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Articles Tagged - sec

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.

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.

Will 2014 Be the Year of Equity Crowdfunding?

By Startup Valley, Posted in Equity Crowdfunding

The emerging trend in equity crowdfunding promises to make 2014 a positive year for businesses that struggle with other financing sources. StartupValley is a valuable resource for small businesses that are trying to turn an idea into a reality. Read on to find out what makes 2014 an ideal year to succeed with the help of equity crowdfunding. 1. Investors are becoming more interested in helping out entrepreneurs with a strong social conscious. More investors these days are interested in helping out new bus... read more.

Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship Crowdfunding Event Recap

By Startup Valley, Posted in Events

On September 20th, 2013, The Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship at Montclair State University held a special crowdfunding event. An expert panel discussed the concept, potential and growth of crowdfunding. The main purpose of the conference was to inform attendees about Title II of the JOBS Act.Today, September 23rd, 2013 is an exciting day for many entrepreneurs across the United States of various industries, as Title II of the JOBS Act is now in effect. Essentially, businesses are now able to seek pote... read more.

StartupValley to Panel at the 2nd Annual Crowd Investing Innovation Forum

By Startup Valley, Posted in Events

The 2nd Annual Crowd Investing Innovation Forum will span over two days, beginning on Thursday, August 08, 2013 to Friday, August 09, 2013. The event will be held at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando, Florida. Entrepreneurs, investors and technology leaders alike will find the conference extremely beneficial as they look to grow their startup through equity crowdfunding and stimulate job creation. It has been confirmed that the forum will discuss crucial topics, encourage opinions and challenge traditiona... read more.

Is Crowdfunding the Future of Investing?

By Startup Valley, Posted in Investors

In a world where funding for a new idea or business can be difficult to obtain, the concept and popularity of crowdfunding is appealing to many. It is a method that allows nearly anyone to raise startup capital for their next business venture. Instead of seeking out a loan from banks or traditional investors, you are able to pitch your ideas over the Internet in order to attract investors. The easier it is for a prospective business owner to obtain startup funds, the more the economy can benefit from the e... read more.

Preparing Your Business for Equity Crowdfunding

By Startup Valley, Posted in Equity Crowdfunding

What Is Equity Crowdfunding? It is crucial that your business is aware of the difference between a donation, reward, and equity crowdfunding. Donation based is simply a gift which does not need to be repaid. Rewards based crowdfunding allows you to accept money in exchange for offering a gift or reward based on different investment levels. Often times, that reward is a copy of the product that your company created. However, equity crowdfunding allows startups to offer shared equity in their company to a gr... read more.

The Current Status of the JOBS Act Within The SEC

By Startup Valley, Posted in Crowdfunding

President Obama first signed the JOBS Act into law on April 5, 2012. Portions of the JOBS Act had a requirement that the Securities and Exchange Commission adopt changes to existing restrictions on advertising private security placements, propose new rules or revise them.The bill will ultimately be responsible for introducing new entrepreneurs to market through equity crowdfunding. It can also create and stimulate economic growth by creating new jobs and demand for people of skilled trades. Dodd-Frank Act... read more.