Fundraising

Have a Look Inside an Angel Investor’s Brain [Joe Platnick]

As angel investors, we like to see entrepreneurs with a laser-like focus on themselves, their venture, and fundraising. However, there are times when that single-mindedness can work to their disadvantage. With startups, fundraising is usually the most formidable challenge, whether the money comes from angels, VCs, or other sources. Over the years, I’ve seen [...]

By | November 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Ready Capital: A Look at Equity Crowdfunding via the JOBS Act

In the December 2016 & February 2017 issues of Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, SBEC mentor and board member Mark Hiraide wrote about the potential impact of the addition of equity crowdfunding to the JOBS Act. He shares it here with SBEC entrepreneurs... While the JOBS Act makes it possible for nearly anyone to raise [...]

By | March 9th, 2017|0 Comments

SBEC Crowdfunding Trends in 2016 Breakfast Event Panel (Part 1 of 2)

The South Bay Entrepreneurial Center in Torrance, California presented "Crowdfunding Trends in 2016" on May 15, 2016 at the Toyota Auto Museum. Topics included new legislation around crowdfunding (JOBS Act), what entrepreneurs have learned from past campaigns and more about service providers in crowdfunding. MODERATOR: Mark Hiraide SBEC board member Mark Hiraide is a Corporate [...]

By | May 26th, 2016|1 Comment

SBEC Crowdfunding Trends in 2016 Breakfast Event Q&A (Part 2 of 2)

The South Bay Entrepreneurial Center in Torrance, California presented "Crowdfunding Trends in 2016" on May 15, 2016 at the Toyota Auto Museum. Topics included new legislation around crowdfunding (JOBS Act), what entrepreneurs have learned from past campaigns and more about service providers in crowdfunding. In Part 2 of 2, we feature the Q&A session after [...]

By | May 26th, 2016|1 Comment

Crowdfunding and the JOBS Act [Mark Hiraide]

Starting on May 16, 2016, entrepreneurs will be given unprecedented access to capital. For the first time in the history of federal securities regulation, companies will be allowed to take investments – i.e., sell “securities,” such as equity -- to the crowd without regarding to investor sophistication. This expansion of the funding universe for cash-starved [...]

By | May 4th, 2016|0 Comments