Tagged: circleup

Neurotechnology Start-up truBrain Launches CircleUp Campaign; Makes An Appearance on CNBC’s Power Launch

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truBrain, creator of the world’s first nootropic drink, was featured in this week’s Power Pitch segment of CNBC’s Power Lunch to discuss the company’s traction and growth strategy, as well as their recent equity offering through the crowdfunding platform CircleUp. The segment highlights truBrain’s success in developing novel products that are validated by neurotechnology, while also discussing its decision… Read More

Re-Introduced Innovation Act May Stop Patent Trolls From Targeting Crowdfunding Startups

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Venture Beat recently reported that on Thursday (February 5th), House Judiciary Chairman, Bob Goodlatte re-introduced the Innovative Act, which is considered a bipartisan bill that may stop “patent trolls” in their tracks. The Electronic Freedom Frontier describes a troll as; “A patent troll uses patents as legal weapons, instead of actually creating any new products or coming… Read More

Thanks to Solar Charger StrongVolt, You Can Charge Your Devices on Any Sun-Blessed Site

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While you recharge your own batteries by relaxing on some sun-blessed beach, your cell phone could be powering up from the same solar source. StrongVolt‘s solar chargers work as fast as a wall outlet to power up USB devices, be they smartphones, tablets or GoPros. After all, you’ll need proof of the world-record-setting sandcastle you… Read More

Brief: CircleUp Partners with Online Financial Advisor Personal Capital

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CircleUp announced a new partnership with the leading online financial advisor, Personal Capital. Members can track their CircleUp investments in the Personal Capital app, across both desktop and mobile devices. The integration aims to allow investors to centralize their public and private market investments for the first time. Following the partnership, Personal Capital is offering a… Read More

The Interrelationship Between Failure, Fraud and Execution

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Anyone who has been reading my articles over the years knows that I have been on a fervent mission to help develop a practicable framework for unaccredited investor crowdfinancing. One of the reasons for my vehemence is that I am a staunch advocate of “investing freedom”. It is my belief that individuals – irrespective of… Read More

Details Emerge on Patent Lawsuit Against Multiple Crowdfunding Platforms

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It was revealed earlier this week that a patent infringement lawsuit was filed against Indiegogo, CircleUp, GoFundMe, Kickstarter, Gust, RocketHub & Innovational Funding  by Alphacap Ventures LLC for a trial by jury in the Eastern District Court of Texas. Alphacap Ventures is based in California but the suit was filed in Texas as the “Defendant because… Read More

Lending Club Executive Joins CircleUp Board of Directors

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Scott Sanborn, Lending Club COO & CMO, Becomes First Independent Director for CircleUp Crowdfunding Platform. Investment crowdfunding platform CircleUp, has announced that Scott Sanborn has joined the company’s board of directors the first independent director for the company. Sanborn will continue his leadership role as chief operating officer and chief marketing officer at Lending Club (NYSE: LC), a peer to peer… Read More

CircleUp CEO Ryan Caldbeck Talks Consumer Trends (Video)

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Ryan Caldbeck, co-founder and CEO of investment crowdfunding platform CircleUp, recently shared his view on consumer trends for 2015.  CircleUp targets consumer facing companies on their platform.  CircleUp has a mission to fill a funding gap for promising consumer entrepreneurs.  The site has partnered with some big names in the consumer space and has several… Read More

Four Additional Crowdfunding Platforms Join The PENSCO Marketplace; Unlocking Alternative Investment Opportunities for Self-Directed IRA Investors

PENSCO Marketplace

PENSCO has expanded The PENSCO Marketplace with the addition of four new crowdfunding portals – LendZoan, Equity Round, EarlyShares and SilverPortalXchange. The new participants join the original five sites, which are CircleUp, HealthiosXchange, I-Bankers Direct, RockThePost and Zanbato, in the online marketplace, a first-of-its-kind network of crowdfunding providers, products and services, giving individual accredited investors unparalleled access to private placement opportunities using their Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs). Since… Read More

CircleUp Co-Founder Ryan Caldbeck Crashes Cash Crowd to Fund Nomad (Video)

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CircleUp co-founder and CEO Ryan Caldbeck crashed the CNBC Cash Crowd party to fund Nomad, a hardware company that is equity crowdfunding on the CircleUp platform.  He made his appearance after the “super panel” of investors had already gone through their brief funding routine deciding whether or not to share their lunch money to help… Read More

Cash Crowd Crowdfunding Series Launched by CNBC. Starts with KosoFresh Raising Capital on CircleUp (Video)

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Financial news network is launching “Cash Crowd” a new series that is combination shark tank / crowdfunding where entrepreneurs get 30 seconds to pitch a product to the “ultimate” panel of investors while simultaneously connecting with “thousands” of accredited investors registered on equity crowdfunding platforms. CNBC did their first round this week and started the… Read More

5 Tips for Preparing a Food Company to Raise Capital Online

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My company, WAFU Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of Japanese-style dressings and mayos, recently became the first company to launch a simultaneous cross-border (US/Canada) accredited investor equity crowdfunding offering through CircleUp in the United States and Optimize Capital Markets in Canada, I have been asked by many of my colleagues for a simple checklist on… Read More

North America’s First Simultaneous Cross Border Equity Crowdfunding Raise: Wafu

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This is not the first international cross border equity crowdfunding offer, a title claimed by UK based Airline Odyssey, but this is a first for North America as consumer goods company WAFU has launched a duel listing in both Canada and the United States simultaneously.  Each day around the globe equity crowdfunding is climbing 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

Collaborative Fund Teams Up With CircleUP to Invest $4 Million in B Corps

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New York-based venture firm, Collaborative Fund has partnered with crowdfunding platform, CircleUp to invest $4 million into certified B Corps. According to Wall Street Journal, CircleUp has already helped nine certified B Corps raise $10.2 million in equity funding from accredited angel investors. One of them, Peeled Snacks, raised $2.38 million, which is the most… Read More

CircleUp Partners with Johnson & Johnson

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Equity crowdfunding platform CircleUp, a site that focuses on consumer and retail private company investments, has announced a collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Innovation and the Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, to identify innovative consumer companies working in areas of strategic interest. “Our mission at CircleUp is to enable entrepreneurs to achieve their dreams by… Read More

Crowdfunding on CircleUp, Nomad Connects with Fluxmob: Grows Smartphone Accessory Brand to over $2 Million in Sales

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Now Raising Equity, Nomad First Raised Funding on Kickstarter. Nomad, the designer and manufacturer of minimalist smartphone accessories, has listed its equity crowdfunding campaign on CircleUp.  Known for its NomadKey, the company has also introduced new products including the solid carabiner-sized NomadClip USB cable and NomadCard on the newly launched company website. Committed to product… Read More

CircleUp: Filling the Void in Consumer Products Startup Financing

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After being freed from the vestibule and entering CircleUp’s airy San Francisco office space with CEO Ryan Caldbeck, I settled in for an open and informative discussion on consumer products, leveraging networks and the future of capital formation. The Vision Ryan and several CircleUp team members came from a background in private equity where they… Read More

SmartyPants Raises $2.49M Crowdfunding on CircleUp

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Co-founder and co-CEO of SmartyPants Inc. Courtney Nichols Gould announced earlier this week that the company, which makes gummy vitamins for kids and adults, has raised $2,490,000 in its new crowdfunding campaign on CircleUp. The listing was for a convertible note with 19 investors participating in the funding round. According to CircleUp’s co-founder Rory Eakin,… Read More

CircleUp Introduces Investment Funds or “Circles”

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As part of the inevitable evolution of investment crowdfunding portals, consumer product platform CircleUP has introduced diversified investment funds giving them the title of “Circles”.  CircleUp was launched two years ago with the objective of creating a “more efficient and personalized market for individual private investments” raising over $30 million for early state consumer products… Read More