Your First Issue of Startup Profits Daily
Kevin Harrington here.
This is it — it’s here! Your first issue of the Startup Profits Daily newsletter.
I started Startup Profits Daily after the imbalance between institutional investors with deep pockets and everyday investors with limited funds was clear to me.
What I have learned over the course of 40 years has been life-changing.
But I’m not done yet — far from it! You see, much like startup investing, my journey has been a process. Sure, I’ve had success in this business, but there’s so much more to learn and we have so much to cover in Startup Profits Daily.
And I’m extremely excited to share everything that I’ve learned and what I’d like to learn with you in this newsletter twice a week.
For today’s inaugural issue, we’ll take a deep dive into equity crowdfunding.
First, let me tell you a little about myself and why the idea behind Startup Profits Daily really struck a chord with me.
Most people might know me as the one of the original sharks from the hit TV show Shark Tank…
… But before being a successful millionaire investor, entrepreneur and business executive, I pioneered and invented the infamous “infomercial” in 1985, which led to the creation of the widely known As Seen On TV brand.
The infomercial, like many entrepreneurial breakthroughs, came in the form of an opportunity — all I had to do was take it. And I ran with it, helping launch products with George Foreman and fitness guru Tony Little, making tens of millions on those two ideas alone!
I knew I had tapped into a gold mine, and after hard work plus a lot of hustle, I transformed the landscape of the American entrepreneurial sales pitch for good…
I left Shark Tank in 2011 because I wanted to get back to my entrepreneurial roots — to work with aspiring entrepreneurs like I once was and use my skills to grow even more businesses.
I’ve perfected the art of taking little-known concepts with no product, revenue or credibility and turning them into massive profit-spewing realities. But I also wanted to bring them to a wider audience.
My knowledge and passion for turning ideas and businesses into life-changing payouts led me to Seven Figure Publishing and Startup Profits Daily.
For two days a week, I’m going to push and challenge your overall knowledge of the markets and cover equity crowdfunding, small business structures and what to look for when considering startups.
As I said yesterday, I’m giving you all the tools — all you need to do is take them and go for it!
Let’s get started…
STARTUPS NEED YOU!
You’re ready to be part of something BIG!
The research, done — you’ve found a startup with the right leadership and the right product that is rapidly growing.
You’ve found a gold mine!
But now what?
You can’t call up your broker or log into your equity trading account and buy shares…
Traditional investment platforms won’t have the explosive startup companies you’re craving…
I’m talking about startups that turn into star-studded IPOs like Peloton, which was valued at $8.1 billion.
Problem is, until recently, if you didn’t already have a lot of money — you couldn’t take advantage of these enormous moves. Only accredited investors were able to jump in on these opportunities.
That’s changed! Introducing equity crowdfunding.
Equity crowdfunding allows you to invest in early-stage companies before they hit the public markets. Yes, there are risks to the uninformed…
That is why I recommend you do your own research before investing your hard-earned money in any startup company, and why today I’m covering the basics in equity crowdfunding…
There are countless startups out there with fantastic business ideas that have no idea how to get the funding they need. And the process of getting funding can be intimidating for these companies.
They leave no stone unturned searching for investors. A key thing to remember is that startups need YOU to keep the lights on and grow into that next multibillion-dollar powerhouse.
One of the most popular new ways investors buy into startups is through crowdfunding, which is essentially the process of raising money from large numbers of people for a specific venture.
So How Does Crowdfunding Work?
There are a few methods of crowdfunding — by donation, rewards and equity. In our case, we’ll be focusing on equity-based crowdfunding.
With the help of regulation and the JOBS Act, companies can now raise money by selling stock directly to the consumer via the internet. Meaning investors — average Joes like you and me — can now invest a limited amount based on income and net worth.
While everyone was waiting for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to open the doors to equity crowdfunding under the JOBS Act, very few paid attention to another section of the JOBS Act called Regulation A+.
The provision and recently passed rules that make up Regulation A+ allow startups to legally raise up to $50 million, and it’s fairly simple…
A section of the act, the A+ Mini-IPO, helps to streamline entrepreneurs’ ability to get in touch with investors across the web. This form of equity crowdfunding is revolutionary and will let entrepreneurial companies raise funds from accredited investors and the general public in a “Mini-IPO.”
This is an exciting time to be an investor because until the JOBS Act, most small startups could only raise capital from wealthy “accredited” investors until they reached a stage where they could “go public” with an IPO.
The rules have changed and now everyone has the opportunity to take ownership well before a company goes public!
Stick with me now, because on Thursday’s edition of Startup Profits Daily I’m going to cover equity crowdfunding accessibility.
I’m doing something different with the Startup Profits Daily newsletter. Something modern, fresh and new… So please, stay in touch and send me any questions or comments you might have via email at AskKevin@SevenFigurePublishing.com.
The story continues, so stay tuned…
Sent from a shark,