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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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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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Nine Key Terms To Know In A Term Sheet

Term sheet: A non-binding agreement setting forth the basic terms and conditions under which an investment will be made. A term sheet serves as a template to develop more detailed legal documents. Once the parties involved reach an agreement on the details laid out in the term sheet, a binding agreement or contract that conforms to […]

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RoC’s Top 13 for ’13: Moments in Crowdfunding

2013 was a really exciting year for crowdfunding and generally for the field of finance.  Here’s a countdown of our personal 13 favorite moments for 2013.   13. Regulations Took the Forefront There were a lot of people that thought the passing of the JOBS Act on April 5th of 2012, heralded in a golden […]

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Mythbuster: It’s Less Work for Startups to Raise Capital with Crowdinvesting

 Photo Credit: CFO Wise Traditional methods of raising capital are antiquated, inefficient, and extremely time consuming. On average it will take an entrepreneur anywhere from 3 – 6 months to close a funding round. But with capital raising and investing now available online (via crowdinvesting), everything should be faster and easier right? No more scouring […]

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3 Reasons We Should Shift Our Focus Back to Impact

  As societies and economies become increasingly more sophisticated while interweaving global complexities and dependencies, we are focused on the immediate results of whether we are producing something that is bigger, better and faster.  In the search for this, we’ve lost sight of whether what we build is actually generating value or social impact for […]

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Mythbuster: Equity Crowdfunding Will Only Work For Early Stage Companies

Due to the recent release of the proposed regulations and clarity on the total amounts that are permitted under the equity crowdfunding or crowdinvesting exemption ($1.0 MM per year), there has been much conjecture and speculation that equity crowdfunding will only be viable for early stage companies and startups.  However, there are many reasons that […]

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Mythbuster: Startups Will Not Use Crowdinvesting Due To Costs & Complexity

Return on Change is elated by the SEC’s recent approval of proposed crowdinvesting regulations under Title III of the JOBS Act. Crowdinvesting will be a game changer for startups raising capital in the private securities market, opening up a potentially huge source of financing and allowing everyday investors to have a say in what companies […]

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Accreditation Does NOT Equal Sophistication

  This article was written by our CEO & founder, Sang Lee, and was originally posted on Crowdfund Insider. Click here for article.  Recently, there has been a ton of news around the unanimous approval of the proposed regulations for Title III (equity crowdfunding aka crowdinvesting aka regulation crowdfunding). For that reason, as with many […]

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Mythbuster: It’s Risky for Startups to Share Their Business Details Online

As an investment platform bridging early-stage startups with investors, we’re always in conversations with entrepreneurs and investors. And besides trying to help startups raise capital for their startups, one of the other areas we focus on is education. Just like social media changed the way we interact, crowdinvesting is slowly but surely changing the way […]

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