Google to Reorganize Into New Company Called ‘Alphabet’

Google to Reorganize Into New Company Called ‘Alphabet’

RAY HENNESSEY ENTREPRENEUR.COM AUGUST 10, 2015 Say goodbye to Google. Say hello to Alphabet. Google Inc. says it is creating a new operating structure under a newly formed umbrella company it is calling Alphabet Inc. Co-founder and current CEO Larry Page will lead the new company, while Sergey Brin, the other co-founder, will serve as[…]

M4JAM acquires digital research company Pondering Panda to fuel African expansion

M4JAM acquires digital research company Pondering Panda to fuel African expansion

By Jacques Coetzee: Staff Reporter on 11 August, 2015 South African micro-jobbing startup M4JAM (Money for Jam) had a good first year. The Stellenbosch-based company has lured high-profile talents such as Brett StClair from Google South Africa into its den, quickly followed up by investment from media giants Naspers and Tencent through WeChat Africa. This[…]

Five Reasons to Believe in Real Estate Crowdfunding

Five Reasons to Believe in Real Estate Crowdfunding

Matthew Sullivan Jul 28, 2015 If you’ve been keeping an eye on the real estate crowdfunding market, you already know how many exciting things have transpired in such a short period of time. The market is due to turnover $2.5billion in 2015. However, you may still be waiting on the sidelines to see how things[…]

Bulletproof Launches FATwater, Raises $9M

Bulletproof Launches FATwater, Raises $9M

Trinity Ventures, a Menlo Park, Calif.-based venture capital firm, has invested $9 million into Bulletproof, the firm best known for butter-infused Bulletproof Coffee, which it says can help consumers lose weight and get smarter. Trinity, which has invested heavily in technology and software ventures, is also well-known for investing early on in Starbucks. Has Trinity[…]

Crowdfunding Industry Overtakes Venture Capital and Angel Investing

Crowdfunding Industry Overtakes Venture Capital and Angel Investing

BY LOUIS EMMERSON · JULY 8, 2015 By 2016 the crowdfunding industry is on track to account for more funding than venture capital, according to research firm Massolution’s annual report. With an estimated market value of $34 billion in 2015, crowdfunding has come a long way since its valuation of $880 million in 2010. In[…]

With $1 Billion Invested And $100 Entry Points, Real Estate Crowdfunding Grows Up

With $1 Billion Invested And $100 Entry Points, Real Estate Crowdfunding Grows Up

Vanessa Grout – Forbes Contributor March 24, 2015 In September, I wrote an article about the latest crowdfunding trend: real estate. At the time, the Hard Rock Hotel in Palm Springs was receiving attention for crowdfunding a 15% equity stake for $1.5 million. While this was great press for the hotel, it also advanced the[…]