Friday, November 16, 2012

Crowdfunding News 11/16/12


Crowdfunding News 11/16/12
Crowdfunding Gains Traction in UK
Wall Street Journal (blog)
As founders of escapethecity.org, a website that helps high-flying executives leave the rat race of corporate life, Rob Symington and Dom Jackman didn't want to rely on City financing when they needed money to expand their young company in London.
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CrowdFund Investing: Emphasis Turning to Implementation and Entrepreneurs
Forbes
I had the chance to catch up this week with Alon Hillel-Tuch, the Founder and CFO of Crowdfunding platform RocketHub (www.RocketHub.com), in New York. As we near the JOBS Act's legalization of CrowdFund Investing(CFI) in 2013, allowing loan and ...
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Forbes
Why We Chose Crowdfunding For Our Product (Should You?)
Forbes
In reality, there are many things to consider when jumping into one of the hottest trends in the world of entrepreneurs, both positive and negative. Whole companies have launched through the interest and generosity of strangers who believe in a company ...
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Crowdfunding Platform Waives Fees to Facilitate Social Media Disaster Relief ...
HispanicBusiness.com
Crowdtilt, a startup company that offers a simple-to-use platform where individuals and groups can fundraise, collect, or pool money online, today announced that the company and its payment processor Balanced are waiving their fees to enable ...
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St. Louis children's hospitals partner with Fundly in crowdfunding campaign
Bizjournals.com (blog)
SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center and St. Louis Children's Hospital, in partnership with Fundly and the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, are part of a national campaign to launch a crowdfunded hospital gift catalog. The catalog ...
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12 Secrets for Success in Crowdfunding for Social Entrepreneurs
Forbes
This week I've polled a variety of people with experience in crowdfunding to identify the secrets for success for social entrepreneurs. I've talked to people who've tried to raise money using crowdfunding and have raised absolutely nothing. Others have ...
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Forbes
Through lemonade stand, crowd funding, Austin girl buys 25 dolls for kids with ...
Austin American-Statesman
Scarlett Milling is like many 7-year-old Austin girls. She loves gymnastics, cheerleading and the online game Minecraft. She also loves dolls, specifically American Girl dolls. When her mother, Mary Moore, who writes essays for the Huffington Post ...
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Portland rush-hour trumpeter Kirk Reeves' fans start crowdfunding campaign for ...
OregonLive.com (blog)
A group of current and former Portlanders have banded together to crowdfund a memorial for deceased rush-hour trumpeter Kirk Reeves at his regular spot on the west end of the Hawthorne Bridge. Ultimately, the GoFundMe campaign hopes to build a statue ...
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OregonLive.com (blog)
Art Effects owner turns to crowdfunding to raise needed funds for his business
Wichita Business Journal
Elliot's company helps restore old buildings through decorative painting, and to help him continue his work, he's taking the admittedly different approach of turning to "crowdfunding." He has a campaign running on the website Launcht.org, and he has a ...
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Crowdfunding firm SoMoLend making marketing push in St. Louis
L.A. Biz
Evan Weese: Web coordinator- Business First: Email | Google+ | Twitter | LinkedIn · SoMoLend, a Cincinnati-based crowdfunding company, is expanding in St. Louis with a contest aimed at bringing in new borrowers, the Cincinnati Business Courier reports.
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