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The Basics of Crowdfunding

<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 thanks to a proliferation of websites that allow nonprofits, …

Crowd Funding

Crowdfunding science: could it work?

Crowdfunding has energised public and private sectors, says Didier Schmitt – could it reconnect science and society too?<p>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 …

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 …

Venture Capital

10 Top Crowdfunding Websites

<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 crowdfunding campaign. In this edited excerpt, the author offers</i> …

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

Professor at Case Western Reserve University<p>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 …

Venture Capital

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 EST, 26 November 2013 | Updated: …

Venture Capital

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 …

Small Business

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 …

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 …