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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

What is Impact Investing?

What is Impact Investing?

Depending on your personal investment strategy, you may seek out investment opportunities within a certain industry, such as tech or finance. You may prefer debt- or equity-based financial instruments, or you may prefer short- or long-term investments. These all come … Continue reading

Startup Trends for 2018

Startup Trends for 2018

According to PitchBook, VCs poured more than $148 billion into private companies in 2017. Series A funding rounds have grown – 39% were $25 million or larger, while less than a quarter were between $5 million and $10 million. Several … 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

In the past 10 years, there has been a sharp rise in the number of startup accelerators, incubators, and coworking spaces in the U.S. and around the globe. In fact, the number of accelerators in the U.S. jumped by an … Continue reading

A little over a year ago, Title III of the JOBS Act went into effect. Since May 16, 2016, equity crowdfunding has given more investors access to innovative startup companies and helped more startups raise the capital they need to … Continue reading

How accurate is Shark Tank, really?

How accurate is Shark Tank, really?

With ABC’s television series Shark Tank came a surge of everyday people interested in investing in startups. While Shark Tank is certainly a unique syndicated show, with its talk of equity, valuations, and debt, how well does the show portray … Continue reading