First Startup To Openly Fundraise In 80 Years Gets Funding On RockThePost

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On September 23, 2013, Title II of the JOBS Act took effect, lifting the Securities and Exchange Commission’s ban on general solicitation for the first time since the Securities and Exchange Act of 1933 effectively prohibited any startup in the U.S. from advertising an offering. Many people have speculated on the impact of this change […]

3 Key Things To Do After Crowd Investing In a Startup

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There are many strategies for choosing attractive startup investments, but what happens once the investment is actually made? In my time of working with innovative companies in the investment landscape, I have noticed that the most successful investors take an active role in their investments to help drive value for the business, and ultimately, returns. Here […]

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 […]

Some Equity Crowdfunding Moments Of 2013

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2013 was a great year for RockThePost’s startups. Companies that published their startup profiles since launching our new platform in March have collectively raised over $23 million in investments. RockThePost introduced Demo Days. Accredited investors with over $10 billion in assets under management – direct investors and representatives of prominent funds, angel investing groups and family offices – […]

Investing In Equity Crowdfunding Offerings Could Yield High Returns

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Investors frustrated by flat fixed-income securities and an economic climate wrought with uncertainty are increasingly including alternative investments in their portfolios in an effort to obtain uncorrelated returns. Many have augmented their investment portfolios with angel investments – investing capital in startup companies, in hopes of achieving exponential returns even a fraction of those like […]

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 […]

Equity Crowdfunding Rules Q&As

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On October 23rd, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued
 proposed rules for the implementation of equity crowdfunding as outlined in 
Title III of the JOBS Act. These regulations have the potential to change
 the entire landscape of fundraising for private companies. The crowdfunding model has already proven successful in helping entrepreneurs raise the funds they need […]

RockThePost Lands One Of Tumblr’s Lead Engineers

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Big news at RockThePost. The company just landed one of Tumblr’s lead engineers, Drew Butler, as CTO.  Drew Butler, has worked for the past decade in many capacities. In a former life he was a lead engineer and architect for the Quicken Loan’s family of websites, where he led and mentored his team on best […]

10 Tips For Equity Crowdfunders

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Title III is expected to be implemented by Spring 2014. Even though the proposed rules were published for comments for a 90 day period there is still uncertainty as to when this will happen where we would see non-accredited investors also investing in startup companies via equity crowdfunding platforms. The most important factors that investors […]

Equity Crowdfunding: The Biggest Change For Startups In The Past 80 Years

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In the US, 514,000 new businesses launch every month adding on average 3 million jobs per year, and access to startup capital is critical to their success and longevity. Over the past decade, the cost of starting a company has dropped exponentially, from around $2 million in the late 90’s to $5,000 or so today, made possible by the proliferation of technology, […]

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