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47 minutes | Dec 28, 2021
Lessons Learned in Crowdfunding from Vene Rides
MapableUSA.com: Companies that navigate the crowdfunding process correctly are the ones who reap the rewards, and it doesn’t happen overnight! In this podcast, Ruben Figueredo, the COO from Vene Rides, takes you through the ups and downs he experienced en route to his active crowdfunding raise, from the first steps he took all the way through the process on what it takes to create a successful campaign, as well as his number one piece of advice all issuers should be aware of to move the entire process forward.
48 minutes | Dec 21, 2021
How to Build Wealth with Publicly Traded Stock
MapableUSA.com: Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Elon Musk are a few examples of people who didn’t get wealthy sitting around with a J-O-B collecting salaries and placing their money into savings accounts and IRAs. They had an idea, created a company, issued stock, and took their companies public. That’s how they accumulated wealth. Why not you? In this podcast, Mike Brette from Small Cap Equity Advisors goes over all the salient points on how to accumulate wealth through the issuance of publicly traded stock. Listening to this podcast will give you the confidence to create your vision, take risks, and make wealth a reality for you, your business, and your investors.
38 minutes | Nov 16, 2021
Deadlines Are Approaching for Opportunity Zones Investors. Here's What You Need to Know
MapableUSA.com: Many in the financial services industry believe Opportunity Zones Investing is one of the most significant capital gains tax strategies in decades. But, like all good things, deadlines come into play. Listen to this podcast as Blake Christain, a partner at the accounting firm of HCVT, goes over the four most important deadline issues he believes all OZ investors need to be aware of – right now!
42 minutes | Nov 8, 2021
Crowdfunding Rule Changes Give Rise to "Reg.CF Plus"
MapableUSA.com: As equity crowdfunding matures for businesses of all sizes, Regulation CF offerings are on the rise. And although many companies have already taken advantages of the benefits of a Reg.CF offering, new crowdfunding rules are making this product even more attractive. In this podcast, Adam Pressman – the CEO of Crowdfund Roundup – explains why he has coined the term “Reg.CF Plus”, how his program is different from the others, and why he believes Reg.CF+ is the future of small business finance.
40 minutes | Nov 2, 2021
Investing in Humanitarian Causes Can Change People's Lives
MapableUSA.com: Wouldn’t it be great to invest money and time promoting human welfare while earning a financial return? That’s the goal of Philanthro Investors. In this podcast, company founder Ivan Anz explains how his company is combining traditional venture capital financing tools with philanthropic principles to achieve social impact. Though his secure, meaningful and profitable investment strategies in housing, water, and much more, he’s not only bringing capital returns to investors, but also changing people’s lives and making their dreams and aspirations come true.
41 minutes | Oct 28, 2021
The Answer to Investor’s Liquidity Issue: Secondary Market Trading on the Blockchain
MapableUSA.com: One of the biggest concerns investors have is the issue of liquidity. Secondary markets just do not exist – or do they? In this podcast, Mark Elenowitz, the Founder and President of Horizon and partner at Upstream, explains how he and his company are developing a blockchain technology-based national securities exchange, the first of its kind!
31 minutes | Oct 25, 2021
Riverbound Opportunity Zone Fund Incorporates Real Estate and Business with RV Custom Storage Project
MapableUSA.com: Some investors seeking to defer their capital gains tax exposure are looking at Qualified Opportunity Zone Funds that are real estate based. Some like QOF’s that concentrate on business. In this podcast, Ryan Rodney, the project developer at Riverbound and fund manager at Riverbound Development QOF, explains how his opportunity zone fund has components of both! If you’re looking for an example of what a solid opportunity zone project can do for investors, job creation, and bringing value and revitalization to a community, this podcast will be an eye-opener !
42 minutes | Oct 14, 2021
Are Your Expert Advisors Committing Financial Malpractice?
MapableUSA.com: After over three years into the program, it’s amazing how so few investors are even aware of Opportunity Zones and the significant tax incentives they provide. Listen to this podcast where Gerry Reihsen, the Founder and CEO of the Coasis Coalition, discusses some possible reasons why the adoption of Opportunity Zone investing has been “uninspired” to date... and why any tax professional or financial advisor who isn’t informing their capital-gains clients of Opportunity Zone benefits are basically committing financial malpractice!
39 minutes | Oct 11, 2021
Sky Limit Energy Illustrates the Entire Regulation A Process
MapableUSA.com: More and more issuers are considering Regulation A as a crowdfunding vehicle to raise capital for their companies – and this trend shows no signs of slowing down. The question for most is: how do you do it and what does the process involve? In this podcast, Mike Brette from Small Cap Equity Advisors answers this question and much more using his client (Mark Senelath, the CEO of Sky Limit Venture Corp.) as an example of a Reg.A deal from the beginning concept to the actual offering. After listening to this podcast, perhaps you’ll gain the confidence and knowledge you need to realize Reg.A may be for you too!
38 minutes | Oct 6, 2021
Building Companies on the Blockchain
MapableUSA.com: Blockchain technology is real and it has the potential to disrupt every industry imaginable. But what is it exactly and how will it reach its potential? In this podcast, Alejandro Laplana, the CEO of Shokworks explains how he's building companies and taking them to the next level through the use of blockchain solutions such as asset tokenization, custom apps, virtual/augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and intelligent algorithms focused on the internet of things (IOT).
46 minutes | Sep 27, 2021
Private Equity Projects and Opportunity Zones
MapableUSA.com: If you’re looking for a success story in opportunity zones, then look no further than the Hall Family Office and Hall Labs. In this podcast, Will Walker, the Managing Partner and Head of Business Development at Hall Venture Partners, goes over the many projects and companies Hall is working on with their $25 million Hall Venture Partners Fund. With the balanced, diversified, and risk-mitigated companies they are funding, learn why Hall has become the poster child many accredited investors, family offices, and high net worth individuals point to as an example of impressive Opportunity Zone investments
33 minutes | Sep 14, 2021
Why Commercial Real Estate Developers Should Consider Solar Renewable Energy
MapableUSA.com: With so many companies looking at renewable energy options, more and more commercial real estate developers are looking at solar as a means to save on their energy costs. In this podcast, Farrin Pasifakis, the Director of Sol-Up’s commercial division talks about her company’s holistic green initiative, why renewal energy certificates are so important, how legislative changes are helping to grow this initiative, and why you should consider solar to begin with when you’re considering your next commercial real estate development.
42 minutes | Aug 25, 2021
Yes, There Are Luxury Projects Being Built in Opportunity Zones
MapableUSA.com: Not many think of the word “luxury” when discussing Opportunity Zones. However, there are some interesting luxury projects located in Opportunity Zones worth taking a look at. In this podcast, Bill Shopoff, the President and CEO of Shopoff Realty Investments, talks about his Dream Hotel project located in a Qualified Opportunity Zone designed 5.25 acre property on the Las Vegas Strip. His $185 million Shopoff DLV QOZ Fund is now offering accredited investors the ability to use the benefits of the Opportunity Zones program by investing in the development of this project. And just like in regular real estate, it’s all about location, location, location!
47 minutes | Aug 16, 2021
Tips on Building Trust with Your Crowdfunding Investors
MapableUSA.com: In today’s world (and with the advent of the JOBS Act), it has never been easier to raise capital. So why do so many businesses fail in that regard? It’s all about trust. In this podcast, Dr. Donald Moine, the President of the Association of Human Achievement provides real-world tips and tools that crowdfunding issues can use to be more persuasive and better build trust with their potential investors.
50 minutes | Aug 6, 2021
How to Do Inexpensive Marketing for your Crowdfunding Campaign
MapableUSA.com: If you’re an issuer thinking of doing a crowdfunding campaign, you better make sure you have a solid marketing budget because marketing is not cheap. However, that’s not to say there aren’t plenty of low-cost marketing options and strategies out there. In this podcast, Howard Sherman from Crowdfund Buzz provides some tips and resources startups and businesses of all sizes can use to propel their marketing efforts into overdrive - without hiring a high-priced fancy marketing agency!
38 minutes | Jul 30, 2021
How to Read an Offering Document - Be Aware of These Red Flags
MapableUSA.com: Just because you may be an accredited investor doesn’t mean you’re a sophisticated investor. Many investors may not possess the knowledge to read and truly understand the information presented in offering documents such as private placement memorandums or registration statements. In this podcast, Mike Brette from Small Cap Equity Advisors explains exactly what information these documents contain, what investors should look for specifically, and more importantly, the red flags you need to be aware of so you don’t make any avoidable bad investment decisions.
41 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
Blockchain and Reg.A Crowdfunding Are Changing Capital Markets With "Investomers"
MapableUSA.com: Crowdfunding has certainly changed the way businesses raise capital. In fact, the volume of crowdfunding dollars has already surpassed last year’s numbers. In this podcast Samson Williams, the President of the Crowdfunding Professional Association, goes over the four options of crowdfunding as well as the four major tenets every crowdfunding issuer needs to understand to develop “investomers”. After listening to this podcast, you’ll understand why revenue is the best capital in the world! You’ll also see how blockchain is making significant progress in the crowdfunding industry... and, although confusing to some, it’s really just like a group text message!
37 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
Why Every Opportunity Zone Should Have a Vertical Farming Business Component
MapableUSA.com: What types of businesses should be placed in Opportunity Zones? Well, people have to eat, and there’s a big push these days for healthy “farm to table” type vegetables and nutrition. In this podcast, Zale Tabakman – the President of Local Grown Salads – explains how his company produces local, sustainable, and delicious fresh vegetables and goes into detail on why his vertical farming concept may be the perfect business to place in an Opportunity Zone (or ALL Opportunity Zones for that matter!)
41 minutes | Jul 5, 2021
Why You Need an Investor Relations Program, Even If Your Lead Investors are Mom and Dad
MapableUSA.com: The importance of setting up an investor relations program should not be discounted, regardless of the size or stage of your crowdfunding campaign. In this podcast, venture capital expert David Blankman from CrowdVision explains why and how a solid investor relations group brings in more investors, why communication with your investors is so important, and how to find the competent industry professionals who can do all this (and more) for you.
40 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
How Real Estate Syndicators Make Money
MapableUSA.com: When most people get into the real estate industry, they do so in the traditional manner: listing and selling homes. However, there’s many other real estate career paths that can prove to be quite profitable, syndication being one of them. In this podcast, Dan Summers from eVest Technology explains what real estate syndication really is, how syndicators make money, how to be successful in the industry, syndication pros and cons, and what waterfalls are with respect to your investors. In addition, you’ll learn how his eVest syndication platform provides a faster, easier, cheaper, and scalable option for real estate syndicators to digitally market their deals
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