Category Archives: portals

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.

 

For the full article, visit triplepundit.com

Beyond Kickstarter: Why One Site Shouldn’t Dominate Crowdfunding

Kickstarter’s one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t fit every dream, or every group of dreamers. For starters, the site requires every project to create some sort of final product, whether it be a physical object or a piece of media or a performance. This leaves many types of undertakings out in the cold.

One site to rule them all won’t apply with all the different niches and needs of people raising funds.
For the full article, visit Wired.

Crowdfunding Portals Let you Sell Stock in Yourself

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Human capital contracts have been proposed by esteemed economists including Milton Friedman, who advocated them as an alternative to taking on student loans.

“People find it creepy because people in general don’t want to believe that there is a market value associated with them”

New crowdfunding portals let people with potential sell “stock” in their future. For more details, checkout the full article at The Verge.