Category Archives: review

Unicorn Tender Offer In The Offing?

Here’s something you don’t see everyday – a tender offer for a privately held unicorn’s shares. This ad is in today’s Wall Street Journal and notes that a consortium of private investors (Softbank?) intends to offer to purchase Uber shares … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Bail For Indigent Defendants

Criminal justice reform has recently focused on the fairness of bail. Now, two crowdfunding apps are financing bail for those who can’t afford it. “Appolition, is funded by credit cards when users round up purchases to the nearest dollar and … Continue reading

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Broker Objects To Bitcoin Futures

Crowdfunded Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) have now surpassed early stage venture capital investments. CNBC reports: “In 2017, there has been 92 ICOs which collectively have raised $1.25 billion.” The Chicago Mercantile Exchange stated that Bitcoin futures will begin to trade … Continue reading

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Worst Crowdfunding Reward: A Hug?

Crowdfunding rewards have run from a cool new high tech product to a DVD of a horror film. But those who 4,765 backers who donated $661,452 to the Kickstarter campaign for the Marina Abramovic¬†Institute for the Preservation of Performance Art … Continue reading

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Comic Con Crowdfunds To Fight Other Comic Con

Superheroes and cosplayers unite! It’s come to this. The Salt Lake City Comic Con is considering crowdfunding its over $1 million in legal fees in its fight with the San Diego Comic Con. What’s the fight? The name “Comic Con.” … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Portal Entices Financial Advisors

The United Kingdom equity crowdfunding portal Seedrs is trying to get financial advisors of high net worth persons and institutions to invest in crowdfunded startups. As a (very) alternative asset class that is not correlated to the market, the portal … Continue reading

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Abuse Victim Actor Crowdfunding To Make Documentary

The firestorm of sexual abuse accusers coming forward has a new crowdfunding campaign by child star Corey Feldman who has claimed to have been abused on set by a Hollywood mogul. He and his wife are raising money to fund … Continue reading

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