Microsoft 1978 vs Venovate 2014: You Can Now Invest in Us!

I’m sure you have all seen this picture before. In case you’re not familiar, no… this is not the Venovate team. This was the Microsoft team back in 1978, with founders Bill Gates (bottom left) and Paul Allen (bottom right). What made this picture funny and viral was the question attached to it. The question …

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Ten Reasons to List Your Investment Opportunity on Venovate

The US market of high net worth investors is substantial and largely untapped still. Around nine million households qualify as high net worth, based on the SEC definition of having an individual or joint net worth exceeding $1,000,000 (excluding equity in a primary residence). Yet, only 3% of those households currently invest in alternatives. In …

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Crowdfunding over Coffee, Back in 1792

I often wonder how much business gets done at coffee shops. Every time I go into the Starbucks on Clay Street in San Francisco, right around the corner from our office, there are people working diligently on their laptops. I’m sure some are even trading stocks with their online broker. Soon, when Venovate Marketplace goes …

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What Are Smarter Alternative Investment Opportunities?

If you’ve ever started a company, you know how hard it is to encapsulate your mission in a single name and tag line. You want something that will instantly express the unique benefit you are providing. If you’re Starbucks, that’s easy: Coffee. Everyone knows what coffee is and what it does for you. For Venovate …

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Introducing Venovate

Hello everyone, I’m Michael Raneri, founder and CEO of Venovate – a new kind of investment firm that will change the way capital is raised forever. I’d like to tell you more about us. In April of 2012, the Jumpstart Our Business Startups – or JOBS Act – was signed into law. It has taken …

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