Tagged: tim draper

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

Crowdfunding News Roundup: November 6, 2013

Huffington Post | Who Let the Dog Out: On New Crowdfunding Rules and Why It Is Time for Us to Wise Up In this piece for the Huffington Post, Victoria Silchenko aggregates the thoughts of people like Tim Draper (pictured, right) and Slava Rubin on… Read More

Wealth is Not a Skill Set. Let’s Keep the Crowd in Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding, and in particular crowdinvesting, is the result of deep dissatisfaction, anger even, at where our financial services industry has delivered us today. The financial crisis brought people onto the streets in protest at the behaviour and lack of contrition from our mega financial institutions…. Read More

Tim Draper Pays Jim Lee $25K To Paint His Wall

Last month we reported that the “We Can Be Heroes” crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo was offering one heck of a reward. For $25,000 famous comic book artist Jim Lee would come to one backer’s house and paint a wall of their choosing in his trademark… Read More

SV Crowdfund Conference: Critical Of SEC, Hopeful For Future

Last week saw the first iteration of the Silicon Valley Crowdfund Conference. Entrepreneurs, industry advocates and private equity experts descended on Palo Alto to discuss crowdfunding’s current state of affairs. Both the investment and non-investment sides of crowdfunding were represented. Four panels tackled a host… Read More

Crowdfunding startups dominate Y Combinator Demo Day

If you cringe when you hear a company described as “Kickstarter for” this industry or that genre, yesterday’s Y Combinator Demo Day was probably not for you. As happens twice a year, a Who’s Who of A-list (and B- and C-list) venture capitalists and angel… Read More

Crowdfunding Meets Silicon Valley at Event in April

Crowdfunding conferences and events are becoming more ubiquitious as the popularity and promise of crowdfunding grows.  The previously announced event, Silicon Valley Meets Crowdfunders to be held in Palo Alto on April 4th and 5th recently released the list of their speakers and panelists. (See current… Read More

Q&A With DFJ’s Tim Draper: Why Private Companies Need a Healthy Secondary Market

Xpert Financial, one of several online marketplaces created for pre-IPO companies like Facebook to raise funds and sell shares prior to going public, is retrenching, VentureWire reported Tuesday, as interest in its business waned following Facebook’s lackluster IPO. Although it still has several assets, most… Read More