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June 25 2013

My dear friend, and ex-colleague at N2V, @mrarrabi has published some thoughts on Wamda titled: “Is Venture Capital the right investment model for startups in the Arab world?“. Here is my feedback, hoping to start a constructive conversation about this[…]

February 10 2013

This is a follow up post to my “VC Pivot” post earlier. It took me some time to finalize the new model for Sinbad Ventures and to find the right technical partner to do it. Below is the new model[…]

November 1 2012

It has been five months since I started raising the first fund for Sinbad Ventures, and it’s been tough. More details about it can be found in my previous post: “Thoughts About My Fundraising Experience So Far“. Now, after attending[…]

July 22 2010

This is my last post about this topic, and here I provide few crazy ideas to enable startups to crowdfund from non-accredited crowd investors and enable crowd investors to exchange stocks of[…]

July 21 2010

As far as I know, only two companies were smart in implementing the private stock market idea (but not a crowdfunding platform): SharesPost and SecondMarket via its “

July 20 2010

The concept of crowdfunding was really successful for non-profits, charities, donations, and even for political campaigns. Barack Obama raised $500m in 2008 online from the crowd with an average donation of $80.

July 19 2010

I have always been fascinated by two different but closely related ideas: the idea of crowd funding, i.e., raising capital investment from the crowd at the seed stage, and the idea of a private[…]

July 18 2010

This is an index page for the “Thoughts about Crowdfunding for Startups” Series, below you can find linked for all posts in this series.