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Crowdfund Consortium Resurrects Tycoon After Shark Attack

Jorge Newbery | Posted 11.10.2015 | Business
Jorge Newbery

In the great tradition of lemons to lemonade, five crowdfunding platforms have banded together to buy a sixth - one that was attacked by sharks on nat...

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.

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.

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.

Corporate Influence & Transforming From a World Created for the Non-Living

Mark Chasan | Posted 06.06.2015 | Business
Mark Chasan

There is hope that we can create a thriving, healthy and abundant world, but we have to do more than hope. We must take action to transform from the inside-out (personal change), ground-up (infrastructure, built environment and supply-chain) and top-down (government, corporations and regulatory environment).

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.

Freelancers, Children of a Lesser God

Maria Grazia Pozzi | Posted 02.18.2015 | World
Maria Grazia Pozzi

There is a fundamental contradiction between the constant call for flexibility in the labor market and the fiscal structure to support it, as if this policy trend continues we, in Italy, will be shortly witnessing a further evolution that will generate a new category: the "Vanishing iPros."

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.

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...

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 Entrepreneurs Can Raise Capital With Ease

Lili Balfour | Posted 11.19.2014 | Business
Lili Balfour

The future looks bright for early-stage companies seeking capital as we prepare to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the JOBS Act - Title I.

Crowdfunding Companies Are Not Flocking to the Coasts

Rohan Kusre | Posted 10.15.2014 | Small Business
Rohan Kusre

The Internet is doing to the crowdfunding industry what it has done to countless other industries in the economy: democratizing the process and making geographical barriers irrelevant.

SEC Goes Rogue, Defies Congress

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

The idea behind the JOBS Act is to jump-start growth, not to give fraudsters an easy way to fleece unwary victims. Reasonable finance professionals find the SEC's proposed rule amendments so ludicrous that the SEC seems to beg for a thorough housecleaning.

Women's History Month, Luan Cox, Crowd Finance and the Future

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.18.2014 | Business
Cliff Schecter

During a month when we celebrate the historical achievements of women, only a few days after International Women's Day, after a year in which we've wa...

Will 2014 Be the Big Year for Equity Crowdfunding?

John Warner | Posted 03.09.2014 | Business
John Warner

The most successful crowdfunding models are built around starting with who you know and proactively working out from there to people you don't know. 2014 can be the year equity crowdfunding arrives in big way, if we put the infrastructure in place to do it right.

Crowdfunding 2.0: A New Means for Capitalist Participation

Himanshu Sareen | Posted 02.09.2014 | Technology
Himanshu Sareen

The JOBS Act has opened the floodgates for small-time investors. Now there just needs to be a comprehensive platform that attends to this area. Such a tool could maintain momentum for the entrepreneurial renaissance occurring around us.

Two Steps Forward and One Step Back -- First Impressions of Proposed Crowdfunding Rules

Rohan Kusre | Posted 12.24.2013 | Small Business
Rohan Kusre

We have been waiting a long time for this moment. Sitting on the edge of our seats, money in hand for more than 18 months. The private equity field has been bracing for a shake up and it is finally here.

How We Can Move Entrepreneurship Forward

Monika Mitchell | Posted 11.16.2013 | Impact
Monika Mitchell

What are policymakers afraid of by forging ahead with the JOBS Act? Perhaps, it's simply fear of the unknown. The new economy, despite the SEC's recalcitrance, is emerging rapidly in the shadow of Wall Street. For traditionalists, this brings up uncomfortable questions:

Mark Gongloff

What Twitter Doesn't Want You To Know | Mark Gongloff | Posted 09.12.2013 | Business

You might want to buy Twitter's stock when it finally goes public, but you're going to have to wait a while before you can figure out how much it's wo...

Don't Blame SEC, They Were Left Out

Daniel P. Collins | Posted 09.29.2013 | Media
Daniel P. Collins

Matteson also pointed out that the JOBS Act requires the SEC to revise its rules within 90 days of enactment, which would be July 5, 2012. They were only late by a week -- and one year. Now you can begin to understand why Congress didn't consult with the SEC.