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15 Predictions for Crowdfunding and Alternative Finance in 2015

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By Richard Swart, PhD CrowdFunding Beat Sr. Contributor, Partner, Research Director at CCA Group  CFB Editor Note: Dr. Swart’s in many ways is a barometer for the global industry. Globally recognized for his thought leadership, he is often called by governments, think tanks, corporations, funds and foundations for insights into the market and advises many global institutions and investors. We asked him to make predictions based on his knowledge of what corporations, governments and investors are expecting in 2015.  1. The US Congress will act to amend the JOBS Act.…

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Is crowdfunding replacing fundraising?

Is crowdfunding replacing fundraising?

Ligia Mangra,  Content Writer at Squirrly There’s a lot of rumor that crowdfunding might be either making fundraising become extinct or improving it by taking away from it its face-to-face quality. The truth of the matter, I guess, is somewhere in between. Traditional fundraising involved going on streets, knocking on people’s doors and asking them to give you money, or throwing large parties for charity, in which you invited a lot of people (if possible, rich people) to help you raise money for your cause. Things change, and by crowdfunding it’s now become easier, faster…

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2014 Funding Roadshow Crowdfunding Competition Launches April 9th Introducing The Fundees Awards – 2 Grand Prizes worth $10,000 + More

CrowdFundBeat Canada News Wire Montreal/Vancouver:  Two of Canada’s most successful funding platforms, Fundica and FundRazr, have teamed up to add an exciting crowdfunding layer to the 2014 Funding Roadshow. The Fundees Crowdfunding Competition, powered by FundRazr, will be unveiled at the Toronto and Guelph Funding Roadshow events on April 9th and 11th, respectively.  Visit www.FundingRoadshow.com/Fundrazr for more details. A Grand Prize package worth $10,000 awaits 2 Canadian startups that tap the crowd most successfully in either the Keep-it-All or All-or-Nothing streams.  Startups across Canada (excluding Quebec) will strut their stuff during the 7-week “competition…

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‘Search Engine’ for the Crowdfunding, Celebrates Over $1 Billion Raised for Projects

‘Search Engine’ for the Crowdfunding, Celebrates Over $1 Billion Raised for Projects

WINNIPEG, Canada, Feb. 25, 2014 — /PRNewswire/ — The most popular Crowdfunding sites on the Internet (Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Rockethub, Fundrazr and Fundly) have collectively raised more than $1 Billion for successful, fully funded projects. This was made possible when projects listed on Fundrazr.com and Fundly.com were recently added to Crowdfundfusion.com, the first site on the Internet that sorts and groups projects from the major crowdfunding sites. The Billion dollar amount has special significance since it does not include money that is currently pledged or previously pledged from failed projects and…

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Israeli wearable health monitor Angel Heart Monitor crowdfunds on Indiegogo

Israeli wearable health monitor Angel Heart Monitor crowdfunds on Indiegogo

Trust Israelis to transform an ancient religious belief into a bio-medical reality that can be worn around the wrist. The Angel Health Monitor is a biofeedback wristband that senses motion and acceleration, skin temperature, blood oxygen saturation and heart rate. Just like the mythical guardian angel, it monitors your every move to make sure that you are in good health. The health band is synced to a user’s smartphone and laptop via Bluetooth to provide real-time updates on their body’s internal workings. Tel Aviv-based startup Seraphim Sense is behind the Angel monitor, which has…

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