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Crowdfunding Drug Startups Still Iffy

The University of British Columbia study suggests that crowdfunding may be a way to provide seed capital to risky pharmaceutical and/or disease diagnostics startups. Reviewing 97 campaigns, it was determined that average donations ranged from $59 to $199 on seven … Continue reading

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FINRA Issues Warning On Bitcoins

Under the title “Bitcoins: More Than A Bit Risky,” and with a URL that includes the words “fraud” and “scams,” FINRA has issued an investor warning about Bitcoins. Briefly, the warning notes that risks of using Bitcoin include: Bitcoin is … Continue reading

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The Crowdfunding Floodgates Open

With the amendment to Reg D permitting companies to advertise to the public their private placements, Angel List has opened its doors and now has 1,360 companies on their open website asking for money. It also advertises investing “syndicates” led … Continue reading

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