Tag Archives: raising capital

Crowdfunding: As Old As Time

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York just ruled in favor of Kickstarter who protested the patent filing by ArtistShare for patent protection on Artist Share’s crowdfunding “method.” The court said that crowdfunding cannot be patented … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SEC Schedules Forum on Small Business Capital Formation

The SEC plans to host its 2014 Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation on Thursday, November 20, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at its headquarters at 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20549. While the SEC says … Continue reading

Posted in Congress, Crowd Fund Act, Crowd Fund Act of 2012, Crowd Funding At the Margins, Crowd Funding Platforms, Film, FINRA, Funding Portals, Investments, Jobs, Legislative Intent, SEC, Small Business, Venture Capital | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Single State Secondary Markets – Too Small?

Michigan has become the fourth state to permit intra-state crowdfunding of up to $2 million and is considering an intra-state stock exchange to create liquidity for those investors. However, a mini-market for a small number of shares will likely not … Continue reading

Posted in Broker dealers, Congress, Crowd Fund Act, Crowd Fund Act of 2012, Crowd Funding At the Margins, Crowd Funding Platforms, FINRA, Funding Portals, Investments, Jobs, Legislative Intent, SEC, Small Business, States, Wall Street | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Crowd Funding Explained

I recenty spoke at this conference. My presentation starts at about the 42nd minute and is, unfortunately, cut off (ran out of memory?) as is the Q&A followup: 10th Annual E-Commerce Best Practices Conference On June 28, 2013, leading experts … Continue reading

Posted in Broker dealers, Congress, Crowd Fund Act, Crowd Fund Act of 2012, Crowd Funding At the Margins, Crowd Funding Platforms, Film, FINRA, Funding Portals, Investments, Jobs, Legislative Intent, SEC, Small Business, Venture Capital, Wall Street | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Crowdfunding Tax Differences

The difference between raising equity capital under the new Crowd Fund Act (once the regulations have been finalized by the SEC) and raising funds using Kickstarter has substantial tax consequences. On Kickstarter, the “issuer” is actually pre-selling a product (a … Continue reading

Posted in Broker dealers, Congress, Crowd Fund Act, Crowd Fund Act of 2012, Crowd Funding At the Margins, Crowd Funding Platforms, Film, FINRA, Funding Portals, Investments, Jobs, Legislative Intent, SEC, Small Business, Wall Street | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Crowd Funding In The Heartland

If you’re in Durango, CO tomorrow (7/12/12), drop by the Durango Public Library from 4:30 to 6:30pm, for a crowdfunding seminar co-hosted by Senator Michael Bennet  (D – CO), a sponsor of the Crowd Fund Act of 2012. http://www.pagosadailypost.com/news/21042/Sen._Bennet_Hosting_%27Crowdfunding%27_Workshop/

Posted in Crowd Fund Act, Crowd Fund Act of 2012, Crowd Funding At the Margins, Crowd Funding Platforms, Funding Portals, Investments, Small Business, States, Wall Street | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Better Than Sliced Bread

Crowd funding hyperbole is just beginning. In a blog today that runs in Forbes, it is suggested that venture capitalism is dying and that crowd funding will supplant it as a source of capital to all (deserving?) small enterprises. But, … Continue reading

Posted in Broker dealers, Crowd Fund Act, Crowd Fund Act of 2012, Crowd Funding Platforms, Funding Portals, Investments, SEC, Small Business, Venture Capital | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment