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By Sara Hanks I’m a proud Brit and a proud Virginian (version 1.0) and I see no contradiction there. But it’s as a Brit I’m blogging today. I watched the Olympic Opening Ceremony on Friday night with some Indian and English friends (also Americans 1.0) and a couple of token Americans and I loved the […]

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Washington, D.C. (June 27, 2012) Equity crowdfunding needs “smart, effective rules” Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) urged the White House today in a statement.  Senator Merkley co-sponsored Senate Bill 1970, which became part of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act. The JOBS Act will permit entrepreneurs to raise up to $ 1 million per year from […]

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Immerse yourself in the best practices of the new regulations for Crowdfund Equity Investing. Be a part of the Crowdfunding Bootcamp(TM)and first annual CFPA Convention to  The event takes place on October 9 through October 11, 2012 in Henderson, NV. This is an innovative conference and bootcamp that bridges the best of a conference with […]

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Do you want to know more about crowdfunding? CfPA is taking part in two leading crowdfunding conferences that can help you. Simply Crowdfunding August 8 – 9, 2012 – Boulder, CO If you need capital for your business, help people get capital or want to invest, you need to know about this. There is only […]

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The chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and SEC staff members publicly committed to create rules to govern equity crowdfunding by December 31, 2012 under the federal JOBS Act. However, the SEC faces a daunting task. The issues are complex and the procedures that govern the entire rule add obstacles to the aggressive deadline. In […]

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Washington, DC — 07/19/2012 — Six crowdfunding platforms and affiliated companies, representing half the board of the National Crowdfunding Association (NLCFA) have left to join forces with Crowdfunding Professional Association(CfPA). Maurice Lopes, of Early Shares, joined NLCFA’s board early in its inception “I didn’t know there was another organization, until later, particularly one founded by […]

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Washington, DC (June 19, 2012). Six major crowdfunding platforms and affiliated companies have joined forces with the Crowdfunding Professional Association(CfPA), according to a statement released today by the CfPA. Joining forces with CfPA include Maurice Lopes and Renne Caputi of Early Shares, Luan Cox of Crowdnetic and Sang Lee of Return on Exchange. They formerly […]

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In a guest column on The Huffington Post, Kiva.org’s Premal Shah observes that “the power to shape economic opportunity belongs in each of our hands.” Shah emphasizes in his article that: Small businesses can be the cornerstone of economic recover. There could be full employment if 1 in 3 small businesses in the U.S. hires […]

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The number of crowdfunding portals exploded in 2011, showing a worldwide growth of 60%, according to a new study by the Netsa Operating Company in London. Netsa released on July 17, 2012 the study, entitled “The Venture Crowd” by Liam Collins and Yannis Pierrakis. The study suggests that crowdfunding could fill the equity void between banks, […]

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Washington, DC – July 13, 2012.  Securities and Exchange Commission staff members assured participants at a crowdfunding symposium here that the SEC was “mindful” and “working hard” to meet a deadline under the federal JOBS Act to implement regulations that would govern online equity crowdfunding.  They also dropped some hints on the SEC’s thinking about […]