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Cannabis Goes Legit

Although you would have expected it to come from the tobacco industry, the Fortune 500 is now getting deep into marijuana. Constellation Brands, the purveyor of wines and Corona Beer, according to the Wall Street Journal, “will spend 5.08 billion … Continue reading

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Fortune 500 Company Uses Crowdfunding Gimmick

Crowdfunding is now a gimmick for mass marketers who want to get in on the action. Diageo, a huge liquor conglomerate, reported net sales of £12.1 billion and operating profit of £3.6 billion as of June 30, 2017, is now … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding “Sin” Businesses

Is it harder to raise funding if you operate a “sin” company? For years, entrepreneurs in the legal gambling, tobacco, firearms, alcohol and, particularly, sex industries have had the additional hurdle of convincing investors that their products should not be … Continue reading

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First Sharia-Compliant Crowdfunding Portal Approved

Yielders is apparently the first crowdfunding platform that has been approved by the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority that is in compliance with Sharia law. Some think it is partially as a result of Brexit and the desire of the … Continue reading

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Contract Winery Crowdfunds To Market Indie Wines

Naked Wine Company is a Napa, California contract winery that has used crowdfunding to help indie winemakers produce, market and distribute their wines. It has over 75,000 “members” that pay $40/month (annual revenue ~$43M) to sample different wines from different … Continue reading

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