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Startup Crowdfunds Competitions for a Cause

Competitions have been used to solve major problems by governments, big companies and, most recently, tech firms and startups seeking new products. Now, one company is providing a platform to inspire competitions that solve critical social, humanitarian and environmental issues. BigLeap, a San Francisco-based online startup...

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5 Alternative Funding Options

Recently, the British Bankers Association revealed data showing deposit and lending to SMEs by postcode across Britain. This data showed a total increase in deposits from £7bn in 2011 to £126bn in 2012 and a fall in lending balances from £105bn to £100bn over the same period....

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As crowdfunding gathers speed, financial industry changes loom

Lucrative deals might be just a click away for Canada’s pension funds and other institutional investors. Unlike retail investors, the country’s institutional investors can now access a wider range of investment opportunities in a more immediate and transparent manner through institutional crowdfunding—a phenomenon that allows companies to...

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Crowd Funding: More Fun Than a Flexi-rate

Whether it's the rise of the middle class, greater transparency in the financial markets or just the Great British public's eye for a bargain, Crowd Funding for tech firms is on the rise. With the increase supported by a number of exciting new start-ups, many...

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How Crowdfunding Empowers Customers

Crowdfunding is drastically changing the way entrepreneurs and artists can fund passion projects and nifty gadgets — that much is clear. More quietly, the new way of funding projects is also empowering the consumer. Instead of having only minimal say in a product’s development (through methods...

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An investor’s guide to equity crowdfunding

Very low interest rates, stubbornly high fund management fees and tepid performance from equity markets have presented investors with a dilemma – where to invest any spare cash. One relatively recent alternative that has captured the public’s interest is crowdfunding. Broadly speaking, crowdfunding is a group...

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The Top 5 Reasons To Invest In Tech Using Crowdfunding

As an investor, there are numerous reasons to invest in tech companies. Now that crowdfunding platforms such as ShareIn are highlighting the best opportunities out there, here are five of the most compelling reasons why every investor should seriously consider investing in tech. 1. Tech companies got cheaper...

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