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Apr 23, 2018

Can crowdfunding level the legal playing field?

Porn star Stormy Daniels wants help with legal expenses after filing a lawsuit against President Donald Trump – costs that are likely to climb to hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Jan 8, 2018

GoFundMe account set up to help Baltimore students stay warm

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help students stay warm in Baltimore schools.

Sep 12, 2016

Equity crowdfunding boom has been more like a whimper

When new rules from the Securities and Exchange Commission created investment opportunities for average folks through equity crowdfunding, it seemed like a golden opportunity. Here, after all, was a way for startups looking to raise money to hook up with average investors willing to pony up some dough for a chance to back the next big thing. But about […]

Jul 28, 2016

Joel Morse: Do you want to be an angel investor?

  The new crowdfunding rules that the Securities and Exchange Commission has enacted will introduce a new investment framework for private investors of modest means. By way of background, in 2012 the SEC passed a law (called the JOBS Act) that allowed startup businesses to utilize equity crowdfunding platforms to raise money by selling common […]

Jun 27, 2016

Nearly 250 strangers give a Baltimore teenager $30,000

(AP) — Khalil Bridges was at his former high school on June 22, writing thank-you notes to strangers, when the phone rang. “I don’t know you, but I love you,” a man on the other end said. “You inspire me, and I believe in you.” The man then joined nearly 250 other people who have […]

May 22, 2015

Crowdfunding campaign launched for film on German POW camp in Frederick

Producers of a movie about a POW camp for Germans that operated in Frederick during World War II are launching a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for the project. Urbane Legends Entertainment launched the  campaign for its new film, “The Tears of Valour,” on May 7, the 70th anniversary of the German surrender at the end of World […]

Feb 16, 2015

Financing development via crowdfunding

A Michigan-based developer wants to redevelop the vacant Tiger Stadium site in Detroit using funds raised through crowdfunding.

Nov 21, 2014

Launch UMD gets groups exposure, not just money

Launch UMD isn’t just about fundraising; it also helps lesser-known groups get exposure.

Nov 18, 2014

With Launch UMD, university gets into crowdfunding

A new crowdfunding platform at the University of Maryland, College Park is changing the concept of fundraising in higher education.

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