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How FundRazr is Turning Websites into Crowdfunding Platforms

How FundRazr is Turning Websites into Crowdfunding Platforms

2013 saw crowdfunding reach new heights as the industry raised record values. Hundreds of new platforms emerged to target different niche markets, ranging from dog lovers to sports fans to the party goers. With an estimated $5 Billion plus in total market value already, where does crowdfunding go in 2014? Apart from the expected growth stemming from equity crowdfunding, industry insiders also predict a change in the fundamental crowdfunding model. Conventionally, crowdfunding has been done on destination sites. Anyone who wish to start or donate to a crowdfunding campaign must…

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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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Seedups Canada goes Live in Canada

Seedups Canada goes Live in Canada

Canadians have been waiting a long time to access Equity Crowdfunding.  Today marks a great day for Canada as Seedups Canada has officially launched for business.  They are now accepting listing from companies and investors. We’re ready Investors & Entrepreneurs Welcome We promised! We set out to be North America’s first investment platform to offer investment opportunities to ordinary investors – not just the “high net worth” guys that get in on all of the good deals – but YOU – the intelligent, informed investor that wants access to investment…

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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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