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VCs vs. Crowdfunders: How They Decide

Ethan Mollick, in a recent Wharton School draft paper, notes that venture capitalists and crowdfunders select the entrepreneurs that they fund in the same basic way: VCs base their selection on “signals of quality” (endorsements from trusted others, the background … Continue reading

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White House Endorses Crowd Funding

The White House has come out recently to support crowd funding. President Obama is quoted “Because of this bill, start-ups and small business will now have access to a big, new pool of potential investors — namely, the American people.  … Continue reading

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The fight for funding portal supremacy has begun!

Several donation-based crowd funding sites (eg, RocketHub* and Indiegogo*) have indicated their interest in becoming “funding portals.” The Crowd Fund Act says that they do not have to register as broker-dealers. Just announced today (May 21, 2012), ConfidentCrowd* is touting … Continue reading

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