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What are the regulatory barriers preventing the emergence of a liquid market for equity in seed stage startups?

Parts of the answer are that (a) there are enormous regulatory requirements relating to secondary markets, and (b) there are no analysts tracking private company stocks.

But by far the biggest issue is that the very essence of public markets (and what makes them “public”) is that the SEC mandates an enormous amount of transparency, including complete quarterly financial statements,

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Sprint Like An Egyptian: A Tech Entrepreneurship Revolution in Alexandria

At the threshold of one of the most recognizable landmarks in human history — the sole survivor among the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, dating back nearly five thousand years — my entrepreneur host was engaged in heated debate with a rotating phalanx of functionaries.  As our group sweltered in the July heat on the outskirts of Cairo, each

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