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SEC Fines Yahoo! Over Breach Omission

The Securities and Exchange Commission is serious about data breaches. Which is why it fined Altaba (formerly Yahoo!) $35 million for its failure to disclose the breach for 2 years. The SEC said that Yahoo executives knew within days that … Continue reading

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Manufacturer Gets Exclusive Access To New Crowdfunding Campaigns

Arrow Electronics has been given exclusive access to new tech crowdfunding campaigns at Indiegogo to see if the products can be adopted for Arrow’s portfolio. If so, Arrow is not only providing access to Arrow’s prototyping tools, design process reviews, … Continue reading

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Is Equity Crowdfunding Better For Biotech?

One comentator thinks that equity crowdfunding may be a better fit for biotech firms because the scientific community has criticized rewards-based campaigns for promising a product that doesn’t exist except as a hypothesis and that would require regulatory approval. In … Continue reading

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Crowdfunded Venture Capital “Index Fund”

There is a new venture capital “index fund” created by CrowdFunder that makes coattail investments with known venture capital firms on the same terms. They plan to invest in 15 startups per month, with a maximum of 1,000 investments from … Continue reading

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Private Capital Market Outpaces Public

SEC Commissioner Kara Stein said recently that: “…amounts raised through unregistered offerings have outpaced the level of capital raising via registered offerings in recent years. More than $2 trillion, in fact, was raised privately in 2014. Regulation D offerings accounted … Continue reading

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Breakthrough or Hoax?

Are we on the verge of a major electricity storage breakthrough or a hoax? The back page of the Wall Street Journal’s  “A” section today is a full page ad for a new technology that will double battery life. It … Continue reading

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UK Crowdfunding Year in Review

The 15 biggest crowdfunding projects in the UK for 2015 included: ToxiMet (food safety) raising £1,596,040; Pod Point (electric car charging) £1,677,620; Diabetic Boot Company: £1,764,493; Pavegen (floors that cycle kinetic energy) £1,903,400; Hochanda (hobbies, crafts) £1,962,744; Adzuna (job search … Continue reading

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