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How Do Venture Funds Work?

Venture Capital Recap In my previous piece, I went over the basics of venture capital. To recap, venture capital is…

What Is Startup Investing?

Thanks to the JOBS Act of 2012, startup investing, or crowdfunding, is now available to all Americans. But before we…

What is Venture Capital?

Many have heard of venture capital, but not many may know what it entails and all the intricacies involved in…

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