10 Warning Signs in Startup Investing

Cut down on the work and avoid the worst deals in startup investing with these ten warning signs
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4 Startup Investing Risks and How to Manage Them

Equity crowdfunding investing is about understanding the risks to a company and the potential for high returns. Learn how to assess startup investing risks and you will make money!
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3 Ways to Value Startup Investing Deals

Using multiple methods for startup investing valuation will help to get a better idea of startup investing returns We’ve covered everything from market research to understanding different types of startup investing deals. When it all comes down to it, estimating the potential return on startup investing deals is what it’s all about. Finding the potential […]

Important Things to Remember for a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

The Internet has afforded us to pave new ways and find different avenues where we can seek help from other people. Crowdfunding, as you might already have been familiar with, is the act of seeking help (usually small amounts of money) from many different people. This act is highly successful if it is done thru […]

Analyzing Equity Crowdfunding with Proforma Estimates

You don’t need to be a financial accountant to use proforma estimates to value an equity crowdfunding investment One of the most neglected pieces of equity crowdfunding analysis is the proforma analysis of financial statements. Just the name alone puts most investors to sleep. Building a proforma analysis is simply using management guidance and your […]

How to Analyze Equity Crowdfunding Deals: Researching the Market

Market research is an overlooked part of analyzing equity crowdfunding deals but critical to your investing success
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What do Kevin Bacon and Crowdfunding have in Common?

Influencer marketing is more effective when you work through mutual connections. Follow these steps in your crowdfunding outreach.
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How to Protect your Crowdfunding Investment

Crowdfunding investing doesn’t stop after you wire the money. Learn your role after investing in the startup and how to protect your investment. Crowdfunding investing is different from other forms of startup investing like angel and venture capital. Once your funds have been transferred and are counted as an investor in the company, you may […]

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Best Investment: Equity Crowdfunding versus Stock Investing?

Equity crowdfunding offers higher returns but how does it stack up on other factors versus stock investing? So maybe I’m a little biased to equity crowdfunding. As a venture capital analyst, I’ve seen the huge returns in startup investing compared to stock investing and I’m excited about the new asset class for regular investors. But […]

Types of Crowdfunding Deals and Investment

Understanding the different types of crowdfunding deals could mean the difference between worthless stock and big returns One of the most common misconceptions about equity crowdfunding investing is that investors assume it will be similar to stock investing. Investors scan one of the many crowdfunding portals for companies in which to invest, thinking that’s all […]

8 Crowdfunding Portals to Follow for the Best Deals

Not all equity crowdfunding portals are created equal. Get to know some of the platforms I follow for good crowdfunding deals. As little as is known about equity crowdfunding as a new investment class, even less is known about the crowdfunding portals that will make it happen. Investors assume that these crowdfunding platforms are little […]

3 Fundraising Tips that Helped Raise $110,000

These fundraising tips helped three non-profits raise more than $110,000 in less than a year. Build them into your non-profit campaign for your own fundraising success! While social cause fundraising accounts for nearly 30% of the $10 billion+ crowdfunding market, the failure rate on non-profit campaigns is extremely high. Crowdfunding on sites like GoFundMe has […]

Crowdfunding Investment Exit Strategies: How You Make Money

Learn how crowdfunding investors make money through different startup exit strategies All the analysis, all the time spent reviewing financial statements and management ability is all for one end…to make money. Most of your equity crowdfunding investments will make no money at all and many will return less than your initial investment. There are a […]

4 Things You Should Know About Alternative Lending

Banks have felt pressure to impose stricter requirements on lenders over the past few years. This may be both because of economic factors and because of stricter regulatory requirements imposed after the Great Recession, according to The Harvard Business Review. Because owners of small and new companies had a tough time qualifying for loans, they […]