Tag Archives: Series B

HBO’s Silicon Valley Tries Crypto-Currency

Pied Piper decides to circumvent its Venture Capitalist and a $30 million Series B in order to raise the money via an Initial Coin Offering. The ICO offers Richard freedom from the constraints of the VC’s micro-managing but he will … 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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Crowdfunding Medicis

You can be like the Medicis and become a patron of the arts by signing up with Patreon, a crowdfunding website that provides artists with a monthly stipend to continue their work. Investors like Thrive Capital, Allen and Company, Charles … 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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Venture Capital Deals Shrink In Number, Increase in Size

Venture capital deals have dropped 25% in the 2nd Quarter 2014 compared to same quarter 2013, but the capital invested has increased by 40% and the median deal size has gone from $2.1 million to $5 million, a 58% increase. … Continue reading

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VC’s Post Record Quarter

Pitchbook, a data source for the private capital world,  has a new infographic on venture capital fund raising, investment and exits. The chart shows that in the first quarter 2014, 57 funds raised $10.3 billion in capital, with the median … Continue reading

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Is A Crowdfunding Bubble Forming?

Is there a bubble forming in the crowdfunding platform arena? In early 2012, CrowdTilt raised over $12 million from seed and angel investors. Reportedly, it was not looking for a B round when Andreessen Horowitz and other big name VCs … Continue reading

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