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Henderson subsidiary acquires crowdfunding firm

Henderson fund managers Rob Giles and Adam McConkey (pictured)have bought into the crowdfunding craze with an acquisition through a subsidiary owned by their hedge fund Volantis. Crowdfunding platform FundThe Gap has been acquired for an undisclosed amount by Darwin Strategic Limited, majority owned by the Henderson AlphaGen Volantis hedge fund. FundTheGap was...

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Crowdfunding Takes On Hunger, Health And Human Rights

Kickstarter meets Kiva meets TOMS: That’s the idea behind a soon-to-be launched social enterprise and crowdfunding web site by the name of Reciprocity & Co. The basic concept is this: Founded by Gainsville, Fla.-based Sam McPherson, the site promotes projects aimed at addressing major areas of need, like health...

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How Smart Angels Will Leverage Crowdfunding

Equity crowdfunding has a large and growing base of global supporters and advocates. Every few months we see new developments in securities-related legislation, and activity kicking off in countries around the world that are advancing crowdfunding for businesses. On the flip side, equity crowdfunding has also...

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Why Crowdfunding is Disrupting Finance

It is truly remarkable to think about the disruption that has resulted from the creation of marketplaces in almost every industry over the last few years. Need a restaurant reservation?  Open Table has it down to a science- compare that to your experience just 10...

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