11 Qualities To Look For In Startup Founders

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Startups are literally a journey into the unknown and entrepreneurs need to be comfortable with taking on ambiguity, uncertainty and multiple challenges. Unfortunately, on average, 9 out of 10 startups will go out of business, and the remaining that are able to survive and succeed are the ones that capture the qualities outlined below. These qualities […]

Best Angels To Lead Equity Crowdfunding Offerings

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There are two ways to raise a round via equity crowdfunding. The first one is via a priced round where the company sells directly shares. In this case, it is always better to have a lead investor that is establishing the valuation of the company so that this one is not established out of smoke […]

Angel Investments Increase Ahead Of Equity Crowdfunding Implementation

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Like investments in private equity, hedge fund, and real estate investments, non-institutional investments in startups – known as “angel investments” – are gaining momentum among the alternative investor crowd. Angel investing is growing in the US, led by a group of successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and savvy early investors reaping the benefits of big ticket […]

Game Changer: SEC Lifts General Solicitation Ban

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After a year-long wait since the announcement of the JOBS Act in April 2012, the SEC finally made a much anticipated vote of 4-1 yesterday in favor of lifting the ban on general solicitation for Title II of the JOBS Act.  This is exciting news for fundraising entrepreneurs with private companies and for investment crowdfunding/equity […]

Streamline Your Fundraising Process Via Equity Crowdfunding

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As an entrepreneur, I personally know how stressful the fundraising process is. When I first went through a funding round I was completely alone, depending solely on my personal knowledge of how the process should be conducted. That is why I founded RockThePost, an online investment fundraising platform. I wanted to create a seamless process of […]

You’ve Just Crowdfunded Your Way to Success — Now What?

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The days flew by, the money poured in, and before you knew it, your project was successfully crowdfunded. As the celebrations begin and you start to imagine things on a larger scale than ever before, reality begins to set in. The hard work is just about to begin. Now more than ever, crowdfunding or equity […]

Navigating The Sea Of Crowdfunding: How To Pick The Right Platform For Your Brand

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Choosing the right crowdfunding platform for your business or project can be an overwhelming process. At face value, many of the popular sites can look identical, and the numerous factors involved can turn this into a complicated decision. The first step in choosing a crowdfunding platform is to ensure that you have a solid idea […]

Inside The JOBS Act: Equity Crowdfunding

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In the spring of 2012, President Obama passed an act that will drastically alter the landscape of crowdfunding platforms. Until April 5, 2012, a small pool of existing crowdfunding sites were only permitted to operate on a reward or donation basis, essentially offering a product, discount, or enticement in exchange for monetary funding. With the […]

What Is Crowdfunding And How Does It Benefit The Economy

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With the passing of President Obama’s JOBS Act this past April, the word of the day seems to be crowdfunding. While this concept has arguably been around for centuries, it is still formally recognized as a new industry to many consumers, particularly those outside the United States. Crowdfunding is by definition, “the practice of funding […]

5 Key Points To Know About Equity Crowdfunding

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In April 2012, President Obama signed the JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act, aiming to revitalize opportunities for entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses; e.g. America’s main job creators. Briefly, main benefits of the JOBS Act as it is now are as follows. The JOBS Act will enable entrepreneurs, start-ups, and small businesses to raise funds […]

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