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Catherine Yushina

Catherine is skilled in operations, partnerships, business risks and public relations. Her professional experience working in venture capital in Silicon Valley and running a global startup competition gives her a unique perspective on building companies and identifying opportunities.
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Legal View on ICO Crowdfunding with Julian Zegelman, Partner at Velton Zegelman P.C.

Posted by Catherine Yushina on Sep 28, 2017 3:55:19 AM
 
 
 
ICO and recent SEC press release about token sales and security regulations are not stopping the crypto-holders. This week we've spoken with  Julian L. Zegelman, Esq., Partner at  Velton Zegelman P.C.  to dog a bit deeper into the ICO world from the Attorney perspective. He participated in numerous token sales and worked with companies to make sure their ICO is legally compliant. Here are some answers to help shed some light on the whole new world of business funding. 
 
 
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Topics: Investing Basics, Business Funding

The Present of ICO Crowdfunding With Investor James Sowers

Posted by Catherine Yushina on Sep 20, 2017 5:26:01 PM

This week I’ve met with an angel investor and crypto enthusiast James Sowers to catch up on latest trends and developments in blockchain and business funding industry. The rise of the ICO led to active discussions around the regulations for this type of crowdfunding from the US residents. We can see some of the registered funding portals actually adding token sales to their offerings. So what is happening in the world of crowdfunding?

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Topics: Investing Basics, Entrepreneurs Story

10 Rules Andrew Carnegie Used To Become One Of The World's Richest Men

Posted by Catherine Yushina on Sep 13, 2017 10:50:16 AM

When Andrew Carnegie arrived in the US in 1848, he had barely a dollar in his pocket. By 1901, he was the richest man in the world. Deciding to share his wisdom, he helped pioneer the self-help genre by participating in publishing of " Think and Grow Rich " in 1937 that has become one of the top-selling books of all time.

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Topics: Investing Basics, Personal Finance

Small Business & Coworking Space: Should You Get An Office?

Posted by Catherine Yushina on Aug 31, 2017 11:42:51 AM

For some small business owners and budding entrepreneurs, working from home will do when you're just starting and having your feet on the ground. Eventually, the need to have a dedicated office building where employees can report to and clients can identify with becomes necessary as the business grows. Congratulations if you’re at this point in your company’s development. If and when you do decide to take this step, it is natural that leasing an office space comes to mind.

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Topics: Business Resources

Sockwa Company Profile

Posted by Catherine Yushina on Aug 15, 2017 9:00:00 AM


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Topics: Regulation Crowdfunding, Revenue Sharing, Business Resources

Nava Pets Company Profile

Posted by Catherine Yushina on Aug 14, 2017 9:00:00 AM


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Topics: Regulation Crowdfunding, Revenue Sharing, Business Resources

12 Hidden Benefits Of Crowdfunding For Investors

Posted by Catherine Yushina on Aug 3, 2017 7:00:00 AM

The Regulation Crowdfunding opened new financial opportunities to every US resident. Luckily, the benefits of participating in new crowdfunding deals bring not just financial gain to the crowd. Here are the values that you get when investing in the next crowdfunding opportunity:

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Topics: Investing Basics

How To Fill Out Form C For a Title III Crowdfunding Offering

Posted by Catherine Yushina on Jul 28, 2017 8:30:00 AM

When you decide to fundraise under Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, you are required to file certain information with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and provide enough information to investors and the intermediary facilitating the offering to launch a Regulation CrowdFunding (Reg CF) campaign. While it may sound complicated, it is actually a pretty straightforward task. Here at Startwise, we wanted to provide you with some actionable tips:

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How Pros Do It: Cheatsheet For Successful Investing

Posted by Catherine Yushina on Jul 27, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Photo by Andrew Neel on Unsplash

Finally everyone can be an investor in promising startups and fast-growing small businesses. We do realize that it takes some experience to identify good investment deals and make smart investments. Startwise team members have expertise in venture capital, portfolio management, business funding and the risks associated with investing. So we decided to make some research and put together a useful checklist to help you navigate the investment game.

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Topics: Investing Basics

The How-To of Business Funding (Part Four)

Posted by Catherine Yushina on Jul 24, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Part Four. The Debt Investment Instruments.

Small businesses are often in need of quick capital that can’t be accessed through traditional sources like bank loans or credit cards. The financial crisis of 2008 left hundreds of thousands of small businesses with restrained demand for working capital to grow their businesses. 

Banks severely restricted access to capital, disproportionately affecting small and medium size businesses: annual loan originations to businesses with $1 million or less in revenue fell dramatically between 2007 and 2013. Only 2.4 million traditional loans were originated to businesses with $1 million or less in revenue in 2013, down 54% from 2007. This created an opportunity for new players.

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Topics: Business Funding