Avoid Startup Investing Tax Surprises
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by Brian Belley
6d ago
Startup investing offers the potential for high returns, but also comes with unique tax considerations. Unlike publicly traded stocks, startup investments can take years to generate a return – or might result in a total loss. Understanding when these investments trigger tax events is crucial for avoiding unwelcome surprises come tax season. This guide will walk you through the key types of taxable events in startup investing, how to manage potential losses, and special tax provisions to be aware of. Will Your Startup Investment Gains (or Losses) Be Taxed? Startup investing isn’t just about the ..read more
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10 Steps to Raise Capital Online
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by Léa Bouhelier-Gautreau
3M ago
Are you a founder wondering if raising capital via crowdfunding suits your business and your needs? Or are you already starting to raise online but would like more guidance on the process? KingsCrowd’s 10-step guide to raising capital online will help founders and business leaders maximize their chances of reaching their funding goals with an online equity or debt crowdfunding round. Step 1 – Ask yourself the right questions Before taking any steps, you should determine what you want from a crowdfunding raise. Begin by examining the purpose behind your fundraising endeavor. Are you seeking c ..read more
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Comprehensive Guide to Crowdfunding Due Diligence
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by Brian Belley
3M ago
In a world brimming with innovative ideas and groundbreaking startups, investors must navigate the terrain with a keen eye and a robust toolkit. Due diligence is the cornerstone of informed investment decisions, serving as your compass through the exciting yet unpredictable landscape of equity crowdfunding. Crowdfund investing through Reg CF and Reg A presents unique opportunities and challenges. Unlike traditional investment avenues, it opens the doors for retail investors to play a pivotal role in the startup ecosystem, contributing to the growth of companies that could shape the future of ..read more
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Navigating Taxes in Startup Investments: What Every Investor Should Know
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by Brian Belley
5M ago
As a startup investor, it’s crucial to understand the tax implications of your investments. This guide aims to provide you with a comprehensive overview of the key tax considerations for investors like you. Please note that this guide is not a substitute for professional tax advice and is for informational and educational purposes only. We recommend consulting with a tax professional for personalized guidance. In this article, we cover the following topics to make it easy for you to find the information most relevant to your situation: Tax Benefits and Special Provisions for Startup Investors ..read more
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Where to Find New Deals
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by Allison Brickell
7M ago
If you’re a regular KingsCrowd user, you may have noticed that we no longer publish the “New Deals for the Week.” But that doesn’t mean you can’t still keep track of new deals! The easiest way to access new deals is to visit our company search page. New companies are added to the search table every day, with the newest companies automatically listed at the top of the table. You can check the start date and browse the different companies by simply scrolling through the table. You can also use the “Momentum” filter on the company search table to check out which companies are getting the most at ..read more
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The Pros and Cons of Investing in an IPO
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by KingsCrowd Team
1y ago
The first article in KingsCrowd’s initial public offering (IPO) investing series is an overview of IPOs. It covers the mechanics of an IPO, some of the reasons why companies go public, and more. In this article, we’ll dive deeper into the advantages and disadvantages of investing in an IPO. IPOs are significant milestones in most companies’ lifecycles. IPOs grant companies access to the public markets, thus providing capital that companies can use to expand their operations. While the fanfare around an IPO can be exciting, investors should carefully consider the advantages and disadvantages be ..read more
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Behind the Scenes of KingsCrowd’s Startup Analysis Process
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by Olivia Strobl
1y ago
I recently spent time with some of my friends at dinner. We went around the table discussing weekend plans and work schedules. Many of my friends work in medicine, and I like to pester them with questions about bumps, scratches, and rashes on the regular. That evening, they returned the favor. Since I work with startups, I regularly get into conversations that begin with “I have an idea for a company.” But after some time (and explaining), the discussion tends to veer to queries and suggestions about KingsCrowd’s process of evaluating companies. KingsCrowd customers and founders, like my frien ..read more
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What Investors Should Know About Debt Crowdfunding
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by KingsCrowd Team
1y ago
What Is Debt Crowdfunding? Debt crowdfunding is when a company — usually a small business — agrees to accept a loan funded by multiple investors online. The company must repay the loan (plus interest) to investors over a set period of time. The minimum investment in these loans are typically small, so a company needs several investors to raise the money it needs (that’s the crowdfunding part).  Debt crowdfunding can also be referred to as debt financing or a debt round. We’ll just call them debt deals to keep things easy. You might have also heard of revenue share agreements referred to a ..read more
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Cloudastructure Founder Rick Bentley’s Advice on Running Regulation A Rounds
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by Rick Bentley
1y ago
Note: This is the fourth installment from Rick Bentley, founder & CEO of Cloudastructure. This series is particularly focused on providing advice and insights to founders. You can start at Part 1 here. In this post, he breaks down his experience with running a Regulation A round. $35 million. We’ve raised about $35 million in our Regulation A (Reg A) round so far, and it’s still coming in. In my last update we were $200,000 into our second Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) round on Wefunder. We were on track for something likely around $500,000 when the lockdowns hit in March 2020. We ended ..read more
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What Is an IPO?
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by Francis Vu
1y ago
What Is an Initial Public Offering (IPO)? An initial public offering (IPO) refers to the first sale of stock issued by a private company to the general public. IPOs grant the general public the ability to buy shares and own a portion of a company — often for the first time. Colloquially, when a company has an IPO, it’s said the company is “going public.”  IPOs have numerous pros and cons for companies and investors alike. In this overview, we will introduce the basics of IPOs.  How Do Companies Begin the IPO Process? When a private company goes public, it undergoes the IPO process. A ..read more
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