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Crowdsourcing For Profit

Here’s a smart idea: Ask the public to ¬†show you how to make money in the markets and then agree to license that idea for a percentage of the profits you make using it. Quantopian claims to crowdsource quantitative investing … Continue reading

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Duh? Crowdfunding is Risky.

This is news? The Wall Street Journal reports today that crowdfunding is ” …as close to gambling as you can get.” In a story in its Retirement section, the Journal finds that, OMG, investing in crowdfunded companies is risky and … Continue reading

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On The Other Hand, Q1 2016 VC Stats

PriceWaterhouseCoopers reports that venture capitalists invested $12.1 Billion in 969 deals in the first quarter of 2016. Investors moved toward more proven concepts as seed investing declined 10% from last quarter and represented only 3% of all dollars invested, while … Continue reading

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VC Backed Broker Selling Stock Gift Cards for Christmas

All I want for Christmas is some stock. Stockpile, a venture capital-backed broker dealer, is now selling gift cards that are for shares of stock of publicly traded companies. So, instead of Dunkin Donuts, you can get $25 worth of … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding: As Old As Time

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York just ruled in favor of Kickstarter who protested the patent filing by ArtistShare for patent protection on Artist Share’s crowdfunding “method.” The court said that crowdfunding cannot be patented … Continue reading

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2014 A Big Year For Venture Capital

Pitchbook’s venture capital report notes: venture capital firms invested $59 billion in 2014, the highest since 2000; over 60% of the deals in 2014 were in rounds of $25 million or more; valuations are on the rise, particularly in later … Continue reading

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Angel List Funds 243 Startups in 2014

AngelList stats for 2014: $104 million raised online by 243 start-ups from 2,673 accredited investors. Big raises included beepi that raised $2.8 million. AltSchool raised $33 million from Andreesen Horowitz. 8,000 companies posted jobs. More at: https://angel.co/2014

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