Monthly Archives: September 2012

Steve Case Hailed as JOBS Act Hero

Steve Case Hailed as JOBS Act Hero April 6th, 2012 by Kate TummarelloPosted in AOL, JOBS Act, Obama, startup, Steve Case, Wall Street Journal On the heels of President Obama signing theJOBS Act (which loosens regulations on small businesses, making it easier for startups to grow), the Wall … Continue reading

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New Crowd-Funding Rules Could Affect You

  The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission recently proposed a set of rules that would somewhat relax the bans on companies advertising for investors as part of the mandated rules for crowd-funding. The agency has until Dec. 31 to come up with rules for … Continue reading

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A Crowdfunding Pioneer Psychoanalyzes Crowdfunding’s True Believers

Paul Spinrad is the guy who gave the movement for a crowdfunding exemption in the U.S. its first big shove towards becoming law. In the first part of this exclusive series on Crowdsourcing.org, he recalled those early days and the … Continue reading

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Don’t want to wait for the regulations to crowdfund?

  Companies don’t need to wait until the beginning of next year and new federal rules to start raising money over the Internet. And they don’t have to offer perks or products to supporters. A handful of upstarts are working … Continue reading

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Funding Launchpad Empowers Investment Crowdfunding History!

Earlier last month mobile scanner manufacturer Couragent Inc. announced they were launching an equity crowdfunding offering. Legally able to raise money from residents of Colorado, Illinois, New York, Wisconsin, and Wyoming, this makes Couragent the first American company to legally use investment crowdfunding. We … Continue reading

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The Crowd Goes Wild: First Annual Film Crowdfunding Awards Announced (via PR Newswire)

The Crowd Goes Wild: First Annual Film Crowdfunding Awards Announced (via PR Newswire) LOS ANGELES, Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — With the sources of film finance changing as rapidly as the weather in the Gulf, crowdfunding has appeared on the … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Risky but Rewarding (Venturebeat)

  Last month, Amazon pulled the plug on the e-book crowdfunding site unglue.it and a number of other similar sites. Amazon says it is no longer able to support certain crowdfunding or social fundraising sites, despite the wild success of Kickstarter, which was … Continue reading

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