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Types of Crowdfunding

Posted by Grace Leung Shing on Sep 12, 2017 9:00:00 AM

 

Crowdfunding in the United States started around 1997 and have slowly evolved together with the securities and exchange regulations. The two early types of crowdfunding have been in the form of donation and rewards-based crowdfunding. With the new legislations, equity and debt-based crowdfunding have started to increase in popularity. Although they are all under the same umbrella term “crowdfunding” each type is significantly different and we will try to shed some light by explaining each one of them.

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Topics: Regulation Crowdfunding, Business Funding

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

Regulation Crowdfunding: One year In Force

Posted by Catherine Yushina on May 16, 2017 3:11:21 PM

The new crowdfunding rules – Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) – are celebrating 1 year anniversary of being in force on May 16th. The new rules open new opportunities for both sides. Business owners have an alternative to funding their companies from a bigger number of supporters. At the same time, all U.S. residents can finally invest in entrepreneurs they believe in.

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Topics: Regulation Crowdfunding

Why Women And Minorities Are More Successful In Crowdfunding

Posted by Catherine Yushina on May 9, 2017 7:30:00 AM

The new crowdfunding rules (Title III of the JOBS Act) are going to celebrate 1 year anniversary of being in force. Regulation crowdfunding opened new opportunities for both individuals and businesses. It enables the crowd - so every US resident, to invest in startups and small businesses while participating in the financial return. The goal of the Act was to make it easier for entrepreneurs and business owners to access capital to grow their companies. At the same time, this created an equal opportunity for people, not the Wall Street and Silicon Valley bulls, to potentially create a secondary income. But the new rules seem to be creating further impact.

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Topics: Regulation Crowdfunding

How to Fund Your Business With Help From the Crowd (Infographic)

Posted by Catherine Yushina on Apr 4, 2017 7:30:00 AM

Crowdfunding is becoming a more popular way to fund a business. If before for the idea stage projects the options were pretty clear - either Kickstarter for more tech related products or Indiegogo for more artistic projects, today the number of crowdfunding options keep growing and evolving.

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Topics: Regulation Crowdfunding, Business Funding

Regulation Crowdfunding – What We’ve Learned from the First 100 Campaigns

Posted by Startwise on Mar 21, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Although regulation crowdfunding under the newly approved Title III to the JOBS Act has only been possible for less than a year, already 100 campaigns have been launched. This number exceeded my estimations and I’m sure impressed many lawmakers on Capitol Hill who were initially doubtful about the potential of regulation crowdfunding. While not every campaign has been successful, the sheer amount of campaigns launched validates the need for this market.

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Topics: Regulation Crowdfunding

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

2017 - The Rise of Revenue based Financing

Posted by Startwise on Dec 17, 2016 7:00:00 AM

While 2016 will certainly go down as one of the most important years ever in the history of crowdfunding, 2017 may be remembered as one of the most exciting. Obviously the passing of Title III to the US JOBS Act in May of this year will be a key milestone for the industry given that this new legislation allows, for the first time ever, non-accredited investors the opportunity to invest directly in the equity and debt of startups and small businesses. That means that 95% of the capital concentrated in the United States now has the legal right and access to invest directing into the businesses and startups in their communities. There is little the industry will likely ever do that will eclipse this monumental achievement but while the passage of this law is truly impressive, the real excitement is derived from the growth and achievements of the actual startups and small businesses that now have access to capital.

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Topics: Regulation Crowdfunding

How Successful is Reg Crowdfunding to Date?

Posted by Catherine Yushina on Nov 16, 2016 9:34:12 AM

Startups, small and medium businesses are the backbone of the US economy - and these businesses need capital in order to grow. Unfortunately, SMBs are underfunded partially because banks are retreating from this segment since issuing loans to small businesses using the traditional underwriting model is expensive.

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Topics: Regulation Crowdfunding