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Investing in Franchises Using Equity Crowdfunding

By Matthew Lebo on June 16, 2016

Franchise Outlook

Did you know that there are more than 750,000 franchises, employing over 18 million people in the U.S., and generating $1 trillion in annual sales?

Franchising has been coined as “An American success story”. IFA president Steven Caldiera said “Independent, locally owned small-business men and women, including more veterans and minorities, who own and operate establishments...are growing faster than other businesses. They are creating more jobs at a faster pace than other businesses and they are also producing more sales growth than other businesses."

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Equity Crowdfunding vs Kickstarter and Indiegogo

By Jackie Feiler on June 07, 2016

If you’re a tech enthusiast interested in options for supporting startups, you might be trying to discern the difference between Kickstarter or Indiegogo and equity crowdfunding. Traditional equity crowdfunding sites facilitate the ability for “backers” to donate money to campaigns in exchange for perks, like sample products or tee shirts. Platforms using Regulation CF facilitate the sale of a form of equity in private companies to investors.

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How Title III of the JOBS Act Opens Access to Equity Crowdfunding Investors

By FlashFunders on October 30, 2015

After years of ongoing regulatory debate, this morning at 8:00 AM PST the SEC has finally approved Title III of the JOBS Act in a 3:1 vote. Today marks a monumental time for the crowdfunding industry as access to venture as an asset class has opened up for non-accredited investors.

While there are still many factors to marinate on within our company internally, we’ve outlined the newly enacted Title III regulations accompanied by our initial reactions:


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Equity CrowdFunding and The Sanity of Crowds

By Vaughn Blake on July 16, 2015

“An enthusiastic philosopher, of whose name we are not informed, had constructed a very satisfactory theory on some subject or other, and was not a little proud of it. "But the facts, my dear fellow," said his friend, "the facts do not agree with your theory."—"Don't they?" replied the philosopher, shrugging his shoulders, "then, tant pis pour les faits;"—so much the worse for the facts!” Charles Mackay, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

Every morning I listen to Bloomberg Radio while I run. Usually, it’s just news catch up and background chatter while I think about my plans for the day. The past few weeks, however, I’ve been paying much closer attention.

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