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Mar 4, 2016

PODCAST: 5 Things to Consider Before Making an Equity Crowdfunding Investment

In the latest episode of PROFIT's equity crowdfunding podcast seriesRebecca Kacaba and Mat Goldstein chat with Robert Gold about equity crowdfunding from an investor perspective. In the podcast, they stress the importance of educating yourself and the risks and opportunities associated with investing through equity crowdfunding. They also highlight five important things every investor should consider before making an equity crowdfunding investment:

  1. The companies will be unproven
  2. Equity Crowdfunding doesn't guarantee an exit opportunity...
  3. ...But it doesn't hurt either
  4. Watch the portals
  5. Diversify your portfolio

The podcast aired on March 3, 2016 and can be accessed here or downloaded from iTunes.

On February 4, 2016, Rebecca and Graham Topa discussed the new rules surrounding equity crowdfunding now in effect in five Canadian provinces. Under the new regulations, private companies can raise capital from retail investors looking to profit from their success. To listen to the podcast, click here.

For more information on crowdfunding, read our article by Rebecca and Graham - Equity Crowdfunding is Arriving in Ontario!

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