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Education - November 14, 2019

What is Venture Capital?

Three Risks Every Successful Startup Must Take

Andy Gordon of Early Investing breaks down the key risks startups need to take to succeed.

The New Way To Raise Startup Capital – Part 2

This is the second installment from Rick Bentley, Founder & CEO of Cloudastructure, rated a Top Deal by KingsCrowd. In this post he breaks down his experience with various online startup investing platforms and what you should expect as both a Founder and an investor.

How to Analyze a Subscription Business versus a Non-Subscription Business

The business models of subscription and non-subscription businesses are very different from each other. Non-subscription businesses rely on one-time purchases by the customers and repeat business. While subscription businesses generate revenues regularly and essentially have repeat customers already which forces them to focus on customer retention,   What is a

What does it mean that the company’s accountant is “independent”?

Every company offering securities to investors under Regulation Crowdfunding (“Reg CF”) is required to provide financial statements that are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. For offerings seeking over $107,000, those financial statements are required to be reviewed by an independent public accountant (second helpings under Reg CF

Customer Acquisition Cost: What Is It and Why Is It So Important?

What is Customer Acquisition Cost?   Customer Acquisition Cost is the total cost associated with persuading a customer to buy a company’s products or services.   It includes all costs involved with customer research, marketing, and advertising: anything done to acquire a new customer. It is a critical business metric

Equity Crowdfunding: Opportunities For Entry And Exit

This is a Knight Contributor piece meaning it is written by a member of the KingsCrowd community. The opinions below do not reflect KingsCrowd’s, rather they represent that of the contributor. If interested becoming a contributor reach out to I mentioned in my prior article, a 5% portfolio allocation

The Importance Of Heuristics In Startup Investing

What is Heuristics?Simply put, heuristics is a practical and creative approach – as opposed to a strictly logical and proven method – to learning or problem solving that is nevertheless effective in reaching a goal. Humans use heuristics all the time when the other commonly used methods are impossible or

CrowdCheck’s Sara Hanks On The Importance Of Legal Due Diligence

When investing in a startup one component of due diligence that many won’t even think to consider is legal due diligence. Such questions could include, “does this company actually exist?,” or “are any of the key stakeholders in the business bad actors?”In regards to legal compliance RegCF platforms like Wefunder