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MoviePass Under Investigation

Using the broad Martin Act, the New York state securities statute, the New York Attorney General is investigating whether MoviePass misled investors regarding its financial situation. MoviePass is the wildly popular movie subscription service that has been changing its business … Continue reading

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Does Regulation Crowd Funding Need Fixing?

If you remember, getting Regulation Crowd Funding enacted was a long slog, primarily because the Securities and Exchange Commission wanted to build in many “investor protections” that mimicked the registration process. Griping persists that the Reg is not working because: … Continue reading

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Crowdfunders Screw Backers (Allegedly)

Brothers Mitch and Marcus Weller filed bankruptcy for their startup. Not too unusual, except for the fact that they had crowdfunded $2.5 million to build a cool motorcycle helmet (the Skully AR-1) and allegedly failed to pay one of their … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Site Defends Its Diligence Process

In 2015, UK company Rebus raised “£816,790 via crowdfunding platform Crowdcube last year to fund an expansion that aimed to deliver investor returns of up to 10 times within three years,” per the Financial Times. It has since gone into … Continue reading

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How To Mess Up A Financing

TechCrunch notes 10 things that can crater your financing round, including: being too greedy, missing your projected numbers during negotiations, using proceeds of the financing to repay debt to founders, too few options for new hires, not disclosing customer relationships, … Continue reading

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Who Needs Banks – Part II

The Wall Street Journal notes that disintermediation is rampant as the banks have continued to ignore community lending giving up this market to online lenders. When celebrity chefs with a history of earnings cannot get a loan to expand, something … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Investors To Have Higher Expectations in 2015

Crowdfunders who are doing their projections should know that the average profit margin for private companies in 2014 was 6.6%, about 1% higher than in 2013. Proof that the recession is over and that investor expectations are rising. Publicly traded … Continue reading

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