Category Archives: Fundraising

Do You Know About A Small Cap Company’s Most Underappreciated Secret Weapon?

In a recent post on CommPro.biz, Gregg Castano writes about “Public Relations: The Small Cap Company’s Underappreciated Secret Weapon.” Castano writes that positive perception of a company by the broader public, as a result of public relations, can result in at least four favorable outcomes: 1. lower cost of capital, 2. an ability to attract new investors, 3. increased market capitalization,

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Four Things Every Founder Needs To Do When Seeking Funding

Chris Lynch of Reverb Advisors shared a post on LinkedIn titled “Don’t Get Played: The four things every founder needs to do when they seek funding.” The post shares four things every founder needs to do when seeking funding. Lynch goes into more detail on the items below in his post. 1. Raise capital specific to the demands of the company,

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Underwriting Stock and the Art of Legal Stock Price Manipulation [Guest Post]

Guest Post By: Irwin Stein, Esq.  There is a synergy in the stockbrokerage world upon which few people focus but without which the entire system of that capital formation as we know it might suffer. When a stockbrokerage firm sells its customers shares in an IPO both the firm and the customers want the same thing; they want the shares to

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Three Ways Investment Firms Can Expand Proprietary Deal Flow

A recent post by Matt Metalios on the Axial Forum says “Time to Reconsider Proprietary Sourcing.” Investment firms across the board are facing increased competition due to record levels of dry powder, high valuations, and a constant increase of worldwide connectivity. These factors are forcing investment firms to rethink how they approach business development and differentiate their deal flow from competitors. Metalios

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SEC Announces Agenda and Panelists for the 36th Annual Small Business Forum

Last week, the SEC announced the agenda and panelists for the 36th Annual Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation. The November 30 event will begin at 9 a.m. Central Standard Time (10 a.m. Eastern Standard Time) with opening remarks from the SEC Chairman and Commissioners followed by a morning panel discussion that will explore how capital formation options are

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Company Acquired for over $400 million in One of The Largest Crowdfund Exits Ever

Last week, Continental AG acquired Argus Cyber Security for a reported $430 million. Argus is an automotive cyber security pioneer, helping car manufacturers, their Tier 1 suppliers and aftermarket connectivity providers protect connected cars and commercial vehicles from car-hacking. Argus raised $838,148 on crowdfunding platform OurCrowd in September of 2015 alongside co-investors Allianz, Samsung Ventures, and Magma Venture Partners. Recently, Argus raised a

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Trust In a Company is The Biggest Driver of an Investment Decision

According to a special edition of Edelman’s Trust Barometer, trust in a company is the biggest driver of an investment decision. Respondents to Edelman’s Trust Barometer research collectively manage over $1 tn in assets. Some of the biggest drivers of trust in a company, according to Edelman’s research, include; – equal voting rights for shareholders – infrequent board and management turnover

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4 Ways to Boost Investor Interest in Your Reg A+ Crowdfunding Offering

A recent post on Crowdund Insider shared four ways issuers can boost investor interest in their Reg A+ offerings. The post discusses how Blaine McLaughlin, Chief Operating Officer of VIA Folio, believes issuers leveraging Reg A+ to crowdfund their business “should think differently about generating investor interest if they are to achieve their fundraising goals.” 4 Ways to Boost Investor

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SEC Announces 2017 Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation

Last week, The Securities and Exchange Commission announced it is partnering with the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship, Growth, and Renewal at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin to host the SEC’s annual Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation on November 30.  This annual forum provides a platform to highlight additional measures to

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Five Ways to Stand Out at an Investor Networking Event

Investor conferences and networking events are great ways to get face-to-face with investors but with limited time and lots of competition for attention, it can be difficult to stand out? In a recent post on the Axial Forum Sarah Plater shared five ways to stans out at an investor networking event. Plater’s tips include; 1. Prepare a 20-second elevator pitch 2. Open with

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