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SEC on Initial Coin Offerings: If It Acts Like a Security, It Must be a Security and Must be Registered

A regulator explains how the commission is trying to balance technological innovation and investor protection

Xurpas founder and chair Nix Nolledo speaks at the cryptocurrency forum held recently in Makati CityIf somebody borrowed a million pesos for five years from a bank, the lender will probably need to assign a loan officer to process the loan and ...

by Roel Landingin  | March 22, 2018 10:00:00
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Is Php10M a Realistic Annual Cap on Crowd-Sourced Loans or Equity? Make Sure SEC Hears What You Think

The corporate regulator is seeking public comments on its proposed rules on crowdfunding

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is seeking public comments on proposed rules and regulations on crowdfunding activities that it plans to adopt in response to the growing number of startups using the innovative financing option through internet platforms.In a statement released ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | November 28, 2017 10:00:00
Run & Grow

4 Essential Steps For A Successful Kickstarter Campaign

When you launch a crowdfunding campaign, everyone can see if you're successful or not. Make this your motivating factor

With the popularization of crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter, having a successful campaign is within any entrepreneur’s reach. Running a campaign will make you realize the power of the crowd and can get your company started on the right foot.If you’re thinking of ...

by Nathan Resnick  | December 10, 2016 12:00:00
News and Events

Indiegogo launches equity crowdfunding platform

Entrepreneurs can raise funds in a new way, thanks to recently passed regulations

Entrepreneurs seeking funding for their startups now have another place to go: Indiegogo.“Wait,” you may say, “can't I already use the crowdfunding platform to raise money for my dream product?” That's right, but Indiegogo recently launched an equity crowdfunding service, which utilizes new ...

by Stephen J. Bronner  | November 30, 2016 12:00:00
Business Ideas

5 essentials for your crowdfunding project to succeed

Projects fail at crowdfunding not because of bad ideas but because of poor campaigns

You have this amazing business idea, product idea or an art hobby. You want to take it to the next level, but you're lacking the resources. Good thing that websites like Kickstarter, IndieGoGo and GoFundMe exist. Opening a new account takes less ...

by Lesya Liu  | November 06, 2016 12:00:00
Startup Tips

Crowdfunding: The kindness of strangers?

It has become a surprisingly successful way to raise capital

By now, you’ve heard of the guy who raised more than US$ 55,000 through crowdfunding platform Kickstarter to fund his groundbreaking idea to make potato salad. That project went viral, as people went on board to be part of the joke, but ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | September 11, 2016 12:00:00
Business Ideas

How Audrey Tangonan started her menstrual cup business for P20,000

At 27, the social entrepreneur came up with the first Filipino-branded, sustainable menstrual cup.

If you get coffee from a local café chain every day, chances are, those supposedly recyclable paper cups do not get reused and eventually end up in landfills.In 2014, Time Magazine reported that an estimate of 50 billion paper cups are left ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | June 23, 2016 07:00:00
Run & Grow

An entrepreneur's guide to navigating various funding options

When looking for a funding option, research is everything.

Ideas are wonderful. In fact, ideas are what make the world such an interesting place. Unlike other species, humans have the ability to creatively and artistically brainstorm new ideas that did not previously exist. Unfortunately, ideas are not always enough.In the business ...

by Samuel Edwards  | May 04, 2016 09:00:00
News and Events

Kickstarter wants to be more than a crowdfunding platform

Crowdfunding company Kickstarter is looking beyond sponsoring projects as it reinvents itself.

Kickstarter is nearly synonymous with the idea of crowdfunding.And yet, the platform's leader said its ambitions extend beyond it.  “We don’t want to ride the same horse into the sunset,” said Yancey Strickler, a co-founder and CEO of Kickstarter, in an interview ...

by Catherine Clifford  | March 15, 2016 11:00:00
Business Ideas

Hate drinking water? These scented cups could do the trick

Inventor Isaac Lavi hopes The Right Cup will entice people to drink more water and, ultimately, help curb obesity and diabetes.

If you are trying to kick the soda habit and drink more water instead, The Right Cup for you might have just come along on Indiegogo.Isaac Lavi, aka “Dr. Scent,” is banking on it. After six years of prototype and patent yoga, the Israeli ...

by Kim Lachance Shandrow  | March 11, 2016 01:00:00
Business Ideas

How this couple created the all-in-one travel jacket that is nearing $ 2 million on Kickstarter

Learn the story behind this successful Kickstarter campaign that took the Internet by storm.

Hiral Sanghavi is a smart dude. At 29, he’s already started multiple businesses, won several robotics competitions and is studying for his MBA at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. But that doesn’t mean he’s not forgetful.Sanghavi, who grew up in India and ...

by Catherine Clifford  | July 31, 2015 10:00:00
Business Ideas

Head start: Young entrepreneur taps crowdfunding for his startup microbrewery

This startup microbrewery aims to bring a new craft beer experience to local consumers. Crowdfunding will help make that possible.

 ’Social drinking’ is common among Filipinos. Beer has always been a staple in most social events of friends or relatives. That is why young entrepreneur Stephen Co wants to give these gatherings a boost by taking the local beer experience to a ...

by MJ Dinglasan  | May 14, 2015 11:00:00
News and Events

Spark Open 2015: Looking for the next ideas to crowdfund

Do you have an innovative and promising startup idea but you are held back by lack of seed money? Take this opportunity to tap crowdfunding.

The Spark Project, a rewards-based Filipino crowdfunding community, is opening its doors to the next batch of projects to crowdfund. Spark Open 2015 aims to find, help and host local, creative, innovative and passion-driven projects on its website.In 2014 alone, 22,252 projects ...

by Press Release  | May 01, 2015 12:00:00
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