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A concept precipitated in the aftermath of the Crash of 1929, within the construct of the Securities Act of 1933, the objective was to enable small companies an efficient avenue to raise capital without the laborious and costly effort of a filing a full registration statement. Simply, as long as such companies sold their securities to those of financial means, there were limited disclosure requirements.
Over a year ago, Crowdnetic and UC Berkeley began collaborating on the launch of UC Berkeley’s Program for Innovation in Entrepreneurial and Social Finance, headed by Richard Swart, its Director of Research at the Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership. Dr. Swart heads efforts to study policies, best practices and innovation in entrepreneurial finance, including crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending. Today, Crowdnetic is proud to officially announce its partnership with the program at UC Berkeley by sharing the data that it has collected on companies choosing to publicly solicit for funding through the 506(c) exemption.Read More →
The Guardian experiments with crowdsourcing translations | Columbia Journalism ReviewSpeakers of English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Hindi, or Arabic can explore the Guardian’s new multimedia project on World War I in their native language. Those who are not might hope that someone will volunteer to translate the piece—anyone with proficiency in a language that the project, launched Wednesday, does not currently feature, can send the team an email and volunteer for the task.
Crowdsourced wine company launches home delivery service | Yahoo!NakedWines.com is piloting the service in San Francisco, where subscribers can place their order and receive a case of wine delivered in time for their dinner party.If successful, the service could also roll out to Chicago, Los Angeles, London, New York and Sydney.
Everything About “Crowdsourcing” and “Legal” In Less Than 30 Minutes | eYekaHave you ever wanted to be unbeatable about creative crowdsourcing and its legal aspects? If yes, great! If not, here’s a good opportunity to do so, because it’s all explained in a 26-minute video. Above are the slides of the “Crowdsourcing From A Legal Perspective” webinar, which we broadcasted on Wednesday July 23rd, giving you a brief overview of how it all works. We also have a recording, which is available to all.
Post-JOBS Act IPO trends | LexologyThere were 70 IPOs that priced in the second quarter of 2014. Of those almost 60% priced within or above the stated price range—this is fairly consistent with the experience of the last several quarters. Perhaps it is too early to assess, but some have speculated that test-the-waters meetings for EGC IPOs are providing useful information regarding pricing and that is contributing to more deals pricing within the filing range compared to pre-JOBS Act periods. IPOs priced in the first half of the year have outperformed the major equity indices.
Crowdfund Capital Advisors Report: Crowdfunding is Powerful Tool for Women & Minorities | Crowdfund InsiderCrowdfund Capital Advisors has published a report to highlight crowdfund investing as a powerful new tool to fuel the underserved women and minority markets. The document is titled; “Crowdfunding’s Potential for Minority and Women Owned Enterprises” The research was authored by Habib Jamal, Sherwood Neiss and Jason Best.
Uber to Debut Car-Booking Services for Business Travelers | BloombergBusiness travelers will now be able to book rides with Uber Technologies Inc. and pay using company accounts, expanding the potential size of the car-booking market. The San Francisco-based company is also teaming up with Concur Technologies Inc. (CNQR), a travel and expense management service, to make it easier for road warriors and their employers to use Uber and track claims, the companies said.
Uber, Airbnb Under Attack In Spain As Old And New Economies Clash | NPRThe regional Catalan government is also trying to thwart Airbnb, fining the U.S. company some $40,000 and threatening to block its website. This is the first such punishment for the popular room-booking website, and other municipalities could follow suit.Spain is emerging as a battleground for such apps and a test case for how governments handle innovations beloved by many citizens but hated by the hotel lobby and powerful labor unions.Read More →
Collabogive is crowdsourced fundraising platform built to empower individuals and social cause groups to do more good.
From community groups and non-profit organizations, to individuals putting together a fundraiser for the first time, Collabogive provides social fundraising tools that drive collaboration and public awareness with the aim to inspire generosity and community by giving change makers the tools and the voice they need to inspire others with their stories and to help them do more good for their cause.
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We use GoogleHangouts. So I went searching online – for the easiest to understand – Hangout tutorial) to help YOU use HangOuts too – so you can better – get the word out – about your Crowdfunding campaign.
My crowdfunding intelligence gathering search – led me to -Sue Soucy. So asked her to talk to the CrowdfundBeat audience – about WHY it makes sense – to use GoogleHangouts – and how to set-up your own hangout.
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Payment technology solution provider First Data has acquired mobile gift card platform Gyft, a previous TechCrunch Disrupt battlefield company which offers a mobile app that lets consumers organize, shop for and send gift cards to others. The company first launched its service in 2012, with its then iOS-only mobile gift card “wallet,” which has since expanded cross-platform to… Read More
Tech companies, including Microsoft, Facebook, and Nokia, are counting on the “next billion,” or users in developing countries who are just getting access to the Internet, to fuel their future growth. Despite increasing access to technology, including the rapidly growing penetration of inexpensive mobile devices, there are still several major obstacles to Internet access,… Read More
In early 2014, a number of high-profile acquisitions were locked in at prices that many found confusing. The good times are probably coming back.
Companies that compete across numerous technology strata like Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook are trading near record highs — or at least, the highest prices they’ve seen in a decade.
Those same companies are all incredibly cash-rich. Read More
Whenever you think of startups, you very likely think of young people brimming with ideas sitting in garages and dorm rooms and solving problems with technology. We are conditioned in a way to consider the idea even over the person who came up with it, but after listening to entrepreneurs, I’ve come to learn, it’s not about the quality of the product idea or even the founders… Read More
We’re excited to announce that Vinod Khosla will once again take the Disrupt SF stage and give attendees an inside look at his investing approach. Khosla is the founder of Khosla Ventures, a venture capital firm that focuses on funding environmentally friendly technologies in addition to the standard lot of Internet, computing, mobile and silicon technology companies. Read More
Here’s a neat idea aiming to bridge the gap between older generation technology and today’s ubiquitous touchscreen smartphones. Case Remote is a wireless remote controller for DSLR cameras which links to an Android or iOS smartphone, allowing the camera kit to be controlled via a mobile app. Read More
“Bluetooth Low Energy and iBeacon are the building blocks of the next wave of computing,” says Max Niederhofer, in reference to the micro-location technology that enables apps running on your smartphone to trigger events based on your proximity to a Beacon transmitter. “It’s a cliché, but the possibilities are endless.” Read More
After years of backing headline-grabbing consumer internet deals, it seems that venture capitalists are paying more attention (and more money) to the seemingly staid and stodgy enterprise technology companies (the businesses that sell technology to make businesses work better). Their mission: to explore new ways of organizing data, to seek out new models for efficiency and security for… Read More
LeVar Burton opens up about the crowdfunding process. A couple of days after breaking the Kickstarter record for most backers in a campaign, LeVar Burton shares what the experience was like…Read More →
Don’t miss new Big Think videos! Subscribe by clicking here: http://goo.gl/CPTsV5 Kay Koplovitz, founder of the USA Networks, talks about the potential that crowdfunding has to give opportunitie…Read More →
Gabriel äußert sich in diesem Video auf vielfachen Wunsch noch einmal ausführlicher dazu, warum der CBE den Weg des Crowdfunding gewählt hat.Read More →
You’d think being Canadian would make him more of a socialist… apparently not. Buckley rants about Crowdfunding (and yes, potato salad). You Are Not Special – http://adoseofbuckley.bandcamp.com/…Read More →
Crowdfunding expert Kendall Almerico shares his insight on this trend. He is a CEO of FundHub.Biz, an equity and crowdfunding compliance website; founder of …Read More →
“A University of Pittsburgh student who was cut off from her family for being gay, is asking the public’s help to continue her college education. Kate Koenig, 19, was about to start college…Read More →
Merriam-Webster added 150 new words accepted its 2014 American collegiate dictionary. Many of the words reflect online culture and trends as they become more influential and useful to us, other…Read More →