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Research Indicates that Rewards Crowdfunding Campaigns Should NOT Claim to be Both Novel & Useful

Research has recently been published that includes an interesting perspective on the rewards or pre-sale crowdfunding space. The report cautions campaign creators on what they should, or should not claim, in launching a project. According to the research, Kickstarter campaign creators must take note: pre-sale… Read More

Prodigy Finance: a Global Online Lending Platform for Premium Higher Education

Where do you apply for a student loan if, like 29-year old Amit, you are an Indian engineer in his first job in London who has just been accepted at a business school in France? With no credit history, no local co-signer and no knowledge… Read More

Zopa CEO Giles Andrews Clarifies P2P Lending’s Dramatic Growth, P2PFA’s Importance & Alternative Finance’s Relevance

Celebrating the tenth anniversary in finance,  Zopa, world’s first peer to peer lender has made significant achievements since its founding  “in a barn in Buckinghamshire.”   Zopa, led by CEO and Co-Founder Giles Andrews, launched a disruptive financial industry that enables consumers and businesses to bypass banks. Since… Read More

Glowing Plant Grafts with Y Combinator: VC’s First Biotech Investment Reignites GMO Debate

Kickstarter’s first synthetic biology project, the Glowing Plant, which was launched April 2013 by Antony Evans, Fulbright Stanford post-doc fellow Omri Amirav-Drory, PhD and Kyle Taylor, PhD (from Stanford) has made the news again for its syncing with Y Combinator.  The Silicon Valley venture capital firm… Read More

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