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Washington D.C. is Dubbed Number 1 City for Crowdfunding in the U.S.

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Move Over, Chicago & New York! Washington D.C. is making its mark in the crowdfunding industry. On Wednesday (October 22nd), a new report revealed that the city is best place for entrepreneurs and startups to crowdfund their products. According to In The Capital, a new report from Crowdfund Capital Advisors (CCA) and the Crowdfunding Center… Read More

JOBSImpact Score Reveals Entrepreneur Friendly Cities & States

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TheCrowdDataCenter.com has teamed up with Crowdfund Capital Advisors (CCA), participants in the creation of the JOBS Act legislation, harnessing big-data to create a way to measure crowdfunded activity and job creation, at national and, crucially, local level in a new way. The JOBSIMPACT score rates the impact on a city, state or country aiming to reveals how… Read More

Crowdfund Capital Advisors Co-Founder Talks Crowdfunding in Interview (Video)

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Crowdfund Capital Advisor co-founder Jason Best hit the studios of Bloomberg in Hong Kong after a stop in Malaysia for the Securities Commission crowdfunding and angel conference. This is a high level interview as part of Rishaad Salamat and “On The Move”.  Investment crowdfunding has evolved quite rapidly around the world and Best touches on… Read More

Jason Best from Crowdfund Capital Advisors Talks Asia & Equity Crowdfunding (Video)

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Jason Best, a principle at Crowdfund Capital Advisors and a recognized leader in the investment crowdfunding industry, hopped on the phone the other day to chat with the folks at CNBC to talk Asia and equity crowdfunding.  Jason noted that Asia has quickly changed from what is this new type of capital formation to how… Read More

New Forms of Finance Hits Radar of Governments Around the Globe at Berkeley Forum

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In a report from UK’s “the Crowdfunding Centre“, the group notes that crowdfunding and alternative-finance have hit the radar of governments and policy-makers, as well as financial institutions, across the globe.   The Second Annual Academic Symposium on crowdfunding is taking place this week at UC Berkeley.  The event is hosted by the Fung Institute and… Read More

An Estimated $140 Million Has Been Invested in Crowdfunding Infrastructure This Year

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Estimates Indicate this Number Could Rise to $250 Million By End of Year. A recent report indicates that interest and associated investments in the nascent crowdfunding industry is taking off.  Apparently over $140 million has been funneled into crowdfunding infrastructure just this year alone.  This is more than double the estimate from 2014 where approximately… Read More

Jason Best & Sherwood Neiss to SEC: Vote Now on Title III Crowdfunding Rules

Jason Best and Sherwood Neiss

Crowdfund Capital Advisors principles Jason Best and Sherwood Neiss have joined the growing group of crowdfunding industry participants demanding the Securities and Exchange Commission release final rules on Title III crowdfunding immediately.  In a comment letter addressed to SEC Chair Mary Jo White, Best and Neiss urged the Chair to release final rules now. This… Read More

Crowdfund Capital Advisors Report: Crowdfunding is Powerful Tool for Women & Minorities

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Women & Minorites Traditionally Shunned by Private Capital Markets See Huge Potential for Investment Crowdfunding and Access to Capital. Crowdfund Capital Advisors has published a report to highlight crowdfund investing as a powerful new tool to fuel the underserved women and minority markets.  The document is titled; “Crowdfunding’s Potential for Minority and Women Owned Enterprises” The research… Read More

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)

Richard Swart Crowdfunding will grow to 300 billion

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

Sherwood Neiss Testifying at Senate Banking Committee

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