Archive for September, 2016

Crowdfunding: The Latest Option In Small Business Investing

When you think of crowdfunding, websites like GoFundMe, Kickstarter and Indiegogo probably come to mind. Yet, despite the unparalleled reach and reputation of these popular crowdfunding sites, most entrepreneurs don’t view them as a practical solution for attracting the kinds of small business investors they’re looking for. If rewards-driven crowdfunding isn’t on your company’s radar, […]

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Through the Lens: Angels, Gatekeepers, and Equity Crowdfunding

I’m Chad Newell, the CEO of Snapwire, an on-demand stock photography marketplace with an innovative take on the traditional stock photo industry. We are currently raising capital via an equity crowdfunding campaign on the platform StartEngine thanks to new rules as part of the JOBS Act of 2012. The following is the second part of […]

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Crowdfunding Delivers A 40% Return – And A 40% Failure Rate

Does the potential for a 40 per cent plus returns over three-and-a-half years or so offer sufficient incentive for a 40 per cent failure rate? Those are the numbers that jump out of the report published today by Seedrs, one of the UK’s big three equity crowdfunding platforms, into the performance of companies that have […]

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A Personal Perspective on Title III Investment Crowdfunding

Over the past couple years, I’ve received this question more than any other.  Prior to starting NextSeed in 2014, I was a lawyer for over 7 years specializing in private equity fund formation and private investments.  I left my legal practice, and my amazingly talented colleagues left their established careers in law, finance, marketing and […]

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Equity Crowdfunding’s First Report Card

Three months have now passed since Title III of the JOBS Act legalized true equity crowdfunding where startups can raise up to $1 million in capital online to jumpstart and grow their companies. As an attorney whose practice centers around the JOBS Act and helping companies raise funds through crowdfunding, I am excited to see […]

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