The Entrepreneur Forum | Startups | Entrepreneurship | Starting a Business | Motivation | Success

Equity Crowdfunding

Remove ads while supporting the Unscripted philosophy...become an INSIDER.

MTF

Never give up
EPIC CONTRIBUTOR
FASTLANE INSIDER
Read Millionaire Fastlane
I've Read UNSCRIPTED
Speedway Pass
May 1, 2011
3,304
16,275
3,254
Equity crowdfunding is the online offering of private company securities to a group of people for investment.

The benefits are that you can join an existing investment syndicate (often managed by professional business angels or VC funds), invest broadly ETF-like (with Angel), that you're protected by the platform that acts as your nominee, and that you don't have to look for investment opportunities privately, which is a hugely time-consuming and difficult job.

The risks are that well, it's more like gambling than actual investing as most startups fail and that it's probably the most illiquid investment there is, and usually for at least 5-10 years.

Some of the most notable platforms include www.Angel.co, www.SeedInvest.com, www.Microventures.com, or www.Seedrs.com in Europe.

Any experience with equity crowdfunding? Results to share? Opinions? Other thoughts?
 

Don't like ads? Remove them while supporting the forum. Subscribe.

Last edited:

Kid

Gold Contributor
Speedway Pass
Mar 1, 2016
1,148
1,030
379
Just a opinion - not experience:
Same as social lending.

First it will bring real startups that will at least try to earn money.
Then "easy money" seekers will come and decrease value of the whole industry.

If you start soon you can earn, but as i said - it will go social lending path.
 
  • Like
Reactions: MTF
OP
OP
MTF

MTF

Never give up
EPIC CONTRIBUTOR
FASTLANE INSIDER
Read Millionaire Fastlane
I've Read UNSCRIPTED
Speedway Pass
May 1, 2011
3,304
16,275
3,254
I believe this might be already happening, @Kid. Equity crowdfunding is not that new and I think that on some platforms it's fairly easy to list your startup. There are some that only accept a very small percentage of startups, though, so these are probably safer and more valuable. Still, the risk is definitely super high.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Kid

Create an account or login to comment

You must be a member in order to leave a comment

Create account

Create an account on our community. It's easy!

Log in

Already have an account? Log in here.

Sponsored Offers

  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE Lex DeVille's - Advanced Freelance Udemy Courses!
Just bought 5 of your Upwork courses. Thanks for making valuable content Lex!
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE Kill Bigger Incubator
I've just concluded my program with Kyle. The incubator gave me what I wanted. Now, working on a...
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE Fox's Web Design Guide: Earn $100K this year (Yes, 2020!) and Go Fastlane
Thanks for the detailed response. I see it similar, in the beginning, you have only a small...
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE Grow Your Business With a Book (An Unorthodox Marketing Strategy That Built One of the Largest...
Thanks for your offer to look at my book. Here's the link to the squeeze page Buy The Prosperous...
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE You Are One Call Away From Living Your Dream Life - LightHouse’s Accountability Program ⚡
The day I can afford to pay 800 a month to have someone keep me accountable is the day I've won...



Forum Sponsor

sponsor

New Topics

Fastlane Insiders

View the forum AD FREE.
Private, unindexed content
Detailed process/execution threads
Monthly conference calls with doers
Ideas needing execution, more!

Join Fastlane Insiders.

Top Bottom