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Popular Crowdfunding Site Kickstarter Says It Was Hacked, Urges Users to Change Passwords
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Popular Crowdfunding Site Kickstarter Says It Was Hacked, Urges Users to Change Passwords

Chief executive Yancey Strickler says customers' email addresses were taken, but no credit card information was obtained by hackers.
Catherine Clifford
Entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk Launches Seed Fund for Startups
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Entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk Launches Seed Fund for Startups

The new investment group will be called Vayner/RSE.
Jason Fell
Need an Investor? Ditch the Pitch.
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Need an Investor? Ditch the Pitch.

The term pitching has been ingrained in our head as a means to get funding. Yet, an entrepreneur's spiel could lead to an investor yawning instead of opening up their wallet.
Student Raises $15K on Kickstarter Without Spending a Dime
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Student Raises $15K on Kickstarter Without Spending a Dime

Here are three tips he utilized to bootstrap his crowdfunding campaign.
Nathan Resnick
This Site Allows Celebrities to Crowdfund for Causes in Real Time
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This Site Allows Celebrities to Crowdfund for Causes in Real Time

Laffster, once a platform specifically targeting comedians, rebranded itself today to become Cogo, available to actors, authors, musicians and athletes.
Catherine Clifford
In Crowdfunding, Who is Responsible for Preventing Fraud?
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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
Just Gone Public? Here's How to Keep Investors Happy
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Just Gone Public? Here's How to Keep Investors Happy

While many people celebrate going public, this new milestone can be challenging on many fronts. Here, we discuss how to keep investors engaged and your board satisfied.
Chris Collett
Will Equity Crowdfunding Laws Be the Death of Kickstarter?
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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
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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
Why I Think the Hype About Crowdfunding Is Too Good to Be True
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Why I Think the Hype About Crowdfunding Is Too Good to Be True

If you're going to try to fund your startup via crowdfunding, here's what you need to know before taking the plunge.
David Nilssen
As Comment Period Closes, Debate Over Equity Crowdfunding Rules Rages On
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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
Take a Step Back. Set a Realistic Goal for Your Crowdfunding Campaign.
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Take a Step Back. Set a Realistic Goal for Your Crowdfunding Campaign.

You're not likely to raise a $1 million on Kickstarter. Here's how you should go about raising funds for your project.
Kendall Almerico
Crowdfunding Seen Providing $65 Billion Boost to the Global Economy in 2014 (Infographic)
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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
Why Big Banks Are Lending More to Small Businesses
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Why Big Banks Are Lending More to Small Businesses

Here we go over several reasons why larger banks are starting to warm up to small-business lending again.
Rohit Arora