Author Archives: Alexandros Stefanakis

What Type of Crowdfunding Fits Your Cause?

Crowdfunding presents a wide range of opportunities to collectively raise money online for any cause.  This ranges from universities raising money for students to startups looking for initial sources of capital.  The possibilities are endless when it comes to crowdfunding!  That … Continue reading

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Internal Crowdfunding and Open Innovation at IBM

In order to spark innovation, creativity is key.  Whether it be for a small startup or a Fortune 500 company the fact remains that in order to grow, novel development must occur.  Crowdfunding helps push for the production of new … Continue reading

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Life After a Crowdfunding Campaign

Crowdfunding is an inventive, exciting, and transparent process for collecting money to help make dreams become reality.  In today’s business world, many startups are turning to crowdfunding in order to finance projects and raise capital.  A recent article featured on … Continue reading

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The Hyperloop Project: Crowdfunding a Transportation Innovation

Could you imagine traveling 800 miles per hour on land?  That would mean a trip from LA to San Francisco would only take 30 minutes–a revolutionary change in travel.  In the near future, the Hyperloop project–the brainchild of Elon Musk–could … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding in California: U of C System Raising Scholarships

In recent university crowdfunding news, The University of California system has launched its own crowdfunding platform to raise scholarship money.  The purpose of this six week platform, called Promise for Education, is to aid students who are dealing with the higher cost … Continue reading

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WePay vs. PayPal for Crowdfunding

A question Launcht often receives from potential clients is why we use the WePay payment system as opposed to PayPal, a more well-known payment processor.  The answer is pretty simple.  WePay is better.  Online crowdfunding is still a relatively new … Continue reading

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New Accredited Investor Crowdfunding Rules

As previously examined on our blog, new SEC regulations going into effect on September 23rd will have a huge effect on the state of equity crowdfunding.  In order to help the public better understand these upcoming rules, lawyers at Baker … Continue reading

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Implementing a Reg D Platform Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, 4 models of equity crowdfunding were examined along with the issue of compliance with SEC regulations.  In this second and final part of the series we’ll take a look at additional tips for launching … Continue reading

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Implementing a Reg D Platform – Part 1

Here at Launcht, our main goal is to help our clients be successful. Further, for our equity crowdfunding clients our focus is on providing frameworks for operating under the regulations put in place by the SEC.  On September 23, 2013, … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding for College: Opening Doors to Education

US Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano recently announced she would be leaving her position at the DHS to become President of the University of California system.  Her resignation spotlights the growing importance of college education in America.  In other … Continue reading

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