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Tax Cut Bill Supports U.S. Filmmakers

Filmmakers in the US should be cautiously optimistic with the conference agreement on the new Tax Cut bill. The conference has agreed that expenses for a qualified film, television or live theatrical production placed in service after September 27, 2017, … Continue reading

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Secrets To Crowdfunding Success

I kinda hate these types of articles. Reza Kazemi shares his secrets to a winning crowdfunding campaign: amass an all-star team; each member should be able to perform multiple tasks; understand the competition; be at the right place at the … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Disaster?

What is being billed as the “biggest Kickstarter disaster” is apparently getting worse. According to a hyperbolic report, the company that raised $18 million to manufacture a cooler is now asking backers to pony up another $97 for “expedited shipping.” … 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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Avoid Crowdfunding Disasters

Tips on how to avoid a crowdfunding disaster include: have a cynic on the management team who can anticipate how things will go wrong; double your budget for the cost of building your product (remember Murphy’s Law); triple the estimate … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Secrets Revealed !

The secrets to a successful crowdfunding campaign have been found by a University of Buffalo School of Management study that says: “high quality photos and video, previous crowdfunding success and positive comments from backers are the keys to a successful … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Factoid #8: Portal Fees

To get a feel for what intermediary fees for crowdfunding might be, the average total fee (commission plus finder fee) paid by issuers conducting offerings of up to $1 million (6.4%in 2014) is, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission, … Continue reading

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Silicon Valley Still Workin’ It

Pitchbook reports that as of (probably Oct. 31) 2015, “… 1,273 V[enture] C [apital] investors have invested in at least one Series A round, with the median deal size at $6 million. Software has garnered the bulk of deal flow, … 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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The Secrets to Entrepreneurial Success ?

Is it that simple? The Shark Tank lady says that all she looks for is: someone who can weather bad times, is a team player, has a great work ethic and a great idea that people will pay for. And, … Continue reading

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