Friday, February 1, 2013

CrowdfundingNews 2/1/13

Crowdfunding News 2/1/13
Best British crowdfunding sites
Seedrs is the first crowdfunding platform for start-ups where investors can earn equity returns if the business is sold, floats or pays a dividend. Entrepreneurs can raise up to £150,000 in equity capital. The company, co-founded in 2009 by Jeff Lynn ...
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Music Crowdfunding News: Kevin Wortis, Radio Crowdfund, Detour London ...
Before I get into some interesting music crowdfunding news, I need to let folks know that I will be putting Crowdfunding For Musicians on hold while I focus my non-Hypebot activity on All World Dance which I recently relaunched as a work in progress.
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Crowdfunding could give small business a fighting chance
The Daily Evergreen
Small businesses need a new line of credit, and the solution is crowdfunding. Crowdfunding is "the practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet," as defined by ...
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SEC Whistleblower Claims Trust Launches With Crowdfunding
Are there individuals and institutions interested in putting their money to work fighting Wall Street investment scamming? I believe this is a laudable, socially-responsible objective which may appeal to many people, as well as endowments and ...
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Crowdfunding collective TinyLightbulbs shows off its iOS products
Last year, e-commerce site TinyLightbulbs formed in Denver, focusing on products that are funded via crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo. TinyLightbulbs brought five of the products available on its site Macworld/iWorld 2013, including ...
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Procter & Gamble bets on crowdfunding site
Globe and Mail
U.S. crowdfunding website CircleUp has partnered with Procter & Gamble to help get small-business products in front of the corporation's executives, Bloomberg BusinessWeek reports. CircleUp's aim is two-fold: to help brands raise investment funds ...
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Globe and Mail
Research and Markets: Crowdfunding: Revolutionizing the Investment Landscape
Fort Mills Times
In April 2012, President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act into legislation, (potentially) allowing small startup companies to gain investment from private individuals through crowdfunding. This case study explores the ...
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New Baltimore startup is selling crowdfunding investment insurance
Founded last month, Asurvest provides investment insurance for private and professional investors in Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms, CEO Luke Cooper says. The company will open an office in Baltimore over the next few months, hiring three ...
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Louvre Buys $3.5-Million Ivory Statues Thanks to Crowd-Funding Campaign
In the Air, Art+Auction's Gossip Column (blog)
Louvre Buys $3.5-Million Ivory Statues Thanks to Crowd-Funding Campaign. Pin It · Tweet. 0. Comments · Bookmark and Share. With a little help from over 4,000 donors who made micro-contributions, the Louvre was able to raise the €800,000 ($1.09 million) ...
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In the Air, Art+Auction's Gossip Column (blog)
GoFundMe, Facebook help people raise cash for wants, needs
Orlando Sentinel
Brenda Lynn says her autistic 3-year-old son, Kaleo, hardly speaks, and his inability to express himself frustrates him — except when using his speech therapist's iPad. "The iPad really controlled the tantrums and helped him communicate. I tried to ...
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