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Crowdfund Investing 101: The Basics of Equity Crowdfunding

Ideal for people interested in entrepreneurship, fintech, big data, startups, finance, private equity, VCs, & investing.

Learn about a transformative financial technology just legalized in the US (May of 2016) and everything you need to be in the know about crowdfund investing (sometimes called Equity Crowdfunding).

Build the vocabulary, rules, and use cases of crowdfund investing in 25 minutes.

  • Why startup / small business investing via the internet is transformative
  • How crowdfund investing and crowdfunding (e.g. Kickstarter) are completely different
  • What the law allows for entrepreneurs, investors, and funding portals
  • Where business and social change fits into this equation

Big opportunities to be early to the game

Learning the basics of crowdfund investing (CFI) puts a very powerful tool into your hands. CFI’s use cases may include startup funding, small business “mini-IPOs”, and internet-based fundraising for larger projects. Opportunities for consultants, entrepreneurs, and investors in this space are likely to increase exponentially over the next 10 years.

Content and Overview

You’ll start by learning the basics of crowdfund investing, then move on to how this financial innovation can fit into a business’ financial lifecycle. Then, you’ll learn the basics of securities as they apply to crowdfund investing, including how equities, bonds, and profit-sharing arrangements work under this model. Next, you’ll learn how funding portals work and how businesses need to approach discussing financial information during these transactions. We’ll wrap up with a look at some of the socioeconomic impacts of the new law and access to additional resources.

This course is optimized for Full HD streaming to Chromecast and similar devices.


Your Instructor


Davis Jones
Davis Jones

Davis Jones is the co-founder of Eazl, the venture-backed professional development community headquartered in San Francisco. Prior to launching the Eazl community, Mr. Jones placed talent at firms in Silicon Valley, the city of San Francisco, and the North Bay as a headhunter for Robert Half, the international talent consulting firm with ~$5.4 billion in annual revenues. While working in talent acquisition, his clients included Western Digital, Lending Club, Hitachi, and the Kendall-Jackson family of companies and small and medium-sized organizations like hedge funds, non-profits, and biotechnology companies. Before joining Robert Half, Mr. Jones was a team lead and content marketer for the CCA Group, a financial technology consultancy specializing in institutional crowdfund investing.

Eazl's production team is honored to have won multiple production and innovation awards for excellence in producing video-based learning experiences, including Udemy's Innovation Award and Skillshare's Top 5% honor. Today, Eazl is a community of more than 80,000 ambitious professionals around the world. In 2014, Mr. Jones was named one of the North Bay Business Journal's People of the Year for his international economic develop work.

Mr. Jones earned an MBA with a focus in global finance from EDHEC Business School in France, ranked one of the top 50 MBA programs in the world by The Economist, and a bachelor's degree in international economics with a focus on international development (with highest honors) from Sonoma State University in California.



Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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