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Grow VC Group Acquires Personal Crowdfunding Platform Kapipal
document Crowdfunding

“It has been a great project to build Kapipal and get it to work. Today, crowdfunding is becoming mainstream and Kapipal needs more investment”, comments Alberto Falossi, Founder of Kapipal. “I...

Pablo BracciniJul 08, 2013 01:38 pm GMT1547 views
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Grow VC Group Acquires Personal Crowdfunding Platform Kapipal
Grow VC Opens API for Developers to Create a Truly Open Crowdfunding Ecosystem
document Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Grow Venture Community (Grow VC) is the first global, transparent, community-based platform dedicated to entrepreneurs and their needs. They enables great ideas and great teams to get...

Tim SatterthwaiteOct 12, 2011 11:43 am GMT2412 views
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Grow VC Opens API for Developers to Create a Truly Open Crowdfunding Ecosystem
How can you use the updated Grow VC service?
document Crowdfunding, Tools

At Grow VC, startup can now create a round for: 1)Direct investments-are investment proposals directly from an investor to a startup and the startup can accept or reject them.The actual...

Rebecca GutierrezDec 04, 2011 01:07 pm GMT1539 views
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How can you use the updated Grow VC service?
5 Steps to Make the Funding Market Work: Grow VC 2-year Review and Future
document Crowdfunding

The well working funding market is much more than some VC’s or business angels. Here are Grow VC's 5-point list for the funding market: *Market place and crowdfunding for early phase...

Fritz SchaeferFeb 17, 2012 11:40 am GMT2175 views
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5 Steps to Make the Funding Market Work: Grow VC 2-year Review and Future
VCs Crowded Out?
document Crowdfunding

About $30 billion comes into venture capital firms annually from banks and large institutional investors that have routinely invested 4 percent in VCs each year over the past two decades despite...

Fiona MaresMay 10, 2012 04:23 am GMT1088 views
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VCs Crowded Out?
Companies Can Crowdfund or Raise VC, But Not Both
document Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding will be the best thing that ever happened to entrepreneurs…as long as they don’t plan on raising VC funding in the future. That seems to be the general consensus from most of the...

Tonya Van Dijk Jun 21, 2012 10:54 pm GMT1269 views
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Companies Can Crowdfund or Raise VC, But Not Both
JOBS Act: Interview with Jouko Ahvenainen, Chairman and co-founder of Grow VC
article Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

To probe the legal intricacies revolving around the US JOBS Act (Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act) and how these new laws might impact the crowdfunding scene in the next months leading to and...

Carmen CampoDec 09, 2013 11:59 am GMT901 views
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JOBS Act: Interview with Jouko Ahvenainen, Chairman and co-founder of Grow VC
Peoples VC offers 1st Investor Ed class for Crowdfunding Investors
document Crowdfunding

The systems at PeoplesVC.com have been designed so Public Investors cannot commit funds to crowdfunded ventures without prior Education and Certification.The goal is to be sure all investors...

Fritz SchaeferJun 13, 2012 10:02 pm GMT1272 views
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Peoples VC offers 1st Investor Ed class for Crowdfunding Investors
Crowdfunding: A Conflict for VCs or a Path to Economic Recovery?
article Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is is indeed an alternative and some business models and businesses will work and some won't. Points for consideration include: public solicitations and use of social media,...

April SchmidtNov 04, 2012 03:49 pm GMT1840 views
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Crowdfunding: A Conflict for VCs or a Path to Economic Recovery?
Crowdfunding is for small investors; VC is for the rich
article Crowdfunding

“Venture capital investors often invest large sums of money in exchange for a majority shareholding in the business and operating or decision-making rights. With crowdfunding, the minimum amount...

Benjamin FosselJan 18, 2013 09:58 am GMT1666 views
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Crowdfunding is for small investors; VC is for the rich
VC Funding in Healthcare IT Continues Record Growth in Q2 2013 With $623 Million, Reports Mercom Capital Group
document Crowdfunding

A total of 161 investors participated in Q2 2013 including accelerators, incubators and crowdfunding platforms. Eleven investors participated in multiple funding rounds in Q2 2013. Ascension...

Pablo BracciniJul 20, 2013 12:57 pm GMT1333 views
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VC Funding in Healthcare IT Continues Record Growth in Q2 2013 With $623 Million, Reports Mercom Capital Group
Crowd Funders Erode VCs Fundamentals: 4 Things You Must Know about Crowd Funders
article Crowdfunding

Here are a few fundamentals you need to know about crowd funding to make it successful and within them additional explanations of how crowd funders make VCs uncomfortable. 1. Crowd in Crowd...

Carmen CampoJul 25, 2013 07:20 am GMT559 views
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Crowd Funders Erode VCs Fundamentals: 4 Things You Must Know about Crowd Funders
Backed By Boost VC And Tim Draper, Globevestor Helps Startups In Emerging Markets Get Funded Online
article Crowdfunding, Tools

Globevestor, an equity crowdfunding site launched in February this year, aims to change that by helping investors in the U.S. connect with entrepreneurs looking to raise money in the emerging...

Harshida PatelMar 19, 2014 05:20 am GMT392 views
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Backed By Boost VC And Tim Draper, Globevestor Helps Startups In Emerging Markets Get Funded Online
Scottish Crowdfunding Venture Launches
document Crowdfunding

The Bloom VC crowdfunding model is simple: Prospectors (someone with a business idea) will pitch a project on the site, detailing what their idea is, how much money they are looking for, and why....

Marco TorquatiMay 29, 2011 09:23 am GMT1951 views
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Scottish Crowdfunding Venture Launches
Global Companies Need Global Investors [PODCAST]
video Crowdfunding

In this podcast episode, Grow VC speaks with Andres Jaramillo, a startup veteran about his experience building a venture with the help of the Grow VC platform from Ecuador. Andres shares his story...

Marco TorquatiOct 29, 2011 01:27 pm GMT1504 views
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Global Companies Need Global Investors [PODCAST]
VCs show healthy appetite for peer-to-peer companies (analysis)
document Distributed Knowledge

A current trend is veering toward peer-to-peer financial services, such as money transfer and lending platforms sites like peerTransfer and SoMoLend. This is in part due to users becoming...

Benjamin FosselJan 26, 2012 09:04 pm GMT1200 views
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VCs show healthy appetite for peer-to-peer companies (analysis)
The Crowd as Investor: A Conversation with Grow VC Co-founder Jouko Ahvenainen
Crowdfunding

Like most of the speakers at Monday’s SoHo Loft Capital Creation and Crowdfunding Conference, Grow Venture Community co-founder Jouko Ahvenainen flew to Manhattan to talk equity. Grow VC, whose motto is “everyone funding startups,” acts as a matchmaker between entrepreneurs and investors, trusting the crowd to guide its investment decisions. Based in Hong Kong with additional offices in New York City and London, the company stresses its global reach: Grow VC counts over 12,000 members and 3,000 startups from all over the world among its ranks. The Grow VC platform acts as a full-fledged startup ecosystem, funding promising startups with as much capital as $1 million USD. We spoke with Ahvenainen to learn more about Grow VC.

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Eric BlattbergJan 28, 2012 02:00 am GMT3420 views
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Models and approach to building the new sustainable finance sector
document Crowdfunding

A presentation by Grow VC's Co-founder Jouko Ahvenainen. His presentation “Models and approach to building the new sustainable finance sector” illustrates new models for developing the...

Luis Enrique MoralesMar 18, 2012 08:29 am GMT1443 views
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Models and approach to building the new sustainable finance sector
Tech firm snubs VCs in favour of crowdfunding
document Crowdfunding

Speaking exclusively to GrowthBusiness, co-founder Rob Symington says that when the business embarked on its fundraising efforts it was not aware of the crowdfunding system. But he believes that...

Jayne AnnJun 09, 2012 12:54 pm GMT1206 views
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Tech firm snubs VCs in favour of crowdfunding
Crowdfunding fills a gap VCs and angels can't
document Crowdfunding

Like it or not, the crowd is good for VCs and angels. Many big name investors fear the prospect of messy cap tables and unsophisticated investors ruining deals, but there are some VCs who get it:...

LocalstakeJun 25, 2012 02:09 pm GMT1763 views
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Crowdfunding fills a gap VCs and angels can't
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