The SEC's new rules could make you rich

The SEC's new rules could make you rich

For years, only wealthy investors have had the right to invest in high-growth companies at their earliest stages. In one of the boldest changes to U.S. securities laws in nearly 100 years, the SEC is about to give the rest of us the same opportunity. The revolution is called equity crowdfunding. The narrative around crowdfunding began in 2008 over a beer – in fact, $300 million worth of Pabst Blue Ribbon. Pabst had put itself up for sale...

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City 'superwoman' Nicola Horlick raises £150,000 on Seedrs for movie fund

City 'superwoman' Nicola Horlick raises £150,000 on Seedrs for movie fund

Nicola Horlick, a well-regarded British fund manager, has raised £150,000 through equity crowdfunding site Seedrs in a record-breaking 22 hours. Some 136 investors, who were able to offer as little as £10, contributed to the target investment, which represents 10 percent ownership of the new business, fund management company  Glentham Capital. This is the fastest ever rate of funding for a startup business listed on Seedrs. Glentham Capital...

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Protos’s custom 3D printed glasses are only a crowdfunding campaign away from reality

Protos’s custom 3D printed glasses are only a crowdfunding campaign away from reality

Protos wants to bring its 3D printed eyewear to the masses, but first it needs a bit of cash. Using its own proprietary material, Protos creates light, flexible glasses frames that can be tweaked to give wearers a custom fit. In an effort to get the project off the ground, Protos has launched a crowdfunding campaign, which it hopes will help it raise $25,000. (Notably, the campaign is powered by Crowdhoster, an interesting new platform...

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Guest blog: How much CO2 pollution do solar panels save?

Guest blog: How much CO2 pollution do solar panels save?

A typical solar PV system on a single British house can save almost a tonne of CO2 pollution every year. Here we look at the issues involved in this calculation, from the energy intensive manufacturing process to common myths about back-up fossil fuel plants. Installing solar panels on a south-facing roof in southern Britain is an investment worth serious consideration. The Energy Saving Trust estimates that a standard-sized household system...

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Investedin’s white-label crowdfunding platform for the enterprise rolls on with over $30M in deals

LA-based crowdfunding platform Investedin took a couple years to find its stride, but since focusing on providing white-label solutions for the enterprise, it has processed over $30 million worth of deals on its platform. Investedin founders Alon Goren and co-founder Yadid Ramot met while working together at Myspace. The two started Investedin as a consumer-focused crowdfunding site while working full-time, but they decided to hone in on...

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