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. 47 – Doriot Founder Gerry Hays

Chris Lustrino talks to Doriot founder Gerry Hays about teaching people to invest in startups and a new way to become accredited.

Ep. 46 – ALAO Co-founders Peter Sweeney & Matt McGeagh

Chris Lustrino welcomes Peter Sweeney and Matt McGeagh to talk about founding a new equity crowdfunding platform, ALAO.

Ep. 45 – Harvey Multani of RUV Alliance

Chris Lustrino talks with RUV Alliance founder Harvey Multani about how RUV brings together accredited investors and startup founders.

Ep. 44 – Impact Investing with Lea Bouhelier-Gautreau

Chris Lustrino welcomes KingsCrowd's own Senior Investment Analyst Lea Bouhelier-Gautreau to discuss impact investing.

Ep. 43 – Jane West of Jane West

Chris Lustrino welcomes Jane West to discuss the evolving cannabis market and how her company is addressing the needs of modern consumers.

Ep. 42 – Leon Benrimon of StartEngine Collectibles

Chris Lustrino welcomes StartEngine Vice President of Assets Leon Benrimon to talk about collectible investing and how StartEngine fits in.

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.

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."