Global Private Company Marketplace (PCM) News Jan – March 2012

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Are Mobile Ads a Screen Dream or a Smokescreen?

By Greencrest capital , March 7th ,2012

GreenCrest Capital Management LLC (Hereafter “GreenCrest”) does and seeks to do business with companies mentioned in this webinar. As a result, investors should be aware that the firm may have a conflict of interest that could affect the objectivity of this webinar. Investors should consider this report as only a single factor in making their investment decision. 
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Your Entrepreneur World Changes When You Take Money

February 28th ,2012

The naïve entrepreneur thinks he can relax, after he finally cashes the check from a professional investor, but in reality that’s when the work and the pressure starts. His first reality reset is that now, maybe for the first time, he really has a boss, or several bosses, and often very demanding ones at that. 
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Gate Technologies to Provide Lion Exchange Inc. With Its Platform of Innovative Financial Technology Solutions and Services

Marketwatch By Gate Technologies ,February 21st ,2012

Gate Technologies, a leading provider of electronic financial transaction systems, announces a new long-term services partnership with Lion Exchange. Under the terms of the agreement, Lion Exchange marketplace will now be powered by GATE Technologies’ electronic transaction engine. 
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No Bitter Aftertaste From This Stock Offering

Nytimes By Jeff Sommer ,February 18th ,2012

JIM KOCH is well known among beer aficionados for creating the full-bodied brew called Samuel Adams Boston Lager and for helping to foster the craft brew movement in the United States. 
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GATE Technologies, LLC Paving the Way for the Secondary Trading of Limited Partnership Interests

Marketwire, February 13th, 2012

Over the past year GATE Technologies, LLC has advocated on behalf of investors and supported legislation in Congress to change US regulations that apply to the trading of illiquid securities. GATE’s efforts on behalf of investors have continued with an effort to change regulations that apply to the transfer of illiquid assets in secondary markets. 
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David Weild: Rebuilding the IPO market

Crains New York By David Weild ,February 12th, 2012

Don’t be fooled by Facebook’s dazzling $100 billion IPO plans: The 14-year drought for small IPOs is not about to magically disappear. Big-brand companies such as Facebook have the recognition to stoke demand for their IPOs, but most companies wallow in the quagmire of anonymity. 
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Thumbs up, thumbs down

Hickoryrecord, February 3rd, 2012

THUMBS UP to rare expressions of bipartisan cooperation on Capitol Hill. Over the past few days, Republicans and Democrats have stood together to advance important pieces of legislation. Most refreshing was our own U.S. 
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Insight into Facebook’s Three Day Halt

Bloomberg By Ari Levy, January 25th, 2012

Shareholders of Facebook Inc., the social-networking site preparing an initial public offering, are facing a three-day suspension of trading on secondary markets this week, people with knowledge of the matter said. 
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H.R. 2930 Crowdfunding Bill Sponsor Frowns on Senate Bills, Website Says

Crowdfunding DataFlow, January 24th, 2012

H.R. 2930 sponsor Rep. Patrick McHenry said two competing Senate bills are flawed because they would not allow enough capital raising, according to a crowdsourcing. 
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Forget Facebook, the IPO market is dying, says SecondMarket CEO Barry Silbert

Venturebeat By Ben Popper, January 17th, 2012

Bankers and brokers nibbled on spinach omelettes, looking out over a sumptuous view of midtown Manhattan, at a private breakfast thrown by Bloomberg Markets on the 29th floor of its Lexington Avenue building. Barry Silbert, the baby faced founder and CEO of SecondMarket, which facilitates trades in private tech companies, 
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The way to an IPO – Facebook [Infographic]

Memeburn By Michelle Atagana, Managing Ed., January 17th, 2012

Despite CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s reluctance to comment on the impending offering, analysts and social media enthusiasts are awaiting the biggest IPO since Google’s 2004 offering sometime in 2012. 
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Mitchell C. Littman of Littman Krooks to Participate in SoHo Capital Conference

Law Firm Newswire By Law Firm Newswire, January 10th, 2012

Mitchell C. Littman, Esq., of Littman Krooks LLP has been invited to participate in a panel discussion on the Capital Markets of Tomorrow-Meet The Pioneers of The Private Company Marketplace. Mr. Littman will discuss how the private company marketplace enriches private companies, investors and the economy at large. 
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The New Capital Creation Marketplace with David Drake

Mevio, January 7th, 2012

In this episode, “David Drake” of “LDJ Capital” and “The Soho Loft” discusses his organization’s upcoming event and the creation of a new type of capital market. With the traditional financial markets shutting out smaller companies and investors, 
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Group to Push for “Customized Spreads

Pehub,January 6th, 2012

The dearth of small-cap IPOs has long been a popular topic to gripe about in venture circles. Usually the complaints focus on a short list of perceived causes: onerous regulations, too-big-to-care investment banks, 
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