Tagged: social media

The Influential Network’s Ryan Detert & FlashFunders’ Vincent Bradley Talk Equity Crowdfunding Success

Last fall I interviewed FlashFunders Co-Founder Vincent Bradley to learn more about his newly launched, no-fee equity funding platform.  In the months following, Bradley and his team have stewarded startups and streamlined their process. The platform recently reached a major milestone: closing a major round… Read More

FCA Publishes Guidance on Social Media Usage for Financial Promotion

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has revealed its guidance on promoting financial offerings via social media.  Social Media, such as Twitter, Facebook and an increasing number of other networks, have grown dramatically in recent years representing a shift in how individuals, and businesses, communicate. Acknowledging… Read More

Nigeria’s Sterling Bank, Manager of Social Lender, a Modified P2P Platform, Increases Min. Lending Amount

Nigeria’s Sterling Bank Plc, which manages Social Lender, a modified peer-to-peer lending platform, has increased the minimum amount by three-fold for lending on Social Lender’s social media platforms, according to Guardian News. Besides the increase from N3,000 to N10,000, Sterling Bank also said that it is targeting 6,000… Read More

CrowdedReality.com Dubbed One of the Best Startups in 2014 by Social Media Monthly

Newly launched CrowdedReality.com has clearly struck a nerve. Less than month old and the disruptive crowdfunding platform has already garnered 6000+ unique visitors, one fully backed campaign and has now been named one of the Best Startups of 2014 by Social Media Monthly. The crowdfunding platform has attracted… Read More

ScrapMyMap Seeks £100,000 Through Seedrs Equity Crowdfunding Campaign

Earlier this month, travel social media site, ScrapMyMap, launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs to raise £100,000 to expand its business. According to its campaign, ScrapMyMap was “established to bridge the gap between current social media and travel review websites.” The website is able… Read More

Cone Communications on Crowdfunding: Online Giving Is Changing Holiday Donations

With the holidays fast approaching, all eyes are on #GivingTuesday, the red kettle and other calls to help those in need. Yet, holiday giving is anything but traditional this year.  Digital has forever shifted the paradigm, changing not just how but when and where donations are made…. Read More

Brief: Indiegogo Announces Reduced Fees for #GivingTuesday

Global crowdfunding platform, Indiegogo, announced on Wednesday (November 19th) its reduced fees and added support for nonprofit and social-change campaigns linked with the third annual international #GivingTuesday initiative. #GivingTuesday encourages people worldwide to celebrate generosity. Cause-related campaigns that launch through the #GivingTuesday partnership page on Indiegogo before December 2nd will receive fee discounts of at least 10%… Read More

Crowdfunding Expert Jessica Chesney of Command Partners to Speak at Geek Girl TechCon in Charlotte

Digital Marketing Manager at Charlotte, North Carolina’s Command Partners, Jessica Chesney, announced this week that she will be speaking at the Geek Girl. The conference, which is held on November 15th, is the largest hands-on technology conference for women in the area and includes activities for all skill levels…. Read More

QuizRevolution Hits Fundrise To Raise Funds For Highly Addictive Digital Content

QuizRevolution has publicly launched their interactive and engaging online app platform with unique ways to enhance website content. They are offering enticing, educational, even addictive entertainment value for client web sites. With that, QuizRevolution offers a dynamic opportunity for investors through crowdfunding platform Fundrise to… Read More

Non-Profit Crowdfunding Platform Giveffect Celebrates #GivingTuesday

In celebration of the month of giving, Giveffect, the crowdfunding platform dedicated to nonprofits, announces its promotion in junction with #GivingTuesday. From now through December 2, nonprofits that sign up for Giveffect’s Professional or Premium solution will receive a rebate on all processing fees for the month… Read More

:Qounter Launches Equity Crowdfunding Campaign to Bring its Social Cashback Platform to the U.S. Market

Social cashback integrated platform, :Qounter, has launched a Series A round on  equity crowdfunding platform Crowdfunder to enter the US market. :Qounter is set to “disrupt” the cash back space by enabling businesses to attract not only individuals but also their social network by offering social cash… Read More

YC-Backed Boostable Raises $3.2M to Bring Advertising Tools to Marketplace Sellers

Boostable, an advertising platform for marketplace sellers, announced on Thursday (October 23rd) it has raised $3.2M in additional seed financing to partner with new online marketplaces and expand its advertising channels beyond Facebook. While online marketplaces such as Etsy and Eventbrite are making it easy… Read More

PUT OUT THE “FOR SALE” SIGN – New Version of C&DI 141.05: Allows General Advertising By Issuer In An Intrastate Offering

In a prior post “SEC Releases New Guidance On Intrastate Offerings,” I briefly reviewed Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations (“CDIs”)  numbers 141.03, 141.04 and 141.05 released by the SEC in April relating to securities offerings made pursuant to Rule 147 and Section 3(a)(11) of the Securities… Read More

PeerIndex Hits 80%+ of Crowdfunding Goal on Seedrs: Helps Marketers Utilize Social Network Data

The data firm PeerIndex has raised over 83% of its £500,000 equity crowdfunding campaign goal  on Seedrs.  PeerIndex is a multi-award winning start-up which helps companies extract intelligence to make faster, more costeffective decisions by understanding the behavior of hundreds of millions of consumers and influencers on… Read More

Famed Mumbai Film Festival Launches Crowdfunding Campaign After Shut Down Rumors Emerge

Just after rumors of the Mumbai Film Festival shutting down, stars and film lovers in India have taken to social media to show their support for the popular event. According to Variety, the 16th edition of the festival is currently scheduled to run October 14-21. Unfortunately,… 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

Financial Conduct Authority Releases Guidance Consultation on Social Media Use

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published their much anticipated guidance consultation on usage of social media by the financial industry.  Specifically in regards to promotion of services and offerings.  The publication is open for comments by interested parties until November 6, 2014.  The regulatory… 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

FCA Accused of Gagging Social Media Use with Equity Crowdfunding

  According to a release by the CrowdfundingCentre, a briefing and submission to Ministers handed to Treasury officials documents how the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) is abusing legislation created before the social web existed to gag its use with equity crowdfunding. The report states the… Read More

Brief: UK Equity Crowdfunding Platform Volpit is Officially Regulated By the FCA

Volpit, an equity crowdfunding platform based in the UK,  announced it is finally authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). On Monday, co-founder of Volpit Patrick O’Flaherty took to his Twitter account to share the exciting news with his followers. Proud to announce that @Volpit is now… Read More

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