Tagged: angellist

Five Years Ago Today … Thousands Asked Congress to Enact the JOBS Act that Legalized Crowdfunding

  Today, exactly 5 years ago, thousands of US Citizens asked the Senate to push forward and pass the JOBS Act of 2012 into law.  The letter, embedded below was signed by a diverse group of stakeholders, including: 534 investors 18 incubators 2,726 Entrepreneurs and… Read More

Equitise Pivot: Crowdfunding Portal Launches New Syndicate Platform to Connect VC’s & Angels with Retail Investors

Crowdfunding platform Equitise has launched a new “Syndicate” platform to connect Australian VCs and Angel Investors with retail investors. The shift was described as a bit of a pivot for the Australian / New Zealand – funding platform. Equitise said it was frustrated by the… Read More

AngelList Founder Naval Ravikant Recognized as Angel Investor of the Year

AngelList co-founder and CEO Naval Ravikant was recognized as the Angel Investor of the year at the Crunchies last night. During the 10th Annual Crunchies Awards, Techcrunch called out Ravikant’s 88 personal investors he has made in the past decade.  Ravikant topped Carine Megescas at… Read More

Equity Crowdfunding is Here … And it’s Total BS

“The more cashless our society becomes, the more our moral compass slips.” ― Dan Ariely Happy New Era, my fellow entrepreneurs, and next generation financiers! In a world of dramatically accelerating technological, social and economic changes, it is clear we are heading into a time where… Read More

The Largest Investment Crowdfunding Platforms in the World

Investment crowdfunding has quickly become a viable path for early to mid stage companies to raise needed growth capital.  A truly global phenomenon, many funding platforms now operate in multiple countries sourcing both deals and investors aided by the power of the internet. While larger… Read More

Top Fintech Stories from Crowdfund Insider during 2016

As one year comes to end it is a good opportunity to reflect on past events. The preceding 12 months have been a momentous period for internet finance including capital formation online. Fintech started as a curiosity that engendered much excitement – and fear for some…. Read More

A Pretty Insane Internal Rate of Return for AngelList Investors

Investing in early stage companies is a risky venture. The advent of internet finance has made it easier than ever before to gain access to purchasing securities in startups.  Correspondingly, the debate regarding risk versus return has always been a very hot topic. Recently Crowdfund… Read More

Youngry is First Reg CF Crowdfunding Offer to Fund on Republic

Republic, the Reg CF crowdfunding platform related to AngelList, has had its first successful funding round.  Youngry, described as the ESPN for entrepreneurship, successfully completed its equity crowdfunding offer topping its goal by 130%. Youngry successfully raised $65,920 from 143 investors in its 75 day crowdfunding… Read More

AngelList’s New Republic Enters the Title III Crowd

With AngelList spinoff Republic’s official launch last week, we decided to take a deeper look at Republic to see how they plan to differentiate themselves in this rapidly expanding crowdfunding marketplace. AngelList, arguably the largest and most successful investment crowdfunding platform in the world, provides… Read More

Dollar Shave Club Raised Money on AngelList & Just Sold for $1 Billion

AngelList is not always pounding the table on the many successful companies that have graced the pages of the accredited crowdfunding platform. But this past week there was a pretty big exit and some AngelList investors were fortunate enough to get in early. Dollar Shave… Read More

Go Live: AngelList Offshoot Republic Launches as Reg CF Platform

Republic, an offshoot of AngelList, has launched its Title III / Regulation CF crowdfunding platform today. The company stated in a release that it would be providing investors access to “mission-driven startups” curated by the Republic team. Republic expects to garner investor interest from both… Read More

Luxury Sex Toy Startup Crave Secures Funds From CircleUp and AngelList During Series B Funding Round

San Francisco luxury sex toy startup, Crave, announced on Monday the closing of its Series B funding round. The round captured $1.3 million from various angel investors along with investment platforms CircleUp and AngelList. As previously reported, Crave raised $2.4 million from over 60 Angel investors… Read More

Huge: AngelList Offshoot Republic Moves into Title III Crowdfunding

AngelList, the first equity crowdfunding platform in the US that allowed accredited investors the chance to gain access into early stage companies, is embracing Title III /Reg CF crowdfunding. AngelList is launching a new off-shoot cmopany labeled Republic to allow non-accredited investors the opportunity to… Read More

The Fix Crowdfunding Act is Mostly About Investor Protection

  Last week the House Subcommittee on Capital Markets, part of the powerful House Financial Services Committee, debated several important bills that may boost access to capital for SMEs.  One of the bills, the Fix Crowdfunding Act (HR 4855), has the profound potential to turn… Read More

Jobs Act in 2016: House Subcommittee on Capital Markets Discusses Proposals to Aid SMEs

  The Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises, part of the House Financial Services Committee, reviewed several proposed acts of legislation crafted to help smaller business and grow the economy today (April 14).  Chaired by Congressman Scott Garrett, the hearing was labeled “The… Read More

House Financial Services Committee to Discuss “Fix Crowdfunding Act” & Other Bills to Boost SME Access to Capital

The Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises, part of the House Financial Services Committee, has scheduled a hearing for tomorrow (Thursday, April 14 @10AM ET) that has been labeled, “The JOBS Act at Four: Examining Its Impact and Proposals to Further Enhance Capital Formation”.  The… Read More

AngelList Year in Review: Raised $163 Million in 2015

Disruptive investment crowdfunding platform AngelList has published an end of the year recap.  The digital funding and job board community states that it raised $163 million during 2015. This number was generated for 441 startups funded by 3,379 investors. There are approximately 770,000 companies with… Read More

Foundry Group Founder Brad Feld Shares AngelList Syndicate Experience as “Experiment” Ends

Brad Feld, co-founder of VC firm Foundry Group, has taken to his personal blog to talk about his experience in running a syndicate on AngelList. Feld announced earlier this week that they were ending their FG Angels Syndicate experiment. AngelList launched their syndicate option in… Read More

The First Investment Crowdfunding Fraud. What Does this Mean for the Industry?

During the buildup to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s announcement regarding the final rules on Title III retail crowdfunding, the Commission filed a fraud case in the US District Court of Nevada.  The SEC accused Ascenergy, a company ostensibly in the oil and gas industry,… Read More

AngelList Gives Platform Update at SEC Event on Small Business Capital Formation (Deck)

Kevin Laws, Chief Operating Officer of AngelList, delivered an “illuminating” presentation at the SEC Government Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation yesterday. AngelList, a leader in the equity crowdfunding sector, has become an important catalyst in the online finance space innovating and expanding its… Read More