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8 Of Yahoo's 11 Leaders Are New

Start-up bill sails through Senate, expected to become law

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The US Senate has overcome its fears about “crowdmuppeting” and passed an amended version of the JOBS Act, a bill that will make it easier for start-ups to raise money and avoid regulations. The Senate bill received rare bi-partisan support and will go back to the House where it is...
Start-up bill sails through Senate, expected to become law

Barnes & Noble 'founder' pondering bid to buy back retail business, hive off Nook Media

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Just 12 hours after (already denied) rumors circulated that Barnes & Noble may ditch its Nook business, the company has had to make an announcement concerning its retail division. Thanks to SEC regulations, the company has had to 'fess up that majority shareholder and "founder*" Leonard Riggio is pondering...
Barnes & Noble 'founder' pondering bid to buy back retail business, hive off Nook Media

Crowdfund Act Passes In the Senate, But What Will It Mean for Startups?

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This afternoon, the Senate passed the Crowdfund Act by a resounding 73-26 vote. If you've been following the JOBS Act, which has won support from venture capitalists and founders alike (for evidence, just scroll down to this petition's list of supporters), the Crowdfund Act is an amended version of the...
Crowdfund Act Passes In the Senate, But What Will It Mean for Startups?

Y Combinator-Backed WeFunder Launches To Bring Crowdfunding To The Masses

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Crowdfunding is catching on in a big way in the consumer space, as platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have provided new ways for people to back promising projects. But in the startup world, funding is still largely done the same way it has been for decades. A company called WeFunder...
Y Combinator-Backed WeFunder Launches To Bring Crowdfunding To The Masses

500 Startups is now using AngelList to raise investment for its latest fund

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500 Startups is a big fan of AngelList, the social network-like platform for young businesses. Back in January, the US incubator and VC adopted AngelList as the sole platform for applications to its Spring 2013 batch, and now it is kicking things into another gear as it begins accepting investment for its...
500 Startups is now using AngelList to raise investment for its latest fund

How Goldman Sachs Blew The Facebook IPO

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IPOs are wildly profitable deals for Wall Street investment banks, and they come with huge bragging rights. So it's no surprise that the biggest Wall Street banks fought over the Facebook IPO for years. The inside story of the Facebook showdown reveals a lot about the relative status of...
How Goldman Sachs Blew The Facebook IPO

SEC Approves Corporate Announcements Via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn

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The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved corporate announcements conducted via social media--as long as stockholders are informed of the URL first. The Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) has for companies to make corporate announcements via Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. However, there's a caveat: Companies must inform investors beforehand...
SEC Approves Corporate Announcements Via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn

Indiegogo's Danae Ringelmann in Berlin - crowdfunding, building "a goddamn Tesla museum" and what to do with $15 million

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Indiegogo co-founder Danae Ringelmann is in Berlin this week for Campus Party Europe and to help kick off the crowdfunding platform’s “deep launch” in Germany.  It’s pack-in day at Campus Party Europe, and Indiegogo co-founder Danae Ringelmann arrives with a smile, slightly late, sunglasses on head and water bottle in hand....
Indiegogo's Danae Ringelmann in Berlin - crowdfunding, building "a goddamn Tesla museum" and what to do with $15 million
The Ripple Effects Of Equity Crowdfunding
TechCrunch Is Breaking Into Real-Money Gaming

Facebook Granted About $796 Million In Restricted Stock To Employees This Month

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More Facebook riches all around! The company granted about $796 million in restricted stock units to employees less than a week ago, according to an amended IPO filing. These are ”employee refresher grants,” or new grants for employees. They don’t replace existing ones. These restricted stock units, or RSUs, could be worth...
Facebook Granted About $796 Million In Restricted Stock To Employees This Month

Does President Obama's Google Hangout Represent A Milestone?

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Yesterday, President Obama used Google Hangout to do a kind of online virtual town hall meeting, which was both live streamed and is now up on Youtube: Being a "first" such use of a relatively new technology is bound to get some attention, and I thought the coverage from Anthony...
Does President Obama's Google Hangout Represent A Milestone?
Indiegogo considers letting international projects crowdfund for equity

Facebook Spent $700,000 On Mark Zuckerberg's Private Jets Last Year (FB)

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Here's one little bit from Facebook's initial public offering that it looks like we missed, but were reminded of last night: Facebook spent about $700,000 on private charter flights for CEO Mark Zuckerberg. It's not like Zuckerberg is jet-setting, though. The flights are private because the intent is to keep...
Facebook Spent $700,000 On Mark Zuckerberg's Private Jets Last Year (FB)

How A Law That Could Have Been Amazing For Startups Got Killed In Washington

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In a rare act of bipartisanship, the White House and Congress were able to pass the JOBS act, which they think will spur job growth.  The act lets small companies to take on up to 1,000 investors (double what was allowed before).  It increases the allowable number of shareholders in...
How A Law That Could Have Been Amazing For Startups Got Killed In Washington

A Zynga Board Member BOUGHT $560,000 Worth Of Zynga Stock Last Week (ZNGA)

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Ellen Siminoff, a longtime Internet executive who joined the board of Zynga this summer, bought 250,000 shares at $2.22 a share last week. The stock is now trading around $2.14, so Siminoff is already out money, as the stock continues to decline. But as DividendChannel.com's editors put it, "There's an old...
A Zynga Board Member BOUGHT $560,000 Worth Of Zynga Stock Last Week (ZNGA)

Apple Carefully Explains Exactly How It Could Be Destroyed (AAPL)

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With a market capitalization of $559 billion, Apple is the most valuable company in the entire world. But that doesn't mean it can't be destroyed. In fact - per SEC regulations - Apple itself has put together a list of "risk factors" that, in careful detail, explain just how Apple...
Apple Carefully Explains Exactly How It Could Be Destroyed (AAPL)

And... The Bureaucrats Begin Spreading FUD About Crowdfunding

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We've been waiting patiently for quite some time now to see the SEC's "rules" for equity crowdfunding. As you hopefully recall, earlier this year, the JOBS Act became law, and one part of that was the legalization of certain forms of crowdfunding for equity (i.e., ownership of a company). You're...
And... The Bureaucrats Begin Spreading FUD About Crowdfunding

Lerer Ventures Is Raising $30 M. for Its Third Seed-Stage VC Fund in Two Years

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Jordan Cooper, left, and Ben Lerer (Photo: via The Pitch) Roughly a year-and-a-half after closing its second $25 million seed stage fund, Lerer Ventures is in the processing of raising money for a third. An SEC filing, first noted by TechCrunch, says the size of the round is $30 million. Although the...
Lerer Ventures Is Raising $30 M. for Its Third Seed-Stage VC Fund in Two Years
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