May 22, 2017

Accredited Investor Crowdfunding: History & Future of Title II Equity Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is an online method of raising capital where entrepreneurs or small business owners seek funding for future ventures from the public (i.e., “the crowd”). […]
September 12, 2016

Preference for the Independent Sponsor Business Model Among Investors and Entrepreneurs

The independent sponsor (sometimes called a fundless sponsor) business model represents a convergence between traditional private equity and the discipline of raising capital for individual […]
October 18, 2015

What is an Accredited Investor?

Securities that are offered or sold by a company or private fund must register the transaction with the SEC, unless an exemption is made available. […]
March 10, 2015

Don’t Waste My Time

The rough graph below will likely tell the story much more quickly and succinctly than a lengthy, descriptive paragraph.   As one might imagine, the […]
February 25, 2015

Raising capital is easy when…

Thanks to some of the sites in our network we receive a large number of requests for raising capital. It appears the rest of the market […]
August 10, 2014

Common Problems with PPMs and Angel Investors

Startup businesses have several funding options available. One of the most popular forms of funding is to partner with an angel investor. An angel investor […]
July 14, 2014

A Primer on Venture Debt

Many startups and entrepreneurs use venture debt as a form of startup capital. In fact, venture debt is a good complement to equity. It is associated […]
September 30, 2013

Why Are Securities Laws Such a Big Deal?

When it comes time to line up capital for a new corporate enterprise, often the key questions are: How much do we need? From whom […]
June 25, 2013

Avoid These 5 Mistakes When Writing Your Business Plan

There are a lot of steps to take when launching a new business or embarking on a new product venture, but writing your business plan […]
May 30, 2013

Presentation Matters: Prepare to Make a Capital Request

If you are readying yourself to make a formal presentation to a group of potential investors, it’s important to prepare thoroughly. Be sure your business […]