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William Skelley: iFunding Charts Path for Growth in Real Estate Crowdfunding

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Followers of the investment crowdfunding space all know the real estate sector is very hot.  Big names and big deals are migrating to the new approach to fund all types of property.  iFunding is one of these companies that claims a top pedigree of founders and managers with a view towards global expansion.  The young… Read More

Syndicate Room Explains Investing in the Simon West Film “Salty”

Salty Funding Round SyndicateRoom

Equity crowdfunding platform Syndicate Room has shared an interesting depiction as to how investors in a film may enjoy some healthy returns.  Of course this is all predicated on the fact the film is a decent production (although we all know a lot of bad films make a lot of money). Syndicate Room listed this interesting… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Rock it like a Redhead, HOLT – find the truth & TriClops: HID Adaptive Lighting Technology

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Tip to those of you who are emailing in campaigns for us to feautre.  Many submitters are now sending us preview links prior to the campaign lunch. We love this and it is great!  But we get a ton of submissions and sometimes it is a bit tough to keep up.  Please be certain to… Read More

CircleUp: 40 Companies and $40 Million Funded

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On the anniversary of legalizing general solicitation for private placements, I had the opportunity to speak with Rory Eakin, COO and co-founder of  equity crowdfunding platform CircleUp.  Founded in 2012, since their  launch they have raised over $40 million for 40 different companies.  The CircleUp platform not only provides funding but also has multiple strategic… Read More

The Outlook for Peer to Peer Lending in China

Peer to Peer Lending in China

With the explosive growth over the past seven years, China has become the biggest peer to peer (P2P) lending market in the world. After introducing the four stage evolution in the previous article “The Evolution of Peer to Peer Lending in China”, we will now share the trends we discovered in the development of P2P… Read More

The Collapse of Kreyos and How Not to Run a Crowdfunding Campaign

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This one is almost too painful to write.  As many people know the Kreyos Smartwatch was one of the most successful Indiegogo crowdfunding campaigns of all time.  It is also probably one of the most spectacular crowdfunding failures ever.  Trust me – this one is pretty hard to top. We last visited the Kreyos campaign… Read More

Crowdfunding the Future of Medicine

Crowdfunding the Future of Medicine Poliwogg

  The medical achievements of the last century will be dwarfed by the achievements of this century. Advances in technology will help make the practice of medicine better, faster, (and eventually) cheaper. Patients stand to benefit the most from this, and as everyone one of us will be a patient at some point in our… Read More

Soothe App – Uber for Massage – Now Trending on AngelList: Massage Delivered

Soothe App Massage Table

Soothe mobile app, an Uber for Massage, delivers relaxation on demand. Growing quickly popular, the startup has seen an 100% increase in mobile app bookings in the past 60 days and topped Angellist’s coveted Trending list. Founded by  CEO Merlin Kauffman and CTO Bradley Herman, the app is currently available in LA area, with beta apps… Read More

Paul Niederer: Proposed Rules on Investment Crowdfunding “Totally Unworkable”

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Paul Niederer, a crowdfunding trailblazer, has been a consistent champion of the power and potential of investment crowdfunding.  The Australian Small Scale Offerings Board or ASSOB – has been regularly referenced for its knowhow and success in raising capital for small companies.  ASSOB has raised over $140 million so they posses the wisdom born of… Read More

FlyingV: The Largest Crowdfunding Platform in Asia

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Recently during a trip to Southeast Asia I had the opportunity to meet Tim Cheng, CEO of  FlyingV – the largest rewards based crowdfunding platform across all of Asia.  Based in Tapei, Taiwan, FlyingV was launched just over 2 years ago in 2012.  Since that time the platform has grown steadily and now has apparently… Read More

CrowdLords Preps Crowdfunding Platform for “Buy to Let” Property

CrowdLords empowering more people to Buy to Let

Crowdfunding and real estate is a perfect match.  Either debt or equity the equation just works. Investors understand the asset class. The promise of higher returns on a tangible asset is a compelling proposition for investors both large and small.  The buy to let market in the UK is booming now.  A recent article placed… Read More

Did Apple Pay Kill COIN?

COIN RIP

Apple Pay was announced by CEO Tim Cook with much fanfare during his break out “one more thing” presentation delivering new iPhones and the much anticipated Apple Watch.  Apple Pay is no where near as sexy as new hardware but it exemplifies the expanding reach of Apple and the growing utility of their global ecosystem…. Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: VIDIT Camera, Exercise While Your Work with Glyder & NOMAD Backpack

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We have three crowdfunding campaigns for this weeks #CrowdfundingMailbox.  One for Aussie crowdfunding platform Pozible and two from Kickstarter. Starting with the Pozible campaign, VIDIT is a do-everything, pocket sized camera.  Everyone knows about GoPro.  The current standard for filming everything, everywhere, GoPro recently launched a successful IPO. While you have probably not heard about… Read More

Largest Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform Prodigy Network Closes on $68.5 Million Manhattan Property

AKA United Nations

Korman Communities and Prodigy Network Partner Up on Prime Real Estate: AKA United Nations. In their second joint venture, Prodigy Network and Korman Communities have closed on AKA United Nations, located at 234 East 46th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues.  The stated purchase price, according to Prodigy, was $68.5 million with over $10 million… Read More

Crowdfunding Thought Leaders Gather in Berkeley to Discuss Future of Financial Innovation

Panel Berkeley Academic Summit

For a second year in a row, government policy makers, finance experts and online entrepreneurs gathered at UC Berkeley for the Fung Institute’s academic symposium on crowdfunding.  The event was organized by Dr. Richard Swart – a well known authority and frequent commenter on crowdfunding and alternative forms of finance. If attendees came away with… Read More

Equity Crowdfunding Site SeedInvest Forms Strategic Alliance with Gust

Gust SeedInvest Partnership

Partnership Expected to Create World’s Largest Angel Investor Base. SeedInvest, a leading equity crowdfunding platform, and Gust, a site where startups and investors connect, have formed a strategic partnership to leverage complimentary aspects of their services. Gust claims a user base that connects over 1000 investment organizations in over 80 countries.  Gust states that over 200,000 startups have… Read More

SEC Commissioner Gallagher Tackles Profound Need to Aid Small Business Capital Formation

SEC Commissioner Daniel Gallagher

Earlier today (September 17th), during a presentation delivered at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC, SEC Commissioner Daniel Gallagher gave a thoughtful, concise and concerned speech regarding the incredibly important needs of small business in the United States.  Recognizing that “small business is the lifeblood of our economy”, Gallagher tackled many hot button issues including… Read More

DreamFunded’s Co-Founder Manny Fernandez: Catching Up with SF’s Guardian Angel

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DreamFunded: A Crowdfunding Platform “Built by Angels for Angels” Manny Fernandez, co-founder and CEO of equity crowdfunding platform DreamFunded and SF Angels Group founder, has enjoyed quite a summer:  Fernandez recently was awarded “SF Angel Investor of the Year” by Startups Showcase and his recently launched DreamFunded currently remains ranked  on AngelList’s most popular startups,… Read More

Bragi Dash On Track to Ship in December, Founder Nikolaj Hviid Talks Crowdfunding in Interview (Video)

The Dash in Hand

The Dash by Germany based Bragi is one of the all time favorite crowdfunding hits on Kickstarter.  Coming in the 12th position for most funded, the Dash raised over $3.3 million from 16,000 backers for a super cool new concept on bluetooth, biometric headphones.  A working prototype did not exist at the time but the… Read More

Want to make your App Idea a Reality? New Crowdfunding Platform AppVested is Here to Help

AppVested with iPhone

Now you can.. Yes one of the worlds first equity crowdfunding portal for the mobile app sector has emerged. Earlier this spring WSJ.com shouted that the Apps market was rocketing towards $25 billion in sales.  A pretty incredible amount when you consider the app market did not even exist 7 years ago (as the first… Read More