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

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 11.05.2014 | 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...

Equity Crowdfunding and Advertising: Be Careful What You Wish For

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 09.15.2013 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

It is official -- on July 10th, 2013 the Security and Exchange Commission (S.E.C.) lifted the ban for private offering advertising. This means that on...

In Crowd We Trust: My Trip to the White House 'Champions of Change' Ceremony for Crowdfunding Pioneers

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 08.11.2013 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

I have to confess, I've never believed in the camping by the White House -- trying to make the proverbial "Instead of cursing the darkness, light a ca...

Invest in Things You Understand

Ryan Caldbeck | Posted 02.04.2013 | Business
Ryan Caldbeck

Complex financial schemes and investment theses lend themselves to inefficiency and un-internalized risks. That's why investors may want to take a look at consumer products. As consumers themselves, they "speak the same language."

What the Presidential Election Means for Crowdfunding and Small Businesses

Ryan Caldbeck | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Ryan Caldbeck

Tuesday's vote has a significant impact on the nation's 28 million small businesses, which impacts our national economy as well. Small businesses are responsible for creating two out of every three new jobs over the past two decades. The candidates have both had their say, now it is our turn.

Bridging the D.C.-Silicon Valley Divide in Napa Valley

Bennet Kelley | Posted 08.11.2012 | Technology
Bennet Kelley

As one who has played the role of translator on both coasts, I believe that what feeds the divide is the extent to which neither community speaks nor fully understands the language of the other.

Independent Filmmakers Screaming for PIXAR, CBS, Anybody -- HELP!

Malcolm Harris | Posted 06.19.2012 | Entertainment
Malcolm Harris

Independent filmmakers and writers these days are being forced to get super creative in their attempts to raise funds for new projects. Through networks like KickStarter, not only are they raising funds -- they are also gaining attention.

Nate C. Hindman

Former FBI Agent: How To Spot A Startup Scam

HuffingtonPost.com | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 04.18.2012 | Small Business

Signed into law earlier this month, the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act makes it easier for the general public to invest in startups by removing r...

New Crowdfunding Law Helps Small Businesses Find Investors

AP | Joyce M. Rosenberg | Posted 04.12.2012 | Small Business

(AP - Joyce M. Rosenberg) Finding investors is probably the biggest challenge that business startups and small companies face. But small businesses ar...

Senate Startup Bill Tweaks Could Cause U.S. Brain Drain

Kevin Lawton | Posted 05.23.2012 | Small Business
Kevin Lawton

Why on Earth, would we want to limit the amount that Americans can invest in their own country? Let's please not make the JOBS Act the "Suck America Dry Act."

Crowdfund Investing: How We Can Tweet and Facebook Our Way to Economic Recovery

Lisa Curtis | Posted 05.16.2012 | Small Business
Lisa Curtis

The potential for crowdfund investing to transform the way startups access capital is staggering.

Unleash America's Grassroots Investors With Crowdfunding

Patrick Ruffini | Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics
Patrick Ruffini

By routing around traditional sources of seed-stage funding and raising money directly from friends or people who believe in your idea on the Internet, smart entrepreneurs in every community can have a shot.

Can Crowdfunding and Social Networks Forge Ties to Kickstart the Economy?

April Rudin | Posted 04.01.2012 | Business
April Rudin

The U.S House of Representatives passed a bill last week known as HR2930 -- the crowdfunding bill. The eventual passage of this bill would propel the growth of sites like Kickstarter, Rockethub and others as new small-ish investors will clamor for access.

All Aboard The Crowdfunding Train: Washington's Widespread Support For Startup Fundraising Bill

Reuters | Posted 12.12.2011 | Small Business

(By Deborah L. Cohen - Reuters) - A motley crew of backers is pushing Congress to loosen restrictions on crowdfunding, the new capital-raising method ...

Crowdfunding's Fraud Bogeyman

Kevin Lawton | Posted 01.29.2012 | Small Business
Kevin Lawton

The resistance to crowdfunding comes in the form of the "fraud bogeyman." Apparently, this phantom stalks only unregistered investments, waiting to emerge from the shadows and steal all of our money. Of course, fear is a potent tool, but wherever it's sold, one can usually find a lack of real arguments.