House Passes Crowdfunding Bill: FAQ’s for Entrepreneurs

Scott Edward Walker

House of Representatives passed a crowdfunding bill that will allow startups to offer and sell securities via crowdfunding sites and social networking sites. Last week, the U.S.

Crowdfunding Bill Stuck in the Senate

Scott Edward Walker

House of Representatives overwhelming passed the Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act , a crowdfunding bill which permits startups to offer and sell securities via crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter or social networking sites like Facebook. In early November, the U.S.

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Is the House Crowdfunding Bill Being Killed in the Senate?

Scott Edward Walker

House of Representatives voted 407-17 to pass the “Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act,” a crowdfunding bill which permits startups to offer and sell securities via crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter or social networking sites like Facebook.

Do’s and Don’ts For Entrepreneur Business Networking

Startup Professionals Musings

I often recommend business networking as the most effective way for a startup founder to find investors, advisors, and even key executive candidates. Don’t corner and barrage that heavy hitter you heard about with your life history at a social gathering.

10 Keys To Making Money By Investing In Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Today most startup investors still register with the SEC as “ accredited ” investors before they buy any startup equity in the U.S. Don’t be fooled by thinking that social networks are hot, so you should invest in the next startup you see in that realm.

How Closely Do You Follow Networking Etiquette Rules?

Startup Professionals Musings

I often recommend business networking as the most effective way for a startup founder to find investors, advisors, and even key executive candidates. Don’t corner and barrage that heavy hitter you heard about with your life history at a social gathering.

10 Steps To Investing Successfully In New Ventures

Startup Professionals Musings

Today most startup investors still register with the SEC as “ accredited ” investors before they buy any startup equity in the U.S. Don’t be fooled by thinking that social networks are hot, so you should invest in the next startup you see in that realm.

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10 Keys To Giving The Right Entrepreneur Your Money

Startup Professionals Musings

Today you still need to be registered with the SEC as an “ accredited ” investor to legally buy any startup equity in the U.S. Don’t be fooled by thinking that social networks are hot, so you should invest in the next startup you see in that realm.

Proceed With Caution Selecting Startup Investments

Startup Professionals Musings

Today you still need to be registered with the SEC as an “ accredited ” investor to legally buy any startup equity. Don’t be fooled by thinking that social networks are hot, so you should invest in the next startup you see in that realm.

Add Startups to Balance Your Portfolio, If You Dare

Startup Professionals Musings

Today you still need to be registered with the SEC as an “ accredited ” investor to legally buy any startup equity. Don’t be fooled by thinking that social networks are hot, so you should invest in the next startup you see in that realm.

Looking Back On Tech, Startups, And VC In 2018

Haystack

Privately, friends who are deep in the industry have confided in me that they see the competition for talent cooling dramatically; that they believe it could be 18+ months before there’s enough confidence back in the market; that crypto solves problems below the application layer, but not really above it (yet); and that the SEC and regulators will begin to slowly clip the wings of a number of projects who aren’t properly operating under guidelines.

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Episode 50: Video Content and Profitability with Seth David

Mike Michalowicz

Seth makes extensive use of social networking tools, and web videos to maximize the impact of his training. Seth makes extensive use of social networking tools, and web videos to maximize the impact of his training. Also Available On. Show Summary.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Today’s Business Networking

Startup Professionals Musings

I often recommend business networking as the most effective way for a startup founder to find investors, advisors, and even key executive candidates. I have learned over the years that there is an etiquette to this process, just like there is for social networking.

4 things to know about crowdfunding versus raising capital

The Next Web

While the latter is not yet legal in the United States, the JOBS Act, which was signed into law in April 2012, mandates that the SEC makes it legal by January 1st of 2013. They market it on their social networks, to their friends and family, and through press outreach.

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Smart Entrepreneurs Plan Key Networking Activities

Startup Professionals Musings

I often recommend business networking as the most effective way for a startup founder to find investors, advisors, and even key executive candidates. I have learned over the years that there is an etiquette to this process, just like there is for social networking. There are other networks that also work, depending on where you are in the world, like Ryze, Plaxo, and Facebook, but setting up an account on MySpace probably won’t help you.

Bitesize Tuesday: Tracx, Innovid, Kenshoo, uTest and More Investment Rounds [recap]

VC Cafe

The startup Tracx , which provides a SaaS solution for tracking and managing marketing campaign on social networks, has received an undisclosed investment from Israeli angel Zohar Gilon. from undisclosed investors as it emerged from this SEC filing.

This Week in VC Episode 6 with @Jason Calacanis: Best One Yet

Both Sides of the Table

What are “Reg D” filings with the SEC and why does this make it harder to stay in stealth mode? But when the finally convert the debt to equity the round gets filed with the SEC and thus journalists often pick up on it.

Socialware Raises $3M Series B

Austin Startup

Socialware , the leader in social media compliance and engagement, today announced that it has secured $3 million in additional funding from existing investors, including FLOODGATE, G-51 Capital and Silverton Partners. Socialware continues to provide the technology, tools and thought-leadership to allow the financial services industry to activate social networks and is the #1 provider of social networking compliance tools for the industry.

This Week in Venture Capital – Episode 3

Both Sides of the Table

Our “hot deal of the week&# turned out to be more of the “hot theme of the week.&# P2P lending networks are revived and brought it a whopping $40 million in investments announced recently. Investors: True Ventures, Social Leverage (Howard Lindzon).

FinTech Innovation Lab Launch Event – June 2, 2011

David Teten

The trick is delivering business insights over this channel: use social networks to support relationship management. I think android / 4g networks will take over tablets. How are you allowing employees to interact with social media?

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End of The 12 Year Drought

Growthink Blog

They would exempt companies looking to raise $5 million or less from standard SEC filing requirements and lighten the virtually impossible to follow rules on utilizing social networking and other Internet-based communications to market offerings. The news that Congress is seriously considering major re-writes of the painfully anachronistic rules on small securities offerings could just be the straw that breaks the back of this now 12 year equity investing return drought.

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Socialware Partners with LiveOffice

Austin Startup

LiveOffice, the number-one provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) email archiving, email compliance and email continuity solutions and Socialware , the leader in helping companies manage, embrace and leverage public social networks, today announced a partnership. With these enhanced features, firms can more easily navigate the record-keeping, suitability and supervision challenges associated with social media.

Should Equity-Based Crowd Funding Be Legal?

Growthink Blog

First, the SEC largely limits private-equity investments to accredited investors—those with $1 million or more in net worth, among other tight standards. Second, the SEC prohibits general solicitation or advertising of the equity being sold. And they could reach out to potential investors through venues like social networks that cost basically nothing and provide a global reach. Funding is the lifeblood of any small business.

Yahoo! vs Facebook: Lame Lawsuit, Good Timing ? AGILEVC

Agile VC

In the early days of LinkedIn we jointly acquired an issued patent of the defunct SixDegrees.com which directly pertains to social networking as well as acquiring a nascent startup in part for its in-process patent filings. owns a bunch of patents around email, IM, etc), and yes E) social networking. Regarding social networking, Yahoo! Are they, were they, and the SEC were when a few brave souls were warning about Madoff to deaf ears?

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Dissecting a $50 Billion Pie

Up and Running

And the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has some serious restrictions on selling this stock. If you followed the detail presented in the The Social Network movie, Eduardo Saverin has five percent ownership, so he’s okay.

12 Google Analytics Custom Reports to Help You Grow Faster

ConversionXL

For example, Alex is responsible for paid channel and Shanelle is responsible for social media, but they rarely speak or share insights. Social Media Custom Reports. Social Media Performance Analysis Report. For Social.” (via “ Statistics are like bikinis.

Winners and Losers in the Coming Crowdfunding World

Growthink Blog

While the crowdfunding portion of the bill still needs to go through SEC rule-making, the die is clearly cast that a whole new social networking – based world of start-up and small business investing and financing is coming fast upon us. This week, the President is expected to pass H.R. 3606 - the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) bill, which includes provisions that for the first time legalize investment-based crowdfunding.

Instagram and why Facebook should stay private

Fred Destin

How long before people fully appreciate the value of being at the core of network effects ? In my mind, Zuck should stay private, simplify his shareholder structure so he can stay off the SEC radar, take money from the next Buffet and take the 20 year view on building facebook out. For all those who think that it's the end of social networking, this is a useful reminder that we are in the first innings of the networked revolution.

Venture Outlook 2016

Both Sides of the Table

On the one hand innovation is clearly at an all time high unleashed by smart phones, fast telecom networks, social networks that spread commerce and the fact that we are all one click away from buying things on Amazon, Apple, Google or PayPal.

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Was Launch the right platform to Launch?

Professor VC

SocialParent is a social network for those who have moved beyond the Bang with Friends stage, have settled down, had a family and are looking for a social network that mirrors their real life social network.

Software & Information Industry Association survey

BeyondVC

The report from this survey will provide in-depth analyses on nearly 100 financial statement and productivity ratios — detail far beyond that available in annual reports or SEC filings. It is always helpful to get benchmark data on your competitors and on other companies that have a similar business model. To that end, I encourage you to sign up for the SIIA Financial Survey to see how you stack up against your competitors.

Special: 72 Israeli Companies Exhibit at the 2010 Mobile World Congress

VC Cafe

4G/ LTE (Long Term Evolution) -the fourth generation of networks, enabling faster downloading in 4G phones (100 megabit per second compared to today’s 21 megabit/sec in 3G phones). processors that provide seamless connectivity over diverse wireless networks.

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Startup Resources

www.vccafe.com

Social networking. Social/Sharing. Social Buttons : Want to add Twitter, Facebook, Google, buttons? Social functionality. Social Media Tracking/Marketing. analytics for social media and online. social media and email marketing. Ad networks.