Monday, September 3, 2012

Crowdfunding News

Crowdfunding News 9/3/12
 
New law will open up crowdfunding to all
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
I wrote about her participating in "crowdfunding," a concept that permits lots of donors to make small contributions to for-profit projects they consider worthwhile. Kiki, for example, made three small donations to projects she admired. In return she ...
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Portuguese artists rely on crowdfunding as state support runs dry
Public Radio International PRI
Luis Tinoco, a classical music composer in Lisbon, successfully tapped Portugal's first Internet crowdfunding network to raise money for his first CD. (Photo by Monica Campbell.) Public and private funding for the arts in Europe are drying up as the ...
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Crowdfunding helps new ski industry vision emerge
Summit County Citizens Voice
"Crowdfunding is basically where social media meets investing," said MRA co-founder Jamie Schectman. "Besides raising funds in exchange for merchandise, which will help build our brand, this is many people's first look at our organization," Schectman ...
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SEC Proposes New Rules for Crowdfunding
Small Business Trends
The new form of crowdfunding has been on the horizon since the passage of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act in April, but now the details are a bit more clear. In this roundup, we will look at the new crowdfunding rules and other options still ...
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Crowdfund Space Elevator Research and a mockumentary about America's T ...
io9
Crowdfund Space Elevator Research and a mockumentary about America's T-Rex soldier The adventures of America's dinosaur soldier will be revealed at last if the short film's Kickstarter campaign receives its full funding. A steampunk alphabet book also ...
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Crowdfunding in an ailing economy
Business Review Europe
Reduced to the most basic concept, crowdfunding can be seen as the base principle of nearly all financial transactions. In a traditional bank, many savers deposit funds on the premise of receiving interest. The bank then lends those funds to borrowers ...
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Why crowdfunding is trending: Investing in the Facebook era
The Independent
It's a little like being one of the dragons on the BBC's hit series Dragons' Den. Businesses present you with their pitch and you decide whether or not to invest. Such is the basic crowdfunding concept, which has spread from the US to the UK at ...
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Web-based philanthropy
Stuff.co.nz
Crowd funding has primarily been a vehicle for artists and musicians to raise some cash to get a project off the ground. In exchange for the money, the artists may give copies of albums, signed T-shirts or even executive producer credits in the liner ...
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