Tagged: stanford

Co-Founder Rafael Cosman: TrustToken Is an Asset Tokenization Platform Backed by Real Assets that Democratize Access Both to Investment Opportunities & Capital

In late January, TrustToken, a global platform for tokenizing fiat currencies and real-world assets backed by Stanford-StartX, FJ Labs, and BlockTower Capital, launched TrueUSD, reportedly the first fiat-backed stablecoin to offer token-holders legally protected certificates of ownership of US Dollars. Co-founded by CTO Rafael Cosman, CEO… Read More

Time to Un-Tether? Enter TrustToken and its TrueUSD Stablecoin

TrustToken, a global platform for tokenizing fiat currencies and real-world assets backed by Stanford-StartX, FJ Labs, and BlockTower Capital, launched TrueUSD, reportedly the first fiat-backed stablecoin to offer token-holders legally protected certificates of ownership of US Dollars. Seeking to claim wary Tether customers – especially given… Read More

SEC Chair Mary Jo White Addresses the Challenges of Fintech, Pre-IPO Finance in the Heart of Silicon Valley

During the keynote address at Stanford’s Rock Center for Corporate Governance at the event entitled “The Silicon Valley Initiative: Protecting Investments in Pre-IPO Issuers”, SEC Chair Mary Jo White delivered a wide ranging speech on the challenges of operating in the internet fueled age of finance…. Read More

Osmo Launches Masterpiece: Tech Device Revolutionizes Drawing Experience

Not just child’s play…Tangible Kids and Osmo, the breakout kids hardware tech device that was named one of the best inventions of 2014 by Time Magazine, announced its next experience, Masterpiece. With this launch, the company again seeks to revolutionize the way we learn and think about… Read More

uBiome Fundraises on AngelList: Know Your Gut

 UBiome is again trending as AngelList’s number one startup.  Founded by UCSF scientists and Stanford and Cambridge technologists including Jessica Richman, Zacher Apte, Siavosh Behbahani, Hans Gangeskar and Brooke Anderson, uBiome is using data to understand the human microbiome. Incubated by Y Combinator, 500 Startups… 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

“Time Capsule to Mars” Launches $25 Million Crowdfunding Campaign

Student-led interplanetary mission Time Capsule to Mars has officially announced the launch of a self crowdfunding campaign in an attempt to raise $25 million for their Mars mission. The team, consisting of Duke, MIT, Stanford, University of Connecticut students/faculty, is setting out to send 4-inch-wide probes to the… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: My Dream RPG, Energy DNA, OSCAR Portable LED Screen & Timesulin

We have four great crowdfunding campaigns this week to share.  Before I get on with sharing these projects, I want to remind everyone of a video of Slava Rubin talking about crowdfunding tactics when he presented at Disrupt last year.  It is a crowdfunding rule… Read More

Fuelling Great European Startups (Deck)

Below is the presentation that Jeff Lynn, CEO and co-founder of equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs, presented at Stanford this past week. The presentation was delivered at the Stanford Engineering School, European Entrepreneurship & Innovation series now in it’s 5th year.  A video of the presentation… Read More

Seedrs CEO Jeff Lynn Speaks at Stanford (Video)

As part of a regular program held at Stanford University, the European Entrepreneurship and Innovation Thought Leaders series invited Seedrs CEO Jeff Lynn to speak about his equity crowdfunding platform and share his thoughts on crowdfunding in general on the European continent.  The session also… Read More

UK + Croatia – Equity Crowdfunding & AgTech – Stanford

Stanford Engineering’s ‘European Innovation & Entrepreneurship’ (ME421) is a weekly speaker series – now in Year Six – that presents industry leaders from Europe’s hitech startup, venture finance, corporate, university research & technology commercialization communities to share their insights and experiences with aspiring and veteran entrepreneurs… Read More

One Stanford Student, Two Fully Funded Kickstarters

Daniel Haarburger is a junior at the Institute of Design at Stanford University, and he already has one successful Kickstarter campaign under his belt. Now his second is fully funded. The WINGStand was his first project, and it is both insanely simple and extremely useful…. Read More

Indiegogo Campaign Roundup: Home Health Monitoring, Crowdfunding Legal Costs, Help Kids With Autism

The Scanadu Scout is a medical tricorder. What is a medical tricorder? If you have to ask you probably never watched Star Trek, where they were used as an all-in-one device to monitor vitals. Flash forward to 2013 and an Indiegogo offering is promising to bring… Read More

Stanford Law School Holds Panel on Crowdfunding

From the event description… The panel will include Naval Ravikant (CEO and co-founder of AngelList), Rory Eakin (Founder and COO of CircleUp), and Professor Joe Grundfest (Stanford Law School) and will be moderated by Evan Epstein (Executive Director, Stanford Rock Center for Corporate Governance) Co-sponsored… Read More