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Why Fraudsters Won't Sink Equity Crowdfunding
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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?
April 22, 2014 in Money
Why Oculus Didn't Betray Backers With $2B Facebook Buyout

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

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Recent editorials show that the difference between rewards-based and equity crowdfunding is misunderstood.
April 8, 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
The JOBS Act Two Years Later: Where We Are and What's Next for Crowdfunding (Infographic)

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

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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.
April 4, 2014 in Money
Crowdfunding's Next Hot Frontier: Real Estate

Crowdfunding's Next Hot Frontier: Real Estate

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Venture capital and angel investors are sinking money into startups that are innovating the way that buildings are bought.
April 1, 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
Will Equity Crowdfunding Laws Be the Death of Kickstarter?

Will Equity Crowdfunding Laws Be the Death of Kickstarter?

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The JOBS Act and the proposed SEC rules really has nothing to do with the popular funding site. So what exactly is it?
January 29, 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
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
States Charge Ahead With Their Own Crowdfunding Laws

States Charge Ahead With Their Own Crowdfunding Laws

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Michigan is the latest in a series of states to make moves to pass intrastate equity crowdfunding legislation.
December 16, 2013 in Financing
Sofia Vergara's Fiancé Nick Loeb Launches Equity Crowdfunding Campaign for Condiments Company

Sofia Vergara's Fiancé Nick Loeb Launches Equity Crowdfunding Campaign for Condiments Company

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Nick Loeb is working to spread the word on crunchy condiments, with the help of his fiancé, Modern Family star Sofia Vergara.
December 9, 2013 in Startup Financing
Investing Trend for 2014: Equity Crowdfunding

Investing Trend for 2014: Equity Crowdfunding

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No idea, no problem. Platforms like Upstart and Pave allow entrepreneurs to crowdfund from accredited investors in exchange for a small cut of their future incomes.
November 19, 2013 in Financing
Why Equity Crowdfunding Isn't a Threat to Venture Capital

Why Equity Crowdfunding Isn't a Threat to Venture Capital

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Under the JOBS Act, there will be new ways to raise money. But not all fund-raising is created equal.
October 7, 2013 in Venture Capital
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
Why Equity Crowdfunding Is a Terrible Idea

Why Equity Crowdfunding Is a Terrible Idea

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Equity crowdfunding proposes a fair shot for all entrepreneurs, but as with most things in a capitalist structure, only the strong will survive.
September 26, 2013 in Startup Financing
8 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week

8 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week

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CGI and Mashable's Social Good Summit kick off, Advertising Week paints the town, Startups can start advertising for funding.This week's notable news and startup events for entrepreneurs.
September 23, 2013 in News and Trends
New SEC Rules: Added Opportunities, Added Risks

New SEC Rules: Added Opportunities, Added Risks

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With the new fundraising rules going into effect next week, here are a few key features and tips to keep in mind.
September 19, 2013 in Financing

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