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Crowdfunding Failure: Fraud or Incompetence?

After crowdfunding over $120 Million, UK video game developer Cloud Imperium Games has yet to deliver the promised Star Citizen video game. Is it fraud or just plain incompetence? A recent informal investigation notes that it’s more likely the latter, … Continue reading

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MBA Schools Ask Students to Wait

The Wall Street Journal reports that business schools like Stanford are encouraging MBA students to graduate before jumping out to start a company. Although the number of dropouts hovers, for example, at around 9% at Harvard Business School, many schools … Continue reading

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How To Mess Up A Financing

TechCrunch notes 10 things that can crater your financing round, including: being too greedy, missing your projected numbers during negotiations, using proceeds of the financing to repay debt to founders, too few options for new hires, not disclosing customer relationships, … Continue reading

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Trash Crowdfunding?

The Washington Post’s Outlook section Sunday ran an ¬†opinion piece to get rid of crowdfunding because of the “endless stream of dubious campaigns” that are silly (potato salad), socially worthless (paying for someone’s travel) or not verifiable. The author wants … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Investors To Have Higher Expectations in 2015

Crowdfunders who are doing their projections should know that the average profit margin for private companies in 2014 was 6.6%, about 1% higher than in 2013. Proof that the recession is over and that investor expectations are rising. Publicly traded … Continue reading

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Everyone’s Gotta Eat

Death, taxes and…food! Americans spent over $1.6 TRILLION on food every year, but innovations in that industry are slow in coming (like taking away antibiotics from our pigs?). The Greek yogurt maker Chobani is trying to accelerate new products by … Continue reading

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Shark Tank Victims Give Advice for Crowdfunders

Shark Tank victims give some good advice in the Wall Street Journal to future crowdfunders, including: pitch the top 3 most important things; get your numbers right; have the salesmanship and perseverance as well as the business plan to make … Continue reading

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