Tagged: tim draper

Crowdfunding TV Show “Meet the Draper” Set to Premiere on Sony Entertainment Television This Weekend

Meet the Drapers, a crowdfunding TV series that allows “regular” people to become investors, is set to premiere this Sunday (November 19th) on Sony Entertainment Television.  As previously reported, Meet the Drapers will include the participation of Bill Draper, who was a founding investor in… Read More

The SEC, the ICO and Avoiding the ICU: A Call for Leadership and Action

As a securities lawyer and a sometimes advocate for smart regulation of capital formation, I must confess: When it comes to addressing the current state of the Initial Coin Offering (ICO) marketplace, I believe that market participants face a crisis of growing proportions. No Hype… Read More

ICOs are Securities: Token Based Offerings Poised for a Rude Awakening as US Regulators May Soon Act

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) pumped their regulatory brakes on Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) earlier this year. Pointing to the DAO debacle, the Feds said if a tokenized offering is a security it will be regulated, end of story. This  statement was a long… Read More

Bitbounce Adds Tim Draper to Board of Advisors

Following the successful Initial Coin Offering (ICO) of Credo Tokens, BItbounce is announcing that Tim Draper, a prominent VC active in the crypto space, has joined their Board of Advisors. Draper was an early backer of Bitbounce, investing in the Credo ICO this past summer…. Read More

Credo Closes ICO at $12 Million in ETH

The Credo Initial Coin Offering (ICO), by Bitbounce, closed last week after raising a total of approximately $12 million dollars worth of Ether. Organizers had indicated their target amount for the ICO was $10 million. The offer was launched just as the US Securities and… Read More

Credo ICO is at $8.3 Million, Organizers want to top $10 Million

The Credo Initial Coin Offering (ICO), listed on Bitbounce, is in full swing having currently raised over $8 million.  But Credo organizers want more. In less than 3 5 days, Credo wants to push that number to over $10 million. According to a note distributed by… Read More

Here is Tim Draper’s Open Letter to the SEC Regarding ICO Regulation

Tim Draper, a well known Venture Capitalist who is very active in Fintech, posted an open letter last week addressed the Securities and Exchange Commission regarding the recent comments on regulating Initial Coin Offerings. The letter was published in conjunction of the launch of the… Read More

Credo ICO Pushes Forward as SEC Warns Sector of Possible Enforcement Actions: Stewart Dennis Responds to SEC Announcement

The Securities and Exchange Commission published a report this week that rattled the hot Initial Coin Offering (ICO) sector is still being ingested by both platforms and companies looking to offer bespoke tokens. But as the SEC fired shots across the bow of the ICO… Read More

Tim Draper Invests in Credo’s Initial Coin Offering Set to Launch Tomorrow (July 26)

BitBounce is a cryptocurrency spam solution and Credo is a cryptocurrency that can be used via BitBounce to help manage spam. Credo is preparing to launch their Initial Coin Offering (ICO) tomorrow (July 26th) and the organizers have reported that Tim Draper, via his VC… Read More

Meet the Drapers! Republic Co-Hosts Pitch Event with Prominent VC Family, Accepting Applications Now

Republic, an investment crowdfunding platform founded by AngelList alumni, is collaborating with Sony Entertainment on a new series of pitch events involving the Draper family. And who are the Drapers, you may ask? The Drapers are California based VC’s with a pretty amazing track record…. Read More

New York Fintech Firm EquityZen Secures $6.5 Million During New Financing Round Led By Draper Associates

EquityZen, a New York-based fintech firm that operates a secondary marketplace for company-approved transactions in pre-IPO stock announced on Tuesday it secured $6.5 million during its latest financing round, which was led by Draper Associates. According to the company, the latest financing deal comes as private… Read More

Will Venture Capital Get Napsterized? Tim Draper Talks Equity Crowdfunding (Video)

Prominent venture capitalist Tim Draper, founder of DFJ and Draper Associates, joined Crowdfunder CEO Chance Barnett earlier this month to chat about equity crowdfunding and what it means to the world of early stage / VC funding. Draper believes there is a chance that VCs… Read More

Marketing Platform Autopilot Receives $7M During Recent Funding Round

Autopilot, a multi-channel marketing automation platform, today announced a $7M strategic investment to bring personalized marketing to the masses, increasing total funding to $20.5M. The company aims to fill the void between basic email software and complex marketing software designed for the tech elite, and will use… Read More

Crowdcube Raises £6 Million led by Numis & Tim Draper. Will Partner with Numis on IPOs

Crowdcube, UKs largest equity crowdfunding platform by total capital raised, has received £6 million in a funding round to further boost growth.  The funding was led by Numis, a stockbrokerage firm, Tim Draper / Draper Esprit and existing investor Balderton Capital.  The announcement of new… Read More

SEC Settles Charges with Silicon Valley based Sand Hill Exchange. Company Sold Contracts Referencing Pre-IPO Startups using Dollars & Bitcoin

The SEC has announced the conclusion of an investigation regarding Silicon Valley based Sand Hill Exchange, a firm that was apparently selling security based swaps to retail investors without a necessary registration statement and outside a national exchange. Sand Hill Exchange settled without admitting or… Read More

Brief: Mirror Secures Additional $8.8 Million for Peer-to-Peer Trading Platform

Mirror, a “blockchain-technology” company building a new financial platform, today announced it has received $8.8 million in Series A funding led by Route 66 Ventures with participation from existing investors including RRE Ventures, Crosslink Capital, Battery Ventures and Tim Draper. This additional capital brings the… Read More

BRIEF: Draper Ecosystem’s ‘Fintech Connection’ at Hero City Targets FinTech Startups

To officially launch the Draper Ecosystem’s “Fintech Connection,” the company’s new mentoring program targeting early stage fintech start-ups, the Fintech Connection Forum will take place on the afternoon of Monday, April 20, at Hero City in San Mateo, Calif. The invite-only event will offer fintech start-ups and investors to… Read More

Indiegogo Gains Sir Richard Branson as Investor

Global crowdfunding platform Indiegogo has announced a new round of investors, coming just a few short months after their $40 million Series B round.  Many of the new investors include well known, high profile names including iconic billionaire Sir Richard Branson.  Specific details of the… Read More

Venovate Crowdfunding Platform Nears Launch, Incorporates Secondary Market

Well Known VC Tim Draper Points the Path for Venovate Founder Michael Raneri to Launch New Company. Venovate is an investment crowdfunding platform that is prepping to launch.  Their mission is to provide investors with unique alternative opportunities.  In the past only ultra high net… Read More

Venovate Wants to be The Alternative Investment Marketplace

Venovate Holdings has announced the creation of Venovate Marketplace, a new financial services firm whose mission is to provide smarter investment alternatives to institutions, accredited investors, and their advisors, find new sources of capital for private companies, and offer liquidity to investors in crowdfunded private placements…. Read More