Liz Gannes

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While Waiting for JOBS Act, Equity Crowdfunding Raises Millions

MicroVentures said today that it has facilitated $16 million in equity crowdfunding investments, the type that regular people might be able to participate in after the JOBS Act gets implemented, but for now are limited to accredited investors. That space keeps growing; FundersClub claims $5 million invested to date, AngelList, $7.8 million and CircleUp, $10 million.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald