Equity Crowdfunding Starts Today — Here’s Where to Find Startup Investments

Published on May 16, 2016

By Dave Freedman Today is the launch of equity crowdfunding. I’m talking about “true” equity crowdfunding under Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012. Title III lets everyone invest in startups and growing businesses via crowdfunding portals. Here are four places to start looking for Title III offerings: Wefunder (www.wefunder.com). Wefunder […]

Stratifund Aggregates & Rates Equity Crowdfunding Deals

Published on May 6, 2016

Experienced securities professionals developed an algorithm that rates offerings under Title III (Reg CF) and Title IV (Reg A+) By David M. Freedman ¶ If you want to exercise your new right to invest in innovative startups and growing small businesses, where will you start — which funding portals will you visit to find the […]

Congress Will ‘Fix’ Equity Crowdfunding

Published on April 10, 2016

By David M. Freedman ¶ Congress will—there is no doubt about it—revise Title III, the securities crowdfunding law, to make it more workable. Revisions will include raising the offering limit from $1 million to $5 million per year, reducing liability exposure for intermediaries, and permitting single-purpose funds to aggregate investors. The only question is how […]

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 […]

What is Equity Crowdfinancing?

Published on April 2, 2016

Editor’s Note: You may also be interested in this webinar featuring the expert faculty of Financial Poise.   Crowdfunding is a method of collecting many small contributions, by means of an online funding platform, to finance or capitalize a popular enterprise. As crowdfunding is so new, there is much confusion in the marketplace about it—for […]