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On The Other Hand, Q1 2016 VC Stats

PriceWaterhouseCoopers reports that venture capitalists invested $12.1 Billion in 969 deals in the first quarter of 2016. Investors moved toward more proven concepts as seed investing declined 10% from last quarter and represented only 3% of all dollars invested, while … Continue reading

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Conquering the Information Asymmetry

How do you solve the information asymmetry problem in crowdfunding? By having lead investors who then syndicate their investment with the crowdfunding public. Lead investors typically have the background, experience and reputation for picking good investments and are technically able … Continue reading

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Paying It Forward

Former AOL head Steve Case is paying it forward with his Rise of the Rest Tour. His 10 city bus trip will showcase and invest in entrepreneurs in venture capital “fly-over” country so that great ideas from anywhere can get … Continue reading

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Now Is the Time to Ask For Money

Exits make for good entrances. Knowing that there is a strong IPO market has led to the largest increase in startup funding in 15 years per the Wall Street Journal. Investment in U.S. venture capital backed companies hit $15.7 Billion … Continue reading

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Venture Capital Deal Numbers Down, Investments Up

Pitchbook published its first quarter 2015 venture capital activity analysis by showing: pre-money valuations up 84% over year ago; deals down 25% but dollars invested up 25% with median deal size up 66% to $3.5 million. Median angel/seed deal at … Continue reading

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Crowdfund or Bootstrap?

Should you crowdfund or bootstrap? While self financing has its advantages (no 900 pound gorilla from Silicon Valley on the board), a recent Wall Street Journal article suggests that when the time comes for expansion capital, you might find it … Continue reading

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Co-Opting the Crowdfunding Disrupters

Who said big banks are over? Wells Fargo, the only partner in an early Lending Club investor, has seen about a 70X return on its nearly $18 million investment. Its 50 million shares are now valued at $1.22 billion. The … Continue reading

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