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Equity Crowdfunding

Startup fundraising is typically a strenuous process that involves months of preparation, numerous investor pitches, ongoing research, and adjustments to your business plan. Furthermore, this process is very lengthy and very few startups actually wind up earning an investment from … Continue reading

Startup investments are very risky ventures, but if you find one with the potential to provide returns, it can be a lucrative opportunity.  The hard part is finding out which startups have the potential to grow and generate profits and … Continue reading

Creating a startup investment portfolio can be tricky. It’s impossible to predict when a startup will fail miserably or ascend to the heights of a Silicon Valley Unicorn. But, it is possible to develop a startup investing strategy that can … Continue reading

The best startups are usually pretty easy to spot. They tend to have a noticeable impact on their industry and they do things different than their competitors. On a more granular level, great startups can be identified by things like … Continue reading

If you’re considering equity crowdfunding as a serious investment opportunity, you’ll want to understand federal regulations and identify potential risks so you can make informed decisions. The industry is growing rapidly and in 2015, Goldman Sachs released a report on … Continue reading

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) regulation crowdfunding (or equity crowdfunding) rules went into effect on May 16, 2016. Now, the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy has released new analysis of all regulation crowdfunding filings that occurred … Continue reading

Why Aren’t Millennials Investing?

Why Aren’t Millennials Investing?

According to a 2016 survey by Bankrate, just one-third of Millennials are investing. A 2017 Wells Fargo survey found that 53% of Millennials report that they’ll ­never be comfortable investing – and 20% have no plans to invest at all. … Continue reading

It’s been over one year since MicroVentures teamed up with Indiegogo to form First Democracy VC (FDVC), a registered funding portal that allows investors like you to support startups. Since then, more than 20 startups have been funded via FDVC … Continue reading

Many crowdfunding campaigns include perks as a way of saying “thank you” to those who donate and support the company. Ranging from a social media shout out to a red carpet premiere, these perks are traditionally a part of reward-based … Continue reading

You’ve researched different regulation crowdfunding platforms, compiled the necessary financials, crafted your pitch, and determined your funding goal. Why then do you also need a campaign video? While it may seem like extra work, requiring extra time and money to … Continue reading