Friday, August 24, 2012

Crowdfunding


Crowdfunding News
 
Crowdfunding delayed again, blasted as a 'top danger'
VentureBeat
Yesterday, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) blasted crowdfund investing, listing it among the top dangers on its 2012 list of investor traps. Crowdfunding in its current state is where a large group of people pool small ...
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VentureBeat
Facebook generation takes on regulators over crowdfunding
Globe and Mail
The battle is over crowdfunding, a money raising strategy that uses social media to round up relatively small contributions from multiple people. At stake is access to hundreds of millions of dollars in financing for Canadian start-ups. In only a few ...
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Globe and Mail
Will Renewable Energy Be the Focus of Crowdfunding Social Entrepreneurs?
Ecopreneurist
With the advent of Crowdfund Investing (aka equity or debt-based crowdfunding) will we now see technology merge with social entrepreneurship to solve some of the world's leading societal problems? Businesses measure performance in profit and returns.
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FundersClup Provides Crowdfunding for the Experienced Investor
Mobile Sports Report
It is also not as easy to use as the average crowdfunding site, where pretty much all you need is a buck and an Internet connection. Instead you have to be able to show that you are a serious investor with experience and funding. That means that you ...
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Mobile Sports Report
Crowdfunding start-ups show how to sidestep bank loans
BBC News
Entrepreneurs are having a tough time at the moment, as banks are slow to loan them money but start-ups are increasingly finding funding through other means - by asking complete strangers. There is a counter-cultural buzz in the small town of Frome in ...
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BBC News
Indiegogo considers letting international projects crowdfund for equity
GigaOM
Danae Ringelmann, co-founder of the popular crowdfunding platform Indiegogo, says that the company wants to let people exchange equity for funding — if the conditions are right. Speaking at Telefonica's Campus Party Europe event in Berlin, Ringelmann ...
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GigaOM
FundaGeek Wants To Help You With Crowdfunding
MauiTime Weekly
Need some scratch for your community project? FundaGeek (FundaGeek.com) wants to be your source for crowd-sourcing funds on the Internet. Sites like Indie Go Go and Kickstarter are getting more familiar every day with successful crowd-funding of ...
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MauiTime Weekly
Broken Sword 5: An Adventure in Crowd-funding announced
Adventure Gamers
At last! The long-rumoured, oft-teased announcement of a new Broken Sword adventure is finally official, though still not fully guaranteed, as Revolution has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund development of The Serpent's Curse. The fifth ...
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State warns of investment scams
Leader-Telegram
The state Department of Financial Institutions put crowdfunding, a sort of panhandling on the Internet, at the top of its annual list of the top 10 ways you can be separated from your investment. Crowdfunding doesn't yet legally exist as an investment ...
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In 'Crowdfunding,' Money Trail is Murky
California Report
Recent successes in raising money on the Internet are making "crowdfunding" look like a real alternative to the old ways of getting startup money. On the popular crowdfunding site Kickstarter, entrepreneurs are now promising products not even made yet ...
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