Appendix

Resources

Advisory Services

Crowdfund Capital Advisors; www.crowdfundcapitaladvisors.com: Provides advisory services to professional investors, governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), development institutions, and corporations to create early-stage finance strategies that include crowdfund investing. It also provides consulting services to brands, corporations, entrepreneurs, and investors in how to maximize the benefits of crowdfund investing.

massolution; www.massolution.com: Wrote the first Crowdfunding Industry Report. Also created the first certification program for crowdfunding portals to establish best practices. Crowdsourcing.org (www.crowdsourcing.org), an online news source on crowdfunding and crowdsourcing, is a product of massolution.

Industry Groups

CrowdFund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA); www.cfira.org: The industry advocacy group working with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA); www.crowdfundingprofessional.org: The trade association for the crowdfunding industry.

Small Business Administration (SBA); www.sba.gov: A government association full of information related to starting and growing a small business.

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council; www.sbecouncil.org: The industry association representing the interests of small businesses and entrepreneurs in Washington, D.C.

Startup Exemption; www.startupexemption.com

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