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Equity Crowdfunding Startups In Israel Grows

Nine equity crowdfunding platforms have funded 145 high tech startup firms in Israel and that is growing. In the first half of 2017, equity crowdfunding put $173 million into startups, 73% of 2016’s amount. The largest platforms are OurCrowd, IAngels,  … Continue reading

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Charity Crowdfunding Profitable

Turns out that charity crowdfunding is just good business. £95 million worth. That’s how much charity software developer Blackbaud is paying to acquire the charity crowdfunding platform JustGiving. That web platform has raised over £3 Billion in 164 countries for … Continue reading

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GoFundMe Acquires CrowdRise

Consolidation comes to the charity crowdfunding industry as GoFundMe acquires CrowdRise. And I say “industry” because GoFundMe has raised “$3 billion since 2010 from 25 million+ donors across over 2 million campaigns.” At a 5% commission, that’s $150MILLION in topline … Continue reading

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Pebble Watch Donors Watch Doors Close

If you’re still waiting for that tech marvel the Pebble Watch that you pre-bought on Kickstarter, forget it. It’s not coming. Pebble was bought by FitBit for only $10 million more than it raised by crowdfunding (a record at the … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Star Pebble Watch Sold

With the acquisition of crowdfunding champion Pebble Watch by FitBit, Variety is forecasting the death of the smart watch. Their premise is there’s no real market for them; they’re just an extension of your smartphone. Apple watch sales are down … Continue reading

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IPOs Being Abandoned In Favor of Buy-Outs

The Wall Street Journal reports that companies are abandoning initial public offerings of their stock in favor of getting acquired. The dollar volume of IPOs has dropped in 2015 by 63% vs. 2014 while mergers have increased 46%. At least … Continue reading

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