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Crowdfunding Information Sites
These information and media sites cover crowdfunding from many different perspectives, and will help keep you up to date on the latest developments in the crowdfunding industry.
http://www.nextgencrowdfunding.com/ (Title III tracking)
Good infographic on stages of a startup – various fundraising round characteristics:
Great post by Amy Wan on Investment Crowdfunding Basics:
Several good posts about crowdfunding from Intuit:
These local media sites often cover stories related to startups, small business, and crowdfunding in North Carolina:
Link to a podcast on WCHL Chapel Hill about the NC PACES Act hosted by Berkeley Grimball with Mark Easley and John Demers. Please listen to the August 20th 2016 show here.
You will need to consult a North Carolina business law attorney to help create your investment crowdfunding offering using the JOBS Act or the NC PACES Act. If you need a business law attorney, these North Carolina law firms specialize in startup offerings and can provide advice and guidance about financing your business using investment crowdfunding.
http://www.smithlaw.com/ (Contact Benji Jones)
http://www.wardandsmith.com/ (Contact Jim Verdonik)
http://www.wyrick.com/ (Contact Mital Patel)
http://kliplaw.com/ (Intellectual Property)
http://www.arnoldlawfirmpllc.com/ (contact L. Taylor Arnold)
http://www.localcounsel-nc.com/ (contact Matt Cordell)
http://www.poynerspruill.com/ (contact Dave Krosner or Mike Slipsky)
These additional legal sites will give you information about investment crowdfunding from a legal perspective.
http://www.jimverdonikintersection.blogspot.com/ (Jim Verdonik, Raleigh)
https://crowdfundinglegalhub.com/ (Anthony Zeoli, Chicago)
http://www.startuplawblog.com/ (Joe Wallin)
http://www.egsllp.com/Resource-Center/Crowdfunding-15.html (Douglas Ellenoff)
http://corporatesecuritieslawyerblog.com/ (Sam Guzik)
http://crowdfundattny.com/ (Mark Roderick)
http://crowdfundcapitaladvisors.com/ (Sherwood Neiss)
https://www.upcounsel.com/free-legal-documents (Contact Anna Le)
You will need to work with your bookkeeper or accountant to help create your investment crowdfunding offering and to generate the required financial reports. If you need a business accountant, these North Carolina accounting firms specialize in startup businesses and can provide advice and guidance about financing your business using investment crowdfunding.
http://www.hpg.com/ (contact Adam Buchanan or Brooks Malone)
Crowdfunding Search Engines and Directories
For investors, these sites will help you search for investment opportunities. For crowdfunders, they will help you to find other crowdfunding campaigns for businesses similar to yours. You can also browse the crowdfunding platform websites for projects they have listed.
Investment Crowdfunding Websites
This is the big category. Their are already over 300 investment crowdfunding websites out there, and all of them provide very useful educational information and FAQs about investment crowdfunding and how to create a successful crowdfunding campaign. Here is a list of some of the most popular crowdfunding sites that are doing investment crowdfunding.
Title II Investment Crowdfunding Sites
https://angel.co/ (AngelList syndicates)
https://circleup.com/ (consumer products)
https://www.crowdfunder.com/ (ETF style investment funds)
www,microventures.com (early and late stage secondary market)
https://www.equitynet.com/ (searchable listing site)
https://fundersclub.com/ (VC style curation)
https://malartufunds.us/ (based in Raleigh)
Title III and Reg A+ Investment crowdfunding sites
https://wefunder.com/ (Title III)
https://republic.co/ (Title III)
Small Business Loan Sites
www.streetshares.com (loans to veteran owned businesses)
Donation and Rewards Sites
White Label Crowdfunding Sites
Want to build your own crowdfunding platform or offering website? White label sites provide software tools to help you make it happen.
Crowdfunding Marketing and Video Sites
These sites will help you market and make videos for your crowdfunding campaign.
http://storyboardmedia.co/ (based in Durham)
http://commandpartners.com/ (based in Charlotte, contact Roy Morejon)
http://growafanbase.com/ (based in Raleigh, contact Will Hardison)
http://www.dashstudio.net/ (Raleigh, animated and live videos, contact Mack Garrison)
http://www.threepost.com/ (Raleigh, video production, contact Michael Fortson)
http://www.centerline.net/#intro (based in Raleigh)
https://studios.brighttalk.com/ (based in NYC)
Crowdfunding Business and Technology Development, Marketing and Consulting Sites:
A good business development partner or a good crowdfunding marketing and business consultant that specializes in financial and investment crowdfunding strategies can help you get up to speed quickly on which approach is right for you.
http://www.commandpartners.com/ (Charlotte. Contact Roy Morejon)
http://www.kcsa.com/ (contact Lewis Goldberg)
www.peerbackers.com (contact Sally Outlaw)
www.spravasolutions.com (contact Tyler Daniel) - Full Stack software development and complete call center services.
http://www.appypie.com/ (free mobile app builder)
https://gleam.io/ (Marketing apps and contests to support your campaign)
Other Types of Crowdfunding Sites:
There are many other catagories of crowdfunding sites including Real Estate, Peer-to-Peer (P2P) lending, non-profit, donation and reward, and more. You can use the directories above to find these types of sites. Some popular sites include:
Other Useful Business Fundraising Sites:
The Small Business and Technology Development Center
A list of North Carolina Angel Funds
A list of North Carolina early stage capital resources and organizations
An excellent example investor pitch deck
Our local NC Triangle Crowdfunders Meetup
If you have any questions or comments, please email the NC PACES Act Crowdfunding Team at email@example.com.