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6 Things Investors Look For In a Startup (Infographic)

6 Things Investors Look For in a Startup Infographic

Many entrepreneurs and startups ask us, “What do investors look for in a startup?”, and while in the past we’ve discussed the various types of startup capital and sources of startup capital, we thought we would take the time to outline the factors that many investors look for in a startup. While there are different […]

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Equity Crowdfunding Checklist for Startups (Infographic)

Equity crowdfunding checklist for startups

Many entrepreneurs and startups come to us asking about what they need to get prepared to launch an equity crowdfunding campaign, so we’ve put together a checklist of materials that you should have ready. SEE ALSO: How Equity Crowdfunding Improves Capital Raising for Startups (Infographic) Overall, the infographic below highlights what startups should have ready […]

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Why Startups Need an Initial Investment to Get the Ball Rolling

Within the nascent equity crowdfunding space we have seen some clear patterns when it comes to funding trends.  Crowdfunding is brand new.  Equity crowdfunding is even newer – the SEC guidelines aren’t even finalized yet! Investors that can participate in private offerings through crowdfunding are going to be extra risk averse when it comes to […]

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How Equity Crowdfunding Improves Capital Raising for Startups (Infographic)

How equity crowdfunding improves capital raising for startups

With the passage of the JOBS Act in 2012, the ban on general solicitation for raising capital was lifted, allowing companies and startups to publicly advertise that they are raising capital. Thus, equity crowdfunding became a new medium for startups to connect with investors to raise capital online. While the idea of raising capital online for […]

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How to Choose Between Equity Crowdfunding vs. Donation-Based Crowdfunding

Return on Change answers how to choose between equity crowdfunding and donation crowdfunding.

So your startup is ready to start raising capital but you’re not sure whether equity crowdfunding or donation-based crowdfunding is best for your company. This is a question we often get asked at Return on Change by startups. Both of these methods for raising capital have their pros and cons so let’s take a closer look. Advantages […]

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Let’s Preserve Net Neutrality and Keep the Internet Open

Why should startups care about the issues surrounding net neutrality? We’ve all read about it in the news and have heard politicians supporting both sides of the debate.  As proud members of the startup community, with ties to socially responsible companies, we recognize the importance of an Internet free of barriers. What is net neutrality […]

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Online Solar Marketplace Raises $1 Million on Return on Change Using Equity Crowdfunding

Geostellar Raises $1 Million Crowdfunding on Return on Change

We’re excited to share that Geostellar, a leading online solar rooftop marketplace successfully raised $1 million round of funding on Return on Change. Congrats to the company and their entire team! This is a testament to crowdinvesting’s potential and using the Internet to more efficiently connect entrepreneurs and investors. As the ecosystem continues to grow and […]

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How Entrepreneurs Can Choose Appropriate Sources of Capital

How to choose appropriate sources of capital

Guest post by Social Enterprise Associates, a consulting firm using the power of the marketplace for good. This registered B Corporation helps companies get ‘game ready’ to raise capital and position for success. The firm fosters ‘triple bottom line’ solutions to generate financial, social and environmental returns. Contact Drew Tulchin, drew@socialenterprise.net, 202-256-2692. Follow them at @SocialEntAssoc Note: the following […]

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Quiz- Do You Have What It Takes To Be An Entrepreneur?

Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Quiz

“Timing, perseverance, and ten years of of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.”- Biz Stone, Co-founder of Twitter With 8 out of 10 businesses failing within the first 18 months, being an entrepreneur isn’t easy. The most recognized companies we know today were once startups themselves, and every founder will tell […]

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Social Enterprises Get Investment Boost in U.K.

Tax relief social investors in UK

Guest post by Social Enterprise Associates, www.socialenterprise.net, a consulting firm using the power of the marketplace for good. This registered B Corporation helps companies get ‘game ready’ to raise capital and position for success. The firm fosters ‘triple bottom line’ solutions to generate financial, social and environmental returns. Contact Drew Tulchin info@socialenterprise.net. Follow on Twitter at @SocialEntAssoc Impact […]

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