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SEC Stops ICO In Its Tracks

The Securities and Exchange Commission halted a crowdfunded Initial Coin Offering in its tracks this week when it issued a cease and desist order against Munchee. “Munchee was seeking $15 million in capital to improve an existing iPhone app centered … Continue reading

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SEC Warns Professionals About Bitcoins

As the futures price of Bitcoin surged past the spot price on the first official day of futures trading on the Cboe, the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission ramped up his warning. In a public memo, Chairman Clayton … Continue reading

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SEC Says Bitcoins Are Securities

The Securities and Exchange Commission has ruled that bitcoins are securities and subject to Federal (and probably State) regulation. The SEC investigated the offering by the Decentralized Autonomous Organization, a “virtual” organization embodied in computer code and executed on a … Continue reading

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Seedrs’ Experiment With Trading Crowdfunded Shares

The United Kingdom equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs has just closed its experiment with secondary market trading in shares bought from startup issuers on its website. The result was: 2.5 million shares traded among 238 buyers and sellers with £743,000 being … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Platform To Start A Secondary Trading Market

Trading Tuesdays is coming to the British equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs. The site is about to launch a restricted secondary market that will start in phases. The first phase will permit a weekly market where only investors in particular companies … Continue reading

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Secondary Market For Non-Public Companies Growing

One of those market makers is Equity Zen. Equity Zen helps investors/employees in startups monetize their shares prior to an IPO by creating a secondary market for their shares by matching buyers with sellers. They claim 900 investments closed for … Continue reading

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Does the Secondary Crowdfunding Market Need Analysts?

On May 16th, real crowdfunding can begin. Investors must hold their shares for 1 year and there will be no liquid secondary market to trade them. Academics are now suggesting that independent analysts provide coverage for crowdfunded companies to provide … Continue reading

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Get The Next Uber Through Crowdfunding

If you want to get in on the next Uber or Facebook, take a look at DreamFunded, a crowdfunding platform that invests in private company stocks from the company’s employees who are seeking liquidity. DreamFunded creates a buying group that … Continue reading

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The Recipe for Raising Capital

Raising the right amount of capital by startups is tricky and depends a lot on timing and instinct. Don’t jump into the market now just because money seems to be flowing freely. Selling equity too soon dilutes your seed investors … 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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