Equity Crowdfunding and Advertising

It is official -- on July 10th, 2013 the Security and Exchange Commission (S.E.C.) lifted the ban for private offering advertising. This means that once the rule goes into effect (60 days after publication in the Federal Register -- so we are talking about mid September),...

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Why Your Bank Is Terrified of Crowdfunding

As crowdfunding becomes more mainstream, more entrepreneurs see it as an alternative to bank loans. Banks are none too pleased. In 2012, crowdfunding portals helped small business owners and individuals raise about $2.7 billion. By the end of this year, that figure could nearly double, according to Massolution, which tracks...

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Crowdfunding With A Twist: CrowdIt

Jason Graf co-founded crowdfunding platform CrowdIt with Paul Freeman and Markus Pope. Crowdfunding platforms are great places to collect capital for startups or small businesses or projects, but what else could they do? That’s the question a Springfield, Missouri-based platform called CrowdIt is asking. The company, which...

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