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Crowdfunding Sheriffs

Because crowdfunders ask the public for money in exchange for the promise to deliver something in the future, it’s good to know that there are a few “sheriffs” in town. The venture capitalists and private equity guys can afford to … Continue reading

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VCs Like Peer to Peer Crowdfunding

Some VCs seem to think that crowdfunding may disintermediate banking. New investors Foundation Capital, Partech Ventures and Scott Bommer together with existing investors Index Ventures and Union Square Ventures put $16 million of new money (following a first round of … Continue reading

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Trust, But Verify

NBC news is reporting “Nearly a week after the bombings, crowdfunding websites that raise money for medical tragedies from car crashes to cancer say they’ve received more than 23,000 pledges promising more than $2 million for the victims and families … Continue reading

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