Crowdfunding. A Guide to Raising Capital on the Internet. Bloomberg Financial

  • ID: 2508991
  • Book
  • 272 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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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

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Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

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

Afterword 227

About the Author 233

About the Contributors 235

Author s Disclaimer 241

Index 243

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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.

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