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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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New E-Book on Equity CrowdFunding By, Oscar Jofre

New E-Book on Equity CrowdFunding By, Oscar Jofre

January 28, 2014 –NEW YORK, NY – Oscar A Jofre, CEO of BoardSuite (www.boardsuite.co), a secure cloud-based board portal and shareholder communications solution for private and listed companies, has released an ebook on equity crowdfunding. Equity Crowdfunding is now becoming a reality around the globe. Now is the time to get everyone involved and providing them the tools to understand equity crowdfunding. The ebook, titled: “Equity Crowdfunding 101, The Global Guide to a Financial Revolution”, was written for entrepreneurs, lawyers, accountants and consultants who want to raise capital via equity…

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International Perspectives on CrowdFunding

International Perspectives on CrowdFunding

The University of California, Berkeley, did host an international academic conference on crowdfunding next week. Cal’s College of Engineering is organizing the Oct. 17 and 18 event, titled “Crowdfunding: Setting the Research Agenda.” Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) Chief Economist Hal Varian will speak at the event, as will Jason Best and Sherwood Neiss of Crowdfund Capital Advisors. Julia Groves, managing director of the UK Crowdfunding Association, will also talk. UC researchers are interested in crowdfunding — a relatively new way of raising money for businesses or other ventures via appeals…

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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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