Investment Crowdfunding Is a Powerful Tool for Building Local Capital

Devin Thorpe Devin Thorpe
Posted at 3/29/2023

This post was originally shared on Superpowers for Good.

Regulated investment crowdfunding is a powerful tool for building local capital in your neighborhood or town.

There are three perspectives I’ll discuss here:

  1. Investor perspective

  2. Entrepreneur perspective

  3. Community leader perspective

For clarity, whenever I talk about crowdfunding today, I’ll be referring to the regulated investment crowdfunding on websites like Wefunder, Republic and Start Engine—and dozens of others. I’m not talking about GoFundMe or even the popular rewards crowdfunding sites Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

That said, there may be no better way for an entrepreneur to prepare for an investment crowdfunding round than to conduct a rewards campaign. We’ll talk about that another day.

Investor Perspective on Building Local Capital Via Crowdfunding

If you are an adult living in the United States, you are eligible to invest directly in local businesses via crowdfunding. The only barrier between you

Categories: Equity (RIC)  |  Investor Education  |  Issuer Education  |  Reg CF

Join me at SuperCrowd22 tomorrow for "Doing Good and Doing Well: How to pick impact investment opportunities"

Brian Belley Brian Belley
Posted at 9/14/2022

At 3PM ET / noon PT tomorrow, I'll be presenting a session at SuperCrowd22 on "Doing Good and Doing Well - How to pick impact investment opportunities".

I'll be sharing my own 5-step process for investing in exciting and impactful companies online. We'll also be reviewing some key stats about the online impact investing startup ecosystem in 2022 (which has already raised $78.2 million from nearly 50,000 individuals). 

This is easily the most impressive collection of impact investing and online startup investing experts and professionals all converging in one place for this event. 

I'll also be on a panel while a number of impactful startups pitch in front of a live (virtual) audience on Friday. Don't miss it!

You can see the detailed SuperCrowd22 agenda here.

Still need a ticket? Use coupon code "cfpamembers" at checkout on the page here to save $124 off your ticket!


Categories: Impact Investing
Sponsored by: Dealmaker
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The Virtual Impact Crowdfunding Event of the Year September 15-16, 2022

Devin Thorpe
Posted at 3/9/2022

Big Announcement

We're organizing an industry-wide virtual impact crowdfunding conference and you’re invited!

At SuperCrowd22 you will learn, connect and grow with people like you. And all for a song.

Let’s start with the song. If you are a member of CfPA, you can save $124 and register for just $75! Click here to register now

You can join CfPA for just $10 per month. If you're not a member and don't want to join (are you nuts?) you can register for the conference for $149 ($50 off just for being a friend of CfPA). Click here to register

What is this conference all about?

SuperCrowd22 is the biggest event of the year at the intersection of investment crowdfunding and impact investing, what I call impact crowdfunding.

Investment crowdfunding is a freshly legal way to invest your money, even if you don’t have a lot. Rich people have always been allowed to put money in startups or to back the local bar or diner with a few other rich friends. Investment crowdfunding created ...more

Categories: Corporate Social Responsibility  |  Impact Investing
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