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For decades, traditional investment vehicles like stocks, bonds, and mutual funds were seen as the primary paths for retail investors to grow their wealth. However, in recent years, alternative investments – assets that fall outside of these traditional categories – … 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

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

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

In our fourth and final post on equity crowdfunding regulations, we’re discussing Title III of the JOBS Act, which went into effect on May 16, 2016. With the popularity of crowdfunding, especially its use to raise funds for a variety … Continue reading

The Evolution of Equity Crowdfunding

The Evolution of Equity Crowdfunding

Initially, crowdfunding was limited to a reward or donation basis, and was made popular by sites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo. By collecting incremental donations from hundreds or thousands of backers, these sites pool the capital necessary to launch products … Continue reading