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Unicorn Tender Offer In The Offing?

Here’s something you don’t see everyday – a tender offer for a privately held unicorn’s shares. This ad is in today’s Wall Street Journal and notes that a consortium of private investors (Softbank?) intends to offer to purchase Uber shares … Continue reading

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Video Games Continue to Crowdfund With Some Misses

The New York Times reports: “According to Eedar, a video game market research company owned by the NPD Group, about 30,000 successfully funded video game projects were on Kickstarter as of February, and more than $593 million had been pledged … Continue reading

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Crowdfunded Tech Co. Dissolves

Sorry, 1,300 backers of Vinaya. The company sent a notice to its Indiegogo backers that it would not be delivering its promised Zenta health wrist wearable device, and also, you’re not getting a refund of the $270,000 you paid upfront, … Continue reading

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Open Source Software Crowdfunding

Riding below the headlines are crowdfunding sites like Gratipay and OpenCollective that are used to fund open source software development, maintenance and patching. Unlike the biggies (Kickstarter, Indiegogo), it takes no cut of the donations that are used to keep … 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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The Rise of Serial Crowdfunding Scammers

Perhaps someone should start a Black Book of serial crowdfunders who raise large sums of money and continually fail to deliver on their promises of finished products. One complaint comes from HeatStreet where it alleges that so-called “social justice warriors” … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Reward Valuation Increases Second Time Around

If Hillary had this, perhaps things would be different. Proton Mail, a Swiss encrypted email service, started life by crowdfunding selling a limited number of Lifetime accounts for $997 raising $2.5M. It is back in the market now with a … Continue reading

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