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VC Experts | SEC Risk Alert: Selecting Alternative Investments and Their Managers

VC Experts | SEC Risk Alert: Selecting Alternative Investments and Their Managers | Crowd Funding, Micro-funding, New Approach for Investors - Alternatives to Wall Street | Scoop.it
VC Experts provides data on private company valuations, share prices, deal terms of financings, as well as industry leading information and documentation for participants in the Private Equity & Venture Capital industries.
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SEC Alert and Report on questionable Fund managers and their stated strategies

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When trends collide: 10 of the hottest crowdfunded wearables

When trends collide: 10 of the hottest crowdfunded wearables | Crowd Funding, Micro-funding, New Approach for Investors - Alternatives to Wall Street | Scoop.it
Crowdfunding is giving entrepreneurs and small companies new opportunities to innovate and succeed -- and wearable devices are reaping the benefits.
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Thank Heavens For Those Patent Trolls

Thank Heavens For Those Patent Trolls | Crowd Funding, Micro-funding, New Approach for Investors - Alternatives to Wall Street | Scoop.it
Patent trolls are often the buyer of last resort for an inventor.
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Rethinking the value of "Patent Trolls" after this article - well written and worth reading, particularly if you're an individual inventor.  However the part that is left out is that is some of the strategy and tactics of some Patent Trolls...er....Patent Aggregators, I've seen some of their tactics and not all of them are white knights, despite the praise that this article levies upon Patent Trolls 

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10 digital health projects on Indiegogo | mobihealthnews

10 digital health projects on Indiegogo | mobihealthnews | Crowd Funding, Micro-funding, New Approach for Investors - Alternatives to Wall Street | Scoop.it

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'Techno-finance' chief right strategy for some organisations, says EMC exec

'Techno-finance' chief right strategy for some organisations, says EMC exec | Crowd Funding, Micro-funding, New Approach for Investors - Alternatives to Wall Street | Scoop.it
As companies innovate and transform in an increasingly digitised world, 'chief financial and technology officers' or 'CFTOs' are becoming a corporate necessity for some, according to a senior EMC executive.
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A techno-finance chief, now that would be interesting

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Dell CFO Gladden Leaving the Company

Dell CFO Gladden Leaving the Company | Crowd Funding, Micro-funding, New Approach for Investors - Alternatives to Wall Street | Scoop.it
Dell's Chief Financial Officer Brian Gladden is leaving the computer company to pursue other career interests.
Dell Inc. named Thomas Sweet as Gladden's successor. Sweet, 54, was also named senior vice president.
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There may be some finance positions opening up at Dell...just saying

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Report on Irish Entrepreneurship: Misguided over-focus on tech sector

Report on Irish Entrepreneurship: Misguided over-focus on tech sector | Crowd Funding, Micro-funding, New Approach for Investors - Alternatives to Wall Street | Scoop.it
Irish/Ireland Business News, Internationa, Global, World, European Union, Financial Information - Irish Finance and Business Portal - providing Irish, European and global market information including mortgages, pensions, investment, property...

Via S. Diez de Medina Ph.D.
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The mother country doing a pretty good analysis on boosting the economy, not just high tech, a # of excellent suggestions.   Keep an eye on Ireland they are doing and thinking differently, than many other nations.  We are impressed.

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Crowdsourcing gains traction as a resource in legal practice

Crowdsourcing gains traction as a resource in legal practice | Crowd Funding, Micro-funding, New Approach for Investors - Alternatives to Wall Street | Scoop.it
For inexperienced lawyers, the amount of research and case law that must be studied can prove overwhelming, especially in areas of the law that are newer or uncharted.
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Kickstarter of the Week: How to Undermine Intellectual Property

Kickstarter of the Week: How to Undermine Intellectual Property | Crowd Funding, Micro-funding, New Approach for Investors - Alternatives to Wall Street | Scoop.it
On this episode of Kickstarter of the Week, we are looking into our brains with OpenBCI, an open source brain-computer interface for the masses.
Read: Open Source Access to Your Brain
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What a laugh the way they put this video together, the technology well you can see for yourself

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Startacus - Technology News Round-Up 4

Startacus - Technology News Round-Up 4 | Crowd Funding, Micro-funding, New Approach for Investors - Alternatives to Wall Street | Scoop.it
Startacus.net is a platform for startups, creatives and enterprising individuals offering advice, support, news, information and practical tools for developing business ideas
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We are impressed by Startacus,  pretty good at reading the direction of things in the high tech industry

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40 Tips on How to Use Crowdfunding to Raise Money for Your Business

40 Tips on How to Use Crowdfunding to Raise Money for Your Business | Crowd Funding, Micro-funding, New Approach for Investors - Alternatives to Wall Street | Scoop.it
Crowdfunding is an alternative way for entrepreneurs to raise capital. Here are 40 tips on how to use crowdfunding successfully to raise money for your small business
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If looking for funding - better read this - good to know

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Biometric signature company signs up more investors | Planet Biometrics News

Biometric signature company signs up more investors | Planet Biometrics News | Crowd Funding, Micro-funding, New Approach for Investors - Alternatives to Wall Street | Scoop.it
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In Conversation: Eric Ries on the Finance of Innovation

In Conversation: Eric Ries on the Finance of Innovation | Crowd Funding, Micro-funding, New Approach for Investors - Alternatives to Wall Street | Scoop.it
The Lean Startup author describes his system of innovation accounting—and how it can convert learning into dollars.
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Lean applied in Finance- worth a read if you're working in a finance related aspect of your firm

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Why Hewlett-Packard's Voice Tablet Entry Is An Imperative

Why Hewlett-Packard's Voice Tablet Entry Is An Imperative | Crowd Funding, Micro-funding, New Approach for Investors - Alternatives to Wall Street | Scoop.it
Last month, Hewlett-Packard announced they were launching two “phablets” or voice-enabled tablets in India under the HP VoiceTab brand. This came a year and a half after Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman hinted at it in an interview with Fox Business News. As you would expect after the “voice tablet” launch, [...]
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Very interesting take on HP's Phablet strategy for India, worth a read

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10 things to know about how microfinancing is using tech to empower global entrepreneurs

10 things to know about how microfinancing is using tech to empower global entrepreneurs | Crowd Funding, Micro-funding, New Approach for Investors - Alternatives to Wall Street | Scoop.it
Mobile technology, the internet, and globalization are powerful tools in eradicating poverty through microfinance loans, which have funded half a billion people and counting.
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Will Samsung tap Glooko for S Health?

Will Samsung tap Glooko for S Health? | Crowd Funding, Micro-funding, New Approach for Investors - Alternatives to Wall Street | Scoop.it
Glooko has raised $7 million from Samsung Ventures and Lifeforce Ventures, as well as existing investors including The Social + Capital Partnership, Sundeep Madra and Yogen Dalal.

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A Mutual Fund For 3D Printing

A Mutual Fund For 3D Printing | Crowd Funding, Micro-funding, New Approach for Investors - Alternatives to Wall Street | Scoop.it
The 3D printing industry received another shot in the arm yesterday with the announcement of a mutual fund that is focused on the industry. The fund will trade under the TDPIX symbol and requires an initial minimum investment of $2500.  This is the first fund for Outlook Advisors, a portfolio [...]
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How Venture Capitalists Make Investment Choices

How Venture Capitalists Make Investment Choices | Crowd Funding, Micro-funding, New Approach for Investors - Alternatives to Wall Street | Scoop.it
In order to increase your odds for receiving funding, here are some criteria considered by venture capitalists.

It's easy to dislike angel and venture capitalist investors. For entrepreneurs looking to raise capital for their start-up businesses, these early-stage investors can be awfully hard to find, and when you do find them, it's even tougher to get investment dollars out of them.

But, think again: angels and venture capitalists (VCs) are taking on serious risk. New ventures frequently have little or no sales; the founders may have only the faintest real-life management experience, and the business plan may be based on nothing more than a concept or a simple prototype. There are good reasons why VCs are tight with their investment dollars.

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In order to increase your odds for receiving funding, here are some criteria considered by venture capitalists

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, January 25, 2014 7:31 PM

Excellent article explaining VC funding and what it takes to be considered.

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Warren Buffet Startup Tips via @HaikuDeck

Warren Buffet Startup Tips via @HaikuDeck | Crowd Funding, Micro-funding, New Approach for Investors - Alternatives to Wall Street | Scoop.it

Buffet's Startup Tips Are so important I created a @HaikuDeck for his tips and for implied startup tips such as:

* Multiple Money - don't depend on one income source.

* Spending - buying things you don't need means selling stuff you do...eventually.

* Savings - Save then spend not the other way around.

* Investment - Never put all eggs in one basket no matter how beautiful the egg.
* Honesty - Honesty and character and lack of it are expensive and amplifed by money so don't expect from "cheap people".  

http://www.haikudeck.com/p/94SRtkQRzX/warren-buffet-startup-tips  


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Good video, tips (we previously posted them) are good too.

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, March 12, 2014 2:19 PM

Thought this was a good Scoop to reprise given Buffet's offer to pay $1B for a perfect NCAA Tourney Bracket. Talk about how to get millions in free PR (lol). As if Warren needs "free" anything :). Smart money always makes MORE money. 

Angela Heath's curator insight, March 13, 2014 10:13 PM

Time tested results from the masters.

Tyler Richendollar's curator insight, March 18, 2014 9:24 AM

Simple ways to think about what your business should do when first getting off the ground.  The ideas make sense when you read them out loud, but are often missed.

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Efraim Benmelech on Financial Contagion

Efraim Benmelech on Financial Contagion | Crowd Funding, Micro-funding, New Approach for Investors - Alternatives to Wall Street | Scoop.it
The economist explains how financial crises spread like a disease and what companies can do to immunize themselves.
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Excellent research and work by economist on financial contagion being based off of interdependence of business networks 

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FDA approval process comes under scrutiny in studies

FDA approval process comes under scrutiny in studies | Crowd Funding, Micro-funding, New Approach for Investors - Alternatives to Wall Street | Scoop.it
(HealthDay)—Approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not necessarily mean that a medication or medical device has received a grueling trial by fire and has been proven safe beyond all doubt, according to a trio of new studies...
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I think we all thought this, nice to see an analysis by the AMA taking aim at the FDA

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Jimmy Wales's Plan to Save the World With Mobile Phones

Jimmy Wales's Plan to Save the World With Mobile Phones | Crowd Funding, Micro-funding, New Approach for Investors - Alternatives to Wall Street | Scoop.it
He's chairman of a U.K.-based wireless company that takes 10 percent off the top of every subscriber's bill and gives it to charity.
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Jimmy Wales's Plan to Save the World With Mobile Phones

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Startup & Life Tips From Warren Buffet

Startup & Life Tips From Warren Buffet | Crowd Funding, Micro-funding, New Approach for Investors - Alternatives to Wall Street | Scoop.it

There are reasons other than sheer brillance Warren Buffet has way more money than most. He lives by a strict code and these tips share some of that code. Great #startup and life tips. 

My favorites are learning to spend only AFTER saving (hard lesson that one) and the tip about honesty being expensive so don't expect it from "cheap people". I suspect Warren means "cheap" in much more than the monetary sense.  


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Just plain old fashioned good advice

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Sieg Holle's curator insight, January 25, 2014 4:01 PM

Works for the free spendng government nanny groups as well- particularly on expectations

Jeremy Barton's curator insight, January 30, 2014 8:57 AM

Simple and obvious. I guess that is why Warren Buffet has got what he has got.

With Causes Charities's curator insight, November 17, 2014 3:19 PM

If you own jewelry and have no use for it, you can donate to charity and enjoy a fair market tax deduction. Jewelry donations range from broken gold necklaces and jewelry missing gemstones to very rare and hard to come by fine or estate jewelry. You will receive the absolute maximum tax deduction for your generous jewelry donation. http://www.collectibleswithcauses.org/

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Wearable Technology Market Set to Explode, Could Reach $50 Billion, Says Credit Suisse - BoF - The Business of Fashion

Wearable Technology Market Set to Explode, Could Reach $50 Billion, Says Credit Suisse - BoF - The Business of Fashion | Crowd Funding, Micro-funding, New Approach for Investors - Alternatives to Wall Street | Scoop.it
LONDON, United Kingdom — On Friday, Credit Suisse issued a report on the rise of wearable devices — clothing and personal accessories with embedded sensors, displays and other digital technology, such as smartwatches, fitness monitors...
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And now Credit Suisse chimes in with 3-5 year prediction for wearables is as high as $50B

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iButton™: Making Technology Wearable

If you're nifty with a needle & thread you can add these convenient new earbud cord routing buttons to clothing.
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Actually solves a problem, looking for a small amount of funding on Kickstarter too
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Richard Platt's curator insight, January 16, 2014 4:56 PM

Now this is a useful wearable technology, and also seeking funding on Kickstarter.  It actually solves a real problem.  Think about it