Tag: venture capital

The Crowdfunding Revolution: Interview with crowdfunding expert, Dan Marom

We recently had the chance to sit down with Dan Marom, an expert and leading author in the crowdfunding space. We asked about the current market dynamics for investing in startups and how crowdfunding is impacting efficient flows of capital and (hopefully) will lead to better returns for investors. :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Why do you think there needs to be a revolution in raising capital? Our current system is outdated and entrepreneurs are faced with a difficult economic climate, hindering their ability to raise capital. Many of the laws governing fundraising were created during the Great Depression. Unfortunately, the current economic state and status of the financial services industry does not make that easy for an entrepreneur any longer. Policymakers and regulators around the world are beginning to recognize the benefits for crowdfunding in supporting both innovation and job creation. Recently, we published A Framework for European Crowdfunding, a call-to-action for European policymakers to legalize equity crowdfunding. It’s a great resource for the scope of the current state of the economy and the way crowdfunding will be impactful in a positive way....

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Hacking Israeli startups, worldwide

AngelHack has decided to bring a hacking competition to Tel Aviv, marking the first time they will ever be here. AngleHack is a company built to help startups reach the next level by mentoring them, advising them, and setting them up with the right people. Some would say that there is no better place than starting up a company than Israel, but that doesn’t necessarily prepare the companies to work globally. Tomorrow, November 9th, AngelHack will pick the best 25 start ups in Israel, mentor them for 6 weeks, then fly them to Silicon Valley to meet with companies like Facebook and Google. These Israeli startups will then learn the tricks of the trade and be prepared to work abroad. Companies like AngelHack are continuing the trend that we have seen over the last few years. A few years ago, few events like these reached Israel, and now Israel is a prime target. Israel raised more money from venture capital per capita than any other country, including 20 times more than Europe and double that of the US! OurCrowd...

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