Crowd and Cloud and Press News Q1 2012


Bad Girl Entrepreneur Candace Klein Launches SoMoLend

Marketwatch By Cincinnati-Somolend, March 6th, 2012

Also, Klein is set to speak at the “Soho Loft’s Capital Creation and Crowdfunding Conference” to be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 13-14, 2012 in Los Angeles, Calif. where attendees will be provided with key insight into the direction of the U.S. capital markets during this period of regulatory transformation. 
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Crowdfunding for Capital Creation: Fad or Business Opportunity?

Csrwire By Aman Singh, February 28th, 2012

“You can’t evolve into being a social media company. You have to be born social,” began Lou Kerner, veteran internet analyst and former managing director of the Private Shares Group at LiquidNet, an institutional equities marketplace. 
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Get the inside scoop on crowdfunding

Insideipo By Tom Johansmeyer, February 22th, 2012

Are you ready for crowdfunding? Capital formation is changing rapidly, especially when you consider how difficult it is to go public in today’s climate. Among the many emerging alternatives is crowdfunding… and that means a new regulatory structure you’ll need to 
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Can Crowdfunding and Social Networks Forge Ties to Kickstart the Economy?

Huffingtonpost By April Rudin, January 31st, 2012

Crowdfunding is yet another example of America’s pent-up demand to “crowd together” for daily deals via GroupOn, to ‘Like” and “Friend” people via Facebook, to content share by tweeting and re-tweeting on Twitter and so on. 
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Small investors may have chance to get shares of Facebook IPO

Latimes By Walter Hamilton, January 31st, 2012

Ordinary investors normally are relegated to the sidelines in red-hot IPOs, but there is speculation that Facebook may take steps to make some portion of its IPO shares available to small investors. 
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The SoHo Loft Capital Creation and Crowdfunding Event

January 23rd, 2012

“The SoHo Loft” Capital Creation and Crowdfunding Conference will provide the global investing community with key insight into the direction of the U.S. capital markets during this period of regulatory transformation 
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Capital Creation and Crowdfunding Conference New York Jan 23rd

Dailycrowdsource By Nicolle Keogh, January 23rd, 2012

You’ve heard about the U.S.’s involvement with capital formation, job creation, and the crowdfunding bill. You’ve witnessed changes in the capital markets and economic system, and you’ve watched how the Internet and mass media has, in recent years, revolutionized everything from innovation to the way business is done. 
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MICROFINANCE OPINION: Crowdfunding May Be Next Frontier for Microenterpirse Funding

Microcapital By MicroCapital Team, January 22nd, 2012

With institutional investors looking to amend their charters to allow private share purchases, I believe that the private company marketplace will start showing significant momentum in the first half of 2013. 
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The SoHo Loft Capital Creation Event Series Announces the Premiere Private Markets and Crowdfunding Conference

Csrwire By “The SoHo Loft Capital Creation”, January 17th, 2012

This conference aims to provide investment bankers, fund managers, incubators, analysts, entrepreneurs and secondary stock buyers with insights into the marketplace for private 
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MICROFINANCE EVENT: LDJ Capital, NowStreet Media to Host “The SoHo Loft Capital Creation and Crowdfunding Conference (TSLCCAC)”, January 23, 2012, New York, United States

Microcapital By Nisha Koul, January 13th, 2012

This conference aims to provide investment bankers, fund managers, incubators, analysts, entrepreneurs and secondary stock buyers with insights into the marketplace for private 
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Crowd & Cloud


US Senate pushes bills to boost small business

Reuters By Alexandra Alper, February 28th, 2012

U.S. Senate majority leader Harry Reid announced plans on Tuesday to push forward legislation to spur capital formation for small businesses, an issue that has spawned a rare showing of bipartisanship. 
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With November in Mind, House Passes a Jobs Bill

Nytimes By Jonathan Weisman, February 17th, 2012

“Another measure would abolish an S.E.C. rule that prohibits small companies from advertising for investors, a ban that dates to 1982. The bill would also lift restrictions on “crowd funding,” which would let entrepreneurs raise capital from large pools of small investors. And the JOBS Act would increase the number of shareholders permitted to invest in a community bank to 2,000, from 500. ” 
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Investors Get Serious About Crowdfunding

Dailycrowdsource by David Drake

The world of investing and finance is at a critical moment, and many are taking note. Events like the “Soho Loft” are acting as a stage for discussion and education on how crowdfunding will change the big picture. 
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