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Does the Secondary Crowdfunding Market Need Analysts?

On May 16th, real crowdfunding can begin. Investors must hold their shares for 1 year and there will be no liquid secondary market to trade them. Academics are now suggesting that independent analysts provide coverage for crowdfunded companies to provide … Continue reading

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Self Experimenting Doctors Turn to Crowdfunding

Some doctors/researchers are risking their lives to experiment on themselves then plan to use crowdfunding to further their research. The Wall Street Journal reports that “a number of scientists who have experimented on themselves with new or yet-to-be approved medical … Continue reading

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Best Time Ever For Startup Capital ?

Is it the best time ever to raise startup capital? Over $47 billion of seed capital was raised in 2014. But, as the Wall Street Journal notes there are issues: the funds are not evenly distributed; most went to late … Continue reading

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Crowdfunders Pre-Filing With SEC

Crowdfunding companies that are advertising under recently amended SEC rules are making early Form D filings with the SEC even though the proposed regulations requiring pre-filing are not yet effective. Reasons given are: to be cautious, to reach as many … Continue reading

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Crowd Funding Regulatory Experiment

The op-ed section of today’s Wall Street Journal features a piece that suggests that since it’s unlikely (in the author’s view) that the SEC will get the crowd funding regulatory scheme right the first time out, it should publish rules … Continue reading

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Will Crowd Funding Fill the Gap?

The Wall Street Journal today focuses on the fact that many seasoned small businesses that are in the financing gap are looking to obtain capital through crowd funding. Although bankers protest that they are actively seeking “qualified” borrowers, ancedotal evidence … Continue reading

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