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Where Are They Now? Startups That Closed Funding Rounds in 2015

By Matthew Lebo on December 16, 2016

With 2016 coming to a close, we take a look back at the success stories of startups who have funded on our platform.

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Startup Founders Series: Why Did You Start Your Business?

By Matthew Lebo on December 07, 2016

Whether you're a veteran entrepreneur or someone building your first business, there is a unique story behind why and how you started. In our past 3 years of equity crowdfunding, we have been able to interact with a wide variety of founders who all bring a unique perspective to building their business. In order to help other founders who are still unsure of their path, we wanted to bring you a unique perspective from some of the founders raising capital on our platform.

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Vessix Merger with MyFlightSolutions

By Matthew Lebo on December 06, 2016

Last year, Vessix secured $1,000,000 through a Reg D funding round on the FlashFunders platform. Nearly a year later, Vessix announces their merger with MyFlightSolutions.

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Raising Capital - How Do I Find Investors?

By Matthew Lebo on November 28, 2016

Starting a business from scratch is no walk in the park. From start to finish, founders have taken extreme measures to bootstrap their business to success. But, for some startups, there comes a time when outside investment is necessary. So how do you go about raising seed money?

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Funded On FlashFunders: Verizon Acquires LQD WiFi

By Matthew Lebo on November 17, 2016

As a company, our mission has focused on empowering investors and startups to make their visions a reality. Since our inception, we’ve successfully facilitated 25 offerings, through Reg D and Reg CF, that have hit their funding goals. As much as we love seeing a successful funding round, we hope to see those startups use the funding to take their business to the next level.

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Top 20 Entrepreneurs to Follow for Startup Investors

By Matthew Lebo on November 16, 2016

Social media platforms have allowed people to get a look behind the curtain of some of the biggest thought leaders in the world. If you’re an investor or entrepreneur trying to pick up on market trends, or get valuable information on running a business, social platforms allow you to get access to some of the best and brightest minds in the industry. Whether you’re a new investor or seasoned entrepreneur, here is a list of the top 20 entrepreneurs you should be following. 

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What Effect Could Donald Trump Have on Startups

By Matthew Lebo on November 11, 2016

The best answer to this question was given on /r/startup. While tensions continue to run high post election, I tried to look for the biggest takeaway this presidency could have for the future of startups and entrepreneurs in America.

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Equity CrowdFunding Report: October 2016

By Matthew Lebo on November 01, 2016

After 2 months of lackluster funding, equity crowdfunding has seemingly rebounded in October with an influx of capital this month. So, what’s the driving force behind the new capital surge?

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How Do You Invest in Startups? - Understanding the Market

By Matthew Lebo on October 21, 2016

Imagine buying a house for the first time. Instead of doing research, you decide you are just going to go drive around the neighborhoods you want to live in. As you drive up to that first home, your eyes get big and your heart skips a beat. This is it, you’ve found your dream home. You call the agent, put down the full asking price, and stake your claim in the neighborhood you’ve always wanted to be in.

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5 Things You Need Before Raising Capital Through Equity Crowdfunding

By Matthew Lebo on September 02, 2016

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Getting funding for a startup is far from simple. As a founder, swimming through the ocean of articles on developing the best pitch, or strategies to get funding can get pretty tiresome. While equity crowdfunding doesn't require an elevator pitch, we may have found some interesting strategies on putting together a successful equity crowdfunding raise. 

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