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About Us

Company

BlazeFund equity crowd funding brings together three groups (1) startup entrepreneurs who have deals where they have a significant investment of their own as well as university professor led projects, (2) individual crowd investors (for the time being with a focus on accredited investors), and (3) institutions such as corporate development departments, strategic investors and nonprofits, via a patent-pending equity crowd funding portal.

The portal utilizes a proprietary two-step process that attempts to reduce investor risk and increase issuer accountability. BlazeFund focuses on technology and business services ventures worldwide for an average raise of $500K and where the offer is for at least 5% of the equity of the company and the offering valuation ranges from $0.5M to $10M. Global connections are planned to be facilitated via an international presence, a first in the industry, in a second phase of our rollout.

Concept

MIT recently named “crowdfunding” as one of the 10 emerging technologies and crowdfunding is growing at 100% annually. The market size of the industry was about $3B in 2012. There are essentially four different crowd funding models in existence: (a) Donation, (b) Peer-to-Peer Lending, (c) Crowd Co-production, and (d) Equity-based. Most crowd funding business models today are donation-based. They provide rewards in exchange for a contribution and while they connect investors to projects, there is no ownership participation.

With the recent passing of the ‘Crowdfunding Bill’ in April 2012 by Congress, entrepreneurs will soon be able to raise capital online in the US up to $1M. The industry is expected to take off from mid-2013 at an even faster pace once the SEC issues guidelines for equity crowdfunding. An entirely new market with immense growth potential will evolve as a result.

BlazeFund focuses on Equity Crowd Funding.

Differentiators

The BlazeFund business model differentiators include:

  • Connecting the crowd and institutions simultaneously with entrepreneurs;
  • On the path to facilitating private-equity/venture-capital style due diligence by the crowd/analysts enabling potential investors to access independent reviews;
  • Reducing investor risk via a two-step investment mechanism that splits the investment exposure of the crowd;
  • Connectivity to a product listing portal for purchase of products & services produced by funded companies at discounted pricing; and
  • Built-in dividends in the form of rewards

Many of these unique patent-pending features and functionality are incorporated in the portal design.

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Management

The Management of BlazeFund comprises a team of operating executives, board members, and advisors with significant experience in the areas of technology, finance, business development and marketing.
The experience of our team is in many relevant and diverse fields such as:

  • Business strategy, operations, business process, CRM and ecommerce
  • Business development, consulting services in finance, operations, and technology
  • M&A and capital raising/IPO activity
  • Recap engagements, Strategic Advisory & Expert Witness Testimony
  • Wealth management
  • Large global corporation management
  • Non-profit and Philanthropic Organizational management

Market & Focus

There are roughly 1 million businesses formed in the US every year with only a thousand are funded by venture capital firms. Angel groups have grown significantly over the past decade to now fund 50,000 start-ups or 50 times the number that venture firms fund, and although their average investment size is much smaller, they are still 15 times larger than venture firms in terms of dollar investment in startups.

Only accredited investors could invest in start-ups till now. That is soon changing. With the recent passing of the ‘Crowdfunding Bill’, entrepreneurs can raise capital online up to a million dollars every year from the “crowd” or unaccredited investors. Once the SEC issues guidelines, small investors will be able to invest in startups easily.

The processes connecting entrepreneurs with investors are highly inefficient today. BlazeFund connects crowd investors with entrepreneurs and institutional investors simultaneously via a patent-pending two-step process that reduces investor risk. The methodology and portal solution is more efficient.

Corporate development departments can subscribe to the portal to either co-invest with the crowd or to post projects for crowd-funding. We enable everyone to participate earlier in the “Equity Investment Chain”, thereby providing potential for higher capital appreciation.

We work directly with entrepreneurs, angel groups and early stage venture firms for deal flow, as well as with corporate development departments who have an interest in listing or sourcing deals and to bring them together with our loyal crowd investors. We believe that the relatively higher quality of deal flow that we present to our investor community, combined with our workflow processes, deliver value to all our users.

We welcome you to watch our video to learn more about us. And, we look forward to working with you.

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