How Startup Funding Rounds Work
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by The StartEngine Team
5M ago
Many startups aspire to be the next big thing, but every business must start small. If you are an investor, you have the potential to be part of the initial push to get a project off the ground. But the odds are long: while about 80% of small businesses survive their first year, only half reach the five-year mark, according to government statistics. The moral of the story? In the startup world, failure is not uncommon, and investing in startups is risky. As a result of that risk, an investor can receive a great return on their investment, but they must choose the company they invest in carefu ..read more
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Interview with Harrison Gross, CEO & Co-Founder Innovative Eyewear
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by The StartEngine Team
7M ago
Smart glasses developer Innovative Eyewear recently completed a $7.35 million IPO, on the heels of two regulation crowdfunding rounds on StartEngine in 2020 and 2021. We sat down with co-founder and CEO Harrison Gross to dive into the good, the bad, and the ugly of his experience on StartEngine – how he leveraged crowdfunding to refine his product, and eventually prepare to list on the NASDAQ.* Here’s what he had to say… Q: In a sentence, could you describe what Innovative Eyewear does? A: We develop, manufacture, and sell smart eyewear products and companion software. Our goal as a company is ..read more
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Protected: StartEngine’s New Reg. CF Marketing Criteria
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by The StartEngine Team
8M ago
This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below: Password: The post Protected: StartEngine’s New Reg. CF Marketing Criteria appeared first on StartEngine ..read more
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Equity Crowdfunding by the Numbers: May 2023
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by The StartEngine Team
9M ago
Sometimes, it’s just your month. On top of acquiring SeedInvest,**** StartEngine led the industry yet again in May, with a full 45% of equity dollars raised. Here’s May in review.* The Topline Equity crowdfunding publication KingsCrowd has released the May numbers, and funds raised under Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg. CF) reached $23.7M for the month. Meanwhile, offers under Regulation A+ (Reg. A+) accounted for another $4.2M raised, bringing the industry total for equity deals to $27.9M.* What’s the difference between Reg. CF & Reg. A+? How did StartEngine fare, you ask? Between Reg. CF &a ..read more
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Equity Crowdfunding by the Numbers: April 2023
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by The StartEngine Team
10M ago
Reverse trends dominated the first month of Q2 with venture funding’s precipitous decline continuing, amid sharp growth in Regulation Crowdfunding. Meanwhile, StartEngine hit its biggest funding milestone yet. Here’s April in review. The Topline According to equity crowdfunding publication KingsCrowd, funds raised under Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg. CF) hit $37.2 million in April, a 35% jump from the month prior. Combined with Regulation A+ (Reg. A+), industry totals reached $43.3 million to kick off Q2.1 What’s the difference between Reg. CF & Reg. A+? As for StartEngine, funds raised u ..read more
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4 Can’t Miss Elements for Your Campaign Page When Raising Capital
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by The StartEngine Team
11M ago
Take it from a writer, blank pages are stressful. That’s particularly true when the blank page is for your upcoming capital raise. After all, what you write here can make or break a would-be investor’s decision to support your business. Should you tell them the story of how you got started in the first place? What about a breakdown of your product or service? Will they want to know about your competitors? And how in-depth do you go? For that matter, is it best to use technical language or keep things to the surface? Which of all these factoids do you share first? And what about visuals? Clea ..read more
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Why Equity Crowdfunding is a Game-Changer for Startup Fundraising
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by The StartEngine Team
11M ago
Starting a new business can be an exciting and challenging experience, but one of the biggest hurdles entrepreneurs face is raising the necessary capital to get their idea off the ground. Traditional fundraising methods can be difficult, time-consuming, and often exclude many potential investors. However, with the advent of equity crowdfunding, startups can now access a wider pool of investors and raise the capital they need to turn their vision into a reality. Equity crowdfunding allows startups to raise capital by selling shares of their company to a large number of investors, typically thro ..read more
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Diversifying Your Portfolio with Impact Investing through Equity Crowdfunding
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by The StartEngine Team
11M ago
Impact investing is a type of investment strategy that aims to generate a positive social or environmental impact alongside financial returns. This approach has gained popularity in recent years as more investors prioritize the impact of their investments. Equity crowdfunding has made it easier for individuals to diversify their investment portfolios with impactful projects and companies. In this article, we’ll explore why diversifying your portfolio with impact investing through equity crowdfunding is a smart strategy and how to get started. What is Impact Investing? Impact investing involves ..read more
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Diversifying Your Startup Fundraising with Equity Crowdfunding
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by The StartEngine Team
11M ago
Startup fundraising is the process of raising capital to finance a new business venture. For entrepreneurs, securing funding is a critical component of launching and growing a successful startup. While traditional fundraising methods, such as angel investors or venture capital firms, have been popular options for startup funding, equity crowdfunding has emerged as a game-changing alternative. In this article, we’ll explore the importance of equity crowdfunding for startup fundraising and how you can leverage this powerful tool to achieve your goals. Why diversify your startup fundraising? Rely ..read more
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Why Equity Crowdfunding is the Future of Investing in Alternative Assets
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by The StartEngine Team
11M ago
Alternative investments have gained significant traction in recent years as investors seek new ways to diversify their portfolios and generate higher returns. Traditionally, alternative investments such as private equity, hedge funds, and real estate were only available to high-net-worth individuals and institutional investors due to regulatory restrictions and high investment minimums. The rise of alternative investments However, with the rise of equity crowdfunding, investors of all levels can now access and invest in alternative assets such as startups, real estate, and private companies. T ..read more
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