PRAISE FOR CROWDFUNDING
Dresner leads the crowdfunding revolution with this comprehensive book to help understand how to raise money or invest money on the Internet. Dive in and learn to run with the crowds!
Tim Draper, Founding Partner, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
If you re a company looking to raise money or if you re an investor, crowdfunding can be a powerful force. Steven is helping to explain how you can benefit from the disruptive power of crowdfunding.
Ryan Caldbeck, CEO, CircleUp
This book is an informative collection of stories from finance leaders and a colorful read for those who wish to better understand the dynamic universe of crowdfunding.
Congressman Patrick McHenry
Written by some of the leading crowdfunding experts, this book is sure to be an indispensable resource for entrepreneurs.
Amy Cortese, author, Locavesting
Part I. The Business of Crowdfunding 1
Chapter 1 Crowdfunding: A Historical Perspective 3Jason Best and Sherwood Neiss
Chapter 2 Understanding the Crowd 15Karen Kerrigan
Chapter 3 A Statistical View of Crowdfunding 31Carl Esposti
Chapter 4 Current Market Dynamics 47Andrew Dix and Charles Luzar
Part II. Prepa ring for your Crowdfunding campaign 81
Chapter 5 Business Planning in Preparation for a Crowdfunding Campaign 83David Feldman
Chapter 6 Protecting Your Intellectual Property 97Michael J. Allan and Tremayne M. Norris
Chapter 7 Understanding Your Investor Options 111Reginald Chambers
Chapter 8 Communicating with Your Investors or Backers 127Joy Schoffler
Chapter 9 Alternatives to Crowdfunding 145David R. Burton
Part III. Understanding the Framework of Rules and Regulations 163
Chapter 10 The Legal Aspects of Crowdfunding and U.S. Law 165Joan MacLeod Heminway
Chapter 11 Crowdfunding Laws Based on Global Jurisdiction 199Jeff Lynn and Kristof De Buysere
Chapter 12 Living with the New Reg D and Its Impact on Pitch Events and Demo Days 213Kiran Lingam, Trent Dykes, and Megan Muir
About the Author 233
About the Contributors 235
Author s Disclaimer 241
STEVEN DRESNER is the founder and CEO of Dealflow.com which provides software for deal marketing and transaction analysis. Steven s experience includes managing businesses in the areas of software development, financial databases, and media. Steven has a BS in psychology and both an MBA in finance and a graduate degree in computer communications and networks. Steven is co–author and editor of two prior books on financing strategies and is frequently quoted in the media on ways companies can successfully raise capital.