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Venture Capital vs Equity Crowdfunding

Which Is Right For Your Business?

Santa Monica

Whether you’ve already raised a round of funding or you’re approaching fundraising for the first time, one of the most frequent questions we get asked is “why should I raise my funding round through equity crowdfunding instead of a VC?”


On Thursday June 25th at 9am PDT, we will be hosting a webinar to answer that question. RSVP to learn more about the differences between these two funding options and ask any questions you have directly to the StartEngine team.

Get Your Questions Answered

  • How does my valuation change if I am raising through equity crowdfunding or through a VC firm?

  • Is it better to have a handful of VCs on my cap table instead of thousands of equity crowdfunding investors?

  • What are the timelines and costs of each?
StartEngine Fonder's Summit

Webinar Details


Your Living Room


This event is FREE.


Thursday, June 25th


9am-9:30am PDT/
12pm-12:30pm EDT

Webinar Agenda

9 AM: Raising Capital in the Time of COVID-19

Kevin O’Leary and Howard Marks, StartEngine’s CEO, discuss how Coronavirus has impacted the ways in which entrepreneurs can raise funding today. The two talk about what options entrepreneurs have today, from the Paycheck Protection Program to equity crowdfunding.

9:15 AM: Q&A

Ask your questions directly to Howard and Kevin in a Q&A.

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