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How to Raise Capital from the Crowd

How to Raise Capital from the Crowd

By Sandi Gilbert CrowdFinance Advocate | Collaborator | Influencer | Speaker | Curious Adventurer, So you’re ready to access new capital to grow your business. Do you know what it takes to successfully raise capital? It takes more than just a good idea and a good story. You’ll need to be fully prepared. You must comply with securities regulations, corporate governance and present your investment opportunity in a clear and transparent way. Here are some steps to consider as you prepare your pitch. Corporate Governance Is your business incorporated? Do you have…

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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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From cafes to comic books, Canadian entrepreneurs turn to CrowdFunding

From cafes to comic books, Canadian entrepreneurs turn to CrowdFunding

By Benjamin Shingler, It hasn’t been an easy ride for April Defalco and Stacey Bebbington since opening their kid-friendly cafe in 2010. The Canadian PressSix months after launching, La Tasse Gamine suffered flooding damage from a broken water main in front of their shop. They were forced to close for six weeks of repairs. Then, last summer, after the business above their own was the target of an arson attack, the cafe was once again forced to shut its doors. The renovations — and some insurance wrangling — took eight months.…

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Crowdfunding: What’s in It for Scientists?

Crowdfunding: What’s in It for Scientists?

It seemed like no one was willing to take a chance on Louisa Edgerly. She had been working for months to get funding for her research trip to the Republic of Congo—nothing came. Her flight was booked and her equipment ready, but she knew she couldn’t fund herself for two months in the field. In near desperation she created a project campaign on Petridish.org, a science based crowdfunding website. 50 days later, and only two days before her flight, Edgerly had raised $7,330- just over her goal of $7,000. For emerging…

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Toronto man crowd-funds to become Mobilicity’s white knight

Toronto man crowd-funds to become Mobilicity’s white knight

A Toronto resident has started a $400-million crowd-funding campaign to purchase Mobilicity, arguing the struggling new-entrant carrier must be saved to preserve competition in the $19-billion wireless market. Vaughan, Ont.-based Mobilicity, which is legally known as Data & Audio-Visual Enterprises Holdings Inc., is currently in early-stage takeover talks with Verizon Communications Inc. But it seems the U.S. telecom behemoth is not Mobilicity’s only interested suitor. A male, who self-identifies as “Valya Michael” on the Indiegogo crowd-funding platform, is also eyeing a takeover of the start-up carrier and is canvassing grassroots…

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Canada’s CrowdFunding News

Yahoo Canada SportsCrowdfunding initiative brought Cup hero Arnold to LincolnYahoo Canada Sports(Reuters) - Lincoln City's Nathan Arnold, hero of their third round FA Cup upset win over former holders Ipswich Town, would [...]

CTV NewsAmanda Todd's mom nears crowdfunding goal to attend Netherlands trialCTV NewsThe mother of a B.C. teen who died by suicide after being sexually exploited online is raising money to travel to the Netherlands for t [...]

Crowdfund InsiderCrowdfunding a Sports Car: Dubuc Motors Seeks up to $20 Million on StartEngineCrowdfund InsiderInvestors from both Canada & USA May Purchase Shares in First True Cross-Border Crowdfunding Offer Under Reg [...]

CTV NewsAmanda Todd's mom crowdfunding costs to attend Netherlands trialCTV NewsHe also faces extradition to Canada, when the trial is over, on five charges connected to the death of Amanda Todd. The 15-year-old Port Coq [...]

BetaKitMeta funding: FrontFundr CEO on equity financing themselvesBetaKitRegulations around equity crowdfunding (to protect investors and keep companies on the up and up) only came into being in the US and Canada around the b [...]

Bundeep Singh Rangar, CEO of Fineqia, joins NCFA's Advisory BoardCanada NewsWire (press release)The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA Canada) is a cross-Canada non-profit actively engaged with both social [...]

Amar Nijjar, CEO R2Crowd, Joins National #Crowdfunding Association of Canada's Advisory BoardInvestorIdeas.com (press release)TORONTO - January 12, 2017 (Investorideas.com Newswire) The National Crowdfunding Association [...]

Bay Street #Cannabis - Canada's First Equity #Crowdfunding Portal Dedicated to the Cannabis Sector ...InvestorIdeas.com (press release)(Ascenta), an exempt market dealer registered in the provinces of British Columbia, A [...]

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