Startup Digest


July 22, 2016

Hello Crowdfunding Enthusiasts,

In this newsletter you will find articles about utilising Equity Crowdfunding for your Startup as well as some strategies for a successful campaign. 

Charlene Tessier

P.S. If you know of a newsworthy crowdfunding article or resource, please submit a link here

Crowdfunding Startup Digest is curated by:
Charlene Tessier

Charlene Tessier - Crowdfunding - Startup Digest Curator

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Michael Ryan Norton - Facilitator at Techstars // Startup Weekend

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Why More Startups are Turning to Equity Crowdfunding

BRENDA BOUW - Globe and Mail

Startups are utilising the equity crowdfunding route believing they can tap into more investors through smaller sums of around $25,000 to $50,000. That’s different from the more traditional route, where equity financing often includes fewer investors putting up larger sums.

The House Passes Fixes To Equity Crowdfunding Laws

Chance Barnett - Forbes

The Fix Crowdfunding Act was introduced in March. The changes outlined offer a lifeline to the troubled Title III legislation. Title III was intended to allow non-accredited investors to invest in private businesses but created barriers, burdens, and costs too significant for many otherwise investable startups and small businesses to want to take on. The new equity crowdfunding bill addresses several significant problems with the previous JOBS Act Title III legislation.

PR Strategy to Take Your Campaign Viral

Joseph Hogue - Crowd101

An effective PR strategy can mean the difference between wasted money and viral marketing for your press release.

6 Tips to Create a Top-Notch Crowdfunding Video

Kendall Almerico -

One major key to crowdfunding success is by creating a good video that sells your campaign to potential donors. In fact including a video will up your chances of success to 50 percent, according to Kickstarter.

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