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CrowdRise, Ed Norton's Charitable Social Network, Raises $23 Million
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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
What to Expect When Launching a Second Kickstarter Campaign
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
Become a Crowdfunding Wizard: 8 Tips You've Probably Never Heard Before.
Crowdfunding

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.
Catherine Clifford
10 Crowdfunding Success Stories to Love
Crowdfunding

10 Crowdfunding Success Stories to Love

From futuristic tech to a museum, many of these projects blew up their funding goals.
Matthew Toren
PayPal Revises Policies to Become More Crowdfunding Friendly
Crowdfunding

PayPal Revises Policies to Become More Crowdfunding Friendly

PayPal and the crowdfunding community have clashed in the past, but the payments company is turning over a new leaf.
Kate Taylor
Clocking It: Time Management That Rocks
Time Management

Clocking It: Time Management That Rocks

Scoring hidden minutes and efficiently using them are critical to an entrepreneur's success
Nathan Resnick