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Kirsten Winkler

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Bertelsmann, an international media company based in Germany, announced that it will raise a €30 million ($43 million) education technology fund in partnership with Brazilian investment company Bozano Investimentos.

Bertelsmann holds a 30% stake in the BR Education Ventures Fund, Bozano Investimentos serves as the fund’s manager. A first closing in the amount of nearly €20 million has already been completed.
International media company Bertelsmann launched a €30 million edtech fund called BR Education Ventures fund in partnership with Bozano Investimentos.
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Marc Prosser

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Does the government support minority business?
A significant portion of SBA 7A loans (28%) go to businesses owned by minority ethnic groups. However it's probably not the group you think.
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+Marc Prosser continued to work for a pharmaceutical company for another four years.

It was a good lesson on shoe stringing a budget.
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Securing funding is no easy task for new entrepreneurs. Here are some of the qualities an investor looks for in a #startup company when deciding whether or not to invest.
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Mason Jane

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Everyone has a friend like this

Haha guys, I bet I know your friends much better than you! 
If you laugh, click “+1”; 
Click “Share”, if you have too many campy friends; 
And plus your “best dumbass” friends in comment.
BTW, I admit that I’m your campy friend, because I always use the “…time” sentences.
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+Jason Ty I've seen too many such dumb-asses waling on the streets ,lmao!!!
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What is Crowd funding ?

The concept of crowd-funding is easy.All you have to do is fund your project by going to the internet and asking large numbers of people for a small contribution.

It seems all you have to do is to register with a platform like Kickstarter or Indiegogo, fill in some simple screens, upload your video and wait for the cash to come in. The sad truth is 60 % of all campaigns do not reach their goal and are not funded.
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Great opportunity for photographers monetize their photos by native advertising. Please share this link to your friends
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Are you familiar with microloans? It's a term most probably are aware of, but its also a program started by the +U.S. Small Business Administration. As part 3 of my startup guide series, I've created a guide to microloans. Be sure to check out past posts and keep an eye for my upcoming guide to the always popular, often misunderstood topic of crowd funding!
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Lili Balfour

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If you're thinking about doing a crowdfunding project, read this post!

We just finished our first campaign (http://kck.st/1lA6YZb) ~350% over the ask.  We had two more scheduled (end of 2013 and early 2014), but decided to place them on hold because we were learning so much from the first one. This campaign launched in November 2013 and was hit by several calamities (out of my control) so we decided to cancel it. I could not be happier about the relaunch. 

Don't be afraid to fail. You can always get back up and hit it out of the park. 
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Congrats on your success and a very cool product idea. The article could also be a warning to potential backers to do their homework before throwing money at something.
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Niclas Marie

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When looking to get a loan, its important to "sweat the small stuff." Think of it like a resume for your business.
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James Kian

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The campaign to improve the website is 800$ budget, every contributors support will get their name & professionalism written on the improved website as the acknowledgement of their awesome support. Besides, it also letting contributors to share their inspire though in the website.
 
Sharingbiz = Sharing Business Idea or tips to help people fulfil their dream/desire, it also helping merchants to create more business opportunities. The campaign is to help improve the website to provide better services from merchant’s products & services.
 
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/sharingbiz-online/x/5531270#share
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Carl A. Lehmann

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B ...on Bubbles and ka Boom;       Is history repeating itself? The Dot.com crash; preceded the Republican Banking crash. Privatize and deregulate produced unfortunate results....... and a Bust.
     A financial market trading Ponzi schemes of worthless consumer debt? Here;  are companies running IPO and private equity- with no earnings or consumer Base. A closer look at the start up scam.......
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James Kian

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The campaign to improve the website is 800$ budget, every contributors support will get their name & professionalism written on the improved website as the acknowledgement of their awesome support. Besides, I’m also trying to give more to contributors too.
 
Sharingbiz = Sharing Business Idea or tips to help people fulfil their dream/desire, it also helping merchants to create more business opportunities. The campaign is to help improve the website to provide better services from merchant’s products & services.
 
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/sharingbiz-online/x/5531270#share
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Crowd-funding seems to be a very popular topic here! Like others, I have also written a blog post on crowd-funding as I find it a very interesting social phenomenon. However, in an effort not to overlap with anyone else, I discuss some of the FAQs of crowd-funding as well as a brief overview of some of the most popular platforms. There's a lot more out there besides Kickstarter and Indiegogo!
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James Kian

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The campaign to improve the website is 800$ budget, every contributors support will get their name & professionalism written on the improved website as the acknowledgement of their awesome support. Besides, I’m also trying to give more to contributors too.
 
Sharingbiz = Sharing Business Idea or tips to help people fulfil their dream/desire, it also helping merchants to create more business opportunities. The campaign is to help improve the website to provide better services from merchant’s products & services.
 
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/sharingbiz-online/x/5531270#share
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Matthew Beck

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Matthew Beck originally shared to Entrepreneurs, Self-Employed & Small Business (Fundraising & Crowdfunding):
 
Learn how to build a successful  campaign by following simple rules that work. Establish credibility, create a powerful design, and discover the best way to reach your audience effectively. Identify and engage your project’s target audience, inviting them to invest in a project they can take ownership in.

In this section the main failure points will be identified with respect to the product,price & promotion methods.
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James Kian

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The campaign to improve the website is 800$ budget, every contributors support 10$ will get their name written on the improved website as the acknowledgement of their awesome support. Besides, I’m also trying to give more to contributors too.
 
Sharingbiz = Sharing Business Idea or tips to help people fulfil their dream/desire, it also helping merchants to create more business opportunities. The campaign is to help improve the website to provide better services from merchant’s products & services.
 
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/sharingbiz-online/x/5531270#share
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Great opportunity for photographers monetize their photos by native advertising. Please share this link to your friends
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ResQ-Technology

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How do you get help running a starting or running a business
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Im in the UK - thanks though
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A lot of good lessons in this post. But the most important one is to admit you don't know everything. As an entrepreneur, you don't really know how many free users will convert to paying ones. As a VC, you don't really know which companies in your portfolio are going to give you the returns you & your investors expect.

And that's OK.
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