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Institutional Investors Want To Get Rid of Dual Class Stock

For all you entrepreneurs that want to maintain control of your company by using two classes of stock (voting or super-voting shares for you, non-voting or low-voting shares for your investors), take notice. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that … Continue reading

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Israeli Crowdfunder Looks To Asia

Crowdfunding/Venture Capital firm OurCrowd, created by Jonathan Medved in 2013 that has funded more than $320 million for startups in Israel, has opened an office in Singapore and is now focusing on Asia as the next big crowdfunding play. Due … Continue reading

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UK Regulatory Pendulum Swings Towards Tighter Crowdfunding Rules

The United Kingdom’s financial regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority, says it will be cracking down on Peer to Peer crowdfunding lending sites. The FCA said it is “difficult for investors to understand the risks and returns of crowdfunding, marketing material … Continue reading

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Get a Call From the SEC? It’s a Scam!

Have you received a call from the Securities and Exchange Commission ? If so, it’s a scam. In defense of this rash of telephone fraud, the SEC has issued an Investor Advisory. It says that “the SEC will never¬†endorse investment … Continue reading

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Chinese Investment A Game Changer for Angel List

The massive crowdfunding site Angel List just received a cash injection of $400 Million from Chinese public company CSC Venture Capital, according to the Wall Street Journal, allowing the venture capital web portal to invest in over a 1,000 startups. … Continue reading

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Trash Crowdfunding?

The Washington Post’s Outlook section Sunday ran an ¬†opinion piece to get rid of crowdfunding because of the “endless stream of dubious campaigns” that are silly (potato salad), socially worthless (paying for someone’s travel) or not verifiable. The author wants … Continue reading

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Venture Capital Deal Numbers Down, Investments Up

Pitchbook published its first quarter 2015 venture capital activity analysis by showing: pre-money valuations up 84% over year ago; deals down 25% but dollars invested up 25% with median deal size up 66% to $3.5 million. Median angel/seed deal at … Continue reading

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