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Forex Traders Seem To Like Crowdfunded ICO’s

Is the “smart money” really smart? A new survey of visitors to the Forexlive website, an information platform for foreign currency traders, reported that 19% have  invested in an Initial Coin Offering, while 8.5% said that they are interested in … Continue reading

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Crowdfunded “Clean Meat” Company Attracts Big Name Investors

A previously crowdfunded “clean meat” company has attracted new investors including Bill Gates, Richard Branson and Elon Musk’s brother. Clean meat is animal protein grown in tanks (yum!) that is fed oxygen, sugar and other nutrients. The company, Memphis Meats, … Continue reading

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BBB Helps Donors Parse Crowdfunders

The Better Business Bureau has some tips to avoid being scammed by crowdfunding appeals. The best way to determine if it’s a fraud is if you know the person that is making the appeal. Also, do some quick diligence such … Continue reading

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Autonomous Crowdfunding Still Has Bugs

Some 22,000 internet addresses (believed to represent about 10,000 people) have poured $168 million into the largest crowdfunded enterprise yet. Similar to the way Bitcoin works, the Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) is run by a network of machines. The more … 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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2014 – The Year of Crowdfunding

2014 is being called the “year of crowdfunding” where the venture capitalists lost their monopoly on the financing of startup businesses. Fueled by the change in Reg D that permits advertising of private placements, new funding portals have revolutionized the … 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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Crowdfunding’s Hottest Sector

While film crowdfunding projects are sexy, apparently the hottest sector in crowdfunding today is, according the WSJ, real estate. This appears to be due to the fact that real estate is tangible, is collateral, has cash flow and a real … Continue reading

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Same Sex Couples As “Accredited Investors”

Because same sex couples cannot marry in 37 states, they cannot take advantage of the spousal calculation for net income and net worth as “accredited investors” under Rule 501 of Regulation D. There is now a movement afoot, at the … Continue reading

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It’s Not (Always) About The Money

Film makers need to think about what motivates people to “invest” in their projects. Currently, where the only return is a “reward,” many are merely pre-buying the finished product. But there are other motivations that are relevant, and will be … Continue reading

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