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[Free Course] Investment Crowdfunding 101: Learn the Basics of Equity Crowdfunding

Davis Jones, Co-founder of Eazl

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9 Videos (26m)
    • This Major Financial Innovation went Live in the US in May of 2016

      3:54
    • Crowdfunding vs. Crowdfund Investing: Big Difference

      2:01
    • How Crowdfund Investing fits into a Business’ Financial Lifecycle

      3:03
    • The Mechanisms that Move the Crowdfund Investment Transaction

      4:12
    • What’s Permitted and Illegal Under US Law

      3:25
    • What Funding Portals (Crowdfund Investment Websites) Can and Cannot Do

      1:56
    • How Companies Issuing Crowdfunded Securities Must Certify Financial Information

      2:50
    • Why Governments around the World are Legalizing Crowdfund Investing

      3:20
    • Access to Additional Resources and Wrap Up

      0:49

About This Class

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Learn about a transformative financial technology just legalized in the US (May of 2016) and everything you need to be in the know about crowdfund investing (sometimes called Equity Crowdfunding).

Build the vocabulary, rules, and use cases of crowdfund investing in 25 minutes.

  • Why startup / small business investing via the internet is transformative
  • How crowdfund investing and crowdfunding (e.g. Kickstarter) are completely different
  • What the law allows for entrepreneurs, investors, and funding portals
  • Where business and social change fits into this equation

Big opportunities to be early to the game

Learning the basics of crowdfund investing (CFI) puts a very powerful tool into your hands. CFI’s use cases may include startup funding, small business “mini-IPOs”, and internet-based fundraising for larger projects. Opportunities for consultants, entrepreneurs, and investors in this space are likely to increase exponentially over the next 10 years.

Content and Overview

You’ll start by learning the basics of crowdfund investing, then move on to how this financial innovation can fit into a business’ financial lifecycle. Then, you’ll learn the basics of securities as they apply to crowdfund investing, including how equities, bonds, and profit-sharing arrangements work under this model. Next, you’ll learn how funding portals work and how businesses need to approach discussing financial information during these transactions. We’ll wrap up with a look at some of the socioeconomic impacts of the new law and access to additional resources.

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Davis Jones

Co-founder of Eazl

Davis Jones is the co-founder of Eazl, the content team that has created of two of the bestselling online business courses of all time. Today, Eazl is a community of more than 120,000 smart, engaged learners worldwide.

Prior to starting Eazl, Mr. Jones was a professional recruiter (or "headhunter") with Robert Half International, the publicly-traded recruiting and staffing firm with ~$5.4 billion in annual revenues that operates in countries around the globe. Mr. Jones worked in the...

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