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6) Receiving Investment

Equity funding raises cost more. Usually at least $7k through to $50k depending on how much help you need and the quality of the handholding. Why? Because equity raises have to adhere to fairly specific regulation. There need to be warnings in your documentation and you have to have them checked so they dont misrepresent [...]

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The Zach Braff crowdfunding video below is valuable if you are thinking of raising funds. Zach Braff explains that successfully raising funds is a journey that often started long ago and is a result of regularly communicating with the people that choose to share your journey. Accumulating one million twitter fans doesn\'t happen overnight. Neither [...]

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Crowdfunding and the Art of Asking

Is what you are crowdfunding your art or your shame? Many people raising funds for their business get the feeling that approaching or attracting friends, family, fans and followers is a bit like asking them to consider a multi-level marketing opportunity. In the video below Amanda Palmer (chillingly) differentiates between the two and explains why [...]

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Patronage and the Road to Equity Crowdfunding Hell

  Here is a typical headline ... Equity Crowdfunding: Potential Disaster Waiting To Happen ... and here is a previous blog article I wrote around this type of headline. The Road to Equity Crowdfunding Hell Through the Rear View Mirror ... but surely motive is also a part of this equation. Lets look at the [...]

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ASSOB's Funding Portal features in Equity Crowdfunding Industry Research project announced in Forbes Magazine. Carl Esposti and Sr. Analyst Gerrit Ahlers among other things has the following to say about the ASSOB process and track record. To find out how it would work we need to look in places where equity funding is already operational. [...]

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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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Capital Raising and Crowdfunding

Shaun Drummond writes a good article in the AFR today. When we look back in ten years the way businesses get capital will have changed considerably. What began as "pledge' and "loan" crowdfunding is moving in to the equities area with companies like Crowdcube, Symbiad and ASSOB leading the way.

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The unfortunate exit of Profounder from the equity investor crowd funding scene is worth commenting on. Equity or Investor Crowdfunding is a complex and time consuming area with often little return. While Symbid and Crowdcube and others have chosen to create bridging investment entities or coops to enable smaller investments to comply with securities legislation [...]

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A Future Capital Raising and Funding Model for Investors

Tomorrow's Capital Raising model for raising funds and matching investors with entrepreneurs could be here! Trickling into the mainstream are new capital raising and funding models that show us a glimpse of what the future could be. While many crowdfunding platforms offer generous or novel prizes to entice people to "pledge" or give money to [...]

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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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