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  • Think big, start small, move fast Friday, 15 Jan 2016 | 2:00 AM ET
    Think big, start small, move fast

    Richard Muirhead, general partner at Open Ocean Capital, shares his advice for tech startups on how to fund and kick start a new business venture.

  • Peloton aims for the workout from home market Saturday, 9 Jan 2016 | 12:00 PM ET
    Peloton Cycling offers livestream classes from home

    Peloton, the stationary bike that lets people ride along with streaming classes, wants to give clients a workout-from-home option.

  • Betting on pre-IPO companies Thursday, 24 Dec 2015 | 8:43 AM ET
    Betting on pre-IPO companies

    Manny Fernandez, DreamFunded CEO, weighs in on Silicon Valley's private tech stock market that connects angel investors with private markets through an equity crowdfunding platform.

  • Dorsey goes live with Product Hunt Tuesday, 22 Dec 2015 | 1:08 PM ET
    Dorsey goes live with Product Hunt

    Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey is going on the record in a live online chat with Product Hunt, reports CNBC's Jon Fortt.

  • Crowdfunded board games surge in popularity Friday, 18 Dec 2015 | 1:32 PM ET
    Skythe

    The tabletop game industry might not be as big as video games, but it is by no means fading out.

  • Fancy owning real estate projects with crowdfunding? Thursday, 10 Dec 2015 | 10:43 PM ET
    Fancy owning real estate projects with crowdfunding?

    Getty Goh, CEO of CoAssets, explains how the property crowdfunding platform offers projects in regional markets and serves the funding gap of between $1 million to $5 million.

  • Kiva offers microloans for small biz Wednesday, 9 Dec 2015 | 6:44 AM ET
    Keva offers microloans for small biz

    Premal Shah,Kiva president, and Stevenson Dunn, Kiva loan borrower and The Bishop Gallery owner, discuss the launch of Kiva's $25 lending platform for small businesses.

  • Black Friday isn’t foundation of business: founder Monday, 30 Nov 2015 | 5:30 AM ET
    Black Friday isn’t foundation of business: founder

    Houseology.com is seeking £1 million in investment by crowd-funding. The company's founder, Kate Mooney discusses this chosen route.

  • It's back! Cult TV show raises $2M on Kickstarter Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015 | 3:31 PM ET
    Joel Hodgson

    Mystery Science Theater 3000 is coming back thanks to a Kickstarter campaign from the show's creator Joel Hodgson.

  • Men's shirt start-up rides crowdfunding boom Sunday, 15 Nov 2015 | 3:00 PM ET
    Men’s Oxford shirt

    At a time when more workplaces are going business casual, one retail upstart is trying to encourage men to button up, or rather down.

  • This app is growing rapidly at colleges Wednesday, 11 Nov 2015 | 6:45 AM ET
    This app is blowing up on college campuses

    The startup crowdfunding app Tilt makes it easy to collect money from groups. Here's a look at why it is rapidly growing on college campuses in the U.S. and abroad.

  • Democratic finance? How equity crowdfunding works Monday, 9 Nov 2015 | 3:46 AM ET

    Equity crowdfunding is slowly gaining traction in Asia as countries begin enforcing new regulatory measures amid a pronounced start-up boom.

  • A guide to keeping '1,000 shareholders' happy Monday, 9 Nov 2015 | 12:47 AM ET
    A guide to keeping '1,000 shareholders' happy

    KoreConX boss Oscar Jofre tells how crowdfunded businesses can manage shareholders' expectations by communicating, issuing ownership certificates, and holding AGMs using technology.

  • How to build socially-sustainable homes for the needy

    Prasoon Kumar, CEO of Billion Bricks, says there's a lot of focus on financing and building houses for the poor, but there's a lack of attention on design and sustainability.

  • Crowdfunding is all about access: OurCrowd CEO Sunday, 8 Nov 2015 | 8:42 PM ET
    Crowdfunding is all about access: OurCrowd CEO

    Jonathan Medved, CEO of OurCrowd, says his crowdfunding platform is all about helping investors find the next hot deal in secretive Silicon Valley.

  • New crowdfunding platforms coming to the US Wednesday, 4 Nov 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
     Money roll, saving, 401K, retirement, wealth, rich, money

    A European crowdfunding company will launch in the U.S. after the SEC adopted new rules which will allow start-ups to sell equity to anyone.

  • Crowdfund & get equity, too Thursday, 29 Oct 2015 | 1:24 PM ET
    Crowdfund & get equity, too

    Regulators will unveil new rules allowing anyone to invest in crowdfunding startups. Luan Cox, Crowdnetic President and CEO, explains.

  • Mom and pop crowdfunding about to become a reality Thursday, 29 Oct 2015 | 8:45 AM ET
    The Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington.

    The SEC is expected to issue a final rule that will allow small companies to raise debt or equity from anyone.

  • Paddle8's plans to disrupt auctions Wednesday, 28 Oct 2015 | 6:55 AM ET
    Paddle8's plans to disrupt auctions

    We want to serve the middle market, says Paddle8 co-founders Osman Khan and Aditya Julka, explaining their strategy to change the way art auctions take place.

  • $4 million laser razor gets zapped by Kickstarter Tuesday, 13 Oct 2015 | 5:11 PM ET
    Skarp lazer razor

    A crowdfunding campaign for a futuristic razor that was banned from Kickstarter after raising more than $4 million has found a new home on Indiegogo.

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