Archive: equity crowdfunding
The Five Hottest Industries of 2023
By Zee Zhong on January 17, 2023
Editor’s Note: Our friends at KingsCrowd have been paying close attention to the investment opportunities that await us in 2023. In today’s article (originally published on KingsCrowd), they reveal the top five industries to keep an eye on. We think you’ll enjoy their take. 2022 was nothing short of a roller-coaster ride. As the pandemic was receding into the background of most people’s lives, Americans were hopeful for a…
Startup Insider: Exploring Equity Crowdfunding’s Explosive Growth
By Early Investing on April 25, 2022
Our friends at KingsCrowd have been tracking online startup investing since 2018. They gather data on deal volume, industry growth, investor check sizes, founder demographics and everything in between. So we were excited to learn about their…
Crypto Insider: All About Crypto Mining
By Early Investing on February 28, 2022
As the crypto market matures, a growing number of investors are adding crypto assets to their portfolios. Various crypto projects are making promising progress – like improving transaction speeds and cutting down on fees. So the market is only getting more inviting. But few investors truly…
Equity Crowdfunding Shows More Growth Than Venture Capital
By KingsCrowd on September 22, 2021
Note: The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everything from education to events to healthcare. So it makes sense that it’s impacted the investment landscape too. But while traditional venture capital firms have had to change some of their methods, investing online is nothing new for crowdfunders. So did 2020…
How To Deal With Crazy-High Startup Valuations
By Adam Sharp on July 16, 2021
I saw a pretty interesting thing on Twitter this week. Founders Fund general partner Keith Rabois posted the following. Biggest change in the venture landscape now: There are no VC funds with pricing discipline. All of us…
New $5 Million Limit Enables Attractive Crowdfunding Deals
By Adam Sharp on March 23, 2021
Last week, the SEC’s new rules around equity crowdfunding went into effect. Now companies can raise up to $5 million per year from the crowd. On the first day, we got a good idea of the potential of this new medium. Gumroad — an online platform…
The Most Interesting Person in Startups: Buck Jordan
By Early Investing on March 22, 2021
Some of you may remember the Dos Equis Most Interesting Man in the World TV commercials. Buck Jordan, the CEO and founder of Wavemaker Labs, is the startup equivalent of the Most Interesting Man in the World. And Andy Gordon and Vin Narayanan interviewed him Friday for this…
Startup Insider: Equity Crowdfunding vs. Venture Capitalism
By Early Investing on March 15, 2021
Equity crowdfunding and venture capitalism share some similarities. But they’re also fundamentally different ways to invest. So it’s important to understand how they’re different. That way, investors can make the right decision when they’re crowdfunding a startup. In this week’s Startup Insider,…
Crowdfunding Keeps Getting Better Four Years In
By Andy Gordon on May 20, 2020
Crowdfunding celebrated its fourth anniversary last week. The SEC greenlit it on May 16, 2016. A year before Regulation Crowdfunding (better known as Reg. CF) began, the SEC began to allow companies to raise funds under Regulation A+ (Reg. A+). But startups needed considerable money and time to comply with…
New Crowdfunding Rules Bring New Opportunities
By Andy Gordon on May 13, 2020
Economic crises can reveal a lot about established companies. Are they nimble enough to pivot? Can they come up with creative solutions to adapt to a new environment? Was the company prepared for an emergency? Apple and Google were sitting on a pile of cash. They were definitely prepared for…
Equity Crowdfunding’s Role Could Expand During the COVID-19 Crisis
By Adam Sharp on May 1, 2020
The government’s rescue programs are leaving many businesses out in the cold. As a result, most will have to rescue themselves.
Startup Insider: What It’s Like in the SeedInvest Bullpen
By Early Investing on January 6, 2020
In Part 1 of our interview with SeedInvest Principal Alex Tynion, we learn how SeedInvest vets startups, how the team handles valuations and more.
Startup Insider: Which Comes First, Dollars or Deal Flow?
By Early Investing on November 25, 2019
In Part 2 of our Startup Insider interview with Chris Lustrino, we chat about the growing equity crowdfunding space, startup funding strategies and more.
Four States Gobble Up 80% of Venture Capital Dollars
By Vin Narayanan on October 28, 2019
Just four states receive 80% of all venture capital money. And 40% of all VC money raised goes to Facebook and Google ads. This is a stark reminder of just how broken the VC system is.
Don’t Invest Based on Sector
By Adam Sharp on October 24, 2019
Here’s why you should avoid deals in “hot” industries that don’t have any real traction.
Tell the SEC to Update Its Definition of “Accredited Investor”
By Adam Sharp on October 11, 2019
Accredited investors still have more startup investing options than everyone else. Let’s change that.