The Compounding Effect of Community Carry

by Zach Ferres

It’s in the headlines on a daily basis — yet another startup secures major investment from one venture capital firm or another. On the surface, this appears to only be great news for the investors and the ones on the receiving end of those funds, but the impact actually reaches far beyond that. Funding a startup sets off a ripple effect. It’s not just an investment into that … [More]

Venture Capitalizing

by RaeAnne Marsh

Not so many years ago, the lament in and about the local business community was lack of access to investment money.  “It has emphatically changed within the last 10 years, but, most notably, the last three years. Capital has become democratized and much more mobile, so no longer is it so heavily concentrated in New York and San Francisco,” says Chris Camacho, CEO of the … [More]

Why Small-Business Assets Matter

by Susan Talbott

When getting to know small-business owners, financial planners typically ask about their company’s value at that point in time. Unfortunately, many times, their first inclination is to share their latest bank statement or the amounts of various checking, savings and investment accounts owned by the company. While these are terrific indicators of cash-at-hand value, for many … [More]

Crypto Economy

by Mike Hunter

In late 2008, under the long shadow cast by the most severe economic crisis in generations, a revolutionary new form of currency was quietly being shaped. That once-obscure money was known as Bitcoin, and today it is the highest-valued digital coin. And, though consumers continue to scramble to cash in on the trending currency, the technology behind Bitcoin — known as … [More]

On-Demand Home Buying/Selling

by Cortney Read

OfferPad’s on-demand technology platform provides homeowners the ability to move freely, eliminating the stress and unpredictability associated with the traditional real estate process. Homeowners visit OfferPad.com, request a free purchase offer and, within 24-hours, receive an offer on their home. Once an offer is accepted, people can select their closing date. Buyers can … [More]