The purpose of this book is to describe how an established technology company or an entrepreneur can use crowdfunding to raise capital from accredited investors. The book is targeted to small private technology companies, usually with less than 10 employees, and with more than 3 years of operational experience. Within the category of equity crowdfunding, there is a sub-category called "accredited investor" crowdfunding, characterized by investments made by investors who expect a profit, and generally will continue to support the enterprise over a longer period of time than the venture capitalist. Generally, the goal for the amount raised would be around $1 million. As is the case for most of the Reg D capital raised in 2012, the use of the capital is for business growth and expansion, in such items as new staff, sales and marketing, and new capital equipment. From a technological point of view, the capital would generally be used to improve an existing product or service, called a sustaining innovation. The book covers the steps and executive or entrepreneur follows to prepare and execute a crowdfunding project. It provides a detailed analysis of the 10 accredited investor crowdfunding websites currently in operation. This book is not about donor-based crowdfunding, or its near cousin, non-accredited investor crowdfunding. This book is intended for CEOs of technology companies and technology entrepreneurs who would like to learn more about this new technique of raising capital. The chapters are organized along the chronology of events the executive encounters in raising capital. Introduction to Accredited Investor CrowdFunding Chapter 1. The Current Political and Legal Status of Accredited Investor Crowdfunding Accredited Chapter 2. The Location of Accredited Investor Crowdfunding in the Universe of Private Capital Markets Chapter 3. A Brief History Of Crowdfunding Chapter 4. Overview of The Reg D Rule 506(c) Crowdfunding Websites Chapter 5. Getting The Company Ready To Raise Crowdfunding Capital Chapter 6. Finding Accredited Investors: The New Internet Pull Marketing Chapter 7. Managing The Accredited Investor Crowdfunding Project Chapter 8. The Risks and Legal Issues of Accredited Investor Crowdfunding for the CEO and the Company Chapter 9. The Costs to Raise Crowdfunding Capital Chapter 10. Your Next Raise: The Future of AccreditedInvestor Crowdfunding Chapter 11. The CEO's Essential Tools for Managing An Accredited Investor Crowdfunding Project Author_Bio: About Thomas Vass: Thomas Vass is a regional economist and portfolio manager with a research interest in the relationship between regional technological innovation, regional capital markets and regional economic growth. He is the author of Predicting Technology: Identifying Future Market Opportunities and Disruptive Technologies (GABBY Press, 2014). He is currently ranked in the top 1.7% of 250,000 economists, worldwide, for article downloads on the global platform Social Science Research Network (SSRN). He is the holder of a patent on technology stock selection. (Vass 7,251,627 July 31, 2007, Method of identifying a universe of stocks for inclusion into an investment portfolio), and the manager of a subscription based equity crowdfunding website, The Private Capital Market. He is the producer and host of a new internet connected television channel called The Private Capital News Network. Keywords: Crowdfunding, Venture Capital, Raising Capital, Private Equity, Private Placement, Accredited Investors
Author: Vass, Thomas E.
Publisher: First Edition Design Publishing
Title: Accredited Investor Crowdfunding: A Practical Guide for Technology Executives and Entrepreneurs
Pages: 00000 (Encrypted EPUB)
On Sale: 2014-09-15
Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Corporate Finance / Venture Capital
Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Corporate Finance / Private Equity
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