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The Basics of Crowdfunding

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><b>What it is:</b> Crowdfunding is about persuading individuals to each give you a small donation -- $10, $50, $100, maybe more. Once you get thousands of donors, you have some serious cash on hand.<p>This has all become possible in recent years …

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Crowdfunding science: could it work?

In its infancy, science was sponsored by rich benefactors who favoured areas of their own liking. Today, despite being more equitably financed by public intervention, science seems to evolve in parallel to, rather than in sync with, society. In the future, should citizens have a direct say in …

What's the Difference? Venture Capital, Online Venture Capital and Equity Crowdfunding

With all the headlines about Twitter's successful IPO, you may have wondered just how early-stage startup companies get funded and whether it's …

10 Top Crowdfunding Websites

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In her book</i> Cash From the Crowd<i>, Sally Outlaw, founder and CEO of crowdfunding website peerbackers, reveals the secrets of funding your business with help from colleagues, peers, family, friends and even perfect strangers through a</i> …

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All crowdfunding capitalists should ask this question

One of the most common questions I hear about equity crowdfunding as the CEO of CircleUp, a leading equity crowdfunding platform, is this: Will …

Why Equity Crowdfunding Isn't a Threat to Venture Capital

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The Jumpstart Our Business Startup, or JOBS, Act of 2012 will make it possible for companies to raise up to $1 million by tapping individuals through online portals, just as soon as the Securities and Exchange Commission has written the …

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UK crowdfunding sites go global: Seedrs latest to expand

Je suis un crowdfunder: Seedrs gives British investors and entrepreneurs chance to tap into Europe<p>By<p>Published: 11:32 EDT, 26 November 2013 | Updated: …

Small Firms May Soon Turn To Crowdfunding To Sell Shares

Crowdfunding is popular among musicians, filmmakers and artists looking for a way to finance their next project.<p>Now the Securities and Exchange Commission is considering rules that, for the first time, would allow small companies to solicit investments over the Internet and sell shares to the …

Is Crowdfunding for You? (Infographic) - Business - Small business - Entrepreneur.com | NBC News

Crowdfunding has been used to raise money for everything from providing disaster relief to funding a startup. However, not every crowdfunding project is a success. Along with genius ideas, you’re sure to come across at least a few scams on websites like Indiegogo and Kickstarter.<p>Check out three of …

A Reality Check on Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is one of the biggest buzzwords in entrepreneurship. The Securities and Exchange Commission just released a 585-page rulebook, a long-delayed document that effectively legitimizes its place in modern business. Sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo are not just a cool way to help a …

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FORTUNE — The current Securities and Exchange Commission chair has the same first name as her predecessor. But one clear difference between Mary Jo White (new) and Mary Schapiro (old) is that the former actually cares about doing her job.<p>Today the SEC formally proposed rules on equity crowdfunding, …

New Equity Crowdfunding Rules Could Change Startup Game

Crowdfunding donors may soon be getting a perk with a bit more upside in exchange for their cash.<p>The Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday …

Equity Crowdfunding Takes Shape in Canada

The emerging prospect of equity crowdfunding, something early-stage companies have long gunned for as a cheaper alternative to IPOs, is currently …

A 'Defining Moment' For UK Crowdfunding

What happens when ‘alternative finance’ goes mainstream?<p>That’s the question facing the assortment of entrepreneurs, financiers and technical wizards behind the rapid growth United Kingdom’s business-focused crowdfunding industry as they look ahead to 2014. After three years of rapid growth, equity …

Crowdbuilding: The Real Story Behind Crowdfunding That No One's Telling

With all the negativity and skepticism swirling around the SEC’s recent proposition to liberalize the laws of equity crowdfunding, it’s time for some contrarian content that sheds some more positive light on the topic.<p>For those of you who have not been keeping current with recent developments, in …

Crowdfunding report signals increased revenue, jobs, and deal flow

One of the arguments behind crowdfunding is that by sourcing money from the crowd, you may enforce structure and transparency on companies earlier in their lives. That, in turn, could help them to demonstrate a market for their product or service, make potentially more informed decisions, and …

As Comment Period Closes, Debate Over Equity Crowdfunding Rules Rages On - Business - Small business - Entrepreneur.com | NBC News

The official period of public debate over equity crowdfunding is nearing an end, but don't breathe easy just yet. The controversy is hardly over.<p>When President Barack Obama signed into law the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, or JOBS Act, in April of 2012, he made equity crowdfunding legal for …

13 Experts and 13 Trends That Will Dominate Crowdfunding in 2014

If politicians were awarded Olympic medals, then Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-NC) and U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) would each be given gold in the crowdfunding biathlon for their sheer endurance and fortitude in helping create and deliver on a reasonable bill to allow any business to raise …

Where Does Crowdfunding Go From Here? Experts Explain

Crowdfunding is a genuine phenomenon. If you include—as many people do—the newly created market for “private issuers publicly raising” or PIPRs using the new SEC rules allowing general solicitation of accredited investors allowed under the 2012 JOBS Act signed by President Obama, 2014 could see …

In Crowdfunding, Who is Responsible for Preventing Fraud?

Who is responsible in the case that an investor loses his or her money to a fraudster in equity crowdfunding? That is the question that is at the root of much of the debate over how to regulate this new financial tool.<p>On the last day that public comments for proposed regulation for equity …

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FORTUNE — Since forming in 2008, Betaworks has launched dozens of its own products and invested in 130 startups. Its latest project, called Alphaworks, combines the two.<p>Alphaworks is a crowdfunding platform created for new startups, and eventually all kinds of small businesses, to sell equity to …

Join Us Online TODAY for a Webcast Conversation on Crowdfunding & Crowdsourcing Architecture & Real-Estate

Over the last few years, crowdfunding has become a popular way for people to raise the seed money they need to get their dream off the ground. Here …

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Brands Are Discovering Crowdfunding as a Marketing Tool

Since launching in 2008, crowdfunding platform Indiegogo has become known as the provenance of creative types, scrappy startups and charitable …