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Crowdfunding threatens to crowd-out banks

Crowdfunding threatens to crowd-out banks

JANE PLUNKETT | March 13, 2014 | EuroWeeklyNews – Crowdfunding is an increasingly attractive way of raising money for business ventures. It took off via the internet in 2006 and eight years later typing ‘crowdfunding’ into Google produces link after link to specialist platforms. The links detail schemes that range from raising £15,000 for Chagford Community Farm (Devon) to HK$12.7 million for an off-grid solar farm in Qianhai (China). Now comes news that the Spanish government plans to restrict total funding to €1 million per project. Individual contributions will be…

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Canadian securities regulators eye rules on crowdfunding

Canadian securities regulators eye rules on crowdfunding

ALASTAIR SHARP | REUTERS | FEBRUARY 27, 2014 – TORONTO – Canada’s provincial securities regulators are looking to extend their jurisdiction to cover crowdfunding, the grass-roots form of fundraising being pursued by a growing number of start-ups and small ventures. The move is part of a broader plan to revise rules around who is qualified to invest in a publicly-traded company without first seeing a prospectus. Prospectus documents are designed to disclose the risks of buying into a company and protect vulnerable buyers. But some critics see them as onerous…

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Angels Should NOT Sit sidelines in Equity CrowdFunding

Angels Should NOT Sit sidelines in Equity CrowdFunding

November 16, 2013 Capital Raising in Canada – General, Equity Crowdfundingangel investors, angels, Brian Koscak, equity crowdfunding, NACO Share it now!Angel investors should not sit on the sidelines in equity Crowdfunding rather they should look for opportunities and establish themselves as the key players in this new ecosystem of capital raising. Angels are not to be displaced but embraced as individuals who have experience, knowledge and information that the crowd wants and needs in order to consider an investment. Think of an angel as a proxy for a transaction that…

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Realty Mogul Successfully Crowdfunds the First Shopping Center Ever

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Beverly Hills, CA – November 8th, 2013 – Realty Mogul announced today that it used crowdfunding for the first time ever to crowdfund a shopping center – and the funding was completed less than 6 hours after the company began taking money from investors. Jilliene Helman, founder and CEO, stated “We’re very pleased to be the first real estate crowdfunding company to get a retail property under our belt, and ecstatic that we had such a robust reaction from our investors. Our team had been actively searching the market for…

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10 fascinating tech projects that crowdfunding has made possible

10 fascinating tech projects that crowdfunding has made possible

Nick Heath-Innovation – Every big tech company talks about it, but many of the new computers and gadgets that hit shelves are simply glossier versions of existing tech. Today anyone looking for a piece of technology that dares to be different can turn to crowdfunding websites like Kickstarter or Indiegogo. Anyone with an idea for a project can set up a page on these sites, outlining their vision and how much money they need to make it a reality. Freed from corporate constraints crowdfunded projects are pushing into interesting areas of technology, from…

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