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The Crowdfunding Ask

The emerging trend in entertainment: Crowdfunding.   Look at Scrubs star Zach Braff who, after appealing to his fans to support his indie film “Wish I Was Here,” raised more than $2 million in less than 30 days on crowdfunding site Kickstarter. When its TV network canceled the show “Veronica Mars,” creator Rob Thomas wrote […]

A View from the Dragon’s Den: Entrepreneurship with Baybars Altuntas

By David Drake   Baybars Altuntas was born on October 27, 1970 in Istanbul, Turkey. Shortly after, he lived with his grandparents in the City of Edirne. When he was two years old, he learned the first lesson of entrepreneurship, that is, to manage his money. He keeps whatever money he gets, on holidays, as […]

America’s Richest Fight Prostate Cancer

By David Drake Each day, more than 500 men in America are diagnosed with prostate  cancer.    This is according to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, the leading philanthropic organization committed to curing prostate cancer.     Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men. The American Cancer Society estimates that this […]

JOBS Act: Interview with Arnon Shafir, CEO and founder of give2gether

By David Drake, LDJ Capital and The Soho Loft To probe the legal intricacies revolving around the JOBS Act and how these new laws might impact the crowdfunding scene in the months leading to and right after the much-anticipated full implementation of crowdfunding for equity, David Drake spoke with Arnon Shafir, CEO and founder of […]

JOBS Act – Rule 506

The JOBS Act or “Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act” was one of the most talked about bills last year. It was implemented to help small to medium sized companies kickstart their business but some provisions of the bill were  deemed trivial by some entrepreneurs and investors. In this article by Bruce Methven the JOBS Act’s […]

New Requirements Re California Investors

By Bruce Methven, Guest Contributor Companies that are planning an offering with California investors should be aware of a new California bill that takes effect on January 1, 2013, Senate Bill 978. Image Credit: From www.freedigitalphotos.net Information to Be Provided When There Are Non-Accredited Investors One provision of SB 978 requires the offering company to […]

Moldova State University: Green Enterprising, University Innovation and Alternative Financing for Sustainability

Note:  The Soho Loft University Series continues with this seminar at the Moldova State University where David Drake speaks on Crowd funding as an Alternative Financing option for university green innovation and sustainability initiatives and efforts. Moldova Date: November 1, 2012  Venue: Moldova State University Location: Chisinau,  Moldova Seminar Title:  Green Enterprising, University Innovation and […]

Making Sense of the Crowded Space of 700 Crowd Funding Platforms

  In a recent Forbes article, Devin Thorpe pointed out that there are around 700 crowd funding platforms globally. It seems that new niche platforms are being created every day for a specific industry, region, or demographic. The sheer number of platforms out there overwhelms people who are trying to raise money. This explains why […]

Crowdfunding for Equity Solutions Series, #10: SEC Suggests – Bring Foreign Capital to the US via Crowdfunding

SEC suggests – Bring foreign capital to the US via crowd funding By David Drake   Crowd funding had $1.5 billion in transactions in 2011.  Because of the attention being given to the crowd funding bill, we are looking at a $3.2 billion market in 2012.  Almost all of that projected market is currently happening […]

Newsletter: Export $1.5B via Crowd Funding 2012

Subject:  TSL News – Export $1.5B via crowd funding 2012 We had a sold out event in Stamford, CT and thanks to Douglas S. Ellenoff from Ellenoff, Grossman & Schole LLP for moderating at the The Soho Loft Funding Post event.  We will have the Wine Festival Crowd Funding event next in Sonoma on Friday […]

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