Your weekly roundup of stories, some related to startup funding and some others
Before we soft-launched this week, two important events took place. One is where SCEIN granted $450k to UC Riverside for clean energy entrepreneurs. The other, well Lorenzo Mangolini, a UC Riverside materials scientist, obtained a $2M grant from the National Science Foundation. He aims to make quantum computers operational at room temperature.
We don’t want startups in the Inland Empire to get discouraged by the latest rental prices data that shows it has become expensive to rent out property in Riverside. The county ranked highest in rental prices among the 50 largest metros in America. However, we did mention that a heated housing rental marketplace also creates opportunities for upstarts to offer digital services. After all, funding for your startup might not be an issue as big as it used to be a decade ago (This story comes out in the coming week).
This brings us to the point that startup funding has massively evolved over the last decade as Equity Crowdfunding (ECF) opened it up to non-accredited investors. We wrote about the top equity crowdfunding platforms and some of the Inland Empire startups that got funded through these platforms.
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