Monthly Archives: December 2015

Public Service Ad: Register Your XMas Drone

Public service for those who get drones for Christmas: You need to register your aircraft if it weighs between 0.55 lbs and up to 55 lbs. You will be subject to civil and criminal penalties if you meet the criteria … Continue reading

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SEC Issues Report on Definition of “Accredited Investor”

The Securities and Exchange Commission issued its “Accredited Investor” review report. The agency ┬áis contemplating: revising the financial thresholds for individual investors since the number of U.S. households qualifying as accredited investors has increased from approximately 2% of the population … Continue reading

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MBA Schools Ask Students to Wait

The Wall Street Journal reports that business schools like Stanford are encouraging MBA students to graduate before jumping out to start a company. Although the number of dropouts hovers, for example, at around 9% at Harvard Business School, many schools … Continue reading

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Film Crowdfunding Advice

Raindance, the UK internet film school, is giving away a funding guide that focuses on crowdfunding. Benefits listed include: getting money to make your film; market research – no backers probably means no demand for your project; feedback – you … Continue reading

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Where Angels Put Their Money

The Angel Resource Institute Third Quarter Report shows that angel money is going to: healthcare 30%; software 22.1%; commercial services 15.3%; pharma & biotech 4.2%; IT hardware 2.6%; andother 25.5%. The median seed stage valuation has risen to $4.0 million … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Factoid #9: Max Raise

Crowdfunding issuers can raise a maximum aggregate amount of $1 million during a 12-month period using Regulation CF.

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How To Contact the Lead Investor

One of the hardest things to do in crowdfunding is finding a lead investor. Since all journeys start with the first step, your first step is making contact with that person. Rafe Furst has some good advice in his blog … Continue reading

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