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Articles Tagged - tech

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.

StartupValley to Attend the SXSW 2014 Conference

By Startup Valley, Posted in Events

StartupValley will be attending and exhibiting the SXSW 2014 Conference. Be sure to check us out in “Startup Corner” at booth #1444! The event will be held on March 7-16, 2014 in Austin, TX. The conference is known for showcasing up-and-coming musicians, underground movies, and new tech startup businesses. Pushing for innovation, inspiration and creativity, the SXSW 2014 Interactive Festival allows new technology and industry leaders to bring forth ideas and technologies.StartupValley aims to... read more.

How to Gain Publicity for Your Equity Crowdfunding Campaign

By Startup Valley, Posted in Equity Crowdfunding

While the giants of industry such as ConAgra Foods, General Electric and IBM may loom over their pygmy competitors, the tens of thousands of smaller, lesser-known startups that dot the United States tend to be the main movers of economic activity. Virtually any startup will soon encounter the necessity for declaring its dawning presence in a crowded field of competitors who are all chasing the same investment capital. Effective publicity is the art of politely yelling, "We're here, and we're ready for busi... 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.

Title III of the JOBS Act Underway: Everything You Need to Know

By Startup Valley, Posted in Equity Crowdfunding

The crowdfunding revolution has democratized the once exclusive realm of capital investment, and the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, better known as the JOBS Act, has established regulations to further level the playing field.Title III of the JOBS Act, which is projected to be fully implemented in the late spring or early summer of 2014, will finally allow non-accredited investors to support new startups. Platforms such as StartupValley are already allowing aspiring entrepreneurs to pitch their project... read more.

5 Social Media Strategies for a Strong Equity Crowdfunding Campaign

By Startup Valley, Posted in Equity Crowdfunding

The 2012 passage of the JOBS Act provided hope for thousands of entrepreneurs around the nation. When the new law is fully implemented, startups will no longer face unfair restrictions on fundraising efforts. With access to equity crowdfunding, the U.S. business community may enter a new era of development and healthy cooperation. Here are five social media tips to help you fully capitalize on this new era of equity crowdfunding campaigns.  Control Your Message and Keep Your Team FocusedMessage contro... read more.

5 Tips to Running a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

By Startup Valley, Posted in Startups

Crowdfunding is a tool that helps businesses raise startup funds to begin selling new products or services. During 2012, supporters contributed about $2.7 billion to campaigns of this type. The unity and power of the crowd made it possible for many entrepreneurs to create apparel, books, gadgets, video games and other goods. However, your pitch must be strong prior to submitting your campaign on a crowdfunding portal, like StartupValley. Consider the following criteria in order to craft an effective campaig... read more.

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