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Crowdfunding Helps Underserved Investment Markets

A University of California study has determined that crowdfunding has opened the financing spigot for startups in regions of the United States not served by venture capitalists (i.e., places other than Silicon Valley and Boston which accounted for 50%+ of … 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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More Crowdfunding Confirmation

AngelList has raised, in 2015, over $160 million in accredited investor crowdfunding for 441 startups from 3,379 investors. The site hosts 170 active investment syndicates led by a number of Silicon Valley venture capitalists who co-invest with known VCs for … Continue reading

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Best Time Ever For Startup Capital ?

Is it the best time ever to raise startup capital? Over $47 billion of seed capital was raised in 2014. But, as the Wall Street Journal notes there are issues: the funds are not evenly distributed; most went to late … Continue reading

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Venture Capital Deal Numbers Down, Investments Up

Pitchbook published its first quarter 2015 venture capital activity analysis by showing: pre-money valuations up 84% over year ago; deals down 25% but dollars invested up 25% with median deal size up 66% to $3.5 million. Median angel/seed deal at … Continue reading

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Silicon Valley Gets Even More Exclusive – You’re Not Invited

Silicon Valley has gotten clubbier in the last year. Now, instead of pitching to various firms on Sand Hill Road, high valued tech companies are looking to “special purpose vehicles” for growth dollars. These SPVs are put together, sometimes in … Continue reading

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