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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

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 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

20 Simple Rules For Smart Investors To Build Wealth

Posted by Catherine Yushina on May 30, 2017 7:30:00 AM

#1 Always trust yourself
The herd mentality causes all these IQ’s to become paralyzed. 

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Topics: Investing Basics, Personal Finance

The Best Way to Diversify Your Crowdfunding Equity Investments

Posted by Catherine Yushina on May 24, 2017 7:50:00 AM

When it comes to crowd investing, there are two main options: equity and debt. In equity-based crowdfunding, investors fund a business in exchange for equity - the ownership shares in the company. In this model, they usually get a return on their investment in a one-time payment and only when and if the business is acquired or goes public (‘has an exit’). Unfortunately, statistic shows, that only 1 out of 10 companies get acquired or go public, and there is always the chance that the value of purchased shares could fall below the original purchase price.

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Topics: Investing Basics

How You Can Benefit From Supporting Small Businesses

Posted by Catherine Yushina on Mar 14, 2017 7:20:00 AM

Today, the new crowdfunding rules enable every American to invest in small businesses and startups while getting a financial return - instead of a t-shirt or a product. One of the models gaining popularity is investing in companies in return for a share of their revenues. This is a perfect model for business owners who run local companies - like that cool coffee shop you work from every other day or that awesome artisan making the unique jewelry everyone compliments you on. The best part is that you need less money to start investing than traditional methods - investing as small as $200 could pay for a few extra cups of coffee in a few months.

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Topics: Regulation Crowdfunding, Investing Basics

Cash Return on your investment? Watch out for the Valuation and Exit issues.

Posted by Grace Leung Shing on Nov 3, 2016 9:23:17 AM

 

 

There has been a lot of hype during the past few years about the JOBS Act. So far, it’s felt like a new neighbor that just got settled into the house down the block. This hype has been amplified by the Regulation Crowdfunding which allows non-accredited* individuals to invest in private companies.

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Topics: Investing Basics

First time investor? Minimize your Investment Risk

Posted by Catherine Yushina on Oct 25, 2016 7:30:00 AM

Any type of investing is risky - and not just because approx. 50% of new companies fail within the first year. Businesses are affected by a number of external powers and they can’t control all of them, no matter how strong the team is. If you would like to minimize the risk while potentially receiving significant financial returns, starting crowd investing may be worth trying.

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Topics: Investing Basics