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The Power of Community: Investor Crowdfunding vs. Venture Capital
June 6, 2022
If you’re a founder looking to raise money, building the business case for a VC firm is probably something you’re working on. The vast majority of startups dream of attracting significant VC money during a capital raise - it is the most traditional route for capital infusion.
However, getting funded via the VC route is very difficult. According to the OASB Annual Report for 2021 out of 100 companies vying for VC backing, only ONE company actually qualifies for funding. Given that statistic, it’s crucial to understand the alternatives to VC funding. Your company may find more benefit in raising capital via a Community Round (also called Investor Crowdfunding) instead. Here are some key differentiators when going a Community Round route (via Reg A or Reg CF):
- Control the Equity Released
- Build Your Brand & Mission
- More Valuation Flexibility
- Solve the Mid-Stage Desert Issue
- Be More Inclusive
Crowdfunding isn’t just a great way to raise capital - it’s also a far more democratic approach than the traditional VC route. VC firms, unfortunately, score very poorly when it comes to funding diverse entrepreneurs. Based on 2020 statistics, female and minority founders only received a combined 4.6% of VC dollars. The good news is that by crowdfunding your investors, you can actually level the playing field. As it stands, minority founders alone now represent +45% of Equity Crowdfunding raises.
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We are building the 'Shopify solution' for the capital markets with a focus on making it easy for brands to transition from traditional venture capital (VC) raises to a more global, digital solution.
We are focused on serving our issuers and partners - which sets us apart from our competition. Crowdfunding portals are typically focused on attracting investors and providing value to them. Our technology is focused on powering up our partners to raise multiple deal types for multiple issuers AND providing a solid, innovative, end-to-end solution for issuers to ...morePosted at 9/23/2022 7:17:46 PM