Friday, September 7, 2012

Crowdfunding News 9/7/12


Crowdfunding News 9/7/12
 
Quickly adapting to crowdfunding laws
Washington Post
The Securities and Exchange Commission is proceeding slowly as it draws up rules for equity-based crowdfunding — a not-yet-legal practice that would allow companies to offer stakes to large groups of small investors. The agency, which has already ...
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'Skymall of Kickstarter' Catalogs Crowdfunded Stuff You Can Buy
LiveScience.com
All the items come from Kickstarter and Indiegogo, two major crowdfunding communities. Outgrow.me comes at a time when tech press attention has turned to Kickstarter failures. Just a few days ago, NPR reported that donors aren't guaranteed that they'll ...
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Crowdfunding Platform: Preserve Pah Tempe's Healing Waters
Ecopreneurist
Crowdfunding Platform is a series on Ecopreneurist that aims to help crowdfunding campaigns that have a clear environmental or social focus. Want to feature your campaign? Get the deets here! Project: Healing Waters: The Story of Pah Tempe Hot Springs ...
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BUG-A-SALT Enters The Final Five Days Of Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign
Sacramento Bee
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 6, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- SKELL INC., makers of BUG-A-SALT, the insect eradication device that kills flies and other pesky insects with a non-toxic blast of table salt, announced today that it is now the third highest-funded ...
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Equity crowdfunding: Will it work?
Sacramento Business Journal
A concept called equity crowdfunding hasn't yet been tested. But many experts are already questioning whether it will work. The idea — letting startups sell equity stakes online — is one of the most compelling elements of the JOBS Act, which became ...
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Tech Talk: Local non-profits get lesson in fundraising and social media at ...
Wicked Local
Fundly CEO Dave Boyce spoke with the Cambridge Chronicle about how non-profits can increase their donor base by capitalizing on crowdfunding. Fundly is a crowdfunding platform that enables users to solicit and accept donations through the Internet.
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'Flaming Carrot' creator Bob Burden turns to crowd-funding
USA TODAY
The award-winning creator (and unabashed champion of surrealism) is going guerrilla to fund his latest project, one that will be met with cheers from those who fondly remember his most indelible contribution to the world of pop culture, the Flaming Carrot.
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USA TODAY
Are You Ready to Start a Business? 20 Questions to Ask Yourself
BusinessNewsDaily
Since launching in 2009, the crowd-funding site Kickstarter has changed the way people start and finance businesses. In that short time, the site has raised $345 million and successfully launched 29,000 projects. One of those projects was Peak Design, ...
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