Tag Archives: Silicon Valley

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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SEC Fines Yahoo! Over Breach Omission

The Securities and Exchange Commission is serious about data breaches. Which is why it fined Altaba (formerly Yahoo!) $35 million for its failure to disclose the breach for 2 years. The SEC said that Yahoo executives knew within days that … Continue reading

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Big VCs Push SEC To Back Off

Big Venture Capital that supports crypto-currency firms have hired the major Washington, D.C. lobbyist guns to try to keep the Securities and Exchange Commission and other financial regulators off their backs. According to the Wall Street Journal, “The group wanted … Continue reading

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VC’s Think Cryto-Deals Are A Bubble

Silicon Valley venture capitalists are wary of the crypto-currency revolution and believe that it’s a bubble because: the fundamentals don’t add up; peer to peer, if good enough, will soon become B2C; security is questionable and many have lost everything; … Continue reading

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Quickbooks Surprises Crowdfunders

A “white knight” has backed a minority owned cosmetics crowdfunding campaign. A venture arm of Quickbooks, Intuit’s software accounting arm, called “Backed by Quickbooks” researches promising crowdfunding campaigns and makes donations to help them reach their crowdfunding targets. Here, BbQ … Continue reading

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Unicorn Tender Offer In The Offing?

Here’s something you don’t see everyday – a tender offer for a privately held unicorn’s shares. This ad is in today’s Wall Street Journal and notes that a consortium of private investors (Softbank?) intends to offer to purchase Uber shares … Continue reading

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Broker Objects To Bitcoin Futures

Crowdfunded Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) have now surpassed early stage venture capital investments. CNBC reports: “In 2017, there has been 92 ICOs which collectively have raised $1.25 billion.” The Chicago Mercantile Exchange stated that Bitcoin futures will begin to trade … Continue reading

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