Tag Archives: New York

Can’t Keep The Winklevoss Twins Down

The press is just too nosey in this politically contentious state. The New York Post says that the Facebook famous Winklevoss Twins ponied up $100,000 in campaign contributions to Gov. Cuomo of New York and less than a month later … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Site for Writers

A new crowdfunding site helps authors do two things at once: pre-sell their novel and get noticed by publishers. Although some writers have made a lot of dough (Fifty Shades of Grey has earned over $500M in all of its … Continue reading

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Everyone’s Gotta Eat

Death, taxes and…food! Americans spent over $1.6 TRILLION on food every year, but innovations in that industry are slow in coming (like taking away antibiotics from our pigs?). The Greek yogurt maker Chobani is trying to accelerate new products by … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Curation or Censorship?

The SEC proposed crowdfunding rules don’t permit significant curation of projects. Although it’s not yet clear if sites can specialize in verticals, the rules do suggest that funding portals must take all comers. So, what happens if a site “discriminates” … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Ad Avalanche to Begin Monday

Be prepared for an avalanche of crowdfunding advertising starting next Monday, September 23, 2013. As an example of what’s in store, the Wall Street Journal reported that Prodigy Networks, a Brazilian real estate developer, will be trying to raise $31 … Continue reading

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Crowd Funding On The Radar

At her confirmation hearing before the Senate Banking Committee yesterday, attorney Mary Jo White, President Obama’s nominee to head the Securities and Exchange Commission, stated that one of her top priorities upon being sworn in is to “quickly push to … Continue reading

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