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Everything You Need for a Winning Crowdfunding Campaign (Infographic)

Here's a statistical breakdown of all of the completed campaigns on Indiegogo and Kickstarter as of early August.

Meet the Newest Member of Kickstarter's Million-Dollar Club

This startup has entered an elite and growing group that has raised seven figures on the popular crowdfunding site.

Want Angel Investors? Here's What You Need to Know Right Now. (Infographic)

A snapshot of where angel investors are putting their money.

Finding the Right Angel Investor for You

Not all investors are created equal. Here are some tips on finding the best investor for your startup and its needs.

This Hard Rock Hotel Just Raised $1.5 Million Through Crowdfunding

Eighty-five investors can now say they own part of The Hard Rock Hotel in downtown Palm Springs, Calif.

Who Should Be Deemed 'Sophisticated' Enough to Be an Investor?

Regulators argue that the income requirements for accredited investors -- which were set in 1982 -- are in desperate need of an adjustment. Entrepreneurs and investors, meanwhile, don’t want to see access to capital limited.

Is 'Crypto-Equity' the Next Big Thing in Raising Money for Your Business?

If the team behind Swarm gets its way, its Bitcoin-based crowdfunding platform will be seen by entrepreneurs as 'Kickstarter on steroids.'

Kickstarter Adds Two New Categories for Crowdfunding Projects: Journalism and Crafting

The crowdfunding platform has officially created homes for two of its popular project areas.

Kickstarter Streamlines Its Rules, Becomes Less Exclusive

The popular crowdfunding platform unveiled new rules today that make it easier to launch a campaign.

Square Ramps Up Its Offering with a Merchant Cash Advance Program

Jack Dorsey’s latest company Square, a business best known for mobile credit-card processing, today announced a program to help entrepreneurs get access to capital as soon as the very next day.

Crowdfunding Generates More Than $60,000 an Hour (Infographic)

A look at the eye-popping growth of the crowdfunding industry.

How This Denim Startup Raised More Than $500,000 on Kickstarter

Barbell Denim met its funding goal in 47 minutes. It has since raised more than 34 times its initial crowdfunding target.

How Six Immigrant Entrepreneurs Transformed Dreams Into Businesses

They came to the U.S. from China, Grenada, India, Haiti, Nigeria and the former Soviet Union. Now they own businesses in food service and product sales -- and helping other startups. See how they landed launch capital and met challenges.

Lending Club's New Front: Loans for Braces and Your Kid's Kindergarten Tuition

The peer-to-peer lending site announced today that, with its acquisition of Springstone Financial, it would be expanding its reach in consumer finance.

Real Estate Has Benefited Most From SEC's General Solicitation Rule Change

Investors have shown the most interest in dumping their dollars into real-estate deals since the SEC's historic lifting of the general solicitation ban.

Looking For Capital? Don't Forget About the Little Bank That Could.

A new report from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation shows that, despite massive banking industry consolidation, there are more community banks in the U.S. now than there were 30 years ago.

Steve Case: JOBS Act Is Working, But D.C. Still Needs to Do More for Entrepreneurs

AOL co-founder Steve Case shares his views on the hits and misses of the two-year-old JOBS Act.

Google-Backed Lending Club Moves Into Business Lending

The online-only, peer-to-peer finance marketplace is expanding its reach.

Become a Crowdfunding Wizard: 8 Tips You've Probably Never Heard Before.

Clay Hebert, the founder of Crowdfunding Hacks, has helped 40 entrepreneurs raise $4 million on Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

3 Surprisingly Hot Global VC Markets That Are Getting Even Hotter

The U.S., Europe, China, India and Israel continue to dominate the venture capital game, but a few emerging markets are worth keeping an eye on.

Private Companies Publicly Fundraising: Where's The Money Going?

It's been nearly six months since private companies were given legal permission to publicly advertise their fundraising efforts. Here's a look at how it has paid off so far.

This Startup Wants to Protect Your Startup From 'Bad Actors'

Legal compliance company CrowdCheck has a new service allowing entrepreneurs to protect themselves as they get ready to fundraise.

In Crowdfunding, Who is Responsible for Preventing Fraud?

On the last day of the public comment period over the proposed equity crowdfunding rules, a slew of stakeholders wrote into the SEC on the topic of liability in the case of fraud.

Another Score for Crowdfunding: Indiegogo Raises $40 Million

The San Francisco-based fundraising platform secured a hefty pile of cash which it will use to grow globally and make its platform more mobile-friendly.

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