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Journalists Crowdfund To Control Their Destinies

Fake News attacks by you-know-who, lack of advertising, the cost of newsprint, acquisitions by private equity that have squeezed costs (i.e., journalist salaries and jobs) have changed the landscape for print journalists. In order to survive, many are turning to … Continue reading

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Selling Stock On GoFundMe – Bad Idea

Let’s face it. Trying to crowdfund millions of dollars to take over a company where the donors get nothing in return is not a viable strategy. Issac Larian’s effort to raise $1 Billion has garnered only $62,000 in pledges to … Continue reading

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ToysRUs Crowdfunding A Publicity Stunt

Billionaire Issac Larian is taking some flak for crowdfunding his attempt to rescue ToysRUs from liquidation. As previously noted, he’s offering donors a bumper sticker in exchange for their money, but no equity. His GoFundMe page says that he’s raised … Continue reading

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Private Equity Investment Confirms Crowdfunding Valuation

Crowdfunding investors have approved a private equity investment in the United Kingdom’s second largest craft brewer. The private equity firm, L Catterton, was approved by 99% of the crowdfunding vote to acquire 27.9% of Innis & Gunn for £15 million, which, … Continue reading

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SEC Reports On Regulation CF Crowdfunding Results So Far

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Economic and Risk Analysis issued its report on whether the post financial crisis legislation (Dodd Frank, Volcker Rule, etc.) has had a deleterious effect on the financial markets. It said NO. With respect … Continue reading

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A Crowdfunding Success Story

Yaaay! A crowdfunding success story! At last. Brewdogs, a microbrewery that actually started in a garage and crowdfunded equity is seeing a payday for its investors. The so-called “Equity Punks” will be able to sell when TSG Consumer Partners, a … Continue reading

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UK Crowdfunding Outperforms Private Equity

United Kingdom research company Beauhurst reports that crowdfunding outperformed private equity in 2016 with investment into non-listed high growth companies in the UK. While venture capitalists previously (publicly) refused to participate in crowdfunded deals, many are now co-investing with the … Continue reading

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