Thursday, February 21, 2013

Crowdfunding News 2/21/13


Crowdfunding News 2/21/13
 
Crowdfunding Is About Creating Jobs For The Right People
Forbes
Crowdfunding is not just about creating jobs, it is about creating jobs for the right people. In April of 2012, President Obama signed the JOBS Act into law, authorizing crowdfunding of equity and debt for the sake of creating jobs. The more time I ...
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Forbes
Ube Launches Crowdfunding Campaign To Support Smart Dimmer
CleanTechnica
Disruptive technologies and the emerging crowdfunding platform are becoming more commonplace as not only a marketing and finance tool, but also changing the dynamics of how energy is distributed. Enter Austin, Texas-based company Ube, who ...
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Crowdfunding: Boon Or Bust For Entrepreneurs And Investors?
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)
Raising money from a large number of people to finance an entrepreneur's business, now popularly known as crowdfunding, has been around for centuries. Markets and regulators fluctuate between helping to facilitate crowdfunding when capital markets are ...
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Crowdfunding portals try to get the word out as they wait for the SEC to set rules
New York Daily News
A local startup is looking to get a head start as it waits for the SEC to spell out rules on crowdfunding. Rye-based iCrowd, started by former Wall Street portfolio manager John Callaghan and Brad McGee, the ex-chief strategy officer of Tyco ...
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New York Daily News
Crowdfunding The Push For A Federal Anti-SLAPP Law To Protect Free Speech
Techdirt
I will admit that I am not convinced that crowdfunding is the best way to build an advocacy organization, but it would be nice to be proven wrong on that, especially for an issue as important and pressing as this one. If you believe this is an ...
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Crowdfunding Professional Association Launches New Global Crowdfund ...
Crowdsourcing.org
Summary The Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA) announces the launch of its new Global Crowdfunding Education Network, built to help prepare and educate investors and entrepreneurs for the implementation of Title II and Title III Crowdfunding.
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CommonBond: student crowdfunding platform has awarded $2.5M in Wharton ...
Technically Philly
CommonBond isn't headquartered in Philadelphia, but much of the MBA crowdfunding platform's impact has been right here in our city. Based in Brooklyn and cofounded by Wharton MBA graduates Michael Taormina and David Klein, CommonBond connects ...
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Technically Philly
Torment sequel gets new name, prepares for crowd funding
PC Gamer Magazine
Not content with one successful crowd-funding project, inXile are gearing up to try for a second. They've gone live with a new website for the Planescape: Torment spiritual sequel, which they're now calling Torment: Tides of Numenera. And rather than ...
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New Crowdfunding Website Helps Equine Rescues Maintain Their Asses
Crowdsourcing.org
Conzortia Business Funding, Inc. has launched CrowdfundCritters.com the world's first crowdfunding website dedicated to helping to provide funding for animal rescue efforts. CrowdfundCritters.com allows animal rescues and shelters of all kinds to list ...
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Entrepreneur turns to 'crowd funding' to help launch sweet shop in Cleethorpes
This is Grimsby
THIS budding businessman wants to create a world of pure confectionery imagination in Cleethorpes – but he needs your help to do it. Matthew Greenacre has turned to a novel technique called "crowd funding" to try to raise enough money to make his sweet ...
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