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The Truth About Crowd Selection & Crowdfunding Success

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Dr. Richard Swart, a crowdfunding research authority and one of the leading thinkers on crowdfunding globally, has agreed to write a series of articles addressing key questions about crowdfunding. The first discusses a key question driven by the observation that organizations that successfully crowdfund appear to have a much higher likelihood of success that non-crowfunded organizations…. Read More

Recent Data on Crowdfunding, Alternative Finance & New Markets

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Crowdfunding Research. At the SVCrowdfund conference on April 3, 2014, Richard Swart, PhD., gave a fascinating presentation on the growing ecosystem of crowdfunding and alternative finance. Dr. Swart is a well known authority in the crowdfunding world.  He runs the UC Berkeley’s crowdfunding research initiative and is also a partner at Crowdfund Capital Advisors Group…. Read More

Guantanamo Detainees Float Crowdfunding For Business Proposal

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In the Miami Herald it was recently revealed that a handful of Guantanamo detainees have generated a business plan for an agricultural venture in Yemen. Called “Yemen Milk & Honey Farms Ltd,” the proposal outlines a “self-sufficient agricultural business west of Yemen’s capital, Sana’a.” The 75 page proposal was created shortly before a hunger strike took… Read More

Troops Rallying For Smarter Rules Around Equity Crowdfunding

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There are a lot of people with high hopes for the equity crowdfunding industry in the United States, including the legislators that saw the JOBS Act through. However, it seems there is also increasing concern that the entire exemption could fall flat without some serious changes. I’ll avoid the temptation to collect the various articles… Read More

Dr. Richard Swart on Crowdfunding: Markets, Revenue, Jobs (Deck)

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The well attended Crowdfund Global Expo, which took place last week in San Diego, had more than a few big names in the crowdfunding world in attendance.  One of the leading industry advocates is Dr. Richard Swart who gave an impressive presentation on alternative finance / crowdfunding at the event.  Swart is the Director for… Read More

Report: Job Impact of Crowdfunding from Crowdfund Capital Advisors

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Crowdfund Capital Advisors (CCA), a consulting and advisory firm in the investment crowdfunding space,  has published a report that illustrates how companies that use crowdfunding to raise capital are creating jobs, building stronger businesses, and attracting follow on capital. Sherwood Neiss, principal at Crowdfund Capital Advisors stated, “When we set out to write this report… Read More

Four Ways Crowdfunding Is Helping Small Businesses In The Real World

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Yesterday we received word that Crowdfund Capital Advisors had released a research report and accompanying op-ed at VentureBeat examining some of the real, tangible benefits crowdfunding was creating for small businesses. Here are ten quick points from the report that show how crowdfunding is helping small businesses grow and access capital… Revenues increase immediately following a successful… Read More

AARP Magazine Runs Crowdfunding Feature, Cites Cautionary Letter

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AARP The Magazine recently ran an article on crowdfunding dealing with the possibilities (and perils) of the evolving means of capital formation. Kickstarter, RocketHub and EarlyShares all get mention in the piece alongside Sherwood Neiss of Crowdfund Capital Advisors. Rockethub’s Alon Hillel-Tuch and EarlyShares’s Heather Schwarz-Lopes are both quoted in the article. Neiss predicts that the… Read More

Crowdfunding and Climate Innovation: The Next Steps are in Funding Impact Investing

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The future of Impact Investing and Crowdfunding was on display in Nairobi, Kenya last week.  At the World Bank/infoDev’s annual funding meeting their budget was divvyed up among the creation of Climate Innovation Centers (CIC) in Kenya, Ethiopia, South Africa, Vietnam and the Caribbean and the new funding mechanisms to allow the Bank to effectively… Read More

New Academic Study Seeks Input From UK Crowdfunding Platforms

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The University of California, Berkeley, Nesta and the University of Cambridge have teamed up and plan to execute a benchmarking survey to capture the size, transaction volume and growth of the alternative finance market in the UK. The team behind the upcoming report is asking platforms active in crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending and invoice financing activities… Read More

Joint Report On Muslim Markets Released By Crowdfund Capital Advisors, Fajr Capital Advisors

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Fajr Capital Advisors and Crowdfund Capital Advisors have released a report (embedded, bottom of article) to “highlight crowdfund investing as a powerful new tool to fuel the development of a vibrant entrepreneurial culture in Muslim majority markets.” Crowdfund investing builds communities, encourages risk sharing, democratizes wealth and channels capital to real economic activity. Islamic finance… Read More

Sherwood Neiss Testimony Before US Senate Commmittee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs

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Sherwood Neiss, one of the leading figures in the crowdfunding industry, testified before the US Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs today in which the merits and challenges of crowdfunding were reviewed.  Neiss, who is a founder of Crowdfund Capital Advisors as well as one of the creators of the legislation on crowdfunding,… Read More

WATCH: Richard Swart’s Macro Take On The World Bank Report

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Crack The Crowd has released part one of what is to be a three-part interview with Dr. Richard Swart, who is a partner at Crowdfund Capital Advisors and the head of the crowdfunding research program at UC Berkeley. He was instrumental in the recently released World Bank report on crowdfunding. Here he examines some of… Read More

It’s Here: The World Bank Report On Crowdfunding

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For the better part of a year we’ve been anticipating a report that was to be the product of a joint venture by thought leaders and researchers in the crowdfunding space, distributed and supported by The World Bank. That report, entitled “Crowdfunding’s Potential for the Developing World,” is finally here. Recognizable names in crowdfunding that… Read More

Dr. Richard Swart To Head Crowdfunding Research At UC Berkeley

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Dr. Richard Swart has been appointed as Director of Research overseeing the policies, best practices and innovation in entrepreneurial finance at the University of California, Berkeley. The Program for Innovation in Entrepreneurial and Social Finance, directed under the College of Engineering’s Fung Institute, seeks to examine the evolution of crowdfunding and other social-finance models. Dr. Swart… Read More

SeedAsia Powers Asia Wide Equity Crowfunding Platform

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In mid – May a party was held in Shanghai, China, at the Hult International Business School.  The event was held in recognition of the launch of SeedAsia – the first Pan Asia equity crowdfunding platform to service the region. Many prominent business leaders were in attendance which also included  a video message from crowdfunding… Read More

ICYMI Future of Crowdfunding Panel from SXSW (Video)

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The Future of Crowdfunding Panel at Startup America LIVE SXSWi13 Startup America chairman Steve Case, Sen. Mark Warner, Crowdfund Capital Advisors’ Jason Best, SoMoLend’s Candace Klein, and IndieGoGo’s Slava Rubin talk about the benefits and legal hurdles of crowdfunding.

Video: Sherwood Neiss, Mercer Bullard Spar On Investment Crowdfunding

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On the anniversary of the JOBS Act, Woodie Neiss of Crowdfund Capital Advisors and University of Mississippi Law Professor Mercer Bullard discuss investment crowdfunding, investor protection and fraud. It is an interesting microcosm of the arguments being made from both sides of the crowdfunding debate. Watch below…

THE UPSTART MODEL: INVEST IN THE ENTREPRENEUR, NOT THE IDEA

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True entrepreneurs don’t just have a business idea, execute it, and then move into a cushy corner office. They must continue to innovate and come up with new plans to disrupt a market. Investors need to start considering what they are backing — the idea or the individual. The entrepreneur worth investing in has passion… Read More

Waiting for the Crowd’s Cash

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When President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act on April 5, 2012, he called it a “game-changing” bill. The game needed changing. After the Great Recession, access to capital became a huge problem for small business, as the percentage of loans under $1 million that banks approved (the kind for which most new… Read More