What Is an IPO?

Learn what it means for a company to go public through an initial public offering and whether IPOs are good investments.

Lessons From a New Startup Investor

Some lessons from this brand-new startup investor include: do your research and consider your personal connection to a product.

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 –…

Podcasts - January 26, 2023

Ep. 61 – Pureboost

Ep. 60 – Sensate

In this episode of Inside Startup Investing, Chris Lustrino welcomes Sensate co-founder Anna Gudmundson to discuss mental health.

Ep. 59 – Cloudastructure

In this episode of Inside Startup Investing, Chris Lustrino talks to Cloudastructure founder Rick Bentley about security and computer vision.

Ep. 58 – Cubo

In this episode of Inside Startup Investing, Chris Lustrino welcomes CUBO CEO Grichka Frichesse to discuss easy smoothies.

Ep. 57 – Gameflip

In this episode of Inside Startup Investing, Chris Lustrino learns about how Gameflip is powering commerce for Web3 gaming.

Ep. 56 – GROUNDFLOOR Co-founder Brian Dally

In this episode of Inside Startup Investing, Chris Lustrino welcomes GROUNDFLOOR co-founder Brian Dally to discuss real estate investing.

Ep. 55 – Nickelytics Founder Judah Longgrear

In this episode of Inside Startup Investing, Chris Lustrino talks to Nickelytics founder Judah Longgrear about out-of-home advertising.

Ep. 54 – Arlan Hamilton of Backstage Capital

In this special edition of Inside Startup Investing, Chris Lustrino and Arlan Hamilton discuss the new collaboration between KingsCrowd and Backstage Capital.

Ep. 53 – ActivArmor Founder Diana Hall

Chris Lustrino welcomes ActivArmor founder Diana Hall and learns about her company's next-gen medical casts.

Ep. 52 – Wefunder Goes to the EU

Chris Lustrino talks to Adrian Parlow (vice president of corporate development at Wefunder) about Wefunder's expansion into the EU.

Ep. 51 – Levi Brackman of Invown

Chris Lustrino welcomes Invown founder and CEO Levi Brackman to discuss the democratization of real estate investing.

Ep. 50 – Ezra Levine of Collectable

Chris Lustrino welcomes Collectable founder Ezra Levine, and the two discuss the fun and logistics of sports memorabilia investing.

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."