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Crowdfunding Components & Risk Assessment

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Hospice_Houngbo
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Hospice_Houngbo   2/16/2013 8:35:43 AM
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"the potential investor-audience is a lot smaller."

It seems like not many believe in crowdfunding. The concept may only take off if investors are sure they can get their money back.

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Hospice_Houngbo   2/16/2013 8:45:00 AM
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Consolidated also means stability and stagnation. The industry does need new and creative minds. But consolidation is not a bad thing as it reassures the big investors.

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Hospice_Houngbo   2/16/2013 11:46:34 PM
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@Rich,

"Another grand and glorious Golden Age of Prosperity."

That is a way to see this, I wish I were part of that "grand and glorious Golden Age of Prosperity". I guess it is something to be grand and prosperious.

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tech4people   2/17/2013 6:40:03 AM
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Brian,

Please do correct me if I am wrong about this issue but this Crowdfunding Idea recieved a massive fillip thanks to the Obama Jobs Act.

Correct?

Why can't the inventors offer Shares in the Venture in return for Cash donations?

They can decide well in advance how many Shares they believe Venture has and how much should each share be worth.

I am sure offering Partial Ownership here will make This Crowdfunding idea even more attractive for Funders.

Regards

Ashish.

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Mr. Roques   2/17/2013 9:59:34 AM
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first of all, i love the crowd funding idea. Is it here to replace angel investors? Half way between them and venture capitalists? Substitute everything? You need more than an idea to succeed.

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tech4people   2/17/2013 10:18:10 AM
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Mr Roques,

I like the idea too.

It just adds more variety to the list of Fund-raising Option available to American Entepreneurs today.

That's just the way I look at it.

If you have actually given a Sales Pitch to a VC or Angel Investor;then you know how difficult it to raise funds from those two sources.

Also,now with Banks having reduced Lending to unconventional sources sharply since the recession started in 2008;They have become more selective in which assets they invest in.

In that scenario it makes sense for Crowdfunding to pick up atleast some of the Slack that these VCs have given up on.

 

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prabhakar_deosthali   2/18/2013 12:11:41 AM
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I do support the idea of crowd funding as it provides the required capital to convert an idea into a salable product . As against the venture funding or equity allotment, there will be no undue pressure or interference from the crown funding to the creative design team and that gives the total freedom for the tech people to work their way to the product.

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Brian Fuller   2/18/2013 3:03:23 PM
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Ashish, I think that's part of it, but the other driver is the fact that VCs just aren't funding electronics ideas the way they used to. Semi/electronics startups are seen as more expensive propositions (compared with pure software plays) with longer return cycles. 

But I think your shares concept is a good one once the community figures out the legal issues surrounding that. Right now it's a lot easier if your "shares" come in the form of a prototype or early-access product. 

 

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tech4people   2/18/2013 3:07:34 PM
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Brian,

Can I make a request?

Can you do a a followup post for this Blog on the topic of  Obama's JOBS act?

I believe Crowdfunding plays a very vital role in that act.

Many Thanks

Ashish.

 

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Brian Fuller   2/18/2013 3:10:00 PM
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Ashish, excellent suggestion. I'll put that on my list of posts for the week... 

Thank you!

 

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