#Crowdfunding News Roundup: November 16, 2013

crowdcheck_logo_lg.jpg-fixedCrowdCheck Blog | Due Diligence: It doesn’t just protect investors

Brian Knight of due diligence service provider CrowdCheck built upon a recent Crowdfund Insider article that explored the circumstances surrounding the Luci project on Kickstarter. Here he explains how due diligence can protect issuers and investors in crowdfunded offerings.

Francis, Moran & Associates | Angel investors can’t sit on crowdfunding sidelines

This article explores some of the recent movement in Canada in regards to crowdfunding, and it makes the case that Canadian angel investors should be proactive and involved when equity crowdfunding becomes legal.

Image courtesy PTMoney.comFox Business | Are Crowdfunding Deals Safe Real Estate Investments?

This article in Fox Business largely reads as a warning against scammers in real estate crowdfunding deals, despite the fact that the real estate niche is one of the leading verticals in the space and has had extremely low rates of fraud. (I don’t know of any.)

Investors Chronicle | Avoid The Sting In Crowdfunding’s Tail

This UK-focused article warns investors to beware of the risks of dilution in successful crowdfunding deals where the issuer goes on to raise money from VCs and angels seeking preferential treatment. It also offers a comparison of Seedrs and Crowdcube with this consideration in the background.

 

 

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