How to Prepare for a Title III Capital Raise

Financial JournalistBlog Post, Invest, Investing

May 2016 ushered in a new securities law to allow practically anyone to invest in the next big thing. Joe Nobody could enter the world of private equity investing and have a chance to get in early on the next Twitter or Lyft. Known as Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) or Title III, this provision of the JOBS Act of 2012 was designed to increase access to capital for small to … Read More

Happy Cannabis Day

Guest AuthorBreakaway Events, Investing, Webinar

Cannabis 420

April 20: the day Americans have celebrated the oft fabled and demonized plant, cannabis sativa (and the popular indica strain) for years. Now that more states have legalized medical and/or recreational use, all things cannabis are “in.” For example: Colorado will see its first drive-thru cannabis shop open. Green Rush, of San Francisco fame, will be hosting a “Bud Drop,” … Read More

Ambition is NOT a Dirty Word

Guest AuthorEntrepreneur, Investing, Raise Capital

Ambitious Woman

Women in positions of leadership is nothing new. They have been leading countries, shaping social and economic policy and advocating for greater prosperity for a long time. Examples are throughout recorded history: Queen Hatshepsut, born 1508 BC, became one of the most powerful women in the ancient world as the fifth pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Ancient Egypt, who … Read More

Attracting Financing – What does an Investor Look For

Kim KaselionisEntrepreneur, Investing, Webinar


Raising capital isn’t easy. Minimize your pain and improve your probability of getting funded by being informed, prepared and engaged. Speak regularly with professionals in your space to be informed and stay current on trends affecting your industry. Prepare by starting your capital raising efforts 12 to 18 months before you need the money. Capital raising takes time. To be … Read More

Presenter Profile: Sherri Haskell, CEO and Founder of CannaAngels

Financial JournalistCrowdfunding, Investing, Webinar

Sherri Haskell, CEO and Founder, CannaAngels, LLC, is an entrepreneur and financial industry trailblazer who has excelled as a registered investment advisor, stockbroker and funds manager. Throughout her career Ms. Haskell has earned three SEC securities licenses (series 7, 63 and 65), won top performer recognition in multiple capacities, launched her own hedge fund and financial services company, Capital Dynamics … Read More

6 Benefits of Hybrid Crowdfunding™ for Investors

Financial JournalistEquity Crowdfunding, Hybrid Crowdfunding, Investing


Breakaway Funding made finance history this past September implementing its Hybrid Crowdfunding Loan Program® at Fresno First Bank. The bank will make a 1o million dollar loan portfolio available to regional businesses raising capital through Breakaway Funding. This commitment is the first of its kind from a stand-alone bank and a crowdfunding portal. But why should investors consider this new model … Read More

How Will I Know If My Company Is A Good Candidate For investment?

Financial JournalistInvesting, Raise Capital

Ready for Capital Raise?

You’re at a stage where your company needs more money for expansion. However is your company ready to raise capital? Below are some questions you may want to answer first before beginning. Have you successfully completed market testing? Is your team in place and ready? Do you know the capital mix you need? The right amount? Do you have a … Read More

What Kind of Investor Am I?

Financial JournalistCrowdfunding Laws, Invest, Investing, Uncategorized

Before you commit to an opportunity you’ll want to know what type of investor you are.  Here’s a list of definitions below: Accredited An accredited investor is “an individual with a net worth of at least $1 million, not including the value of his or her primary residence; an individual with income exceeding $200,000 in each of the two most recent calendar … Read More

8 Steps to Capital Readiness

Kim KaselionisInvesting, Raise Capital

Raising capital takes planning and preparation. Use these questions as a checklist to see if your company is prepared for its next—or first—big ask. Let’s get started: Do you know the capital mix you need? Do you have a sound business plan? Are your financial projections grounded in real world data? Have you properly identified risks of the business plan/business … Read More