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Venture Capital Funding: Napkin Labs On Why Startup Location Does Not Matter
document Distributed Knowledge

Startups must seek insights about their customers and funnel some of those users in, and actually engage them to create new ideas and insights that help accelerate their product development cycles.

Jason RobbinsNov 29, 2011 03:43 pm GMT1169 views
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Venture Capital Funding: Napkin Labs On Why Startup Location Does Not Matter
Why Venture Capital No Longer Defines Innovation
document Crowdfunding

One reason is that it’s so much cheaper these days to get a startup off the ground.A data from Dow Jones VentureSource appears to support that notion,with the median size of venture capital...

Luis Enrique MoralesAug 21, 2012 03:10 pm GMT949 views
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Why Venture Capital No Longer Defines Innovation
Crowdfunding: Venture Capital Goes 2.0
article Crowdfunding

Not everyone gets to succeed in crowdfunding efforts, but there are a few tips for entrepreneurs, artists, charitable institutions or other creative project starters who want to give it a try. Here...

Fiona MaresSep 14, 2012 02:22 pm GMT1526 views
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Crowdfunding: Venture Capital Goes 2.0
FundersClub Takes Crowdsourcing Approach to Early-Stage Venture Capital
article Crowdfunding

Here’s how it works: an investing committee for the company screens startups that could be hosted on the platform. Crowdfunding site - FundersClub then hosts a few at a time, allowing accredited...

Rebecca GutierrezMar 14, 2013 01:32 pm GMT1934 views
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FundersClub Takes Crowdsourcing Approach to Early-Stage Venture Capital
Clayton Christensen Talks Venture Capital, Crowd Funding, And How To Measure Your Life
article Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

Mark Suster of GRP Partners said one of the ways in which people believe venture capital will be transformed, disrupted is through crowd-funding. SOURCE LINK to the full article:...

Claire MackayApr 07, 2013 10:44 am GMT1938 views
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Clayton Christensen Talks Venture Capital, Crowd Funding, And How To Measure Your Life
Shifting Healthcare Venture Capital Investment
document Crowdfunding

The idea of crowdfunding is definitely beginning to take shape. Websites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo have started the trend with no equity involved and the latest jobs act has opened up the...

Fritz SchaeferJun 01, 2012 03:57 am GMT1050 views
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Shifting Healthcare Venture Capital Investment
Savannah Fund Launches in Sub-Saharan Africa
document Tools

Savannah Fund is building a mentor-driven network, connecting top local & silicon valley entrepreneurs who have built successful African companies to promising startups on the continent and...

Jayne AnnJun 07, 2012 05:42 am GMT1091 views
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Savannah Fund Launches in Sub-Saharan Africa
CROWD FUNDING — BOON OR BLOW FOR VENTURE CAPITAL?
document Crowdfunding

David Coats, Correlation Ventures, and Navid Alipour, La Costa Group, both said that it would allow them to raise money from the public more easily. Current rules prohibit smaller venture firms...

Benjamin FosselJun 20, 2012 03:08 am GMT1380 views
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CROWD FUNDING — BOON OR BLOW FOR VENTURE CAPITAL?
Crowdfunding and Venture Capital: Friends or Foes?
document Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding will likely prove most useful for companies that can be successfully launched with less money than the dollar thresholds of most VCs. Some areas within the internet and mobile...

Tim SatterthwaiteJul 09, 2012 10:22 pm GMT1178 views
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Crowdfunding and Venture Capital: Friends or Foes?
Seed Fund Buys into Website's Armchair Investors Platform
document Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

According to Crowdcube managing director, Darren Westlake, a partnership with Merism Capital is a great fit for Crowdcube. Furthermore, he said, "Both organisations target equity investment...

Adam FrazerApr 27, 2011 09:58 am GMT2738 views
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Seed Fund Buys into Website's Armchair Investors Platform
Crowdsourcing Conversation on the Startup Funding Gap
document Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

After interviewing dozens of venture capitalists, female founders and tech industry experts (both female and male), Australian entrepreneur Pemo Theodore concluded that the differences in how men...

Samuel BennettOct 29, 2011 03:25 am GMT1657 views
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Crowdsourcing Conversation on the Startup Funding Gap
Kaggle Gets $11M to Crowdsource Big Data Jobs
document Cloud Labor, Open Innovation

Kaggle says its competitions are open to a community consisting of “more than 17,000 PhD-level data scientists located around the world.” Speaking to these scientists’ data-driven hearts, Kaggle...

Claire MackayNov 03, 2011 09:41 am GMT2151 views
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Kaggle Gets $11M to Crowdsource Big Data Jobs
Alta Ventures Mexico Raises $70M USD to Fuel the High Growth Companies of Mexico and Latin America
document Distributed Knowledge

Since 2010, Alta Ventures has organized the first Mexico Venture Capital Conference (mvcc.mx); the E|100 (e100.mx), a crowd-sourcing initiative to identify and recognize top high-potential...

Fritz SchaeferAug 21, 2012 11:33 am GMT662 views
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Alta Ventures Mexico Raises $70M USD to Fuel the High Growth Companies of Mexico and Latin America
How Crowdfunding Fills Gaps Created by the Venture Capital Industry
Crowdfunding

David Brown of Smart Money Entrepreneurs writes in to explain how equity crowdfunding fills gaps created by the venture capital industry. 

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Crowdsourcing.orgMar 07, 2013 04:37 pm GMT6377 views
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Miami Innovators and Entrepreneurs Meet Venture Capital, Business Angels and Crowdfunding
article Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

The Soho Loft and FundingPost will present this investor-focused Conference on 20 March 2014 at Suite 4400, 333 SE 2nd Avenue in Miami, Florida. SOURCE LINK to the full article:...

Carmen CampoMar 14, 2014 10:13 am GMT945 views
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Miami Innovators and Entrepreneurs Meet Venture Capital, Business Angels and Crowdfunding
Green Visor Capital Invests in San Francisco-Based Crowdfunding Portal, Wefunder
document Crowdfunding

Simon Yoo, Founder and Managing Partner of Green Visor Capital, said: “For reasons both professional-and-personal, we care deeply about the democratization of access-to-capital.Thanks to recent...

Pablo BracciniApr 16, 2014 04:27 am GMT727 views
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Green Visor Capital Invests in San Francisco-Based Crowdfunding Portal, Wefunder
The Crowdfunding Revolution Will Democratize Venture Investing
Crowdfunding

It's no secret that venture capital and angel investing is 'clubby,' dominated mostly by middle-aged men.According to a 2007 study of angel investors in North America, 86 percent were male with an average age of 57. Women didn't fare any better in a similar UK study, where 93 percent of investors were male. A similar trend exists on the entrepreneur side: only eight percent of companies that receive venture capital funding are run by women. While the VC community seems stuck in an old boys network mentality, crowdfunding is radically re-shaping business investment and neutralizing gender bias, for both investors and entrepreneurs.

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Kevin LawtonMar 23, 2011 03:12 am GMT6463 views
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Venture Capital for the 99%
document Crowdfunding

For now, the WeFunder crowdfunding petition has been a runaway success. Launched with a modest goal of attracting $100,000 in pledges and raising awareness about the democratization of capital,...

Pablo BracciniFeb 13, 2012 11:49 am GMT3436 views
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Venture Capital for the 99%
Startup CEOs Crave Venture Capital, Not Crowdsourcing
document Crowdfunding

The study points up the advantages of getting help from traditional funders who offer business experience as well as money, compared with using crowdsource websites. With the latter, you get money,...

Samuel BennettMay 01, 2012 02:21 am GMT1236 views
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Startup CEOs Crave Venture Capital, Not Crowdsourcing
VC: 90% of Startups should not take institutional money. Conception Fund: Is Crowdfunded Capital Ok?
article Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

When a startup takes venture capital, it’s like running up the credit card. That money is being invested with the expectations that the value of that investment will grow. It’s not free money. On...

Arthur Hardy-DoubledayMay 09, 2012 04:32 pm GMT2370 views
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VC: 90% of Startups should not take institutional money. Conception Fund: Is Crowdfunded Capital Ok?
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