Monthly Archives: March 2013

Crowdfunding: Striking a Balance between Investor Protection and Investor Freedom

CPA and auditor makes commentary on coming equity crowdfunding.

The Internet and the advent of social media did not exist in 1933 and 1934 when the initial SEC regulations were written. Furthermore, in today’s market, an entrepreneur could spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on legal and accounting fees in order to raise $1 million in capital. Hence, early stage entrepreneurs find it nearly impossible to identify cost-efficient sources of funding for their emerging growth companies.


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Addressing Intellectual Property Protection Issues Around Crowdfunding

Many entrepreneurs concerned about the lack of intellectual property (IP) protections, however, are still wary of crowdfunding their ideas.

Their apprehension is understandable. Crowdfunding is typically a way to finance early-stage projects and products that may not yet have the appropriate IP safeguards in place. Many innovative and interesting projects are left off crowdfunding sites, which hurts entrepreneurs and platforms alike.

Creative barcodes were created to address some of these concerns on sharing content and ideas.


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Investors warned about Dragon’s Den-style ‘crowdfunding’ ventures

Crowdfunding appeals to amateur investors because it gives them the chance to own a stake in a new business without a significant outlay.

Investment opportunities are usually marketed over the internet by companies unable to secure funding through traditional lending channels.


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What Entrepreneurs Need To Know About Equity Crowdfunding

Chance Barnett, CEO of CrowdFunder answers questions about equity crowdfunding.

What could you ask readers to do to accelerate implementation of the rules?

Reach out to your congressmen and ask how they care for job creation, capital access for small business owners by writing the SEC.


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