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Herding investors

IN 2005 Venky Harinarayan and Anand Rajaraman, two venture capitalists, were approached with an offer by Sean Parker, the founder of Napster, once the internet’s biggest music-sharing service. In exchange for a small amount, they would be given a stake in a new start-up run...

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SUBSET are here! Crowdfunding on Zequs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLUIu7EPRsw  http://www.zequs.com/campaign/subset    Hi guys, SUBSET here! We are working hard on this campaign and reaching out to family friends fans supporters and backers and things are going well. Next week independently we'll start recording some new songs to be released in 2014. Exciting time that is to...

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UC Berkeley, Nesta and the University of Cambridge jointly launch the UK Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey

Berkeley, London and Cambridge. The world’s leading entrepreneurial and social finance research centre at the University of California, Berkeley is partnering with Nesta and the University of Cambridge to launch the UK Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey. Opens on 25 November and closes on 5 December, this benchmarking survey...

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Crowdfunding: Community Sourced Capital

What better way to strengthen communities, while empowering regular people to support nearby small businesses, than by helping individuals fund local entrepreneurs? This movement—coined locavesting by author Amy Cortese in a recent book–is at the core of a Seattle-based social enterprise by the name of Community Sourced Capital (CSC);...

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Crowdfunding in action: future calls

With crowdfunding experiencing phenomenal growth IFA Magazine is looking into the nitty gritty of this fast developing industry, with a special focus on young British designer Charli Cohen as she looks to secure backers for her sportswear crowdfund. In this week’s update we check on...

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