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VC Unicorn Crowdfunds News Operation

Would you donate to a crowdfunding effort by a Silicon Valley Unicorn? BuzzFeed News, a private venture capital backed company valued at over $1.7 Billion, is, according to the Wall Street Journal, planning to ask readers to donate “between $5 … 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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Conquering the Information Asymmetry

How do you solve the information asymmetry problem in crowdfunding? By having lead investors who then syndicate their investment with the crowdfunding public. Lead investors typically have the background, experience and reputation for picking good investments and are technically able … Continue reading

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Unicorns Turning Into Uni-corpses?

Are the Unicorns (private companies valued at >$1 Billion) becoming Uni-corpses? With the Square IPO pricing below the indicated range and the Securities and Exchange Commission’s investigation into how publicly traded mutual funds value private companies like Uber and AirBnB, … Continue reading

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Best Time Ever For Startup Capital ?

Is it the best time ever to raise startup capital? Over $47 billion of seed capital was raised in 2014. But, as the Wall Street Journal notes there are issues: the funds are not evenly distributed; most went to late … 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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Now Is the Time to Ask For Money

Exits make for good entrances. Knowing that there is a strong IPO market has led to the largest increase in startup funding in 15 years per the Wall Street Journal. Investment in U.S. venture capital backed companies hit $15.7 Billion … Continue reading

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