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Air Line Crowdfunds For Poor Millenials

Air Canada has found a way to make money while seeming to be helpful to poor millennials who want to travel but can’t convince their parents to pay for it. The airline has established Embarq, which is a GoFundMe-like crowdfunding … Continue reading

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4 Minutes to Prove Viability

Innovation doesn’t just happen in Silicon Valley. Here in the DC area, MAVA announced 16 companies to compete in TechBuzz on April 6. The entrepreneurs include: Business Radar-www.bizradr.com, ChouxBox-www.chouxbox.com, ChurnZero-www.churnzero.net. Devensoft-www.devensoft.com, Flashgrade-www.flashgrade.com, GamePlan-www.gameplanlearning.com, InHerSight-www.inhersight.com, Kitchology-www.inhersight.com, KlowdTV-www.klowdTV.com, Linked Senior, Inc.-www.linkedsenior.com, ParkMyCloud-www.parkmycloud.com, … Continue reading

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Be Careful What You Say On Social Media

Go to jail for tweeting? Yes, if you pose as a well known short selling activist and post Tweets that are untruthful. Currently on the lam, James Alan Craig, last of Scotland, was indicted for securities fraud for just that. … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Investors To Have Higher Expectations in 2015

Crowdfunders who are doing their projections should know that the average profit margin for private companies in 2014 was 6.6%, about 1% higher than in 2013. Proof that the recession is over and that investor expectations are rising. Publicly traded … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Syndicates Take Off

Sponsored crowd funding appears to be taking off in the venture capital world. The Wall Street Journal reports that certain startups with good connections, and particularly those that have “syndicates” led by popular investors on AngelList have been able to … Continue reading

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Financial Advisers Advise Against Crowdfunding

Financial advisers are advising clients not to put money into crowdfunded real estate venture Fundrise, raising concerns about liquidity, fees, control, possible conflicts of interests, projected profits and the developers’ relative inexperience. The sponsors’ response is that wealth advisers may … Continue reading

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Will Hollywood Ruin Crowd Funding?

Has film crowd funding jumped the shark? The Verionica Mars Kickstarter deal has left a bad taste for some funders who are asking: why is a  Hollywood studio begging for crowd money; Kristen Bell is rich, why isn’t she using … Continue reading

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