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Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler: We’re Planning On Sitting Out Equity Crowdfunding (Video)

CEO and co-founder of the crowdfunding giant Kickstarter Yancey Strickler may have high hopes and big plans for his platform that allows consumers the power to raise funds for projects from art to technology. Unfortunately for some, Mr. Strickler has formally confirmed the platform will… Read More

A Crowdtilt Campaign Will Send A TechCrunch Reporter To Find Flappy Bird Creator Dong Nguyen

A bit of history: Flappy Bird was an annoyingly difficult and incredibly addictive game for iOS and Android. I played it once on a friend’s phone, and after ten frustrating minutes I handed the phone back and swore not to download it lest I spend… Read More

Watch: CircleUp’s Ryan Caldbeck On Crowdfunding & Private Placements

CircleUp is an early starter in the world of crowdfunding and especially crowdfunding for equity, and the following video interview is an intimate look at why CircleUp was created. Co-founder Ryan Caldbeck says that the idea started with a bad panel at a trade show… Read More

Self-publishing “No Longer A Dirty Word Thanks To Crowdfunding”

I didn’t want to be a self-published author. Self published authors are nebbishy zeroes, secure in their own self-regard, quixotic in their efforts, shameless in their self-promotion. They are shambling ghosts of anger and resentment, ignored by the establishment and unappreciated by their peers. One… Read More

Keen Home Inc., Creator of the Keen Vent, Pursues Capital Raise

NEW YORK — Keen Home Inc., developer of home automation products and services, has announced that it is in pursuit of raising capital to complete the development of its Keen Vent, a wirelessly networked home air vent system. The company recently launched an Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign… Read More

Why The Source Of Venture Capital Is As Important As The Money Itself

Money can be different; it can be “smart” and “not so smart”. When seeding or growing a start-up, it’s critical to attract the “right” investors with “smart” money.  While this may fly in the face of conventional wisdom – embrace any investors willing to bet… Read More

Sounds Boring, Actually Awesome. Sherpaa Raises $1.8M To Find Your Business Cheap Health Insurance

Via TechCrunch: Health insurance is the second biggest cost for businesses behind payroll, but picking the best plan is a nightmare. That’s why Sherpaa just raised $1.85 million to make the decision for you, cut your costs, and keep your employees healthy. With a yearly Sherpaa plan,… Read More

Inside FundersClub, The Equity Crowdfunding Platform Destined To Redefine Venture Capital

Via TechCrunch: Don’t call it Kickstarter, because on FundersClubyou get real equity for your investments in hot startups. In just three weeks since launch, FundersClub’s platform has pulled in $1 million for Y Combinator companies, closed an oversubscribed $500,000 round for itself, and proven there’s a… Read More

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