is the new normal for small business finance.” Today, big companies are becoming more and more intrigued with crowdfunding, but for different reasons… Read More

P2P Lender SocietyOne Hires Simon Schwarz as New COO as Firm Grows

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Australia based peer to peer lending platform SocietyOne has added to its executive team with the appointment of new Chief Operating Officer Simon Schwarz. The new hire will help position the platform for further growth as the P2P lending industry continues to disrupt traditional banks with its more efficient and cost effective approach to matching… Read More

Kauffman Foundation: The Funding Myth for Startups (Deck)

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The Kauffman Foundation is an admirable research and advocacy group that promotes the benefits of entrepreneurism. The organizations ethos is that developing self-sufficient people and a vibrant economy & society are pretty important things, something most level headed people would quickly concur.  Last week Arnobio Morelix from Kauffman delivered a presentation at SXSW during the StartUp Oasis… Read More

Realty Mogul Takes a Bite of the Big Apple: Multi-family Brooklyn Property First NYC Investment

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Realty Mogul, the online peer-to-peer marketplace for real estate investing, announced the completion of its first-ever crowdfunding project in New York, raising $1.6 million from 46 investors for two apartment buildings in Brooklyn and enabling project sponsor Cayuga Capital Management to recapitalize the property.  The deal closes a highly successful first quarter for Realty Mogul,… Read More

Seedrs Partners with HedgeBrunch Global Network

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UK based crowdfunding platform Seedrs has “joined forces” with HedgeBrunch, a “global network of hedge funds” and finance professional to expose the group to the world of investment crowdfunding.  Reportedly co-founder and CEO of Seedrs Jeff Lynn reviewed his platforms operations to the group last week at the Library Club in London’s West End.   A… Read More

Grab Your Liter of Cola: Broken Lizard Launches Indiegogo Campaign For Super Troopers Sequel

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Super Troopers fans, rejoice (right meow)! Just 14 years after the release of the original (and crazy) film, Broken Lizard Industries and your favorite Vermont State Troopers have launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for the hilarious comedy’s sequel. Explaining details about the project, the Broken Lizard gang wrote: “Several moons ago, we made a little indie movie called Super… Read More

Realty Mogul CEO Jilliene Hellman Shares Opinion on Gender Discrimination (Video)

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With the ongoing trial of Ellen Pao, formerly of Kleiner Perkins and now interim CEO of Reddit, and her gender discrimination accussations, there has been a lot of media coverage on the issue of women in business – specifically tech. The results of the trial will be known soon enough and while Pao’s allegations have… Read More

Magellan Forms Strategic Partnership With Crowded Reality to Stream New Talk Show Wake Up!

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Magellan Holdings, LLC, a provider of mobile OTT media delivery solutions, and Crowded Reality Inc, a crowdfunding platform for reality tv and talk shows, today announced a strategic partnership to stream new talk show Wake Up! “backstage” video content to mobile app users. OTT delivery of content is now mainstream and quickly becoming the preferred delivery… Read More

California’s Liquidity Seeks Funds Through Kickstarter For Cleaner Water Filter Bottle

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Liquidity, a Silicon Valley startup, today announced that its recently debuted revolutionary Naked Filter water bottle through a new campaign on crowdfunding giant, Kickstarter. The goal of Naked Filter’s funding project is to test consumer interest and support key remaining steps needed to launch the product. By helping the campaign, individuals will assist Liquidity in achieving its vision of distributing water… Read More