What Can Investors Expect To See in a Due Diligence Package?

Financial Journalistdue diligence, Raise Capital

Due Diligence

You need to have due diligence to show all the financial details for future investors. These details will help assess the benefits and opportunities of your business. Your due diligence package should include: An executive summary, a business plan including 5-years of financial projections, historical financial statements (if applicable), industry peer analysis report, the private placement memorandum, outlining risks of … Read More

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Cadillac Bar and Grill

Financial JournalistCrowdfunding, Raise Capital

cadillac bar Hybrid Crowdfunding feature

This Cinco de Mayo when you upgrade to a “Cadillac Margarita,” consider its humble beginning in the San Francisco establishment for which it was named: the Cadillac Bar and Grill. Throughout the 1980s, the Cadillac was a very popular restaurant located South of Market Street (SOMA) in San Francisco. Displaced by the expansion of the Moscone Center, this landmark bar … 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

Fresno Events | Community Forum | New Source of Capital for Entrepreneurs

Financial JournalistBreakaway Events, Entrepreneur, Raise Capital

Fresno Events

This February 23rd Breakaway Funding will host a community forum on New Source of Capital for Entrepreneurs. Title III of the Act—Crowdfunding, represents the most significant deregulation in federal securities and exchange laws in nearly 80 years. It opens up new sources of capital to a wider variety of companies by broadening the base of the individuals who can legally … Read More

Presenter Profile: K. Christopher “KC” Branch | Principal KC Branch Law Firm | Fresno Events

Financial JournalistBreakaway Events, Crowdfunding, Equity Crowdfunding, Raise Capital, Uncategorized


Native Californian, K. Christoper Branch litigates and transacts business matters for clients throughout California and across the globe. As an expert in is the Food and Spirits industry, (along with transactional law, automobile parts, education and high tech), KC has specialized an AV lawyer since 2003, serves as an expert witness when needed, in addition to providing consultation to lawyers, … Read More

Learn to Harvest the Capital in Your Community with Hybrid Crowdfunding®

Financial JournalistBreakaway Events, Crowdfunding, Hybrid Crowdfunding, Raise Capital

Crowdfunding Winery Beverage Industry

On January 31, 2017, Breakaway Funding and Fresno First Bank will co-host a live community forum with prohibition expert attorney, Christopher “KC” Branch of KC Branch Law in Fresno. The Crowdfunding for the Wine and Craft Spirits Industries talk will include an informative presentation on how to raise capital through an equity crowdfunded campaign to fund your dreams of owning a winery, craft brewery, distillery, your own label–or … Read More

How Phantom Stock Works

Financial JournalistRaise Capital, Webinar

Phantom Stock

Phantom stock could be the superhero of compensation to a young business or startup seeking to compensate or retain top management talent. When starting out many companies don’t have huge reserves of cash to pay everyone. According to Wikipedia, Phantom stock is a contractual agreement between a corporation and recipients of phantom shares that bestow upon the grantee the right to a cash … Read More

Crowdfunding Forum in Fresno Monday October 17th

Financial JournalistBreakaway Events, Raise Capital

Crowdfund Forum Bitwise Industries

The news broke late September that Fresno First Bank would partner with Breakaway Funding to launch the Hybrid Crowdfunding Program™  with a $10 million allocation for future equity crowdfunded projects seeking up to $25 million. This program is the first of its kind on the West Coast and possibly, the United States. To support this unique program, Fresno First Bank, Breakaway Funding and Bitwise … Read More

What is a Convertible Note?

Kim KaselionisBlog Post, Raise Capital

Convertible Note

A convertible note is a structured loan with the purpose of converting to equity. Startups, at times, need convertible notes to attract investors in the seed round of a capital raise. How does it work? There are many caveats to convertible notes, but its value comes when investors loan money to the startup, and the company’s valuation increases for the … Read More

How to Overcome The Fear of Public Speaking

Financial JournalistOpportunities, Raise Capital, Webinar

Public Speaking

More than Death, what is it that we most fear? That’s right: public speaking. According to Richard Branson of the Virgin Group, “Speakers aren’t just lucky or talented; they work hard.” While it may seem that some are more gifted speakers than others, the reality is that everyone can learn to be an effective speaker. But what does it take? … Read More