California: The Best to the Worst States for Pre-IPO Startups in 2024
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by Sherwood Neiss
1w ago
California Leads, While Hawaii, New York, Utah, and Texas Follow in the Best and Worst States for Pre-IPO Startups in 2024 According to the CCA Crowdfunding GenomeTM, California is once again the best state for startups. This marks the eighth consecutive year that California has topped the list, an achievement that underscores its unrivaled status as a hub for innovation and entrepreneurship. The state’s top position is bolstered by several key factors, including world-renowned ecosystems like Silicon Valley/San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego. Why California Continues to Lead Silicon Va ..read more
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Phoenix/Scottsdale Tops the List of Best Startup Ecosystems
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by Sherwood Neiss
1w ago
Phoenix/Scottsdale: America’s Leading Startup Ecosystem Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, is the undisputed winner of this year’s list of best ecosystems for pre-IPO startups. It offers a unique blend of advantages, making it a magnet for entrepreneurs. The region’s robust infrastructure, dynamic startup culture, lower operational costs, a major international airport, supportive government, and easy market access make it an ideal location for startups. Vibrant and Inclusive Community The entrepreneurial community in Phoenix/Scottsdale is vibrant, inclusive, and collaborative. Numerous incubators an ..read more
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Introduction to the Crowdfunding Genome
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by Sherwood Neiss
1w ago
Unveiling the Crowdfunding Genome: A New Era of Startup Insights We are thrilled to introduce the Crowdfunding Genome, a groundbreaking tool designed to provide unparalleled insights into the dynamics of startup ecosystems across the United States. At CCA, we aim to empower entrepreneurs, investors, ecosystem enablers, and policymakers with the data they need to drive innovation and economic growth. What is the Crowdfunding Genome? The Crowdfunding Genome is a comprehensive analysis that evaluates the health and vibrancy of startup ecosystems. By leveraging extensive investment crowdfunding da ..read more
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The Evolution and Future of Regulation Crowdfunding
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by Sherwood Neiss
2w ago
On June 20th, at the Reg A Crowdfunding Conference in Westchester, NY, Sherwood Neiss gave a speech highlighting the monumental achievements of passing Regulation Crowdfunding (RegCF) through a highly partisan Congress. Reflecting on these challenges, he underscored the importance of this regulatory milestone, especially considering the current gridlock in Washington, DC. Growth of Regulation Crowdfunding Neiss, representing Crowdfund Capital Advisors (CCA), observed significant growth in Regulation Crowdfunding since its inception on May 16, 2016. He mentioned that their data product, CClear ..read more
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Crowdfunding Genome
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by Sherwood Neiss
1M ago
The Crowdfunding Genome leverages extensive CCLEAR data to rank and map the top crowdfunding ecosystems in the USA, comprehensively analyzing startup environments nationwide. By examining over 125 data points per investment crowdfunding offering, the tool offers detailed insights into each ecosystem’s performance, momentum, funding, knowledge, connectedness, and scale. This innovative approach enables stakeholders to identify key trends and opportunities, fostering a deeper understanding of regional investment dynamics and supporting informed decision-making for entrepreneurs and investors ali ..read more
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Does Equity Crowdfunding Work? Yes, it does. Here are the numbers…
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by Sherwood Neiss
1M ago
The following is a reprint of an article by Kendall Almerico in Medium. The original can be found here. When the JOBS Act was enacted into law in 2012, I pivoted my law practice and soon thereafter became recognized as one of the leading experts on Regulation A and Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF). I wrote about it for Entrepreneur. I spoke around the world to crowds of people who wanted to learn more. More importantly, I refused to fall into the “those who can’t do something, teach it” category. I have been legal counsel for companies raising capital as well as broker-dealers, funding p ..read more
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Podcast – The Explosive Growth in Investment Crowdfunding
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by Sherwood Neiss
1M ago
In a recent episode of the Mission Matters podcast, Adam Torres interviewed Woodie Neiss, a partner at Crowdfund Capital Advisors (CCA), about the transformative impact and rapid growth of investment crowdfunding. Woodie Neiss is a pioneer in the crowdfunding industry. He co-authored the framework for Title III of the U.S. JOBS Act, which legalized equity—and lending-based crowdfunding. His extensive involvement includes consulting for governments and multilateral organizations and co-founding Crowdfund Capital Advisors and GUARDD. Neiss shared how his frustrations with traditional venture cap ..read more
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Crowdfunding from a Data-Driven Perspective – A Podcast Experience
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by Sherwood Neiss
2M ago
Sherwood Neiss, Principal of CCA, recently had the pleasure of appearing on the Mapable USA podcast, where he discussed the fascinating world of investment crowdfunding from a data-driven perspective. He delved into the intricacies of investment crowdfunding, highlighting the importance of data in shaping successful campaigns and investment strategies. He talked about how AI is helping guide investment decisions already today. Here’s a recap of some key points he covered during the podcast. Understanding the Data Behind Crowdfunding Crowdfunding has revolutionized the way startups and small b ..read more
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Celebrating 8 Years of Empowering Entrepreneurs: The Impact of Regulation Crowdfunding
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by Sherwood Neiss
2M ago
Yesterday marks the 8th anniversary of Regulation Crowdfunding (RegCF), a transformative force in democratizing capital and fueling the dreams of entrepreneurs across America. Since its inception, Reg CF has unlocked new pathways for entrepreneurs and investors alike. More than 2 million Americans have injected $2.4 billion into over 6,500 startups and small businesses who have tried their hand at regulated investment crowdfunding . RegCF stands out as a beacon of inclusivity, with nearly 50% of recent offerings by women and minority-led ventures. This legislation has not only fostered divers ..read more
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Sherwood Neiss on the Evolution of Finance
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by Sherwood Neiss
2M ago
Investment crowdfunding is evolving and taking on a new role in the capital formation roadmap. Sherwood Neiss, principal at Crowdfund Capital Advisors, discusses this change. The post Sherwood Neiss on the Evolution of Finance first appeared on Crowdfund Capital Advisors ..read more
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