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Crowdfunding's Growth Spurt Going Strong

Crowdfunding's Growth Spurt Going Strong

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Crowdfunding platforms are multiplying around the world and the sums that they're raising are growing exponentially.
June 26, 2013 in Financing
Regulators Wrangle Over How to Protect Crowdfunding Investors

Regulators Wrangle Over How to Protect Crowdfunding Investors

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Debate over investor protection intensifies as rule makers hammer out guidelines for the JOBS Act equity crowdfunding regulations.
June 17, 2013 in Financing
Online VC Service Lets More Investors Into the Game

Online VC Service Lets More Investors Into the Game

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FundersClub helps facilitate financing in early-stage companies for small investors who want to make small investments.
June 10, 2013 in Venture Capital
Crowdfunding Platform Offers Entrepreneurs Access to Money and Mentorship

Crowdfunding Platform Offers Entrepreneurs Access to Money and Mentorship

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CrowdIt, which launches today, is a new online portal which brings together access to capital and professional expertise. It calls itself a 'virtual incubator.'
June 4, 2013 in Financing
Kickstarter's Rising Competition: Crowdfunding Alternatives to Donation-Based Sites

Kickstarter's Rising Competition: Crowdfunding Alternatives to Donation-Based Sites

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The JOBS Act may soon go into effect, but young entrepreneurs don't need to wait to look for investors in the crowd.
June 1, 2013 in Financing

Solving Problems With Your Partner and 4 More Business Tips From the Week

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From managing your co-founder to using the Coke bottle as packaging inspiration, here's a look at this week's best business advice.
May 31, 2013 in Lifestyle
5 Lessons I Learned From My Failed Kickstarter Campaign

5 Lessons I Learned From My Failed Kickstarter Campaign

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YogoSport founder Ryon Lane offers advice to young entrepreneurs about how to make your Kickstarter project a success.
May 29, 2013 in Startup Financing

Looking to Raise Capital? Exhaust All Your Options.

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Entrepreneur Liz Elam shares her insights on raising capital to launch a startup.
May 22, 2013 in Startup Basics
How One Young Entrepreneur's Quest to Encourage Women Engineers Led Her to GoldieBlox

How One Young Entrepreneur's Quest to Encourage Women Engineers Led Her to GoldieBlox

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Not happy about the dearth of women in engineering? Debbie Sterling thinks overly-girlie toys are to blame.
May 17, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs
Crowdfunding Goes Mainstream: Why Donald Trump and Google Are Supporting Grassroots Financing

Crowdfunding Goes Mainstream: Why Donald Trump and Google Are Supporting Grassroots Financing

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Google and Donald Trump have invested big money in crowdfunding projects, RocketHub and A&E are teaming up, and new CNBC reality show 'Crowd Rules' premieres tonight.
May 14, 2013 in Financing
10 Questions to Ask When Creating Your First Kickstarter Project

10 Questions to Ask When Creating Your First Kickstarter Project

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All you need to know to improve your odds of raising money on the popular crowdfunding site.
May 6, 2013 in Financing
Google Leads a $125 Million Investment in Lending Club

Google Leads a $125 Million Investment in Lending Club

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The peer-to-peer lending platform is now reportedly valued at $1.55 billion.
May 2, 2013 in Bank Loans and Microloans
At TechCrunch Disrupt, Heavyweight Investors Answer Questions About Outside Financing

At TechCrunch Disrupt, Heavyweight Investors Answer Questions About Outside Financing

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During a panel discussion at TechCrunch Disrupt NY, investors discussed when and how young entrepreneurs should go down the venture capital route.
May 1, 2013 in Startup Financing
In Mobile Push, Facebook Buys Parse to Court App Developers

In Mobile Push, Facebook Buys Parse to Court App Developers

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Facebook's $85 million acquisition, Tumblr's new mobile ads, Zach Braff's Kickstarter project and more social-media news.
April 26, 2013 in Social Media

How One Young Trep's Quest to Encourage Women Engineers Led Her to GoldieBlox

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Not happy about the dearth of women in engineering? Debbie Sterling thinks overly-girlie toys are to blame.
April 25, 2013 in Profiles
Behind a Brand Extension: How a Sweatshirt Raised Over $1 Million on Kickstarter

Behind a Brand Extension: How a Sweatshirt Raised Over $1 Million on Kickstarter

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Flint and Tinder's founder shares tips on how he successfully branched out with a new product -- and you can, too.
April 23, 2013 in Business Management
Crowdsourcing's New Platform: Prime-Time Reality TV

Crowdsourcing's New Platform: Prime-Time Reality TV

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CNBC announces a new television show called 'Crowd Rules' where business owners compete for $50,000. The money is awarded based on an audience vote.
April 15, 2013 in Financing
Crowdfunding Industry On Fire: Trends to Watch

Crowdfunding Industry On Fire: Trends to Watch

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Market research data shows that 308 active crowdfunding platforms raised $2.7 billion last year. In 2013, the industry is expected to raise $5.1 billion. Here's a look at where the rapidly-evolving industry is heading.
April 8, 2013 in Financing
JOBS Act, One Year Later: Hang Tight, Equity Crowdfunding Is Coming

JOBS Act, One Year Later: Hang Tight, Equity Crowdfunding Is Coming

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President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act into law one year ago today, and it's still not implemented.
April 5, 2013 in Financing
JOBS Act Expected to Increase Diversity in Funding

JOBS Act Expected to Increase Diversity in Funding

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Industry experts anticipate more women and minorities will become startup funders when non-professional investors are allowed to participate in crowdfunding.
March 26, 2013 in Angel Investors
Raising Money Through Crowdfunding? Consider These Best Practices for Success

Raising Money Through Crowdfunding? Consider These Best Practices for Success

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At a conference in New York City, industry experts shared tips for tapping the crowd.
March 22, 2013 in Financing
Why Pretending to Be Decisive Works and Other Tips This Week

Why Pretending to Be Decisive Works and Other Tips This Week

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How to make a decision, personalize your funding pitch, find an original name for your business and more: our best tips of the week.
March 15, 2013 in Productivity
'Veronica Mars' Secrets You Can Use in Your Kickstarter Campaign

'Veronica Mars' Secrets You Can Use in Your Kickstarter Campaign

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Entrepreneurs looking for a funding boost can learn a few tricks from the cult favorite's Kickstarter success story.
March 14, 2013 in Financing
4 Things Young Entrepreneurs Need to Know About the JOBS Act

4 Things Young Entrepreneurs Need to Know About the JOBS Act

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When it comes to landing startup capital, crowdfunding can be a young entrepreneur's best friend. Given the new crowdfudning law, though, here are a few changes that'll pay to know sooner than later.
March 13, 2013 in Venture and Angel Investors

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