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Air Line Crowdfunds For Poor Millenials

Air Canada has found a way to make money while seeming to be helpful to poor millennials who want to travel but can’t convince their parents to pay for it. The airline has established Embarq, which is a GoFundMe-like crowdfunding … Continue reading

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A Twist On VC Investing

If you’re a bootstrapped company with $10,000/month in revenue and need some cash, you may want to look to Indie.vc. Indie.vc claims to be a non-VC VC. They make small investments (now up to $500,000) in exchange for equity (~8%) … Continue reading

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Where Angels Put Their Money

The Angel Resource Institute Third Quarter Report shows that angel money is going to: healthcare 30%; software 22.1%; commercial services 15.3%; pharma & biotech 4.2%; IT hardware 2.6%; andother 25.5%. The median seed stage valuation has risen to $4.0 million … Continue reading

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2014 A Big Year For Venture Capital

Pitchbook’s venture capital report notes: venture capital firms invested $59 billion in 2014, the highest since 2000; over 60% of the deals in 2014 were in rounds of $25 million or more; valuations are on the rise, particularly in later … Continue reading

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Should Crowdfunders Take the Dartboard Approach?

Would “dartboard” investing work for crowdfunders? One venture capital firm seems to think so.  500 Startups, has now invested in about 900 portfolio companies, creating a sort of “index fund” of startups. They get their foot in the door by … Continue reading

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Movie Crowdfunder Profits From First Dollar

Filmmakers can now go from pre-production to distribution and make a profit from the first dollar if they follow the Hal Hartley business model. The indie auteur crowdfunded his most recent picture “Ned Rifle” that was shown at the Toronto … Continue reading

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It’s All About Crowdfunding in Hollywood

If there is any doubt that film makers, especially Hollywood, is looking to crowd funding as a source of new capital, just see the agenda for the upcoming Digital Hollywood conference.* The 4 day event, sponsored by heavyweights including Verizon, … Continue reading

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