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UK Crowdfunding Outperforms Private Equity

United Kingdom research company Beauhurst reports that crowdfunding outperformed private equity in 2016 with investment into non-listed high growth companies in the UK. While venture capitalists previously (publicly) refused to participate in crowdfunded deals, many are now co-investing with the … Continue reading

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Will Crowdfunding Save Silicon Valley?

Due to cheap technology such as cloud computing and the ability to circumvent the need for venture capital using crowdfunding, a writer for the Washington Post thinks that even with the deflation of the unicorns, technology startups won’t miss a … Continue reading

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If VCs Are Happy, Should Crowdfunders Be Also?

Does consensus mean truth? University of San Francisco Professor Mark Cannice’s recent poll of venture capitalists shows that the VCs’ index of feelings of confidence is climbing fast but has not yet reached the pre-recession level. This is primarily due … Continue reading

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Spray and Pray Crowdfunding

“Spray and pray” is the new mantra of crowdfunding syndicates that lead investments into startups and pull in other small accredited investors. Angel List started the phenomena that allows a lead investor to perform the due diligence and let other … Continue reading

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Room For Crowdfunding As VCs Retreat

Although venture capitalists invested more money (much more) in the first quarter of this year, they are abandoning seed deals in favor of later stage transactions. More evidence that crowdfunding is necessary to fill the financing gap. PriceWaterhouseCoopers reports that … Continue reading

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