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SAFE Discounts Should Be 50% At Least

The SAFE is like a warrant entitling investors to shares in the company, typically preferred stock, if and when there is a future liquidity event, i.e., if and when the company next raises “priced” equity capital, or is acquired, or files an IPO. Like convertible debt, SAFE deal terms can include valuation caps and share-price discounts, to give early (CF) investors a lower price per share than later (VC) investors or acquirers get for the same equity.


Wefunder Dominates Equity Crowdfunding

When “true” equity crowdfunding launched on May 16, 2016, Wefunder led the new asset class with 10 Title III offerings. Within a few days it added 11 more offerings. No other funding portal that I know of has half as many Title III offerings as Wefunder.


A Few Minutes With…Tracy Treger

Soon Tracy Treger will begin covering commercial real estate in a regular column for Financial Poise. Here we chat with Treger about her background, which provides her with unique insights on the topic.


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Episode 77 with Bruce Walker – Cataloger with Stack’s Bowers Galleries

Chris Cahill speaks about hoards with World Numismatist and Cataloger Bruce Walker, of Stack’s Bowers Galleries. From Lydia to the present, coins have delighted hoard-finders and collectors. Coins also constitute a tangible asset class with which one may balance the ol’ portfolio.


Crowdfunding Debt: A Study in Contrasts

Since the JOBS Act of 2012 first went into effect, senior commercial real estate debt – offered via real estate “crowdfunding” platforms – has emerged as a popular fixed-rate investment for accredited investors.
These investments offer superior returns to Treasury bonds and other traditional fixed-rate vehicles, however, you may often notice a curious omission: There is no information about the lender.


Financial Poise Radio

Episode 76 with Jonathan Friedland

Financial Poise Radio host Chris Cahill interviews Financial Poise founder Jonathan Friedland. They discuss the roots of Financial Poise in educating investors about alternative assets, providing distressed deal data and marketing modes, presenting carefully selected and edited writings, and producing webinars on a strict NON pay-to-play basis.


Stratifund Aggregates & Rates Equity Crowdfunding Deals

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 best offerings of private securities? For many people who have little or no experience evaluating angel investment opportunities, the best place to start is a website like Stratifund.


Crowdfunding Platform Profile: 99Funding

In this article I profile a pioneer in the securities crowdfunding world: 99Funding, a broker-dealer-affiliated funding platform that currently features Regulation D offerings (for accredited investors only) and plans to introduce Title III offerings this month.


A Few Minutes With … Bruce Walker

Bruce Walker joined Stack’s Bowers Galleries, a firm engaged in the sale and auction of rare coins and currency, in early 2015 as a World Numismatist and Cataloger. He has collected world gold coins by Friedberg catalog number since his mid-20s.


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Episode 75 with Philippe de Lapérouse – Managing Director of HighQuest Partners

Philippe de Lapérouse of High Quest Partners discusses how agricultural commodity prices vary from other (recently plunging) commodity prices for oil and steel, and the attention being paid to water resources by policy-makers, producers, and investors.


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