Capital Insight

Capital Insight

Jenny Kassan and Michelle Thimesch, securities lawyers and capital raising experts, will be interviewing fundraising veterans—both entrepreneurs and investors—and sharing success stories and cautionary tales of creative/outside-the-box capital raising. Jenny Kassan is the author of Raise Capital on Your Own Terms: How to Fund Your Business without Selling Your Soul and served on the SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies. Michelle Thimesch is the CEO of Crowfund Mainstreet, a regulated investment crowdfunding platform.

Episodes

June 26, 2023 34 mins

Summary:

In this episode, Jenny and Michelle give an overview of securities compliance law and how to determine which compliance pathway might be right for you. Unpacking decision points such as if you want to advertise your raise publicly, how much you’re raising, where your investors are located, and more, Jenny and Michelle guide you through factors that will help determine which compliance options best fit your needs.


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Summary: What should you be thinking about when designing your offering to investors? In this episode of Capital Insight Podcast, Jenny and Michelle dive into the five decision points to consider when crafting your term sheet for investors. From how you structure your entity to choosing the economic rights of your investors, these decision points can help guide you in creating a customized offering that best fits you and your busi...

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Summary: In this episode Jenny talks about what a Perpetual Purpose Trust is, the mechanics of using one, and why you might want to set one up for your company.


Get In Touch:

Website: ⁠⁠⁠https://www.jennykassan.com/⁠⁠⁠

⁠⁠⁠https://crowdfundmainstreet.com/⁠⁠⁠

⁠⁠⁠https://www.opportunitymainstreet.com/⁠⁠⁠

⁠⁠⁠https://www.theselc.org/⁠⁠⁠

⁠⁠⁠https://www.thenextegg.org/⁠⁠⁠


Socials:

Twitter: ⁠⁠⁠https://twitter.com/jennykassan⁠⁠⁠

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Summary: In this episode of the Capital Insight Podcast, co-host Michelle Thimesch interviews Pink Bench Distillery founders about their handcrafted business model that was designed to bring prosperity to north west Montana.


Get In Touch:

Website: ⁠⁠https://www.jennykassan.com/⁠⁠

⁠⁠https://crowdfundmainstreet.com/⁠⁠

⁠⁠https://www.opportunitymainstreet.com/⁠⁠

⁠⁠https://www.theselc.org/⁠⁠

⁠⁠https://www.thenextegg.org/⁠⁠


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Summary: In this episode of the Capital Insight Podcast, co-host Michelle Thimesch talks about Local Economic Development and the dangers of mega-corporation greed.


Get In Touch:

Website: ⁠https://www.jennykassan.com/⁠

⁠https://crowdfundmainstreet.com/⁠

⁠https://www.opportunitymainstreet.com/⁠

⁠https://www.theselc.org/⁠

⁠https://www.thenextegg.org/⁠


Socials:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jennykassan

LinkedIn: https://ww...

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Summary: In this episode of the Capital Insight Podcast, hosts Jenny and Michelle chat with Andy Posner, Founder and CEO of the nonprofit Capital Good Fund. The fund’s mission is to create pathways out of poverty and advance a green economy through inclusive financial services.


Get In Touch:

Website: https://www.jennykassan.com/

https://crowdfundmainstreet.com/

https://www.opportunitymainstreet.com/

https://www.theselc.org/

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Summary: In this episode of the Capital Insight Podcast, hosts Jenny and Michelle chat with Rebecca Busansky, Senior Program Manager at Franklin County Community Development Corporation, about her role in supporting local investing in farms and agricultural businesses in Western Massachusetts.


Get In Touch:

Website: https://www.jennykassan.com/

https://crowdfundmainstreet.com/

https://www.opportunitymainstreet.com/

https://www...

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Summary: In this episode of the Capital Insight Podcast, cohosts Jenny Kassan and Michelle Thimesch share a method to boost your confidence to ask for investment.

Get In Touch:

Website: https://www.jennykassan.com/

https://crowdfundmainstreet.com/

https://www.opportunitymainstreet.com/

https://www.theselc.org/

https://www.thenextegg.org/

Socials:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jennykassan

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennyka...

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Summary: In this episode of the Capital Insight Podcast, cohosts Jenny Kassan and Michelle Thimesch explore the second step of designing your strategy to raise capital on your terms: identifying the right investors for your business.

Get In Touch:

Website: https://www.jennykassan.com/

https://crowdfundmainstreet.com/

https://www.opportunitymainstreet.com/

https://www.theselc.org/

https://www.thenextegg.org/

Socials:

Twitter: https:...

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Summary: In this episode of the Capital Insight Podcast, hosts Jenny and Michelle chat with Will Stringer, Founder of Chisos Capital, about the innovative tool he’s developed to help entrepreneurs raise capital.

Get In Touch:

Website: https://www.jennykassan.com/

https://crowdfundmainstreet.com/

https://www.opportunitymainstreet.com/

https://www.theselc.org/

https://www.thenextegg.org/

Socials:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jennykas...

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Summary: In this Capital Insight Podcast episode, hosts Jenny and Michelle chat with Greg Brodsky, Founder and Co-Director of Start.coop, an accelerator for shared ownership companies. Greg shares his journey with cooperative businesses and his focus on promoting socially just businesses funding.

Get In Touch:

Website: https://www.jennykassan.com/

https://crowdfundmainstreet.com/

https://www.opportunitymainstreet.com/

https://www.t...

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Summary: In this episode of the Capital Insight Podcast, cohosts Jenny Kassan and Michelle Thimesch explore the first step of raising capital on your own terms: clarifying your goals and values.


Get In Touch:

Website: https://www.jennykassan.com/

https://crowdfundmainstreet.com/

https://www.opportunitymainstreet.com/

https://www.theselc.org/

https://www.thenextegg.org/

Socials:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jennykassan

LinkedIn...

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Summary:

What would it take to achieve economic democracy? On this episode of the Capital Insight Podcast, hosts Jenny Kassan and Michelle Thimesch chat with Mica Fisher, the Managing Director of the National Coalition for Community Capital (NC3) about how to create a healthy economy for all.


Get In Touch:

Website: https://www.jennykassan.com/

https://crowdfundmainstreet.com/

https://www.opportunitymainstreet.com/

https://www....

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In this episode of the Capital Insight Podcast, we chat with impact investor, Tom Abood about his journey with values-aligned investing.

Get In Touch:

Website: https://www.jennykassan.com/

https://crowdfundmainstreet.com/

https://www.opportunitymainstreet.com/

https://www.theselc.org/

https://www.thenextegg.org/

Socials:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jennykassan

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennykassan/

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On this episode of the Capital Insight Podcast, Tom Moroz, founder and director of Stonehedge Holistic Learning Center, shares his journey with grassroots fundraising and the challenges and surprises he’s encountered along the way.

Get In Touch:

Website: https://www.jennykassan.com/

https://crowdfundmainstreet.com/

https://www.opportunitymainstreet.com/

https://www.theselc.org/

https://www.thenextegg.org/

Socials:

Twitter:...

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Summary:

On this episode of the Capital Insight podcast, hosts Jenny Kassan and Michelle Thimesch explore foundations as funders and whether their investment term sheets align with their impact missions.

Get In Touch:

Website: https://www.jennykassan.com/

https://crowdfundmainstreet.com/

https://www.opportunitymainstreet.com/

https://www.theselc.org/

https://www.thenextegg.org/

Socials:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jennykassan

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In this episode of the Capital Insight Podcast, financial services professional, social entrepreneur, author, and angel investor, Logan Yonavjak shares what led her to impact investing and what she’s learned about raising capital. Throughout her career, she’s assumed many roles, but her goal has always been raising capital for change: “All along the way my focus has been asking this question: how do we change our economic system?”

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On this episode of the Capital Insight Podcast, hosts Jenny Kassan and Michelle Thimesch are joined by social entrepreneur Pooja Mehta who shares her experience being a woman in the investment industry, what she’s learned as an angel investor, and how she’s supporting other social entrepreneurs.

Get In Touch:

Website: https://www.jennykassan.com/

https://crowdfundmainstreet.com/

https://www.opportunitymainstreet.com/

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In this episode of the Capital Insight Podcast, Stephanie Geller, Founder of Community Wealth Builders in Baltimore, Maryland shares the mission and inspiration behind her company. Community Wealth Builders is a nonprofit initiative that focuses on bringing new ideas, policies, and models to her hometown of Baltimore City as a way to build a more equitable, sustainable, and resilient local-based economy.

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Summary: In this episode of the Capital Insight podcast, hosts Jenny Kassan and Michelle Thimesch are joined by Steve Dubb, a senior editor of economic justice at Nonprofit Quarterly (NPQ), to explore what it takes to build an economy that works for people and the planet.

Bio: Steve Dubb is a senior editor of economic justice at NPQ, where he writes and edits for Nonprofit Quarterly (including his Economy Remix column) and c...

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