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Equity Crowdfunding vs Venture Capital

By Matthew Lebo on August 19, 2016

This week we take a look into the similarities and differences between venture capital and equity crowdfunding in relation to startup investments on a state-by-state basis. Venture funding has been more difficult for startups to get a hold of, and that was one of the many reasons regulation CF started. It was supposed to provide a better opportunity for startups outside of the traditional tech hubs to raise capital. So with 3 months of data to comb through, we wanted to see if it was actually making a difference. 

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Startups Raising Capital Through FlashSeed Convertible Security

By Matthew Lebo on August 11, 2016

Remember, before plunging into your next investment, it is always wise to educate yourself on what you are putting your money into. This week, we will dive into which companies provide a convertible security, along with a quick explanation into how it works. 

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A New Offering and A New Security: Revenue Participation Note

By Matthew Lebo on August 11, 2016

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The final installment in our securities series is also the newest type of security being offered on FlashFunders. Before heading into your next investment, it is a good idea to see what type of securities startups are offering. Once you educate yourself on what the offering consists of, you will be able to make a better judgement on whether or not the investment fits your needs. Click through to see how the revenue participation note works.

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Startups Raising Capital Through FlashFunders Preferred Stock

By Matthew Lebo on August 05, 2016

Before you plunge into your next investment, it's always good to educate yourself on what security types are offered on FlashFunders. We will dive into which companies provide a convertible security, along with a quick explanation into how it works. 

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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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Equity CrowdFunding Opens Up a New Frontier in Raising Capital

By Jackie Feiler on May 24, 2016

Raise money directly from customers to create evangelists and diversify your sources of capital.

  • Raise money from 230 million American adults thanks to new regulations.
  • Access the most diverse pools of capital ever available.
  • Create evangelists while maintaining control of your business.
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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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Track The Success of Your Equity Crowdfunding Campaign

By FlashFunders on May 23, 2016

When fundraising for your business, it’s important to understand that landing and converting investors is not as simple or easy as it may seem. To successfully close a round, it’s important that founders are proactive throughout the overall process – especially, when it comes to marketing and measuring the performance of your raise.
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Venture Capital 2015: Reflections, Questions, Curiosities.

By FlashFunders on May 23, 2016

As 2016 begins and 2015 ends, I wanted to jot down a few thoughts about where VCs have been over the last year and the questions that might be answered over the next year.

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Vessix Successfully Closes $1M Seed Round on FlashFunders

By FlashFunders on November 20, 2015

This century's airport operations still run on last century's software. Archaic database applications that were developed in the early '90s lack mobile accessibility, solutions to manage fuel inventories, and countless other inefficiencies.

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