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Big Corporates Use Crowdfunding For Cheap R&D

Crowdfunding is finding relevancy with major corporations. LEGO, Coca Cola and others are using crowdfunding platforms to engage in consumer research and development. With a more fickle consumer universe, companies are testing out new products on platforms like Indiegogo to … Continue reading

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Private Equity Investment Confirms Crowdfunding Valuation

Crowdfunding investors have approved a private equity investment in the United Kingdom’s second largest craft brewer. The private equity firm, L Catterton, was approved by 99% of the crowdfunding vote to acquire 27.9% of Innis & Gunn for £15 million, which, … Continue reading

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Model Kickstarter Campaign

By now crowdfunding via Kickstarter has become almost routine. Take a look at the page by Joe Hyman, a mechanical engineer, who has invented a travel coffee mug that makes its own brew. Using Kickstarter* to pre-sell his invention, the inventor … Continue reading

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Shark Tank Skews Focus For Real Entrepreneurs

John Greathouse, a partner at Rincon Venture Partners told the Wall Street Journal that Shark Tank is misleading entrepreneurs because, in the real world: investors want to be partners with the company not take advantage of them; investors don’t focus … Continue reading

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Follow The Leader Crowdfunding

For those of you who don’t have a clue as to which crowdfunding startup to invest in, the funding portal CircleUp is now permitting a few lead investors to create investment syndicates to permit smaller investors to ride their coattails … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Rewards Get Exotic

Crowdfunders are getting more imaginative (or perhaps more brazen) with the rewards they are providing to their donors. Planetary Resources is offering a “space selfie” from its first publicly accessible space telescope (goal attained); the feature film “Live Nude Girsl” … Continue reading

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The Importance of Gatekeepers

CircleUp, an equity crowdfunding website (for private placements), discusses the metrics it uses to professionally curate the companies that it hosts. Criteria include: market knowledge, management team, realistic valuation expectations, differentiated brand, logical use of proceeds, historical performance vs. market … Continue reading

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