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Seedrs’ Experiment With Trading Crowdfunded Shares

The United Kingdom equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs has just closed its experiment with secondary market trading in shares bought from startup issuers on its website. The result was: 2.5 million shares traded among 238 buyers and sellers with £743,000 being … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Index In The Works

Chinese and United Kingdom fintech firms plan to create a crowdfunding index, like the S&P 500 to track crowdfunding offerings, primarily in China. By 2015, over $1.65 Billion was raised by crowdfunding in China and the World Bank estimates that … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Badly Planned Can Look Like Fraud

In a recent round table, scientists discussed why robot crowdfunding campaigns fail. Some reasons were: unpredictability with components and timeframes;  new unpredicted constraints that occur after funding; lack of substantial planning before funding; and failure to plan for over subscriptions … 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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Startup Stock Exchange Looking To Disrupt VCs

A new venture funding idea not currently permitted to U.S. investors has begun on the island of Curacao. The Startup Stock Exchange vets companies, then takes them public on the Dutch Caribbean Securities Exchange where they can raise between $300K … Continue reading

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SEC Tells Crowdfunding Funds “We’re Watching You”

The SEC’s head of the Division of Investment Management recently issued a warning to hedge funds and investment advisers (that could apply to other crowdfunders) that: (i) untrue statements in advertisements is prohibited; (ii) there should be policies and procedures … Continue reading

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