You came up with an idea. Started a business. Built an MVP and attracted users to the platform. You now need funds to scale. It’s time for your seed round. The success of your seed round will determine the success of the business. Follow these tips, to make sure you get it right the first time.
We have seen massive growth within the crowdfunding industry over the past 5 years. In 2010, the crowdfunding market was relatively small comprised mainly of early adopters. Fast forward to 2015 where projections show the crowdfunding industry to be an estimated $34 billion.
Crowdfunder is at the forefront of this burgeoning industry where over 100,000 entrepreneurs and investors connect to fund startups. As startup investing continues to move from boardrooms to the online platforms, accredited investors will continue to leverage this to gain access to trending startups to invest in.
In this post, you’ll learn the most important things to consider when investing in startups on Crowdfunder. This includes following the lead investor as this means the Deal terms are set and it also provides social proof that they’ve done their diligence. We will also cover how to evaluate the management team as well as what metrics to look for that will point to success down the line. Lastly, we will look into industry trends and startups Deal terms.
Hang w/ is a live streaming mobile platform with celebrity endorsers and millions of users. They are currently backed by 50 Cent, Timbaland, Elton Brand, and “Larry the Cable Guy.”
“I believe we are entering a golden age in technology. Creative minds are harnessing what’s possible to take human relationships to the next level. Hang w/ weaves together some of the most powerful technological elements – including mobility, social media and live streaming – into one platform.” – Jared Leto, Advisor
LiveAnswer, the next evolution of customer communication, recently placed 3rd out of a thousand companies across the United States competing to become Tech.Co’s CELEBRATE 2015 Startup of the Year. As a Celebrate 2015 finalist, the Miami-based startup qualified for the opportunity to choose one of the grand prizes offered by leading companies – a total combined value of $250,000.
PingTank recently raised $450,000 from 4 investors through Crowdfunder. PingTank is a social media platform that enables users to add 2D/3D overlays to their images. We we’re able to catch up with Lars Halvor Jenson, COO of PingTank, to hear about their success on Crowdfunder. Here’s what he had to say.
Today the SEC passed rules to implement Title III of the JOBS Act marking the start of true equity crowdfunding including non-accredited investors.
This is a momentous shift as it will be the first time in 80 years that everyday citizens will be able to invest in early stage companies.
This will have massive implications for both the entrepreneur and investor alike as it will open up a tremendous amount of new capital to startups while allowing investors to further diversify their portfolio.
Title III is slated to go live in 90 days and here’s what to expect.