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Understand Bitcoin and Blockchain in 5-7 Minutes (Part 1 of a 4 part series)

It is commonly held that money as we know it was invented in the 12th century. By way of a simple explanation of what Bitcoin is and how the Blockchain

Considering the crowd? Test the waters.

In the last few years we have seen the introduction of new rules that are designed to make access to capital more available to early stage companies. It has been

5 Best Practices to Maximizing General Solicitation Campaigns

Despite Multiple Frameworks, These Are Steps Companies Should Always Take Regulation Crowdfunding – The Latest Iteration Since May 17, the number of regulation crowdfund offerings has increased from 25 to

The Promise of Equity Crowdfunding 3.0

The first iteration of crowdfunding under Rule 506(c) enabled companies to solicit from the general public on the condition, amongst other things, that only accredited investors would be qualified to

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