Strategy

Seedrs Announces 2017 Equity Crowdfunding Campaign Predictions

Just a month and a half into the new year, UK-based Seedrs announced its predictions for equity crowdfunding campaigns in 2017. While sharing details about last year’s successes, the Seedrs team stated: “2016 was a record-breaking year for Seedrs with over 134 deals funded and… Read More

NextGen Crowdfunding Announces Crowdfunding Video Awards First Round Winners

NextGen Crowdfunding announced on Wednesday the first round winners of the Crowdfunding Video Awards (CVAs). This news comes just days after NextGen revealed the second round of finalists. The CVAs will provide campaign organizers new ways to promote crowdfunding campaigns and products to backers as well as… Read More

Crowdfunding Video Awards Round 2 Finalists

NextGen Crowdfunding has recently posted their next round of crowdfunding videos as part of their ongoing competition to uncover and showcase the best of the best pitch videos.  You may vote for your favorite here but we have shared the top three below. The winner… Read More

Indiegogo, IBM & Arrow Electronics Partner on Internet of Things Venture

Indiegogo, IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Arrow Electronics (NYSE: ARW) have joined together to help launch the next big thing in the Internet of Things (IoT).  Qualified entrepreneurs will now have access to IBM’s Watson platform, Arrow Electronics production service and Indiegogo’s crowdfunding platform to bring new IoT… Read More

Got In? Now what? GoFundMe Posts Guidebook Utilizing Crowdfunding to Help Pay for College Tuition

According to student support organization College Board, published tuition fees for 2014/15 at state colleges are an average of $9,139 for state residents, and $22,958 for out-of-staters. $31,231 is the average tuition for private non-profit colleges, with Harvey Mudd College topping the list with $67,255…. Read More

Gust Launch Starts with a Bang! Global Startup Ecosystem Adds Services to Help Entrepreneurs Launch New Companies

Gust Launch is a relatively new addition to the Gust portfolio of services for startups. Gust Launch is described as; “one platform to easily incorporate, start, and run your company like a seasoned entrepreneur—designed by experienced startup founders, investors, and lawyers to help you from… Read More

The More You Shop, the More Stock You Own: iConsumer uses Reg A+ in Unique Manner

iConsumer is eBates meets Wall Street: “Ownership is the Ultimate Loyalty Program” iConsumer has announced its first successful closing of its mini-IPO offering launched in December 2016. iConsumer says that it has issued preferred stock to 1,650 customers and that 10,000 additional customers are in the… Read More

Crowdfunding Video Award Finalists Announced

NextGen Crowdfunding is in the midst of their first Crowdfunding Video Award’s (CVA) to determine the most powerful pitch videos created for crowdfunding campaigns. Participants may come from either rewards or investment crowdfunding. Launched in January, the CVAs are now down to three finalists which… Read More

Amazon Launchpad Now Operating in the US, Canada, India, Germany, France, the UK & Japan

Amazon is not only one of the world’s largest retailers and marketplace, it is also a market for emerging products having raised capital online and from early stage investors. Amazon Launchpad has expanded its platform from just the US to now operating in Canada, India, Germany,… Read More

One Simple Thing Reg CF Issuers Can Do To Raise More Money Crowdfunding

Since Reg CF became effective, I’ve noticed a disturbing pattern in Reg CF deals—their valuations and economic terms are oftentimes unjustified. Unlike a normal angel or VC investment, which includes back and forth negotiations on terms with a lead investor, Reg CF issuers largely set… Read More

Where to List Your Shares? OTC Markets Says it Offers All the Benefits of NYSE MKT at Half the Cost

The advent of new securities exemptions has created opportunity for various sectors of finance. Beyond the fact that issuing companies now have new alternatives for raising capital, and a broader group of investors may gain access to early stage companies, there is a question of… Read More

Real Estate as an Alternative Investment for Non-Accredited Investors

Real estate crowdfunding has experienced rapid growth in the US.  Yet most opportunities have been made available only to accredited investors. As securities laws are updated to accommodate the emerging innovation of internet finance traditional methods of funding real estate projects are being disrupted. At… Read More

Equity Crowdfunding is Here … And it’s Total BS

“The more cashless our society becomes, the more our moral compass slips.” ― Dan Ariely Happy New Era, my fellow entrepreneurs, and next generation financiers! In a world of dramatically accelerating technological, social and economic changes, it is clear we are heading into a time where… Read More

Reg D or Reg A+? Mark Elenowitz of Tripoint Global Equities Explains

Mark Elenowitz, CEO and founder of Tripoint Global Equities, is a firm believer in the potential of Regulation A+.  The updated securities exemption, improved under the JOBS Act, enables companies to raise up to $50 million from both accredited and non-accredited investors. Typically most early… Read More

Raising Funds Online via Crowdfunding from the General Public: Regulation A+ vs. Regulation Crowdfunding

  The JOBS Act, which was signed into law in April 2012, led to the adoption of three exemptions from the registration requirements of securities offerings in the U.S. All three allow raising capital via crowdfunding. The first to go effective (September 2013) was Reg… Read More

Do You Have a Great Crowdfunding Pitch Video? Here is Your Chance to Get Recognized

As the crowdfunding industry has evolved, both investment and rewards, the pitch video has emerged as an important variable in crafting a powerful message to back a campaign. Many of the biggest campaigns of all time benefited from a viral video that captured the attention of… Read More

A Million Bucks Crowdfunding… Not Enough?

  Overcoming Equity Crowdfunding’s $1 Million Maximum Annual Capital Raise Amount Raising Startup Capital through Side-by-Side Equity Crowdfunding (Reg CF) and Regulation D Offerings With the JOBS Act’s advent in 2012, equity crowdfunding was born. The JOBS Act was designed to revolutionize the way businesses… Read More

London Financial Services Summit: “Institutions Must Adapt or Risk Obsolescence”

Tapestry Networks and Ernst & Young (EY) published a report this month focused on global revolutionary changes that will affect the financial services sector.  The full version of the report is below. The report is a result of the October 5-6, 2016 Financial Services Leadership Summit in… Read More

Is Reg A+ a Game-Changer? Absolutely. But it Will Take Some Time

Regulation A, or Reg A+ as everyone now calls it, has been heralded as the future of small IPOs by some. The updated securities exemption was created by Title IV of the JOBS Act and came into effect during 2015. Allowing smaller companies to raise… Read More