Category Archives: Venture Capital

CF Portal Now Accepting Crypto-Currency

StartEngine, a FINRA registered crowdfunding web portal, announced that it will take Bitcoin as a payment method for investing in equity offerings hosted under the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Regulation Crowd Funding. The cryptocurrency is transferred directly to the issuing … Continue reading

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Downloadable Weapons Available Soon

There was a little noticed settlement in the lawsuit filed by Defense Distributed and the Second Amendment Foundation against the U.S. Government. If you recall, the State Department tried to shut down DD’s website that was publishing downloadable schematics for … Continue reading

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Crowdfund Your Favorite TV Show

Even people in Hollywood who have “made it” know that financing content for movies or television is tough. That’s why web portal Rivit.tv is interesting. The site lets fans watch a television pilot for free, then crowdfunds the rest of … 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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French Law Pushes Bank To Crowdfund Clean Energy

The French appear to be in the forefront of green industry as well as crowdfunding with laws that require both sustainable power and public finance. Now, Societe Generale has acquired crowdfunding platform Lumo that has funded “forty wind, solar and … Continue reading

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iPhone Airbag To Be Crowdfunded

According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, to date the airbag has saved more than 28,000 lives in the USA alone. Now, a German student inventor is set to crowdfund his airbag for (wait for it!) your iPhone! … Continue reading

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