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Unicorn Asks SEC To Let It Give Stock To Gig-gers

Unicorn AirBnB, valued last year at about $31 Billion, has asked the Securities and Exchange Commission if it could give its “hosts” stock in the company without going public. The company is responding to Concept Release Release No. 33-10521 in … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding For Doggie AirBnB

HouseMyDog, the AirBnB for canines, has overshot its equity crowdfunding target on the UK portal CrowdCube. Focusing on a supposed¬†¬£10 Billion market for vacation lodgings for pets, the company believes that people don’t like the boarding alternatives now available and … Continue reading

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Silicon Valley “Oscars” Awarded

The TechCrunch “Oscars,” known as the “Crunchies,” were awarded last night to: Slack as “fast rising startup;” Stewart Butterfield “founder of the year;” Kimberly Bryant “Include Diversity Award;” Samsung Gear VR “Hardware of the Year;” Honor “Best New Startup;” Code … Continue reading

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Unicorns Turning Into Uni-corpses?

Are the Unicorns (private companies valued at >$1 Billion) becoming Uni-corpses? With the Square IPO pricing below the indicated range and the Securities and Exchange Commission’s investigation into how publicly traded mutual funds value private companies like Uber and AirBnB, … Continue reading

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Start Up Investor Now Favoring Its Children?

Fiduciary duty issues may soon plague startup accelerator Y Combinator as reported by the Wall Street Journal. YC has recently raised $700 million to invest in later stage companies. But YC is a startup machine and has been spreading its … Continue reading

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Chinese Investment A Game Changer for Angel List

The massive crowdfunding site Angel List just received a cash injection of $400 Million from Chinese public company CSC Venture Capital, according to the Wall Street Journal, allowing the venture capital web portal to invest in over a 1,000 startups. … Continue reading

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White House Starts Crowdfunding for Syrian Refugees

According to the New York Times, the White House Office of Digital Strategy has asked Kickstarter to open a crowdfunding page to raise funds to aid the refugees from Syria. Donors can to make tax-deductible contributions to the U.S. Association … Continue reading

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Service Providers Seeking Equity

Shades of the dot-com days are back as service providers are now seeking startup equity over or in addition to cash payments. Some note caution as payoffs can take years, valuations are starting to decline with the market and the … Continue reading

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Who Needs Banks – Part II

The Wall Street Journal notes that disintermediation is rampant as the banks have continued to ignore community lending giving up this market to online lenders. When celebrity chefs with a history of earnings cannot get a loan to expand, something … Continue reading

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