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Equity Crowdfunding Progress Report

By Matthew Lebo on July 01, 2016

May 16th, 2016 marked the launch of equity crowdfunding. Like any new opportunity, Title III saw its fair share of critics and promoters. Instead of arguing about something that hadn't actually started, we decided to wait and look at what the numbers said.

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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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Follow The Money: Top 32 Largest Funding Rounds On CrunchBase In May

By Jackie Feiler on June 01, 2016

May was an exciting month for startups and investors! The thirty-two largest funding rounds reported by CrunchBase totaled over nine billion dollars in investments. 

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FlashFunders Streamlines Investments For Equity Crowdfunding

By FlashFunders on May 24, 2016

The biggest concerns about equity crowdfunding revolve around cap table management, red tape, and perception.

With Reg CF, companies will be able to raise up to $1 million from the crowd within a 12 month period, and they will be required to follow certain regulations dealing with transparency and reporting. FlashFunders has streamlined the process to make compliance easy and simple.

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Your Investment Portfolio and Equity Crowdfunding

By FlashFunders on May 24, 2016

For the first time, in almost a century, anyone can invest in private companies. With the public stock market prices at an all-time high and bond yields historically low, startups offer an exciting new way to diversify your investment portfolio.

  • Companies used to create much of their value after selling shares on the public stock market.
  • Because of technology and new regulations, companies can now raise most of the capital they need from private investors. They don’t have as immediate of a need as they once did.
  • New rules in effect May 16, 2016 allow anyone over the age of 18 to purchase shares in private companies.
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How the JOBS Act Will Impact Crowd Investors

By FlashFunders on September 25, 2015

The 2012 JOBS Act and upcoming Title III enactment has and will further impact the early-stage startup capital raising process, as well as broaden investor access to early-stage investment opportunities. In Vincent Bradley's article "The Dangers (and Rewards) of Investing in a Startup" published by The Street, he examines the various risks and benefits that come with these new regulations.

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5 Resources for Tech Investors

By FlashFunders on August 27, 2015

Team FlashFunders believes successful investors are made, not born. Whether you’re considering making your first early stage investment, or you’re a seasoned tech investor, ongoing education is crucial to staying relevant.

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Infographic: 3 Critical Things to Look for in an Entrepreneur Before Investing

By FlashFunders on June 22, 2015


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