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Dear Startup Investor, The world of crowdfunding stood to attention last week when news broke of the $1.75 million fine the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, a.k.a. FINRA, levied against Wefunder and StartEngine. These are the two largest crowdfunding platforms in…
As public markets falter and people clam up at rising interest rates and inflation, the ripples are being felt throughout all levels of the financial world – including Silicon Valley.
In 2021, venture funding reached an all-time high of $669 billion. That’s almost twice as high as the 2020 figure. Much of this momentum was on account of the overwhelming optimism garnered by the tech sector.
Yet for some of these startups, this optimism belied reality.
Regardless of the present bottom line of these companies, money flowed freely into their pockets on the back of forward-looking projections.
This week brought some important developments in the crowdfunding industry that we all should take the time to understand and pay attention to. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) fined two crowdfunding platforms, WeFunder and StartEngine, a total of $1.75…
Since the start of the pandemic, global supply chains have been a mess. A ship blocking the Suez Canal, pressure from inflation, the war in Ukraine, and other global factors have converged to keep the situation difficult and uncertain. As…
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