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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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The Basics of Convertible Debt

Many of the companies that sell securities via Title III crowdfunding portals, at least in the first year or two, will be early-stage startups with little or no history of profit or even positive cash flow. “In many cases, issuers can avoid thorny disagreements over valuation by offering hybrid securities known as convertible notes to crowdfunding investors”…

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Portals & Broker-Dealers

Two kinds of intermediaries may conduct Title III equity crowdfunding offerings and transactions: (1) funding portals that are not registered broker-dealers, and (2) offering platforms that are registered broker-dealers. Both kinds must be registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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Business Plans, Part Two: 4 Business Plan Red Flags

This article takes a different approach from the previous one. Here I tell you about common omissions and mistakes in business plans, any of which should make you cautious about the company’s offering.

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Episode 63 with David M. Freedman

In Episode 63, Accredited Investor Markets Radio host Chris Cahill has a great discussion with veteran financial and legal journalist David M. Freedman regarding his new book, Equity Crowdfunding for Investors, which reflects upon the JOBS Act generally and Title III equity crowdfunding in particular. They also speak of surprises experienced and discoveries made over his 38-year career.

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Crowdfunding Company Offers Variable Returns Topping at 10%

In Episode 62 of Accredited Investor Markets Radio, host Chris Cahill chats with Philippe de Lapérouse, Managing Director of HighQuest Partners, who advises major strategic and financial investors operating and investing globally across the food, biotech and bioenergy value chains.

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A Few Minutes With…Neha Manaktala, CEO and Co-founder, DealIndex

Neha Manaktala is co-founder & CEO of DealIndex, a young alternative finance aggregator. Founded in 2014, DealIndex is part of The Grow VC Group. Manaktala has a background as an entrepreneur and finance professional with experience in investment banking, private equity and startups.

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A Few Minutes With … Scott Picken of Wealth Migrate

Scott Picken is the author of “Property Going Global” and the founder and CEO of Wealth Migrate, an online global real estate investment marketplace. An expert in the intersection of technology and global real estate markets, Picken combined his lifelong passion for IT with 17 years of real estate investment experience to actualize the dream of Wealth Migrate as a crowdfunding platform.

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A Few Minutes With … Marshall Saunders, Managing Partner, SaundersDailey

Marshall Saunders is a real estate veteran with two decades of experience and the co-founder and managing partner of SaundersDailey, an online investment marketplace connecting investors to exclusive real estate opportunities, with low minimum investments, in select markets throughout the Midwest.

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Title II Spawns Sustainable Surge of New Angel Investors

This surge of investor interest in alternative assets is attributed largely to Title II of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012. General solicitation will continue to pull in tens of thousands more accredited investors each year, out of the several million who have heretofore been sitting on the sidelines. Here is why you can expect the surge to continue rather than plateau.

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