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How Family Offices and Angels Invest in Metals and Mining Crowdfunding

How Family Offices and Angels Invest in Metals and Mining Crowdfunding

  by David Drake Natural resources like minerals and metals are used in all major sectors of a country’s economy. Based on statistics released by the International Council of Mining and Metals (ICCM), an increase in the demand for minerals is witnessed when a country’s urbanization gets to 30 percent and the per capita income is between 5,000 and 10,000 dollars per annum. Countries such as India, Brazil and China have already reached these levels which explain the rising demand for minerals over the last few decades across the globe. The mining sector has experienced substantial growth. Between 2000 and 2010, the industry grew from US$ 214 billion to US$ 644 billion. These trends have evoked interest among investors in natural resources. Though it may be hard to quantify, there is rising interest in precious metals such as gold and silver among institutional investors which include family offices, angel investors ... Read More »

StartEngine launches as a Regulation A+ Crowdfunding Equity platform

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by David Drake   StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc, a leading technology accelerator in Los Angeles that provides tech startups with mentorship and resources, officially launch Friday, 19th June 2015. StartEngine is set to offer users real crowdfunding. Founded in 2011, StartEngine focuses on media and digital technology market. By 2014, this company had invested in 57 new businesses and looks forward to helping thousands of entrepreneurs realize the American Dream.   The launch of StartEngine crowdfunding engine comes just a few months after the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved changes to Regulation A+  as required by the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act or JOBS Act’s Title IV rules that allow entrepreneurs to raise a maximum of 50 million dollars in capital through crowdfunding.  These changes are often referred to as “Regulation A+.” According to Ron Miller, CEO at StartEngine, ‘Investing through crowdfunding is one of the greatest entrepreneurship advancement happening ... Read More »

SEC Catapults Obama’s JOBS Act and Enables SMEs and Startups to Raise $50 Million through Regulation A+

By David Drake   In a bombshell announcement, the SEC has just released the final form of Regulation A+ rules relating to Title IV of the JOBS Act, under which it has priority over state regulation for Regulation A offerings up to $50 million and stipulates co-ordinated reviews for offerings up to $20 million. Companies on a fast growth trajectory will soon have the ability to raise up to $50 million by directly approaching unaccredited investors much like an IPO, providing a potent alternative to sources of institutional financing such as venture capital. Many people were convinced that Title IV was the most potent game changer in the JOBS Act but had serious concerns about the expense and complications of State securities law which would require securities to be registered in every state in which they are sold. However, in their draft release of the proposed rules in December 2013, ... Read More »

Top 5 Markets for Accredited Investors in Real Estate

“Find the right market and the right partner, execute quickly, don’t miss an opportunity—and invest one deal at a time.” – Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2014 by PWC and Urban Land Institute.   When investing in real estate through crowdfunding, it is not just important for accredited investors to do their due diligence concerning the right platform to invest in. Identifying the top markets with the highest yields and deal flows is also important.   If you are a developer, knowledge of the top real estate markets will help you in making wise decisions with regards to the location of your projects. If, on the other hand, you are an average real estate investor, you can receive greater returns on your investment if you know the top markets.   The Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2014 report by PWC and Urban Land Institute gave rankings on the top real ... Read More »

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