Crowdfunding News Roundup: October 31, 2013

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Amy CorteseUSA Today | Delamaide: Crowdfunding rules help investors

Do we have a “stock market rigged in favor of high-frequency traders?” According to this article yes, and it is turning investors away from the stock market. Where will those investors look to put their money? Crowdinvesting offerings could be a logical place to seek returns. Amy Cortese is interviewed here and shares her hyperlocal skew.

Upstart Business Journal | Law prof: Crowdfunding’s a bad bet

Michael Dorff is a professor at Southwestern Law School, and he thinks crowdfunding and its proponents are in for a rude awakening. He argues that unaccredited investors don’t have the tool set to capably vet crowdfunded deals, and issuers would be better served seeking investment elsewhere.

Chen, Strickler and Adler founders of KickstarterBusiness Insider | What I Have Learned From Kickstarter

This is a fascinating take on how Chen, Strickler and Adler have built the crowdfunding behemoth that is Kickstarter’s. The post comes on the heels of news of a big shakeup at the executive level for Kickstarter. This is one must-read today.

Ottawa Citizen | Securities regulator plans big changes to reflect modern funding sources

This article acts as a teriffic breakdown of what is happening in the world of equity crowdfunding in Canada. As we have reported before, the Ontario Securities Commission has been working toward a crowdfunding exemption for quite some time now. This is a bit of an update on that effort.

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