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TheSohoLoft hosts NYC Crowdfunding Real Estate Conference Event

TheSohoLoft hosts NYC Crowdfunding Real Estate Conference Event

Interested in meeting Real Estate Investors? Then register for The Soho Loft and the FundingPost Real Estate Investing Conference on Thursday, November 14, in New York City! Let the keynote message from CEO of Rockefeller real estate management group Dennis Irvin inspire you. See the leading crowd funding realty players talk about their amazing growth in the industry – see top 10 crowdfunders in realty according to Forbes that 21,000+ people read about already: http://www.forbes.com/sites/groupthink/2013/04/19/crowdfundings-latest-invasion-real-estate/ The Soho Loft and FundingPost has hosted 200+ sold-out venture events in 22 cities over the past 12 years. This is not your standard real estate conference. This is an opportunity to…

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Crowdfunding: putting your money where your values are

Crowdfunding: putting your money where your values are

By Mike Scott, The guardian. One business that is hoping to benefit from the surge in interest in crowdfunding is the farm that inspired the radio soap The Archers – Rush Farm in Worcestershire. The 150-acre organic and biodynamic farm, which has a business park attached, is looking to raise about £1m , according to Sebastian Parsons, whose family owns the farm. The entity raising the money, Stockwood Community Benefit Society is offering investors a return of 5% for as long as they remain invested and will use the money to ensure the farm remains a biodynamic enterprise, as well as expanding its use of renewable…

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Why would a company like Coca-Cola get into crowdfunding?

Why would a company like Coca-Cola get into crowdfunding?

The UpTake: Big corporations are waking up to the fact that crowdfunding isn’t just an effective tool for startups and small projects. But they’re not using crowdfunding to raise money—they’re doing it to help their communities, their employees and their public image. Hear the word “crowdfunding” and chances are you automatically think of a startup trying to raise money for a product launch or an artist trying to scrape up enough dough to finish a movie or an album. You probably don’t think of Fortune 500 companies and their millions, if not billions, in revenues. But as Alon Goren, the co-founder and CEO of Invested.in, explains,…

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Interview with Mike Norman, the co-founder of Wefunder, on Crowdfunding and Raising Capital

Interview with Mike Norman, the co-founder of Wefunder, on Crowdfunding and Raising Capital

It is the mother’s milk of Silicon Valley startups – money, often from investors, to get going and keep growing. And next week new federal regulations will give startups and investors more ways to find each other. Previously, the Securities and Exchange Commission banned companies from advertising publicly to potential investors on TV, radio, in print or at seminars. Now, the SEC is lifting that ban. The change was part of the JOBS Act (Jumpstart Our Business Startups), which Congress passed last year. This means companies could, for example, use crowdfunding websites to put their ideas to the world. And investors could use those sites to…

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Crowdfunding For Real Estate – Will It Work In The UK?

Crowdfunding For Real Estate – Will It Work In The UK?

What happens if you and your business partner want to invest in commercial property but don’t have funds and can’t find a bank to lend? Recently, an alternative to the institutional lender has presented itself which could work for property investors – “crowdfunding”. The theory is that instead of raising funds from a bank or wealthy investors, you raise the equity from hundreds of your contacts and perfect strangers, each investing a very small amount in the business or property. Does crowdfunding work for property investment? It’s already happening overseas for funding real estate. In Colombia, the first crowd-funded sky scraper has been built. A company…

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