Monthly Archives: October 2014

Reddit Jumps Into Crowdfunding

Reddit has launched its own crowdfunding site in a bid to challenge Kickstarter, but more likely EBay. Reddit has a huge audience with over 174,000,000 unique visitors from over 186 different countries. In what appears to be more of a … Continue reading

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Money Makes A Difference

A recent study by the Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business shows that venture capital and private equity funded companies have significantly stronger sales (129%) and job growth (257%) than those that don’t. However, women- and minority-owned businesses are still … Continue reading

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Too Big For “Bad Boy” Sanctions?

The SEC Commissioners are struggling over whether a big money center bank can be “too big to be a bad actor.” Bloomberg reports that the Democratic-appointed Commissioners are arguing that Bank of America should not get a “bad boy” waiver … Continue reading

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Risky Business: DC Portal Crowdfunds Restauranteurs

Ever watched Chopped and wondered what it would be like to get that chef to run your own restaurant. Now you can with a new Washington, DC crowdfunding site EquityEats. The portal, for accredited investors only, will raise up to … Continue reading

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The Cop Is On the Beat

The SEC’s Enforcement Division released its stats for its 2014 fiscal year, noting its use of “data and analytical tools.” Highlighting their “successful” year, the Division “filed a record 755 enforcement actions covering a wide range of misconduct, and obtained … Continue reading

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Uber Entertainment Declares Crowdfunding DEAD

Uber Entertainment has declared crowdfunding for gaming DEAD as taking up too much time and not guaranteed successful. The company pulled its Kickstarter campaign for its RTS Human Resources game when it became clear that it would fall way short … Continue reading

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Register For SEC Small Business Forum

You can now register online for the 33rd Annual SEC Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation to be held on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at the SEC Headquarters 100 F Street, N.E. Washington, D.C. The SEC plans to webcast … Continue reading

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