• Exit Strategy   If the startup you’re investing in doesn’t have an exit strategy–why would you invest?   This isn’t a theoretical question.    Seriously, why would you invest in an equity crowdfunding venture if no exit strategy is in place?   Here at VIC, we think you shouldn’t. Or, at least you should have a crystal clear reason WHY the startup you want to invest in doesn’t have an exit strategy.   Let’s go
  • Invest Like a Duchess? In 2020, we were faced with the ongoing climate crisis in addition to the global COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, interest in investing sustainably has surged.  So what does it mean to invest sustainably? Sustainable investing refers to investing in companies that consider environmental, social, and corporate governance criteria to generate long-term monetary returns and positive societal impact. Investing sustainably is crucial because it supports and accelerates eco-friendly businesses.  According to
  • Will 2021 be a year with no meat? A whole lot happened in 2020. Festivals ceased to exist, schools closed down, dining rooms became conference rooms, and people binged all that streaming services had to offer. People joined together (6 feet apart) to show support for local heroes, they sang on their balconies, and artists put together virtual shows to help people through this tough time. But do you know what did not happen? An
  • Impact investing for Vegans Thanks to millennials, there is an overwhelming push to invest responsibly. Impact investing can be defined as investing in companies that “do well by doing good”. Sound familiar? We talk about this concept here at VIC! What we’re saying, however, is that you need to think critically about the companies that will make the world better (however you define better). You better think critically! Research the vegan companies you are interested
  • Equity crowdfunding isn’t a pipe dream Equity crowdfunding isn’t a pipe dream. The International Banker, an authoritative analysis on international banking, wrote that it was “one of the decade’s success stories”. Equity crowdfunding expanded access to capital by allowing non-accredited investors to invest in startups they believed in. When entrepreneurs struggled to fund their dreams and venture capitalists repeatedly overlooked viable businesses, equity crowdfunding emerged on the scene.   Community-minded investing has already been considered