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4 Keys to Crowdfunding Due Diligence from 4 Industry Insiders

Recap and full video of a lively panel discussion on crowdfunding due diligence featuring four industry experts on real estate, startups and alternative assets

Lessons Learned from Crowdfunding Investments Gone Bad

An unvarnished look at how different crowdfunding platforms communicate when investments don't perform as expected

Why Investment Crowdfunding Sites Ask So Many Personal Questions

Crowdfunding sites are designed to feel a lot more like online shopping than a bank, but they’re still beholden to a range of bank-style requirements for collecting customer data

Non-Accredited Investors Have More Equity Crowdfunding Options Than They Realize

35 states now allow non-accredited residents to invest in local crowdfunding deals, often with higher limits than at the federal level

Introducing our Crowdfunding Investor Links & Resources Page

Because there’s much, much more to learn out there than any one site could ever provide

24 Ways to Invest Using Crowdfunding for Non-Accredited Investors

From real estate to startups to P2P loans, non-accredited investors have a lot of choices among online crowdfunding and alternative investment platforms

A Look Inside My Crowdfunding Portfolio

A list of all of my online crowdfunding and alternative investments, across more than a dozen different platforms (spanning Real Estate, P2P loans, Angel/Venture, litigation finance and more).

The Due Diligence Skill That Will Make You a Better Crowdfunding Investor

A vital skill for any crowdfunding investor is the ability to quickly narrow down your choices to focus your valuable time on the only best opportunities.

5 of the Best Equity Crowdfunding Sites for Beginning Investors

Equity crowdfunding sites are opening up a smorgasbord of choices for investing in startups and small businesses to adventurous everyday investors-- from mobile apps to gourmet pet-food delivery to broadway musicals to cafes and breweries. This post will cover some of the best equity crowdfunding sites for trying your hand at startup investing while keeping the amount you're risking as low as possible.

How Crowdfunded Investing Helps Democratize Capitalism

Crowdfunded investing offers the influence once reserved for the wealthy, helping pick which companies get funding to launch products or grow their business.

This One Due Diligence Question Will Make You a Better Crowdfunding Investor

Before you pull the trigger on a particular investment, make sure you know which kind of entity is behind it, so you can make an informed judgment about the level and quality of due diligence that’s gone into the offering.

Decoding the Alphabet Soup of Crowdfunding Regulations

Navigating and deciphering the inscrutable alphabet soup of the relevant crowdfunding regulations, rules, laws, and requirements is about as much fun as …. well, navigating and deciphering an alphabet soup of laws, rules, and regulations.