CrowdfundSuite is a new funding hub that has been launched to enable both existing crowdfunding channel players and interested private capital industry stakeholders to successfully navigate and profit from the exploding Alternative Funding sector. CrowdfundSuite seeks to provide platform access, services and education across the spectrum of rewards, debt and equity crowdfunding models. CrowdfundSuite was created by former Fundrazr executive Bret Conkin.
“Powerful forces are turning the capital markets on their head yet alternative funding is still in it’s infancy,” stated Bret. “The plethora of online platforms, revolutionary new North American securities regulations and social media’s growth are key factors to the disruption facing broker dealers, banks, angel groups, financial and legal advisors, and other industry players. We started CrowdfundSuite to help our clients profit by identifying alternative funding strategies and bringing new crowd capital solutions to market.”
The CrowdfundSuite team has helped raise over $40 million since 2012 and has assisted leading platforms; broker dealers and other industry stakeholders develop effective strategies and solutions to participate in the crowd capital boom. The team recognizes the fundamental shift to greater venture capital access is a game-changer. While consultants have emerged to assist entrepreneurs with campaign management, they believe there is a huge resource gap for expert assistance to organizations from new platforms to service providers to business associations and even enterprise.
Crowdfund Suite launches with access to 3 industry leading platforms creating more options for investors and providing a funding escalator for entrepreneurs that grows with each venture.
- InvestNextDoor is the Crowdlending marketplace for small businesses across North America to borrow directly from investors. Great returns with big impact for local investors. Small businesses pay a nominal fee to set their own rates and terms creating better access to capital of up to $300,000.
- FundRazr is a global Rewards platform launched July 2010 with over $52M raised to date in 20+ countries. Business, artists, organizations or non-profits can fund projects or causes via donations, new product pre-order or contributor perks.
- SeedUps Canada is a a curated Canadian Equity Crowdfunding platform launched in January 2014. Enterpreneurs looking to raise $250,000 – $2 Million in the Exempt market can access support services and investors. Investors tap interesting early stage companies, connect with co-investors and bid on valuations.
Other industry leading platforms will be added including in the area of US equity crowdfunding and real estate crowdfunding.
Tabitha Creighton of InvestNextDoor stated, “We are very pleased to partner with CrowdfundSuite to help businesses access the capital they desperately need to thrive and succeed from innovative alternative funding sources, like the InvestNextDoor marketplace.”