Equity Crowdfunding in Brazil: An Overview

Equity Crowdfunding as a Catalyst for Development in Emerging Economies — Greg Kelly, founder and ceo of the new Brazilian equity crowdfunding platform EqSeed, writes in to discuss the equity crowdfunding space in brazil. “The foundations are already in place in brazil with the formation of the industry organization EQUITY ? Associação Brasileira de Equity Crowdfunding,” he writes. “The association looks to apply the Brazilian standards of self-regulation to achieve the delegation of powers of supervision of the market. The local regulator, the Comissão de Valores Mobiliários (CVM) recently announced the publication of a public consultation on the subject of equity crowdfunding to be held later in 2015, before the introduction of a specific regulatory framework in 2016.” Read on, after the jump.

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Guess for Good Adds Incentives with Game-Based Crowdfunding Model Joel Peterson believes gamification can be used in the realm of crowdfunding, and he founded the ?game-based crowdfunding? platform Guess for Good to test his hypothesis. To find out more about the platform, ‘game-based crowdfunding’ more generally, and the company?s recent launch campaign, we reached out to Peterson to ask a few questions.
US Treasury Seeking Comments on P2P Lending

Late last month, the US Department of the Treasury announced that it?s seeking comments on online marketplace lending, also known as peer to peer lending. If you’ve got an opinion on the subject, make sure to submit a comment — only three have been published thus far.

Equity Crowdfunding Platforms Seedrs and Crowdcube Raise Capital of Their Own

Two of UK’s leading equity crowdfunding platforms, Seedrs and Crowdcube, announced that they’ve raised capital of their own last week. We take a look at the deals, after the jump.

DealIndex Report Focuses on Crowdlending, Equity Crowdfunding As crowdfunding continues to mature, more and more players are entering the marketplace to provide support services for issuers, intermediaries, and investors. One new player, DealIndex, recently released a report highlighting key trends and providing data around crowdlending and equity crowdfunding. We take a look at the findings.
Successful Equity Crowdfunding Exits: A List

To date, a handful of platforms have had crowdfunded startups make a successful exit. We?ve looked around, spoken with platform operators, and compiled a list of startups that raised money via the crowd and went on to deliver a positive return to these investors (via an acquisition, a share buyback, or an IPO). See the list, after the jump.