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A Twist On VC Investing

If you’re a bootstrapped company with $10,000/month in revenue and need some cash, you may want to look to Indie.vc. Indie.vc claims to be a non-VC VC. They make small investments (now up to $500,000) in exchange for equity (~8%) … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Medicis

You can be like the Medicis and become a patron of the arts by signing up with Patreon, a crowdfunding website that provides artists with a monthly stipend to continue their work. Investors like Thrive Capital, Allen and Company, Charles … Continue reading

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Kickstarter Replacing Amazon Payments With Startup Stripe

Amazon payment processing, that has done over $1 Billion in donations for Kickstarter, is being ousted in favor of startup Stripe. Kickstarter apparently does not like Amazon’s new Log In and Pay service that replaced its flexible payment plan in … Continue reading

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SEC Denies Whistleblower Awards

You can make up to 30% on all monetary sanctions over $1 million imposed by the SEC as a whistleblower. Last week the SEC handed out $875,000 to 2 informants. http://www.sec.gov/News/PressRelease/Detail/PressRelease/1370541980219#.U5YWa_ldWVM However, your information had better be correct. The SEC … Continue reading

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Crowdfunders Left Holding The T-Shirt

So, let’s say you put in $$$ to a startup in year one, and two years later the startup sells for $2 BILLION. You’d expect a huge return on your investment, right? Well, ┬ánot if you’re just a donor on … Continue reading

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PayPal Crowdfunding Policy

PayPal made the news a few months ago when it refused to release funds garnered in a crowdfunding campaign. Afterwards, it posted a notice that it was reviewing its policy on crowdfunding. The rules now on its site indicate that … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Secrets Revealed !

In this edition of CROWD FUNDING NEWS, I interviewed Corey Rosen, Director of Creative Marketing for Tippett Studio (www.tippett.com), a visual effects studio for major feature motion pictures (Ted, Breaking Dawn, The Smurfs). Tippett Studio, located in the San Francisco … Continue reading

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