Will Crowdfunding Save Silicon Valley?

Due to cheap technology such as cloud computing and the ability to circumvent the need for venture capital using crowdfunding, a writer for the Washington Post thinks that even with the deflation of the unicorns, technology startups won’t miss a beat.

Crowdfunding, she says, is more democratic than the venture capitalist who has “his own race and gender biases and only invests in the same trendy technologies as other VC firms.”

The article claims that while 75% of VC funded projects fail, only 9% of crowdfunded projects do.

With the advent of real equity crowdfunding starting on Monday, the sky’s the limit.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2016/05/12/how-crowdfunding-can-help-save-silicon-valley-from-its-harebrained-investors/

About JeffKoeppel

I am a corporate/securities attorney in the Washington, DC area. Prior to joining the firm, I was a Senior Attorney Advisor in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. I am a member of the Bars of the States of Maryland, New York and the District of Columbia. You can also follow this blog on LinkedIn at: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jeffrey-a-koeppel/0/63/5a9
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