KingsCrowd Education

What’s the Difference Between Series A and a Seed Funding Round?

When raising capital for a startup, it pays to understand the different stages or “rounds” of investing that exist. The most common funding round types for early-stage equity crowdfunding startups are the Seed Funding Round and the Series A Round of Funding. While both eventually give the investor equity in

Understanding the SAFE with Max Rich, Internal Counsel at Republic

Regulation Crowdfunding platforms allow you to invest in startups using a variety of securities instruments. These can include stock, preferred stock, debt, revenue participation rights, SAFTs, Token DPAs and SAFEs. Each investment instrument has a unique set of pros and cons and may or may not be appropriate for a

Why Product Differentiation Outweighs Market Size And Growth In Early Stage Investing

Prioritizing Product DifferentiationIn my past career as a strategy consultant, one of the key components of every private equity due diligence project we conducted was to analyze the market size and growth applicable to the target company. Market size and growth for many bankers, PEs and VCs alike is a

A Good Idea Is Not Enough

Founders are by nature passionate about their company. They often give up more stable and lucrative careers to pursue the passion of getting their product or service to market. A founder has usually found a problem in the world that they care about, and invented a novel solution. Once that

Know Before You Sign: Notes on Different Investment Vehicles Used by Equity Crowdfunding Platforms

Whenever you invest in a startup, especially through a funding portal, it is important to understand what type of financial instrument you are buying. This can be one of the most complicated and opaque parts of the process, but it will affect whatever returns you earn, so as an investor

What is Equity Crowdfunding?

Equity crowdfunding has become an increasingly important component of today’s capital markets with the concept emerging in 2009. But what exactly is the definition of equity crowdfunding? Equity Crowdfunding (sometimes referred to as simply “crowdfunding” or “Crowd Investing”) refers to the process by which average investors can invest as little

KingsCrowd CEO On Investing In What You Know

As the Founder and CEO of KingsCrowd, I am often asked, “How do I decide what to invest in?” Though this is a loaded question with many good answers, I think a good place to start is to bring it back to the basics. For all those Peter Lynch fans