Tag Archives: TechCrunch

Angels Or VCs? A 1% Problem…

Is angel money better than venture capital money? Some say “yes,” because: angels have more time to give an entrepreneur; venture capitalist’s are not “patient” investors; and some angels are “domain experts” as opposed to a more generalized venture capital … Continue reading

Posted in accredited investor, Congress, Crowd Fund Act, Crowd Fund Act of 2012, Crowd Funding Platforms, Film, Funding Portals, Investments, Jobs, Legislative Intent, SEC, Small Business, technology, VC, Venture Capital, Wall Street | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How To Avoid Crowdfunding Failure

TechCrunch discusses the how hardware crowdfunders can avoid failure by: not underestimating the move from prototype to production; planning what to do after the money raise; and providing a product that has staying power. http://techcrunch.com/2016/03/10/3-pitfalls-that-can-sink-any-crowdfunded-hardware-startup/

Posted in accredited investor, Crowd Fund Act, Crowd Fund Act of 2012, Crowd Funding At the Margins, Crowd Funding Platforms, Film, fraud, Funding Portals, Investments, SEC, Small Business, technology, VC, Venture Capital, Wall Street | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Silicon Valley “Oscars” Awarded

The TechCrunch “Oscars,” known as the “Crunchies,” were awarded last night to: Slack as “fast rising startup;” Stewart Butterfield “founder of the year;” Kimberly Bryant “Include Diversity Award;” Samsung Gear VR “Hardware of the Year;” Honor “Best New Startup;” Code … Continue reading

Posted in accredited investor, Crowd Fund Act, Crowd Fund Act of 2012, Crowd Funding At the Margins, Crowd Funding Platforms, Film, Funding Portals, Jobs, Legislative Intent, SEC, Small Business, technology, VC, Venture Capital, Wall Street | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How To Mess Up A Financing

TechCrunch notes 10 things that can crater your financing round, including: being too greedy, missing your projected numbers during negotiations, using proceeds of the financing to repay debt to founders, too few options for new hires, not disclosing customer relationships, … Continue reading

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

Crowdfunding Sheriffs

Because crowdfunders ask the public for money in exchange for the promise to deliver something in the future, it’s good to know that there are a few “sheriffs” in town. The venture capitalists and private equity guys can afford to … 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, Venture Capital | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Crowdfunders Dream of VC Returns

Startups can be profitable if you can pick the right one. TechCrunch has found that “the average successful US startup has raised $41 million and exited at $242.9 million.” (Note the term “successful” as most are not). Other stats it … Continue reading

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

Free Crowd Funding

Crowdfunding now is easier and cheaper with CrowdTilt (no endorsement implied).   TechCrunch reports that Crowdhoster, a full-featured, open-source, customizable crowdfunding tool, opened its doors last week. CrowdHoster “will allow anyone to launch their own campaign without having to touch … 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, SEC, Small Business, Venture Capital, Wall Street | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment