Tag Archives: California

Cannabis Crowdfunding

Remember those huge wildfires in Northern California last year? They burned through a number of state-legal (and illegal) cannabis farms. The farmers started a crowdfunding campaign on YouCaring that were promptly closed as the site decided that since cannabis is … 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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Crowdfunders Back the “Uber for Dope”

Sometimes following the money can provide a sign of the (high?) times. Over 40 Silicon Valley investors and venture capitalists have joined an Angel List syndicate to put in over $1.5 million for what the Wall Street Journal calls the … Continue reading

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Is It Wine or A Security?

Crowdfunding can be delicious. In France, a vintner is trying to save France‚Äôs viticultural history by crowdfunding to revive 10 traditional varieties in the region that have fallen into obscurity. Frantz Venes, whose wine Domus Maximus was named the best … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Security

That’s security, not securities…. The community of Lower Rockridge (a suburb of Oakland, CA) has used crowdfunding to hire an unarmed private security service to patrol their neighborhood. Residents, fed up with robberies near their subway station, raised over $20,000 … Continue reading

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Can Crowdfunding Fill the Angel Gap?

Silicon Valley Bank just published their report on 2012 angel investing. The stats reflect angel preferences for companies that are in the internet or healthcare space (52.8%), have revenue (63%), are located in CA, the Mid-Atlantic or New England (52.7%), … Continue reading

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