Crowdfunding News Roundup: November 1, 2013

secVentureBeat | The JOBS Act leaves crowdfunding investors unprotected — the SEC is working with a flawed law

According to the article, Jenny Kassan of Cutting Edge Capital filed the original petition to the SEC to create a crowdfunding exemption. In this article, she argues that the individual investment caps for non-accredited investors are too high under Title III of the JOBS Act, which has forced federal regulators to propose onerous regulation in order to protect investors.

St. Louis Business Journal | Crowdfunding can be more than a full-time job, panel says

If you plan on launching a crowdfunding campaign, be prepared to spend a significant amount of time executing that campaign. This tip, among many others, comes from a recent meetup at Lab1500 in St. Louis, where the topic of conversation was crowdfunding in the video game industry. This and other tips are shared within.

movies filmForbes | How An SEC Ruling Could Change The Independent Film World

In this article, Dorothy Pomerantz takes a look at a film deal matchmaking site called Slated, which she says can now begin to think about moving into the world of actually facilitating transactions in the wake of rulemakings from the SEC based on the JOBS Act.

PEHub | More sites tap celebs for crowdfunding portals

Whether they’re launching campaigns or actually involved in the day-to-day operations of a crowdfunding platform, celebrities can lend some much-needed exposure to crowdfunding platforms in a variety of ways. This article takes a look at how certain celebrities have done just that for sites like Kickstarter and FundAnything.

The State Journal | Crowdfunding helps close gaps in classroom supplies

West Virginia newspaper The State Journal takes a look at how teachers are using crowdfunding to close a funding gap for school supplies. It’s a relatively common cause for crowdfunding campaigns around the time schools start up in the US. It includes a look at platforms active in this niche form of donation crowdfunding.

OUYAFox Small Business Center | Top 10 Crowdfunded Companies in 2013

A quick list of ten companies that have established themselves – or grown significantly – thanks to crowdfunding initiatives in 2013. Many of the names will be recognizable from following news in the space.


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