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April 22, 2014   |   Vol. 6, Issue 16
Why Investors Are Pouring Millions into Crowdfunding
April 17, 2014 | Fortune
Investors are enthusiastically getting behind crowdfunding platforms. Why? One reason is that investors see financial potential for these platforms to reach untapped markets. It's not unlike the impact wrought by Muhammad Yunus, who brought capital deployment to the un-banked through microcredit funding, according to Wayne Kimmel, managing partner at SeventySix Capital, which has also invested in Indiegogo. "I believe that the democratization of fundraising through crowdfunding is an incredible breakthrough for entrepreneurs and nonprofits," Funds flowing into various means of raising money are reaching broader and deeper as described by Katherine Moyse
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Crowdfunding Platform Decides to Crowdfund for Itself

The Democratizing Power of Crowdfunding and the JOBS Act
April 16, 2014 | Huffington Post
While the democratizing power of crowdfunding will certainly help the next generation of founders, the benefits of greater market freedom will reach well beyond company founders. The broader set of beneficiaries will initially be industrious individual investors and later the entire economy as the ultimate growth engine of freer capital markets brings fresh intelligence to bear on capital allocation throughout the system.
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How to Get Funded on Kickstarter
April 18, 2014 | BusnessWeek
Question: My company is contemplating a Kickstarter-style fundraising campaign. I’ve seen these kinds of things fail too often. How can I maximize my chances of reaching my goal?
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Venture Spending Returns to Dot-com Era Levels
April 19, 2014 | Boston Globe
The venture capital industry is pumping money into new companies at a rate not seen since the dot-com heyday at the turn of the century. Overall, in New England, 50 early stage startups received $374 million in funding in the first quarter, according to MoneyTree.
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Venture Capital Investments Highest Since 2001

Silicon Valley Tech Companies Reap Record-level Investments

Washington State’s Startups Pull in Big Piles of Venture Capital

Venture Capital Dollars Inch Up in San Diego

Boulder and Denver Firms Raise $112M From VCs During First Quarter

MoneyTree Report: $35.6M in First Quarter Michigan Venture Deals

Report Finds Venture Capital Off to a Slow 2014 Start

Triangle Startups Raise a Disappointing $32.1M in Quarter 1

Oregon Venture Capital Remained Weak in First Quarter

Memo to Tech Startups: If you Want Money, Raise it Now

Drop in Tech Stocks Hits Startup Funding

Top Hedge Funds Take Hit on Tech Downturn

Five Approaches to Crowdfunding for Biotechnology

Technology Leaps, Jobs Diminish and Inequality Rises

Federal Plans That Forgive Student Debt Skyrocket

States Crack Down on For-Profit Colleges, Student Loan Industry

Moore's Law Touches Education to Techies' Delight

St. Thomas Student Boldly Steps into the Business World

States Explore Free Community College

Small Businesses Search in Vain for Web-Ad Help

Research Says NC's Immigrants Have Positive Economic Impact

Florida State Crowdfunding Exemption Hits Roadblock

Blackstone Grants $4M to Create Colorado Entrepreneurs Network

Older Entrepreneurs Finding New Opportunities

Study: Fuels from Corn Waste Not Better than Gas

How to Thrive as a Small Business

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