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What’s the Matter with Kansas: How States are Changing the Crowdfunding Landscape

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, drew@socialenterprise.net @SocialEntAssoc While investors and entrepreneurs have been […]

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Mythbuster: Investors Could Lose Money on Poorly Vetted Startups

Photo credit: Before It’s News When the SEC comes out with final rules and regulations on Title III (which allows for equity crowdfunding) sometime in 2014, the general public will be able to invest in private companies, something that’s been banned since the Great Depression in 1929. Soon everyone will have the opportunity to invest […]

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Mythbuster: Companies Using Crowdinvesting Won’t Have Chance to Receive Guidance From Seasoned Angel Investors

In finance, we often talk about the difference between a strategic and a financial investor. The difference between the two is exactly how it sounds – a strategic investor is one that has similar motivations and goals as the company seeking investments, while a financial investor is motivated by simply making returns through the future […]

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Mythbuster: The Crowd Is Not Sophisticated Enough To Invest in Startups

Photo Credit: iscampbell.net Myth: Crowds are dumb as often as not, or worse. This is our response to point #4 in the HBR blog post, “The Road to Crowdfunding Hell”   The Reality: Here are 2 reasons why the crowd is not as unintelligent as one may assume. (1) The Crowd’s Investments & Selections Are a Proxy for […]

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YES! SEC Unanimously Votes in Favor of Title III

At long last, the SEC has voted unanimously in favor of the proposed crowdfunding rules under Title III of the JOBS Act. This is a major development in how companies will be able to raise capital in the private securities market, allowing unaccredited investors (the general public) to invest in startups through online investment portals. […]

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JOBS Act Simplified!

You have all probably seen support for the JOBS Act floating around and have asked questions on exactly what impact it will have for start-ups! Without becoming technical about the regulatory changes and the sublet implications of the legislative change on IPOs, reporting requirements and tax rules, we wanted to focus in on the big […]

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How to be a smart start-up investor

The general tone of everything related to start-ups has traditional been : “only sophisticated and accredited investors should be investing on a large scale due to the risk associated with investing in early stage companies”.  I definitely do not disagree with this statement.  Start-ups and early stage companies have not yet proven themselves and represent […]

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