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Think Tank Finds Crowdfunding Helps Entrepreneurs (Duh!)

The Washington D.C .think tank Brookings Institute issued an analysis of what crowdfunding “reveals about startups in metro America.” Using Kickstarter as their entrepreneurial model, their (fairly obvious) conclusions include: people use Kickstarter for single and on-going projects; on-going ventures … Continue reading

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Academic Study Finds Big Profits in ICOs

To misquote celebrity chef Ina Garten: “How dangerous is this?” Boston College’s Carroll School of Management recently published a study of initial coin offerings (#ICO) concluding: “We find evidence of significant ICO underpricing, with average returns of 179% from the … Continue reading

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Cambridge Study Of Successful Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding research from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, United Kingdom, of 10,000 Kickstarter campaigns reports that successful appeals have the following attributes: lower targets, shorter duration, prior successful campaigns by the organizers, a burst of funding early in the campaign, … Continue reading

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Billionaire Crowdfunds To Buy ToysRUs

If you’re a billionaire and want to do a bankruptcy buyout, do you really need to offer bumper stickers to people who donate (ie, not get equity) into your deal? NBC reports that the head of a private entertainment company … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding For Doggie AirBnB

HouseMyDog, the AirBnB for canines, has overshot its equity crowdfunding target on the UK portal CrowdCube. Focusing on a supposed £10 Billion market for vacation lodgings for pets, the company believes that people don’t like the boarding alternatives now available and … Continue reading

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Equity Crowdfunding Is A Good Business

The United Kingdom’s equity crowdfunding site Seedrs received a vote of confidence as Woodford Investment Management invested another £4 million bringing its total to £10 million. Helping people raise equity is turning out to be a good business proposition as Seedrs, … Continue reading

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Fashion Industry Embraces Crowdfunding

In keeping with the fashion theme from yesterday (men’s rompers, ughh), the fashion industry appears to be embracing crowdfunding for a number of reasons including: Venture Capitalists don’t fund fashion; most Venture Capitalists are men and don’t get fashion, leaving … Continue reading

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