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Lending Club's New Front: Loans for Braces and Your Kid's Kindergarten Tuition
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The peer-to-peer lending site announced today that, with its acquisition of Springstone Financial, it would be expanding its reach in consumer finance.
April 17, 2014 in Money
Real Estate Has Benefited Most From SEC's General Solicitation Rule Change

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

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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.
April 15, 2014 in Money
Looking For Capital? Don't Forget About the Little Bank That Could.

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

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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.
April 9, 2014 in Money
Steve Case: JOBS Act Is Working, But D.C. Still Needs to Do More for Entrepreneurs

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

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AOL co-founder Steve Case shares his views on the hits and misses of the two-year-old JOBS Act.
April 4, 2014 in Money
Google-Backed Lending Club Moves Into Business Lending

Google-Backed Lending Club Moves Into Business Lending

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The online-only, peer-to-peer finance marketplace is expanding its reach.
March 20, 2014 in Money
Become a Crowdfunding Wizard: 8 Tips You've Probably Never Heard Before.

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

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Clay Hebert, the founder of Crowdfunding Hacks, has helped 40 entrepreneurs raise $4 million on Kickstarter and Indiegogo.
March 19, 2014 in Money
3 Surprisingly Hot Global VC Markets That Are Getting Even Hotter

3 Surprisingly Hot Global VC Markets That Are Getting Even Hotter

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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.
March 17, 2014 in Money
Private Companies Publicly Fundraising: Where's The Money Going?

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

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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.
March 7, 2014 in Money
This Startup Wants to Protect Your Startup From 'Bad Actors'

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

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Legal compliance company CrowdCheck has a new service allowing entrepreneurs to protect themselves as they get ready to fundraise.
February 26, 2014 in Money
In Crowdfunding, Who is Responsible for Preventing Fraud?

In Crowdfunding, Who is Responsible for Preventing Fraud?

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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.
February 5, 2014 in Financing
Another Score for Crowdfunding: Indiegogo Raises $40 Million

Another Score for Crowdfunding: Indiegogo Raises $40 Million

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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.
January 28, 2014 in Financing
As Comment Period Closes, Debate Over Equity Crowdfunding Rules Rages On

As Comment Period Closes, Debate Over Equity Crowdfunding Rules Rages On

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The Securities and Exchange Commission released provisional rules to regulate equity crowdfunding on Oct. 23. The comment period officially ends on Feb. 3, but there is no end in sight to the debate.
January 24, 2014 in Financing
To Attract Funding, Develop a Prototype

To Attract Funding, Develop a Prototype

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In the startup world, selling your vision in a PowerPoint presentation is so passe. To get the attention of VCs, prototypes are a must. Here is why.
January 17, 2014 in Business Ideas
Crowdfunding Seen Providing $65 Billion Boost to the Global Economy in 2014 (Infographic)

Crowdfunding Seen Providing $65 Billion Boost to the Global Economy in 2014 (Infographic)

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Fundable, the online platform for both donation and equity-based crowdfunding, has helped startups raise $50 million in 8 months. Here are its projections for the future of crowdfunding.
January 16, 2014 in Financing
How the JOBS Act Boosted the IPO Market (Infographic)

How the JOBS Act Boosted the IPO Market (Infographic)

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A look at the companies that have gone public since President Obama passed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act in April of 2012.
November 15, 2013 in Financing
What the U.S. Can Learn From the Netherlands About Equity Crowdfunding

What the U.S. Can Learn From the Netherlands About Equity Crowdfunding

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U.S. regulators are tied up in knots trying to figure out how to write laws for equity crowdfunding to prevent fraud. Perhaps they should take a page from the Dutch.
September 27, 2013 in Financing
PayPal to Give Small Businesses Access to Working Capital in Minutes

PayPal to Give Small Businesses Access to Working Capital in Minutes

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The online payments giant is getting into the finance market, providing access to credit based entirely on sales history – no credit check required.
September 24, 2013 in Financing
Top 3 Small-Business Challenges (Infographic)

Top 3 Small-Business Challenges (Infographic)

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Business owners are optimistic about the U.S. economy improving and want to grow their business, but they face significant hurdles in doing so, a new report shows.
August 7, 2013 in Financing
SBA Shows High-Tech Startups Some Love

SBA Shows High-Tech Startups Some Love

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The U.S. Small Business Administration, widely considered near useless to high-tech startups, has made two efforts in as many weeks to woo this innovative group of entrepreneurs.
July 26, 2013 in Innovation
Why Venture Capitalists and Entrepreneurs Often Don't See Eye to Eye

Why Venture Capitalists and Entrepreneurs Often Don't See Eye to Eye

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The National Venture Capital Association released its first brand influence study on the venture capital industry today.
July 23, 2013 in Venture Capital
Did Raising Money Just Get Easier? Depends Who You Are

Did Raising Money Just Get Easier? Depends Who You Are

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The Security and Exchange Commission's recent lifting of a ban prohibiting entrepreneurs from being public about raising money may have changed the funding game for some. Here's how.
July 19, 2013 in Financing
What You Need to Know About Raising Money After the SEC Ruling (Infographic)

What You Need to Know About Raising Money After the SEC Ruling (Infographic)

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Here's a look at how the SEC's vote to remove the ban on general solicitation will impact access to capital in the startup community.
July 12, 2013 in Financing
Secret's Out: Now You Can Tell the Whole World You're Raising Money for Your Business

Secret's Out: Now You Can Tell the Whole World You're Raising Money for Your Business

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The SEC takes a step forward in administering the JOBS Act by lifting the ban on general solicitation.
July 10, 2013 in Financing
Start-Up Chile and Why Many Americans are Itching to Enter This Early-Stage Accelerator

Start-Up Chile and Why Many Americans are Itching to Enter This Early-Stage Accelerator

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With an attractive amount of capital, along with international connections, U.S. founders are turning to Chile to launch their ventures.
July 2, 2013 in Starting a Business

Start-Up Chile: See Why Many Americans are Itching to Enter This Early-Stage Accelerator

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With an attractive amount of capital, along with international connections, U.S. startups are turning to Chile to launch their venture.
June 5, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs

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