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Five Steps to Raising Institutional Capital

Five Steps to Raising Institutional Capital

By Jorge Newbery,  CrowdFundBeat contributing Guest Editor,  Founder and Chief Executive Officer of American Homeowner Preservation LLC American Homeowner Preservation has raised money from high net worth “accredited” investors since 2011 and consistently generated above-market returns, both financial and social. This past January, we set out to take the next step in our growth and raise institutional capital. We kept hearing that institutional investors were chasing yields. But how could we get them to chase us, or even listen to us? The steps were to connect, differentiate, produce, wait, and close. Connecting is the first and most essential step. We registered to attend several conferences, including…

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Are You An Accredited Investor? It May Not Matter Soon

By Jorge Newbery,  CrowdFundBeat contributing Guest Editor,  Founder and Chief Executive Officer of American Homeowner Preservation LLC Many people who want to invest in startups, real estate crowdfunding projects, and other privately placed investment vehicles are surprised to learn that these opportunities are typically only open to accredited investors. Many investors don’t know whether they qualify. The term “accredited” implies that a certification is required – maybe even an exam or two. For those who have scratched their heads about these rules, which can feel like high gates blocking entry to a growing field of investment options, here’s a primer: The ‘accredited investor’ requirements are part…

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Investment Crowdfunding and New Crowd

By Jorge Newbery, CrowdFundBeat Guest Contributor,  Founder and CEO, American Homeowner Preservation, LLC Investment crowdfunding leaders will convene in Chicago next week to welcome the 96% of Americans who until now haven’t been able to participate in this innovative new form of investing. Termed “non-accredited investors,” these people, who aren’t rich but do have some funds to invest, will now have the opportunity to earn more than the piddly low single-digit returns on CDs. By participating in investment crowdfunding, they will have the same access to the potentially higher returns heretofore available to accredited investors, defined as people whose net worth exceeds $1 million or whose…

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NPRAfter Outcry, Crowdfunding Site Patreon Backs Off Plan To Raise FeesNPRThe popular crowdfunding service Patreon has backed off plans to change its payment structure, after widespread, vocal and passionate opposition from creators and their fans. Last week, the site announced it wou [...]

CoinDeskKickstarter ICO? Don't Count On It Says Crowdfunding Leader ...CoinDeskThe company most widely associated with crowdfunding, Brooklyn-based Kickstarter, has no plans to get into the initial coin offering (ICO) business. Coming in response to the news yesterday that compet [...]

TechCrunchHow hate speech crowdfunding outfit Hatreon crept back online ...TechCrunchIf you want to make a living creating white supremacist content, you're probably not going to do it via sites like Kickstarter and Patreon, which prohibit hate speech. Fortunately there's Ha [...]

Coindesk (press release) (blog)Crowdfunding Giant Indiegogo Opens to ICOs - CoinDeskCoindesk (press release) (blog)The startup revealed today that, through an existing partnership with MicroVentures, it will begin offering services to projects seek to use the blockchain funding model. [...]

HuffPostIs Crowdfunding Really a Good Idea for Innovation?HuffPostHere's a head-scratcher for you: according to new research, if you refer to your product or idea as both “novel” and “useful” in your crowdfunding campaign, your funding will be lower than it would if you just decl [...]

ForbesCrowdfunding Do's And Dont's From iFundWomen's Karen CahnForbesDuring our conversation, she was transparent in sharing that her first software company, VProud, failed because she “did everything backwards” and spent too much time trying to perfect the product. “Pe [...]

FortuneWant to Hold Your Own ICO? Indiegogo Can Help You With ThatFortuneCrowdfunding sites like Kickstarter (kickstarter, +0.00%) and Indiegogo raised start-up cash for a generation of online entrepreneurs, but one increasingly visible method of internet-sourced financing seemed to h [...]

TechCrunchFormer Gawker employees are crowdfunding an effort to buy Gawker.comTechCrunchWhile Univision acquired most of Gawker Media's sites last year (and renamed them as the Gizmodo Media Group), the deal didn't include Gawker itself. In fact, BuzzFeed reported last month [...]

Boing BoingGawker alumni are crowdfunding to outbid Peter Thiel for control of ...Boing BoingGawker was bankrupted by Peter Thiel, who secretly backed Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against the network of news, entertainment and gossip sites in an act of petty revenge. Now, Gawker's a [...]

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