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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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Institutional Investors Trending In Crowdfunding Campaigns

The newest trend in crowdfunding appears to be the more aggressive participation of institutional investors swooping in to take large pieces of campaigns. The United Kingdom’s leading equity crowdfunding platform CrowdCube says that “Around 10% of all businesses funded on … Continue reading

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Venture Capitalist Embraces Crowdfunding

One venture capital firm has determined that it will be transparent when it comes to crowdfunding. Draper Esprit, a United Kingdom venture capital firm, states that: they now invest alongside the crowd on the same terms, which helps both the … Continue reading

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Successful Crowdfunding Campaigns Start Before They Go Live

Successful crowdfunding campaigns have one thing in common: a pre-existing network to tap for money. An article in Fast Company gives this advice: before the campaign, locate all of your and your teammates’ networks; let the networks know that you … 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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Angels Or VCs? A 1% Problem…

Is angel money better than venture capital money? Some say “yes,” because: angels have more time to give an entrepreneur; venture capitalist’s are not “patient” investors; and some angels are “domain experts” as opposed to a more generalized venture capital … 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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