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Equity Crowdfunding Site SeedInvest Forms Strategic Alliance with Gust

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Partnership Expected to Create World’s Largest Angel Investor Base. SeedInvest, a leading equity crowdfunding platform, and Gust, a site where startups and investors connect, have formed a strategic partnership to leverage complimentary aspects of their services. Gust claims a user base that connects over 1000 investment organizations in over 80 countries.  Gust states that over 200,000 startups have… Read More

Angel Investing Helps Power Economic Growth (Infographic)

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This is an interesting infographic designed by the creative team over at SeedInvest.  It depicts the importance of angel investing and gives the viewer some numbers to work with.  SeedInvest has been one of the leaders in the battle to save angel investing.  Paradoxically there are some people out there who believe angel investing should… Read More

Hearo.fm Tunes into SeedInvest for Crowdfunding Campaign: Tech Platform for Indie Music

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Readers may recognize hearo.fm’s name from its two showcases and 40+ bands who played at this year’s SXSW.  Breaking into the music 5.9 Billion in annual revenue, hearo.fm has grown into a global music marketplace aiming to claim the indie artist segment of a realm dominated by iTunes and Spotify.  The startup not only boasts over… Read More

If It Ain’t Broke … SEC Investor Advisory Committee Tackles Non-Problem

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On July 10, thanks to the Dodd-Frank Act which mandated its reinstitution, the revived SEC Investor Advisory Committee met in a public forum to discuss certain securities law issues, including a subcommittee’s initial proposals on the definition of “accredited investor” (as defined in Section 501(a) of Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933, as… Read More

SeedInvest Launches #SaveAngelInvesting Campaign

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Equity crowdfunding portal SeedInvest has been at the forefront of championing the cause of investors and small business by battling the forces that want to deny many the opportunity to participate in certain offerings deemed only available for “accredited investors”.  As the definition stands today an individual must earn $200,000 to qualify ($300,000 if you… Read More

SeedInvest to SEC: “Increasing Accredited Investor Thresholds Would Be Disastrous for Small Business”

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On the day when the SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee is scheduled to discuss the definition of an “Accredited Investor”, SeedInvest – one of the leading equity crowdfunding portals in the United States- has posted a comment letter to the SEC stating their research indicates, “an increase to the accredited investor thresholds would be disastrous for… Read More

500 Startups Partners with Equity Platform SeedInvest For Investor Verification; Public Fundraising for $100M Fund III

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500 Startups, an  active venture capital fund and startup accelerator program, has announced that it has filed with the SEC under the new rules allowing for general solicitation, and is now publicly fundraising for its third flagship fund, targeted at $100M. To facilitate this process, 500 Startups has partnered with SeedInvest, a leading equity crowdfunding platform, to… Read More

SeedInvest Closes on $4.15 Million in Self Crowdfunding

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Equity based crowdfunding platform SeedInvest, has announced it has completed a $4.15 million Series A round the bulk of the amount financed via their own investment  portal. SeedInvest met its initial $3 million goal in only one week and accepted $1.15 million of additional commitments before ending its campaign just a week later. “We decided… Read More

FreeATM Backers Deposit over $805K into Equity Crowdfunding Campaign

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NewYork-based FreeATM has raised $805,000 on its equity crowdfunding campaign listed on SeedInvest ($770,000 Offline).  In FreeATM’s public campaign video, Co-Founder and CEO Clinton Townsend states the VC and crowdfunding goal of its 506(c) offering to be $1 million. FreeATM replaces replaces old ATM technology with digital advertising-enabled, surcharge-free ATMs coinciding with the national point-of-sale… Read More

Crowdfunding Now: Skylock Guards Your Bike & Let’s You Rent it Out

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Created by ex-Boeing and Jawbone engineers, Skylock, from Velo Labs, is a unique connected device that locks your bike but also allows you to share it (for a fee if you want).  As our ever-connected world grows and a “sharing” ecosystem becomes an integrated way of life – it was inevitable that someone would move… Read More

Launch Angels Takes Off on SeedInvest, Seeking Funding for Women-Led Company VC Portfolio

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Launch Angels, a new investment platform based in Boston, is creating an early stage VC portfolio of women-led companies; the crowdfunding for the $500,000 first round has launched on SeedInvest, with a minimum of a $25,000 investment.  The minimum closing threshold is $250K. Launch Angels highlights its Investment Criteria on its SeedInvest slide deck: Women-led:… Read More

Virtuix, Creator of Omni Virtual Treadmill, Closes on $3 Million Investment

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Led by Tekton Ventures and Maveron are among the chief investors, Virtuix, the developer of the anticipated Omni virtual reality treadmill, has announced that it has completed a $3 million seed investment round designed to expand production and distribution of the Omni.   The fundraising initiative was listed on equity crowdfunding portal SeedInvest.  Additional investors in… Read More

Scout Ventures Launches $30 Million Campaign for Fund II on SeedInvest; Over $7.5 Million Raised to Date

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NYC-based early stage VC firm Scout Ventures seeks investors to raise $30 Million to fund its Fund II portfolio on SeedInvest.  To date, $7,555,000 has been raised for their second fund, with a $100,000 minimum investment. Scout Ventures targets entrepreneurs in the entertainment, media and commerce sectors to build solid businesses by providing the necessary… Read More

SeedInvest Self-Crowdfunding Campaign Grows

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Sharing some news about its progress, New York based equity crowfunding platform SeedInvest announced it has already raised $2,850,000 out of its campaign goal, which recently kicked off.  Of that amount $850,000 was raised online. SeedInvest launched the campaign on its own platform to raise $3 million. The company has already raised $2 million so… 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 Definition of “Accredited Investor” Must Be Updated

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There has been a lot of uproar about new rules requiring additional steps to verify accredited investor status (i.e. checking tax returns) as a condition to using the new 506(c) rules permitting general solicitation. The real problem here is that the definition of accredited investor is out of touch with reality and is based on very sensitive personal… Read More

Ordr.In Intiates $400K Equity Crowdfunding on SeedInvest

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Thriving since raising its initial seed money from Google Ventures in 2011, Ordr.In, the open platform for online food ordering, has initiated a fundraising campaign on SeedInvest, an equity-based crowdfunding platform that connects accredited investors to startups.  To date, Ordr.in’s campaign has raised $30,000 for this round, and $100,000 has been committed toward its $400,000… 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

SeedInvest Hammers the Cost Challenge of Crowdfunding in SEC Comment Letter

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SeedInvest, an equity crowdfunding platform that is currently operating as an accredited investor site, recently submitted two comment letters to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  The documents were posted to the section regarding proposed rules regarding the JOBS Act, Title III commonly referred to as crowdfunding.  This section of the JOBS Act refers to… Read More

Crowdfunding Costs Are Too High. Tell the SEC Today!

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Since the proposed crowdfunding rules were released on October 23, 2013, the top concern for many in the industry has been that the costs of compliance would make crowdfunding too expensive to be useful. Our Crowdfunding Cost Model further backed up this concern, indicating that offerings under approximately $115,000 would actually result in negative cash… Read More