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 or net worth or up to $2,000 (whichever is greater) in a 12 month period while […]
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 through crowdfunding, to help them break out from the crowd of competing companies seeking funds. As […]
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 fairly new to the startup-investing world, I have spent considerable time learning about the same, by putting my money where my […]
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 experiences) have the best real world insight and experience. I am the type of planner and creative strategist who […]
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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 Equity When Oculus was acquired by Facebook for $2 billion, their 9,522 Kickstarter backers were upset to learn they did not get a portion of the proceeds. After all, […]
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 Cowork.rs, the Flatiron District-based coworking space, it seems that yet another player has emerged. […]
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.
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 the US Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012, this industry is now opening […]
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, however, crowdfunding (or its methodology) was already used in the US as a means to fund projects. […]