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Pump & Dump: Cryptocurrency

SUCKA! The Wall Street Journal is reporting that their analysis of cryptocurrency trading has exposed at least 175 “pump and dump” schemes generating $825 million in activity over the last seven months. It’s a game of musical chairs where anonymous … 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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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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Chinese Investment A Game Changer for Angel List

The massive crowdfunding site Angel List just received a cash injection of $400 Million from Chinese public company CSC Venture Capital, according to the Wall Street Journal, allowing the venture capital web portal to invest in over a 1,000 startups. … Continue reading

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Would You Know A Ponzi Scheme?

The SEC has continually warned investors about Ponzi schemes. A Ponzi scheme is defined as ” an investment fraud that involves the payment of purported returns to existing investors from funds contributed by new investors. Ponzi scheme organizers often solicit … Continue reading

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Accelerator Firm Offers Crowdfunding Syndicate To Its Startups

Startup Health, a new New York City accelerator, is offering its candidates the ability to be crowdfunded by a syndicate that they plan to set up on Angel List. The accelerator keeps its digital health companies for about 3 years … Continue reading

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Spray and Pray Crowdfunding

“Spray and pray” is the new mantra of crowdfunding syndicates that lead investments into startups and pull in other small accredited investors. Angel List started the phenomena that allows a lead investor to perform the due diligence and let other … Continue reading

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UK Continues to Lead Crowdfunding Regulation

The United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) has issued regulations that provides for 4 types of crowdfunding investors as described by the leading UK equity crowdfunding site CrowdCube: Restricted Investors: who agree to not make more than 10% of their investments … Continue reading

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VC Founders Group Embraces Crowdfunding

Prompt.ly , the only mobile-first, scheduling, promotion and payment platform for soloprenuers, announced that it has raised $1.5M on AngelList.  Of that amount, $325,000 came from the venture capital firm Founders Group that has organized an Angel syndicate. The Founders … Continue reading

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Are Crowdfunding Portals A Good Investment?

Can you make money as a crowdfunding portal? Google seems to think so. “Fortune has learned that AngelList recently raised around $24 million at a valuation in the $150 million range. Atlas Venture and Google Ventures helped lead the round, … Continue reading

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