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4 Factors To Consider Before Investing in Crowdfunding Deals

“Don’t jump into that deal before thinking through these points!”

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  1. The writer of this article admits that equity crowdfunding is a “misnomer”. The reality is most crowdfunding is outright donations followed by debt capital.
  1. If equity crowdfunding is occurring then the time and cost of due diligence to verify if they are ALL accredited investors is required. But not required in DPO finance.
  1. True PPM securities equity finance means you as an investor would have to wait at least 5 years to be paid. But if no M&A or IPO occurs you may never get paid back.
  1. Crowdfunding despite the hype is nothing new. It mimics DPO’s or Direct Public Offering’s which have successfully existed for decades and are a tradable security that can be resold on secondary markets should the investors want to sell shares. No accredited investors are required as everyone can participate.
  1. Here is our prior blogpost 3 years ago on DPO’s;

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