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Crowdfunding Shows Cracks In Our Society

Sick society? Alissa Quart, executive director of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, asserts that crowdfunding and the “gig” economy actually represent huge societal problems. “Middle class life is now 30 percent more expensive than it was 20 years ago, Quart … Continue reading

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Unicorn Tender Offer In The Offing?

Here’s something you don’t see everyday – a tender offer for a privately held unicorn’s shares. This ad is in today’s Wall Street Journal and notes that a consortium of private investors (Softbank?) intends to offer to purchase Uber shares … Continue reading

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“Old World” Cab Company Crowdfunding To Stay Alive Vs. Uber

The last worker-owned “old world” taxi cab company in San Francisco is fighting for its economic life by crowdfunding on the charity site GoFundMe. Buffeted by Uber and Lyft, the original “green” cab company with a social mission of lowering … Continue reading

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Psssst! Is the Startup Bubble Bursting?

Hear that? It may be the startup bubble bursting in Silicon Valley as startup funding dropped 25% in Q1 2016 from Q4 2015. The Wall Street Journal says it’s the largest drop in investment since the dot com bust, with … Continue reading

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No Startup Above The Law

The Los Angeles District Attorney slapped unicorn Uber with a $10 million fine for its misleading advertising and failure to pay airport fees. In its press release the DA’s office warns businesses and “… startups in particular, that in the … Continue reading

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Silicon Valley “Oscars” Awarded

The TechCrunch “Oscars,” known as the “Crunchies,” were awarded last night to: Slack as “fast rising startup;” Stewart Butterfield “founder of the year;” Kimberly Bryant “Include Diversity Award;” Samsung Gear VR “Hardware of the Year;” Honor “Best New Startup;” Code … 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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