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Calling Hardware Startups, Compete In Hardware Battlefield For $50,000 | TechCrunch

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Gadgets, gizmos and things are hot. With the rise of crowdfunding and easier paths to manufacturing, there are more gadgeteers than ever before.

Trish Costello‘s insight:

Consumer hardware is hot as much of the newest technology targets and is tested in the consumer markets and moves up to the enterprise.  Another way that the start up development world is flipping.  @portfolia1

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Fred Wilson’s predictions for AngelList come true

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A few months ago at a New York PandoMonthly, Fred Wilson predicted that the venture business as we know it today would not exist. “The idea that everybody has to put hundreds of millions of dollars…

Trish Costello‘s insight:

Fred’s prediction about the disruption of the traditional venture capital model is coming true, but Angel List is just the beginning.  In many ways, its a ‘better, cheaper, faster’ approach to traditional venture capital.  Keep an eye out for Portfolia, which portends a real change to the status quo.

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Wearable Gadgets Are Still Not Getting The Attention They Deserve — Here’s Why They Will Create A Massive New Market

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Wearable computing will become a $12 billion-sized category in the next five years. These are the reasons why skeptics underestimate wearables.

Trish Costello‘s insight:

This is a great space for smart, connected consumers to invest and create markets.

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Wearable Gadgets Are Still Not Getting The Attention They Deserve — Here’s Why They Will Create A Massive New Market

See on Scoop.itPortfolia

Wearable computing will become a $12 billion-sized category in the next five years. These are the reasons why skeptics underestimate wearables.

Trish Costello‘s insight:

This is a great market that smart, connected consumers understand but could be missed by the most sophisticated investors.  Simple, often inexpensive solutions to unmet needs, which can have outsized returns for small investors. The perfect recipe for @Portfolia1 

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48% of Americans Want to Be Entrepreneurs

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Seven out of 10 entrepreneurs would start their businesses all over again, and almost half of all Americans want to begin their own.

Trish Costello‘s insight:

Portfolia will let everyone be a part of entrepreneurial companies by letting all of us invest even small amounts in the young companies we believe in.  At Portfolia.com

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Fred Wilson: Venture capital as we know it will cease to exist

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Over a year ago, Union Square Ventures partner Fred Wilson said something that sounded a bit odd: He didn’t believe the venture capitalist business was sustainable in its current iteration. At the …

Trish Costello‘s insight:

Listen to Fred Wilson’s take on the disruption of the VC industry that will come about by individuals combining their money to fund start-ups.  Portfolia, launching in August, is just such a micro-investment platform.  It lets consumers become shareholders as they back teams and products they believe in –then engage their networks to make them successful.   Companies gain both money and markets as their backers focus their social networks and combined buying power to capture the markets.  We know how to do this!

 

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