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7 Tips to Have a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign Via Social Media

March 21, 2014 by David Goehst

Crowdfunding via social media.

As new advancements in finance technology starts to conquer the world, brand new crowdfunding techniques for promising young professionals are likewise being introduced and used. Find out how to leverage the new social media 'look' into your next crowdfunding campaign.[read more]

First the Internet, Then Social Media and Now Crowdfunding Is Disrupting Government

February 19, 2014 by Craig Thomler
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Disrupting government.

Government has proven no more immune to disruption by digital than any other industry. The internet changed the model for governments in delivering information and dealing with pressure groups. It has been a largely positive disruption, facilitated billions in savings as government moved services online in egovernment initiatives.[read more]

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Social Startups: Wefunder Helps Everyone Get a Piece of the Startup Pie

December 19, 2013 by Shay Moser

Social Startups

The JOBS Act allows small businesses to raise up to $1 million in crowdfunding by easing federal regulations and allowing regular people to become investors. The Wefunder portal allows startups to quickly, easily, and publicly raise funds from accredited investors through a free plan or choose from one of three paid plans.[read more]

Crowdfunding Inside the Enterprise

September 30, 2013 by Adi Gaskell

IBM

It’s pretty exciting to learn that IBM are giving internal crowdfunding a trial. The company is well known for its use of idea jams to solicit opinion from it’s 100,000+ employees on all sorts of issues, but now they’re trying something a wee bit different.[read more]

Crowdfunder Blunder: Leverage Crowdfunding or Waste of Time?

September 18, 2013 by Kriti Vichare

crowdfunding

People throw around the word "crowdfunding" like a party favor. Last year "crowdfunding" and "crowdsourcing" were buzz words, and the popularity of Crowdfunding sites still reign supreme. Crowdfunding seems like a great way to fund your startup, but I thought I'd investigate.[read more]

Is the Hyperloop the True Test of Crowdfunding?

September 4, 2013 by Adi Gaskell

Hyperloop

Elon Musk is well known for his sense of flair. The owner of SpaceX and Telsa outdid himself last month, however, with plans for his Hyperloop project. Equally surprising is the fact that Crowdfunding site JumpStartFund has come onto the scene and pledged to finance the endeavor.[read more]

Taking Crowdfunding Local: Community Sourced Capital

August 13, 2013 by Adi Gaskell

Once members have had their loan repaid, they can either withdraw their funds, or invest them into another project. The founders of CSC want it to be more akin to lending money between friends rather than the more traditional commercial model, and as such each loan is simple and un-complicated.[read more]

Crowdfunding Approved by SEC [PODCAST]

July 30, 2013 by Eric Schwartzman

This interview was recorded just prior the July 10, 2013 announcement by the SEC that they’ve voted “to implement a JOBS Act requirement to lift the ban on general solicitation or general advertising for certain private securities offerings.” The SEC’s decision to lift the general solicitation ban could be a huge stimulus for...[read more]

Crowdfunding Boosted by New SEC Rules

July 16, 2013 by Adi Gaskell

A ruling issued last week by the SEC lifted an 80 year ban on soliciting for investment by private companies. Suffice to say, the crowdfunding market was pretty happy about that, because that’s kinda what they do. It also changed who can invest in a start-up.[read more]

Crowdfunded Space Telescope Opens [VIDEO]

May 30, 2013 by Adi Gaskell

It emerged this week that private mining company Planetary Resources want to built the world’s first publicly accessible space telescope. The device, known as Arkyd, will be funded using the crowdsourcing methods that we’ve all grown to love via Kickstarter et al.[read more]

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3 Social Media Tips for a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

April 11, 2013 by Jessica Chesney

We all wish there were a magical “fund” button that could fund our projects with just one touch. *SMACK* Wake up, your project isn’t going to fund itself! Determine which networks your brand should be a part of, join them, stay active and round up the end of your campaign with a social countdown.[read more]

Crowdfunding: How Changes is U.S. Securities Laws Will Affect Early Stage Investment

March 11, 2013 by Stephen G. Barr

A presentation via SlideShare provides an overview of crowdfunding, a new type of investing that leaders in the venture capital community are trying to harness. The video was produced by Bill Dawson, manager of university commercialization at the Enterprise Corp., a unit of Greater Louisville Inc. that helps local businesses get off the ground.[read more]

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Crowdfunding, Meet Public Trading

March 21, 2012 by Deborah Sweeney

Businesses have had quite a bit of success raising funding through social media platforms. Intermediary sites like Kickstarter assure a standard of anonymity, so angry investors won’t know whose door to bang on if they don’t receive the returns they expected. AngelList, a crowd-based investment site that is currently opened only to accredited investors, has shown the online investment business model is viable.[read more]

What’s Hiding Behind Crowdfunding Sites?

December 18, 2011 by Jeremie Averous

Crowdfunding sites' power lies much deeper than just giving money to initiatives you love. It lies in the intrinsic voting mechanism that prunes out the projects that won't work and promotes the popular projects. Don't misunderstand how crowdfunding works![read more]

 
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