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Crowdfunding Index In The Works

Chinese and United Kingdom fintech firms plan to create a crowdfunding index, like the S&P 500 to track crowdfunding offerings, primarily in China. By 2015, over $1.65 Billion was raised by crowdfunding in China and the World Bank estimates that … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding While Cleaning Toilets

With crowdfunding now a $34 Billion a year industry, it is starting to change lives. As noted in the Washington Post article, crowdfunding is helping struggling artists get a start while they clean toilets to pay the rent. Crowdfunding seems … Continue reading

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Money Makes A Difference

A recent study by the Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business shows that venture capital and private equity funded companies have significantly stronger sales (129%) and job growth (257%) than those that don’t. However, women- and minority-owned businesses are still … Continue reading

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Where The Smart Money Is Going

One of the continuing questions regarding crowdfunding is how it will affect angel investing. A report on angel investing for the 1st half of 2012 shows: average pre-money valuations increased to $2.7M; median angel deal size has decreased 21% to … Continue reading

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Unintended Spawn of the CFA

As noted, the crowd funding portion of the JOBS Act appears to be creating a new brand industry that will support the capital raising concept of the Crowd Fund Act. Even before it has become legal, the CFA has spawned … Continue reading

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