Monthly Archives: December 2013

The Rise of Future Finance:

The UK Crowdfunding Benchmarking Report Alternative finance activities such as crowdfunding, peer–to–peer lending and invoice trading have emerged as a significant funding mechanism and source of capital in the UK in recent years. Meeting the capital needs of both individuals and businesses, facilitating fundraising activities for civic projects and social causes, alternative finance intermediaries have… Read more »

The Good, the Bad and the Crowdfunded

Kickstarter has empowered armchair inventors to make things we really need – and some we could live without. By Erk Sofge, for WSJ, August 18, 2012 FOUR YEARS AGO, Kickstarter was adorable. The site—which allows designers, independent artists, philanthropists and any netizen with a dream to solicit funding for projects large and small—was a promising… Read more »

Crowdfunding Becomes more Accessible

By Caroline Lee, fellow at Sustainable Economies Law Center Good news for the sharing economy: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) just released proposed regulations that would allow businesses to crowdfund by seeking investments or loans through online intermediaries. These proposed regulations, mandated by the 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, remove important securities… Read more »