Monthly Archives: August 2015

In A Battle of B-Millionaires, Do You Care?

Insulted by Donald Trump? Feel like taking him on? Celebrity Chef Jose Andres, who pulled out of a contract to open a high end restaurant in Trump’s DC Post Office project didn’t like the candidate’s comments about Mexicans. So, in … Continue reading

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Startup Lawyers Permitted to Crowdfund

The New York State Bar, in a recent ethics opinion, says that new lawyers, typically with significant college debt, can crowdfund the startup of their practices. Out of the fives types of crowdfunding, techniques, such as equity or royalties, are … Continue reading

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New Crowdfunding Study Starting

You can help determine what makes crowdfunding tick. Prof. Ethan Mollick, a leading crowdfunding scholar at Wharton, is conducting a new study about crowdfunding hrough Kickstarter. Although he has listed a number of questions on his webpage, it appears that … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Humanity

Winner (in my book) of best crowdfunding for humanity prize goes to Robokiller, a moblie app that uses audio fingerprint technology to block robocalls and forward them to a crowd-sourced honeypot. It won the $25,000 first place prize in the … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding + AI + Fantasy Sports

Crowdfunding comes to the fantasy leagues as Edge Up Sports has partnered with IBM’s Watson artificial intelligence engine Watson to develop a numbers crunching app to help you “bet” on football. All legal of course, as fantasy sports betting is … Continue reading

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Have You Stopped Balancing Your Checkbook?

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (did you know that federal agency existed?) fined Citizens Bank $7.5 million and ordered it to return $11 million to customers for keeping for a time customers’ deposits when their deposit slips did not match … Continue reading

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Peer Pressure To Repay Crowdfunded Loans

Crowdfunding debt has taken a new turn with Vouch. Backed by VC’s and started by ex-PayPal and ex-Prosper execs (with Silicon Valley connections), the more folks who will guarantee a portion of your loan, the high your debt and the … Continue reading

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