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Advice -  Recently, the SEC approved early stage investment to unaccredited investors via Title 3 of The JOBS Act (aka equity crowdfunding). Now individuals with annual income or net worth less than $100,000 can invest up to 5% of their income...
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Crowdfunding -  I have written on the rapid growth of crowdfunding as a financing vehicle for startups. What I didn't realize, until recently, is that there is a growing base of agencies that are serving startups that are trying to attract capital...
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Advice -  Investing in early-stage companies can be highly risky and equally rewarding. I recently began investing in startups as well and even shared the philosophy of how entrepreneurs should pay it forward in this article. Despite being...
Advice -  Gone are the days when planners “just” research, analyze, theme and provide insights…and stop there. I’ve always had a very strong belief that the best planners and strategists who have made things (eg: digital products and...
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Crowdfunding -  When money changes hands, it almost never literally touches human hands. Ask most people under the age of 30 when they last talked to a bank teller, and you might be surprised by how many can’t remember. Many people cut out the...
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Advice -  Part 1 –Leveraging your crowdI spoke to a client last week who had just launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. He could not understand why his project had received no traction. He had a great video, his pitch was good,...
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Crowdfunding -  As with any form of monetary solicitation, crowdfunding has its perils and setbacks. Let’s walk through the three deadly mistakes entrepreneurs make with crowdfunding.Not Explaining EquityWhen Oculus was acquired by...
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#NYCTech -  The cloud has been a game-changer for tech entrepreneurs, in terms of helping to launch a new company way more affordable. Amazon, Google, Microsoft, IBM – all of the big players have gotten into the game.From a small office at...
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Crowdfunding - Indiegogo is one of the world's most popular websites for start-ups to crowdsource cash to bring ideas to reality. Deborah Kan asks founder Danae Ringelmann on what you need to do.
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Advice -  Real estate investing is known to be a playground for the big boys. Only the top 3% of the population in terms of financial wealth, can enjoy the game. With the democratization of financing via different means, most prominent would be...
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Advice -  From the beginning, I have maintained that crowdfunding will become an investment standard, the go-to system to raise funds and one of the best methods for sound return of investments.Long before the JOBS Act came into play,...
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Crowdfunding -  It has been over a year since the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) permitted securities issuers to market their capital raises using general solicitation and general advertising while still qualifying for an exemption from...
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Advice -  Campaign supporters fork over millions of dollars on rewards-based crowdfunding sites in exchange for goodwill, a trivial reward like a T-shirt or, some say, nothing more than an empty promise.The crowdfunding sector grew to $2.7...
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Crowdfunding -  Sensitive. Timid. Collaborative.Words like these (somewhat stereotypically) have been associated with women for years. There might be some truth in them, though — at least when it comes to business.While women are more...
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Angel/Seed - According to sources such as the Center for Venture Research and US Small Business Administration, startups are popping up quickly throughout the country. 565,000 startups launch each month, averaging $78,406 raised each and totaling...
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Angel/Seed -  Entrepreneurs who require funding for their startup have long counted on self-accredited high net worth individuals (angels) to fill their needs, after friends and family, and before they qualify for institutional investments...