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Intrastate Crowdfunding and Blue Sky Laws

What is Intrastate Crowdfunding and what are Blue Sky Laws? We compare them to Regulation Crowdfunding and break down the pros and cons for investors and founders.

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Deal Valuations by Funding Portal – October 2019

What are the typical valuations for Reg CF startups? Check out valuation data on the top four funding portals (WeFunder, StartEngine, Republic, and Seedinvest), as well as how it compares to angel investing valuations.

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Top 7 Methods for Valuing Startups – Valuation (Part 2)

What are the top seven methods for valuing early-stage startups? In Valuation Part 2, we cover what those seven methods are as well as some pros and cons of each.

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Valuation of Early-Stage Startups – Does it Matter? (Part 1)

In Part 1, we cover what is valuation, why it is important (or is it?), the valuation optimization fallacy, and how to calculate common numbers such as pre-money vs. post-money and percentage ownership.

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Due Diligence 101 (Part 2) – The #1 Reason Why Startups Fail and How to Screen Deals

In part 2, we get into the #1 reason why startups fail, the 5T framework for early-stage crowdfunding deal screening, and how to get your free Crowdwise due diligence checklist.

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Checklist Manifesto Book Review

Gut vs. Checklists – Which is Better for Startup Investment Decisions?

A contentious topic among early-stage investors is the use of an objective list of criteria (ie a checklist) vs. using gut and intuition when making investment decisions. We will review Atul Gawande’s book The Checklist Manifesto and discuss relevant lessons for crowdfunding investors.

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Due Diligence 101 (Part 1) – Overview for Crowdfunding Investors

In part 1, we cover what is due diligence for investors, why it’s important, how much time to spend, and some resources to help crowdfunding investors get started.

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Top 2019 Reg CF Funding Portals and Websites

We cover the Top 2019 Regulation Crowdfunding websites ranked based on deal flow (number of offerings) and total capital raised (dollar volume of investments).

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Crowdfunding Intermediaries – Funding Portals vs. Broker-Dealers

There are two types of equity crowdfunding intermediaries – they are called funding portals and broker-dealers. Find out what the key differences are and why investors should know the difference between the two entities.

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Equity Crowdfunding for Investors – Book Review

The book Equity Crowdfunding for Investors is still the most comprehensive, thorough, and well-researched reference as of mid 2019 for Regulation Crowdfunding investors. We discuss what makes it stand above the rest in today’s book review.

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