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Invested.in launches CrowdFunding portal for institutional funds

Invested.in launches CrowdFunding portal for institutional funds

CrowdFundBeat PR News:  Crowdfunding is not just about startups raising money. Even excluding rewards-based campaigns like those offered by Kickstarter and Indiegogo, so-called equity crowdfunding, the type that represents an investment for ownership in a company or project, can span the gamut of asset classes. And frankly, that’s a good thing, because startup investing simply isn’t a good idea for all aspiring angel investors. But there are other avenues to target high returns. In the past we’ve covered real estate crowdfunding platforms, but this is just the tip of the iceberg. Today, SaaS-based crowdfunding technology provider…

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Crowdfunding And Shipping: ShopLocket Launches Pre-Order Platform

Crowdfunding And Shipping: ShopLocket Launches Pre-Order Platform

There’s an increasing opportunity in helping hardware startups bring their products to market, and Toronto ecommerce startup ShopLocket has identified a key area in that process where they might be able to help out, and pick up some new business in the process. The company is introducing its new pre-order platform at the Glazed Wearable conference in San Francisco today, giving hardware startups and product-based companies a way to book sales of devices before they ever hit the production lines. Often companies like Pebble will launch on Kickstarter, bringing in considerable interest from an early adopter…

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Some thoughts on startup crowdfunding

Some thoughts on startup crowdfunding

Like a lot of people, I’m excited about crowdfunding, and specifically the crowdfunding of startups now that’s it’s legal in the US. Based on my own experience investing in startups, here are some thoughts and issues that come to mind regarding startup crowdfunding. 1. Startup financings tend toward the extremes of being very oversubscribed or very undersubscribed. If you graphed out investor interest, it would look like a “U”. This is primarily the result of signaling – once a few investors commit (especially high quality ones), other investors pile on. If investors don’t commit, other investors…

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JumpCam App Helps You Crowdsource Real-Time Videos With Friends

JumpCam App Helps You Crowdsource Real-Time Videos With Friends

A new iPhone app called JumpCam lets you create collaborative videos with up to 30 different people at once. In Instagram Video-meets-Final Cut Pro style, the app can combine up to 30 different 10-second clips into a single video to be shared with friends on Facebook, Twitter or embedded on a website. You can add filters and music to the final product to give it a polished look. Either record videos within the app or pull them from your phone’s video library. You can add clips over time to existing videos, which will almost instantly update…

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Scientists Compile ‘Census Of The Galaxies’ Using Power Of The Crowd

Scientists Compile ‘Census Of The Galaxies’ Using Power Of The Crowd

Astronomers have sought the aid of enthusiastic amateurs to help them take on the Herculean task of studying the cosmos. Cutting-edge instruments allow us to peer deep into time and space. But back on Earth, there are still just 24 hours in a day. That’s the conundrum researchers have increasingly faced in recent years, as the quantity of images returned by telescopes has outpaced attempts at organizing them. Now, an international group of scientists is tackling that problem by harnessing people power, plus the Internet, to help them take on the enormity of the universe. The…

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U.S. Can Learn From the Netherlands Equity CrowdFunding

U.S. Can Learn From the Netherlands Equity CrowdFunding

  U.S. regulators are tied up in knots trying to figure out how to write laws for equity crowdfunding to prevent fraud. Perhaps they ought to take a page from the Dutch. In the Netherlands, equity crowdfunding from unaccredited investors has been legal for the better part of three years. “The Netherlands are really a frontrunner in equity-based crowdfunding,” Korstiaan Zandvliet, the co-founder of Symbid, said at the Massolution crowdsourcing conference in New York City last week. Korstiaan Zandvliet is the co-founder of equity crowdfunding platform Symbid.com, which has funded 23 startups with more than 2 million euros. Images credit: Symbid.com…

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Who is Crowdfunding a Hotel?

Who is Crowdfunding a Hotel?

When we think of “crowdfunding” we usually associate it with throwing in a few bucks to support our friends’ short films or art projects. Lucky, then, that we’re not friends with Rodrigo Niño, CEO of New York real-estate company, Prodigy Network, because he’s looking to raise $31 million in equity for his company’s hotel project: $100,000 at a time. Prodigy Network actually have a successful track record at this novel approach to hotel development: they previously raised $171 million in $20,000 increments for a mixed-use skyscraper development that is currently under way in Bogotá, Colombia. The…

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Crowd-funding rules a very high priority, SEC’s White says

Crowd-funding rules a very high priority, SEC’s White says

The Securities and Exchange Commission is moving to propose rules that would allow companies to raise money through equity crowd-funding and more lightly regulated offerings, Chairman Mary Jo White said. The regulator considers it a “very high priority to get those rulemakings done” and hopes to do so this year, White said at the Bloomberg Markets 50 Summit in New York Tuesday. “Those are things we are devoting maximum resources to, not neglecting everything else we have to do with our limited resources,” White said of the rules required under last year’s Jumpstart Our Business Startups…

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TubeStart Announces Royalty Crowdfunding for Digital Video Content Creators

TubeStart Announces Royalty Crowdfunding for Digital Video Content Creators

TubeStart, the only crowdfunding platform dedicated to YouTube content creators, announced this week that the company plans to roll out royalty-based crowdfunding to its users pending implementation of Title III (i.e., unaccredited) crowdfunding rules by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Already a leader in subscription-based crowdfunding solutions for digital video creators, TubeStart will pioneer the royalty-based crowdfunding model, allowing everyday Americans to invest in the entertainment projects they love and realize a financial return. The announcement follows this week’s news that the SEC has officially lifted the ban on general solicitation pursuant to Title II…

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Bringing commercial real estate to the crowd

Bringing commercial real estate to the crowd

  By Jilliene Helman   Mutual funds, commodities, individual stocks and bonds – all of these have for years been the object of investments by ordinary individuals. One asset class, though — commercial real estate — has continued to primarily use larger investors as a financing source. Sponsors of specific real estate projects usually seek money from groups or entities able to invest significant amounts — in part, so that those promoters don’t have spend time on numerous individual investor reports and inquiries. Until 50 years ago, most large properties continued to be owned by financial…

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