Tagged: tactics

A First Timers Guide to Down Rounds

  If your venture is confronting a down round, you should not wear it as a badge of shame. Even in normal times, few ventures make an uninterrupted march up and to the right on the valuation curve. More importantly, if you are doing a… Read More

How to Win Funding and Influence People

The heady days of a booming token sales market driven by FOMO are long gone. Firms looking to raise money on the blockchain in 2020 are faced with a far more cautious investor base, and with good reason. A high percentage of early tokens failed—… Read More

An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Surviving Coronavirus

Remember all those articles about whether venture was overvalued?  With blinding speed, they now seem quaint.  Bluntly stated, most venture-backed companies are in a fight for survival.    Although certain areas of life sciences may do somewhat better, I think the impact will be widely felt. … Read More

Funding Trends: How Startups Will Raise Capital in 2020

Any new blockchain startup needs funding, but where does that all-important juice come from? While venerable entities (let’s not list them, presumably, you know what and who they are) certainly have the means to plank billions into their chosen ventures, they can’t be expected to… Read More

Perspective: Why Startup Boards are Here to Stay

Startups are a new concept, business is not. Disruptive ideas still need structural backing to become as revolutionary as many startups promise. This means maximizing traditional management models to realize the radical. Startup boards, however, are often overlooked and underappreciated. Most boards are made as… Read More

How Much Does a Reg A+ Offering Cost?

Manhattan Street Capital has circulated an email that outlines the cost of doing a Reg A+ securities offering. While I know not everyone may agree with their analysis, Manhattan Street Capital is a platform that facilitates Reg A+ offerings and thus has some boots on… Read More

How Small Business Should Think About Financing in 2019

It’s no secret that over half of small businesses close their doors within the first five years. One of the critical problems that often occur has little to do with the innovation, ingenuity, or work ethic of the small business owners themselves, but rather the lack… Read More

Free Crowdfunding Guidebook Available Now

The “(Almost) Complete Guidebook to Crowdfunding for SMEs” is a free publication that provides over 200 pages of tools for launching and managing a crowdfunding campaign. Supported by Interreg Central Europe, the guidebook is authored by Karsten Wenzlaff and Wolfgang Gumpelmaier-Mach. Gumpelmaier-Mach and Wenzlaff have… Read More

3 Challenges of Scaling a Fintech Company Across Borders

Investments in Fintech surged in 2018, reaching US $55 billion worldwide and doubling that of the year before, according to Accenture. Fintech companies are also getting bigger. Currently, 19 out of Forbes’ 50 Most Innovative Fintech Companies in 2019 have valuations of US$1 billion or… Read More

Scaling a Startup: Tips from Someone Who is Doing It

Find a business partner who’s your skills opposite Building a business is hard. The plan for my company had been in my head for some time, But I didn’t want to build it alone. Whilst I knew my target markets, clients, partners, users, and the… Read More

Yes, Token Ambassadors are a Thing! Meet the Influencers of the Crypto World

Millennials are blamed for the destruction of many industries that were initially incepted by the baby boomer generation. These industries include but are not limited to, the housing market, restaurant chains, 9-5 office jobs, and even plastic straws (with good reason). However, millennials aren’t quite… Read More

Medtech Start-up VoCare Boutique Crowdfunds $1.1 Million on Own Website

VoCare is raising capital for the launch of a new Medtech device, the Vitals360; a smartphone-sized diagnostic device for the Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) and Point-of-Care verticals. Current investors include AGS Capital and SAW Capital and tax credits are available to Indiana investors via the… Read More

Equity Crowdfunding: Inside Advice from Six Entrepreneurs Who’ve Done It

We interviewed several entrepreneurs who ran successful Reg CF campaigns – as well as two equity crowdfunding platforms – to break down the ins and outs of running a campaign. The bottom line? According to our review, you’re off base if you think equity crowdfunding… Read More

The Best Secure Mobile Messaging Apps 2019 Not Called Facebook Messenger

Internet messaging services are big business today, with some of the biggest names in tech involved, but for most people, the dream is a secure, fully encrypted service that will keep users information completely safe. That dream isn’t shared by various governments and those tasked… Read More

The Respect, or Lack Thereof, When It Comes to Intellectual Property: 5 Ways to Protect Your Patents

You’ve worked tirelessly on your latest project, and eventually, find yourself sitting with what could be a breakthrough invention. Months, or even years, of hard work have come to fruition, and now you’ve reached the promised land of sorts. Your first instinct may be to… Read More

Why Have Offshore Financial Centres Become the Home of ICOs?

Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) are booming in offshore financial centres. In 2017, only a small minority of cryptocurrency transactions were taking place offshore but just a year later, according to a study by PriceWaterhouseCoopers and CryptoValley, the Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands (BVI) and Singapore… Read More

Initial Coin Offerings: I Have to File a Form 10? Great! What’s a Form 10?

Those who have read the SEC settlements with AirFox (CarrierEQ.Inc.) and Paragon Coin, Inc. published on November 16, 2018, will note that the defendant ICO issuers agreed, among other things, to register their “coins” under the Exchange Act (the Securities Exchange Act of 1934) by filing… Read More

Investing in Crowdfunded Companies: Concept & Team Count but Pay Attention to Deal Structure

Investing in early-stage firms is highly risky. As this publication has stated time and again, many, if not most, early-stage firms will fail or simply bounce along failing to achieve the founder’s expectations of great financial success. Investment crowdfunding platforms typically list mainly startup or… Read More

Why Big Brands are Playing to the Funding Crowd

Boutique hotel trailblazer Mr & Mrs Smith had no regrets when it checked into the crowdfunding world and saw its £1 million investment target exceeded within the first day. The company, which has built a global membership of 1.5 million since husband-and-wife team Tamara and James Lohan launched… Read More

Keeping Your Cryptos Safe – Security and Exchanges

If you’ve been interested in cryptocurrency for any period of time, there’s a good chance you’ve heard the term “wallet,” and you probably realize that it doesn’t quite mean the same as it does in everyday life. A wallet in crypto terms is somewhere for… Read More

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