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Crowdfund Investing For Dummies Paperback – February 11, 2013
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From the Back Cover
- What crowdfund investing is and how you can raise money for your business
- The risks and rewards of crowdfund investing
- Maximizing the benefits and preventing fraud
Want to rise above the crowd in crowdfund investing?
Are you an investor or entrepreneur looking to get in on the newest big thing on Wall Street? Crowdfund Investing For Dummies walks you through this new investing experience, explaining everything you need to know about crowdfund investing: how much funding you can realistically raise; how to plan and launch a campaign; how to manage the crowd after a campaign is successful; and how to work within the SEC's regulations at every stage.
- Crowdfund Investing 101 get an overview of how this form of private equity or debt investment works and what the potential benefits are to entrepreneurs, small businesses, and investors
- Make a plan find out how to present a solid business plan, define your financial needs, and prepare for a crowdfund investing campaign
- Manage your campaign discover how to market your pitch, tap into your social networks, prepare for potential problems related to your campaign, and successfully complete a crowdfund investing campaign
- Run with it grasp how to communicate clearly and regularly with your crowd, avoid mistakes that could lead your investors to revolt, and keep your investors happy even when your plans are delayed
- Put the "I" in investor get the 4-1-1 on how to measure risk and thoroughly examine opportunities available to you as a personal investor
Open the book and find:
- How the crowdfund investing concept evolved
- Why crowdfund investing gained bipartisan support
- Advice on planning your crowdfund investing campaign
- How to evaluate crowdfund investing opportunities
- Best practices in crowdfund investing
- SEC regulations you need to know
- Tips for building your crowd and your team
- Online links to informative videos
About the Author
Sherwood Neiss, Jason W. Best, and Zak Cassady-Dorion are the founders of Startup Exemption (developers of the crowdfund investing framework used in the 2012 JOBS Act). They deeply understand the process, rules, disclosures, and risks of capital formation from both the entrepreneur's and the investor's points of view.
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Top Customer Reviews
While I'm not embarking on the reinvention of the pet rock, and have nothing in the works for crowdfunding to come into play personally, I feel much better understanding the concept. It's also a way for the "little guy" to make a difference with a relatively small investment, and then help fund something that is near and dear to them. I really like the concept once I understood it better.
Once again, a "For Dummies" book has prevented me from being the dummy. I'm glad I got the book, and it is definitely worth reading, even if you are not an entrepreneur or big time investor.
Summary of the book:
1. Use social media network to connect with people so you can advertise to them and linked them to your campaign from a site that satisfy the requirement of crowdfunding.
2. Follow the SEC guidelines and get an attorney to make sure everything you do is okay
3. Get funded
4. Keep your investors updated regularly via forum or group
5. Repeat if necessary
Too much of the general investing stuff that seems like a filler for the book. Most of the readers are well-knowledge about business so reading on business 101 is just wasting time.
You literally can do a search online and find more useful info than this book.
The cost to benefit ratio on this book makes it a no-brainer. Buy it now.
In a nutshell, the book describes how to work within a new SEC approved funding framework for investors seeking a return on their investment which employs a variant of the practice popularized by websites such as Kickstarter. A summary of the law is provided in the book, with an expanded treatment on a companion website. (Still, the authors urge retaining legal counsel, not only to ensure compliance but also to signal to investors that the business is run by serious folks. This is good advice, no one wants to run afoul of the SEC.)
I thought the organization was particularly strong, and liked the references to particular chapters in text. I found myself jumping around from one chapter to another to find out particular information, much like browsing Wikipedia. This is a good thing.
Beyond the technical stuff, the authors provide a great deal of useful "I wouldn't have thought of that" information. For instance, who to initially target, how to create a plausible business plan, and so on. I also enjoyed the fact that the book is written with a great deal of sympathy towards investors and is cognizant of the responsibilities that investment seekers bear towards their investors. The explanation of why the "all or nothing" model is best and fairest is a good example of this.Read more ›
If you have a business that may be struggling or have one you might be considering jump-starting with crowdfunding, this is one book you might want to consider investing in. On the other hand, if you have a little extra money you might want to help someone out and potentially add to your bank account in the future. Crowdfunding can be a win-win situation, but knowing more about it is the key to a successful venture. No one wants to throw their money away nor do they want to be indebted to people or banks they know little about ... if they can even get funding in the first place.
Crowdfunding isn't something that can be done casually and the authors do stress that "If you're a business considering offering equity buy-in to crowd investors, you should consult legal counsel before making any such securities offering." However, this book will give you solid facts and information you'll need while you are pondering those legalities and considering using crowdfunding or investing in someone who needs it.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not worth 14 bucks. I expected a lot more here. Very repetitive don't risk your money, lots of links to sites and a lot of common sense here. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Natalie
This is a great read and covers more than expected. Authors Sherwood Neiss, Jason W. Best, and Zak Cassidy-Dorion provide in great detail how this revolutionary model for raising... Read morePublished on March 17, 2014 by Andrew Guido / iQuest Inc.
I did not get the feeling the authors actually have worked in money raising - meaning really walked the walk and what is their track record in that business
It is a basic... Read more
If you are looking for a way to get rich through crowdfunding, Crowdfund Investing for Dummies is NOT the book for you. Read morePublished on October 27, 2013 by DRob
This book is a great overview of all the changes that have just come about for funding start companies. This is a great road map for all the new funding/investment laws. Read morePublished on September 5, 2013 by Jessica Teel
Rather long winded on some things while managing to skip many basics. Other reviews make note of the repetition etc. My guess is someone said "more pages! Read morePublished on August 30, 2013 by Bugsy123
The authors lived through the process of creating the JOBS act and this is more useful as a perspective on that process than a guide to the current state of the crowfund industry. Read morePublished on August 9, 2013 by Donald Rule