Friday, August 24, 2012

Crowdfunding




How to Crowdfund Your College Costs
TheStreet.com
Founder Mark Mauleesan, a 29-year-old who recently graduated medical school with some 60,000 Canadian dollars in student loans, launched Scolaris after seeing people use crowdfunding to raise money for seemingly unimportant things such as buying ...
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Brickstarter: crowd-funding takes to the streets
The Guardian
Kickstarter, the crowd-funding website, has proved that if people find your idea (whatever it may be) compelling enough, they'll donate the money to make it happen. Now there's a leap in scale occurring, with crowd-funding being used to create public ...
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The Guardian
SEC kicks the crowdfunding can down the road
ITworld.com
August 23, 2012, 5:55 PM — One of the most frustrating things for small businesses trying to raise money, has always been the SEC rules against general solicitation and advertising ("Regulation D" under the Securities Act). Want to raise money? Sure.
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Regulators Warn of Potential Crowdfunding Fraud
KQED
State securities regulators are warning investors to look out for con artists selling shares of companies on the Internet. This version of crowdfunding has made the list of Top Investor Traps issued annually by the North American Securities ...
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Crowdfunding as an alternative way to raise finance
B&C Distributor
Providing an alternative way to raise funds, a fairly new phenomenon - known as crowdfunding or peer-to-peer finance - works by pooling small sums from a large number of people, enabling them to collectively purchase property to later sell on for a ...
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Broken Sword: The Serpent's Curse put up for Kickstarter crowd-funding
The Independent
Revolution Software has unveiled the first details of the latest game in Broken Sword series and announced that its development will be paid for by the support of fans via the Kickstarter crowd-funding site. Broken Sword: The Serpent's Curse will be ...
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Indie Band Uses IgnitionDeck For Crowdfunding Without The Middleman
hypebot.com
IgnitionDeck is a DIY crowdfunding platform for WordPress that installs as a plugin and allows bands to raise money without the "restrictions" of other platforms. A common issue that many see with Kickstarter (and others) is that if your campaign fails ...
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Crowdfunding: Jobs Creator or Investor Threat?
Business Finance Magazine
The 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act was intended to – not surprisingly, given its name – stimulate the economy by making it easier for companies to raise money and comply with reporting requirements. Among other provisions, the Act ...
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Grumpy Old Fan | Better living through crowdfunding
Comic Book Resources
I can't deny the appeal of crowdfunding. I've contributed to a handful of projects, including the Stripped documentary, the new Steve Rude sketchbook and a guide to Star Wars' domestic filming locations. I'm also planning to pledge to Leaving ...
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Comic Book Resources
Need Cash? A Different Kind of Crowdfunding Service
CNBC.com
Published: Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 5:46 PM ET. Text Size. By: Julia Boorstin CNBC Correspondent. For entrepreneurs who make granola or baby skincare products, a crowdfunding service called CircleUp may be the secret to their next leg of growth.
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