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NextGen Crowdfunding Announces Fourth Round Winners & Fifth Round Contestants of the Crowdfunding Video Awards (Video)

NextGen Crowdfunding announced on Wednesday the fourth round winners of the Crowdfunding Video Awards (CVAs). The CVAs provides campaign organizers new ways to promote crowdfunding campaigns and products to backers as well as potential investors. The winners of the fourth round are the following: First place:… Read More

Questions You Must Ask Before Investing in a Crowdfunded Security

Investment crowdfunding is very different from rewards-based crowdfunding. Participating in a project on Kickstarter or Indiegogo is more akin to a donation where you may (or may not) receive some sort of perk for your financial support. In investment crowdfunding, you are giving your money… Read More

Attention! Crowdfunding (Reg CF) Filing Deadline: Don’t Get Caught Unaware

Many entrepreneurs that successfully raised money using the newly enacted Regulation CF (or Reg CF for short) have likely tried to put the tiresome process behind them and are focusing on company operations and executing on their business plans. However, all successful issuers need to… Read More

NextGen Crowdfunding Announces Third Round Winners of the Crowdfunding Video Awards

NextGen Crowdfunding announced on Thursday the third round winners of the Crowdfunding Video Awards (CVAs). As previously reported, the CVAs provides campaign organizers new ways to promote crowdfunding campaigns and products to backers as well as potential investors. Season one of the CVAs kicked off on January… Read More

SEC Report on Reg CF Crowdfunding: What Does it Mean?

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), under the auspices of the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis (DERA), published a white paper on Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) earlier this week. The report, written by Vladimir Ivanov and Anzhela Knyazeva, is basically a point in time… Read More

BeatStars Founder & CEO Abe Batshon Discusses Equity Crowdfunding with Indiegogo & MicroVentures

  Last November, six months after the new equity crowdfunding regulations (Title III) went into effect, Indiegogo teamed up with MicroVentures to launch its equity crowdfunding platform to campaigns on the platform that have successfully secured $1 million in funding. Indiegogo’s platform allows both accredited and non-accredited investors to invest in startups and… Read More

What Went Wrong: Creator of Micro 3D Printer Provides Perspective on Tiko 3D Failure

“Tiko 3D: Another crowdfunding fail, as backers money goes down the drain.” Tiko 3D is the second most-funded 3D printer on Kickstarter ever —the first being M3D who launched the Micro consumer 3D printer back in 2014.  M3D raised $3.4 million on Kickstarter from over 11,800… Read More

Huntsville, Alabama: Worlds First Reg CF Live Crowdfunding Event

New Leaf Digital has partnered with Wefunder to host the “world’s first” live crowdfunding event using Title III of the JOBS Act or Reg CF. New Leaf Digital is a Huntsville-based 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides innovation education opportunities to North Alabama’s millennial population. With… Read More

The Rise & Fall of Tiko 3D Printer. Creator Puts Company “on Standby”

Kickstarter Campaign for 3D Printer Collapses After Raising Nearly $3 Million This is a cautionary tale of rewards-based crowdfunding. As we reported earlier this week, Tiko 3D printer has been in limbo for some time. Most backers (16,538) had not received their printers and many… Read More

NextGen Crowdfunding Reveals Crowdfunding Video Awards Second Round Winners

NextGen Crowdfunding announced on Thursday the second round winners of the Crowdfunding Video Awards (CVAs). This event provides campaign organizers new ways to promote crowdfunding campaigns and products to backers as well as potential investors. Season one of the CVAs kicked off on January 25th with a live… Read More

Seedrs Announces 2017 Equity Crowdfunding Campaign Predictions

Just a month and a half into the new year, UK-based Seedrs announced its predictions for equity crowdfunding campaigns in 2017. While sharing details about last year’s successes, the Seedrs team stated: “2016 was a record-breaking year for Seedrs with over 134 deals funded and… Read More

NextGen Crowdfunding Announces Crowdfunding Video Awards First Round Winners

NextGen Crowdfunding announced on Wednesday the first round winners of the Crowdfunding Video Awards (CVAs). This news comes just days after NextGen revealed the second round of finalists. The CVAs will provide campaign organizers new ways to promote crowdfunding campaigns and products to backers as well as… Read More

Crowdfunding Video Awards Round 2 Finalists

NextGen Crowdfunding has recently posted their next round of crowdfunding videos as part of their ongoing competition to uncover and showcase the best of the best pitch videos.  You may vote for your favorite here but we have shared the top three below. The winner… Read More

Indiegogo, IBM & Arrow Electronics Partner on Internet of Things Venture

Indiegogo, IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Arrow Electronics (NYSE: ARW) have joined together to help launch the next big thing in the Internet of Things (IoT).  Qualified entrepreneurs will now have access to IBM’s Watson platform, Arrow Electronics production service and Indiegogo’s crowdfunding platform to bring new IoT… Read More

Got In? Now what? GoFundMe Posts Guidebook Utilizing Crowdfunding to Help Pay for College Tuition

According to student support organization College Board, published tuition fees for 2014/15 at state colleges are an average of $9,139 for state residents, and $22,958 for out-of-staters. $31,231 is the average tuition for private non-profit colleges, with Harvey Mudd College topping the list with $67,255…. Read More

Gust Launch Starts with a Bang! Global Startup Ecosystem Adds Services to Help Entrepreneurs Launch New Companies

Gust Launch is a relatively new addition to the Gust portfolio of services for startups. Gust Launch is described as; “one platform to easily incorporate, start, and run your company like a seasoned entrepreneur—designed by experienced startup founders, investors, and lawyers to help you from… Read More

The More You Shop, the More Stock You Own: iConsumer uses Reg A+ in Unique Manner

iConsumer is eBates meets Wall Street: “Ownership is the Ultimate Loyalty Program” iConsumer has announced its first successful closing of its mini-IPO offering launched in December 2016. iConsumer says that it has issued preferred stock to 1,650 customers and that 10,000 additional customers are in the… Read More

Crowdfunding Video Award Finalists Announced

NextGen Crowdfunding is in the midst of their first Crowdfunding Video Award’s (CVA) to determine the most powerful pitch videos created for crowdfunding campaigns. Participants may come from either rewards or investment crowdfunding. Launched in January, the CVAs are now down to three finalists which… Read More