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A Crowdfunding Bubble?

When the man on the street starts to tout crowdfunding stocks is it time to flee the market? A Syndicate Room (UK) study says that the 5 year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for early stage companies has been 33% … Continue reading

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Crowdfunders Continue to Innovate

One of the problems with crowdfunding is that putting money into one project risks that the project will (likely) fail. Fundrise has now created a “mutual fund” of a number of real estate projects (for acccredited investors) that will invest … Continue reading

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Chinese Investment A Game Changer for Angel List

The massive crowdfunding site Angel List just received a cash injection of $400 Million from Chinese public company CSC Venture Capital, according to the Wall Street Journal, allowing the venture capital web portal to invest in over a 1,000 startups. … Continue reading

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Universities Jump Into VC Investing

Staid universities are now rolling the dice with venture capital investments into startups. The University of California created a $250 million venture fund, ¬†the University of North Carolina started the Carolina Research Venture Fund with a $10 million investment, and … Continue reading

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Spray and Pray Crowdfunding

“Spray and pray” is the new mantra of crowdfunding syndicates that lead investments into startups and pull in other small accredited investors. Angel List started the phenomena that allows a lead investor to perform the due diligence and let other … Continue reading

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Crowdfunders Need More Angels

Crowdfunders ¬†should note certain Angel investing facts (2012): 268,160 active angels; $341,800 average deal size; 21.8% Angels are women; top 3 investment categories: software, health and retail; it takes about 7.35 years to achieve a liquidation event in an IPO; … Continue reading

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