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Hedge Funds Bearish On Crypto-Currencies

An index of  about 17 crypto-currency hedge funds from data provider Hedge Fund Research Inc. rose almost 3,000% in 2017 compared to the 8.7% average return across the global hedge fund industry. But with the sudden and steep drop in … Continue reading

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Crowdfunders Exit Quickly With Acquisition

CrowdCube, the United Kingdom’s leading equity crowdfunding platform, issued a press release: “Camden Town Brewery, which raised £2,750,000 in April this year thanks to 2,173 Crowdcube investors, has announced that it has been acquired by Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), the … Continue reading

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The Proof is In the (Yorkshire) Pudding

The reason that the Securities and Exchange Commission has yet to adopt final crowdfunding regulations is that it has been worried about whether selling unregistered and unregulated risky investments to non-accredited, non-sophisticated (the great “unwashed”) investors can actually work. Consequently, … Continue reading

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First Crowdfunding Exit Results in Multiple Return on Investment

CrowdCube, the United Kingdom’s largest equity crowdfunding platform, announced the first crowdfunded company exit with the sale of E-Car Club, the UK’s first entirely electric car sharing club for businesses and communities, to Europcar, Europe’s leading car rental and mobility … Continue reading

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Exiting A Crowdfunded Equity Deal

So you bought some crowdfunded stock and need cash. Assuming that you’re not contractually bound to hold the shares, can you liquidate? There are now a few private markets where crowdfunded shares can be sold, including SecondMarket. SecondMarket claims to … Continue reading

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Crowdfunders Dream of VC Returns

Startups can be profitable if you can pick the right one. TechCrunch has found that “the average successful US startup has raised $41 million and exited at $242.9 million.” (Note the term “successful” as most are not). Other stats it … 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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