Tagged: tactics

The Wisdom of the Crowd: How It Can Help You Value Your Company

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The truth is that for many entrepreneurs valuing your company is one part industry analysis, two parts assessing your traction to date and ten parts finger-in-the-air guessing or back of a beer mat maths. But there are ways to get help – here’s how we… Read More

Smoked: Reg CF Doesn’t Work for Marijuana Industry Entrepreneurs

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The budding Marijuana industry has attracted a legion of “ganjapreneurs” seeking the chance to cash in on the US movement to legalize and legitimize Cannabis. ArcView Group, a “hub for investment, data and progress” estimates the industry will drive around $7 billion in revenue during 2016…. Read More

Should You Use An Equity Crowdfunding Consultant?

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Companies chronically underestimate how much time and hard work is involved in running an equity crowdfunding campaign. It’s often only after they get some way down the track that they realise what is involved, and it’s natural to feel overwhelmed and look for help. In… Read More

From Retail to Pretail – The Case for Building Your Own Crowdfunding Platform

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Crowdfunding introduces a new dynamic to the classic retail business. Consumers have direct access to early stage products, can give valuable feedback and create through their own marketing power the viral reach to new mass market products. Large corporations, such as Sony with their platform,… Read More

SAFEs: The Investment Vehicle of Choice for Reg CF Issuers?

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  Exploring the emerging role of SAFEs or Simple Agreement for Future Equity in Reg CF offerings.   Examining SAFEs pros and cons to founders and financiers investing in seed stage companies. You’ve started a new business, established your team, and you’ve self-funded all of… Read More

Crafting A Winning Equity Crowdfunding Pitch

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  A “pitch” is the information about your company, your team and the investment proposition. Founders often find pitching to be difficult and time-consuming. But pitching is a critical and necessary step to successfully raising funds – and equity crowdfunding is no exception. Equity crowdfunding… Read More

Intrastate Crowdfunding: The Often Overlooked Option 

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With the Federal Title III rules effective, there is certainly a lot of excitement surrounding national level “retail” crowdfunding to non-accredited investors. That’s obviously great news for the industry, but it’s important to remember that the majority of the states currently have some form of “intrastate”… Read More

Crowdfunding & Corporate Philanthropy: Fundraising’s Next Dynamic Duo?

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As you probably know, crowdfunding websites are one of the most popular fundraising options for nonprofits and individuals alike. It makes total sense: crowdfunding enables a group of people–small, large, or in between–to collectively raise money for a specific cause or charity. Plus, crowdfunding is incredibly… Read More

What Has Crowdfunding Got to Do with Kanye West?

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In case you hadn’t noticed, crowdfunding is HOT news right now. Regardless of sector or business vertical, if the onus is on raising money then crowdfunding appears to be the contemporary fairy godmother of fiscal aid. If you don’t believe me, do a quick google… Read More

blow LTD: How We Decided Equity Crowdfunding Was Right for Us

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Raising capital for a young company is never an easy task. Financing an early stage company can be both complex and a lot of work.  There is not necessarily one simple answer.  For our company, blow LTD, we were a fast growing firm in an… Read More

Access to Capital: What are the Options for Small Company Finance?

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Small business is extremely important for the economy. This is not just a US or UK issue, it is a global phenomenon. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the drivers of economic growth, job creation and thus wealth. Fostering an ecosystem that facilitates access to… Read More

Financing Growth as an Amazon Marketplace Seller

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I just returned from the Prosper Show in Salt Lake City, Utah, which is a two-day continuing education event for more than 700 Amazon sellers, focused primarily on education, rather than sales.  Using moderated panels of competitors, the event is focused on key business practices… Read More

Equity Crowdfunding is a Lot of Work. Invivo Wines Shares Story of Success

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Invivo Wines raised a respectable $2 million on Kiwi investment crowdfunding platform Snowball Effect last year. Prior to listing shares on the site, Invivo was described as the fastest growing wine brand in New Zealand. The company had set a funding target of $500,000 on… Read More