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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 GMT1773 views
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Crowdfunding: Venture Capital Goes 2.0
Venture Capital Funding: Napkin Labs On Why Startup Location Does Not Matter
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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 GMT1349 views
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Venture Capital Funding: Napkin Labs On Why Startup Location Does Not Matter
Why Venture Capital No Longer Defines Innovation
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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 GMT1237 views
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Why Venture Capital No Longer Defines Innovation
Crowdfunding To Narrow The Gender Gap in Venture Capital
article Crowdfunding

Rebecca Kaden at Maveron commented on why crowdfunding has the potential--to--address the gender-gap, saying that: “Crowdfunding broadens the pool of potential--investors, allowing a much...

Adam FrazerNov 22, 2014 12:40 pm GMT1159 views
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Crowdfunding To Narrow The Gender Gap in Venture Capital
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 GMT1313 views
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Shifting Healthcare Venture Capital Investment
Savannah Fund Launches in Sub-Saharan Africa
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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 GMT1285 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 GMT1765 views
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CROWD FUNDING — BOON OR BLOW FOR VENTURE CAPITAL?
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 GMT1849 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 GMT2362 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 GMT812 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 GMT7136 views
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FundersClub Takes Crowdsourcing Approach to Early-Stage Venture Capital
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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 GMT2134 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
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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 GMT2215 views
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Clayton Christensen Talks Venture Capital, Crowd Funding, And How To Measure Your Life
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 GMT1417 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 GMT1955 views
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Green Visor Capital Invests in San Francisco-Based Crowdfunding Portal, Wefunder
The Crowdfunding Revolution Will Democratize Venture Investing

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 GMT7115 views
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Crowdfunding brings venture capitalism to the masses
document Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding began as a way to raise money for artistic projects. Bands asked their fans to donate money so they could put out a new album. Filmmakers swapped DVDs of their projects or even...

Samuel BennettJun 29, 2012 07:38 am GMT1490 views
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Crowdfunding brings venture capitalism to the masses
After years of seeking venture capital, smart watch crowdfunded in weeks
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Speaks in Boston at the World Congress Leadership Summit on Telemedicine at the Colonnade Hotel , Eric Migicovsky, Founder and Lead Designer at Pebble Technology, described years of fruitlessly...

Adam FrazerJul 30, 2012 04:57 am GMT1582 views
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After years of seeking venture capital, smart watch crowdfunded in weeks
Exhilway planning to raise Rs 1,500 crore crowd fund to help small entrepreneurs
document Crowdfunding

Globally, crowd-funding activity has been on the rise with funds worth $2.8 bn (Rs 15,611 crore) estimated to be raised in 2012. This will be substantially higher than the $1.5 bn (Rs 8,363...

Jayne AnnAug 04, 2012 02:33 pm GMT1204 views
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Exhilway planning to raise Rs 1,500 crore crowd fund to help small entrepreneurs
Wowcher founder chooses BankToTheFuture.com as funding platform for Fabfob venture
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Simon Dixon, CEO of BankToTheFuture.com, says, “Working with high profile entrepreneurs like the founder of Wowcher, is great news for us. We aim to make crowdfinance less alternative and more a...

Sebastian BlancaMay 14, 2013 02:11 pm GMT980 views
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Wowcher founder chooses BankToTheFuture.com as funding platform for Fabfob venture
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