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Scaling Diversity In Venture Capital: A Nod To Continued Innovation In America's Capital Formation Legislation

Rodney Sampson | Posted 07.06.2016 | Business
Rodney Sampson

Today, I only know of seven active early stage venture capital funds in America that have African American General Partners. There's Troy Carter and M...

The Six Things Non-Accredited Investors Need to Know About Title III of the JOBS Act

Josh Cline | Posted 05.23.2016 | Business
Josh Cline

As more startups will be able to receive funding from a larger pool of investors, it should provide a capital infusion for new businesses who may not fit the models of traditional VC players while creating new opportunities for investors to invest in young companies for equity instead of products or special pricing (like Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, etc.).

To Raise or Not to Raise...Pursuing Equity Crowdfunding Under Title III

Josh Cline | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business
Josh Cline

Title III of the JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act offers an enormous opportunity for entrepreneurs and investors alike. Letting non-accredit...

Crowdfunding's Power To Close The Racial Wealth Gap

Rodney Sampson | Posted 05.16.2016 | Business
Rodney Sampson

Today, Monday, May 16th, 2016 marks the beginning of a new era in American capital formation. Title III of the historic JOBS Act signed by President B...

Equity-Based Crowdfunding: The New Kid on the Block

David Glickman | Posted 04.18.2016 | Business
David Glickman

You've come up with a great business idea, and after plenty of due diligence and sleepless nights, you're ready to turn it into something big. Naturally, your first order of business is money. There are a number of ways to raise early capital for your business, and understanding your options will set you up for the best chance of success.

Disruption and Conversations Took Over at the NCFA Conference in Toronto

Ian Khan | Posted 03.16.2016 | Business
Ian Khan

The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada Conference a few weeks ago in Toronto was a hit. I met with Crowdfunding fanatics, experts and people ...

Is Crowdfunding Turning Contagious?

Ian Khan | Posted 02.26.2016 | Business
Ian Khan

With so much innovation going on around us, funding the cause is one of the top priorities of any entrepreneur. With popular crowdfunding websites lik...

Invest In Who You Know -- Part 1

John Katovich | Posted 02.24.2016 | Business
John Katovich

There's an old saying that you should "invest in what you know," but what's far more valuable is when you can "invest in who you know" as well.

There's a New-Old Sheriff in Town: Royalty Financing for Young Ventures

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 02.23.2016 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

Do you remember that story from the early '90s when Arthur Fox pioneered royalty financing as a new form of venture capital? No, me neither. But the fact is that's when we got the first revenue based financing model operating here in the U.S.

Start-ups Wars: The New Financing Force Awakens in 2016

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 12.28.2015 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

2016 marks the start of a new era in venture financing and capital formation and if you are an entrepreneur searching the galaxy for capital, well, to borrow a Star Wars saying - May the Force be With You.

Public vs. Private, Who Wins?

Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 10.06.2015 | Arts
Madelaine D'Angelo

The complexity of the state of museums has also been described as the hybridization of the public and private museum.

Confessions of Venture Capitalists: How to Milk a Unicorn

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 09.17.2015 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

Those who wonder what the hell is going on with the accelerating number of startups getting billion-dollar valuations and above, please raise MY hand.

Indiegogo Sets Sights On ‘Holy Grail’ Of Crowdfunding

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business

Indiegogo is eyeing its next milestone. The site, along with many in the startup industry, awaits a federal ruling on equity crowdfunding, which woul...

IPO for All or How to Create Your Own Currency

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 06.23.2016 | 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 06.08.2016 | 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 05.25.2016 | 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.