Tagged: equity

Colorado Lawmakers Seek Support for New Crowdfunding Legislation

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Last month, Crowdfund Insider reported that a drafted crowdfunding legistation for Colorado was presented that will facilitate crowdfunding by authorizing on-line intermediaries to match Colorado investors with a state-based business. Authors of the Colorado Crowdfunding Act, have attempted to improve on some of the glaring deficiencies that have pinned Title III retail crowdfunding. The bill covered: Non-accred’s… Read More

Bid On Energy Seeks Investment Capital Through Crowdfunding Initiative on EquityNet

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Bid On Energy LLC, an energy brokering and consulting firm, is seeking investment capital from accredited investors through its EquityNet campaign. The company introduced its new reverse auction and aggregation platform for businesses in 2014. The system substantially lowers the rising cost of commercial electricity and natural gas for users, via its aggregation and reverse auction… Read More

Brief: New Equity Crowdfunding Platform Crudefunders Launches; Set to Offer Texans Oil Wells & Gas Products

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Houston-based Crudefunders recently debuted its crowdfunding platform that offers Texans a chance to own some of the state’s oil wells. It has become the first out of two funding portals to be approved by the Texas State Securities Board. According to Dallas Business Journal, Crudefunders Portal Texas LLC received its approval from the state on February… Read More

Brief: truCrowd Registers as a Texas Equity Crowdfunding Platform

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truCrowd Texas, officially announced its application has been approved by the Texas State Securities Board. They are now legally registered as a Texas equity crowdfunding portal (TCP) and open for business. truCrowd enables local startups and businesses from any industry to raise up to $1 million per year from both non-accredited and accredited investors in Texas. For… Read More

Shark Tank Competitor Seeks Startups For New Equity Crowdfunding TV Show (Video)

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The Startup Hour, a new business-themed reality program, will let everyday TV viewers watch entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas — and then invest in them from the comfort of their living room. The show, set to debut in six television markets in May 2015 and simultaneously stream worldwide, starts an eight city tour March 13th-15th at the South by Southwest… Read More

London’s Shopping Website Enclothed Quickly Nabs Nearly £560,000 in Equity on Crowdcube

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Earlier this month, London-based Enclothed, launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £400,000. The website is considered a virtual “personal shopper” to men that are looking to avoid busy department stores and crazy clothing prices. Sharing details about the website, the Enclothed team stated, “Here at Enclothed, we believe the traditional shopping experience doesn’t work… Read More

Mama Mia! UK’s Pizza Rossa’s Second Equity Crowdfunding Campaign OverFunds & Captures Nearly £154,000 on Crowdcube

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Last month, London-based pizzeria Pizza Rossa debuted its second equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £150,000 to expand. Now, with only a few days left, the project has officially surpassed its initial goal and is currently sitting at nearly £154,000. As previously reported, Pizza Rossa is seeking to create a chain of Italian-style quick service… Read More

Victory Park Capital Announces Investment in Assetz Capital to Help Lending Platform Fund Small UK Businesses

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Victory Park Capital (VPC), an asset management firm focused on middle market debt and equity investments, announced today that it will invest up to £150 million in loans originated by Assetz Capital under a new five year contract. Assetz Capital is a peer-to-peer lending platform that combines traditional loan underwriting with financial technology to efficiently provide capital to… Read More

London’s Business First Magazine Hits Crowdcube to Raise £75,000 in Equity

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Earlier this month, London-based Business First Magazine debuted its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £75,000 so that it may expand it’s already growing publication. The publish is an established magazine that is seeking to celebrate the “spirit of enterprise” in the same way as U.S.’s Forbes and Fortune magazine do. According to its campaign, The… Read More

ScrapMyMap Seeks £100,000 Through Seedrs Equity Crowdfunding Campaign

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Earlier this month, travel social media site, ScrapMyMap, launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs to raise £100,000 to expand its business. According to its campaign, ScrapMyMap was “established to bridge the gap between current social media and travel review websites.” The website is able to do so by providing one platform for users to… Read More

Craft Beer Subscription Service DeskBeers Seeks Funds Through Crowdcube Campaign For Expansion

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Earlier this month, UK’s craft beer subscription service DeskBeers launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £80,000 for expansion. The company is offering backers 17% in equity and has even raised well over half of its initial goal. According to its campaign, Deskbeers’ key focus is to deliver great beer to different workplaces. Each… Read More

UK’s Pizza Rossa Opens Up Shop on Crowdcube; Seeks £150,000 in Equity

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Last year, the very popular (and delicious) Pizza Rossa launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube and took home £440,000 in just 17 days. Since then the company has opened a shop at London Wall, along with a pop-up at Leadenhall Market. Now, the startup is making a return to the popular platform, this time… Read More

Sustainability Partnerships Launches Crowdfunding Cooperative That Offers 1M Shares & Full Support to Help Expedite Funding For Green Projects

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A new crowdfunding cooperative has donated 1 million equity shares and full marketing support to help people fund their own projects. Anyone with a sustainable project can participate as a sustainability partner or by funding their own projects. Sustainability Partnerships, located in Los Angeles California, comprised of a non-profit, a Pay It Forward company, individuals,… Read More

Soul Tree Winemaker based in India Raises Equity in UK; Seeks £350,000 for Business Expansion

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Handcraft India based winemaker, Soul Tree, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £350,000 to expand its already successful business. The company, which has already won various awards such as Startups 100, Real Business Future 50 and Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Award, has already raised £107,700 so far on the UK-based platform…. Read More

Applied CleanTech Launches EquityNet Campaign to Raise $2-$5M For Further Business Development

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Applied CleanTech announces this week the launch of its equity crowdfunding campaign on EquityNet to raise its next round of funding, targeted at $2-$5M. The investment is required for business development in Western Europe and the Americas. Established in 2007, Applied CleanTech Inc. has developed and established a game changing technology that fully recycles cellulose from raw… Read More

Hiring-Hub Appoints Chairman & Non-Executive Director After Success VentureFounders Equity Campaign

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Earlier this year, online recruitment marketplace, Hiring-Hub launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on VentureFounders to raise £425,000 for expansion. The company successfully hit its goal and has announced it appointed a new chairman and non-executive director. Hiring-Hub is described as “an award-winning, online recruitment marketplace, revolutionizing the UK’s recruitment industry, by offering a compelling proposition for… Read More

Equity Crowdfunding Platform Alphaworks Dubs Erin Glenn As New CEO

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On Thursday (October 30th), Betaworks’ equity crowdfunding platform, Alphaworks, announced that Erin Glenn is set to take the role as its brand new CEO, while co-founder and former CEO, Nick Chirls, pursues another project. According to TechCrunch, Glenn comes from four years in a CFO position at KIXEYE, where she has helped the company raise… Read More

Next Generation Trust Services Alerts Investors to Possible SEC Changes in Definition of “Accredited Investor” & Investing Limitations

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Next Generation Trust Services, a professional third-party administrator of self-directed retirement plans, is alerting its clients about possible SEC changes regarding who qualifies as an accredited investor. The administrator of self-directed retirement plans has among its clients, investors who use the funds in their self-directed IRAs to invest in equity funding opportunities in early-stage companies. The SEC… Read More

:Qounter Launches Equity Crowdfunding Campaign to Bring its Social Cashback Platform to the U.S. Market

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Social cashback integrated platform, :Qounter, has launched a Series A round on  equity crowdfunding platform Crowdfunder to enter the US market. :Qounter is set to “disrupt” the cash back space by enabling businesses to attract not only individuals but also their social network by offering social cash back on both online and in-store purchases. The platform has already… Read More

The UK’s New Equity Crowdfunding Aggregator Launches

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By bundling up the best of the world’s crowdfunding opportunities with an equally comprehensive amalgamation of more conventional businesses for sale. BusinessAgent aims to become to investment and crowdfunding as what Rightmove is to houses and estate agents. While sharing details about the newest equity crowdfunding aggregator in the UK, founder of BusinessAgent.com, Sacha Bright stated,… Read More