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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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Where Angels Put Their Money

The Angel Resource Institute Third Quarter Report shows that angel money is going to: healthcare 30%; software 22.1%; commercial services 15.3%; pharma & biotech 4.2%; IT hardware 2.6%; andother 25.5%. The median seed stage valuation has risen to $4.0 million … Continue reading

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D.C. Intra-State Crowdfunding Finds Success

Two talented bakers, a lease and a dream.The remaining ingredient is startup capital. In D.C., the secret sauce may be the EquityEats’ funding portal where any resident or business can ante up fto $10,000 to buy a piece of Bluebird … Continue reading

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VC’s Post Record Quarter

Pitchbook, a data source for the private capital world,  has a new infographic on venture capital fund raising, investment and exits. The chart shows that in the first quarter 2014, 57 funds raised $10.3 billion in capital, with the median … Continue reading

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Busting the Stigma of Crowdfunding

Perhaps it was self-serving, but there have been articles from venture capitalists who have looked down their noses at companies that engage in crowdfunding. The theory presented was that if you can’t/don’t pass muster with the VC community you will … Continue reading

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Follow the Smart Money into Crowdfunding

What do Google Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures have in common? All have invested in crowdfunding platforms, otherwise known as “funding portals.” According to CrowdUnite, about 230 venture capital firms and individual angel investors have invested approximately $855 … Continue reading

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You Believe Me, Don’t You?

The regulatory trade-off made by the SEC in permitting issuers to advertise a private placement was to have them take reasonable steps to verify that the purchasers are, in fact, “accredited investors.” In today’s Wall Street Journal, an op-ed writer … Continue reading

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