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Financing a Startup through Crowdfunding (Deck)

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Crowdfunding is getting a lot of attention as an alternative way to finance a project or a startup company. The first Crowdfund Texas Conference took place earlier this year. While countless companies have raised millions of dollars through crowdfunding sites like IndieGoGo, Kickstarter and Hubrocket for all kinds of projects, crowdfunding is not without its perils. A… Read More

The Crowdfunding Solution: If the Government Can’t Fix the Economy… Maybe Entrepreneurs Can

Texas State Capital Building in Austin

I often write about the brave and innovative entrepreneurs in Texas, but that is only because they are working overtime to lead by example in the startup community. We have a history of strong and successful leaders who paved the way for the future of our nation. Texas companies have made it a habit to… Read More

Crowdfunding Anticipation Swells

Chris Camillo Crowd of Angels

Equity crowdfunding may eventually grow to be a $300 billion industry, as a well-known venture capitalist predicted last year, but there are high hurdles to jump, experts say. Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures suggested last May that crowdfunding eventually would take massive market share from bank lending, giving a boost to the alternative lending industry…. Read More

Crowdfunding and the Geography of Entrepreneurship

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This article is part three in a series on entrepreneurship and access to capital. I recently talked to Richard Seline, Principal of Global NextGen Advisors, who just spoke at the Crowdfund Texas conference. He also offers support to the entrepreneurial community through his organization, Competitive Texas. I recently watched a documentary called Something Ventured. It was an excellent view into what made… Read More

The Uncertain Effect of Crowdfunding Portal Failure

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This article is part two in a series on entrepreneurship and access to capital. I recently talked to Richard Seline, Principal of Global NextGen Advisors, who just spoke at the Crowdfund Texas conference. He also offers support to the entrepreneurial community through his organization, Competitive Texas. As crowdfunding rules are being finalized, there is an entire industry waiting to meet… Read More

Crowdfund Texas Gathering: Optimistic about Future of Crowdfunding

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Tuesday’s Crowdfund Texas Conference, held at the Omni Hotel in downtown Austin, attracted 235 industry luminaries, state officials, and aspiring entrepreneurs to the one-day event hosted by Texas super angel investor and Laughing at Wall Street author Chris Camillo. In partnership with the Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA) and Startup Texas, the conference featured prominent Crowdfunding platforms, legal… Read More

Texas’s Role in Crowdfunding and Who Stands to Benefit Most

Texas State Capital Building in Austin

This article is part one in a series on entrepreneurship and access to capital with a focus on the state of Texas. I recently talked to Richard Seline, Principal of Global NextGen Advisors, who just spoke at the Crowdfund Texas conference. He also offers support to the entrepreneurial community through his organization, Competitive Texas. I… Read More

RocketHub Seeks to Add Equity-based Fundraising for Startups

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Perks-based crowdfunding is nothing new, said Brian Meece, co-founder of Rockethub. In 1885, a fundraising effort to buy a pedestal for the Statue of Liberty raised $102,000 from more than 120,000 contributors. Joseph Pulitzer, publisher of the New York World, ran an ad in his newspaper offering a six-inch replica of the Statue of Liberty… Read More

Crowdfunding Panel: Big Things in 2013, Education Needed

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Crowdfund Texas featured a panel focused on forecasting crowdfunding’s success. The panel featured plenty of optimism, but was also peppered with words of warning for an industry in a holding pattern as rules and regulations move glacially toward completion. Dara Albright of the NowStreet Journal believes 2013 is the year crowdfunding will become a household… Read More

The Top Tweets from Crowdfund Texas

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America’s Next-Generation Social Investment Platform — Building Bridges between Entrepreneurs and a Larger Population of Investors. See the live Storify feed here.  Speakers at this event will include:  Sherwood Neiss – Crowdfund Capital Advisors, Candace Klien – SomoLend / Bad Girl Ventures, Doug Ellenoff – Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP Brian Knight – Crowdcheck, Vince Mollinari – Gate Technologies, Chris Camillo – Crowd of Angels and many others…. Read More

Crowdfund Texas Commences Tuesday in Austin

Crowdfund Texas Speakers Austin, TX January 2013

Crowdfunding industry event, Crowdfund Texas, will take place  on Tuesday, January 8th in Austin, Texas.  Organized by the Crowdfunding Professional Association (CFPA), Start Up Texas / Start Up America and Chris Camillo (Crowd of Angels). The day long event will feature a wide range of topics including Crowdfunding success stories, legal issues as well as the… Read More