Archive for December, 2015

Equity Crowdfunding Gives Investors More Options in 2015

By John Berlau As 2015 comes to a close, it’s time for year-end retrospectives, in which the past year is proclaimed the “year of” something. So in that spirit, I declare 2015 to be the “Year of Equity Crowdfunding.” Some proclaimed 2012 the “Year of Crowdfunding.” But 2015 has been the year that regulatory barriers to […]

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Crowdfunding: A Look at 2015 & Beyond!

By Anthony Zeoli With it being new years eve and all, what better time to reflect on all the advancements made this year and to look ahead to all those still to come in 2016 and beyond. If you follow this industry at all, you know that 2015 was an absolute landmark year for crowdfunding. […]

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Start-ups Wars: The New Financing Force Awakens in 2016

By Victoria Silchenko 2016 marks the start of a new era in venture financing and capital formation and if you are an entrepreneur searching the galaxy for capital, well, to borrow a Star Wars saying – May the Force be With You. The Force I’m referring to is the emerging army of individual (retail) investors who […]

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DreamFunded CEO Manny Fernandez Talks Private vs Public Markets (Video)

By JD Alois Manny Fernandez, co-founder and CEO of DreamFunded an equity crowdfunding platform, joined the hosts of CNBC’s squawk box to discuss the merits of investing in pre-IPO companies. The lines between “public” and “private” companies have become a bit blurred with new securities exemptions.  Simultaneously, the internet has powered great efficiencies in driving […]

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What Is Crowdfunding For?

By BOURREE LAM Back in October, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission approved a new set of rules that will allow entrepreneurs to use crowdfunding sites to raise capital. The kinds of crowdfunding campaigns that have become popular in the past decade—the cult-classic movies, the rare beers, the frivolous potato salads—have solicited what were essentially donations. […]

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OTC Markets Boosts Standards for OTCQX as it Pushes Upmarket

By JD Alois The OTC Markets Group has strengthened its market standards for companies listed on the OTCQX market. OTCQX is their best market for established US and international companies. Listing firms must now adhere to high-quality financial standards and must be sponsored by a third party advisor such as an investment bank.   Today […]

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Five reasons why equity crowdfunding beats venture capital

By Epi Ludvik Nekaj Many entrepreneurs consider themselves successful when they raise a series of funding from Angels and VCs. Without taking away the prestige of raising money through traditional investors, I’m going to discuss how important it is to get the “crowd” involved before VCs. Of course crowds can help validate a business model, […]

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