Monthly Archives: October 2012

Here’s How Important Crowdfunding Is to Innovation and Jobs

It’s election season (duh!) and we’re told the focus is on the economy and jobs. Yes, the unemployment figures went down at the end of September to under 8 percent, which is better than before. But there’s no doubt about it, the economy and jobs picture in America is still bleak for some. CLICK HERE for the full article

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Crowd-Funding 101: What Every Musician Needs for a Successful Campaign

Brooklyn-based guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Sonia Montez failed her first time around at a crowd-funding attempt. Her Kickstarter campaign only funded 25 percent and she had to walk away with no money at all.

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4 Signs A Company Is NOT A Good Candidate For Equity Crowdfunding

In a letter addressed to NYTechMeetup,President Obama mentioned crowdfunding as one of the tools available to grow the tech startup industry. As the CEO and co-founder of CircleUp, the largest equity-based crowdfunding site in the U.S., my views on the merits of crowdfunding are no secret.

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Equity Crowdfunding? – How To Value Your Business

When you are raising equity finance through a business angel, Venture Capitalist (VC), equity Crowdfunding or what we call CrowdInvesting at BankToTheFuture.com, one of the most important things you will have to do is value your company…

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Why Crowdfunding Will Explode In 2013

The world of entrepreneurial finance is changing rapidly; we are at a tipping point that will make what seems like a vibrant part of our global economy today seem small in one year’s hindsight.

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5 Ways of Funding A Business: How To Get Your Piece Of The Pie

No shocker here: One of the biggest challenges for entrepreneurs and small business owners is finding the funds necessary to launch – and eventually grow – their businesses.  If you’re reading this, you’re likely looking right now…

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Seven startups prove that crowdfunding works

 

When investment crowdfunding becomes legal in the U.S. in 2013, it will democratize access to capital for startups and small businesses. For investors of all economic classes, crowdfunding represents the right to accept risk and invest in the businesses they believe in.

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Successful Crowdfunding Campaigns Aren’t About Cash, Says Shark Tank Winner

As a continuation of this series on crowdfunding best practices and stories, I recently spoke with Tiffany Krumins, the creator of the AVA the Elephant brand and an ABC Shark Tank winner. We discussed what’s really driving her business decisions and 

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