Tag Archive: Crowdfunding

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    by Jessica Stillman

    JOBS Act Delays Not Stopping Crowdfunding Industry from Moving Forward

    Women now have an advantage in this new way to access capital. Here’s where things stand a year after the JOBS Act was signed into law.

    By Elizabeth Smith Kulik (Co-founder & CEO, ProHatch)

    On April 5, 2012, President Obama signed the JOBS Act into law, which legalized equity and debt-based crowdfunding, and paved the way for private small businesses to raise capital via the crowd.

    Now, one year later, entrepreneurs and investors alike are still waiting on the rules to be put in place for Titles II and III of the JOBS Act.

    Though there have been regulatory delays, the crowdfunding industry has made immense strides over the past year.

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    by Angie Chang

    Sponsored: Chic CEO

    Sponsored by: Chic CEO is a community of female entrepreneurs supported by a platform of smart and relevant how-to information.

    The free website provides all of the ground level information and tools that women need to get a business started.

    If you are thinking about starting a business or are in the process, definitely check out the site.

    With over 14,000 female entrepreneurs in their community – they have decided to launch their very own Crowdfunding platform to help female entrepreneurs get the funding they need for their businesses, projects or causes.

    What is crowdfunding? Crowdfunding is a way for you to engage your networks (friends, family, social) to pitch in small amounts of money to help you reach your funding goal.

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    by Jessica Stillman

    Fighting for Funding: 5 Tips for Female Founders From Ingrid Vanderveldt

    It’s a war out there for funding, but Vanderveldt, Dell’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence, has some tips for female founders to get the capital they need.

    By Jessica Stillman (Editor, Women 2.0)

    Getting cash to grow your startup is never easy and there’s some evidence that it may be particularly challenging for female founders who sometimes lack strong ties to a network of investors, face subtle unconscious bias, or work in niches outside the comfort zone of the still largely male VC pool (that’s part of the reason, of course, we’d love to see more female VCs).

    But there are some things you can do to make the process easier, Dell’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Ingrid Vanderveldt, told an audience at SXSW Interactive recently.

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    by Jessica Stillman

    SEC Says Yes to Some Crowdfunding Platforms

    Legal uncertainty has hung over crowdfunding but now letters from the SEC have lifted this cloud of doubt from several platforms.

    By Jessica Stillman (Editor, Women 2.0)

    Crowdfunding may have been exciting entrepreneurs for awhile, but whether the idea would be as appealing to regulators has been an open question. Now the SEC has given the green light to two platforms, lifting doubt and firing the starting gun on further crowdfunding innovation.

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    by Jessica Stillman

    Crowdfunding: A Safe Space for Female Entrepreneurs

    A banker turned crowdfunding executive explains why new financing models are leveling the playing field for female-owned businesses.

    By Heather Schwarz-Lopes (Co-Founder & CEO, EarlyShares.com)

    The crowdfunding space is emerging as a progressive place for women entrepreneurs and business managers alike. Once the SEC finalizes its rules, equity crowdfunding — a subset of crowdfunding that aims to raise funds and invest in businesses through social networks — will allow more people to invest in projects important to them, leveling the fundraising playing field for currently underrepresented entrepreneurs.