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CircleUp CEO Ryan Caldbeck Talks Consumer Trends (Video)

Ryan Caldbeck, co-founder and CEO of investment crowdfunding platform CircleUp, recently shared his view on consumer trends for 2015.  CircleUp targets consumer facing companies on their platform.  CircleUp has a mission to fill a funding gap for promising consumer entrepreneurs.  The site has partnered with… Read More

CircleUp Co-Founder Ryan Caldbeck Crashes Cash Crowd to Fund Nomad (Video)

CircleUp co-founder and CEO Ryan Caldbeck crashed the CNBC Cash Crowd party to fund Nomad, a hardware company that is equity crowdfunding on the CircleUp platform.  He made his appearance after the “super panel” of investors had already gone through their brief funding routine deciding… Read More

Watch: CircleUp’s Ryan Caldbeck On Crowdfunding & Private Placements

CircleUp is an early starter in the world of crowdfunding and especially crowdfunding for equity, and the following video interview is an intimate look at why CircleUp was created. Co-founder Ryan Caldbeck says that the idea started with a bad panel at a trade show… Read More

Crowdfunding 101: Q&A With CircleUp CEO Ryan Caldbeck

Venture capital firms don’t have much appetite for consumer-goods products in their portfolios.  . According to Dow Jones VentureSource, venture firms invested a mere $116.6 million in food and beverage companies in all of 2012. By contrast, they invested $738.4 million in media and content… Read More

CircleUp Raises $30 Million in Series C Funding

CircleUp, a leading marketplace for equity investments in private companies, today announced it has raised $30 million in Series C funding, bringing its total funding to $53 million. The round was led by Collaborative Fund, with participation from Capital One co-founder Nigel Morris, and former CEOs… Read More

General Mills to Channel “Multi-Millions” via CircleUp to Invest in Emerging Brands

General Mills (NYSE:GIS), a multi-billion international consumer food company, has partnered with equity crowdfunding platform CircleUp to provide “multi-millions” towards startups raising capital on the site.  This is part of General Mills 301 INC venture / new business  development unit.  The company states this is the… Read More

CircleUp Boosts Liquidity with Secondary Market called CircleUp Rights+

CircleUp, an equity crowdfunding platform that target consumer facing companies,  launched a secondary market for shareholders to trade shares last week.  According to a report in CNBC, the platform will enable investors to sell or buy shares in the CircleUp listings twice a year. Ryan… Read More

CircleUp: Our Portfolio Companies Average 90% Annual Growth

Equity crowdfunding platform CircleUp has shared some data about companies raising capital on its platform and it is pretty impressive. According to the funding site, SMEs raising capital on CircleUp have averaged an impressive 90% revenue growth rate each year following their raise.  CircleUp released… Read More

Lending Club Executive Joins CircleUp Board of Directors

Scott Sanborn, Lending Club COO & CMO, Becomes First Independent Director for CircleUp Crowdfunding Platform. Investment crowdfunding platform CircleUp, has announced that Scott Sanborn has joined the company’s board of directors the first independent director for the company. Sanborn will continue his leadership role as chief operating… Read More

North America’s First Simultaneous Cross Border Equity Crowdfunding Raise: Wafu

This is not the first international cross border equity crowdfunding offer, a title claimed by UK based Airline Odyssey, but this is a first for North America as consumer goods company WAFU has launched a duel listing in both Canada and the United States simultaneously…. Read More

Collaborative Fund Teams Up With CircleUP to Invest $4 Million in B Corps

New York-based venture firm, Collaborative Fund has partnered with crowdfunding platform, CircleUp to invest $4 million into certified B Corps. According to Wall Street Journal, CircleUp has already helped nine certified B Corps raise $10.2 million in equity funding from accredited angel investors. One of… Read More

CircleUp Partners with Johnson & Johnson

Equity crowdfunding platform CircleUp, a site that focuses on consumer and retail private company investments, has announced a collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Innovation and the Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, to identify innovative consumer companies working in areas of strategic interest. “Our mission at… Read More

CircleUp: Filling the Void in Consumer Products Startup Financing

After being freed from the vestibule and entering CircleUp’s airy San Francisco office space with CEO Ryan Caldbeck, I settled in for an open and informative discussion on consumer products, leveraging networks and the future of capital formation. The Vision Ryan and several CircleUp team… Read More

CircleUp Raises $14M Series B, New Firm Enters The Mix

CircleUp has announced a $14 million Series B round that will introduce a new venture capital firm into their existing mix. Canaan Partners has led the round, which also includes investment from previous CircleUp investors Google Ventures and Union Square Ventures. This is the second… Read More

Milken Institute, PayPal Host Seminar on Crowdfunding

The Milken Institute, Center for Financial Markets and PayPal have partnered in a gathering in San Jose, California about Crowdfunding. The event is taking place tomorrow (Thursday, December 12). Daniel Gorfine,  Director of Financial Market Policy and Legal Counsel at the Milken Institute will moderate… Read More

Crowdfunding News Roundup: October 21, 2013

Mashable | Social Web for Good: Crowdfunding Better Communities This article tells the story of Virginia Ramos, who has made a side job of selling her homemade tamales in San Francisco bars. She was banned from doing so by the San Francisco Department of Public… Read More

SmartyPants Vitamins Crowdfunds $2.59 Million on Investment Crowdfunding site CircleUp

 Crowdfunding on accredited investor platform CircleUp, SmartyPants Vitamins has announced they have raised $2.59 million on a convertible note from both current and new investors. SmartyPants, a leader in nutrient dense gummy supplements, has experienced dramatic growth with total sales increasing 1,000 percent since their launch in the fall of… Read More

Crowdfunding site CircleUp raises its own $7.5M Series A

In a push to grow their crowdfunding platform CircleUp has raised $7.5 Million in a Series A round of investment.  Led by Union Square Ventures (USV), other participants included Google Ventures, Maveron and Rose Park Advisors. It is notable that Rose Park Advisors participated in this round… Read More

ExplorationFunder – Crowdfunding Natural Resource Companies

Crowdfunding started as a unique way to finance something small into something bigger – it has grown larger rather fast into funding or financing just about anything.  Today the largest crowdfunding sites are more generalists.  But we are now starting to see more niche focused… Read More

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