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Historical Seed Investing

Pitchbook has listed the top 5 VC seed investors since 2010 and the number of their deals: SV Angel (242), Kima Ventures (215), Andreessen Horowitz (146), GV (135), and Lerer Hippeau Ventures (134). The money is going to the following … Continue reading

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Conquering the Information Asymmetry

How do you solve the information asymmetry problem in crowdfunding? By having lead investors who then syndicate their investment with the crowdfunding public. Lead investors typically have the background, experience and reputation for picking good investments and are technically able … Continue reading

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How To Contact the Lead Investor

One of the hardest things to do in crowdfunding is finding a lead investor. Since all journeys start with the first step, your first step is making contact with that person. Rafe Furst has some good advice in his blog … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Factoid #6: Possible Number of Issuers

According to the Securities and Exchange Commission, to get a feel for the number of possible crowdfunding issuers, from 2009 to 2014, there were approximately 4,559 issuers per year in new Regulation D offerings with offer sizes of up to … Continue reading

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More On Paid “Scouts” Who Secretly Invest For Big VCs

As noted here previously, relationships in Silicon Valley keep the money flowing. The Wall Street Journal revisits the use by the big venture capital firms of their “scouts” who look for promising startups, make a small investment to keep their … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Factoid #5: Effective Date of Crowdfunding Rules

Crowdfunding Factoid #5: The Securities and Exchange Commission’s crowdfunding rules will become effective 180 days after their publication in the Federal Register, which is expected to be on or about May 16, 2016, except for Form: Funding Portal and the … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Factoid #2

The final crowdfunding rules from the Securities and Exchange Commission are contained in a release that is 686 pages long.

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