Startups will rely on CrowdFunding

San Jose Mercury News ‎- by Peter Delevett ‎-

Prognosticators and crystal-ball gazers say big data will remain sexy; the mobile revolution will push further on; and more startups will rely on crowdfunding as venture capital firms steer further away from seed investments.

But whichever slice of technology you favor, you probably want to know if the IPO market can maintain the momentum gained in 2013, when more companies went public nationwide than at any point since the dot-com crash.

After all, a well-oiled stock offering can mint millionaires by the hundred, creating a ripple effect of wealth enjoyed by restaurateurs, gardeners, landlords and luxury car dealers.

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