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Crowdfunding Industry Report

Crowdfunding Industry Report

Knowledge Peers has completed the first of a series of four research reports aimed at shedding light on SME-focused Investment Crowdfunding. This first phase of research identifies key trends within the nascent industry and provides a snap-shot of the current state of play, including sizing and industry trajectory By focusing on industry players, this report is best suited for those who wish to garner a better understanding of how this nascent industry facilitates SME funding and provides readers with a benchmark analysis on how this industry is developing for SME finance. KEY POINTS: The SME-focused Crowdfunding market is small, with only 31 platforms currently relevant to…

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New E-Book on Equity CrowdFunding By, Oscar Jofre

New E-Book on Equity CrowdFunding By, Oscar Jofre

CrowdFundbeat UK News Flash January 28, 2014 –NEW YORK, NY – Oscar A Jofre, CEO of BoardSuite (www.boardsuite.co), a secure cloud-based board portal and shareholder communications solution for private and listed companies, has released an ebook on equity crowdfunding. Equity Crowdfunding is now becoming a reality around the globe. Now is the time to get everyone involved and providing them the tools to understand equity crowdfunding. The ebook, titled: “Equity Crowdfunding 101, The Global Guide to a Financial Revolution”, was written for entrepreneurs, lawyers, accountants and consultants who want to raise capital via equity crowdfunding and are looking to get a basic understanding. “On a daily…

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CrowdFunding Guide for Media Professionals

CrowdFunding Guide for Media Professionals

Crowdfunding Beat News , European Crowdfunding Network, 24.01.2014 - This guide aims to help media professionals explore new opportunities to develop their business. Innovative ways of funding quality journalism and other media projects are one way to achieve the extra bit needed, as many examples across Europe proof already today. The Future Media Lab., in cooperation with the European Crowdfunding Network and the European Magazine Media Association, has developed this report in relation to a series of highly interactive, inspirational and educative workshops which bring participants up to speed on how to use crowdfunding within their own business context. Crowdfunding is a collective of cooperation, attention, and trust,…

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“Live Better, help often and wonder more” – Crowdfunding Religious Practices

“Live Better, help often and wonder more” – Crowdfunding Religious Practices

The Sunday Assembly, a godless congregation set up by comedians Sanderson Jones and Pippa Evans, is looking to raise £500,000 to build a digital platform that will enable the movement to scale. “Things which are organised are not necessarily bad. A lot of people mistake the organisational aspects of something [e.g. religion] with the bad things that have happened because of it.” - Sanderson Jones The organisation launched in January 2013 with the mission statement to “live better, help often and wonder more”. It runs events on Sundays where people come together to listen to talks, sing songs and “generally celebrate the wonder of life”. It has…

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Crowdfunding platform Emphas.is goes insolvent amid internal conflicts

Crowdfunding platform Emphas.is goes insolvent amid internal conflicts

Author: Olivier LaurentI’m currently conducting an investigation to understand why the company has failed,” says Pauline Atkinson, the liquidator appointed to Emphas.is, the crowdfunding for photojournalism launched by photographer Karim Ben Khelifa, photo editor Tina Ahrens and open innovation evangelist Fanuel Dewever. Emphas.is was born in early 2011 with an ambitious goal: to allow photojournalists to raise funds for their projects by appealing directly to their audiences. Emphas.is offered photographers a place to pitch an idea for a story, present their budget, and – if they received the necessary funds – keep in touch with backers with exclusive updates and early access to the work. A…

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