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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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Equity Crowdfunding Startups In Israel Grows

Nine equity crowdfunding platforms have funded 145 high tech startup firms in Israel and that is growing. In the first half of 2017, equity crowdfunding put $173 million into startups, 73% of 2016’s amount. The largest platforms are OurCrowd, IAngels,  … 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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Initial Coin Crowdfundings Raking in Cash

The Wall Street Journal reports that initial coin offerings have raised more than $1 billion in what could be called crowdfunding or private placement efforts. Although some of these offerings are trying hard not to be securities offerings, they quack … 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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Crowdfunding Legitimized by Silicon Valley

Crowdfunding has been legitimized in Silicon Valley now by Silicon Valley, the HBO series. After losing two rich benefactors and discovering that no VC would touch Richard’s “second internet on cellphones” idea, Jared has come up with the idea of … Continue reading

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