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Crowdfunding for Beginners – Book

Crowdfunding for Beginners – Book

How to Raise Money for Start-Ups, Early Stage Enterprises, Charities and Non-Profits Late this summer, a new crowdfunding book was released by serial author Iain Williamson of Learn2succeed.com Incorporated. I have read the book and find it an interesting and easy-to-read book of about 156 pages on crowdfunding for beginners. It is perfect for those who are just wading into the subject and want a simple book that looks at equity and non-equity crowdfunding from a global perspective including the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. I have the…

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CrowdFundBeat Announces Who’s Who? List of Crowdfunding

CrowdFundBeat Announces Who’s Who? List of Crowdfunding

CrowdFundBeat Media has announced its first “Proud of the Crowd” listing of the top one hundred professionals and thought leaders in the burgeoning crowdfunding industry. The current list is comprised of founders and executives of leading crowdfunding platforms, authors, visionaries, general practitioners, and even pundits — those that we believe are the driving forces in how this industry is currently operating, how it is being shaped, and steering its direction into the future. Over the coming months CrowdfundBeat is expected to be presenting various Proud of the Crowd listings which…

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CrowdFunding in 2020

CrowdFunding in 2020

By PAUL NIEDERER on MARCH 17, 2014 Looking 6 years into the future, what can we expect crowdfunding to be in 2020 Firstly, the word “crowdfunding” will have virtually disappeared as peer to peer transactions will have become the form. Same thing happened with the term social networking. Thats just the way most people communicate now and few call it social networking. Secondly, even equity crowdfunding will have moved more towards the “instant gratification” favoured in rewards based crowdfunding offers and be reflected as follows: Royalty based crowdfunding will draw…

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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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Film funds source lets crowd join in to help get projects off the ground

Film funds source lets crowd join in to help get projects off the ground

A GROWING number of Tasmanian creative projects are getting off the ground thanks to crowdfunding. Small donations from lots of people secured through platforms such as Pozible are helping films to get made, bands to record albums and artists to stage exhibitions. Hobart filmmaker Jared Abdul-Rahman and business partner Alessandro Frosali reached a crowdfunding goal of $3000 in 45 days for their first feature film, A Step in the Right Direction. The money is being used to market the all-Tasmanian independent film and to secure screenings. The film was shot over…

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