NSRInvest Brings Institutional Tools for Smaller Investors in Marketplace Lending Assets

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Investing in marketplace lending assets (P2P lending) is super hot right now. The solid risk-adjusted returns provide an excellent opportunity for small investors to generate income. This is even more interesting in the historically low-interest rate environment of today.  The advent of institutional money cascading into… Read More

Hidden Uses Kickstarter to Become Growing Business in Consumer Audio Space

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Rewards-based crowdfunding has become a vibrant eco-system of diverse and creative funding campaigns. From thousands of dollars to multiple millions, platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have become an important variable in the startup space. Some VCs have asked businesses to validate their products via crowdfunding… Read More

Small Business Finance: Making Sense of Alphabet Soup

Small Business Loan Confusion

  SBA….MCA….APR….LOC…. Do these acronyms mean anything to you?  The small business financing landscape is full of them and you’ll need to understand them to make the best possible financing decisions for your business.  And to avoid wasting time or money. If you are like… Read More

Airtame’s Jonas Gyalokay Shares With Indiegogo: How to Crowdfund a Million Dollars

Jonas Gyalokay

On Thursday, Airtame’s co-founder and CEO Jonas Gyalokay revealed to Indiegogo backers and campaign organizers tips and tricks to running not only a successful crowdfunding initiative, but also how to raise a million dollars using the funding method, Gyalokay wrote in a Indiegogo Blog’s guest post: “Crowdfunding… Read More

What’s In a Regulation A Plus Offering Circular, Anyway? 

Regulation A

        If your company is not public and plans to raise capital, you might have considered Regulation A Plus – and you are aware that it comes with a big warning sticker: the company needs to prepare an offering circular and go… Read More

CEO Ben Miller’s Fundrise Portfolio: 28 Deals, $265,800 Invested, $9,936 in Returns

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Of course readers want to know what’s in your portfolio! Fundrise’s CEO Ben Miller just posted that he indeed invests in Fundrise’s offerings, 28 deals to date. “As a developer myself, I understand that there are risks in any real estate project and not everything… Read More

A Prominent Attorney Sees Regulation A+ as Perfect to Raise Debt Capital

Debt vs Equity

Title IV of the JOBS Act fixed some of the issues swirling around old Regulation A.  Lightly utilized in its previous incarnation, Regulation A+ (as it is commonly called) created two different funding tiers which allow non-accredited investors access to a new securities exemption and… Read More

North Drinkware Used 3D Printing to Save Money to Launch their Super Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

North Drinkware Oregon Mt Hood

North Drinkware set out to raise a mere $15,000 on Kickstarter for its Mt. Hood glassware.  The idea was pretty simple.  Create a 3D replica of Mt. Hood and form it in the bottom of pint glasses.  I will bet a good number of people… Read More

Advice: Conducting Diligence to Mitigate Risk for Deep Technology Startups

Mitigating Risk investing in Technology

As more investors start to look to equity crowdfunding, to get beyond the typical mobile app startup, it’s important to see what’s going on in deep technology. We define deep technology as companies founded on a scientific discovery or meaningful technological innovation. Deep technology startups… Read More

LendingRobot Partners with Lending Club to Automate Investing in Marketplace Loans

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LendingRobot is a “robo-advisor” for the marketplace lending sector allowing individuals to automate the process of investing in loans.  The core premise of the service is that individuals may generate high rates of return (today around 7 to 10%) but require sufficient diversification across a… Read More

Indiegogo Offers Up Tips on How to Get the Press to Cover Crowdfunding Campaigns


  Seeking to help organizers draw more attention to their projects, Indiegogo has revealed tips on how to get the press to cover campaigns. The crowdfunding platform stated: “We want every campaign on Indiegogo to be successful. Our team is constantly researching the best ways… Read More

The Kingii Crowd-First Tactics & Go-to-Market Strategy with Crowdfunding

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After losing a close friend in a drowning accident, California-based entrepreneur, Tom Agapiades, created Kingii. Founded in early 2014, Kingii is dedicated to water safety, and is on a mission to affect the sad statistic of more than 372,000 people who die from drowning accidents… Read More

A P2P ‘Land Grab’ Attracts Over 100 Startups In UK–And The Sector Is ‘Still In The Foothills’ In Terms Of Volume

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  In the UK, more than 100 peer-to-peer lenders have applied for full authorization from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which took over regulation of P2P last year, notes the Financial Times. Nearly 180 companies have interim permission to operate, according to figures obtained from the FCA… Read More

How Good Is Too Good? The Underwriting Risks Of Crowdfunding Real Estate Deals

Risk Money

The awareness and popularity of real estate based equity crowdfunding (i.e. “RECfunds”) continues to grow exponentially. As do the number of real estate crowdfunding portals. RECFunds offer substantial benefits to today’s investors including access to multiple types of projects, smaller barriers to investment, and portfolio… Read More

MakerBot is the 3D Printing Company that Helped to Create the Coolest Cooler (Video)

Coolest Cooler

MakerBot, a 3D printing company, was a vital part of the production process in creating the Coolest Cooler.  Founded by Ryan Grepper, Coolest Cooler was the most funded Kickstarter campaign of all time until it was topped by Pebble Watch earlier this year. Coolest raised… Read More

Access Granted: Ireland’s Small Businesses Soon To Access Low-Interest, Asset-Backed Loans, Funded By The State


  Asset-backed finance has been chosen as the next round of lending for the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI), which was set up in 2014 to offer low-cost loans to lenders, according to a recent story in the Independent. The SBCI, led by Scotsman Nick… Read More

‘The Lines Between Hardware & Software Are Blurring': Crowd Supply Founder On Endorsement From Founder Of Free Software Foundation & GNU Project

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Richard Stallman, founder of the Free Software Foundation (FSF) and the GNU Project, has formed a type of partnership with Crowd Supply, a crowdfunding company mainly focused on open source hardware and software projects, according to Ars Technica. According to Crowd Supply founder Josh Lifton, the partnership… Read More

SPIN Remote Raises Equity on Symbid After Successful Rewards

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The step ladder from rewards to equity crowdfunding is becoming more commonplace these days. While occurring in the other direction as well at times (equity then rewards), many startups are using rewards based crowdfunding to test the market, and hone their product, with valuable market… Read More