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How Do I Begin Raising Money For My Startup?

How do I begin raising money for my startup?  It’s a question that many people ask themselves as they are strategizing for how to turn their vision into a reality.  You might have the best idea in the world, but

Posted in funding, funding how-to, Investors, Start-ups

Equity Crowdfunding: What It Is and Who Gets It

Equity is the equivalent of ownership. Crowdfunding allows people from everywhere to invest small amounts of money in a small business. The amount of ownership is delivered as shares of the business to each person who is providing funds. This

Posted in crowdfunding, Equity Crowdfunding, funding, funding how-to, Investors

Crowdfunding Confusion: What is a Funding Portal?

Listening to the huge amount of talk being tossed around about the hot new topic of crowdfunding may have you confused. Whether you are looking at equity crowdfunding to help you launch your own business, or you simply want to

Posted in Capital Formation, Equity Crowdfunding, Investors, Start-ups

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

Posted in Capital Formation, Equity Crowdfunding, Investors, Start-ups

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

Posted in Capital Formation, Equity Crowdfunding, Investors, Start-ups

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

Posted in Capital Formation, Equity Crowdfunding, Investors, Start-ups

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

Posted in Capital Formation, Equity Crowdfunding, Investors, Start-ups, Startup Valuation

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

Posted in Capital Formation, Equity Crowdfunding, Investors, Start-ups, Startup Valuation, Uncategorized

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

Posted in Capital Formation, Equity Crowdfunding, Investors, Start-ups, Startup Valuation

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

Posted in Equity Crowdfunding, Investors
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