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Crowdfunding – not just for early stage

The long term potential of the JOBS Act looks very promising, but the implementation so far feels like watching paint dry. Crowdfunding is getting a lot more hype in the aftermath of the JOBS Act implementation, but there’s a long road ahead. Early stage risks I have been...

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THE PROS AND CONS OF EQUITY CROWDFUNDING

Raising money to build and sell a product or mobile app is the best reason to seek crowdfunding, and will likely remain the best reason once the government completes rules to allow startups to sell company equity using crowdfunding websites. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is still...

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Satellite broadband company in £125,000 crowd-funding bid

Investors will be offered free system Satellite broadband provider, Internet Anywhere, is aiming to raise £125,000 in a new crowd-funding initiative. The Ayrshire-based company is one of the first participants in Squareknot – a pioneering Scottish crowd-funding platform aimed at helping businesses to secure financial support from a...

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Crowdfunding: Not Just for First World Problems

While the world’s most publicised crowdfunding campaigns can only be described as addressing ‘first world problems’ a newer generation of crowdfunding platforms is allowing Not for Profits and social entrepreneurs an opportunity to raise the funds to create a better future for their communities.  Entrepreneur,...

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Fears of Crowdfunding Crackdown in UK Appear Unwarranted

In several recent headlines in the UK press there have been statements that “Crowdfunders Face Crackdown”  as latent fear for investor protection creeps into regulatory discussions while equity crowdfunding quickly grows.  In one particular article a Partner at Kuber Ventures commented that; “investors with little or no experience of how...

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Ubuntu Edge May Have Just Set the Crowdfunding Record

Crowdfunding platform Indiegogo announced on Friday that the site's Ubuntu Edge campaign has set the record as the largest crowdfunding project ever — more than 24,000 donors have offered up nearly $11.5 million in funding as of Monday morning. The Ubuntu Edge project surpassed the industry's previous record...

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University spin out in crowdfunding bid

Company has developed technology to measure carbon produced by world's forests A new company which has developed technology to map and measure the amount of carbon dioxide produced by the world’s forests is embarking on an ambitious plan to raise capital through crowd funding. Carbomap which is a...

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