Guest Post If you think that participating in crowdfunding simply means investing in smaller companies that launch games and devices on Kickstarter, think again. With crowdfunding volumes reaching $2.7 billion in 2012, it has emerged as a viable, scalable alternative to public and private finance across the globe.
Healthfundr connects health startups with accredited investors to drive funding and attention to this challenging sector.
CircleUp, which provides an equity-based crowdfunding platform for consumer products, has raised $7.5M to continue building out the marketplace.
BlackStartup debuted a crowdfunding platform today that features projects and ideas benefitting the African-American community.
Crowdfunding is a young industry, but it's growing rapidly, with over 1 million campaigns successfully funded last year.
In huge news for the venture capital world, the SEC officially announced that it will not recommend enforcement action against online investment platform FundersClub.
Online investment platform WeFunder finds and features promising startups, and connects them with a community of 14,000 accredited investors.
Digital publishing startup Glam Media has reportedly filed documents for an initial public offering, one outlet claims.
Violin Memory, the Silicon Valley-based company with a super-fast flash memory service, is hurtling toward a highly successful IPO.
The past decade has seen a 93% drop in IPOs for sub-$50 million companies, says Mark Hatch of TechShop, the membership-based tool-and-workshop indy manufacturing community.
For all those who wonder what the heck the JOBS Act is, and why President Obama signed it into law ... there's an infographic for you.
Guest Post Disappointing news came out of the SEC meeting yesterday designed to open the way for crowdfunding in the U.S.
The Securities and Exchange Commission, which governs investing and trading stocks, is proposing an update that will enable crowdfunders to more easily sell shares in their companies.
Guest Post The SEC has delayed another meeting to write the rules for crowdfunding. Will we ever be able to move from donation-based funding to real crowd investing?
Guest Post The SEC says it will miss another JOBS Act deadline, which means yet another delay in creating jobs and kick-starting our economy.
Until Kickstarter started gaining attention for giving people a place to raise huge amounts of money very quickly, the term crowdfunding didn’t mean much. Now, crowdfunding has become a full-fledged industry, contributing $1.5 billion to new ventures in 2011. That …
The Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act was signed into law on April 5, 2012 to help early-stage and emerging companies get easier access to capital.
The legislation, which is sweeping in nature, contains various provisions crafted to ease capital …
Have you noticed how many online startups there are again recently? While it’s great for overall innovation, it can create a challenging ecosystem for budding entrepreneurs. I’ve spent more time than I care to remember, evaluating various businesses, looking at …
President Obama signed the Crowdfunding Bill, aka the JOBS Act, into law today. It will change the way startups do business in a lot of ways, most notably by making it easier for them to accept smaller investments from a …
President Obama is expected to sign the JOBS Act into law tomorrow — a piece of legislation that allows small businesses to receive investments via crowdfunding. This Act will benefit investors by providing a new source of portfolio diversification and …