Tag Archives: Credit

A Twist On VC Investing

If you’re a bootstrapped company with $10,000/month in revenue and need some cash, you may want to look to Indie.vc. Indie.vc claims to be a non-VC VC. They make small investments (now up to $500,000) in exchange for equity (~8%) … Continue reading

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Big Banks Really Did Abandon Small Business

So, we weren’t imaging it. The Wall Street Journal reports that the 10 largest banks providing loans of $1 Milllion or more (ie, small business loans) cut their lending by 38% from 2006 to 2014. This has opened the door … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Vote of Confidence On Wall Street

Wall Street has joined Silicon Valley in boosting crowdfunding peer-to-peer lender LendingClub Corporation as three of its private investors bailed to the tune of $115.5 million. Oversubscribed by 20X, the company added shares and increased the price of the offering … Continue reading

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Documentary Filmmakers Discuss Crowdfunding Success

The “Do I Sound Gay” documentary filmmaker and two others on the DOC NYC panel gave hints on their successful crowdfunding campaign, including: if you’re not charismatic, stay off-camera, limited time offers help fuel the “middle” of the campaign when … Continue reading

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VCs Like Peer to Peer Crowdfunding

Some VCs seem to think that crowdfunding may disintermediate banking. New investors Foundation Capital, Partech Ventures and Scott Bommer together with existing investors Index Ventures and Union Square Ventures put $16 million of new money (following a first round of … Continue reading

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Get Paid to Invest!

Crowd funders can get paid to invest! Almost half the states in the U.S. have some form of tax credit for “angel” investors. For example, Connecticut will give you a 25% credit up to $250,000 (ie, a direct decrease in … Continue reading

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Small Businesses Look to Crowd Funding to Replace Credit

The National Small Business Association recently published its “Small Business Access to Capital Survey” that said nearly half of small-business respondents, in the last four years, needed funds and were unable to find any willing sources, loans, credit cards or … Continue reading

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