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CFB exclusive interview with Chance Barnett of Crowdfunder

Crowdfunder is one of the earliest and largest equity crowdfunding platforms in the burgeoning market for startup finance. Chance Barnett, the CEO and founder of Crowdfunder, will join CrowdFundBeat for a live interview on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 6:30 PM Eastern to discuss the rapidly growing business. Chance describes himself: I’m an internet entrepreneur, investor and advisor who has started and bootstrapped several companies from inception to millions in revenues over the last 14 years. My interest and passion for technology startups comes from both hands-on technical knowledge and high growth marketing/customer acquisition experience, as demonstrated…

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Crowdfunding in China could be $50 billion business by 2025

Crowdfunding in China could be $50 billion business by 2025

By Vickie Elmer – Nov. 18, 2013 – The biggest crowdfunded project in China has drawn 5,533 donors and raised more than $200,000 to support an online cartoon series called “A Hundred Thousand Bad Jokes” on China’s first crowdfunding site, DemoHour. This is paltry sum compared to crowdfunding projects in the US, which have reached upwards of $10 million—but that is about to change. By 2025, crowdfunding in China could explode to $46 -$50 billion—about half the amount expected to be channeled to startups and businesses throughout the world, according to a new World Bank report…

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Flying Car Company Turns to CrowdFunding to Attract Investors

Flying Car Company Turns to CrowdFunding to Attract Investors

BY JASON PAUR 11.18.13 Terrafugia, the Massachusetts company building a “roadable aircraft” that most of us call a flying car, is turning to crowdfunding to continue development of its driving/flying machine. The company has been around since 2007 and has built and flown two prototypes thanks in large part to the $10 million in investor money it has already raised. Now the company is turning to Wefunder in hopes of finishing up the design of their third prototype. Wefunder is a bit different than the more popular Kickstarter or Indiegogo sites. Instead of collecting a little…

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CrowdFundBeat exclusive interview with filmmaker Lisa Katselas

CFB Filmmaker Lisa Katselas is producing a horror film called Somewhat Dead but has taken an unusual approach to financing. Looking past Kickstarter, Lisa has crowdfunded her film with I-Bankers Direct, an equity crowdfunding site that operates under Title II of the JOBS Act. On Thursday November 14, 2013 at 4:00 Eastern Lisa will join CrowdFundBeat for an exclusive interview to discuss her experience raising money for her film through equity crowdfunding. The following is a press release issued by I-Bankers Direct: New York, NY (October 30, 2013): I-Bankers Direct (www.ibankersdirect.com) announced today its first film industry offering…

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CrowdFundBeat exclusive interview with Oscar Jofre and Gil Michel-Garcia

CrowdFundBeat exclusive interview with Oscar Jofre and Gil Michel-Garcia

BoardSuite offers free and low cost corporate governance software as a service for small businesses and nonprofits. Wafu sells Japanese food in Canada and the Northeast U.S. and successfully raised money via crowdfunding and uses BoardSuite. On November 14, 2013 at 2:00 Eastern Oscar Jofre of BoardSuite and Gil Michel-Garcia of Wafu will join us for an exclusive, live interview to discuss crowdfunding and corporate governance. About BoardSuite: Provided as a FREE SaaS-based service, BoardSuite enables executive leadership teams to securely and effectively manage their governance and compliance requirements, thus allowing them to devote more time…

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Exclusive CrowdFundBeat interview with Sara Hanks of CrowCheck

Exclusive CrowdFundBeat interview with Sara Hanks of CrowCheck

November 14, 2013 – Crowdcheck is emerging as the dominant due diligence tool for use by platforms and investors. The company is led by experienced attorney Sara Hanks. On Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 1:00 PM Eastern, Sara will join be joining CrowdFundBeat for an exclusive discussion about the implementation of crowdfunding rules issued by the SEC under both Title II and Title III of the JOBS Act. Sara’s bio: Sara Hanks, co-founder and CEO of CrowdCheck, is an attorney with over 30 years of experience in the corporate and securities field. Her most recent position…

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CrowdFundBeat Exclusive Interview With EquityNet Founder Judd Hollas

CrowdFundBeat Exclusive Interview With EquityNet Founder Judd Hollas

EquityNet was launched in 2005 by founder Judd Hollas, making the equity crowdfunding platform one of the oldest in the industry. Judd shared his unique perspective with us in a live interview on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 4:00 Eastern. Watch the video here: Judd’s bio: Mr. Hollas is a pioneer in the field of crowdfunding with multiple patents granted for web-based capital marketplace systems. He is the founder and chief inventor of EquityNet and continues to lead the Company’s efforts to create and introduce innovative new products and services. He is responsible for the overall…

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CrowdFunding is test market for product launch

CrowdFunding is test market for product launch

by Mathew Ingram,  [Video]The hardest part about designing a new product or service is that you don’t really know what your potential users might want — but using crowdfunding services like Indiegogo allows you to test the demand for various features before you spend a lot of time on them, designer Mladen Barbaric of Pearl Studios told attendees atGigaom’s Roadmap 2013 conference in San Francisco on Tuesday. Barbaric, whose design agency helped create the Misfit Shine — a wearable activity monitor that was one of the highest-funded projects on Indiegogo, raising close to $900,000 over the course of…

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CrowdFundBeat exclusive interview with OfferBoard team

OfferBoard is a yet-to-launch investment crowdfunding site in the U.S. based on the technology platform of the Australian Small Scale Offerings Board (ASSOB), with whom we visited recently. OfferBoard is led by Chris Tyrrell, formerly the Managing Director of Nehemiah Investments venture capital initiatives. On October 4, 2013 at 3:00 PM Eastern, Chris and his colleague Jessica Randazza will join CrowdFundBeat live to discuss their plans for rolling out the platform in the burgeoning market for investment crowdfunding. Jessica explains, “OfferBoard is an equity securities private placement platform for small and emerging companies that leverages the…

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Exclusive interview with Community Funded founder McCabe Callahan

Exclusive interview with Community Funded founder McCabe Callahan

McCabe Callahan, CEO of Community Funded, a crowdfunding site for community projects, says he launched the business after having an “it moment” with cofounder Blue Hovatter. Their goal was to create a better way for members of communities to collaborate. McCabe will join CrowdFundBeat for an exclusive, live interview on Monday, October 4, 2013 at 2:00 PM Eastern. The following excerpt from the Community Funded site both introduces the team and the origins of the company: Community Funded sprouted in the spring of 2011 from a back-patio discussion between Blue Hovatter and McCabe Callahan regarding a better…

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