Monthly Archives: June 2015

How To Mess Up A Financing

TechCrunch notes 10 things that can crater your financing round, including: being too greedy, missing your projected numbers during negotiations, using proceeds of the financing to repay debt to founders, too few options for new hires, not disclosing customer relationships, … Continue reading

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Who Needs Banks – Part II

The Wall Street Journal notes that disintermediation is rampant as the banks have continued to ignore community lending giving up this market to online lenders. When celebrity chefs with a history of earnings cannot get a loan to expand, something … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Filmmakers Seminar

IFP’s Made In NY Media Center and the web portal Indiegogo are hosting a seminar on crowdfunding for filmmakers on June 29, 2015, 6:30 to 9 PM EDT at 30 John Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11201; (718) 729-6677; community@nymediacenter.com. Register online, get a 10% … Continue reading

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Who Needs Banks?

Has the banking industry figured it out? Disintermediation is rampant now. Huffington Post’s recent article discusses the many ways you can now get financing without begging your branch manager. The list includes: private lenders, including retailers like Staples; of course, … Continue reading

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Established Sales Portal Turns to Crowdfunding

Etsy, the artsy website that permits people to sell their crafts and artwork, intends, according to the Wall Streeet Journal, to let their sellers use the portal to raise money to fund new projects. The site, which has 1.4 million … Continue reading

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Federal Trade Commission Sues Kickstarter Crowdfunder For Fraud

The Federal Trade Commission has taken its first action against a crowdfunder whose Kickstarter campaign raised $122,000 (4X the target) from 1,246 backers. O The FTC lawsuit says that Erik Chevalier failed to deliver on his promises of creating, publishing … Continue reading

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Film Crowdfunding From YouTube

If you are a filmmaker and want to crowdfund, you might consider doing it where the films are being shown: YouTube. YouTube now has a crowdfunding site called Tubestart. That portal has 4 funding methods: fixed – “a one-time project … Continue reading

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