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Fine Line Between Crowdfunding Fraud and Bad Business Judgment

Failed crowdfunding companies may come close to committing fraud. Such is the story of Kanoa, the wireless earbud firm that displayed signs of failure at various stages, but no one person had all the facts to conclude that the company … Continue reading

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Equity Crowdfunding Startups In Israel Grows

Nine equity crowdfunding platforms have funded 145 high tech startup firms in Israel and that is growing. In the first half of 2017, equity crowdfunding put $173 million into startups, 73% of 2016’s amount. The largest platforms are OurCrowd, IAngels,  … Continue reading

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The Magic Formula To Crowdfunding

The magic formula to crowdfunding your product is not how much money you raise but how many backers you attract. This, according to new research from North Carolina State University, who found that crowdfunding was actually “a way to learn … Continue reading

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Bank Kills Crowdfunding Effort

With the new Securities and Exchange Commission crowdfunding rules just effective, NextRX, a cannabis-related software firm began a fundraising campaign through StartEngine Crowdfunding in Los Angeles. Two days later, the web portal pulled the plug on the campaign. The SEC’s … Continue reading

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Maryland Continues to Support Start Ups

The 2016 contestants for Maryland Incubator Company of the Year have been selected. “In 1986, the first public incubator was established at the University of Maryland in College Park. Recognizing the economic challenges facing new companies, business incubators are facilities … Continue reading

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Socialists Become Angels

The newest entrant into the seed capital marketplace are the Israeli kibbutzes who are now investing in startups. It’s estimated that each of the 270 kibbutzes has “10 million to 20 million shekels ($2.7 million to $5.4 million) to invest … Continue reading

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Now Is the Time to Ask For Money

Exits make for good entrances. Knowing that there is a strong IPO market has led to the largest increase in startup funding in 15 years per the Wall Street Journal. Investment in U.S. venture capital backed companies hit $15.7 Billion … Continue reading

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