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IPO for All or How to Create Your Own Currency

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

Okay, let me state upfront that I am completely biased when it comes to running a compelling business: for I believe if you happen to live in the 21st century, your company's stock should be worth money, and you should be able to turn around and sell it.

3 African Entrepreneurs Raise $70K, 7 Things They Want You To Know About Crowdfunding

Mary Olushoga | Posted 06.10.2015 | Business
Mary Olushoga

Over the years, crowdfunding has become an effective alternative for entrepreneurs to raise funds for their business ideas. Crowdfunding allows entrepreneurs to raise capital without giving up too much equity.

So You Think You Can Go Public? (Re)Meet the OTC

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 05.26.2015 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

I believe, if you run a modern company, your stock options should be worth money and you should be able to turn around and sell or exercise them. In other words, your company stocks should be able to become your own currency.

Fifty Shades of White: Raising Equity from the Public by Start-ups

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 05.29.2015 | Small Business
Victoria Silchenko

Arming the mid-size companies with a new funding channel might trigger the valuations hike further, imposing the notorious "bubble" the VCs like to talk about. Don't underestimate the power of billboards or TV commercials with investment offerings.

Crowdfunding Industry Set to Explode as SEC Approves Regulation A+

David Drake | Posted 05.27.2015 | Money
David Drake

Approval of Regulation A+ is important for the crowdfunding industry because it does not only open new opportunities but it also addresses key industry concerns.

Equity Crowdfunding Is Dead -- Long Live Equity Crowdfunding

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 05.05.2015 | Small Business
Victoria Silchenko

In life, whatever it is we are seeking will not arrive in the form we are expecting. Such is the case with raising equity in a post JOBS Act market -- something that fascinated but at the same time confused many business owners.

Investment Crowdfunding Draws a Crowd

Jorge Newbery | Posted 04.30.2015 | Business
Jorge Newbery

It's getting crowded in the investment crowdfunding space, and that's excellent news. Almost any asset can benefit from investment crowdfunding and, as more types succeed, that will cause still more niche platforms to launch.

Crowdfunding Grows Up: 4 Trends That Will Shape and Shake 2015

David Drake | Posted 03.10.2015 | Money
David Drake

As 2014 draws to an end, the outlook for crowdfunding does not wane one bit despite growing up pains. What's in store for crowdfunding in 2015? Here are four major trends in the horizon.

SEC Holding Crowdfunding Hostage

Larry MacDonald | Posted 02.09.2015 | Business
Larry MacDonald

The SEC is blocking small business' access to funding and delaying job creation. Congress passed Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, commonly known as the JOBS Act, in 2012 and ordered the SEC to write rules for its implementation by January 2013. The SEC is more than two years late and businesses are suffering as a result.

How to Raise Capital But Preserve Your Equity: Royalty Based Crowdfunding (Interview With Arthur Lipper)

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 02.01.2015 | Small Business
Victoria Silchenko

With nowadays technology which keeps simplifying revenue management while making crowdfunding platforms as commodities, I believe royalty based crowdfunding is set to be one of the most popular models in the next two-three years.

Have a Hot Food Company? Here Are Few Tips on Finding the Right Financing

Gary Groff | Posted 01.18.2015 | Small Business
Gary Groff

A lot of businesses think they need to bring in equity investors as soon as possible. Every business is different, but building your customer base and revenue stream is going to help you get a better equity deal.

The True Power of the Crowd: 5 Real Estate Projects Which Made History

David Drake | Posted 01.17.2015 | Money
David Drake

The true power of the crowd lies in its ability to find its place in the market and to make investment decisions itself. Nowhere is this more true than in the real estate crowdfunding space.

How to Fund Your Startup -- With VCs, Angels and Crowdinvesting

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 01.03.2015 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

"Every one of my books had killed me a little more," - this profound and highly personal quote by American author Norman Mailer has become one of my f...

Institutional Real Estate Crowdfunding: Big Players Join the Crowd

David Drake | Posted 10.29.2014 | Money
David Drake

It's Time to Rethink Your Stance Current trends suggest that those who believe crowdfunding is a "minority capital" and that it excludes (to a large ...

One Year After Title II And Equity Crowdfunding

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 12.10.2014 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

We are beginning to see the blurring of the lines of how entrepreneurs are taking advantage of new opportunities to launch and grow their businesses.

How Do Angels Invest: Five Important Lessons from the Angel Investors Education Day

David Drake | Posted 11.23.2014 | Money
David Drake

Angels are almost everywhere in the financing and business landscape in the country, and globally. They either invest as individuals or as a group in ...

5 Benefits of Raising Capital Online Through Equity Crowdfunding

Sang Lee | Posted 10.12.2014 | Small Business
Sang Lee

Equity crowdfunding has become something of a legend in the startup industry. It is being hailed (and criticized) for being a brand new conduit for st...

How Crowdfunding Is Creating More Social Enterprises

Lisa Curtis | Posted 06.23.2014 | Impact
Lisa Curtis

When I ran a crowdfunding campaign for Kuli Kuli last May we had zero money, no full-time staff and a network that consisted mostly of other broke 20-somethings. And yet, within a day we had raised $22,000.

Where Will You Get the Money for Your Startup Idea?

Lee Schneider | Posted 06.15.2014 | Small Business
Lee Schneider

You have a great idea for a startup. All you need is some cash to get your business going. Oh, and a staff, and maybe a place to work that is not a coffee shop. But let's not get ahead of ourselves. Let's start with the money.

Crowdfunding Is Growing Up: Here's What You Need to Know

Jorge Newbery | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
Jorge Newbery

Just six months ago, equity crowdfunding was not yet legal in the U.S. Today, there are close to 1,000 crowdfunding sites in existence -- at last coun...

Will Equity Crowdfunding Help Create The Next 'Silicon Valley' Outside the U.S.?

Chance Barnett | Posted 05.06.2014 | Impact
Chance Barnett

Equity crowdfunding is now bringing investment online, and changing the way early stage capital is invested in given industries.

How to Make a Bigger Impact With Your Investments in 2014

Jorge Newbery | Posted 04.19.2014 | Money
Jorge Newbery

If you're looking to make a bigger social impact with your investments this year, you have many options. Here are five ideas to help you get started.

What to Know Before You Invest in Startups

Bill Clark | Posted 04.15.2014 | Money
Bill Clark

Depending on certain factors, it could be a great idea to put some portion of your portfolio into high risk assets like startups. But before you do, there are three major factors you need to consider to make sure start-up investing is appropriate for you.

A Reality Check on Crowdfunding

Brad Chase | Posted 02.01.2014 | Business
Brad Chase

The American Dream is alive and well in Generation Y; its entrepreneurial spirit as strong as any generation since the so-called Greatest Generation. It would be a shame if the inevitable erosion of hope in crowdfunding turns entrepreneurs away.

Who Let the Dog Out: On New Crowdfunding Rules and Why It Is Time for Us to Wise Up

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Victoria Silchenko

If equity crowdfunding had the same alert system color code as Homeland Security, it would have jumped from green to orange on October 23rd, 2013. Fo...