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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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Crowdfunding - Many Kickstarter projects reach or exceed their funding goal, ship their product and build the business from there. But for some, the end of that campaign is just the beginning of the true funding process.As more and more...
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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 - Many Kickstarter projects reach or exceed their funding goal, ship their product and build the business from there. But for some, the end of that campaign is just the beginning of the true funding process.As more and more...
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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...