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The Promising Future of Real Estate Crowdfunding

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 07.03.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

The American public's trust in big banks is nearing all-time lows. An increasing number of investors are tired of receiving zero to negligible net returns from their local banks. As a result, a higher percentage of investors are seeking new avenues for efficient and transparent investing.

Jenny Che

The 'Greek Bailout' On Indiegogo Is Still Over $1 Billion Short

HuffingtonPost.com | Jenny Che | Posted 07.02.2015 | Business

That's a long way to go.

Public Access to Startup Investments

Soren Petersen | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

In the United States, for the first time since 1933, you do not have to earn more then $200k annually or be a millionaire to invest in startups. As long as the startup raises less than fifty million dollars annually, anyone can now get into the game at the ground level.

IPO for All or How to Create Your Own Currency

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

Okay, let me state upfront that I am completely biased when it comes to running a compelling business: for I believe if you happen to live in the 21st century, your company's stock should be worth money, and you should be able to turn around and sell it.

Forget Your Bank -- Here Are Four New Sources of Capital You Probably Didn't Know

Gene Marks | Posted 06.25.2015 | Business
Gene Marks

Sure, all the traditional means of raising money are still there. And approval rates at big banks and institutional lenders have hit new highs according to a popular monthly credit index report. But banks and those traditional financing options are no longer the only game in town.

Interview With Amanda Barbara of Pubslush, Crowdfunding for Authors

Dorit Sasson | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Dorit Sasson

Crowdfunding. It's become such a popular and trendy step for entrepreneurs and small business to do yet many authors have no idea there is such a thin...

Are You An Accredited Investor? It May Not Matter Soon

Jorge Newbery | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Jorge Newbery

Many people who want to invest in startups, real estate crowdfunding projects, and other privately placed investment vehicles are surprised to learn that these opportunities are typically only open to accredited investors.

Shine Louise Houston & Jiz Lee: Crowdfunding Queer Porn Their Way....

Dar Dowling | Posted 06.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Dar Dowling

Crowdfunding Queer Porn? Yes, that's exactly what Shine Louise Houston, the director and producer behind Pink & White Productions, is doing with a little help from gender queer porn star Jiz Lee, her second in command at the studio.

A Simple Wish: Rachael's Story

Sarah Cannata | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact
Sarah Cannata

Kids such as 9 year-old Rachael have experienced more hospital visits and grit their teeth through more ongoing treatment than I ever have. Maybe more than you have too.

Vermont Encourages Citizens to Invest Locally

Rich Nadworny | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Rich Nadworny

Startup companies, at one point or another, need money to grow. That's always been a challenge and will continue to be one. In a small, rural state like Vermont, a state with few venture capital companies and angel investors, entrepreneurs face serious challenges in raising money.

Feds Crack Down On Crowdfunding Projects That Don't Follow Through

Associated Press | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are going after people who raise money online through crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and GoFundMe but don'...

College Student Crowdfunds His Own Custom Cancer Treatment

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 06.11.2015 | College

His cancer is exceedingly rare. His insurance company likely won't pay for experimental treatment. Against all odds, a Miami college student began a c...

Alexander Howard

Documentary Project On Black Women In Tech Smashes Kickstarter Goal

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander Howard | Posted 06.12.2015 | Technology

"People do want to hear our story. It's given people something to believe, particularly women of color, who were starting to feel almost abused by the tech world."

12 Women Startups Aim to Disrupt Startup World at Women Startup Pitch Competition

Craig Newmark | Posted 06.12.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Folks, the Women Startup Challenge is on a roll. In Round I, over $315,000 was raised by the startups. A panel of judges consisting of investors and t...

3 African Entrepreneurs Raise $70K, 7 Things They Want You To Know About Crowdfunding

Mary Olushoga | Posted 06.10.2015 | Business
Mary Olushoga

Over the years, crowdfunding has become an effective alternative for entrepreneurs to raise funds for their business ideas. Crowdfunding allows entrepreneurs to raise capital without giving up too much equity.

Sharks Bite, But Can't Kill Real Estate Crowdfunding

Jorge Newbery | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Jorge Newbery

The sharks ate Aaron McDaniel for lunch, but he lived to swim again, in less bloody waters.

How To Find Main Street Investors For Gender Diverse Companies

Laura Dunn | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Women in leadership roles are steadily increasing, and more companies are stepping up to the plate and recognizing the drastic disparity that still ex...

Angel Investors Are Still the Lifeblood of Startups

Marty Zwilling | Posted 06.04.2015 | Business
Marty Zwilling

It remains to be seen whether all the recent crowd funding enhancements, including the right to general solicitation (Jobs Act, Title II), and the still pending ability to crowd fund equity investments in startup (Jobs Act, Title III), will bring more value to entrepreneurs than burden.

Indie Filmmakers Meet Your New BFF: Emily Best Founder + CEO of Seed&Spark

Nancy Chang | Posted 06.03.2015 | Impact
Nancy Chang

Being the CEO of a pioneering tech film company means bossing it up to the max. Emily travels year round, and listening to her talk I thought to myself, she must have many gold nuggets of wisdom to questions like: how do you stay charged, how do you manage people, what is the future, and what's up with the #stayindietour?

$60k in 23 Days: How IndyCar Fans Crowdfunded the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Matthew Knell | Posted 05.29.2015 | Impact
Matthew Knell

After a tough month of May, and a hard-fought finish in the 2015 Indianapolis 500, IndyCar driver Pippa Mann took a second checkered flag later that day when her #GetInvolved campaign completed -- with a surprise result.

Turning Dreams Into Reality, CEO of DonorsChoose, Charles Best

Sara Lee Bentley | Posted 05.29.2015 | Education
Sara Lee Bentley

Everyone has a "dream job" lying dormant in their hearts. Unfortunately, it's usually plagued by one negative thought: that it can't become a reality. But many people have turned their dreams into daily realities. How did they get there?

Crowdfund This: 10 Family Luxuries You Can Have For Free

Jill Ginsberg | Posted 05.28.2015 | Comedy
Jill Ginsberg

Forget living within your financial means. Now you can one-up the Joneses by using their money to move into a larger home in a better neighborhood with a bigger yard. Perfect for that 5-in-1 combo Moon Bouncy Castle you've been wanting to rent!

A College Education Is Worth the World, Young Genocide Survivor's College Dream Comes True

Samantha Lakin | Posted 05.27.2015 | Impact
Samantha Lakin

This summer marks the two year anniversary of my work in Rwanda. I have met many incredible people during this journey, and know I will meet many more.

So You Think You Can Go Public? (Re)Meet the OTC

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 05.26.2015 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

I believe, if you run a modern company, your stock options should be worth money and you should be able to turn around and sell or exercise them. In other words, your company stocks should be able to become your own currency.

3 Crowdfunding Causes Millennials Should Support

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 05.22.2015 | Business
Kyle McCarthy

Everyday the crowdfunding industry is gaining more and more popularity worldwide. Through crowdfunding, individuals can utilize the power of the crowd to start a business, bring a product to market, produce a record, and even fundraise for amazing causes.