2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 3,800 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 3 trips to carry that many people.

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Yesterday’s Crowdfunding Seminar By CJ Cornell of Propel Arizona at SMAZ6

At yesterday’s Social Media Arizona #smaz there were many speakers covering different social media related topics and the one that interested me the most was the Crowdfunding seminar presented by CJ Cornell of Propel Arizona

CJ Cornell is an ASU Professor and the founder of Propel Arizona.

In a nutshell, Propel Arizona is a Crowdfunding platform for Arizona Entrepreneurs.

But it’s much more than funding, Propel Arizona is a way to get all of Arizona involved with innovation, and helping to build the next Google, Apple or Facebook.

Propel Arizona is a broad initiative designed to help drive economic growth in the state of Arizona by providing an environment where people can support and help the entrepreneurial ventures, innovative ideas, projects and the entrepreneurs that build them.

Online, Propel Arizona allows entrepreneurs with projects or ideas that one day may be wildly successful, to engage with the community and enlist their support – financial support and other kinds of important support.

Specifically, Propel Arizona is about “Crowdfunding” entrepreneurs and innovative projects that have the potential to become wildly successful – perhaps in the Facebook-Google-Amazon kind of way that generates jobs, wealth and inspires even more entrepreneurs and new ventures.

Members of the Arizona community can get involved with the excitment of the entrepreneurial startup – from concept to product to market – and become early funders of promising projects.  In the end, helping these potentially high-growth entrepreneurial projects become successful, will help contribute to the overall economic growth and prosperity of all Arizona.  Every Propel Arizona member gets to fill out their own profile page (1), can add projects needing funding and post a blog post promoting their projects.


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 are excited and thankful that Couragent chose to use Funding Launchpad’s crowdfunding technology to power their fundraising efforts.

We recognize that over the past few months, several platforms have claimed to be legally crowdfunding securities today. As far as we can tell, absolutely none are. Only Couragent’s offering, utilizing Funding Launchpad’s proprietary technology, meet three standards that are the hallmarks of investment crowdfunding:

  1. The ability to generally solicit (i.e. openly advertise that a company is raising money).
  2. The ability to sell securities to all investors, not just wealthy Americans and financial institutions.
  3. Utilization of a centralized internet platform to conduct the offering (that’s where our technology comes in!).

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GrowVC Is More Than a CrowdFunding Platform


Grow Venture Community (Grow VC) by Grow VC Group, is the first global, transparent, community-based platformdedicated to entrepreneurs and investors.  Grow VC enables great ideas and great teams to get visibility with the right investing audience, funding and support earlier. Grow VC is more than crowd funding, it’s a nurturing ecosystem where entrepreneurs can connect with experts, funders, team members, new customers and partners to realize their ideas. Grow VC can help startups companies to build their teams and secure initial funding of up to 1M USD.

Grow VC Group International Headquarters is located in Hong Kong, with offices in the US, UK and Finland. Our main offices are located at: