Monthly Archives: May 2014

Crowdfunding Can Help Build Business, But At What Cost?

Entrepreneur Andy Krafsur raised money for Spira Footwear by reaching out to friends and family. But that was a dozen years ago. After the economy tanked, the common tactic became a lot more difficult. “The pool of people that you … Continue reading

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New bill could finally fix crowdfunding — if the sausage stuffers don’t get to it!

People say that Washington, D.C. is where the sausage gets made because incentives, interests, and compromises worm their way into bills as they go through Congress. A bill that is submitted to the U.S. House by one or more representatives must … Continue reading

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TapRaise Opens Public Beta

Brooklyn, NY – April 17, 2014 – One tap, one dollar. That’s the core premise of a radically simple new donation/small payment system being opened to the public today by Brooklyn-based startup TapRaise.TapRaise’s flagship product is the Dollar Button, the … Continue reading

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Many States Aren’t Waiting for the SEC

The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act was signed into law in April 2012 and the Securities and Exchange Commission has been developing regulations ever since to implement the law’s provision that would allow companies to raise capital through equity crowdfunding. … Continue reading

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