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Innovation Finance 2016 – San Diego Event Recap

“Innovation Finance” brought together some of San Diego’s finest for a session that put into perspective the $1.3 trillion dollar Regulation D market. We had the pleasure of having Richard Swart PhD,

Looking Back, and Looking Forward to 2016

Since September 23, 2013, the inauguration date of the ability for companies to raise money through general solicitation under Regulation D Rule 506(c), the promise of crowdfunding has steadily grown.

Startup Capital – Don’t Underestimate the Value of Preparation and how Preparation Impacts Value

We have seen the statistics. Start-ups in the United States have declined from 12-13 percent of all firms to 7-8%. 31% more companies shut their doors each year than open

A Beginner’s Guide to Cryptocurrency Wallets (part 4 of a 4 part series)

A beginner’s guide to cryptocurrency wallets. In my previous article I went over how to purchase Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies from Coinbase. Unless you are going to send your crypto

For Reg D Filers Compliance is Both Critical and Getting More Complex

Throughout the 2009-2012 period more than 40,000 Reg D filings were made by non-financial issuers, with a median offer size of $2 million. In 2012 alone more than 234,000 investors

Understanding Equity Crowdfunding Portals

Equity crowdfunding allows entrepreneurs to reach investors interested in purchasing partial ownership interests in their startups or privately-held small businesses – all in a transparent, accountable way. Let’s review some

The Important Emerging Role of Technology in Private Companies

More than 2 billion people are online and exchanging ideas. This is fundamentally changing the way the capital markets work. The Internet, social media and new regulations allowing for general

Getting Your Legal and Financial House in Order

The first step in running a legitimate business, is getting all of your legal documents in order. Same goes for when you are looking for financing for your company. This

Investment Packaging – What It Is and Why It Matters

Raising capital to fund your business plan is arguably one of the most difficult and trying experiences you will ever experience as an entrepreneur, as an officer, and as a

How Technology is Reshaping Financial Services

Technology is radically reshaping the financial services industry before our eyes. This paradigm shift is affecting everything from the way we borrow and lend money, process payments, and even the