CrowdBouncer Launches Platform for Equity Crowdfunding Portal JOBS Act Compliance

CrowdBouncer

CrowdBouncer, LLC announced today the beta launch of its first product in their Platform-as-a-Service solution for equity crowdfunding portal compliance and back-end transactional tools. The Title 3 Database is a solution for portal compliance with section 302(a) of the Jumpstart Our Businesses Act (“JOBS Act”), the legislation that authorized equity crowdfunding. The database is a centralized, API-driven repository for transactional information that assists equity crowdfunding portals in ensuring that investors are within certain regulatory limits imposed by the JOBS Act. CrowdBouncer’s business focuses on compliance and other back-end services to…

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On Creativeness and Why Crowdfunding Has Surpassed the VC industry

For the first time in a digital and human history, a film funded by the people (a.k.a. crowd) has won an Oscar. Inocente had the help of 294 backers who donated over $52K in total via Kickstarter, the leading crowdfunding platform which utilizes contribution (donation) model. The beautifully done story is truly moving and got me into tears when I watched it at the Films Academy screening here in Los Angeles. But this was just one out of almost twenty thousand projects of 2012 which their creators were able to…

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Startup America’s Steve Case on Crowdfunding and Immigration

Steve Case Video

You can change things from the top down or the bottom up. Or, if you’re AOL cofounder Steve Case, you can do both. In the top-down realm, Case is a member of the president’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. He rallied for the JOBS Act, which passed last year and will be opening up new avenues of funding to small businesses and startups. And Case is an advocate of better immigration policies for entrepreneurs. From the bottom up, Case heads up Revolution and invests in early-stage startups. He’s also the…

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Extraordinary Popular Enthusiasms and Funding from Crowds

Brainmobile

On the Good.is website right now is an appeal from Tyler Alterman, a matriculating neuroscientist and self-described scientific detective, seeking cash support for The Think Tank, his lab-on-wheels. This rolling experimentation station will travel the New York metro area to both teach the masses about cognition and to draw them into studies about brain function. Here’s “the plan,” as taken from Alterman’s appeal page at IndieGoGo: TTT will be an art+science team-up between artists and scientists from Tyler Alterman’s lab. Together we will transform a recycled box truck into a…

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Silicon Beach: Crowdfunding with Howard Leonhardt

Howard J. Leonhardt is a serial entrepreneur. In 1986 he founded WorldMed originally as an export trading company helping small manufacturers of cardiovascular medical devices to reach international markets and later (1988) as a developer, manufacturer and seller of original devices for treating heart and cardiovascular disease. Leonhardt has 17 U.S. patents for his inventions related to treating cardiovascular disease including; cardiovascular balloon catheters, artificial lung, a non-surgical placed heart valve, radiation catheters, specialized electronic pacemakers, biological pacemakers, cell delivery catheters, aortic stents grafts, stem cell treatment methods for heart…

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Crowdfunding Coming Of Age In Cleantech

With early stage capital for cleantech innovation becoming increasingly scarce, crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter, Indiegogo and a new crop of clean/green ones are beginning to emerge as significant sources of funding for selected next-gen clean technologies. Hurdles remain, particularly for investors seeking returns, but I’m more optimistic about these sites’ usefulness to cleantech entrepreneurs than I used to be. Asked a year ago by a publication about how significant crowdfunding was likely to become in fostering disruptive cleantech innovation, I wasn’t exactly effusive. As GE’s Ecomagination Magazine wrote, “’When it…

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CrowdClear Launches New Regulatory-Compliant Platform for Funding Portals

CrowdClear

CrowdClear, a provider of technology, regulatory and compliance services to funding portals, today announced the launch of its highly scalable, regulatory-compliant technology platform. A division of Bendigo Securities, LLC, a registered broker-dealer, CrowdClear provides funding portals with all of the technology and services to offer Regulation D securities to accredited investors. Using CrowdClear, leading funding portal RockThePost launched its investment platform this week, connecting high quality entrepreneurs with accredited investors interested in new startup opportunities. RockThePost has been in the reward crowdfunding space for over two years, raising hundreds of…

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UK company seeks crowdfunding for 3D scanner

CadScan

British firm CADScan has turned to crowdfunding website Kickstarter to bring to market its low cost, easy to use 3D scanner. The CADScan 3D can generate a watertight mesh, suitable for use with a 3D printer at the push of a button – all without the need for calibration, training or post processing. Designed for professionals and hobbyists alike, it lets users easily create high quality 3D assets for use in their own projects. The models are compatible with all major CAD packages and 3D printers. “Our scanner fills a…

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Is Your Company Leveraging the Digital Crowd?

Social Media

Recently, the Social Media Association of Long Island held an event focused on crowdfunding. Crowdfunding is defined as a combined effort of individuals who pool money, typically online, to support efforts started by other organizations or people. The term has become popular and the SMA event sought to educate people on crowdfunding and how it could help companies and individuals going forward. The Social Media Association of Long Island is a group of talented professionals with a focus on helping advance those involved in social media. SMA President Hilary Topper…

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Онлайн Бесплатно Игровые Автоматы Без Регистрации Без Смс

Онлайн Бесплатно Игровые Автоматы Без Регистрации Без Смс

Игровой клуб "Вулкан" играть в игровые автоматы. Многие геймеры так увлекаются бесплатной игрой, что даже бесплатные фишки от казино кончаются.

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Crowdfunding Could Be New Model for PBS

PBS

Public Broadcasting (PBS) may have hit on a new way to fund programming by using crowdfunding. To fund an episode on climate change, the film-makers are turning to crowdfunding site, Kickstarter. If that’s successful, it could become a new model for PBS funding. Emmy-Award winning filmmakers Marilyn and Hal Weiner are raising funds to support the episode, Extreme Realities, in their continuing PBS series, Journey to Planet Earth. Matt Damon is hosting and narrating the one-hour documentary that investigates the delicate relationship between climate change, extreme weather events and threats…

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Equity crowdfunding coming, but rules still on the way

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If you have a business that needs funding and you can’t get a bank loan, you can’t get venture capital and you’ve tapped all your friends and family already, don’t despair. Equity crowdfunding is on the way. We just don’t know when. A panel of locals discussed the topic Wednesday at the Muhammad Ali Center, during the monthly meeting of Venture Connectors, a Louisville organization that links entrepreneurs with the people who can fund their ideas. The panelists were William D. Dawson, manager of university commercialization for EnterpriseCorp; Mary Thorsby,…

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Clearing Up Confusion Around Crowdfunding

Since the JOBS Act was signed into law almost a year ago, a vigorous debate about the merits of crowdfunding has occurred. There are scores of crowdfunding advocates and entrepreneurs poised to jump into this emerging marketplace as soon as the final rules and regulations are finished, but there are crowdfunding detractors as well who caution that this will be a fraught process. Steven Rattner, founder of the private equity firm Quadrangle Group, announced that he is no fan of the JOBS Act in the New York Times earlier this…

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Crowdfunding Clean Energy

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If you wanted to get large numbers of people actively engaged in helping to solve global warming, how might you go about it? For years, the main approach in the environmental movement has been to sound the alarm bell and implore people to consume less, switch to green products, recycle, and speak up to companies and politicians. It hasn’t always been an easy sell. However, if the approach of a promising Oakland-based start-up takes hold, there may be another line of action that could become available to ordinary people: directly…

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EMBRACE+ Lights Up the Crowdfunding World

Embrace+

For everything from guitars to smart watches to 3D printers, Kickstarter has become the trusted source for bringing us the latest and greatest in emerging technologies. The most recent gadget to catch the attention of the crowdfunding world is EMBRACE+, and the news is lighting up all over the web. EMBRACE+ is a notification bracelet for iPhone and Android owners. Users simply need to download the app on their smartphone, customize alerts, and wear the EMBRACE+. The bracelet will then light up and notify them of calls, emails, text messages,…

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Startup guru Jason Calacanis: Why crowdfunding won’t happen

Jason Calacanis, the founder of Mahalo and Weblogs, took some time from preparing for this week’s Launch Festival, the startup pitchfest he throws in San Francisco, to talk about that and a number of topics. This is his biggest show in six years of doing an annual startup conference, the first three in alliance with TechCrunch and the last three on his own. About 5,000 have said they will attend through Wednesday, which is the capacity for the Design Center Concourse where it is being held. Among other topics we…

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