News and Articles About Equity crowdfunding

Kickstarter Streamlines Its Rules, Becomes Less Exclusive
Kickstarter

Kickstarter Streamlines Its Rules, Becomes Less Exclusive

The popular crowdfunding platform unveiled new rules today that make it easier to launch a campaign.
Catherine Clifford
Crowdfunding Generates More Than $60,000 an Hour (Infographic)
Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding Generates More Than $60,000 an Hour (Infographic)

A look at the eye-popping growth of the crowdfunding industry.
Catherine Clifford
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
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
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
This Startup Wants to Protect Your Startup From 'Bad Actors'
Startup

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

Legal compliance company CrowdCheck has a new service allowing entrepreneurs to protect themselves as they get ready to fundraise.
Catherine Clifford
In Crowdfunding, Who is Responsible for Preventing Fraud?
Finance

In Crowdfunding, Who is Responsible for Preventing Fraud?

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.
Catherine Clifford
Will Equity Crowdfunding Laws Be the Death of Kickstarter?
Finance

Will Equity Crowdfunding Laws Be the Death of Kickstarter?

The JOBS Act and the proposed SEC rules really has nothing to do with the popular funding site. So what exactly is it?
Kendall Almerico
Another Score for Crowdfunding: Indiegogo Raises $40 Million
Finance

Another Score for Crowdfunding: Indiegogo Raises $40 Million

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.
Catherine Clifford
As Comment Period Closes, Debate Over Equity Crowdfunding Rules Rages On
Finance

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

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

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

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.
Catherine Clifford
States Charge Ahead With Their Own Crowdfunding Laws
Finance

States Charge Ahead With Their Own Crowdfunding Laws

Michigan is the latest in a series of states to make moves to pass intrastate equity crowdfunding legislation.
Catherine Clifford