Tagged: tactics

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

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

5 Nonprofit P2P Fundraising Lessons We Learned This Year

As legislation changes and technology advances, peer-to-peer fundraising is developing as a fundraising tool in the nonprofit world. These developments can pose interesting challenges for nonprofits, as well as opportunities to capitalize on advances in social networking and fundraising strategy. Social networking is steadily evolving… Read More

Daplie used Reg CF to Zig Instead of Zag & It Just Raised a Ton of Money

For better or for worse, most people associate Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) campaigns with startups, especially technology-related ones. I make this claim based on two factors: I co-manage a marketing agency that focuses on equity crowdfunding campaigns so I’m hyper aware of what people are… Read More

So You Want to Equity Crowdfund: A No-B.S. Guide to Crowdfunding Your Business

Crowdfunding campaigns tend to look like sexy, overnight successes, but rarely are the successful ones so effortless. What I’m about to say sounds dumb—so dumb that I’m reluctant to have to even say it—but a lot of folks contact me thinking that crowdfunding is easy,… Read More

Doug Ellenoff & Richard Baumann of EGS Explain Unique Structure of Fig Reg A+ Crowdfunding Offer

Utilization of the updated securities exemption colloquially called Reg A+ continues to gain traction. A form of crowdfunding that has been described as a Mini-IPO type offering due to the scaled disclosure, reduced cost and the option to immediately trade shares, Reg A+ is an… Read More

Native App or Hybrid App, that is the Question!

  As a mobile app development professional at the largest independent app developers in the UK, I’m asked on countless occasions by enterprise organisations “should we develop a native or hybrid app for our business?” The poser of the questions then sits, perched forward on… Read More

Cash vs. Accrual Accounting:  What you need to know when applying for a loan

In the U.S., there are accounting standards known as Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).  They are the accounting standards used for all businesses in this country and provide principles for the two types of accounting used; cash and accrual accounting.  The difference between the two… Read More

Why We Need to Address Crowdfunding Education Now

If crowdfunding as a means to improve access to capital for entrepreneurs, small business owners and creatives turns out only to be an ideology, it will be the result of a lack of effective education. By my definition, crowdfunding is human beings connected and empowered… Read More

How Mobile Apps Create Better Business Practices

For small businesses and big corporate companies alike, mobile is the latest frontier. Yet rather than simply developing a mobile-friendly version of your website or adding a cool e-commerce capability to the mobile user experience, more and more businesses are wisely delving into the mobile… Read More

7 Crowdfunding Trends That Nonprofits Can Learn From

The success of crowdfunding as a whole isn’t something that nonprofits can ignore. Nonprofits, in the constant state of needing more donations, can learn from the more lucrative crowdfunding trends. In fact, nonprofits have already started applying crowdfunding techniques to their online fundraising channels. These… Read More

When It Comes to Retail Crowdfunding, SAFEty First

A Reply on the Use of SAFEs in Crowdfunding On September 22nd, Crowdfund Insider published a post summarizing the arguments presented in our new essay entitled “Crowdfunding and the Not-So-Safe SAFE“ (forthcoming in Virginia Law Review Online). Our essay raises a number of concerns about… Read More

Giving Small Businesses the Best Possible Chance of Succeeding when Crowdfunding

There is no question that the proliferation of various forms of alternative finance has proven vital for Britain’s scaling businesses attempting to secure growth funding. In the UK, the alternative finance industry traded a staggering £3.2 billion worth of business in 2015, an increase of 84%… Read More