What Is Crowdfunding And How Does It Benefit The Economy

With the passing of President Obama’s JOBS Act this past April, the word of the day seems to be crowdfunding. While this concept has arguably been around for centuries, it is still formally recognized as a new industry to many consumers, particularly those outside the United States. Crowdfunding is by definition, “the practice of funding […]

5 Key Points To Know About Equity Crowdfunding

In April 2012, President Obama signed the JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act, aiming to revitalize opportunities for entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses; e.g. America’s main job creators. Briefly, main benefits of the JOBS Act as it is now are as follows. The JOBS Act will enable entrepreneurs, start-ups, and small businesses to raise funds […]

Series A Crunch: Why Startups Will Use Equity Crowdfunding Instead

With a plethora of venture capitals, the issue of funding used to be just finding the right match. Now, Series A investments are in a crunch, with investors shying away from the consideration to invest in startups taking risks via internet companies seeking funds. Nicole Perlroth of The New York Times calls it The Facebook Effect, citing […]

Equity Crowdfunding: It’s Not Just For Startups

Ever since the boom of Kickstarter, and the passing of the JOBS Act last April, crowdfunding has become part of the way to invest in startups. What started out as a funding portal for art projects, band albums, small businesses, and budding entrepreneurs, has now grown into a mature investment opportunity for businesses of all […]

Top 9 Advantages of Equity Crowdfunding

1. Streamlined fundraising process Typically, the offline fundraising process can be long, frustrating, and oftentimes fruitless. The traditional fundraising path typically goes like this: Comb through your network to find appropriate investors you are connected to, introduce yourself or get a warm introduction from mutual friends or lawyers, send over your executive summary for consideration, schedule a […]

The Future Of Investment Crowdfunding

As we firmly take our place in the year 2013, it’s interesting to take a step back and review the progress that the investment world has made. Seeing how the investment process used to be run makes the present and future that much more exciting. Looking forward, the trajectory points straight to the online world, […]