Tag Archives: Mark Cuban

Vets Crowdfunding To Get Trump To Release His Tax Returns

If you would like to raise some money for veterans, a veteran is crowdfunding donations that will go to a number of vet organizations if Donald Trump releases his federal tax returns. Reid Hoffman, the head of LinkedIn, has pledged … Continue reading

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Mark Cuban’s Wish List For Reforming the SEC

If you recall, Mark Cuban beat an insider trading charge by the Securities and Exchange Commission last year. He’s still on the warpath against the agency. In a recent article, he set forth his wish list for SEC reforms: “When … Continue reading

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Who Needs Banks?

Has the banking industry figured it out? Disintermediation is rampant now. Huffington Post’s recent article discusses the many ways you can now get financing without begging your branch manager. The list includes: private lenders, including retailers like Staples; of course, … Continue reading

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Derivative Businesses Flourish With Risks

If you can’t beat them, service them. The Wall Street Journal today features derivative startups that provide services to/for users of successful internet companies. These companies find a niche, such as providing post-rental cleaning to Airbnb lessors, and then latch … Continue reading

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Shark Tank Skews Focus For Real Entrepreneurs

John Greathouse, a partner at Rincon Venture Partners told the Wall Street Journal that Shark Tank is misleading entrepreneurs because, in the real world: investors want to be partners with the company not take advantage of them; investors don’t focus … Continue reading

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Shark Tank Victims Give Advice for Crowdfunders

Shark Tank victims give some good advice in the Wall Street Journal to future crowdfunders, including: pitch the top 3 most important things; get your numbers right; have the salesmanship and perseverance as well as the business plan to make … Continue reading

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