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Severin Marcombes: Why crowdfunding is not just for potato salad

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Severin Marcombes is the CEO and co-founder of Lima (photo), a new device that allows you to display the same files on your smartphone, computer and tablet. A year ago, he launched a Kickstarter campaign for his product with an initial goal of $69,000. The project reached its goal in 12 hours and ended up collecting $1.2 million dollars thanks to 12,840 backers. …

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Christian Hernandez Gallardo: Meet the European Tech ‘Mafias’

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Valley lore often refers to the “PayPal mafia”, the group of early PayPal employees that went on to found and fund many of today’s leading technology companies: Peter Thiel and Facebook, Reid Hoffman and LinkedIn, Jeremy Stoppelman and Yelp,  Chad Hurley and YouTube and Elon Musk and the Iron Man suit…  “The PayPal Mafia” by Jeffrey O’Brien in Fortune, November 2007 …