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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

CBC.caSask. ridesharing website aims to fill gap left by STC shutdownCBC.caA Yorkton, Sask., web developer has created a ridesharing website to help facilitate travel when the Saskatchewan Transportation Company stops running [...]

Los Angeles TimesCrowdfunding for medical expenses is rising — when it should be eradicatedLos Angeles TimesNot all crowdfunding needs could be eradicated by universal healthcare. Even Canada, which has a well-developed singl [...]

CBC.caWhat data on Kickstarter projects in Kitchener-Waterloo revealsCBC.ca... crowd-funding campaigns fall into either the design or games categories, a new CBC data analysis project shows. CBC reporter Roberto Rocha crunche [...]

What 10000 Kickstarter projects reveal about Canada's entrepreneursCBC.caThe CBC looked at six years of Kickstarter projects with data provided by Web Robots and HiveWire, two firms that track crowdfunding sites. Only Ki [...]

CBC.caWhat 10,000 Kickstarter projects reveal about Canada's ... - CBCCBC.caCrowdfunding sites have changed how creative entrepreneurs fund their passions. Here's what we found in the largest analysis of Canadian Ki [...]

Whistler QuestionCrowdfunding set up for local injured in VietnamWhistler QuestionUpon hearing the news of Christensen's injuries and the cost of getting her back to Canada, her friend Bretlyne Friday knew she wanted to [...]

ETCanada.comNeil Patrick Harris Backs Museum Crowdfunding Campaign For 'Muppets' ExhibitETCanada.comA New York City museum is asking fans of Jim Henson's “Muppets” to help pay for an exhibition featuring origin [...]

Canada NewsWire (press release)Fineqia Partners with JOI Media's Katipult for Technology PlatformCanada NewsWire (press release)Fineqia will use JOI's proprietary crowdfunding software product Katipult, named as one [...]

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