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Crowdfunding Sports

Ireland’s top doubles player, James Cluskey, was travelling the globe, climbing the men’s tennis rankings and running out of money.Playing in tournaments from the U.S. to Slovenia, Cluskey ended 2013 at a career-best ranking of No. 153 on the ATP World Tour doubles rankings. His...

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Crowdfunding Consultants for Hardware Startups

Crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo have changed how hardware entrepreneurs raise money. Since Kickstarter’s 2009 debut, donors there have pledged $90 million to 3,087 tech projects. But cash in hand doesn’t guarantee a successful product launch. Pebble, which raised more than $10 million on Kickstarter...

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Don't Worry, Crowdfunding Works

Source: Bloomberg Don't expect a golden era of entrepreneurialism. Or that Wall Street banks will lose their perch. But yesterday's long-awaited proposed rules for equity crowdfunding could help thousands of money-starved startups get access to capital -- so long as they only need $1 million a year. The Securities...

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Crowdfunding for Internet Stock Sales Approved by SEC

Source: Bloomberg Startups and small businesses could sell ownership stakes in their companies by soliciting investors over the Internet under a proposal advanced by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The plan would set rules for equity crowdfunding, which lawmakers said would spur growth by easing financing...

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Crowdfunding Hardware With a Helping Hand From GE

One of the biggest headaches on crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo is vaporware: hardware projects that never materialize or arrive much later than their creators promised. It happens when creators don’t have a grip on the cost or complexity of manufacturing. CNNMoney found last...

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