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Total Collapse of Crytocurrencies Coming?

Is this the canary in the coal mine? This could be the early warning of the total collapse of cryptocurrencies. Nvidia, the leading chip maker for computers that mine cryptocurrencies said in an earnings call: “Our revenue outlook had anticipated … Continue reading

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How To Mess Up A Financing

TechCrunch notes 10 things that can crater your financing round, including: being too greedy, missing your projected numbers during negotiations, using proceeds of the financing to repay debt to founders, too few options for new hires, not disclosing customer relationships, … 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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Shark Tank Victims Give Advice for Crowdfunders

Shark Tank victims give some good advice in the Wall Street Journal to future crowdfunders, including: pitch the top 3 most important things; get your numbers right; have the salesmanship and perseverance as well as the business plan to make … Continue reading

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Another Reason To Crowdfund

Think venture capitalists are elitist? It’s worse than you think. They’re also apparently biased towards good looking men. Forget your projections, toss away the business plan. Maybe a trip to the plastic surgeon would be more helpful. WaPo reports “A … Continue reading

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Cool it!

While the excitement for the Crowd Fund Act is justified, it may be wise to tone down the projections, which  this week have included, for example: that crowd funding will result in a  “10% increase in new businesses and 170,000 … Continue reading

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