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Startup Europe Crowdfunding Network – Final Report

Startup Europe Crowdfunding Network – Final Report

CFB UK News Wire, According to the final report of the Startup Europe Crowdfunding Network, a support services to foster the crowdfunding environment in Europe focused on web entrepreneurs by the European Commision, networking European crowdfunding platforms around a common understanding of the industry is vital. Only with a crowdfunding environment that is marked by professionalism, transparency and coherent practices, it can be expected that potential crowd funders and web entrepreneurs will regard investment opportunities and access to finance through crowdfunding as a viable solution for their needs. The education of both, the crowdfunding platforms as well as funders and entrepreneurs was therefore a key part…

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OurCrowd founder and CEO joins CrowdFundBeat live

OurCrowd founder and CEO joins CrowdFundBeat live

OurCrowd is quickly growing to be a powerhouse player in the global equity crowdfunding market. On April 23, 2014 at 12:00 Eastern, founder and CEO Jonathan Medved will join CrowdFundBeat for an exclusive discussion about the platform. Tune in here to watch the interview live. About OurCrowd: OurCrowd is a hybrid VC-equity crowdfunding platform for accredited investors only who wish to invest in Israeli and global early stage companies. Managed by a team of well-known investment professionals and led by serial entrepreneur Jon Medved, OurCrowd selects opportunities, invests its own capital and brings these startups to its accredited membership. Members choose those deals they invest in…

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Veronica Mars Set For Historic Simultaneous Cinema And Online Release

Veronica Mars Set For Historic Simultaneous Cinema And Online Release

Pamela McClintock | February 22, 2014 | The Hollywood Reporter – Veronica Mars was never going to be an ordinary movie. As a feature length addendum to the TV show that was cancelled in 2007, it came into being by shattering fundraising records on the crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter. It defied the odds by drawing back the original cast members, impressed nay-sayers with the timely release of a trailer that suggests a film entirely in-keeping with the spirit of the show, and on March 14th 2014, it will make history as Warner Bros.’ first simultaneous release in cinemas and online. The release date itself puts the finished…

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How to succeed with your crowdfunding campaign

How to succeed with your crowdfunding campaign

Kano became the UK’s most crowdfunded idea ever last November – its co-founders reveal the secret to their success. Crowdfunding might just become FTSE 2.0 – a place where any inventor, big or small, can appeal to the world for a bit of money and bring an audacious idea to life. Kano – a computer you build yourself, like Lego – became the UK’s most crowdfunded idea ever last November. As co-creators, we raised $1.5m in 30 days, from thousands of backers around the world, including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. What was the secret to our success? Here are some tips from us on how to…

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Will 2014 be the year for crowdfunding?

Will 2014 be the year for crowdfunding?

Jon Yarker | 12 February 2014 | FundWeb – With FCA regulation for crowdfunding to be implemented in April, could 2014 be the sea change for the peer to peer industry? Following a public consultation, the FCA outlined how it was looking to regulate crowdfunding in October 2010. The FCA will stipulate that retail firms can only promote crowdfunding to sophisticated investors, high net worth investors and retail clients who receive regulated investment advice or investment management services. In particular, crowdfunding can only be promoted to retail clients who certify they will not invest more than 10 per cent of their portfolio in unlisted shares or…

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