Investment, particularly early investment, has a funny way of shaping and shifting a company's priorities. Equity crowdfunding can be a huge win for founders. The terms are very founder-friendly, and it's an opportunity to build a large community of early advocates.
As a startup, you may qualify for non-dilutive capital for work that you are already doing. The research and development (R&D) tax credit was established in the early 1980s as an incentive to stimulate growth in the US economy. But due to the fact it was an income tax credit, it saw little use by pre-revenue startups.
Keeping up with securities regulations can be tough, but it's important for founders to understand the impact on fundraising. Here's a summary of the latest changes to the accredited investor definition, a preview of what's coming next, and links to take a deeper dive.
Taking a genuine approach to keeping your customers successful is good for them and your business, especially in times of crisis.
As a startup founder, one of the primary things you need to consider when looking to protect your new investment is purchasing insurance.