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Taxing Crowdfunds: Canary Wharf Hack Moot In The Face of Brussels Butchery of EU VAT Laws

EU Poised to Tax Crowdfunding Campaigns Potentially Killing Off Source of SME Funding Will Crowdfunders from the US and across the world be caught in the crossfire as the EU quietly prepares to declare war on the Internet’s behemoths? The European Union is considering the… Read More

Crowdfunder UK Partners with Virgin on Startup Loans: Real Innovation or a Tricky and Limited Combination ?

Is this the start of a new trend – or even a new phase – in crowdfunding? Might it be another step in rewards crowdfunding ‘coming of age’ in the UK? It’s certainly getting noticed as the route of choice to seed a startup. In… Read More

The Crowdfunding Death Zone – How to Avoid It!

5 Must-Know Things Before You Launch Your #Crowdfund One glance at this u-shaped graph of 200,000 crowdfunds is enough to tell the story to anyone who’s seen many crowdfunds succeed and fail. It confirms what we know – but shows it’s far starker a picture… Read More

Rolling Out: The Crowdfunding Centre Introduces Venture Funding Hubs, Seeks Financial Democracy Across the UK

  Venture Funding Hubs, a new project by Barry James and his CrowdfundingCentre, hopes to take financial democracy not to just London but to Manchester and Sheffield and across the north. Venture Funding Hubs are seen as the key to fixing the struggling engine room of… Read More

Rebuke FT? What’s Your Beef with Alternative Finance?

I’m no lawyer but if it were about a firm or an individual I think it would probably be a libel to re-characterise the content of yesterday’s FCA report and their comments on Equity Crowdfunding as either a ‘rebuke’ or a ‘crackdown’. This is deeply… Read More

Crowdfunding Research – What Wins?

Forget the hype. A team of hard-data scientists – including at least one who is an expert in studying the formation of ecosystems – from UC Santa Barbara have released an important piece of hard academic research – which explodes the hype and myths built up… Read More

UK’s Deep Impact Makes an Impression: The Crowdfunding Centre’s Barry James Shares Update

Lauded by Thomas Power, Founder of Ecademy and pioneer of UK social media, citing Deep Impact as “the most important debate of a lifetime. It’s time to set capital free of governments and banks,” Crowdfund Insider readers have the opportunity below to read highlights from the… Read More

UK Crowdfunding Centre’s Barry James Calls for Radical Crowdfunding Regulation Rethinking: Deep Impact Conference Opens

A radical re-think of crowdfunding regulation has been called for by thought leaders from finance and the stock markets, social media, crowdfunding and the law after an endorsement by Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, placed him in potential legal jeopardy. The Crowdfunding Centre Founder Barry James spoke at the… Read More

UK’s The Crowdfunding Centre Update: For the 99% or the 1%?

According to The Crowdfunding Centre, “It’s taken the entrepreneurship, business and creative worlds by storm; it’s enabled start-ups and established businesses alike to market test their products and get funded at the same time; and the UK is a world leader and the world’s fastest growing… Read More

Washington D.C. is Dubbed Number 1 City for Crowdfunding in the U.S.

Move Over, Chicago & New York! Washington D.C. is making its mark in the crowdfunding industry. On Wednesday (October 22nd), a new report revealed that the city is best place for entrepreneurs and startups to crowdfund their products. According to In The Capital, a new… Read More

JOBSImpact Score Reveals Entrepreneur Friendly Cities & States

TheCrowdDataCenter.com has teamed up with Crowdfund Capital Advisors (CCA), participants in the creation of the JOBS Act legislation, harnessing big-data to create a way to measure crowdfunded activity and job creation, at national and, crucially, local level in a new way. The JOBSIMPACT score rates the impact… Read More

UK Crowdfunding Week to Be Held 10-16 November: Mark Your Calendar!

The phenomenal success of last year’s UK Crowdfunding Day has prompted organisers at The Crowdfunding Centre to extend the one day event even further. This year the event will run for a full week from 10-16 November, the highlight of which will be the Deep Impact… Read More

CrowdfunderUK Local Rollout Helps People to Power the Funding Revolution (Infographic)

CrowdfunderUK is rolling out UK-wide campaigns after the success of the campaign for Crowdfund Cornwall. The next four cities immediately benefiting from a region-specific campaign rollout will be Bristol, Manchester, Liverpool and Edinburgh. Crowdfunding projects across the cities have already raised substantial funds in their respective… Read More

The Crowdfunding Centre Publishes State of Crowdfunding Nation Report

Publication of the second State of the Crowdfunding Nation report reveals the massive progress that has been made since the first report quarterly report, according to the Crowdfunding Centre.  Not only does crowdfunding continue to grow at prodigious rates but it’s viral spread across the… Read More

New Forms of Finance Hits Radar of Governments Around the Globe at Berkeley Forum

In a report from UK’s “the Crowdfunding Centre“, the group notes that crowdfunding and alternative-finance have hit the radar of governments and policy-makers, as well as financial institutions, across the globe.   The Second Annual Academic Symposium on crowdfunding is taking place this week at UC… Read More

Mapping The Crowdfunding Nation

Crowdfunding has revolutionized seed funding for startups and venture creation with an estimated 250,000 new ventures directly funded by the crowd in the first half of 2014 alone. But how can investors find, and get behind, the best of this new wave of innovators?  The… Read More

The Crowdfunding Centre: London is the World’s Crowdfunding Capital

Move over, New York City and San Francisco. According to a recent report, London has been dubbed the world’s capital of crowdfunding. During one of The Crowdfunding Centre events last week, an interactive map shows that London was the top city for the funding option,… Read More

FCA Consultation on Social Media Use Met with Trepidation

The Financial Conduct Authority has just released their guidance consultation on social media use within the financial industry and some crowdfunding industry followers remain concerned about the direction the document is taking. Sharon Flaherty, founder of boutique content marketing consultancy BrandContent, shared her opinion on… Read More

Scam? SilverAlms Crowdfunding Site Blatantly Copies Campaigns

Possible Scam Crowdfunding Site Created to Dupe Unwitting Donors. SilverAlms a donation crowdfunding site claims to be the “Worlds First Charity Crowdfunding Portal”.  But is it really?  The site appears to be a clone of crowdfunding campaigns from other platforms such as Indiegogo and GoFundMe… Read More

Crowdfunding, Parliament & The Gagging of YouTube, Twitter & Social Media: A ‘Terrifying Misuse of Legislation”

What has been called a “Terrifying Misuse of Legislation” was debated Thursday at the Westminster Crowdfunding Forum where it was unanimously agreed that it’s essential to tackle an over regulation of social media which is threatening both the Crowdfunding industry and the individual liberties of… Read More

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