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Engaging your prospective investors from the time they show interest until they invest is essential for a successful funds raise during a capital raising process One of the main advantages of using a proven capital raising platform is that you can monitor prospective investors progressing along the timeline from "desire" to "outcome". The outcome they [...]

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An article mentioning Kevin Berg Kartaszewicz-Grell from Crowdsourcing.org got me thinking about investors and where they come from. Is there a material difference between campaigns that rely on our 24,000 investor base and campaigns that actively and passionately engage their friends, family, fans and followers. Looking back through recent raises I found two that had [...]

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Having run an Equity Funding platform for the past seven years ASSOB has a real feel for the type of platform that will be necessary to manage equity based crowdfunding. At the lowest common denominator Crowd-funding platforms enable anonymous persons to appear as legitimate entrepreneuers wanting your hard earned cash for investment in their "start-up": [...]

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Crowdfunding, Investing and Raising Capital (Part One)

When raising capital through crowdfund investing (CFI), investors usually come from 1, 2 and 3 degrees out from the company. Especially companies seeking early stage funding. A new word to describe this way of seeking funds or investing from investors is called Crowdfunding. These contacts 1, 2 and 3 degrees out from a company can [...]

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Raise venture capital from private equity sources

If you are looking to raise capital for your business venture then take a look at your definition of "private equity". You may need to broaden it. Wikipedia define it as ... "Private equity investments are primarily made by private equity firms, venture capital firms, or angel investors, each with their own set of goals, [...]

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Before we get into lighter and faster early stage venture capital some career advice. When my Dad gave me career advice he said ... this is what you do: Get an Accounting Degree Join a Public Company Work your way up to Managing Director Be rewarded with a job for life, a Jaguar car and [...]

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Investor language raises more capital

Having investment document after investment document passing across my desk each day gives me a good insight into the ones that talk the right language. Investor Language. Most are full of Product or Company Language. This is the language we have traditionally used when we portray our company or products to the market. You know [...]

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