Finance

3 Blockchain Startups Decentralizing The Future of Finance

By | Jul 29, 2017 at 10:50 am

Most consumers don’t know a lot about the blockchain. You might hear some mumblings about Bitcoin, but very few meaningful takeaways have truly hit the masses. This is interesting, as much of the innovation that surrounds the landscape has an end-goal of bolstering and…

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San Francisco

The Basics of Equity Crowdfunding

By | Jul 21, 2017 at 8:30 am

Just over six months ago, we launched equity crowdfunding on Indiegogo. Through our joint venture with MicroVentures, First Democracy VC, anyone can invest in startups and innovative companies for potential financial returns. Since November 2016, we’ve launched 14 offerings, raising nearly $5M from more…

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Boulder

Learn The Basics of Startup Funding, From Incorporation to Series A

By | Jul 5, 2017 at 7:15 am

What do first time founders need to know about fundraising mechanics? This post should help you understand the basic lingo of fundraising – so you don’t look surprised or sound like a noob when you’re discussing funding. An attorney will go into a lot more…

Finance

The Top 4 Tips for Starting Your Own Business on a Budget

By | Apr 10, 2017 at 9:15 am

Setting up a new business is always challenging, no matter how much money you have. When you are on a budget, it is even more demanding. That’s why it is important to be careful to ensure you set the right stage for your new…

Finance

6 Financial Tips to Help Save Money While Building Your Startup

By | Mar 15, 2017 at 10:30 am

Preparing to launch your startup takes more than motivation and time. It requires quite a bit of capital to get things going and even more to maintain operations in the future. Before you even think about setting up shop, experts recommend that you have…

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What Is a Good Income for an “Average” Entrepreneur?

By | Feb 1, 2017 at 8:30 pm

If you check out the self-help section of a bookstore, you’ll find a subsection on financial health: books that will speak to making your first million by age 35. You will find titles such as Rich Dad, Poor Dad, The Millionaire Fast Lane, The…

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7 Affordable Financial Tools to Keep Your Startup in the Black

By | Nov 16, 2016 at 11:20 am

Launching a startup takes a lot of hard work. From fleshing out your great idea to attracting potential customers, a founder’s day is never done. What some founders don’t realize is that there is no such thing as too much capital. And if you…

Finance

How Millennial Investing Can Change The Future of Finance

By | Jul 21, 2016 at 5:00 pm

When it comes to saving, millennials may have it together when it comes to saving, but they’re seriously slacking in another important part of planning for their futures – investing. According to new data from Harris, nearly 80 percent of the generation is avoiding…

Finance

The Race to Make Online Trading Faster and More Affordable

By | Jul 15, 2016 at 8:00 pm

In a world where every minute counts, millennials are looking to get the most out of life. That means buying energy efficient cars so that we can travel in the carpool lane, working from home so we can skip the morning commute, and doing…

Finance

The Best Mobile Apps To Succeed in Your Financial Goals

By | May 12, 2016 at 9:49 am

When most people think of saving money, they might jump immediately to sales, coupons, or something that involves a purchase. But the truth is, solutions to saving money might not be found where you expect them. In fact, mobile apps may be the secret…

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Why JP Morgan’s CEO Worries About Tech Startups

By | Oct 18, 2015 at 4:00 pm

For many years, traditional banks have had little trouble attracting customers who needed to obtain loans. However, as most people can attest, the process can be stressful and time-consuming. Nevertheless, since that’s the way business has always been conducted, there were few if any…

Finance

5 Ways Tech Startups Can Save Money

By | Oct 16, 2015 at 6:00 pm

For a tech startup, one of the biggest challenges you face is, well, starting up. Getting out of the gates and developing your first product or selling your first service takes money – something most young entrepreneurs don’t have a lot of floating around….

Finance

3 Tips For First-Time Investment in Foreign Markets

By | Sep 30, 2015 at 10:00 pm

International investing can be a challenging endeavor. From currency conversions to foreign regulations, the process can involve a lot of hassle. However, most financial advisers strongly recommend having at least some foreign investments in a diversified portfolio.  Here are three options to consider for…

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The End of Swipe-and-Sign Starts on October 1st

By | Sep 23, 2015 at 8:00 pm

The United States is without a doubt one of the most technologically evolved countries in the world. And yet, there are yet some areas in tech where the rest of the world outperforms America. The way credit card transactions work is a good example of this. The US is…