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More On Paid “Scouts” Who Secretly Invest For Big VCs

As noted here previously, relationships in Silicon Valley keep the money flowing. The Wall Street Journal revisits the use by the big venture capital firms of their “scouts” who look for promising startups, make a small investment to keep their … Continue reading

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Even Smart Money Gets Burned

Bubbles burst and investors get burned. The founders, however, had the foresight to sell $6M of their shares while the company was still hot. The anonymous messaging app, Secret, is liquidating after taking in over $25M in “smart” venture capital … Continue reading

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Whistleblower Job Update – $14 Million+

(This is an Update to the post of September 10, 2013.) The Securities and Exchange Commission announced yesterday that it has made the largest whistleblower award in its history (more than $14 million) to an unidentified whistleblower who “provided original … Continue reading

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