Tagged: tactics

Understanding Down Rounds in Venture Capital Financing: Pay-to-Play Structures

Venture capital markets showed signs of improvement in the second quarter of 2023. According to Carta, early-stage companies using its platform raised $15.4 billion in funding during the second quarter of 2023, which was up 26 percent from the first quarter. Despite these recent improvements,… Read More

Squaring the Circle: Exclusivity in Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF)

There’s no question that by allowing entrepreneurs to raise capital from a broad investor base, Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) has transformed the landscape of small business financing. But recently, some in the industry, including several prominent crowdfunding platforms, have started to question exactly how broad… Read More

OTC Markets Exec on Small Cap IPOs: Don’t Go Public Too Soon, You May Regret It

Frequently, private firms aim to grow and become public companies at some point in their evolution. This is one of the ways you can also provide liquidity for early investors. Yet by becoming a “registered” or “reporting company,” you must comply with a heightened degree… Read More

Understanding Down Rounds in Venture Capital Financing: Impact on Preferred Stock Conversion Price

Venture capital financing plays a crucial role in funding the growth and expansion of startups. However, the path to success is not always smooth, and companies may, at certain points in their lifecycle, need to raise capital on less-than-ideal terms. In today’s challenging economic climate,… Read More

Investment Crowdfunding: Broker Dealer? Funding Portal? What is the difference?

Video: Key Questions for a Securities Crowdfunding Round. If you are raising money in a securities crowdfunding offering, you have multiple options as to how you pursue a funding round. First, you choose a securities exemption; Reg CF, Reg A+, or Reg D 506c. Reg… Read More

Shanghai Allows Withdrawals of Staked ETH for the First Time. Stake Now to Optimize this Opportunity

The Shanghai hard fork is projected to unfold this spring around March or April, with the anticipated upgrade affording the capability to withdraw Ethereum from staking for the first time. Ethereum staking rewards participating in network consensus, and in order to participate, one needs to… Read More

Perspective: Start Your Year Like You Just Bought Your Business

Happy New Year!  Welcome to a fresh start, a clean slate, 365 days of possibilities. Whether you are in a new business, doing familiar business a new way or simply picking up where you left off on December 31, the start of a new year… Read More

Turn Around in Crypto Markets? Genesis Sees Thaw in Crypto Winter as “Green Shoots” of Risk Emerge

Is there a thaw in the much-discussed crypto winter? If you are following crypto markets, you know rather well that digital assets have tanked in 2022, dropping from all-time high valuations of around $3 trillion to under $1 trillion. Much of the decline can be… Read More

Coinshares Predicts More Pain to Come in Crypto. When Will it End?

Even while Bitcoin is topping $20K and Ethereum is moving higher, Coinshares is out with a depressing report predicting there is more pain to come in the digital asset markets. Coinshares states that crypto assets are now firmly in bear market territory. The collapse of… Read More

Uphold Head of Blockchain and Crypto Research Calls a Bottom

Uphold, a crypto trading platform that is registered with the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), is calling a bottom in the crypto markets. Since the beginning of 2022, digital assets have tumbled in value. At one point in 2021, crypto hovered around $3 trillion in… Read More

SeedInvest: 90% of Startups Fail – Our Due Diligence Helps

SeedInvest, a leading securities crowdfunding platform in the US that is expanding its business into Europe, has published a timely blog post addressing the challenging fact that most startups fail. In fact, SeedInvest points to data that indicates that 90% of all startups fail. That… Read More

Deal Quality: Investing in Crowdfunded Securities – What You Need to Know

    A couple of weeks back, CI held a webinar with two investment platforms, Rialto Markets and Republic,  which both sell securities online. The topic of discussion was deal quality and the different types of securities issuers pitch when pursuing an investment crowdfunding offering…. Read More

How to Implement Artificial Intelligence in Your Business So That Your AI Investment Pays off

AI solutions development In the 21st century, artificial intelligence for business is like the invention of electricity over a century ago. Nowadays, AI technologies are also revolutionizing the work of all sectors of the economy. The main thing is to properly implement AI in your… Read More

Genesis: Bitcoin’s Volatility is a Feature, not a Bug

Bitcoin started 2022 at around $47,000 but it has been downhill from there. In January, BTC bounced around $33,000 representing a serious haircut for holders that entered the market at the end of 2021. Today, Bitcoin is struggling to regain its crypto-sea legs as it… Read More

Bitcoin Bears are Winning

Bitcoin is tanking. Around the beginning of the year, Bitcoin was trading at over $50,000. Today, BTC has lost a dramatic amount of value trading at under $40,000. While Bitcoin is not alone in its decline (Ethereum has crashed too), BTC is the most popular… Read More

Crowdfund Insider Launches Webinar Series Focusing on Investment Crowdfunding Revolution

Crowdfund Insider, a leading news and information website covering the emerging global industry of disruptive finance including investment crowdfunding, blockchain, and other forms of Fintech, has launched a six-part webinar series exploring and evaluating the ongoing US crowdfunding revolution, starting in February 2022. The JOBS… Read More

Getting Ready to Raise Money for Your Business in 2022

Our third year of living with Covid-19 is about to start. Given the new omicron variant, we anxiously wait to see if it causes a spike in infection, which may cause a downward turn in economic growth. What does this mean for equity fundraising in… Read More

Wefunder Touts Use of Preferred Securities in Crowdfunded Offerings

Wefunder, a leading investment crowdfunding platform that primarily issues securities using the Reg CF (Regulation Crowdfunding) securities exemption, recently touted the fact that most securities offerings on its market are for Preferred shares. Wefunder stated that not 100% of offerings are for Preferred but said… Read More

OurCrowd Shares Top 10 Post-Pandemic Tech Trends

OurCrowd, a global online investment platform catering to both individual and institutional investors, streamed a session today that discussed the Top 10 Post-Pandemic Tech Trends that believes are impacting markets. The session was modeled after a popular segment of OurCrowd’s annual Investor Summit held in… Read More

Are NFTs Securities? OMG!

On March 11th, Beeple became the third highest-paid living artist with a $69M sale of one of his works as an NFT, a non-fungible token on the blockchain. This sale is one of many at the front of NFTs, blockchain’s latest hype machine of digital… Read More

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