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Death to the Accredited Investor Rules

Jorge Newbery | Posted 08.01.2016 | Business
Jorge Newbery

Embed from Getty Images The American Dream is dying. Social mobility in America has all but perished for the majority of Americans. With an extraor...

Change Is Coming -- In A Meaningful Way -- To Tech Investing

Herbie Ziskend | Posted 07.11.2016 | Business
Herbie Ziskend

It's an old story that building a more inclusive startup economy, particularly within the technology space, is badly needed.

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...

Can Equity Crowdfunding Save Capitalism?

Christian Chiakulas | Posted 06.15.2016 | Business
Christian Chiakulas

Imagine a world where a small community business can turn its own customers into investors through the internet; where medical startups can invite the involvement of those affected by the disease they seek to cure.

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.).

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...

5 Reasons to be Optimistic About Regulation A+

Gary Emmanuel | Posted 03.23.2016 | Business
Gary Emmanuel

Ok I admit it. I was a Regulation A+ skeptic. When the JOBS Act first came out in 2012, predictions that the JOBS Act makeover of Regulation A would b...

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.

After the Fall: Beyond The Big Short

AdaPia d'Errico | Posted 01.12.2016 | Business
AdaPia d'Errico

Anyone working in finance or real estate watches the housing and stock markets, economic indicators, social trends and, more recently, films. Specific...

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.

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 09.14.2016 | 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 06.23.2016 | 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.

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.

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...