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Think Tank Finds Crowdfunding Helps Entrepreneurs (Duh!)

The Washington D.C .think tank Brookings Institute issued an analysis of what crowdfunding “reveals about startups in metro America.” Using Kickstarter as their entrepreneurial model, their (fairly obvious) conclusions include: people use Kickstarter for single and on-going projects; on-going ventures … Continue reading

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Israeli Crowdfunder Looks To Asia

Crowdfunding/Venture Capital firm OurCrowd, created by Jonathan Medved in 2013 that has funded more than $320 million for startups in Israel, has opened an office in Singapore and is now focusing on Asia as the next big crowdfunding play. Due … 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 Factoid #1

Now that the Securities and Exchange Commission has adopted final rules for real crowdfunding for non-accredited investors, this blog will be issuing “Crowdfunding Factoids” from time to time. This is Crowdfunding Factoid #1: Due to its complexity, it took the … Continue reading

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SEC APPROVES CROWDFUNDING RULES !

The Securities and Exchange Commission today approved final rules for crowdfunding. A new era in startup capital raising begins today. More to come… http://www.sec.gov/news/statement/white-regulation-crowdfunding-147-504.html

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Nasdaq Consolidates Its Position For Private Shares Trading

The Nasdaq has acquired Second Market, the platform for trading shares of private companies, made famous when Facebook shares traded at record highs before its IPO. The trading site was a competitor to the come-lately Nasdaq Private Market and will … Continue reading

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Trash Crowdfunding?

The Washington Post’s Outlook section Sunday ran an ¬†opinion piece to get rid of crowdfunding because of the “endless stream of dubious campaigns” that are silly (potato salad), socially worthless (paying for someone’s travel) or not verifiable. The author wants … Continue reading

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