Our Latest Insights

Subscribe to get email updates on our equity crowdfunding blog

Creating Your Startup Dream Team: How to Convince People to Join Your Startup Team

In previous installments of our Creating the Startup Dream Team blog series we explored who you might need on your team and where you can find talented people to join your startup. In our final installment, we discuss why your core team matters and how you can make the pitch to early team members.

Read More »

5 Questions You Need to Answer When Starting Your Own Business

Building a business is like building a house —  there is nothing more important than a solid foundation. Before pursuing funding or forging ahead in developing your product, it’s important to check in, reassess, and make sure you can answer these 5 core questions about your business.

Read More »

How 5 Emerging Startups Adapted and Grew in Response to Covid-19

2020 was a uniquely difficult year for startups as Covid-19 impacted every sector. Yet the biggest problems often bring about the most innovative solutions and many entrepreneurs did what they do best: adapt. We spoke to 5 emerging, disruptive startups we work with about how they pivoted or stayed t...

Read More »

5 Marketing Tips for Q4, the Most Expensive Time for Digital Marketing

Why Q4 is an Expensive Time to Market Your Offering  Quarter 4 (Q4) includes October, November and December. While it’s called the most wonderful time of the year, it’s also known as the most expensive time for marketing. During this period, digital marketing is dominated by big spenders in the reta...

Read More »

What 3 New SEC Rules Mean for Investors and Businesses in the Online Private Markets

The online private markets have become a disruptive tool for companies of all sizes seeking funding. In 2016 the JOBS Act empowered private companies to raise capital online through Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF), sometimes called equity crowdfunding. Four years later, companies with successful Re...

Read More »

Creating Your Start-up Dream Team: Where to Find & Hire Talent

High-skilled, experienced talent is everywhere nowadays, especially since working remotely is now more accessible. But how do you actually start finding talent? Netcapital Advisors spoke with Arist Co-Founder Maxine Anderson to help us answer that question and outlined a few places for you to start ...

Read More »

How to Know if a Startup is Really “Disruptive”: 5 Questions to Ask

It's one of the biggest buzzwords in the startup landscape: “disruptive”. When you hear or see this term you might initially think of Uber, Apple, Amazon. At the same time, it may feel like every other startup is claiming to be on par with major trailblazers. As an entrepreneur, you might be unsure ...

Read More »

Creating Your Startup Dream Team: 6 Types of People You’ll Need to Hire

As an entrepreneur, you’ve probably heard of (and lived) the phrase “wearing multiple hats”. It’s inevitable as a small business owner that you occasionally step in to fill the gaps in your team. However, if you’re in the process of expanding your business or looking further down the road, there are...

Read More »

Entrepreneurship 101: Advisory Board vs. Board of Directors

TV shows and movies like to show corporate boardrooms as chock full of dramatic office politics. For a lot of first time entrepreneurs, that Hollywood idea of a board might be the first thing that comes to mind. But in real life, things couldn’t be more different. As an entrepreneur, you’ve likely h...

Read More »

How to Launch a Startup When You Don't Live in Silicon Valley

The United States is home to 40% of the world’s “unicorns”, startups that are valued at over a billion dollars. Many of these companies are located in either the Bay Area and New York. However, there are entrepreneurs with big ideas all over the country, outside of these coastal hubs and off the bea...

Read More »

Entrepreneurship 101: Do I Need a Co-Founder?

As an entrepreneur, you have to make one of your most important business decisions upfront, right at the beginning of your journey. Before you start working on the product, pitching investors, or finding customers, you have to decide whether or not you need a co-founder. In this installment of our E...

Read More »

Need a Remote Way to Raise Capital? Try Equity Crowdfunding

In the beginning of the year the public markets faced historic drops as the pandemic spread globally and industries rapidly shifted to accommodate a new norm. Small businesses, which account for 44% of all economic activity, are being especially hard hit. Oftentimes, these businesses turn to venture...

Read More »