Crowdfunding News Roundup: October 23, 2013

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ForeFund Capital wants to be the Yelp of crowdfunded real estate deals by combining a reputation engine with a crowdfunding play. They’re also skipping typical success fees, instead opting for a marketing-driven revenue model. In short, it’s lead gen for crowdfunded deals. Really interesting spin on the typical crowdfunding model, and definitely worth a read.

Wall Street Journal | AngelList Feature Gives Investors “Ready-Made Startup Portfolio”

WSJ provides a look at AngelList Classes, a feature of AngelList that allows accredited investors to back an entire class of startups at an incubator or accelerator in one fell swoop. This could be huge for accelerators (and, by proxy, startups) moving forward.

CollectiveArcade Sushi | Opinion: What Does Square-Enix’s Collective Crowdfunding Do?

RELATED | Collective: Square Enix, Indiegogo Launch Gamer-Focused Crowdfunding Initiative

Angelo D’ Argenio offers a snarky take on Square Enix’s Collective crowdfunding play. Is this a philanthropic outreach play or just another AAA developer trying to play gatekeeper in the world of video games? It seems some in the gaming community have their doubts.

PolicyMic | Inside the Crowdfunding Revolution, and Why You Should Be Part Of It Too

“It’s clear that crowdfunding is becoming the best alternative for startup funding.” That is a statement made in PolicyMic in regards to crowdfunding as a means of capital formation for small business. Ahmen Medien takes a look at recent data in the crowdfunding space and shares why he thinks crowdfunding is set to increase in importance over time.

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