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Raising Money For Startups & Getting A Jump On The Government

Raising Money For Startups & Getting A Jump On The Government

If you’re mixing social enterprise and regulatory change, the watchword is patience. Just ask Sang Lee. When the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS) was passed last year,  Lee was as excited as anyone else who saw the potential for social enterprise startups to be able to tap a new source of financing–equity crowdfunding from both accredited and non-accredited investors. But he also knew, even after it became official, real implementation wouldn’t happen overnight. In fact, the former investment banker started his own social enterprise, New York-based Return on Change, an online funding platform for-profit high-impact startups–that includes cleantech…

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Dragon Innovation Adds Crowdfunding for Hardware, Raises $2.3M

Dragon Innovation Adds Crowdfunding for Hardware, Raises $2.3M

Dragon Innovation has helped some of the most notable names in the early stage hardware world get their products made. Now, the Boston-based manufacturing consultancy wants to help promising entrepreneurs get funded. Dragon Innovation is testing its own crowdfunding website dedicated to hardware startups, giving its clients a more customized tool for lining up pre-orders of the robots, consumer electronics, and other gadgets they hope to build. But the crowdfunding site—which Dragon Innovation plans to make more widely available in a month or so—won’t be open to just anyone. It’ll be reserved for Dragon Innovation clients who pay for…

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Fundable Infographic: Explanation of SEC Announcement & What that means for startups and entrepreneurs

Fundable Infographic: Explanation of SEC Announcement & What that means for startups and entrepreneurs

July 10th, 2013 was a monumental day for Fundable and startups across the country. The SEC announced that the ban on general solicitation has been removed for small businesses seeking startup capital, allowing for sweeping changes in the way businesses find funding. This announcement is a productive step forward to fully enact the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) passed in early April of 2012. With general solicitation now permitted, startups have the opportunity raise money from a wider range of investors – potentially accelerating their funding. With the SEC’s recent announcements, we’ve gotten an outpouring…

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