Minnesota Rocks: MNvest Updates on 2017 Intrastate Crowdfunding Progress

Minnesota is one of the best organized states when it comes to intrastate crowdfunding activity. There are a growing number of states that have state based securities crowdfunding rules but Minnesota has been fortunate to have MNvest, a non-profit group, as a guiding light for the regulations and, importantly, for the emerging industry on a local level.

In tweet from MNvest, co-founder Zach Robins, a Minnesota based securities attorney, shared an infographic depicting Minnesota investment crowdfunding progress.

According to MNvest, in the past twelve months ten campaigns have raised $750,000 for Minnesota businesses. That’s not bad at all.

There have been ten companies leveraging the Minnesota intrastate exemption, with five fully funded, including:

  • Blue Nose
  • Torg Brewery
  • Broken Clock
  • Clutch Brewing
  • Silicon Prairie
  • Culhane
  • Farm + Vine Restaurant
  • Rustech Brewing
  • Non-Bank
  • CheckNGN

Three portals were approved during the year with one recently filing for state approval.

We asked for some feedback from Robins on the first full year of intrastate crowdfunding; Robins shared;

“We are thrilled to see the amount of companies using MNvest and amount of capital raised from everyday investors.  The future looks bright for young and growing companies seeking funding from the crowd!”

Congratulations to Minnesota and MNvest and all the best in the coming year!

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