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Crowd Investors Corner: Size Matters

According to a recently released white paper by Offerboard – a leading online marketplace for private placements – as a result of the implementation of Title II of the JOBS Act, the number of Reg D investors increased 50% over historical averages during the past… Read More

Crowd Investors Corner: Recycling Yesterday’s News

As a growing number of entrepreneurs and even corporations turn to crowdfunding as way of accessing capital and increasing brand awareness, a new breed of eager retail investors known as “investumers” are standing by with open checkbooks, looking to invest in the companies that make products that… Read More

Crowd-Investors Corner

As a growing number of entrepreneurs and even corporations turn to crowdfunding as way of accessing capital and increasing brand awareness, a new breed of eager retail investors known as “investumers” are standing by with open checkbooks, looking to invest in the companies that make products that… Read More

The Emerging Equity Crowdfinance Ecosystem

Inspired by Orchard Platform’s recently released “Lendscape” – which brilliantly underscores the expanding peer/marketplace lending ecosystem and its movement of capital – I decided to construct a similar flowchart depicting the progression of the equity side of the crowdfinance industry. The “Equitysphere” below encapsulates the… Read More

Can Lending Club’s IPO Help Thwart a Looming National Retirement Crisis?

Marking another watershed moment for crowdfinance, the initial public offering of Lending Club (NYSE: LC), the world’s largest online P2P (“peer-to-peer “) marketplace connecting borrowers with lenders, was priced on Wednesday at $15 per share (a $5.4 billion valuation) – far above its pre-roadshow expected… Read More

Perspective: Profiting from the Crowdfinance Revolution

A financial revolution – ignited by hordes of individuals who have grown leery of conventional financial institutions, and powered by contemporary P2P and crowdfund marketplaces – has been germinating across the planet. In the same way that the Industrial Revolution redefined manufacturing and the Internet… Read More

David Weild: “NASAA is Doing Incredible Harm to The Economy and They Need to Stand Down” (Video)

David Weild, former Vice Chairman of NASDAQ and current CEO of IssuWorks, made an appearance at the offices of Pepper Hamilton last week to discuss capital formation for small businesses. The event was organized by Dara Albright, a vocal advocate of crowdfunding and a leading… Read More

Seminar Will Tackle New Regulatory Framework of Crowdfunding

Gathering Features JOBS Act Advocates Including; Congressman Patrick McHenry, David Weild , Sam Guzik, Doug Ellenoff, Sara Hanks, Brian Korn and more. Next week in New York City a group of crowdfunding industry advocates, legal though leaders and securities analysts will gather to discuss the… Read More

Gloves Come Off: Two Prominent Crowdfunding Industry Leaders File Opposing Lawsuits

In a tale of a partnership gone bad, Crowdnetic, a New York City based crowdfunding data firm founded by Luan Cox, recently filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, alleging a breach of a prior agreement… Read More

Crowdfinance 2013 Event to Livestream Conference

NowStreet Wire, a producer of financial events that introduce the Wall Street community to rising asset classes such as crowdfunding and P2P lending, is pleased to announce that, due to strong demand, it will be providing a live broadcast of Crowdfinance 2013, a crowdfinance event… Read More

Webinar Today: Maximize Retirement Growth With P2P Lending

The Kingom Trust Co., NowStreet and Prosper Marketplace are teaming on a webinar scheduled for 1 PM Eastern this afternoon. The focus of the webinar: P2P lending as a method of investing from tax-free retirement accounts. With high volatility and low interest rates driving retail… Read More

On The Proposed SEC Regulations & Crowdfunding: Let’s Get It Right, Chairman White

(Editors Note: The content below was corrected to reflect text included in the original article that was not clearly attributed to Dara Albright.) There was an air of euphoria in the crowdfunding community on October 23 when the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission finally issued… Read More

National Association for Business Economists Gathering to Feature “Crowdfinance Session”

The National Association for Business Economists (NABE) will be holding their 55th annual meeting next week in San Francisco.  As part of the gathering a session has been scheduled entitled, “Crowdfinancing: Can the Revolution in Financial Intermediation be a Catalyst for Small Business?”. This session… Read More

Crowdnetic Accepted To Springboard Accelerator Program

Crowdnetic and CEO Luan Cox have been accepted into the 2013 Media/Tech Class of Springboard Accelerator. Springboard has been in operation since 2000 and has 527 companies in their portfolio. Since 2000, Springboard Accelerator Programs have recruited and promoted high-growth technology and healthcare companies with… Read More

Crowdnetic Acquires Educational Platform NowStreet Journal

Crowdnetic, a leading provider of funding portal platform technology and market data solutions, announced today that it has agreed to acquire NowStreet Journal, an educational platform for the burgeoning industry of crowdfinance. Financial terms of the agreement have not been disclosed regarding the transaction.  Upon completion… Read More

LendIt 2013 Sold Out, Will Provide Free Livestream Tomorrow

The LendIt conference is a major event taking place tomorrow, June 20th in New York City. The event is now sold out, and in light of this the conference organizers have announced that the event will be available online via livestream. Discussion points at the event… Read More

Ruth Hedges On UNLV Crowdfunding Course, Crowdfunding Roadmap & Second Bootcamp Event

Ruth Hedges is the CEO of Crowdfunding Roadmap, a leader in industry groups like CFIRA and the CFPA and the organizer of the first Global Crowdfunding Convention & Bootcamp conference. Now she has announced that she will be holding a two-day course on crowdfunding on… Read More

NowStreet Unveils Webinar Channel for Crowdfunding Investment Community

NowStreet Media, producer of  financial events that introduce rising asset classes to Wall Street, has unveiedl its “Capitalizing on Financial Innovation” webinar series, aimed at helping broker-dealers, investment bankers, financial advisors, issuers and investors of all sizes succeed in a financial industry that is in… Read More

Preparing For The Crowdfunding Revolution

Photo courtesy jamescridland on Flickr

Capitalizing On Financial Innovation – Part I: Preparing For The Crowdfunding Revolution Since the passage of the overwhelmingly bipartisan Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the “JOBS Act”) on April 5, 2012, the curiosity of a revolutionary small business financing mechanism called, Crowdfunding (also referred to… Read More

Crowdfunding Panel: Big Things in 2013, Education Needed

Crowdfund Texas featured a panel focused on forecasting crowdfunding’s success. The panel featured plenty of optimism, but was also peppered with words of warning for an industry in a holding pattern as rules and regulations move glacially toward completion. Dara Albright of the NowStreet Journal… Read More

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