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Crowdfunders Exit Quickly With Acquisition

CrowdCube, the United Kingdom’s leading equity crowdfunding platform, issued a press release: “Camden Town Brewery, which raised £2,750,000 in April this year thanks to 2,173 Crowdcube investors, has announced that it has been acquired by Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), the … Continue reading

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Start Up Investor Now Favoring Its Children?

Fiduciary duty issues may soon plague startup accelerator Y Combinator as reported by the Wall Street Journal. YC has recently raised $700 million to invest in later stage companies. But YC is a startup machine and has been spreading its … Continue reading

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The Proof is In the (Yorkshire) Pudding

The reason that the Securities and Exchange Commission has yet to adopt final crowdfunding regulations is that it has been worried about whether selling unregistered and unregulated risky investments to non-accredited, non-sophisticated (the great “unwashed”) investors can actually work. Consequently, … Continue reading

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First Crowdfunding Exit Results in Multiple Return on Investment

CrowdCube, the United Kingdom’s largest equity crowdfunding platform, announced the first crowdfunded company exit with the sale of E-Car Club, the UK’s first entirely electric car sharing club for businesses and communities, to Europcar, Europe’s leading car rental and mobility … 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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New Secondary Market for Private Companies

Startup Equidate is attempting to create a new secondary market for private company shares by not trading their shares. Instead, the investor gets a derivative contract and an asset backed loan. The investor apparently buys the shares now for delivery … Continue reading

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