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Alternative financing to hit $34 billion mark in 2015

Could surpass venture capital and angel investing David Drake November 18, 2015: Alternative financing emerged following the 2008 global financial crisis. Two of these alternative financing mechanisms are peer-to-peer or P2P lending and crowdfunding where funds are raised online. The growth of alternative financing has been consistent since its introduction, raising $2.7 billion in 2012...
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‘Crowdfunding is bigger than the internet’

Scott Purcell spurs FundAmerica into a Top Crowdfunding Platform David Drake July 20, 2015: Scott Purcell is a serial entrepreneur experienced in securities, banking, technology, internet infrastructure, publishing, social networking and music industry. He is best known for founding Epoch Networks, one of the first internet providers in the United States as well as the...
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India’s Kickstarter

Wishberry.in is now crowdfunding hundreds of creative projects David Drake February 24, 2015: Funding to pursue creativity and innovation in India is very limited, particularly when an idea has no connection with technology. This, coupled with the lack of accountability and transparency in the use of funds on projects that are purely creative, makes the...
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In Monopoly move, Sahara chairman offers hotel for bail

Subrata Roy has been incarcerated after running afoul of a number of India’s financial regulations David Drake December 4,2014:We’ve seen life imitate art but rarely have we seen life imitate a board game. In  Hasbro’s popular board game, Monopoly, players often land in jail as well as own massive hotels on Park Place and other...
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Is there something like better tobacco?

Biotechnology firm opens up new opportunities for the multi-billion dollar market David Drake October 31, 2014: As the biotech firm  22nd Century Group, Inc. (NYSE MKT: XXII) rang the closing bell on the New York Stock Exchange last Thursday, the multi-billion dollar tobacco industry is at the threshold of this firm’s biotechnological efforts as it...