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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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5 Keys to Equity Crowdfunding Success

keys to equity crowdfunding success

  Even for individuals that are not in the industry, it’s really hard to even go a few hours, let alone a whole day, without seeing a headline referring to crowdfunding. A highly popular and new form of fundraising, crowdfunding is changing the landscape of entrepreneurship and business. After the passing of the JOBS Act […]

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Recap of “Demystifying the JOBS Act” Event

          Thank you for those who attended last week’s event! Last Thursday, March 13, 2014, we co-hosted an event along with Crowdfund Insider here at the Centre for Social Innovation. Called “Demystifying the JOBS Act: How Startups Can Raise Capital Using Equity Crowdfunding“, we had two best legal experts on crowdfunding […]

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Angel Investing: THEN vs. NOW (Infographic)

Angel Investing Old vs. New Infographic

The Internet has been instrumental in the way we behave as consumers, sellers and more. For instance, no longer do we need to physically visit a supermarket for our groceries. We can just order what we’d like online with a click of a button. Angel investing is something that hasn’t really embraced the Internet, until […]

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You’re Invited: Learn How Startups Can Raise Capital With Crowdfunding on 3/13


We’ve partnered up with Crowdfund Insider to host an event with two of the leading legal experts on the JOBS Act and have all of your questions answered regarding crowdfunding and how you may be able to raise funds for your company. Securities law can be more than a bit drab, but we promise to make this […]

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Interview with Doug Ellenoff- Leading Attorney in Crowdinvesting

Today we bring you a special interview with Douglas Ellenoff- one of the leading experts in the crowdinvesting space. Mr. Ellenoff is a founding member of the Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP law firm and is a corporate and securities attorney.  He has been heavily involved in the conversations with the SEC, entrepreneurs, investors, and […]

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Entrepreneurs- Have You Considered Direct Public Offerings To Raise Capital?

Guest post by Social Enterprise Associates, led by Leigh Mathews with Jenny Kassan of Cutting Edge Capital. Many entrepreneurs, even those gaining traction through sales, can get stuck in a holding pattern, wanting to grow their business but lacking sufficient cash flow to get ahead. Many are challenged to go outside the company for capital […]

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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: General Public Doesn’t Have the Stomach for Early-Stage Investing

Photo credit: Guerilla Stock Trading  Mythbuster: The general public doesn’t have the stomach for early-stage investing. Startups go through peaks and valleys constantly, and most investors don’t have the experience to know how to deal with this. While this (arguably) works for public companies, startups are far more fragile; backlash from a thousand scared and […]

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Why the JOBS Act Is Disruptive to Startup Finance- Infographic

Did you know that about 80 years ago the average person could decide where and how to invest in the capital markets? Anyone could profit from the freedom to invest. But since the stock market crashed in 1929 followed by the Great Depression, the government exerted legal barriers for everyday investors to enter the capital […]

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