Education - May 12, 2022

Lessons From a New Startup Investor

Analyst Report Methodology

A summary of how KingsCrowd selects companies to receive Analyst Reports and an overview of the report structure.

Investing In Startups: Understanding How Exits Can Impact Your Investment Strategy

Startup investors should understand the different types of exits that exist and how they can provide returns on early investments.

Startup Investing Guide: How to Vet Online Startup Investment Opportunities

Learn how to thoroughly vet startup investment opportunities by understanding and examining five key metrics.

Five Debt Crowdfunding Platforms Investors Should Know

Investors have many debt crowdfunding platforms to choose from, and each brings its own unique set of strengths and offerings.

KingsCrowd Site Redesign Overview

On April 12th, KingsCrowd released an updated navigation experience. So we thought we’d walk you through the strategy and thinking behind the changes. 

How To Use the Portfolio Tool

KingsCrowd is happy to announce the launch of our new portfolio feature. Not only can you now follow companies you…

Crowdfunding and the Coronavirus

Our entire society is now at war with the coronavirus," Wefunder's CEO, Nick Tommarello, declared last week.  We are currently…

How Do Membership Interest Units Benefit Crowdfunding Investors?

The crowdfunding securities that companies offer for sale in early stage seed rounds are called membership units, and they are…

How Does Convertible Debt Work for an Equity Crowdfunded Startup?

Entrepreneurs can choose from a few basic structures when sourcing capital for a new business venture via equity crowdfunding –…

The Pros and Cons of Preferred Equity Investments

Business owners that take on outside investors typically have (at least) two classes of securities: common equity and preferred equity…

How Do Crowd Notes Work in the Equity Crowdfunding Market?

To understand the concept of a crowd note, we first must delve into convertible notes and how they pertain to…

Ep. 41 – Aaron Burnett of Spaced Ventures

Chris Lustrino welcomes Spaced Ventures founder and CEO Aaron Burnett to talk about how investors can support the future of space.

Ep. 40 – Jesse Stein of Everyrealm

Chris Lustrino welcomes Everyrealm co-founder Jesse Stein to talk about investing in and creating the metaverse.

Ep. 39 – James McGibney & Rick Bentley of Hydro Hash

Chris Lustrino gets a crash course in cryptocurrency from Rick Bentley and James McGibney from Hydro Hash.

Ep. 38 – Nathan Beckord of Foundersuite

Chris Lustrino and Nathan Beckord, founder and CEO of Foundersuite, talk about the importance of relationship building for startup founders.

Ep. 37 – Rebecca Kacaba of DealMaker

Chris Lustrino welcomes DealMaker CEO and founder Rebecca Kacaba to talk about her goal of building the Shopify for raising capital.

Ep. 36 – Emily Cisek of The Postage

Chris Lustrino welcomes Emily Cisek to talk about how her company The Postage makes end-of-life planning easy and heartfelt.

Ep. 35 – Wes Burdine of Minnesota Women’s Soccer Team

Chris Lustrino talks to Wes Burdine, co-founder of the Minnesota Women's Soccer Team, about building sustainable soccer.

Ep. 34 – Anthony Franco of M.C. Squares

On this episode of the KingsCrowd Startup Investing Podcast, Chris Lustrino welcomes M.C. Squares founder and CEO Anthony Franco.

Ep. 33 – Rebekah Bastian of OwnTrail

In today's episode, Chris Lustrino welcomes Rebekah Bastian of OwnTrail, a platform where women visualize and navigate their life paths.

Ep. 32 – Tony Drockton of Hammitt

On this episode of the KingsCrowd Startup Investing Podcast, KingsCrowd CEO Chris Lustrino welcomes Tony Drockton of Hammitt.

Ep. 31 – Garry Johnson III of Bison Venture Partners

On this episode of the podcast, KingsCrowd CEO Chris Lustrino welcomes Garry Johnson III of Bison Venture Partners.

 
Investor Profile - March 16, 2022

Subrata Pal on the Changing World of Investing

Jonathan Berman on Investing in What You Know

KingsCrowd spoke to startup investor Jonathan Berman to learn how being an entrepreneur has helped him as an investor.

Crowdwise Founder Brian Belley Reveals His Investing Strategy

Crowdwise founder Brian Belley shares his strategy for startup investing and tips for new investors in this KingsCrowd Investor Profile.

Timothy Dickens is Investing for Retirement

KingsCrowd spoke to startup investor Timothy Dickens who told us about his startup investing strategy and his goals for retirement.

Vilem Fruhbauer Is “Fixing America One Ben Franklin at a Time”

In KingsCrowd's first Investor Profile, Vilem Fruhbauer tells us how his investment strategy is "Fixing America one Ben Franklin at a time."