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Crowdfunding Women More Successful

Perception is reality. Although the venture capital world is less likely to fund a female-driven startup, the crowd happens to like them. PriceWaterhouseCoopers found that “found women-led crowdfunding campaigns are 32 percent more successful than male-led campaigns. And the average … Continue reading

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HBO’s Silicon Valley Tries Crypto-Currency

Pied Piper decides to circumvent its Venture Capitalist and a $30 million Series B in order to raise the money via an Initial Coin Offering. The ICO offers Richard freedom from the constraints of the VC’s micro-managing but he will … Continue reading

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Quickbooks Surprises Crowdfunders

A “white knight” has backed a minority owned cosmetics crowdfunding campaign. A venture arm of Quickbooks, Intuit’s software accounting arm, called “Backed by Quickbooks” researches promising crowdfunding campaigns and makes donations to help them reach their crowdfunding targets. Here, BbQ … 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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Broker Objects To Bitcoin Futures

Crowdfunded Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) have now surpassed early stage venture capital investments. CNBC reports: “In 2017, there has been 92 ICOs which collectively have raised $1.25 billion.” The Chicago Mercantile Exchange stated that Bitcoin futures will begin to trade … Continue reading

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Crowdfunded “Clean Meat” Company Attracts Big Name Investors

A previously crowdfunded “clean meat” company has attracted new investors including Bill Gates, Richard Branson and Elon Musk’s brother. Clean meat is animal protein grown in tanks (yum!) that is fed oxygen, sugar and other nutrients. The company, Memphis Meats, … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Now A $34.5 Billion Market

Recent statistics from The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance for crowdfunding in 2016 show a 22% increase totaling $34.5 Billion raised for  “equity and real estate crowdfunding, P2P lending, and balance sheet … Continue reading

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