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Category Archives for Crowdinvesting 101

Three Ways the U.S. Gives Tax Relief for Investing in Startups

While startups are very risky, the U.S. provides three key tax benefits for startup investors to make early-stage investments more enticing. Learn all about Section 1202, 1045, and 1244 as well as other key tax considerations for startup investments.

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The Five Tax Questions Every Startup Investor Should Answer

Taxes are generally the last thing on the minds of most startup investors. Find out some of the key tax implications of investing in startups.

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The Reason You Should Record Your Crowdfunding Investment Fees

Are you keeping track of investment fees each time you make a crowdfunding investment? We discuss the potential tax savings of keeping track of investment fees and our recommended tool for tracking these fees across a startup portfolio.

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Republic.co Crowdfunding Review

Republic Review and Platform Walkthrough (VIDEO)

A complete review of the Republic crowdfunding platform for investors and startups. Compare fees, deal flow, and more, including a website walkthrough.

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StartEngine Review and Platform Walkthrough (VIDEO)

A complete review of the StartEngine platform for investors and startups. Compare fees, deal flow, and more, including an in-depth website walkthrough.

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WeFunder Review 2019

WeFunder Review and Platform Walkthrough (VIDEO)

A complete review of the WeFunder platform for investors and startups. Compare fees, deal flow, and more, including an in-depth website walkthrough.

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What are Direct Public Offerings (DPOs)?

Direct Public Offerings (DPOs) are when an issuing company sells financial securities directly to investors, vs. using a third party or intermediary. We discuss the different types of DPOs and clarify terminology to help investors and startup founders better understand what a DPO is.

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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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