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Selling Stock On GoFundMe – Bad Idea

Let’s face it. Trying to crowdfund millions of dollars to take over a company where the donors get nothing in return is not a viable strategy. Issac Larian’s effort to raise $1 Billion has garnered only $62,000 in pledges to … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding YouTube Celebrity Screws Fans

Here’s another way to get screwed via crowdfunding: A YouTube celebrity in Japan with over 2.2 million fans, Hikaru, sold “shares” in himself on a platform called Valu. Fans paid cash for tokens on the Valu exchange called VA’s. The … Continue reading

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South Korea To Establish Trading Market For Crowdfunded Tech Companies

South Korea has taken the next step in crowdfunding by creating a stock market for crowdfunded enterprises. The KRX Startup Market (KSM) pland to open on Nov. 14, and will be focused on technology-intensive startups. It is reported that “The … Continue reading

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Why This Entrepreneur Likes Equity Crowdfunding

An equity crowdfunder has praised the Crowd Fund Act notwithstanding the regulatory “burden,” because: financial transparency in a startup should be a non-issue; potential liability risk from disgruntled investors should be low due to the disclosures required to be made … Continue reading

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Jet.com Crowdfunding Gambit Winner Gets A $20 Million Payout

Jet-dot-com ran a strange crowdfunding contest at the time of its startup by creating a contest where the person outside the company who signed up the most referrals would win 200,000 stock options. An insurance agent in Pennsylvania, Eric Martin, … Continue reading

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A Twist On VC Investing

If you’re a bootstrapped company with $10,000/month in revenue and need some cash, you may want to look to Indie.vc. Indie.vc claims to be a non-VC VC. They make small investments (now up to $500,000) in exchange for equity (~8%) … Continue reading

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Bizarre IPO Cancelled Due to Shareholder Failure to Perform

Vascular Biogenics issued shares in its $65 million IPO last week but after 6 days of trading on the Nasdaq, the company cancelled the offering and all trades were reversed. This bizarre situation resulted from the refusal of a standby … Continue reading

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