Sometimes regulators can't see the trees for the forest. "Equity Crowdfunding" or CSEF is the forest. It is a new area, countries worldwide are contriving regulations that are yet to be proven and have no track record of success as legislation or as a "forest". Australia, by copying something unproven and bettering it is a high [...]
While equity crowdfunding for unaccredited investors is not yet legal in the U.S.A. until Title III is passed, it is alive and well in other jurisdictions. Capital raising from unaccredited investors takes place every day. The two most active countries in equity crowdfunding or raising capital with the support of unaccredited investors are Australia (8 years) [...]
So Auntie Madge has a bit of money. You have a brilliant idea that needs funding. Madge is not so savvy about startups but she loves your story, your enthusiasm (and you) and hands over her $10,000. supposedly for equity. Other than hope ... what does she get in return. And how do you feel? Over [...]
The Veronica Mars film crowdfunding raise has added a new "charity" dimension to it's progress so far. A recap first though starting with the Kickstarter raise. Kristen Bell's / Veronica Mars charity raise follows. Story: Veronica Mars was a TV show that aired between 2004 to 2007; Kristen Bell played the title character. The show developed a [...]
One of the effects of the U.S. leading the world in crowdfunding regulation advances is that its introduction is following the regulators step by step. Title II then Title III. Incumbent players like broker dealers, investment bankers and other vested interests get to have a go first. This brings in a focus on things like [...]
Investor, analyst, Blog Radio host and senior industry executive Doug Atkin takes a look at how technology and crowdfunding are changing Wall Street. He travels the country to talk to key players in the sector, discovers new businesses based on this funding model, and is joined by some of the financial and tech industry's leading [...]
Devin Thorpe of CrowdfundBeat interviews Paul Niederer about the Australian Equity Crowdfunding situation and the lessons that can be conveyed in regard to Title II and Title III in the U.S.A. Devin D. Thorpe, CrowdFundBeat contributing editor, is the author of Crowdfunding for Social Good. Readers can follow him on Twitter at @devindthorpe.
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African TV Video interview link here! Intro from host: Crowdfunding is the collective effort of individuals who network and pool their money, usually via the Internet, to support efforts initiated by other people or organizations. Crowdfunding is used in support of a wide variety of activities, including Startup Company funding. Joining ABN’s Alec Hogg is Paul [...]