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UK Crowdfunding Year in Review

The 15 biggest crowdfunding projects in the UK for 2015 included: ToxiMet (food safety) raising £1,596,040; Pod Point (electric car charging) £1,677,620; Diabetic Boot Company: £1,764,493; Pavegen (floors that cycle kinetic energy) £1,903,400; Hochanda (hobbies, crafts) £1,962,744; Adzuna (job search … Continue reading

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Service Providers Seeking Equity

Shades of the dot-com days are back as service providers are now seeking startup equity over or in addition to cash payments. Some note caution as payoffs can take years, valuations are starting to decline with the market and the … Continue reading

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Startup Investing Still Tricky

What’s worth One Billion Dollars today and “tens of millions” tomorrow? Try the Billion Dollar Startup Club member Fab.com. http://graphics.wsj.com/billion-dollar-club/ Founded in 2011 as a gay social site that moved into retail sales, it raised over $300 million from smart money … Continue reading

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Chill, It’s Only a Few Bucks

“I spend my days dealing with crooks and thieves,” says Heath Abshure, the Arkansas securities commissioner and president of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) in a recent Fortune article that prescribes how an investor can avoid being fleeced … Continue reading

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