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Israeli Crowdfunder Looks To Asia

Crowdfunding/Venture Capital firm OurCrowd, created by Jonathan Medved in 2013 that has funded more than $320 million for startups in Israel, has opened an office in Singapore and is now focusing on Asia as the next big crowdfunding play. Due … Continue reading

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Silicon Valley “Oscars” Awarded

The TechCrunch “Oscars,” known as the “Crunchies,” were awarded last night to: Slack as “fast rising startup;” Stewart Butterfield “founder of the year;” Kimberly Bryant “Include Diversity Award;” Samsung Gear VR “Hardware of the Year;” Honor “Best New Startup;” Code … Continue reading

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Consumer Electronics Show To Feature Startups

The Consumer Electronics Show (now CES) opens again in Las Vegas this week bigger than ever. The Wall Street Journal reports that “CES has lately become a focal point for a new wave of startups. Many have raised money through … Continue reading

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Crowdfunders OculusVR Give Back to UMD

Even though the crowdfunders didn’t see any return when OculusVR was sold to Facebook for $2 Billion, the University of Maryland has hit the jackpot with a $34+ million donation from Oculus CEO and alumunus Brendan Iribe (a one year … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Suckers?

Sorry, you 9,522 “backers” of Oculus Rift who donated $2,437,429 in its Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign in September 2012. The Facebook acquisition of the company closed yesterday and you won’t get to share in the $2 billion in cash and stock, … Continue reading

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Crowdfunders Left Holding The T-Shirt

So, let’s say you put in $$$ to a startup in year one, and two years later the startup sells for $2 BILLION. You’d expect a huge return on your investment, right? Well, ┬ánot if you’re just a donor on … Continue reading

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From Zero to $2 Billion in 2 Years With Crowdfunding

Can you go from Kickstarter to $2 Billion? Apparently so as Facebook (now becoming the Darth Vader of the Internet) announced an agreement to buy Oculus VR, the maker of a virtual reality headset. It was back in September 2012 … Continue reading

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