Archive for August, 2015

Turn Your Customers Into Investors

By Sally Outlaw Too many entrepreneurs these days are overlooking their best source of investment capital: their own communities of fans and customers. While many business owners leverage their networks for rewards-based crowdfunding campaigns, they neglect to use these same groups for investment-based growth capital. Typically, investment in privately held companies is associated with venture capitalists and accredited investors. But, increasingly, […]

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FinTech Trends: The Disruption Of Fundraising

By Chance Barnett As investments into FinTech startups quadrupled from 2013 to 2014, and continue to grow, I recently shared Top Trends in FinTech surrounding the four FinTech areas undergoing massive change and disruption: Fundraising, Payments, Deposits & Lending, and Cryptocurrency. In this article I’ll dive deeper into Fundraising and the tremendous change and innovation […]

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The Secret Of Crowdfunding Success? Numbers, Background And Social Media

By Trevor Clawson Earlier this year UK equity crowdfunding pioneer Crowdcube proudly announced that JustPark, a company pitching for investment through its platform, had raised a record breaking £3.7m. It was one the many success stories that have helped place crowdfunding squarely on the collective radar screen of startups and early stage companies. In deal […]

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A Prominent Attorney Sees Regulation A+ as Perfect to Raise Debt Capital

By JD Alois Title IV of the JOBS Act fixed some of the issues swirling around old Regulation A.  Lightly utilized in its previous incarnation, Regulation A+ (as it is commonly called) created two different funding tiers which allow non-accredited investors access to a new securities exemption and investment opportunities. Tier I allows issuers to […]

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Fig Lets You Crowdfund Computer Games For Profit, Not Just Fun

By Josh Constine (@joshconstine) A conspiracy has been hatched by the world’s top Triple-A and indie developers to change the way computer games are financed. It’s called Fig. It’s a highly curated reward and equity crowdfunding funding platform just for games. Each month, Fig will debut one major studio title and one independent release, and already […]

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Soon everyone will be able to buy equity in video games

By  John Gaudiosi Crowdfunding startup Fig offers backers the chance to own a piece of the games they invest in. Crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo offer independent game studios the opportunity to get funding directly from interested gamers. But unlike traditional investors, backers don’t receive any kind of equity in the company. That changes […]

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Crowdfund Me: Understanding the Fundraising Potential of Regulation A+

Posted By Business.com Editorial Staff An A+ may be of interest to small businesses owners looking for investors. No, it doesn’t have anything to do with grades in school. It is a way for SMBs to raise equity through crowdfunding. Regulation A+ (more formally Title IV of the JOBS Act of 2012) officially became effective […]

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