Crowdsourcing.org – Fundrise Announces $31M Funding Round

Wednesday, May 28 Top Stories Visit Our Site Follow Like RSS Fundrise Announces $31M Funding Round — Fundrise, the Washington, DC-based equity crowdfunding platform for real estate projects, announced this morning that it closed a $31 million funding round. The round was led by Chinese social networking site Renren, CEO …

CircleUp Launches ‘Circles,’ Diversified Funds for Consumer Goods Companies

Wednesday, May 7 Top Stories Visit Our Site Follow Like RSS CircleUp Launches Diversified Funds for Consumer Product Companies — CircleUp, an equity crowdfunding platform for consumer goods companies, announced last week the launch of diversified investment funds, which it calls ‘Circles.’ Circles come in two varieties: investor led and …

crowdsourcing.org: Luis von Ahn’s Duolingo Makes Splash with CNN, BuzzFeed Partnerships

Wednesday, October 16 Top Stories Visit Our Site Follow Like RSS Duolingo Community Now Translating CNN, BuzzFeed Articles — Crowdsourcing translation and language learning company Duolingo announced this week that it’s partnering up with media outlets CNN and BuzzFeed to translate content into French, Spanish, and Portuguese. We take a look at Duolingo’s …

Is the European Commission on Track to Develop EU Crowdfunding Rules?

  Wednesday, October 9 Top Stories Visit Our Site Follow Like RSS   European Commission Soliciting Comments on Crowdfunding — We look into the latest move by the European Commission, a legislative body, to solicit comments on crowdfunding, and why the move is not necessarily a big deal, just yet. …

IBM’s Internal Crowdfunding Initiative Promotes Employee Innovation

Wednesday, September 25 Top Stories Visit Our Site Follow Like RSS IBM’s Internal Crowdfunding Rewards Employee Innovation — We take a look at an internal IBM program that makes use of crowdfunding to help Big Blue stay innovative. The initiative was first implemented during summer 2012. Since then, it’s been tried at two …

SEC Votes to Lift General Solicitation Ban for Private Placements

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 Top Stories   SEC Votes to Lift General Solicitation Ban — Earlier today, the SEC voted 4-1 to lift the ban on general solicitation for private placements. The ruling creates a new kind of offering, called 506(c), that effectively allows companies (as well as hedge funds and …

Live Chat with the 2013CF Crowdfunding Industry Report Team

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 Top Stories Visit Our Site Follow Like RSS 2013CF: The Crowdfunding Industry Report: Chat Live with massolution’s Founder and Research Director — To learn more about the report and what went into creating it, plan to attend a live video chat via a Google+ Hangout On the Air this …