Category Archives: Small Business

Crypto Scams Continue Apace

Cryptocurrency publications are noting that “exit scams” are continuing to cost investors significant coin. The linked website (below) notes a fintech analysis that these frauds have stolen over $96 million, with about $67 million taken in the past 2 weeks. … Continue reading

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Altruism Pushes Crowdfunders Over Their Target

Two researchers have uncovered the psychology to crowdfunding. A paper from the UCLA Anderson School notes that as the crowdfunding campaign nears its targeted goal, the herding mentality of investors is initiated (play with the winner) and risk of failure … Continue reading

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Cannabis, Crypto and Crowdfunding

What could be bad? The leading marijuana magazine High Times has been on an acquisition spree, now being funded by its Securities and Exchange Commission registered Regulation A+ crowdfunded offering. According to Forbes, over 1,000 people have invested so far, … Continue reading

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Journalists Crowdfund To Control Their Destinies

Fake News attacks by you-know-who, lack of advertising, the cost of newsprint, acquisitions by private equity that have squeezed costs (i.e., journalist salaries and jobs) have changed the landscape for print journalists. In order to survive, many are turning to … Continue reading

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Raffle Company Crowdfunding Equity

How would you like to buy a house worth £650,000 for £5? Raffle House, a UK company, that raffles off homes is crowdfunding its company on Seedrs. Raffle House is currently showing a home appraised at £650,000 and wants  to … Continue reading

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Initial (Beer) Can Offering

Only in California: A San Francisco company is combing a craft brewery with a crowdfunding campaign for an Initial Coin Offering for stock to be celebrated by a beer called ICO. On July 11, Seven Stills Brewery & Distillery will … Continue reading

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Social Media Increases Crowdfunding Results

A recent paper by Fujie Jin and Andy Wu of the Wharton School posits that ” social media can improve startup funding success through two channels: 1) enabling investor discovery of potential investment opportunities through reduction of search costs and … Continue reading

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