Investing

Recognizing Opportunity: Bite Sized Tips from Peter Thiel’s New Book “Zero To One”

It’s no secret that the growth of crowdfunding is spurring along a greater willingness of new entrepreneurs who want to test their ideas. What is becoming more difficult, however, is recognizing the right people and ideas for investment. A lower barrier for soliciting serious investment means more headaches for investors. Why? Investors need to screen their opportunities more heavily… more

Big Changes to Accredited Investor Definition Looming: SEC considering recommendations on Definition Change

The definition of who is considered an Accredited Investor may be changing. Dodd-Frank, one of the major pieces of legislation passed after the financial crisis, included provisions to both exclude the primary residence from the asset calculation for the definition and a mandate to the SEC to reconsider the definition every 4 years. The first of these… more

Accredify API Debut – Investing Made Simple for Everyone

As the Crowdfunding USA event in Atlanta kicks off today, Accredify is proud to announce the release of Accredify Connect, the universal method of instant verification compliance. With our API, investors can login to platforms across the web and simultaneously verify their accredited status without sharing any financial information. Accredify Connect is a free tool that is used by entrepreneurs, web… more

Will Florida Join the Crowd on Crowdfunding?

  In early March of this year, the state of Florida, home of Accredify, saw the introduction of two parallel bills that would authorize intrastate Crowd Financing, similar to bills already passed in Wisconsin, Georgia, Kansas, and most recently Indiana. Like these other states, the Florida law would allow companies to raise capital from investors online, reducing… more

How To Recognize Opportunity With Peter Thiel’s New Book: Zero To One

It’s no secret that the growth of crowdfunding is spurring along a greater willingness of new entrepreneurs who want to test their ideas. What is becoming more difficult, however, is recognizing the right people and ideas for investment. A lower barrier for soliciting serious investment means more headaches for investors. Why? Investors need to screen their opportunities more heavily… more