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?
By now, everyone realizes that most crowdfunding campaigns need some kind of exposure to get the traction needed to attract investors. Outside of private conversations there are several things that you can do to build your brand awareness during a period of raising funds.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
This week we will talk about securities, which is what you are purchasing when you invest in a startup. While doing your due diligence should come first, some investors tend to stay away from deals that offer a particular security because of the risk involved. While we will get into the importance of diversification down the road, make sure that you understand what you are getting in return for your investment.
Reviewing a business is probably one of the toughest things you will have to go through in this entire process.