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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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UC Berkeley Academic “Global Developments in Crowdfunding”

Star Citizen’s Crowdfunding surges past $44 million

Star Citizen’s Crowdfunding surges past $44 million

By Owen S. Good, Over the past three weeks, Star Citizen added another million dollars to its world-record crowdfunding total, bringing the combined backing to $44 million. The anticipated release of the space combat simulator’s dogfighting module by the end of this month is likely behind the surge.   CrowdFunding: Reaching for the Stars, Hits $36 Million Star Citizen’s funding reached $43 million on April 28 and stood at $42 million on April 15. It is by far the highest-crowdfunded video game project ever, even considering the recent history of…

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More delays in implementing the JOBS Act

Crowdfunding in a Canadian context

Originally published on Crowdfunding in a Canadian context. The end of 2013 and the beginning of 2014 saw a number of significant regulatory developments regarding crowdfunding, both here in Canada and in the US. In particular, the US and certain Canadian provinces made significant progress toward making investment crowdfunding a reality. What follows is a summary of the latest significant regulatory developments in North America. This is the second part of a two-part update (first part available here). What’s new south of the border? The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has…

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CrowdFunding overregulation will hurt Canadian startups,

By James Langton | January 29, 2014 15:50 A new report from TD Economics says that, while crowdfunding could revolutionize the process of funding startups and small businesses, there are still numerous obstacles to it emerging as a meaningful source of financing. In its report examining the emerging phenomenon of crowdfunding, TD suggests that the approach “has enormous potential as a source of funding”. And, it notes that crowdfunding and traditional financing should not necessarily be considered substitutes for one another. Rather, they should be considered complementary, it says. “Each financial…

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