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For many startups, the long-established method of raising the necessary funds to get their business to the next level can be a long and winding path. From conducting research, to pitching to investors, to negotiating equity valuation and potentially adjusting … Continue reading

In our last blog post, we reviewed what convertible notes are, their key features, when, and why they’re used. We also briefly touched on the crowd note as a modified version of a convertible note that was designed specifically for … Continue reading

As a relatively new industry, there is certainly no shortage of misconceptions surrounding equity crowdfunding. From the costs of running a campaign to the difficulties of adhering to regulations, we’re discussing some common myths that may deter business owners from … Continue reading

You’ve done your research, you’ve built up an engaged audience for your startup, and now it’s time for you to gear up for an equity crowdfunding campaign for your business. A key element of any successful raise is having a … Continue reading

Since Title III of the JOBS Act went into effect in 2016, equity crowdfunding has offered new opportunities for entrepreneurs and investors alike. Entrepreneurs are no longer limited to traditional sources of funding, and early-stage startup investing has become more … 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

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