Startup Roundup May 18, 2016


Don’t Expect New Crowdfunding Rules to Create a Startup Boom

Investing in startups is no longer limited to the wealthy in the U.S. The New York Times reports, “Starting Monday, new rules will permit anyone, not just the moneyed, to risk $2,000 a year or more investing in small companies in exchange for a stake in the business. Companies can raise up to $1 million a year this way.” 


Now Anyone With $2,000 Can Invest in a Startup | MONEY

If you’ve ever wished you could invest in cool startups like they do on “Shark Tank,” you may be in luck. 


So You Want to Fund a Startup? Here’s What You Need to Know | WIRED

When big startups go public and all those early investors become gazillionaires, it’s like: “Why can’t that be me?” Now, with a little bit of luck, it can! Thanks to the newly approved JOBS Act rules, which go into effect today, you no longer have to make $200K a year or have a net worth of $1 million to invest in a startup—you just need to have some cash.  


Today Is A Historic Day For Startup Investing, And Some Entrepreneurs Are Worried | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

Today is a big day if you are hoping to become a wealthy venture capitalist. The SEC has enacted new rules making it possible for nonaccredited investors to invest their money in early-stage startups. This means that people making less than $200,000 are now able to use online investing platforms to bet on companies they think could hit it big, which has never before been possible. 


Apple reportedly plans startup accelerator in India – Business Insider

Apple is planning to announce an accelerator program for Indian startups when CEO Tim Cook visits the country later this week,the Economic Times and Factor Daily reported on Monday.  


Journalism and the Startup Mentality – EContent Magazine

Over the past 2 decades, traditional journalism organizations have seen their market share hammered by startup digital alternatives that use technologies, business models, and channels that were unimaginable in print’s heyday.  


LG converts its smaller, crazier projects into startups

For every idea a big corporation decides to show to the public, there are thousands sat in a vault down in its R&D labs. LG is the latest to decide that it might be worth trying to spin a profit from some of the projects that were previously consigned to the bin.  


UBS investing in tech startup – Business Insider

UBS’s US wealth-management business is partnering with the San Francisco-based robo-adviser SigFig. 


How to Know If Joining a Startup Is Right for You

You’re thinking about making a career change (or perhaps getting your first real job out of grad school), and you’re looking at different types of organizations. Startups are appealing for the excitement and opportunity, but will you thrive in a less-structured, fast-paced organization?


Brazilian tech startups to join Google’s accelerator | ZDNet

Education startup AppProva, lending platform BankFacil, e-learning tools developer Edools, location-based recruitment tool Emprego Ligado, services marketplace GetNinjas and careers community portal Love Mondays have all been picked to participate in the web giant’s Launchpad Accelerator scheme. 

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