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Bank Financing And Crowdfunding
Do you think you’re going to get financing from a bank? Good luck with that! Instead in today’s world, crowdfunding has increasingly become the money raising vehicle of choice for many companies. In this podcast, Mike Brette – the CEO of Small Cap Equity Advisors – explains all the reasons why crowdfunding is a better bet over traditional bank financing if you really want to raise money successfully – especially if you’re just starting out or have a pre-revenue deal.
MapableUSA.com: Due diligence is crucial when you’re trying to raise money. In this podcast, Tom Schenck – the CEO of Co-optrade – provides some tips and advice on how his educational/training company is navigating a sometimes confusing Regulation A crowdfunding landscape - and describes his experiences and “playbook” with laying the foundations of a successful crowdfunding raise.
When Crowdfunding Meets Philanthropy
The popularity of investing in crowdfunding deals continues to gain traction, and obviously investors want to make money. But what if there was a way to do that with projects pertaining to philanthropic causes? On this podcast, Skye Logan – CEO of Philanthro Investors – describes how to get involved with his company as a “Philanthro Investor”, where not only are you investing in carefully vetted deals, but also enjoy great returns while bettering the planet in the process.
MapableUSA.com: Everyone knows how much gas they have in their car, or how much money they have in the bank. But few know exactly what chronic or terminal diseases they may be predisposed to regarding their health. That’s about to change with “Predictive Health”! In this podcast, David Quinney – the Co-founder of FHIOS Health – explains the origin of his company, how the entire process works in detail, how his platform combines the best in predictive disease screening and analysis, and the investment opportunity for investors into his deal – all with the goal being to keep you out of the costly medical industry process as long as possible.
Equity and Help: Philanthropy and Real Estate Investing
MapableUSA.com: With banks failing left and right and the stock market crashing, what's an investor to do? Perhaps acting as your own bank may be an interesting and unique way of investing in passive real estate in a philanthropic manner? In this podcast, CEO Jaime Gomez from "Equity and Help" explains how his company is allowing you to do just that - and keeping families in their homes in the process as well.
"Water On Demand" : A Regulation A+ Crowdfunding Story
MapableUSA.com: In our last podcast, we highlighted the Regulation A crowdfunding process from a theoretical basis. On this podcast, Origin Clear’s CEO Riggs Eckleberry explains how his company is actually using Reg.A for real with his “water on demand” opportunity. Learn how his company is making water an investable asset!
How to do Crowdfunding From Regulation A to an OTC Listing
MapableUSA.com: Even though you can raise up to $75 million dollars with a Regulation A (Reg.A) offering, many issuers do not understand the flexibility of the program. For many, the goal is to raise a set amount of money, but going public and getting listed on the capital markets may make a whole lot of sense as well. In this podcast, Mike Brette from Small Cap Equity Advisors goes over all the dos and donts on how to make the whole process work for you and your company.
MapableUSA.com: IR used to stand for “Investor Relations”. Now it’s more like “Recession” and “Inflation”. Look around you. Recession is at hand no matter what the political “experts” say. But does that mean all is lost? Hardly! In this podcast, Ellavoz Impact Capital CEO Bob Hutchins explains how his shared values approach to social impact investing is providing Opportunity Zone investors with an alternative way to invest in companies with a social purpose.
Joint Ventures in Opportunity Zones Investing
MapableUSA.com: So you have capital gains tax exposure and you want to take advantage of the Opportunity Zones program. Do you have to do it alone? Of course not. Many are creating Joint Ventures with real estate developers and others to reap the full tax benefits the program offers. In this podcast, Gerry Reihsen, the CEO of the Coasis Coalition, explains how it’s all done and everything you need to watch out for.
MapableUSA.com: The Opportunity Zones program provides an incredible opportunity to create tax free upside after a 10 year hold. The program definitely encourages long term investment thinking and entrepreneurialism. But how do you incorporate it for your own investment portfolio, especially if you’re not a ultra high net worth individual? In this podcast, Gerry Reihsen from the Coasis Coalition takes you through the whole process showing how any “common person” can take advantage of this program – even with as little as 5-10K of capital gains through what he calls “Captive Opportunity Zone Investment Vehicles”.
The Flexibility of Regulation A Crowdfunding
MapableUSA.com: Many seeking to raise capital for their business usually use the tried-and-true Regulation D exemption from the IRS. But did you know that going the Regulation A (Reg.A) route may provide you with more flexibility, both in the short and long term? In this podcast, Mike Brette from Small Cap Equity Advisors discusses some of the options, nuances, and advantages that Reg.A provides compared to a private placement under 506(c) Reg D.
Inflation's Effect on Opportunity Zones
MapableUSA.com: U.S. Senators Tim Scott and Cory Booker and U.S. Representatives Mike Kelly and Ron Kind recently introduced a bipartisan, bicameral bill reforming and expanding Opportunity Zones, the tax incentive for individuals who reinvest unrealized capital gains into high-impact projects in underserved communities. In this podcast, Shay Hawkins, the President of the Opportunity Funds Association, discusses how this bipartisan legislation would improve Opportunity Zones as well as the effect of inflation on Opportunity Zones transactions and crowdfunding.
Why Create an Opportunity Zone Fund? ... and How To Do It!
MapableUSA.com: The tax benefits of investing in Opportunity Zones are making investors take notice. Many are considering starting their own Opportunity Zone fund, but does that make sense for everyone? In this podcast, Gerry Reihsen - the founder of Coasis Coalition and Reihsen & Associates - discusses several points as to whether or not you should start your own fund, and if you do, how to do it correctly as well as what to expect cost-wise, what tax considerations should be considered, marketing issues you’ll need to understand, and regulatory requirements that you definitely will want to be in compliance with.
Reg.CF Crowdfunding In the Gaming Industry
MapableUSA.com: Gaming is big business. But besides the actual gaming itself, where do you go to buy and sell gaming assets? In this podcast, GameFlip’s Co-founder, CEO & Director JT Nguyen joins his Head of Operations Matheus Arnellas in describing how they’ve created a leading blockchain-based marketplace ensuring simple, safe transactions for all things digital gaming related, as well as how they’re using Reg.CF crowdfunding to allow his customers to be their investors on the StartEngine crowdfunding portal.
Crowdfunding Really Isn't Right For You If...
MapableUSA.com: Crowdfunding is great! Crowdfunding is easy! Everyone should do it, right? Well... that’s not exactly the case. Many issuers seem to have rose-colored glasses on as to what truly happens in the crowdfunding process – as well as thoughts of doing it successfully on a shoestring! Listen to this podcast where Manuj Grover of Public Yield Capital may help you understand the crowdfunding industry a little bit better, and perhaps make you realize that maybe crowdfunding really isn’t right for you.
MapableUSA.com: The goal of Opportunity Zones is to revitalize and reinvigorate distressed areas and transform them into vibrant communities, thereby increasing the quality of life for those who live within these designated regions. But revitalizing communities isn’t a concept exclusive to Opportunity Zones – it can be done anywhere! In this podcast, Leslie Covington, the Executive Director of the Carying Place, explains how her non-profit organization teaches homeless, working families with children the life skills they need for attaining independent living while providing short-term housing and support services to address their individual needs.
MapableUSA.com: Despite being around for years now, there’s still major confusion from issuers regarding the benefits and drawbacks of Regulation A (Reg.A), Regulation CF (Reg.CF), and Regulation D (Reg.D) crowdfunding offerings. What option is right for you? in this podcast, Mike Brette, the CEO and Founder of Small Cap Equity Advisors goes over why he believes Reg.A is the superior choice in most instances, plus provides advice as to what issuers should be doing (and what they shouldn’t be doing as well) in order to achieve a successful capital raise.
Health, Water, and Crowdfunding
MapableUSA.com: Everyone wants to be healthy. And everyone needs water to stay healthy. So how does water and health relate to crowdfunding? In addition to his comprehensive preventative medical health project, in this podcast, Ivan Anz – the Founder of Philanthro Investors – explains everything you need to know in order to become a crowdfunding “waterpreneur” with details on how you can take advantage of the explosive philanthropic, environmental, and financial growth of the decentralized water industry.
MapableUSA.com: Crowdfunding investments into farmland are becoming very popular. Many see farmland as an excellent diversification tool to add to their investment portfolio. However, this type of investment has its own unique challenges as well. In this podcast, Artem Milinchuk, the Founder and CEO of FarmTogether, goes over how soaring inflation, the skyrocketing costs of fuel and fertilizer costs, and how the many supply chain issues are impacting the industry, an industry that – despite all these challenges – has posted double digits increases in the past year alone!
MapableUSA.com: The latest real estate trend for investors is the “Build to Rent” (BTR) investment strategy. Why is the demand for BTR properties growing? In this podcast, Ryan Garland – the CEO of Paradyme Investments – explains why build to rent is not only popular, but why it makes sense on so many vantage points. Learn the pros and cons of such a strategy as well as why the build-to-rent asset class is helping create new opportunities for developers, builders, and investors to own property in new rental communities in growing markets throughout the U.S.