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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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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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4 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Figure Out How Much Capital To Raise

Many startup founders are really good at starting their business models and working with others to get beyond the prototype phase.  They even have great investor connections and networking skills to take their business to the next level.  However, often they get stuck in figuring out how much capital they need to raise.  This article […]

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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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5 Reasons EdTech Startups Have Great Access to Capital

EdTech Startups Raising Capital

EdTech is one of the 5 industries we support at Return on Change, and the EdTech startup industry has recently received a lot of attention from the general public as well as the investment community. While education has traditionally had a certain aura of immovability and static inertia, the recent introduction of cutting edge technologies […]

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Ready To Become An Angel Investor? Chart Tells If You Are

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Crowdinvesting has been identified as one of the top investing/tech trends for 2014 by Entrepreneur, Inc., Forbes, CNBC, and more. Therefore, we created this investing infographic for those who are considering becoming an angel investor. Although we encourage and want everyone to have the opportunity to make a difference to an aspiring entrepreneur, we here at Return on […]

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