Monthly Archives: May 2015

The Recipe for Raising Capital

Raising the right amount of capital by startups is tricky and depends a lot on timing and instinct. Don’t jump into the market now just because money seems to be flowing freely. Selling equity too soon dilutes your seed investors … Continue reading

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Best Time Ever For Startup Capital ?

Is it the best time ever to raise startup capital? Over $47 billion of seed capital was raised in 2014. But, as the Wall Street Journal notes there are issues: the funds are not evenly distributed; most went to late … Continue reading

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Kickstarter Passes $100 Million in Pledges for Documentary Films

Crowdfunding documentary films is now almost the norm for Kickstarter which has passed the $100 Million in pledges threshold recently. Although most filmmakers use the rewards-based funding for only a part of their financing, it seems that there are other … Continue reading

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D.C. Intra-State Crowdfunding Finds Success

Two talented bakers, a lease and a dream.The remaining ingredient is startup capital. In D.C., the secret sauce may be the EquityEats’ funding portal where any resident or business can ante up fto $10,000 to buy a piece of Bluebird … Continue reading

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Secrets of Raising Startup Capital

The “3 secrets of raising startup capital” are, according to Jay Samit: (1) start your raise before you need it, (2) you will need more capital than you think, and (3) it takes much longer to raise the money than … Continue reading

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Some “Bad Actors” Are More Equal Than Others

Are some “bad actors” more equal than others? The SEC has given admitted criminals waivers from the bad actor disqualification to participate in the private placement market. These criminals include some of the large international money center banks. Other smaller … Continue reading

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What Can’t You Crowdfund?

What can’t you crowdfund? Different funding portals have different terms of service. So, it behooves you to read up first before you post. On Kickstarter, you can’t raise funds for charity or an investment or offer an corn seed with … Continue reading

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