Tag Archives: seed capital

Fine Line Between Crowdfunding Fraud and Bad Business Judgment

Failed crowdfunding companies may come close to committing fraud. Such is the story of Kanoa, the wireless earbud firm that displayed signs of failure at various stages, but no one person had all the facts to conclude that the company … Continue reading

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Maryland Continues to Support Start Ups

The 2016 contestants for Maryland Incubator Company of the Year have been selected. “In 1986, the first public incubator was established at the University of Maryland in College Park. Recognizing the economic challenges facing new companies, business incubators are facilities … Continue reading

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Historical Seed Investing

Pitchbook has listed the top 5 VC seed investors since 2010 and the number of their deals: SV Angel (242), Kima Ventures (215), Andreessen Horowitz (146), GV (135), and Lerer Hippeau Ventures (134). The money is going to the following … Continue reading

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On The Other Hand, Q1 2016 VC Stats

PriceWaterhouseCoopers reports that venture capitalists invested $12.1 Billion in 969 deals in the first quarter of 2016. Investors moved toward more proven concepts as seed investing declined 10% from last quarter and represented only 3% of all dollars invested, while … Continue reading

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Cupid’s Cup Winner: Javazen

UnderArmour’s founder’s Kevin Plank’s Cupid’s Cup competition winner yesterday at the University of Maryland was Javazen, a manufacturer of a coffee and tea blended product sold in high end retail stores (Whole Foods). The Terp grads won the top prize … Continue reading

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Silicon Valley “Oscars” Awarded

The TechCrunch “Oscars,” known as the “Crunchies,” were awarded last night to: Slack as “fast rising startup;” Stewart Butterfield “founder of the year;” Kimberly Bryant “Include Diversity Award;” Samsung Gear VR “Hardware of the Year;” Honor “Best New Startup;” Code … 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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