Tag Archives: access to capital

Big Risk, Big Reward with Openness

Silicon Valley: Risk is the Reward

“The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that is changing quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks. -Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder Today, some of the hottest business models under the microscope in the Valley are multi-sided platforms (MSPs) which include talent and funding marketplaces like crowdfunding, crowdsourcing, […]

Why Equity Crowdfunding Isn’t a Threat to Venture Capital

Here’s a blog post from Entrepreneur.com that discusses the same issues that I touched on in my recent post: Why Equity Crowdfunding Isn’t a Threat to Venture Capital | Entrepreneur.com. The JOBS Act has effectively loosened restrictions on equity-based investing in startups via crowdsoucing, but will this take the place of Venture Capital? This blog […]

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Bullish on the Crowdfunding Economy Despite The Serious Pitfalls

Time magazine recently posted an article on the growth of the ‘crowdfunding economy’ enabled by the 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, which passed through the federal government with bipartisan support and was signed into law by President Obama. Under JOBS, companies can sell ownership shares to investors via websites and social media channels […]

Crowdfunding Against Big Coal | Steve Fenberg

Check out this group of activists utilizing crowdfunding to get their message heard and build support. Crowdfunding Against Big Coal | Steve Fenberg. Chris Kluesener