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Let Crowdfunding Fundamentals Be Your Guide

Knowing your crowdfunding fundamentals can help you decipher which crowds you want to “follow” with an investment and which are better left alone.

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JOBS Act Title II Drives Private Equity Options for Small Business Owners

The JOBS Act Title II allows entrepreneurs and small businesses to conduct general solicitation and advertising of a private equity offering.

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5 Tips for Choosing the Best Crowdfunding Platform

How do you choose the best crowdfunding platform? For accredited investors, an equity crowdfunding site the way to go. Get tips to find the right platform.

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Crowdfunded Securities

Crowdfunded Securities: The Continuing Growth of the Secondary Market

The crowdfunded securities of yesterday were rife with illiquidity. Today, secondary markets for crowdfunded securities have emerged and continue to grow.

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Equity Crowdfunding

What Investors Need to Know about Equity Crowdfunding: Part 2

There is considerable potential in equity crowdfunding, but all investors should be aware of the advantages and disadvantages to such investing.

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Equity Crowdfunding

What Investors Need to Know about Equity Crowdfunding: Part 1

Equity crowdfunding has changed in notable ways since its introduction in 2012, and is now primed to revolutionize how we finance companies and investments.

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Why Crowdfinance Is About Brand, Not Product

Want to start crowdfinancing? Creating a well-known, reliable and consistent brand is what makes investors want to give you their hard-earned money.

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Hollywood Produces an Early Equity Crowdfunding Hit

Thanks to Title III of the JOBS Act, for the first time in history, creators can let fans in and literally own a piece of the successful projects. True equity crowdfunding for all investors, regardless of income or net worth, was authorized by Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act of 2012.

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Financial Poise Radio

Episode 83 with David Drake – Founder of LDJ Capital and The Soho Loft

David Drake takes a break from a world tour on behalf of Soho Loft to talk with Chris Cahill about why debt crowdfunding will gain ground in the US and elsewhere over the rest of 2016, to the extent that some platforms will switch from equity offerings to debt offerings.

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SAFE: Simple Agreement for Future Equity

Y Combinator, a well-known tech accelerator, created the SAFE (simple agreement for future equity) in 2013, and uses it to fund most of the seed-stage startups that participate in its three-month development sessions. With an emphasis on simple, this new equity security works for seed-stage startups.

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