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Startups have new ways to find funding

Startups have new ways to find funding | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it

Will Davis and Evan Baehr, co-founders of an Austin, Texas, tech company called Outbox, saw how tight the venture capital business has gotten when they went looking for money a few months back.

Samuel Pavin's insight:

Crowdfunding, etc ... . A quick look into the funding topic where a pivot may be needed for actors in the coming months/years to keep up with the evolution and appearance of new tools (on top of which crowdfunding platforms). VCs still an option ? 

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Is Equity Crowdfunding A Threat To Venture Capitalists? | TechCrunch

Is Equity Crowdfunding A Threat To Venture Capitalists? | TechCrunch | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Editor's note: Zach Noorani is a former VC and current second-year MBA student at MIT Sloan.

Isn’t it fun to ponder the awesome disruptive power that equity crowdfunding might have over the venture capital industry?
Samuel Pavin's insight:

Well, is crowdfunding a threat to music majors ?

Question is valid as well. Yet, in the case of startups, investors usually are quite involved in the company's development.

VCs would usually sit at the board table and take time to help grow the company. Can crowdfunding bring such added value ?

 

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