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"Brown Bag" Lunch - Fundrise e-REITS and eFunds: The Perfect Templates for Funding Your Own Commercial and Residential Real Estate Deals. Given the success that Fundrise has had with its e-REITs, and now it's just-announced eFund model, if you'd like to know more, and perhaps how to use Fundrise's models for your own residential and commercial real estate fundraising purposes, come to our next Real Estate Crowdfunding meetup on the first Thursday of the month between 12:00 and 1:30 at the Koebell Library's Forum room. Looking forward to seeing you there and then. Ray
Have you heard about "equity crowdfunding" from a friend or a newspaper article? Are debt-based or revenue-sharing models of crowdfunding something that intrigues you? Are you beginning to wonder what all the hubbub is about? Come to our "Investment-Based Crowdfunding for Business" meetups and learn what this brave new world of investment-based crowdfunding is all about. Explore with us the newly-emerging crowdfunding avenues for raising investment capital. Find out about the differences between "accredited" and "unaccredited / non-accredited" investing. Come and learn all you can about the new federal and state-level crowdfunding initiatives, including intrastate crowdfunding (generally limited to $1 million or, with audited financials, $2 million), a form of limited registration in Colorado where you can raise up to $5 million, the new Regulation A+ "mini-IPO" that's now available to raise as much as $50 million in one fell swoop or even the new the accredited investor crowdfunding under the new SEC Rule 506(c), where the sky's the limit . Looking forward to seeing all of you, both newbie and "old-pro" business owners alike, at our monthly investment-based meetups. Ray Burrasca, Founder & Organizer Colorado Crowdfunding
Now that Colorado Crowdfunding has been divided into three distinct subgroups to better meet the needs of our diverse membership, some of you newer members may be wondering, "okay, but which meetup subgroup should I attend?" Welcome to our monthly "Introduction to Crowdfunding for Newbies" meetup! This meetup is intended to introduce you to the basics of crowdfunding, at 50,000 foot level, so that you'll be able to choose the appropriate meetup subgroup(s) that will best satisfy both your immediate and longer-term needs. While the meeting is scheduled for 5:30, the formal presentation won't begin until 6:00 or 6:15 depending on how heavy rush-hour traffic is that evening and the difficulty that members face in finding the place. But come early if you can and network with your prospective fellow crowdfunders. This is an ongoing feature of Colorado Crowdfunding, with meetups held either once a month or every other month, depending on the level of interest and the turnout. If you're new to crowdfunding, and you'd really like to get your feet wet before plunging in deeply, come to this special introductory session and learn some of the basics of this new way to secure funding as well as other benefits. Looking forward to seeing any new members there. Ray Burrasca
"Give us your tired, your cash poor, Your visionary entrepreneurs yearning to startup, Those rejected by vc's, angels and the banks. Send these, the cashless, tempest-tost by validation processes gone awry, to us, As we lift the lamp of funding besides crowdfunding's golden door!" Crowdfunding is all about democratizing the manner in which capital is raised for business startups and for charitable, artistic, commercial and other business ventures. Thus, it's fitting for us at Colorado Crowdfunding (which is both Colorado's oldest and largest crowdfunding meetup group, as well as the third largest crowdfunding meetup group in the U.S.), to harken back to our national symbol of freedom and democracy, The Statue of Liberty (which itself was erected due to the efforts and donations of early crowdfunders) for inspiration. Our mission is to consider, over time, all of the significant and relevant crowdfunding platforms (and other channels) on which one may be able to launch, and then successfully conclude, a crowdfunding campaign. Along these lines, in our monthly meetup we explore not only the current donation or rewards-based crowdfunding platforms, but also the newly-emerging investment-based crowdfunding platforms as well. In each case, our examination is limited exclusively to how these platforms and other crowdfunding mechanisms and channels can benefit local, Colorado-based, artists, inventors, entrepreneurs and charitable causes, as well as those investors and deal makers who are located somewhere within the state. At each meeting, we create a free, safe and secure environment where you can obtain reliable information about a specific type of crowdfunding that's timely, germane and unbiased without being sold, handled or mangled by service providers trying to get into your pockets or pocketbook. If, on one hand, you're a business looking for funding, a charitable or social cause looking for traction and volunteers, a creative project that you'd like to share with the rest of the world or someone with a cool new product or gadget, or even if you've cooked-up an interesting real estate deal that you've been considering, our monthly meetup is the place to be. If, on the other hand, you're an individual looking to donate to, or become affiliated with, an important social or charitable cause, or an individual who is a lover of new technology or an investor looking for investments, then come to the Colorado Crowdfunding meetups to learn all you can about crowdfunding and crowdfunding campaigns before donating to, or making an investment in, one.