Tagged: angels

Israel’s Equity Crowdfunding Platform iAngels Successfully Captures $2.25M Seed Round led by Billionaire Roman Abramovich

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iAngels, an angel investing equity crowdfunding  platform that enables private investors to co-invest with Startup Nation’s leading angels and gain access to exclusive early-stage opportunities, announced today that it has raised a solid $2.25 million seed round led by Roman Abramovich’s fund, Millhouse Capital.   #Roman Abramovich leads investment in Israel’s @iAngels# #http://jewishbusinessnews.com/?p=84652# pic.twitter.com/Uf0Vc3Mym8 — Jewish Business… Read More

Beauhurst: Crowdfunders Crowd Out Angel Investors

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  Is crowdfunding the new power tool for Angel investors in disguise? I cannot answer that question but research firm Beauhurst has published its report on the UK equity market and according to their authors the biggest story of 2014 was the rise of crowdfunding platforms. First of all it should be noted the UK… Read More

Angels of Innovation: Every Great Company Starts With an Angel or Two…

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The lifeblood of online investment platforms is investment.  That’s not to take anything away from the brilliant and dedicated entrepreneurs who bravely dance on the cutting edge of industry.  But let’s face it, an idea without funding will flicker and then burn out like a smoldering ember without oxygen. It’s easy to marvel at today’s… Read More

Angel Investing Helps Power Economic Growth (Infographic)


This is an interesting infographic designed by the creative team over at SeedInvest.  It depicts the importance of angel investing and gives the viewer some numbers to work with.  SeedInvest has been one of the leaders in the battle to save angel investing.  Paradoxically there are some people out there who believe angel investing should… Read More

Brief: DonorsChoose’s Charles Best On Live Q&A Today With Tim Ferriss, Alexis Ohanian


Fast Company editorial director Jill Bernstein will be holding a live Q&A today discussing how to “harness the power of the crowd to make something positive happen.” The session starts at noon EST. The session features Charles Best, Founder and CEO of DonorsChoose.org (pictured, right). DonorsChoose has had an excellent week of press thanks to being… Read More

Venture News: FundersClub’s “Hacker News” For Finance Pros


FundersClub just announced the release of a new social content channel called Venture News. The news aggregator aims to provide a hub of conversation and content for the world of finance. It works similarly to Hacker News, Y-Combinator’s tech news meritocracy. Users can sign up and pump links into Venture News. Other users can then come… Read More

OurCrowd’s Jon Medved On Bloomberg: “Today, It’s About Building Syndicates”


Jon Medved of OurCrowd recently appeared on Bloomberg’s “On The Move Asia” discussing how equity crowdfunding and ourCrowd are democratizing access to capital for Israeli startups. Specifically, he addresses an often-cited criticism of equity crowdfunding: why can’t these deals just get funding from angel investors and venture capitalists. His answer? They are, and issuers listing… Read More

Lending & Debt Dominates PE Investment In Crowdfunding Space


Alex Feldman at Crowdsunite took to Crunchbase to seek out venture capitalists and angel investors that had invested in crowdfunding companies. The main takeaway: P2P lending and debt-based crowdfunding plays have been dominant in terms of garnering investment from private equity firms, venture capitalists and angel investors. He compiled statistics from 45 crowdfunding-related companies, representing… Read More

One Spark Begins Accepting Creator Registrations For 2014 Crowdfunding Festival

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One Spark is all about the Creators. Creators are people with ideas in art, innovation, music, science and technology that turn them into Projects to showcase at One Spark, the World’s Crowdfunding Festival. One Spark is built on the premise that great creations can come from garages, small studios and dorm rooms and that the… Read More

2013 National Angel Summit

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November 20 to November 22, 2013 The Rimrock Resort Hotel, Banff, Alberta Join the National Angel Capital Organization for the largest gathering of Angel investors in Canada. Don’t miss three days of networking, workshops and knowledge sharing: Engage with Canadian Angel investors and entrepreneurs Learn why Canada is ranked top 10 in the world for… Read More

Brief: Ketto Secures Angel Investment For Social Impact Crowdfunding Platform


Ketto is a Mumbai-based crowdfunding platform that “allows individuals, corporates and NGOs to raise funds for their favorite social causes and ideas.” The company has just secured a Rs 77 lakh (~$125,000) angel round from CLUB ah! and Calcutta Angels. According to Next Big What, this is the first investment made by the impact investing arm… Read More

Angel Investors Can’t Sit on Crowdfunding Sidelines

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The biggest mistake Canadian angel investors could make if and when equity crowdfunding is made more widely available in Canada “is to sit on the sidelines and do nothing and let crowdfunding pass them by,” says one of this country’s leading legal experts on the subject. Lawyer Brian Koscak, who will be part of a crowdfunding… Read More

#Crowdfunding News Roundup: November 11, 2013


PCMag | Can Crowdfunding Give the Private Space Race a Boost? PCMag takes a look at the private space race in the context of a company called the LiftPort Group. LiftPort raised over $110,000 on Kickstarter to build a prototype with an eye toward building a fully-functional space elevator in the future. Their goal was… Read More

Andreessen Horowitz’s Chris Dixon On Crowdfunding

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Like a lot of people, I’m excited about crowdfunding, and specifically the crowdfunding of startups now that’s it’s legal in the US.Chris Dixon Chris Dixon is a prolific investor and has been a co-founder of multiple companies including Hunch and SiteAdvisor. He is currently an investor with Andreessen Horowitz. He also has personal investments in… Read More

Crowdfunding News Roundup: October 31, 2013


Happy halloween to all of our stateside readers! USA Today | Delamaide: Crowdfunding rules help investors Do we have a “stock market rigged in favor of high-frequency traders?” According to this article yes, and it is turning investors away from the stock market. Where will those investors look to put their money? Crowdinvesting offerings could… Read More

FoundryGroup’s AngelList Syndicate To Funnel $2.5M Into Startups


Foundry Group is a VC fund focused on early-stage IT, internet and software startups. The firm has just announced the formation of FG Angels, an AngelList Syndicate that aims to funnel $2.5 million in funding into 50 companies between now and the end of 2014. The announcement was recently made on the Foundry Group’s blog…. Read More

Ministry Of Supply Lands $1.1M In Seed Funding After 2 Crowdfunding Successes


Ministry of Supply has made great use of Kickstarter over the past 18 months, having launched and executed two successful crowdfunding campaigns for their innovative spin on fashion. The first campaign for the Apollo dress shirt raised over $400,000 used technology developed by NASA to create shirts that worked with your body to manage temperature. The shirts… Read More

Half-Million Dollar Kickstarter For “Clang” In Death Throes


Subutai Corporation is a Seattle-based firm founded to “create stories, games, graphic novels and filmed entertainment in an integrated style.” One interesting factoid that likely helped draw backers into their Kickstarter campaign: famed American author and game designer Neal Stephenson is a co-founder. In a recent backer update, Subutai Corporation has said that the team has… Read More

Angel Investor Launches Online Petition Urging Changes To Rule 506(c)


Ahead of the official lifting of the ban on general solicitation slated for September 23rd, angel investors are becoming more vocal in their opposition to choice parameters of the new rule. A recent petition launched on ipetition.com targets three specific aspects of the rule that one angel investor argues should either be omitted altogether or… Read More

Crowdcube Shares Guide to Angel Investing


Successful equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube has shared a guide on Angel investing in partnership with What Investment magazine.  The document features an introduction from Doug Richard who was one of the original “Dragons” on the BBC show “Dragons Den”.  Richard now works with entrepreneurs by running a school for start-ups.  He has also published a… Read More