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CrowdfundingNews 9/27/12


Crowdfunding News 9/27/12
Before CROWDFUND Act takes effect, investors can help boost local start-ups ...
Boston.com (blog)
With rules about actually investing in companies about to become a bit more lax, the crowdfunding floodgates might open even wider, with new crowdinvesting site WeFunder, based in Cambridge, hoping to join the ranks of Kickstarter and IndieGoGo as a ...
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Community-Based Investing: A Higher Evolution of Crowdfunding
Forbes
Legalizing crowdfunding for accredited investors is the first in a series of securities-law changes to roll out during the S.E.C.'s 270-day ruling period. With crowdfunding for accrediteds about to go live, it's my guess that rules for non-accredited ...
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NPR on crowd funding for musicians, via Seattle's The Physics
The Seattle Times
545802_10150688449997024_2088833419_n_wide-381eb816e9fb21ad761325924299bb98d219c13c.jpeg. Photo by Canh Nguyen. Kickstarter.com is a good way to raise money for your creative project. But using the crowd funding website can be risky.
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Can crowdfunding save 'indie' in India?
Firstpost
Despite the obviously 'cool' images 'indie' conjures up – of the black and white, rebellious, unfiltered cigarette-and-guitar kind – it isn't easy being an indie-anything in the land of the Khans. Filmmaker Sridhar Rangayan figured as much, while ...
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Finally, Crowdfunding.com is a Website
Daily Crowdsource
The website went live last week & provides a primer on crowdfunding, a brief history, a sampling of current projects, and a form that's intended to make it easy to start your own project on GoFundMe. The domain was shopped around during the last year ...
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Documentary on Salvadoran 'Guerrilleras' Turns to Crowdfunding
Global Voices Online
Photographers Rebecka Bíró (Sweden/Spain) and Victoria Montero (Argentina) have teamed up to create 'Guerrilleras' a documentary and photography project about the experience of women in the guerrilla during the Salvadoran Civil War (1980-1992).
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A Kickstarter for IPOs: Buyers Beware
The Fiscal Times (blog)
Crowdfunding – whether the target is financing a philanthropic initiative, an art project or a business proposal – is a sexy concept and has turned Kickstarter into a household name. And despite the "Facebook fizzle" – the disappointing IPO of the ...
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The Fiscal Times (blog)
Crowdfunding: sorting the regulatory rules
Portland Business Journal (blog)
The new JOBS Act could put more pressure on startups to verify that certain investors are "accredited," which could spawn an emerging service industry of third-party verification companies. As the Puget Sound Business Journal reports, that's according ...
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Kickstarter clamps down on nonexistent products
CNN
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Crowdfunding site Kickstarter surprised its users late last week with a new set of policies tightening the rules on hardware makers. In a blog post bluntly titled "Kickstarter is Not a Store," the site laid down the new law ...
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Reaching success: tips from the "Sharks"
HLNtv.com
Crowdfunding has become an extremely valuable platform for entrepreneurs who are looking for funding. The traditional route that starts with a trip to the bank for a loan is no longer necessary. All it takes is an idea and a crowdfunding website for ...
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