Equity Crowdfunding for Investors

A Guide to Risks, Returns, Regulations, Funding Portals, Due Diligence, and Deal Terms

Author: David M. Freedman,Matthew R. Nutting

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118857844

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 2858

Learn the ins and outs of equity crowdfunding with this informative guide Equity Crowdfunding for Investors is a comprehensive, objective, and authoritative guide to the social and financial rewards of crowdfunding. Before now, angel investing – and the spectacular returns possible in this asset class – has been off-limits to all but the wealthiest Americans. Now equity crowdfunding portals allow the general public to buy shares in startups and fast-growing private companies for the first time in generations. This book provides the guidance individuals need to invest wisely, tempering the excitement of leading-edge technology, innovative business models, and exciting new brands with thorough, practical know-how – including investor limits and requirements, portfolio strategy, deal terms, and much more. Readers will learn the pros and cons of investing in equity crowdfunding so they can make an informed investment decision, as well as best practices for finding, researching, evaluating, and buying into potentially profitable startups. Digital components include tables, graphs, comparison charts, screen captures, checklists, and other tools that further enable readers to make suitable investment choices. Equity crowdfunding is a new, exciting, and evolving way for growing businesses to raise capital and for average investors to buy equity in those businesses. It has been hailed as a "game changer" in the private capital markets, particularly the angel investment asset class, which includes angel investing. This book shows readers how to take full advantage of this new avenue of investment, without being taken advantage of themselves. Make smarter investment decisions Avoid being ripped off Find the best information available Understand the SEC rules and limits Equity crowdfunding can produce huge returns. It also comes with huge risk. Some companies will succeed, but many will fail. Everyday investors can mitigate some risk and increase their chance of profit with the fundamental insight provided in Equity Crowdfunding for Investors.

Equity Crowdfunding Platforms In United Kingdom In 2017 - A Handbook of 23 Top Equity Crowdfunding Platforms In United Kingdom In 2017

Author: Davide Magrini

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1365752631

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 1413

The best market in the world, for equity crowdfunding, is the UK. This is a useful review of the top 23 equity crowdfunding platforms in UK in 2017. It will help you to scan all the possibilities, save time, and quickly decide which is the best platform to raise funds for your project.

Peer-to-Peer Lending and Equity Crowdfunding: A Guide to the New Capital Markets for Job Creators, Investors, and Entrepreneurs

Author: Kim Wales

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440855358

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 539

Written by an industry pioneer who has hands-on experience in the brave new world of peer-to-peer lending and equity crowdfunding, this book serves as a resource for investors and entrepreneurs alike and investigates how these alternative mechanisms will increase the financial and operational capacity of borrowers, lenders, buyers, and sellers in the private markets. • Describes the inherent value in democratization of capital and financial inclusion using peer-to-peer credit and equity crowdfunding that can assist private investors, banks, small businesses, and pension fund managers with market participation • Documents the necessity for fostering transparency, enhancing risk management, and establishing a secondary market to increase distribution and liquidity • Explains how to raise capital, invest, and make a social justice impact using digital finance • Highlights how social media connections influence the capital-raising process

Equity Crowdfunding

The Complete Guide for Startups and Growing Companies

Author: Nathan Rose

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780473377984

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 2240

Raise Money Without a Bank Or a VC, Through The Crowd! For many startups and growing companies, gaining marketing exposure and raising external funding from investors are #1 and #2 on their priority list. But, until recently, they were always separate activities - first you would raise the money, and then you would spend it on marketing. The advent of equity crowdfunding means these two critical tasks can be done at the same time. This is a game-changer. Equity Crowdfunding - A Hybrid of Venture Capital and Kickstarter. Unlike venture capital, the company founders get to set their own offer terms, retain their company culture, and bring on dozens, or even hundreds of shareholders rather than just a tiny handful - and gain all the promotional benefits that come with this. And unlike the crowdfunding offered by sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, equity crowdfunding allows a company to offer shares in itself, instead of a pre-ordered product. This means equity crowdfunding can be used by far more types of businesses, and typically attracts a lot more money. Companies regularly raise hundreds of thousands, or even millions of dollars through equity crowdfunding. This Book Will Show You How! Equity crowdfunding offers amazing potential for startups and growing companies, but it is also a very steep learning curve. Many companies begin with no real idea of how to choose a platform, how to craft their pitch, or what they should be doing to drive people to their offer page and invest. In this step-by-step guide, you will learn: The forces which have brought equity crowdfunding to where it is today How to tell whether equity crowdfunding will be a good fit for your company The biggest mistakes that can kill an offer before it has even begun How to build critical momentum - one company raised 1 million in 96 seconds! How to construct a marketing plan to get people literally counting down to your launch How to salvage an offer which is "stuck," and re-ignite the momentum What past campaigns wished they had known before they had started The incredible impact equity crowdfunding can have on your business and profile The World's First Comprehensive Resource Featuring the very best strategies from 20 real companies who have used equity crowdfunding to raise millions of dollars, euros and pounds. And the expert advice from 12 market-leading platforms at the forefront of the equity crowdfunding revolution. This book is truly global in scope, featuring contributions from the United Kingdom, the United States, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Canada, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand. This is THE complete guide, with no prior knowledge assumed, and will teach you equity crowdfunding from the ground up. "

Equity Crowdfunding

Transforming Customers Into Loyal Owners

Author: Jonathan Frutkin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780989238205

Category: Crowd funding

Page: 220

View: 573

Equity crowdfunding is going to change our view of capitalism. This book is about more than raising money for a company. It is a book about how business owners can turn their customers into loyal owners. Smart leaders will further transform their investing customers into evangelists for the business. With its ability to leverage social networks to gain market share, crowdfunding offers established local businesses the largest marketing opportunity of all time. "Transforming Customers into Loyal Owners" Last year, I wrote an article for a local business magazine about the JOBS Act. What I thought was a relatively benign article for people to flip through while sitting in local doctors' waiting rooms generated a ton of calls to my office. I realized business owners were thirsting for a new avenue to raise money for their company. Upon some reflection on the response that the article created, I decided that I missed the mark entirely. The opportunity to raise capital using crowdfunding isn't exciting. What is exciting is that local businesses can make their customers into owners. This marketing opportunity is huge! Crowdfunding is the collective effort of individuals to pool relatively small amounts of money into a much larger "fund" for a specific purpose. Crowdfunding almost always refers to online efforts to get financial backers, but the projects themselves range from disaster relief to political campaigns to arts projects to just about anything else that can be imagined. My book focuses on equity crowdfunding - where a collection of individuals invest in a business with the hope of future financial return. Experienced Wall Street hands believe that equity crowdfunding has little utility. They believe that while some small amounts of money will flow to help startup companies, the opportunity will be very limited. This sort of small-minded thinking misses the true opportunity offered by this innovative funding model. Equity crowdfunding is the single largest marketing opportunity for local businesses to transform mere customers into loyal owners. By resetting the relationship between corporation and patron, the new rules for crowdfunding are going to fundamentally shift the way entrepreneurs think about both raising capital and creating long-term engagements with their customers. For the startup entrepreneur who believes that the new laws will solve their undercapitalization woes, crowdfunding will prove to be a disappointment. While there will be a limited opportunity to equity crowdfund a startup, that window will soon close. In a few years, the only companies that will be able to capture the imaginations and dollars of the investing public are solid companies that generate consistent investment returns. Once investors realize that betting on a clever idea with an untested business founder is a losing proposition, crowdfunded money for startups will dry up. The good news is that the quickest-growing job creators are profitable companies that generate $1 to $10 million in revenue. These companies are the ones that stand to gain the most from the new equity crowdfunding rules. And the American economy will benefit from having more investment dollars in the hands of companies that will create the most new jobs.

Crowdfunding on Steroids

General Solicitation under Rule 506(c

Author: Douglas Slain

Publisher: Private Placement Publications

ISBN: 1492229172

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 68

View: 303

The SEC has lifted an 80-year ban on general solicitation. For the first time, start-ups can use public solicitation and public advertising, including online, to sell private offerings. This handbook discusses these changes and how to take advantage of them.

Crowdfunding 2020

Komplement oder Substitut für die Finanzindustrie

Author: Michael Gebert,Ivo Blohm,Eva Sieber,Philipp Haas,Moritz Schulz,Jan Marco Leimeister,Karsten Wenzlaff

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3734753864

Category: Political Science

Page: 136

View: 7508

Die Crowdfunding Studie 2020 wirft einen Blick in die Zukunft der Crowdfunding-Industrie. Experten geben im Rahmen einer Delphi-Studie eine Einschätzung zur zukünftigen Situation des Crowdfunding in der Schweiz und Deutschland bis 2020, sowie ob sich Crowdfunding bis 2020 zum Komplement oder Substitut für traditionelle Finanzprodukte entwickelt. Die Studie wurde vom Competence Center Crowdsourcing und dem deutschen German Crowdfunding Network durchgeführt.

Crowdfunding: Overview of the Industry, Regulation and Role of Crowdfunding in the Venture Startup

Author: Igor Micic

Publisher: Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)

ISBN: 3954893630

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 108

View: 9356

This book aims to take stock and systemize existing knowledge on crowdfunding while providing overview of the industry, its regulatory environment and advancing the insight into the role of crowdfunding in the startup lifecycle. It is adopting an exploratory and phenomenon-based approach which is deemed appropriate when investigating rather new phenomena. Furthermore, the research combines survey and interview methodologies to assess the opinion and real-world behavior of different stakeholders in crowdfunding marketplace and identify gaps requiring further academic consideration. Empirical data was gathered using multiple interactive web-based questionnaires distributed to different stakeholders and “informed general public” mainly through the social networks (Linkedin, Facebook and Twitter) and direct solicitation of entrepreneurial associations, networks and online communities. The study conducted relies on both qualitative and quantitative analysis in attempt to find data patterns useful in future research and establish some managerial and policymaker recommendations based on limited evidence collected. The work adds value to this field through a 3-fold contribution: Taking a look at crowdfunding through the prism of SWOT analysis of the practice itself and Porter’s 5 forces analysis of crowdfunding platforms industry. Providing evidence in favor of implementing various degrees of regulation based on different crowdfunding categories, using the Italian case of equity-based crowdfunding regulation as a model. Finally, it yields some interesting findings on relevance of crowdfunding in the venture startup while pointing out key motivators which make entrepreneurs consider this fundraising option. In addition, related policymaker/managerial implications are exposed and academic literature updated with reference to contemporary developments in this dynamic field.

Investire nell’innovazione e guadagnarci

Investire nell’Equity crowdfunding

Author: N.A

Publisher: Pamela Raphael

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 20

View: 424

Breve e facile introduzione al crowdfunding ed all'Equity crowdfunding: Come diventare investitori diretti nell'innovazione? Come utilizzare questo nuovo strumento alla luce della nuova normativa? L'autrice è un'appassionata di tecnologie e web oltre ad essere un'investitrice in prima persona in iniziative di equity crowdfunding. Pamela Raphael italiana di nascita vive e lavora in Canada.

A Critical Analysis of Crowdfunding as an Alternative Form of Financing for Startups in Europe

Author: Lukas Schmitz

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3668229635

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 63

View: 789

Bachelorarbeit aus dem Jahr 2016 im Fachbereich BWL - Investition und Finanzierung, Note: 2,0, FOM Essen, Hochschule für Oekonomie & Management gemeinnützige GmbH, Hochschulleitung Essen früher Fachhochschule (FOM Hochschule für Oekonomie & Management), Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: The aim of this paper is to evaluate whether crowdfunding is a realistic form of financing for startups in Europe. Therefore, theoretical principals of startup financing, as well as crowdfunding and its different dimensions, have to be scrutinized further. Moreover, a general overview of the European startup and crowdfunding market has to be provided. This paper focuses on commercial startups located in the member states of the European Union. This paper begins with an introduction of the theoretical principles of startup financing. After a brief definition of startups, the occasions for obtaining financing are pointed out in the context of the life cycle model of a venture. In this regard, traditional forms of startup financing and the related issues are analysed. A more detailed look is also taken on the issue of information asymmetry. Chapter 3 deals with crowdfunding as a source of financing. After an overview of the evolution of crowdfunding, this concept is examined in greater detail. Specifically, the definition and basics of crowdfunding, the main actors and the different forms of crowdfunding are presented. Next, this chapter deals with a typical process of establishing and running a crowdfunding campaign. The end of this chapter deals with the determinants of success of a crowdfunding campaign. In Chapter 4, the European startup and crowdfunding markets are evaluated. Besides facts on these markets, this chapter also deals with insights into the European legal framework in the field of crowdfunding. Moreover, relevant platforms in Europe are presented. The chapter ends with a practical example of a crowdfunding campaign in Europe. In Chapter 5, traditional forms of financing are compared to the relevant types of crowdfunding in Europe. After equity-based crowdfunding is compared to BAs and VCs, lending-based crowdfunding is compared to bank financing. The end of the chapter deals with the comparison of reward-based crowdfunding to financial boot-strapping. In the last chapter, the investigative results are summarized and the achievement of the objective is evaluated. The paper concludes with a prospect of the development of crowdfunding in Europe.

Equity crowdfunding Sharia compliant

Author: Silvana Secinaro

Publisher: G Giappichelli Editore

ISBN: 8892108018

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 112

View: 4360

The Crowdfunding is a phenomenonrelatively new, an instrument with different potential and implications,therefore, the objective is to identify the various benefits that it can offer, aswell as, highlight the various problems that this tool can bring. The analysis willfocus on dynamics governing the phenomenon, in order to identify models capableof target promoters and organizations in using this innovative tool.In particular, to analyze the application for equity crowdfunding model canbe compatible with the dictates of Islamic finance, so as to have appeal to Muslimslenders likely to invest in new markets. The sharia approach is linked to thereinvestment of capital that enables the extension of the company from the bottom.The prohibition of hoarding, the obligation to invest in real assets the prohibitionof speculation and the sharing of profits and losses. It should also givethe reason for the introduction of an Italian dimension, given that the book iswritten for an international audience, here in my opinion you can specify thatthe legislation is very advanced, that there is a strong interest in Islamic financeand why can be an as European model.This analysis can be a useful tool at the international level to generate newalternative forms of careful financing economic, social and ethical.

Accredited Investor Crowdfunding: A Practical Guide for Technology Executives and Entrepreneurs

Author: Thomas E. Vass

Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.

ISBN: 1622877233

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 82

View: 9904

The purpose of this book is to describe how an established technology company or an entrepreneur can use crowdfunding to raise capital from accredited investors. The book is targeted to small private technology companies, usually with less than 10 employees, and with more than 3 years of operational experience. Within the category of equity crowdfunding, there is a sub-category called "accredited investor" crowdfunding, characterized by investments made by investors who expect a profit, and generally will continue to support the enterprise over a longer period of time than the venture capitalist. Generally, the goal for the amount raised would be around $1 million. As is the case for most of the Reg D capital raised in 2012, the use of the capital is for business growth and expansion, in such items as new staff, sales and marketing, and new capital equipment. From a technological point of view, the capital would generally be used to improve an existing product or service, called a sustaining innovation. The book covers the steps and executive or entrepreneur follows to prepare and execute a crowdfunding project. It provides a detailed analysis of the 10 accredited investor crowdfunding websites currently in operation. This book is not about donor-based crowdfunding, or its near cousin, non-accredited investor crowdfunding. This book is intended for CEOs of technology companies and technology entrepreneurs who would like to learn more about this new technique of raising capital.

The Future Just Arrived

A Primer on US Equity Crowdfunding

Author: Rupert Hart

Publisher: Cordanobelo

ISBN: 9780985771973

Category:

Page: 102

View: 7204

New ways to raise venture capital through selling shares to people like you and me over the Internet.

The Routledge Companion to Entrepreneurship

Author: Ted Baker,Friederike Welter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136218610

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 500

View: 5232

Research in entrepreneurship has been booming, with perspectives from a range of disciplines and numerous developing schools of thought. It can be difficult for young scholars and even long-time researchers to find their way through the lush garden of ideas we see before us. The purpose of this book is to map the research terrain of entrepreneurship, providing the perfect starting point for new and existing researchers looking to explore. Topics covered range from emerging perspective, through issues at the core of the field to innovative methodologies. Starting off with a preface by Bill Gartner, each section of the book brings together a world class set of established leading researchers and rising stars. This considered, comprehensive and conclusive companion integrates the recent debates in entrepreneurship research under one cover, to provide a resource which will be useful across disciplinary boundaries and for a whole range of students and researchers.