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How AngelVest is Using Blockchain to Create a 'Democratized Investment Platform'
By utilizing blockchain technology - specifically through smart contracts - Shanghai-based AngelVest aims to create a highly scalable platform that will give all accredited individual investors access to deals they likely wouldn't be able to access, while significantly reducing the fund administration costs for these investors. Founder David Chen spoke at NexChange's Block O2O Global Summit in Hong Kong, where
Venture Capital in Emerging Markets
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n this feature, we take a detailed look at venture capital activity in the emerging economies of Latin America, South Asia, MENA and Sub-Saharan Africa, analyzing fundraising, funds in market, deals, exits and investors in those regions. [REITs] Q1 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc, Also read Lear Capital Managers located in emerging economies have closed nearly 600 venture capital
Massive Growth of Crypto Funds Continues in 2018
Despite Falling Prices and Regulatory Hurdles, Hedge Funds and Venture Capital Launch Cryptocurrency Investment Funds at Record Pace. Rohnert Park, CA, April 26, 2018 – Prices for cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum are off about 50% from their December 2017 highs and the SEC has announced its intent to investigate over 100 crypto hedge funds. Yet those hurdles haven’t slowed
Tim Draper Says Bitcoin Will Be 'Bigger Than the Industrial Revolution'
If Bitcoin is still in need of a hype man, it may have just found him. A-List venture capitalist Tim Draper not only remains bullish on Bitcoin despite its recent struggles, he actually believes the cryptocurrency will be "bigger than the Industrial Revolution," as CNBC reports. If this seems rather hyperbolic, Draper has a lot more for you to chew
Report: Andreessen Horowitz is Prepping a New Crypto Fund
Silicon Valley venture capital heavyweight Andreessen Horowitz is prepping an exclusive fund to buy and sell cryptocurrencies, Recode reports. Andreessen Horowitz has already beenactive in the blockchain and virtual currency space, investing in "blockchain companies like Coinbase, in crypto-specific funds like Polychain Capital and in initial coin offerings, but, as a fund, it has not yet publicly traded the actual
Why a New Jersey-Based Cryptocurrency Startup is Getting a Lot of Love From Investors
Call it the anti-Bitcoin: Whereas the world's most popular cryptocurrency has fluctuated wildly between euphoric highs and dreaded lows, a crypto startup based in Hoboken, New Jersey aims for something a lot more predictable, as TechCrunch reports. Called Basis, the startup is working on developing a "stable coin," according to TechCrunch, "whose elastic supply will ostensibly expand and contract to
Dropbox, Spotify Have Venture Capitalists Extremely Bullish About Tech IPO Market
In the end, 2017 did not turn out to be the big turnaround for the tech IPO market that many analysts had predicted - or at least hoped for - following a historically bad year in 2016. Fairly or not, a lot of the blame for the mediocre showing last year  - okay, most of the blame - was placed
Building a $100 Million Company
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To build a successful and enduring company, you need more than just hype, publicity, or impressive fundraising skills. Ultimately it all boils down to one simple principle: you must have a product that solves a pressing problem, and then the right amount of paying customers to make the math work. See 2017 Hedge Fund Letters. Going Hunting Today’s infographic comes
NexChange to Host Blockbuster Blockchain Conference in Hong Kong
Here’s something that’ll excite Asia’s blockchain enthusiasts. Blockchain and cryptocurrency leaders are set to come to Hong Kong on May 8 for NexChange’s Block O2O Blockchain Summit. The summit, which aims to drive blockchain investment, understanding, and progress, features blockchain bigwigs such as Nick Spanos, founding member of the BitcoinCenter in New York and current CEO and co-founder of Zap.org,
Peter Thiel is Now Embroiled in Facebook's Data Scandal
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A London employee from Palantir Technologies, "a top Silicon Valley contractor to American spy agencies and the Pentagon" helped Cambridge Analytica harvest data from 50 million Facebook users in the summer of 2014, according to documents obtained by the New York Times. And it just so happens that Palantir was co-founded in 2003 by Peter Thiel, who also sits on