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Is Miami the Next Startup Hub? OurCrowd Pushes South.

Miami Beach Pool at the Ritz Florida

Miami has been in the news as becoming the next hedge fund hot-spot – and it is not only about the weather and glitzy background. Granted when it is minus 18 below in Midtown Manhattan the sun-kissed beaches of Miami start to look pretty enticing for anyone based in the north east. In the past… Read More

Fund Wisdom: Equity Crowdfunding Public Offerings Drove $278M in Angel Investing for 2014

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Fund Wisdom, an equity analytics firm analyzing online equity offerings, released its first annual Investment Insight report for 2014. The report details industry-wide online private equity offerings from top investment platforms including AngelList, SeedInvest, WeFunder, Onevest, Fundable, EquityNet, Return On Change, CrowdFunder, and EarlyShares for the last calendar year. FundWisdom found that 296 SEC Regulation… Read More

Interview with EarlyShares Joanna Schwartz: Finance Maven Examines Entrepreneurship, Webinars & Media

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Joanna L. Schwartz, the CEO and Co-Founder of EarlyShares, enables individuals and companies to leverage the JOBS Act to capitalize on new investing and capital raising opportunities. An award-winning executive, Schwartz has over 20 years of experience as a successful leader, advisor, and entrepreneur. Prior to confounding EarlyShares with CSO Heather Schwarz-Lopes and Board Chairman Stephen Temes,… 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

Electric Vehicle Technology Company Brammo Chooses Equity Crowdfunding Platform EarlyShares for its $3 Million Capital Raise

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Equity crowdfunding platform, EarlyShares, announced on Thursday (September 25th) the launch of a $3 million convertible debt investment offering for Brammo, an electric vehicle technology company seeking to scale the business and execute on international expansion plans through its equity crowdfunding campaign. CEO and chairman at Brammo, Craig Bramscher stated, “We decided to host our capital raise on… Read More

Saglo Lists Real Estate Crowdfunding Offer on EarlyShares

Saglo Central Plaza on Early Shares

EarlyShares investment crowdfunding platform, has listed an equity investment opportunity for Saglo Development Corporation, a Miami-based retail shopping center investment and management company.  The new offering allows accredited investors the opportunity to purchase equity ownership in Central Plaza, a prominent shopping center in a high-traffic location in St. Petersburg, Florida. Saglo is raising $3.2 million… Read More

EarlyShares CEO Joanna Schwartz Discusses Title III & Future of Equity Crowdfunding


Joanna Schwartz, CEO of the Miami-based equity crowdfunding platform EarlyShares, recently sat down with the Miami Herald Newspaper to discussing the crowdfunding industry and which direction she believe its heading. Founded in 2011, EarlyShares is an equity crowdfunding platform that is ready to transform how capital is allocated to small businesses in the U.S. It… Read More

EarlyShare’s CEO Discusses Real Estate Crowdfunding (Video)

Joanna Schwartz

CEO of EarlyShares Joanna Schwartz spoke to CNBC’s Realty Check to discuss real estate crowdfunding. Ms. Schwartz states that the real estate funding option is “really taking off” in the U.S. and that is outpacing other sectors in equity crowdfunding. EarlyShares is a equity-based crowdfunding platform that allows like-minded individuals to come together and pool their… Read More

Thorobid Stays on Track with EarlyShares’ Equity Crowdfunding Campaign

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Crowdsourcing, innovation and technology platform for the $100 billion horse industry ThoroBid, has listed its equity crowdfunding campaign on EarlyShares. The site is an online community for Thoroughbred racing fans and social handicapping tool that analyzes the behavior of the betting public and categorize races into various assets classes. According to ThoroBid’s campaign, “The site… Read More

An Evening at the Omphoy – Palm Beach

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An exclusive invitation for Accredited Investors, registered investment advisors, employees of broker dealers/FINRA/SIPC firms and GCVCA Silver, Gold and Platinum Level Sponsor firms only. An entrepreneur pitch event featuring three firms hosting investment offerings on the EarlyShares platform. IMPORTANT: This is a limited admission event. Attendees must self-identify as either an Accredited Investor, registered investment advisor,… Read More

Don’t Miss the Boat: BoatSetter Sails to over $1M in Funding on EarlyShares

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EarlyShares launched its first equity crowdfunding campaign with Miami-based BoatSetter, a pier-to-pier boat rental and boat services venture. To date, seventeen investors have provided anchor funds totaling just over $1 million of BoatSetters’ $2,225,000 equity and rewards-based campaign goal. Similar to Boatbound which connects renters to boat owners and captains, BoatSetter also links customers to captained experiences.  A… Read More

One Spark 2014: Crowdfunding Gets Creative at Festival Attended by 235,000+

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Take your favorite local street fair, cross it with a creative conference, add a “vote for your favorites” fundraising competition, and throw in nearly a quarter million people. Take all of that together and you have the makings of One Spark, the major crowdfunding event held over five days last week in Jacksonville, Florida. The… Read More

Mark Cuban Backed Company Offering Equity on EarlyShares

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LinguaSys has launched an equity crowdfunding round on EarlyShares and the company has already captured some high profile interest from well known investor Mark Cuban. The small company is currently looking to raise $250,000 in equity but in a prior funding round Mark Cuban jumped in and invested $750,000.  Sure Cuban has a lot of… Read More

Equity Crowdfunding Locally – Webinar

EarlyShares, the funding platform that connects smart investors with unique opportunities, today announced that its Chief Financial Officer Mark Gillanders will serve as a panelist for a Financial Poise/Accredited Investor Markets webinar on Sunday, March 9 at 11 am EST. The webinar on “Equity Crowdfunding Locally” will focus on the potential of general solicitation and… Read More

EarlyShares Partners with Crowdnetic

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EarlyShares, the funding platform that connects smart investors with unique opportunities, today announced the expansion of the distribution network for its investment offerings. Through a new partnership with Crowdnetic, EarlyShares’ investment offerings in private companies will be published on MarketWatch.com, an online resource for business news and personal finance information that is owned by Dow… Read More

EarlyShares Offers Rewards, Equity in Singer / Songwriter Erika Cole

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Country artist Erika Cole is launching  a unique crowdfunding campaign on EarlyShares.  Erika, managed by Capri Nashville, has announced a hybrid funding campaign for both equity in her business and rewards for her fans. Erika is an acclaimed songwriter and vocalist, formally trained at Berklee College of Music, who was discovered by Grammy award winning… Read More

Heather Schwarz-Lopes of EarlyShares to Judge Miami Herald Business Challenge

Heather Schwarz Lopes

Heather Schwarz-Lopes, the co-founder and Chief Strategy Office of Miami based EarlyShares, has joined the judging panel of the 2014 Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge. EarlyShares. launched in 2011, is a crowdfunding platform that connects accredited investors to “unique opportunities”.  The platform hopes to move into “retail” crowdfunding contingent upon final regulations. The Miami Herald… Read More

PaletteApp Looks to Crowdfund $750,000 in Equity on EarlyShares


Online tool for designers, architects and manufacturers PaletteApp is looking for capital and they are crowdfunding on EarlyShares.  The Chicago based company wants to revolutionize the way the industry has managed the business and they are looking to raise $750,000 in equity on the investment crowdfunding platform.  The offering is for accredited investors only.  The minimum… Read More

Crowdfunding Platform EarlyShares Boosts Leadership Team with New Hires


Crowdfunding platform EarlyShares, announced that it has added two executives to its senior leadership team. The new hires are Salomon Wancier, Chief Marketing Officer, and Jonatan Alava, Director of Engineering. Wancier joined EarlyShares as Chief Marketing Officer on January 2, 2014. An accomplished, creative senior executive with more than 17 years of experience, Wancier was previously… Read More

AARP Magazine Runs Crowdfunding Feature, Cites Cautionary Letter


AARP The Magazine recently ran an article on crowdfunding dealing with the possibilities (and perils) of the evolving means of capital formation. Kickstarter, RocketHub and EarlyShares all get mention in the piece alongside Sherwood Neiss of Crowdfund Capital Advisors. Rockethub’s Alon Hillel-Tuch and EarlyShares’s Heather Schwarz-Lopes are both quoted in the article. Neiss predicts that the… Read More