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JOBS Act of 2012: Ten Years of Legalized Investment Crowdfunding

  The JOBS Act of 2012 was signed into law by President Barack Obama ten years ago today, on April 5, 2012. In a rare moment of bipartisanship, Republicans and Democrats joined together to help private firms raise much-needed growth capital via online securities offerings…. Read More

GCC Gives Crowdfunding Visionary Award to former President Barack Obama

The Global Crowdfunding Convention (GCC) will be delivering their Crowdfunding Visionary Award to former President Barack Obama. The award is in recognition of his signing into law the bipartisan JOBS Act of 2012. This is the legislation that created the three different iterations of crowdfunding;… Read More

Shocker: Elizabeth Warren Tells President Obama to Demote SEC Chair Mary Joe White

Senator Elizabeth Warren is rattling cages once again. This time, she is blasting SEC Chair Mary Jo White asking President Obama to fire or demote Chair White in a public letter. According to her letter, Warren states “enough is enough”, that Chair White has undermined… Read More

Brief: Kickstarter Shows Support For President Obama Following Final State of the Union Address

Following President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address, Kickstarter announced it is supporting the politician and the country’s future economic view. President Obama stated: “In this new economy, workers and start-ups and small businesses need more of a voice, not less. The rules should… Read More

Solar Roadways Gets Shout-Out from Obama During State of the Union

Successfully funded Indiegogo campaign Solar Roadways received the Presidential Seal of Acknowledgement yesterday during the State of the Union Speech by Barack Obama. Regardless of which side of the fence you sit, it isn’t bad to be mentioned on a public broadcast viewed by millions…. Read More

On the Misplaced Priorities of Dodd-Frank & the SEC: A Call for a “New Deal” in Washington for America’s Small Business

It could have been the kickoff of a grand political campaign – a slogan that would be proud to adorn a bumper sticker for the most ambitious of politicians – and a sound byte that would be sure to grab the next day’s headlines in… Read More

SEC Government – Small Business Forum: A Tale of Two Gatherings

For those of you who have been reading my articles over the past four months, I have tried to create heightened awareness of a perennial SEC event, the SEC Government-Small Business Forum, an annual event borne out of bi-partisan legislation in 1980. Its primary purpose:… Read More

Nashville Christian Organization Launches GoFundMe Campaign To Help Iraq Refugees

Seeking to help others in need, a Nashville-based organization called the Servant Group International (SGI) launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to raise $50,000 for the Iraq Refugee Crisis. SGI is a non-profit Christian organization that works to share good news and hope with its… Read More

Equity Crowdfunding is in Need of Leadership

Your Leadership, Freedom & Independence this 4th July. Dear Mr President, Your leadership is needed in a matter which affects America and us all. A matter of removing an ongoing source of inequality which continues to disfigure both democracy and capitalism in America and worldwide…. Read More

Kickstarter Now Has Devoted Section to Makerspaces

There is a lot going on in the Maker space these days and crowdfunding has a lot to do with it.  Accelerated market validation and a growing number of services to aid creators in the production process has fueled a creative burst perhaps never seen… Read More

Crowdfunded Bitcoin Bounties Offered For Murder Of World Leaders On “Assassination Market”

A new crowdfunding initiative has launched with the goal of making it untenable to hold public office and destroying all governments. Described by Business Insider as a “a deranged Kickstarter or IndieGoGo for political murder,” Assassination Market is crowdfunding bounties for world leaders and heads of… Read More

The SEC Finally Convenes on Crowdfunding Rules – Open Meeting or Crowd Control?

The SEC Finally Convenes on Crowdfunding Rules – Let the Sun Shine! It had been more than 18 months since President Obama signed into law the multi-faceted potpourri entitled the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the JOBS Act).   One of the more controversial provisions… Read More

White House Seeks Crowdfunding Entrepreneurs To Recognize As “Champions Of Change”

The White House has launched a program seeking crowdfunding entrepreneurs to recognize as “Champions of Change.” This May, the White House Office of Public Engagement will host a Champions of Change event for entrepreneurs who exemplify the promise of crowdfunding to fuel the growth of… Read More

Crowdtilt Pretends to be Obama with Crowdfund the Debt Campaign. Drives Site Traffic

As part of an April Fools joke, crowdfunding platform Crowdtilt ran a crowdfunding campaign to “Crowdfund The Debt” as a method to help pay off the exploding national debt.  The fake crowdfunding campaign picked up mentions in TechCrunch, The Daily Dot and thousands of facebook… Read More

Obama to Nominate Mary Jo White to Chair SEC

Multiple news sources are reporting that President Obama will nominate former US Attorney Mary Jo White to chair the SEC later today. From USA Today… During the Bill Clinton administration, White served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. She specialized in… Read More

What is the impact of Obama’s re-election on Crowdfunding?

The dust is still settling and the G.O.P has some serious introspection to endure, but now the real work must commence once again.  The Democrats must stumble back into the position of power in the White House which they have duly earned. The reality is… Read More

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