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Accelerator Firm Offers Crowdfunding Syndicate To Its Startups

Startup Health, a new New York City accelerator, is offering its candidates the ability to be crowdfunded by a syndicate that they plan to set up on Angel List. The accelerator keeps its digital health companies for about 3 years … Continue reading

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Everyone’s Gotta Eat

Death, taxes and…food! Americans spent over $1.6 TRILLION on food every year, but innovations in that industry are slow in coming (like taking away antibiotics from our pigs?). The Greek yogurt maker Chobani is trying to accelerate new products by … Continue reading

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Crowdfunders Back the “Uber for Dope”

Sometimes following the money can provide a sign of the (high?) times. Over 40 Silicon Valley investors and venture capitalists have joined an Angel List syndicate to put in over $1.5 million for what the Wall Street Journal calls the … Continue reading

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Angels Crowdfund Among Themselves

Angel investment pre-money valuations hit $3 million in the second quarter of 2014. During that period, round sizes dropped to $600,000 when angels invested alone, but rose to $2,000,000 when investing with other types of investors. The most active angels … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Causes SEC Deja Vu

One of the reasons that the SEC doesn’t like crowdfunding is because the sale of small company shares is just an extension (in its institutional instinctual memory) of the old penny stock – boiler room business. As a reminder of … Continue reading

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