SAFE Discounts Should Be 50% At Least

Published on June 1, 2016

By David M. Freedman When Title III equity crowdfunding launched on May 16, 2016, a majority of the 20 equity offerings listed on Wefunder, the dominant Title III portal, used a new security called SAFE. That’s an acronym for simple agreement for future equity. The SAFE is like a warrant entitling investors to shares in […]


Crowdfunding Platform Profile: 99Funding

Published on May 1, 2016

By David M. Freedman This is the first in a series of profiles of equity crowdfunding portals, platforms, and deal aggregation sites—places where angel investors can start searching for Title III offerings, beginning May 16, 2016. Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 created “true equity crowdfunding,” which lets all Americans […]


Equity Crowdfinancing Risks & Returns

Published on April 2, 2016

Editor’s Note: To learn more about this topic, we also recommend this webinar.   Few opportunities in life can generate personal wealth as profoundly as being a founder or early investor in a startup that achieves grand success. Reid Hoffman was one of Facebook’s first two outside investors. As an entrepreneur himself, Hoffman had been a […]