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

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.
Catherine Clifford
Meet the Franchisor Launching a Fundraising Platform for Potential Franchisees
Franchisors

Meet the Franchisor Launching a Fundraising Platform for Potential Franchisees

Mandy Calara created an online crowdfunding platform that lets the friends, family and community of potential franchisees become investors.
This 3-D Printing Pen Hits $50,000 Kickstarter Goal In Two Hours
Kickstarter

This 3-D Printing Pen Hits $50,000 Kickstarter Goal In Two Hours

The Lix pen shot past its fundraising goal in no time. The campaign, now in its second day, has raised almost $250,000.
Catherine Clifford
Why This Curated Market for Indie Hardware Is Gaining Traction
Business Unusual

Why This Curated Market for Indie Hardware Is Gaining Traction

Grand St., a curator of independently made electronics and related gear, is one of the few channels to tackle the sprawling maker marketplace.
John Patrick Pullen
CrowdRise, Ed Norton's Charitable Social Network, Raises $23 Million
Celebrities

CrowdRise, Ed Norton's Charitable Social Network, Raises $23 Million

CrowdRise, a for-profit site founded by the 'Fight Club' star that fuses social networking with charitable activism, raised $23 million in its latest fundraising round.
Geoff Weiss
Why Fraudsters Won't Sink Equity Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding

Why Fraudsters Won't Sink Equity Crowdfunding

As the SEC works on final regulations for equity-based crowdfunding, one of the pervasive fears has been that non-professional investors will be swindled by fraudsters. But is there really reason to worry?
Catherine Clifford
Crowdfunding Live: How One Spark Ignites Ideas
Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding Live: How One Spark Ignites Ideas

In-person events for financial prospecting provide benefits that online platforms don't: gathered masses, a pool of dedicated dollars and a chance to receive immediate project feedback.
Sally Outlaw
Real Estate Has Benefited Most From SEC's General Solicitation Rule Change
Financing

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.
Catherine Clifford
This Site Lets You Get Backers for Your Crowdfunding Project Before It Launches
Crowdfunding

This Site Lets You Get Backers for Your Crowdfunding Project Before It Launches

Prefundia offers investors a sneak peek at your idea before the funding search begins.
Why Oculus Didn't Betray Backers With $2B Facebook Buyout
Crowdfunding

Why Oculus Didn't Betray Backers With $2B Facebook Buyout

Recent editorials show that the difference between rewards-based and equity crowdfunding is misunderstood.
Kendall Almerico
Crowdfunding

What to Expect When Launching a Second Kickstarter Campaign

How one phone case company, which already beat its goal, prepared for its sophomore effort.
Lester Mapp
Steve Case: JOBS Act Is Working, But D.C. Still Needs to Do More for Entrepreneurs
Jobs Act

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.
Catherine Clifford
The JOBS Act Two Years Later: Where We Are and What's Next for Crowdfunding (Infographic)
Crowdfunding

The JOBS Act Two Years Later: Where We Are and What's Next for Crowdfunding (Infographic)

The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, signed into law on April 5, 2012, fundamentally changed the fundraising landscape for entrepreneurs. Here's a look at what has changed and what's next.
Catherine Clifford
Crowdfunding's Next Hot Frontier: Real Estate
Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding's Next Hot Frontier: Real Estate

Venture capital and angel investors are sinking money into startups that are innovating the way that buildings are bought.
Catherine Clifford