Archive for July, 2017

The Psychology of Crowdfunding

Working with crowdfunders for nearly five years we’ve seen and heard almost everything.  While I could write a book – or perhaps even a series of books – on all the different experiences, observations and encounters I’ve accumulated over time – I’m writing this article with a single focus; the psychology of crowdfunding. From almost any […]

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What types of shares do I own when investing via crowdfunding platforms?

Saul Gindill, senior investment associate at Seedrs, writes exclusively for What Investment on the different types of share classes available to private investors investing via crowdfunding sites. What share class / type of shares and rights will I have as a retail investor on an equity crowdfunding platform if at times I am investing along […]

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8 Things Founders Must Know About Equity Crowdfunding

Since President Obama passed the JOBS act in 2012, we’ve been witnessing the beginning of a new movement in the U.S. – one that empowers entrepreneurs to raise money from almost anyone, anywhere. It’s a movement that removes the barriers to fundraising so that it’s not just those who know the right people or who […]

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Raising Money: Title IV Regulation A+

For as long as I can remember, equity investing was something exclusively reserved for wealthy individuals. That’s because investing in high growth companies and startups used to be only possible for accredited investors, or someone that is wealthy. An accredited investor is defined as someone earning $200,000+ for two consecutive years or whose personal net […]

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The Pros and Cons of Crowdfunding

People are divided about crowdfunding. While many investors and businesses see it as invaluable, it often comes with a number of caveats which shouldn’t be ignored. Equity and debt-based crowdfunding methods are often used by entrepreneurs looking to start or develop their business. However, they differ in that equity-based lets you swap money for shares […]

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