Crowdfunding News Roundup: November 8, 2013

CollectiveGamasutra | Square Enix shares its publishing vision for Collective

Sure, we know that Square Enix is going to be launching Collective in an effort to help indie developers find funding from the crowd. How is it going to work? Here, Gamasutra breaks it down.

CraftFund | What Wisconsin Crowdfunding Bill Means For Food and Beverage

As we reported yesterday, Governor Scott Walker signed a Wisconsin crowdfunding exemption into law. In this blog post, equity crowdfunding platform CraftFund puts this news in the context of their own platform and the small businesses they aim to serve.

Inc. | Seriously Ridiculous: Rethinking the SEC’s Proposed Crowdfunding Rules

In a sort-of-satirical post on Inc, Gene Marks jests about some of the SEC’s proposed equity crowdfunding rules and provides some alternatives. I laugh so I don’t cry.

crowdvalleyCrowd Valley | How Can I Crowdfund Now?

Entrepreneurs don’t necessarily have to wait for Title III equity crowdfunding rules in the US to begin crowdfunding. Here, Dan McNamee provides a breakdown of how small businesses can crowdfund in the US right now on Crowd Valley’s blog.

[email protected] | The Promise and Perils of Equity Crowdfunding

When Wharton talks business we tend to listen. This article pragmatically explores the potential pros and cons of equity crowdfunding in the United States, and does so in the context of a handful of quotes and interviews from thought leaders on both sides of the fence.

twitterSalon | Yes, Twitter’s gone public, but think twice before investing in startups

In the context of the Twitter IPO, Suzanne McGee of The Guardian cautions the crowd against thinking that they will have the sophistication necessary to spot and invest in the next great tech company. This of course is set to be made possible by the legalization of equity crowdfunding.

Gulf Business | Expert Slams Crowdfunding As A ‘Fad’

“Will crowdfunding work or is it just a fad that will wither away in time?” That is the question at the core of this article, which centers on an interview with associate professor of management practices in entrepreneurship Dr. John Mullins. Mullins argues that “start-ups should try and find some real customers and convince them to buy instead of wasting their time in crowdfunding platforms.”

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