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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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Invest In Us, Not Them

Bare knuckles capital raising comes to Silicon Valley as Uber starts telling its investors where they can put their money. Confidentiality provisions are standard, but requiring offerees not to invest in competitors is pretty rare. Uber has asked its investors … Continue reading

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If VCs Are Happy, Should Crowdfunders Be Also?

Does consensus mean truth? University of San Francisco Professor Mark Cannice’s recent poll of venture capitalists shows that the VCs’ index of feelings of confidence is climbing fast but has not yet reached the pre-recession level. This is primarily due … Continue reading

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New Secondary Market for Private Companies

Startup Equidate is attempting to create a new secondary market for private company shares by not trading their shares. Instead, the investor gets a derivative contract and an asset backed loan. The investor apparently buys the shares now for delivery … Continue reading

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Single State Secondary Markets – Too Small?

Michigan has become the fourth state to permit intra-state crowdfunding of up to $2 million and is considering an intra-state stock exchange to create liquidity for those investors. However, a mini-market for a small number of shares will likely not … Continue reading

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