Tagged: equity

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

Retailcommon Closes $2 Million Series A Financing

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Retailcommon, a Toronto-based social shopping network, announced on Tuesday (October 21st) it has raised $2 million in Series A financing. The company, which developed a revolutionary way for retailers to connect with their customers’ mobile devices while they are actively shopping, also announced it will launch the Retailcommon services in the U.S. onNovember 1, 2014. … Read More

Crowdcube Opens New Scottish Office Due to Region’s Startup Growth

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Equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube announced this week the launch of its new office in Scotland. According to the Herald Scotland, the website revealed it has made opened the new location to support existing clients. Crowdcube noted the decision to move north came after it noticed a strong growth in the number of new businesses being established… Read More

Crowdfundraiser to Include Equity Crowdfunding Through Startup Capital Partner

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Crowdfundraiser announced on Wednesday (October 8th) a new partnership with equity crowdfunding professionals for financing startup companies through various equity crowdfunding platforms. Currently, Crowdfundraiser is focused on Title I crowdfunding, which includes rewards and donations for various projects and personal campaigns. The company’s latest partnerships and further partnership outreach will attempt to change that. Specifically, equity crowdfunding presents… Read More

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. Christopher Woolard, director of policy, risk and research at the FCA, said, ”We want to ensure that consumers are appropriately protected – but… Read More