#Crowdfunding News Roundup: November 26, 2013

Danae Ringelmann Indiegogo TorontoWall Street Journal | Danae Ringelmann: Crowdfunding Unleashes A Different Segment of the Economy

Indiegogo co-founder and Chief Customer Officer Danae Ringelmann takes to the Wall Street Journal to discuss equity crowdfunding. In her words, “my hopeful prediction is that equity crowdfunding will make investing less risky and less complex for most people, improve the investing experience for both Wall Street and Main Street and spur economic growth.”

LinkedIn Today | Crowdfunding: Friend, Foe or Fad?

In this blog post penned for LinekdIn Today, Creel Price gives a first-hand account of crowdfunding as someone who is relatively well-versed in the subject and someone who has a currently-running campaign.

American Express OPEN Forum | 8 Really Bizarre Business Ideas That Got Crowdfunding

Have a weird idea for a business? Crowdfunding may be a great way to raise capital to bring that idea to fruition. Here, the American Express OPEN forum explores eight crazy ideas that got cash from the crowd. Ideas include a pizza museum, squirrel census and a coat that looks like a grizzly bear!

Coin CFFEL&C Design & Outlet | The Key to Crowdfunding Success: How Coin Managed to Raise More Than $50,000 in Less than an Hour

In this brief overview of the campaign for the Coin all-in-one credit and debit card, L&C Design & Outlet explores the different aspects of the campaign and the company’s approach that made it such a huge success. Coin raised $50,000 in just 40 minutes, so they’re obviously doing something right!

Market Integrity Insights | D.C. Policy Update: Gauging Long-Awaited JOBS Act Crowdfunding Rules for Investors (Podcast)

James Allen is the head of Americas capital markets policy at the CFA Institute, and in this podcast he “examines the JOBS Act and the SEC’s eagerly awaited crowdfunding proposals — including investor privacy issues and whether international firms will qualify — and other SME finance issues in Congress.”

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