Crowdfunding

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 [...]

This post is inspired by a quote from Dr Richard Swart. He is a globally recognized authority on crowdfunding, equity crowdfunding and crowdfund investing. He directs the University of California, Berkeley research program studying crowdfunding and innovation. Recently he hosted an event where five years of statistics from the ASSOB equity crowdfunding platform were presented in the form [...]

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 [...]

After 300 or so raises on the ASSOB Equity Crowdfunding platform it may be valuable to others to understand what processes are in place to prevent fraud. Since 2005 there have been zero cases of fraud. Firstly though what is Fraud? Usually any definitions of fraud include statements like …   an untrue statement of [...]

Just because someone has money (an Accredited Investor) doesn’t mean they know how to invest. Or that they can afford to lose it. It seems the way regulators assess investor eligibility is based on the fact they can “probably” afford to lose if the investment goes bad. Wouldnt it be better if the prospective investor [...]

Many a good innovation dies on the vine due to the lack of funds to make a prototype or take it to market. Crowdfunding is bridging this gap. The main idea with reward and equity crowdfunding is that the innovators and their helpers set up a fund raise as a new project on a crowdfunding [...]

James Eyers from the AFR has written a well balanced article on crowdfunding including investor crowdfunding in the Australian Financial Review’s “Capital Magazine” Read the article here! There is very little discussion in Australia about equity or investor crowdfunding. James makes the point that Section 708 has allowed a small crowd (limit 20) to invest over [...]

For informal investors, investing in start-ups and young promising entrepreneurs is and always will be a risky business, especially in the current economic climate. However there are still business angels who are very successful in these unstable markets. But how do they do it? What is their secret? This was revealed during Informal Investors Day [...]

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