Posts tagged Crowdfunding

Access to Venture Capital Deals

Does it make sense for everyone to have access to VC backed deals?  It’s a good question because VC backed deals are fraught with risk.  But, taking the risk comes with very high reward.  If you invested $25,000 in Uber …






Investing and Trading is Not For Everyone

We are in a tremendous bull market in almost every asset class.  Real Estate is up.   Private equity valuations are high and companies are getting bought at big multiples.  Venture Capital company valuations are high.  The stock market has …






SEC Approves Crowdfunding for Everyone

This news was announced the other day, but I wanted to let it ruminate inside me for a bit.  Howard Lindzon commented here.  Anyone that reads this blog regularly knows that I am a huge fan of individual liberty.  I …






SEC to Kill Crowdfunding If They Can

The federal government doesn’t like to be pushed to try new things.  Agencies like to push the market.  They hate it when the market pushes back.  Crowdfunding is just that. The SEC is regulating crowdfunding heavily out of fear.  The …






10 Predictions for Crowdfunding and JOBS Act

The past two days, I have written about the JOBS Act from the perspective of the funder, and the entrepreneur.   Today I want to make same early predictions of what I think will happen with crowdfunding because of the …






Entrepreneur: Crowdfund or Traditional Raise?

Now that entrepreneurs can eschew the traditional route for raising money, should they? If you are unfamiliar with how entrepreneurs raise money, I’ll give you a short primer. Once they get their company up and running, they notice that they …






Will Crowdfunding Work As Advertised?

With the SEC moving forward, there are a lot of folks licking their chops.  They intend to start crowdfunded platforms so the masses can invest in startup companies.  Crowdfunding will work at some level-but not on any of the platforms …






Fraud in Crowdfunding

When the idea of crowd funding was first broached. a lot of people jumped on the bandwagon and were “for it”.  How could you be against the democratization of capital?  But, I was wary for a few reasons. 1.  Early …






Seed Round Financing: Why Crowdfunding Will Be Challenging

When your company starts up, it’s just the founders.  They put in a little money and sweat equity to get going.  Then they might get some family and friends to give them some money to grow a little more.  Eventually, …






What Pain Point Is Crowdfunding Solving?

Entrepreneurs solve problems. Solve a big enough problem and you can build a big business. If we look at crowd funding from different perspectives, we might be able to gauge how successful it will be or what market segments it …






The Crowdfunding Bill Passes Senate

Crowdfunding is the rage right now in the angel community. I am mildly supportive. It’s a very free market idea which I love. I would prefer that the government pass a bill that says anyone can invest in a start …






Crowdfunding for Start Ups

Last week I was at the ACA conference in Austin, TX. It gets less fanfare than the SXSW show going on there right now, but I think it’s probably more important. It was a group of angel investors from all …






Crowdfunding

One of the latest trends in financing for start ups is crowd funding. Various websites are trying to tap into the social media craze by establishing a social funding network for a start up company. While I appreciate the sentiment, …