Rebecca Alvarez-Story Talks Ingredient Transparency with Intimacy Products

The intimate care and sexual wellness marketplace can be intimidating, especially due to a lack of transparency behind ingredients in common products. Rebecca Alvarez-Story and her team at…

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Signature Lacrosse Founder Dan Soviero on Youth Sports

Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing sports in the US. Despite its growing popularity at both the youth and professional level, the lacrosse equipment market still lacks a…

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Founder Profile: Jacob Hanchar of Digital Dream Labs

American STEM education is notoriously lacking. In a leading international education study, the United States was ranked 38th out of 71 countries in math proficiency among 15 year olds. Over…

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Grapevine Founder Emily Rasmussen on Giving Circles

Philanthropy in the U.S. is growing. In 2019, Americans gave almost $450 billion in charitable donations, a 5% increase from the previous year according to the National Philanthropic Trust.…

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Legion Founder Ryan Bettencourt Talks Tech Investments

Equity crowdfunding has opened startup investing to millions of Americans. But there are still many deals and companies that are beyond the reach of the everyday investor -- whether because…

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LiteraSeed Founder Aziza Ismail on Protecting the Vulnerable

Misunderstandings between healthcare providers and patients can lead to serious complications -- including death. Issues like language barriers and cognitive disorders increase the likelihood for such miscommunication. These patients are…

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Bext360 Founder Dan Jones on Sustainable Supply Chains

Ethical sourcing is a growing concern in supply chain management. More and more consumers want to know that the products they buy were made with materials that are obtained in…

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SAM Email Founder Shi Li on the Future…

Email has become commonplace in all our lives. Each day, almost 120 billion consumer marketing emails hit inboxes. And professionals spend almost a third of their days reading and responding…

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Common Mistakes in Early-Stage Investing – Part 4

Note: this is the last of four articles on best practices in early-stage investing. Links to the rest of the series: Part I

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KingsCrowd Startup Rating Methodology

Background KingsCrowd started in 2018 with a mission. We want to enable everyone to make informed decisions in startup investing. We aggregate, research, analyze, and rate all companies…

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3 Questions You Should Ask Before You Invest

Note: The following is a guest article written by our friends at Early Investing. Early Investing helps readers find the most promising investment opportunities outside the stock market. They recently…

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Forge Deals for August

Last month we brought secondary trading platforms to the attention of our accredited investor base. Specifically, we looked at Forge Global, a secondary…

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Why Real Estate is a Strong Investment

Introduction KingsCrowd’s goal is to be the leading providers of ratings, research, and analytics for online private market investments, with a primary focus on startup equity. That said,…

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Common Mistakes in Early-Stage Investing – Part 3

Note: this is the third of four articles on best practices in early-stage investing. Links to the rest of the series: Part I

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Investing in Sports

Last week we dove into an alternative asset class within the startup investing space. Specifically, we looked at film and how investing in…

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Reviewing The Startup Game by William H. Draper…

It may seem a little late to be doing a book review on The Startup Game: Inside the Partnership Between Venture Capitalists and Entrepreneurs…

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A New Theranos Chapter Opens – News Roundup

From a nasty spat between luxury good brands to the latest wild headline about Theranos, welcome to this week’s news roundup. The Business Buzz The clock is ticking.

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Underrepresented Founders From August 2020

At KingsCrowd, we want to be part of the democratization of startup investing. We also want to do what we can to uplift underrepresented founders. To those goals,…

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Spending Like it’s WWII — News Roundup

Welcome to September! The leaves are turning, PSLs are here, and so is the KingsCrowd news roundup. Let’s get to it. All Business The Sheriff of Nottingh– I…

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New Definition of Accredited Investors

Last week the SEC officially announced that it is updating the definition of accredited investors. This was a pretty big deal because the current definition — individuals who…

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Our Startup Ratings and Analytics Platform is Here

KingsCrowd started in 2018 with a mission. We want to enable everyone to make informed decisions in startup investing. We started out by aggregating and providing analytics on…

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The TikTok Drama Won’t Stop – News Roundup

There was a lot of exciting stuff in the crowdfunding and crypto spaces this week. But let’s start with the pre-requisite business before we get to the (arguably…

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Legion M Returns to Crowdfunding

Legion M, a fan-owned entertainment company, is now raising on Wefunder. The team is led by Emmy-winners Paul Scanlan and Jeff Annison.…

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News Roundup: August 17-21

Summer sweeps ever onwards and so does the news! This was a sleepier week for startup news, but the business world more than made up for the difference.…

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