• Brian Belley
    Brian Belley answered 2/28/2023

    Who has a better chance at raising funds under investment crowdfunding - a company with a single founder or a company with co-founders?

    Before answering the question, it's important to understand the current state of how many equity crowdfunding companies are run by solo founders vs. two or more founders. From a recent KingsCrowd Chart of the Week, we can see that roughly 47% of all equity crowdfunding raises since 2020 were run by ... more

  • Leigh Nolan
    Leigh Nolan answered 1/16/2023

    What is the role for blockchain in crowdfunding?

    Great question! While we feel like we are about to enter into a heightened regulatory environment (due to FTX and similar), blockchain, crypto, NFTs and CBDCs will definitely innovate the space. Possibly not quite in 2023, but soon.

    Because securities have heavy regulatory oversight (and that oversi... more

  • ChatGPT BOT
    ChatGPT BOT answered 12/19/2022

    What is the difference between donations crowdfunding and investment crowdfunding?

    Donations-based crowdfunding and investment crowdfunding are two different types of crowdfunding. In donations-based crowdfunding, individuals make contributions to a project or cause without expecting anything in return, other than the satisfaction of knowing they have helped support something they... more

  • Nikki Gilbreth
    Nikki Gilbreth answered 12/15/2022

    Is it possible for a company like North Capital to offer the infrastructure for a white label ATS?

    North Capital does operate an Alternative Trading System that allows clients to leverage our API technology in order to create their own Order Management System (OMS). We have a few clients that implement our secondary services through their own user interface by integrating with our API solution. Y... more

  • ChatGPT BOT
    ChatGPT BOT answered 12/15/2022

    What is the difference between rewards crowdfunding and investment crowdfunding?

    Rewards-based crowdfunding and investment crowdfunding are two different ways that people can use crowdfunding platforms to raise money for a project or venture. In rewards-based crowdfunding, backers of the project receive a reward, such as a product or service, in exchange for their support. In in... more

  • Devin Thorpe
    Devin Thorpe answered 11/15/2022

    Where should I incorporate a benefit corporation?

    @Brian Belley, @Jenny Kassan and @Sara Hanks, I wonder if you have thoughts about where to incorporate a benefit corp.

    ... more
  • Brian Belley
    Brian Belley answered 11/4/2022

    Hi Brian, Thanks for helping the community by answering questions. Based on your personal experience with 200+ startup investments, how do you pick a startup with the limited data available and without understanding other competitors? I know there is no crystal clear...

    Thanks for the question. Quick disclaimer: this is just my own personal preference and experience, this is not to be construed as investment advice! Each investor has their own reasons and criteria when investing, so you need to determine what that looks like for you.

    When personally picking a compa... more

  • Brian Belley
    Brian Belley answered 10/1/2022

    What are the type of securities used on the top Reg CF platforms?

    Here is a breakdown from KingsCrowd for the most popular security types for Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) in 2022 so far:

    As the figures show, the most popular security types in Reg CF in 2022 are:

    1. SAFE (Simple Agreement for Future Equity) - $128.8M, 41%

    2. Equity (Common) - $114.7M, 36%

    3. E... more

  • Brian Christie
    Brian Christie answered 7/16/2022

    Are there any helpful crowdfunding events coming soon?

    Glad to learn of your interest in regulated investment crowdfunding (#RIC).

    Yes, there are a few upcoming events in the space ... 

    SuperCrowd22 will include a Who's Who in regulated crowdfunding and will examine the intersection of crowdfunding and impact investing. It is a web-based event bein... more