Tagged: equity

UK’s Rollasole Surpasses £150,000 Equity Crowdfunding Goal on Crowdcube; Nears £175,000

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Bristol-based Rollasole launched a Crowdcube equity crowdfunding campaign earlier this month to raise £150,000 for the expansion of its shoe company. Within a few weeks, the campaign reached well over its initial goal and has raised over £174,000 thanks to 87 investors. Rollasole is dubbed a “form of rolled footwear designed to be compact enough… 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

North Carolina’s Senate Commerce Committee Approves Equity Crowdfunding Bill

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North Carolina residents might be the next state to enjoy retail equity crowdfunding, thanks to a new bill that was cleared by the Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday (July 16th). According to the News Observer, the bill, H.B. 680, which last year was passed by the House, is set to move to the Senate Finance Committee…. Read More

Indiegogo’s Anastasia Emmanuel Shares Details About “Go Crowdfund Britain”

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Over the past few weeks, Indiegogo UK has been on-the-go thanks to its Go Crowdfund Britain campaign. As previously reported, this new initiative was launched on June 23rd and is seeking to raise a million pounds to get Britain’s best ideas, coolest inventions, brightest young businesses and the most creative music, fashion and arts projects crowdfunded on… Read More

Brewery Becomes First Wisconsin Company to Use Equity Crowdfunding Platform

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Madison-based brewer is ready to make history! MobCraft Inc, known for polling and producing popular beer recipes, is now working through CraftFund for an equity crowdfunding campaign. CraftFund LLC was certified as Wisconsin’s very first equity crowdfunding platform under the new exemption that allows businesses to raise money from the public through the Internet. In… Read More

NCFA Canada Launches Equity Crowdfunding & Venture Capital Cross-Country Tour

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On March 20th, a total of six provincial regulators announced two main proposals for new crowdfunding prospectus exemptions that would allow early stages companies such as startups and SMEs to raise up to $1.5 million of capital online through the issuance of securities. This kind of situation now represents a significant leap forward and positive… Read More

SeedInvest Crowdfunding $1 Million On Their Own Platform For Series A

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When you’re a prominent equity crowdfunding platform, how do you raise a Series A? You get a bunch of venture capital firms to hop into the round and open a portion of the raise to the crowd, which is precisely what SeedInvest has done. Better yet, they’re crowdfunding on their own platform. SeedInvest is calling… Read More

The Oculus-Facebook Buyout: The Best Ad For Equity Crowdfunding Ever

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I have written about the misconception by some members of the general public that equity crowdfunding and rewards-based crowdfunding are the same thing.  Many people are misinformed and do not understand that Title III of the JOBS Act has nothing to do with rewards-based crowdfunding. If you don’t believe me, read some of the comments… Read More

Growing Pains as Global Crowdfunding Comes of Age

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It’s growing up fast. As crowdfunding hits what I suppose you might call it’s second official birthday on 5th April – Global Crowdfunding Day (#GlobalCFDay) – it may have a dose of the “terrible twos.” It’s certainly disruptive enough. It’s not toddling but racing away. Now it’s “into everything,” despite cynicism in some quarters and some… Read More

OurCrowd Infographic: Equity Crowdfunding In 2014 & Beyond

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How big is the crowdfunding market expected to be in 2014? How much of the crowdfunding market is made up of equity-based funding? How many jobs does crowdfunding create? Equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd released the following infographic that aims to answer these questions and more. Check out the 2014 equity crowdfunding report below for all… Read More

Oculus Didn’t Respect The Process And It May Cost Them Their Early Adopters: Three Lessons

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So did you hear that Facebook bought Oculus VR for $2 billion? It’s the story that the entire tech world was talking about, and for good reason. Oculus is a clear leader in the world of virtual reality hardware. It’s one of the poster children for the ever-growing crowdfunding industry, a grassroots story that had… Read More

Michigan’s First Investment Crowdfunding Candidate Is Tecumseh Brewing Co.

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The Michigan Invests Locally Exemption, or MILE for short, has its first potential benefactor. Tecumseh Brewing Co. will seek cash from the crowd in exchange for a revenue share in a bid to launch operations in Tecumseh, Michigan. The two cofounders, Tim Schmidt and Kyle DeWitt, were profiled in the Tecumseh Herald. The two met while working… Read More

FCA Publishes Final Rules For Crowdfunding In UK

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They’re here. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published rules governing equity and lending-based crowdfunding in the UK. They are set to take effect on April 1 with a review scheduled for 2016. chris-woolard-bioChristopher Woolard, director of policy, risk and research at the FCA, said, ”We want to ensure that consumers are appropriately protected – but… Read More

UK Equity Crowdfunding Platform Volpit To Issue Report On Economic Impact Of FCA Regs

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Volpit, an equity crowdfunding platform based in the UK, plans on releasing a report detailing how the Financial Conduct Authority’s new regulatory regime will impact the UK economy and startup investing. The report is set to publish on March 31 and will be called “Enterprise Investment – It’s Your Business.” “We know from speaking to… Read More

CrowdCheck Rolls Out Bad Actor Report For Crowdfunding Issuers

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For crowdfunding issuers, a bad actor in the ranks could be the difference between a successful campaign and a nightmare scenario. Of course, it can be difficult to determine whether or not an individual is a “bad actor” by the SEC’s standards. This is where CrowdCheck wants to help. The due diligence service provider has… Read More

Barry James: Breaking The Missing Link Could Kill 20,000 New Jobs in 2014

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Tens of thousands of new UK jobs and many millions in new investment are riding on UK regulators’ ability to come to grips with a changing economy. With regulators in the US and around the world increasingly coordinating their activities, deadlines and announcements, the implications run far wider. It’s emerging from the very latest research… Read More

FundersClub’s First Exit: Crowdfunded TalentBin Acquired By Monster Worldwide

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FundersClub is celebrating an exit this evening, the first exit for a company funded on the equity crowdfunding platform for accredited investors. TalentBin has been acquired by Monster Worldwide (MWW). Gozaik was also acquired by MWW today. Terms of the acquisitions were not disclosed. TalentBin and Gozaik are both tools that aim to leverage social networks and… Read More

Realty Mogul Crowdfunds 141 Apartment Units In Los Angeles

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Realty Mogul is continuing their push into exciting real estate markets around the county. The latest market to see activity from the equity crowdfunding platform is Los Angeles, where five multi-family properties – 141 units in total – were just crowdfunded. We have many accredited investors from around the world that are interested in investing… Read More

Virtuix Crowdfunding For Equity On SeedInvest After Million-Dollar Kickstarter Campaign For Omni VR Gaming Device

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Virtuix found itself at the center of a revolutionary shift in the video game industry after they raised over $1.1 million on Kickstarter. The campaign funded the Virtuix Omni, an immersive treadmill-like device for gamers. According to a recent backer update, shipping has begun for Kickstarter backers. When paired with a device like Oculus’s Rift… Read More

Watch: Jonathan Sandlund Interviews Anaxago CEO Joachim Dupont

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In this video interview, The Crowd Cafe’s Jonathan Sandlund interviews Joachim Dupont, CEO and Founder of Anaxago. It’s a relatively deep dive into how Anaxago operates, including a look at where the platform sources dealflow and how they curate. Anaxago also divulges that the platform has been responsible for 15 deals totaling $6.5 million since… Read More