Category Archives: Banking

Crowdsourcing For Profit

Here’s a smart idea: Ask the public to ¬†show you how to make money in the markets and then agree to license that idea for a percentage of the profits you make using it. Quantopian claims to crowdsource quantitative investing … Continue reading

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Crowdfunded “Clean Meat” Company Attracts Big Name Investors

A previously crowdfunded “clean meat” company has attracted new investors including Bill Gates, Richard Branson and Elon Musk’s brother. Clean meat is animal protein grown in tanks (yum!) that is fed oxygen, sugar and other nutrients. The company, Memphis Meats, … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Goes Underground

Crowdfunding is going underground as the unanticipated result of the disturbance at Charlottesville by white supremacists. The clash has caused an huge backlash by tech companies who previously had turned a blind eye towards their hate speech. Crowdfunding sites have … Continue reading

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Crowdfunded Sub Sinks; Journalist Presumed Dead

Crowdfunding gone bad. A Danish inventor of a privately financed and built submarine has been arrested in the alleged murder of a Swedish freelance journalist. Peter Madsen took Kim Wall out for a sub ride (?) and ended up scuttling … Continue reading

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SEC’s Coin Offering Decision May Benefit Asia

The SEC’s decision this week that initial coin offerings are securities has reverberated around the globe. Entrepreneurs in Asia are cheering the decision, assuming that the center of the cryptocurrency will rebound to their part of the world. Moreover, in … Continue reading

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Initial Coin Crowdfundings Raking in Cash

The Wall Street Journal reports that initial coin offerings have raised more than $1 billion in what could be called crowdfunding or private placement efforts. Although some of these offerings are trying hard not to be securities offerings, they quack … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Site Lures Goldman Sachs Banker

What’s your next career option after 10 years as a high income investment banker at Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs? It’s crowdfunding, of course. Natacha Tannous has just (in Variety speak) ankled Goldman to go work for sports crowdfunding site … Continue reading

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