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Crowdfunded Tech Co. Dissolves

Sorry, 1,300 backers of Vinaya. The company sent a notice to its Indiegogo backers that it would not be delivering its promised Zenta health wrist wearable device, and also, you’re not getting a refund of the $270,000 you paid upfront, … Continue reading

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Chinese Investors Crowdfunding US Real Estate Deals

With the Chinese economy backtracking, middle class Chinese investors are looking to Brooklyn and Tennessee to stash their devaluing yuan. A number of real estate crowdfunding sites are targeting the Chinese investor by offering them a (relatively) safe place to … Continue reading

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British Crowdfunding Firms Getting Cold Shoulder From Europe Due to Brexit

While the British High Court just ruled today that Parliament must vote on Brexit, United Kingdom crowdfunding firms are already feeling the Brexit effects as British representatives are being “shut out” of meetings of the committees of the European Parliament … Continue reading

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Fashion Brands Crowdfund For Cash and Ideas

Will hiking-sneaker-boots be as successful as dress-pant-yoga-pants? The Wall Street Journal is noting that apparel brands are trying to get closer to their customers by having them help design fashion and then pre-buy it online via crowdfunding. By the way, … Continue reading

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Socialists Become Angels

The newest entrant into the seed capital marketplace are the Israeli kibbutzes who are now investing in startups. It’s estimated that each of the 270 kibbutzes has “10 million to 20 million shekels ($2.7 million to $5.4 million) to invest … Continue reading

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Even Smart Money Gets Burned

Bubbles burst and investors get burned. The founders, however, had the foresight to sell $6M of their shares while the company was still hot. The anonymous messaging app, Secret, is liquidating after taking in over $25M in “smart” venture capital … Continue reading

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