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Articles tagged: Crowdfunding/CrowdFinancing

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Portals & Broker-Dealers: Comparing Types of Investment Intermediaries in Crowdfunding

Two investment intermediaries in equity crowdfunding, portals and broker-dealers, require different levels of due diligence. Which is right for you?

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Fundamentals of Corporate Structures and Their Effects on 4 Types of Equity Offerings

Four types of equity offerings issued by LLCs & corporations have benefits & drawbacks for investors. Learn about stock, LLC units and convertible debt.

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Crowdfunding Syndicated Loans: An Alternative for Real Estate Debt Investors

Investing in real estate debt requires market expertise. Investing in a syndicated loan through a crowdfunding platform offers diverse lender expertise.

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Why Business Crowdfunding is About Brand, Not Product

A crowdfunding campaign promises a product, but business crowdfunding or crowd finance promises investors a trusted brand and ROI.

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Real estate crowdfunding, for developments like this, can be an investment opportunity for baby boomers

Keeping It Real: A Baby Boomer’s Guide to Real Estate Crowdfunding

Baby Boomers are looking for alternative sources of income as they retire, and real estate crowdfunding provides an opportunity to passively invest.

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Crowdfunding Risks: An Argument Against Investing Through Equity Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding Disadvantages Outweigh the Potential The private markets have been giving the public markets a run for their money due to fewer reporting regulations and an expanding definition of the very people who are allowed to invest in private securities. But these go-go signals are overlooking crowdfunding risks. The SEC has recently proposed to expand […]

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Blue Sky Laws: A Primer for Accredited Investors

An Introduction to “Blue Sky” Regulations Blue Sky Laws – state securities laws – have been a part of the American legal landscape since the early days of the Twentieth Century. Kansas is credited with adopting the first Blue Sky Law in 1911. By providing for registration and administrative review of securities offerings, and requirements […]

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Finding Your Deal Flow in Private Investing

Discover the three ways to increase your deal flow as a private investor: personal referrals, groups and associations, and online platforms. 

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The (Thorough) Art of Evaluating Crowdfunding Sites and Title III Offerings 

Crowdfunding investments require introspection on financial and social motivations, as well as due diligence on crowdfunding sites and offering deal terms. 

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Securities Crowdfunding: Diversification Everyone Can Enjoy

Regulation crowdfunding gives average investors more access to private securities. Determine the maximum you can invest and create your 5-year plan.

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