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Five Reasons Causing Worry about American Innovation
April 30, 2014 | Washington Post
Is American innovation in peril? Here's a list of five reasons the level of concern is growing.
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Y Combinator Credited with Being Best at Picking Winners
May 3, 2014 | San Jose Mercury News
"Y Combinator has done a great job searching for the best entrepreneurs who have a great return on investment," said Alfred Lin, venture capitalist at Sequoia Capital, a Menlo Park firm that has invested in several Y Combinator companies, including Airbnb, Dropbox, Stripe and Instacart.
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Yet Another Voice Claims Silicon Valley Heading Toward Another Tech Bubble
May 1, 2014 | Los Angeles Times
Venture capital rising to levels not seen since 2001. Companies with no profits going public. Billions of dollars being paid for start-ups. Has Silicon Valley once again lost its collective mind? These and other signs that the tech boom may be taking an irrational turn are leading some notable investors to utter the dreaded word "bubble,"waking up the ghosts of an era many in Silicon Valley would prefer to keep buried.
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David Rose’s Must-Do for Becoming an Angel
April 29, 2014 | New York Business Journal
The world doesn't necessarily need more angel investors. It needs better angel investors. In that vein, longtime Manhattan angel investor David S. Rose has written a book billed as the world's first comprehensive how-to guide to angel investors and the companies that need their money. It's called "Angel Investing: The Gust Guide to Making Money and Having Fun Investing in Startups,"
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2013 Angel Investor Market: Return to Seed Investing

Angel Investors Need a High Risk Tolerance, Not Billions

Meet 7 Angel Investors Who Love Crowdfunding

Minnesota Angel Network Shuts Down after Three Years

Equity Crowd-Funding: Caveat Emptor-A Guide For Investors
April 29, 2014 | Forbes
Changes to regulations in the UK have made it easier for investors to back new start-ups through crowd-funding platforms and potentially reap returns through equity shares. Crowdcube estimates that 65-70% of monthly investments are made by repeat investors. But will smaller investors head down the equity crowd-funding route or opt for less-risky – but potentially less lucrative – opportunities?
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New Crowdfunding Rules Muddy Business Use of Social Media

The Rise of Crowdfunding: 10 Things to Know

Frustration Rises Over Crowdfunding Rules

Washington AG Sues Kickstarter Project that Didn’t Deliver

Equity Crowdfunding Platform 'Return-on-Change' Has Million-Dollar Baby

At Two-Year Mark, JOBS Act Is Regulation A Biotech Can Love

Crowdfunding 101: A User's Guide to Success on Indiegogo

Tech Frets as Clock Ticks on Patent Reform

Patent Ruling May Slow Frivolous Suits

Coding Boot Camps Offer Opportunities, Stir Concerns

Silicon Valley, Sometimes You Need More Bureaucracy

Large Companies Need to Disrupt Themselves or Be Disrupted

What Can Silicon Valley Teach Nonprofits?

More Tech Companies Hire Remote Workers

Democrats, Republicans Slam the SBA for Sidestepping Congress

Small Businesses Job Creator Reputation Stalls in First Quarter

Cisco to Invest $150M in Startups

Chicago Tech Incubator Making Global Connections

Better Broadband Coverage Can Create Economic ‘Highways’ in Rural Wisconsin

Wisconsin’s Experiment to Connect Startups with Big Boys

New Ideas in Lighting Get Closer to Market

SCORE Celebrates 50 Years of Helping Small-business

Bitcoin Boom Reaches Las Vegas

Statewide Coalition Opposes Colorado Fracking Initiative

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