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Crowdfunding Rule Could Set Dangerous Precedent

Source: Forbes   If reports are true that crowdfunding companies won’t be required to do income verification of investors, that could open up the door for abuse. Under the JOBS Act, signed into law by President Obama last year, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is writing rules that would...

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Could Crowdfunding Replace Traditional Marketing?

Source: Forbes I posed that question this week to my friend Dr. Phil Windley, an expert technologist, Executive Producer of IT Conversations and a serial entrepreneur. He and co-founder Stephen Fulling have launched multiple ventures together beginning with iMALL Inc., which they sold to Excite@home in 1999. Disclosure:...

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The JOBS Act Isn't All 'Crowdfunding'

On September 23, the SEC officially implemented Title II of the JOBS Act by lifting a decades-old ban on the mass marketing of private securities offerings – meaning those securities not formally registered with the SEC.  This has triggered enormous excitement in startup and small...

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How To Crowdfund $50,000 In Your Spare Time

A few months ago, the idea of running a crowdfunding campaign to raise $50,000 terrified me. I had a full-time job and hadn’t told many people about my startup, Kuli Kuli. My own father still couldn’t pronounce the name of the plant that we were trying...

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What Is The Next Crowdfunding Evolution?

It’s been said that crowdfunding is less of a straight-forward investment and more like buying wine futures. You’re essentially paying a discounted rate for next year’s crop. And, just like wine, once you’ve put your money in, you can only hope that the weather is good, the...

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