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ENU Nutritional Shakes Creator Trovita Health Science Seeks Funds Through CircleUp For Patent-Pending Product

ENU Trovita Health Science

Last week, Trovita Health Sciences, the company behind ENU Nutritional Shakes, launched a crowdfunding campaign on CircleUp to to continue growth of its flagship brand ENU, and to launch a new patent-pending product for enteral nutrition. Trovita Health Science is an emerging specialty health and nutrition company,… Read More

Colorado’s Sunflower Seed Butter Good Luck Chuck Launches CircleUp Initiative to Raise $750,000 For Expansion

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Good Luck Chuck LLC, a Boulder-based sunflower seed butter company, announce this week that it has initiated its first round of funding through crowdfunding platform, CircleUp. The brand stated: “Good Luck Chuck seeks to gain a national acceptance by appealing to groups that are typically ignored… Read More

Q&A: Rory Eakin, COO & Co-Founder of CircleUp, Talks New Consumer Growth Fund, Online Marketplaces’ Effect On Access To Capital

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  “Trying.” states Rory Eakin’s Twitter bio, which could describe its owner as well as the company Rory co-founded, CircleUp. But perhaps Rory’s bio needs one more word: “Succeeding.” In the last two years, the company has launched several notable products, such as the Consumer Growth Fund,… Read More

Whatever Happened to the Crowdfunding Patent Lawsuit?

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Back in January of this year, Crowdfund Insider covered a patent lawsuit that sought to challenge many of the prominent US crowdfunding platforms in operation today.  This included both rewards/donations and investment crowdfunding platforms.  AlphaCap ventures, a company that has been described as a patent troll,… Read More

CircleUp Captures $22M to Invest in Consumer Brands That Campaigned on Its Very Own Platform

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Equity crowdfunding platform, CircleUp, recently revealed that it has secured $22 million so that it may invest in consumer brands that previously received funds through its site. According to TechCrunch, CircleUp’s funding round, The Consumer Growth Fund, is set to match investments made on its platform by others, but does… Read More

On CircleUp, Women Founders are 5X More Successful Compared to Raising Money from VCs

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There has been an ongoing discussion regarding the disparity between female and male entrepreneurs. A vital element of this discourse is access to capital.  You cannot startup a business without funding. Just doesn’t happen.  There appears to be some initial evidence that crowdfunding may alleviate… Read More

New PENSCO Report Reveals Key Trends in Equity Crowdfunding & Early Stage Investing

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PENSCO Trust Company released a report today on key trends driving the surging popularity of equity crowdfunding. In the 2015 PENSCO Crowdfunding Report preeminent voices in crowdfunding and early stage investing discuss the leading edge of private equity and provide tips for investors in search of these… Read More

Smackdown: Steve Case on Mark Cuban “His View is Skewed by the Circles He Runs in” as Cuban Criticizes Crowdfunding

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Steve Case, a staunch proponent of investment crowdfunding and advocate of access to capital for SMEs, called out billionaire pundit Mark Cuban on CNBC this morning. Ostensibly the discussion was on the Tech Bubble “Yes or No” polemic but discourse ended up being a bit… Read More

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… 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… 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…. 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… Read More