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Is Facebook entering the crowdfunding space? 0

Posted on 5, April 2017

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Facebook announced it’s expanding its set of online fundraising tools to include its own GoFundMe competitor, starting first in the U.S. The new tool will allow users to raise money for personal campaigns. In addition, the company is adding the ability for Facebook Pages to add a “donate” button to their live broadcasts on the network. This is not the first time Facebook has stepped into the fundraising space. In 2015, it debuted a Kickstarter-like feature aimed at nonprofits that allowed them to set up a campaign page, explain their goals and collect cash. Last year, the company expanded its [&hellip

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Special Issue of Venture Capital on Entrepreneurial Finance 0

Posted on 3, April 2017

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Venture Capital has published a special issue (Volume 19, 2017 Issues 1 and 2) with the objetive of exploring the new and traditional sources of finance and suggest how these phenomena can extend entrepreneurial finance literature and guide new theory building. According to the issue introductory paper: “The proliferation of new sources of entrepreneurial finance potentially makes it easier for ventures to raise capital and grow. To date, entrepreneurial finance literature has developed a rich tradition of research on venture capital and angel finance. However, the emergence of “new” sources of finance, such as crowdfunding and the limited attention paid [&hellip

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SEC issues progress report on equity crowdfunding 0

Posted on 20, March 2017

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The SEC released a white paper entitled “U.S. securities-based crowdfunding under Title III of the JOBS Act”, which analyzes crowdfunded offerings during the first six months following May 16, 2016 when Title III, Regulation Crowdfunding become official. The SEC’s white paper noted that the majority equity crowdfunding offerings to date have not utilized Regulation D as much as predicted. The full text of the report can be found here

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4th Annual CfPA Crowdfunding Summit 0

Posted on 15, March 2017

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The Crowdfunding Professionals Association will hold its 2017 Annual Crowdfinance Summit on April 20th in Washington DC. In attendance will be some of the most prominent figures in finance, FinTech, and securities governance, focused on the outlook and opportunities for Crowdfinance this year and beyond. Details on the meeting can be found here

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RFS announces author workshop on FinTech 0

Posted on 25, February 2017

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The Review of Financial Studies (RFS) announces the creation of a novel two-stage editorial process designed to encourage researchers to engage in innovative research on the emerging topic of FinTech. The process is closely related to a “registered reports” format with a first-stage workshop to review accepted proposals and a second-stage conference to evaluation final papers. The RFS sponsoring editors are Itay Goldstein, Wei Jiang, and Andrew Karolyi. The deadline for proposals is March 15, 2017 and the workshop to review paper proposals is scheduled for May 25, 2017 at Columbia University in New York. The Call for Proposals may [&hellip

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AEDE Conference 0

Posted on 29, December 2016

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The 8th Annual Conference of the Spanish Association of Law and Economics (Asociación Española de Derecho y Economía, AEDE) will be held on June 29-30, 2017 at the Puerta de Toledo Campus of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, in downtown Madrid, Spain. We are pleased to announce that the keynote speaker will be Colin Mayer, the Peter Moores Professor of Management Studies at Saïd Business School. He is an expert on all aspects of corporate finance, governance and taxation, the regulation of financial institutions and the role of the corporation in contemporary society. Professor Mayer will be giving an address [&hellip

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Financial Big Data Workshop 0

Posted on 10, December 2016

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The UC3M – Banco Santander Institute of Financial Big Data (IFiBiD) organises on Friday, December 16th 2016 from 9:30 to 11:15 the first workshop on its “New Solutions with Big Data” series. Asunción M. Gomez (UPM) and Wolfram Rozas (IBM) will present the seminar entitled “Application of the IBM Watson Ecosystem for providing Technology Intelligence Services to Small and Medium Enterprises&#

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