Yearly Archives: 2013

Equity Crowdfunding and Retirement

A wise investment may consider incorporating equity crowdfunding in retirement planning. As Social Security diminishes, many Americans are focused on creating a substantial retirement plans. Many traditional retirement plans, such as 401(k) accounts, have lost enough money to be stuck

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U.S. Crowdfunding Sites: A Discussion

Crowdfunding is defined as funds generated by a group for a venture, concept, or product. This allows a greater number of contributors to provide a smaller amount of money each in order to reach a preset funding goal. The crowdfunding

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Equity Crowdfunding vs. Angel Capital vs. Venture Capital

  Equity Crowdfunding vs. Angel Capital vs. Venture Capital: Differentiation of Opportunity The immediate challenge of starting a business is raising the necessary capital. An effective entrepreneur must understand the different options available for getting the necessary funding. It becomes

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How to Attract Investors via Equity Crowdfunding

Understanding Angel Investors of Equity Crowdfunding Equity crowdfunding investors are not like other crowdfunding contributors. They are not looking to support a particular item or to get a physical trinket for their support. Investors who you want to attract via

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Equity Crowdfunding: Best of the 10 Ways to Fund a Startup

How equity crowdfunding is changing the startup game. Forever. There is a serious hunger in the start-up community for financing dreams that simply cannot be met by all the angels and venture capitalists. With the continual emergence of new technologies and

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ICO: Initial Crowdfunding Offering (Part Two)

An introduction to Equidam Valuation Academy (Part Two) The following post was written by Gianluca Valentini – co-founder of Equidam (a start-up that used equity crowdfunding to raise capital). As promised in a prior post, here it is the second part on

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ICO: Initial Crowdfunding Offering (Part One)

An introduction to Equidam Valuation Academy (Part One) The following post was written by Gianluca Valentini – co-founder of Equidam (a start-up that used equity crowdfunding to raise capital). Who, among the entrepreneurs reading this post, feels confident in explaining what

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Understanding the Terms: a Primer

What is a term sheet? When deciding to finance a start-up through crowdfunding, it is important to know and understand the terms of the transaction. Stocks come with a series of rights and provisions that are usually covered by a

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Why Startups Should Start With a Good Board of Directors?

An equity crowdfunding perspective. There is the myth of the “lonely wolf” entrepreneur who goes on by himself to accomplish his great vision. While this might work, recent research focusing on the initial phases of company development and early-stage survival shows that  that founding and early-stage directors can

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Stages of Venture Capital Financing

A comprehensive typology. Did you ever wonder what is the commonly used terminology relative to stages of Venture CapitalFunding? I did, and after some research, I found several ways to define those stages, and the following typology seemed most comprehensive. Early stage

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