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Private Equity Investment Confirms Crowdfunding Valuation

Crowdfunding investors have approved a private equity investment in the United Kingdom’s second largest craft brewer. The private equity firm, L Catterton, was approved by 99% of the crowdfunding vote to acquire 27.9% of Innis & Gunn for £15 million, which, … Continue reading

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Secondary Market For Non-Public Companies Growing

One of those market makers is Equity Zen. Equity Zen helps investors/employees in startups monetize their shares prior to an IPO by creating a secondary market for their shares by matching buyers with sellers. They claim 900 investments closed for … Continue reading

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Fund Adviser Mans Up And Pays Out

Being honest with your shareholders is an important facet of being an investor owned entity. T. Rowe Price manned up by admitting their clerical error and paying out ~$194 million. TRP, a large mutual fund manager, was against the going-private … Continue reading

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4 Minutes to Prove Viability

Innovation doesn’t just happen in Silicon Valley. Here in the DC area, MAVA announced 16 companies to compete in TechBuzz on April 6. The entrepreneurs include: Business Radar-www.bizradr.com, ChouxBox-www.chouxbox.com, ChurnZero-www.churnzero.net. Devensoft-www.devensoft.com, Flashgrade-www.flashgrade.com, GamePlan-www.gameplanlearning.com, InHerSight-www.inhersight.com, Kitchology-www.inhersight.com, KlowdTV-www.klowdTV.com, Linked Senior, Inc.-www.linkedsenior.com, ParkMyCloud-www.parkmycloud.com, … Continue reading

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Kickstarter’s New Charter – No IPO?

Does the re-incorporation of Kickstarter as a public benefit corporation focusing on liberal causes telegraph to the investing public that it will not ever go public? Kickstarter announced that it has become a public benefit corporation. Under Delaware law, a … Continue reading

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When It’s Over…

Let’s face it, a majority of startups fail. So, as a director, to whom do you owe your duties when the company becomes insolvent (the definition of which can be subject to interpretation)? According to a recent article in the … Continue reading

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In The Best of All Possible Worlds

The Crowd Fund Act may be the best of all  possible worlds for small but mature companies looking to raise cash but not wanting to be “public.” The Wall Street Journal reports today that in accordance with the JOBS Act, … Continue reading

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