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How Crowdfunding Can Launch Your Startup

By Startup Valley, Posted in Crowdfunding

When the JOBS Act was signed in April 2012, it expanded the reach possibilities of crowdfunding-based investments. Entrepreneurs and investors will no longer be limited to donations or reward-based programs. Rather, they will be able to take full advantage of equity-based investing on a crowdfunding platform. This means that crowdfunding can reap all the benefits of large business investment. Investors earn equity rather than rewards, and startup companies can accept large sums from angel investment groups... read more.

SXSW V2V: Success!

By Startup Valley, Posted in Events

The series of festivals and conferences known collectively as South by Southwest (SXSW) has become a household name, notably for its merging of technology, entertainment, education and culture.  SXSW V2V, the newest addition to its lineup of events, was created for finding, financing, and developing new business. SXSW  Inc. (the company that hosts SXSW) has been cited for giving V2V multiple meanings, some of which are: “Vision to Venture,” “Visionaries to Vegas,” and &ldqu... read more.

Kickstart Your Investments - Tips for the Crowdfunding Investor

By Startup Valley, Posted in Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is the investment wave of the future. The new JOBS Act, passed in 2012, will make it possible for investors (once the SEC finalizes Title III regulations) to financially support start-up businesses without requiring a mind-boggling amount of capital. Investors will have the opportunity to earn equity on these investments regardless of the sum of money originally contributed. But with crowdfunding comes an entirely new spin on the realm of investment. Even the most seasoned financiers have new t... read more.

The Current Status of Crowdfund Investing

By Startup Valley, Posted in Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding works, and just as importantly, it's here to stay. It gives everyone the opportunity to support the products, businesses, and charities that they want to succeed, and it has helped funnel billions of dollars into startups and small businesses. According to CrowdMapped, crowdfunding projects across the world raised more than $5 billion in 2013 alone. Annual growth of 90 percent isn't an outlier either; crowdfunding grew from $1.5 billion in 2011 to $2.7 billion in 2012, and 2014 is on track to m... read more.

5 Reasons Why New Entrepreneurs Should Consider Equity Crowdfunding

By Startup Valley, Posted in Entrepreneurs

In times when traditional sources of capital are drying up, smart startups have turned to crowdfunding as an exciting alternative to traditional investors—one with the power to change the entire economic landscape in favor of small businesses. The concept of equity crowdfunding is fairly simple to understand. Title III of the JOBS Act allows anyone to become an equity investor. Previously, a start-up in need of funding had a very limited number of investors they might persuade to contribute money to... read more.

Equity Crowdfunding Garners Attention from Investors

By Startup Valley, Posted in Investors

If you have or are thinking about creating a startup, and aren't familiar with equity crowdfunding, you should be. It offers a new way for companies to raise money by creating a whole new class of small investors. This revolutionary new approach to investment may soon change the face of the American economy. Equity crowdfunding is an excellent alternative to traditional methods that young companies have used in order to obtain the funds they need to get off the ground. Its potential will soon (hopefully) b... read more.

Top Crowdfunding Trends Every Entrepreneur Should Know

By Startup Valley, Posted in Equity Crowdfunding

Equity crowdfunding is expected to be live by the end of 2014. It's become clear that the model of crowdfunding really is here to stay, and that it has the potential to completely transform the way people do business. Even more exciting for small startups is the fact that, due to the 2012 JOBS Act, the principles of crowdfunding can now be applied to investing as well. Equity crowdfunding tosses out the old stringent restrictions against companies soliciting investments from the public, meaning greater fre... read more.

A Guide to Equity Crowdfunding for Your Tech Startup

By Startup Valley, Posted in Equity Crowdfunding

In the (hopefully) near future, non-accredited individuals who wish to invest in a startup will have the opportunity to participate in a new way of investing in exchange for equity in a company, better known as equity crowdfunding. In the past, only those who had access to large amounts of capital were in a position to invest using rules from the JOBS Act. Because of the passage of the JOBS Act, most notably Title III, a more diverse group of people will be able to partake in equity crowdfunding as well.New... read more.

What to Know Before Equity Crowdfunding

By Startup Valley, Posted in Equity Crowdfunding

The overwhelming popularity of crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter has demonstrated how eager American startup companies are to access new capital raising possibilities. While most of the well-known crowdfunding sites are based around incentives and rewards, StartupValley is based around equity crowdfunding.Made possible by the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, equity crowdfunding puts the possibility of investment into private companies in the hands of the average person. StartupValley is uniquely posit... read more.

How Equity Crowdfunding Works: The Future of Startup Capital

By Startup Valley, Posted in Equity Crowdfunding

It isn't often that the world witnesses a significant shift that changes the way startups receive funds. The concept of equity crowdfunding is fairly simple to understand. Essentially, equity crowdfunding allows any ordinary person to invest in an up-and-coming company in exchange for shared equity.For a very long time, you could only act as an equity investor if you could prove you were worth at least one million dollars or had an income of at least $200,000 per year over the last two years. In equity Crow... read more.

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