Indiegogo announces initial coin offerings & blockchain investments

Invest in our first ICO: The Fan-Controlled Football League!

There’s no question about it – cryptocurrency is a hot topic these days. With Bitcoin doubling in value in the past couple of weeks, there has been a lot of buzz about the ‘tokenization’ of the  global economy.

As the pioneers of crowdfunding, we launched our core perks-based platform in 2008 to help great ideas come to life. We’ve continued to develop new ways for backers to be part of the journey, and last year we launched Equity Crowdfunding, enabling anyone to invest and actually own a piece of their favorite startups. Today, we’re taking the next big step. We’re incredibly excited to announce that you can now invest in the first Initial coin offering (ICO) pre-sale with Indiegogo and MicroVentures.

You’ve probably heard a lot about ICOs lately. This year alone, companies have sold more than $ 3.6B in cryptocurrency tokens, which is greater than all of the venture capital raised in the same period. Suffice it to say, digital token sales have proven to be revolutionary – allowing companies to provide greater utility and liquidity to investors than traditional investment instruments.

The reliable, global platform for ICOs

For months, all kinds of companies have been asking us to assist them with token sales. They’ve seen us help entrepreneurs raise more than $ 1B through crowdfunding campaigns in more than 230 countries and territories worldwide, and since we launched Equity Crowdfunding a year ago, we’ve already helped 30 companies raise more than $ 7.5M from 1100+ investors globally.

Three things make Indiegogo the ideal place for token sales:

1) Accessibility for all

Existing token selling services tend to target only cryptocurrency fans and often sell exclusively to accredited investors, leaving  97% of Americans out of ICO-mania. Because inclusivity is essential to our platform, we are committed to making token sales more understandable and available to the 10 million monthly visitors on Indiegogo and to maximizing how many people around the world can invest, accredited or not. This means more people investing, and it means that sellers can reach more investors – not to mention customers, fans, partners and developer

2) Robust compliance

We’ve been partnering with FINRA-registered broker-dealer MicroVentures for more than a year for our equity crowdfunding portal to help ensure our equity crowdfunding offerings are SEC compliant.  We will similarly offer ICOs in an SEC-compliant way, which is crucial for both investors and sellers.  Though the laws governing token sales are still evolving, many ICOs today are conducted outside of securities laws. On Indiegogo, we want your investments and token pre-sales to be fully compliant with current regulations to protect our sellers and investors.

For sellers, our registered broker dealer can facilitate token pre-sales inside current SEC regulations including Reg CF, Reg D, Reg A+ and Reg S, in addition to providing critical investor accreditation validation, know-your-customer (KYC), anti-money-laundering (AML) services and much more. In some states, like Texas and Florida, certain investments can’t even be offered without a registered broker-dealer. We’ve made sure that through our partnership with MicroVentures, token sellers can reach more investors in more states.

3) Curated selection

With a combined experience of nearly 20 years and $ 1.5B in fundraising, we’re working with MicroVentures to source the very best token pre-sales. Investors can be confident we don’t let just any token pre-sale on our platform and companies can be confident that their pre-sales will be in good company on our platform.

About our first ICO: The Fan Controlled Football League!

The Fan-Controlled Football League is America’s first truly democratized sports league. FCFL lets the crowd decide everything, from calling the team plays in real time, to deciding who is on the field, to choosing team names, and even designing uniforms. It’s like next-level fantasy football. FCFL is also a proven Indiegogo alum. They ran a successful perks campaign on Indiegogo and were able to buy a football team in the Indoor Football League, which allowed them to test their model and build the app that lets fans call the shots.

For the next 10 days, FCFL will be conducting its token pre-sale. They are selling up to $ 5M in tokens and giving away bonus tokens (25% extra) as an added reward for early investor support. In early 2018, FCFL plans to enter the next stage of their ICO and sell their tokens publicly without any bonus, so don’t wait on this one. Learn more about the FCFL token sale here.

In some ways, cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies are poised to change everything. But for us, this is simply another way of doing what we’ve been working on for the past decade. It’s a powerful way to help people unite around ideas that matter to them, and together make them come to life. Now, we’re ready to become the go-to platform for selling and investing in digital tokens and blockchain-based assets, and we can’t wait for you to join us.

Invest in our first ICO: FCFL – The Fan-Controlled Football League!

More about ICOs listed on Indiegogo: Ico.Indiegogo.com

 

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