Navigating the Labyrinth, Side Quest: What is an accredited investor?

We’re partway through the labyrinth of red tape and regulations when we hit a dead end. Confused, we check our wrist coms for coordinates, but we’re out of range of Mission Control. A dusty little creature that looks like a snail made out of rock slithers out from under the hedge. “You forgot about accredited…

The Game Has Changed

Great news! As of May 16, 2016, a change to investment law—Title III or Reg CF, for “Regulation Crowdfunding”—means that the process of investing in new companies has become dramatically more democratic. This transition will likely change the landscape of startups in the United States permanently and for the better. What’s different? Before today, early-stage…

Examples of Great Crowdfunding Pitch Videos

Seed&Spark Clear statement of the historical problem. Clear narrative of a trend, and how the Seed&Spark product fits into the emerging ecosystem of on-demand multimedia generation. Excellent mix of high-def footage and stock photography. Sharp, bright, and easy to follow. Rayton Solar Starts with a personal story. Bursting graphic overlay to show off technical specs of Rayton…

Blak Box Featured in New Crowdfunding Book

Congratulations to Melinda Moore on her new book, HOW TO RAISE MONEY: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO CROWDFUNDING. It’s available now for purchase and gives wonderful, pertinent insight into learning about the current trends in crowdfunding. We’re very proud that Blak Box Group is featured in the book! Thank you, Melinda!

Navigating the Labyrinth: Regulation D

In the aftermath of the Great Depression, the United States Congress passed a law called the Securities Act of 1933. (“That’s very nice,” you say; “Did I accidentally sign up for a history lesson?” Not at all, my impatient friend, but if we’re going to get through this labyrinth of regulations and red tape safely, a…

Navigating the Labyrinth: Intro

Almost four years after the JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act was signed into law by President Obama, changes in how businesses can raise capital are finally kicking into effect, about to take effect, and being utilized for the first time by entrepreneurs. Amid scores of articles debating these new options for raising funds, many…

Elio Motors Goes Public Under New Reg A+

Vehicle manufacturing startup Elio Motors recently became the first crowdfunded “mini initial public offering” via the SEC’s new Regulation A+ rules, put in place under the 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act. Regulation A+ is the update to Regulation A, an old rule that allowed private companies to raise funds from accredited investors for…

Crowdfunding Prelaunch: YouVeeShield

The Blak Box Group is excited to announce our crowdfunding prelaunch of YouVeeShield, a thermoplastic elastomer glove that blocks 99.96% of the UV Light emitted from the UV Lamps during gel manicures & pedicures. YouVeeShield Founder Renee Albera says, “Gel Manicures are immensely popular today, but despite looking for available solutions to the UV exposure, nothing adequate currently…

Crowdfunding & What Is On The Horizon

Crowdfunding. By now, you may have heard of it, or you may know about it at a very basic level. But what it is it? Rewards. Equity. Reg A+. Title III. Influencers. Analytics. Social Media. Public Relations. There are so many moving parts that it can easily make someone’s head spin. Yet, we here at…