Tagged: california

Try, Try Again. California Crowdfunding Bill Returns to State Legislature

California is perhaps the most natural state to enact an instrastate law to facilitate investment crowdfunding. Yet multiple attempts at crafting bespoke legislation to allow crowdfunding have failed multiple times. Honestly, I have lost count of the number of bills hoisted up the lawmaking flagpole… Read More

Texas Fintech Startup Payix Announces Partnership With Nortridge Software to Help Lenders Connect With Borrowers & Improve Payment Collections

Texas fintech company Payix announced on Monday it has formed a partnership with California’s Nortridge Software to help lenders connect with borrowers and improve their collect payments abilities. According to the companies, this new partnership with allow Payix to offer real-time integration between its suite… Read More

Plug and Play Announcement: Accepts 175 Startups For Accelerator Programs

Global innovation platform Plug and Play announced on Thursday its largest cohort to date. It is now running nine of their programs simultaneously with 175 startups being dispersed across the following innovation platforms: Brand & Retail, Fintech, Food & Beverage, Health & Wellness, Insurtech, Internet of… Read More

Fintech Company Rich Uncles Appoints Brad Watts As New Managing Director & Launches Wealth Management Division

Last month, California fintech company Rich Uncles announced the launch of its wealth management division. According to the company, new managing director of capital markets, Brad Watt, will be leading the recently-developed division. Rich Uncles revealed that Watt has decades of experience in providing real… Read More

DiversyFund Reveals: Monterey Investment Opportunity is Reaching Fulfillment

Real estate crowdfunding platform DiversyFund announced on Monday a seven thousand square foot luxury home investment opportunity in Monterey, California is nearing fulfillment. The project, which is offering an 18% preferred return with an estimated nine to twelve-month investment term, raised 90% of its funding target.  According to DiversyFund,… Read More

Software, Hardware & Humans: Knightscope Seeks $20M on SeedInvest

It has been two weeks since Knightscope announced its “mini-IPO” Reg A+ equity crowdfunding campaign on SeedInvest where the company is seeking to raise $20 million.  Based in Mountain View, in the heart of Silicon Valley, the startup says that it is currently worth $80 million…. Read More

Fintech Startup Alpaca Secures $1.75 Million During Latest Venture Round

Alpaca, a California-based Fintech startup building AI and database technology for financial trading, on Tuesday the closing of its venture round, which has secured $1.75 million. Participants of the latest round include D4V, a joint-venture fund by IDEO and Genuine Startups, Monex Ventures of Monex… Read More

California Startup Andromium Announces Delay For Kickstarter-Funded Project Superbook (Video)

Just a few months after securing $2,952,508 from 16,732 backers for its project, Superbook, on Kickstarter, California startup Andromium announced shipping of the tech product from winter 2017 to summer 2017.  As previously reported, the device, which is described as a smart laptop shell that consists of an 11.6″ HD screen,… Read More

Peak Design Announces: 99% of The Everyday Backpack, Tote & Sling Have Been Shipped to Kickstarter Backers

Peak Design, the company behind The Everyday Backpack, announced last week that 99% of its backpack, tote, and sling have successfully been shipped to Kickstarter backers. The project was launched on the crowdfunding platform earlier this summer and secured $6,565,782 from 26,359 backers. As previously reported, Peak… Read More

KPMG & CB Insights Report Suggest FinTech Growth is Slowing

During the first half of 2016, regulators feared that Fintech would become all too powerful.  Then, in November, they concluded that the Fintech sector was not threatening.  At the cusp of 2017, it also appears that other observers have concluded that the FIintech boom is… Read More

YouCaring Update: Two Campaigns Dedicated to Ghost Ship Fire Victims Raise Over $1.3M

Just a couple of weeks after the devastating fire at Oakland’s Ghost Ship warehouse that claimed the lives of nearly 40 people, two campaigns on crowdfunding platform YouCaring that are dedicated to the victims of the events have raised more than $1.3 million. As previously… Read More

YouCaring Initiatives Secures Over $1M For Ghost Ship Fire Victims

Following the devastating Ghost Ship fire in Oakland that killed nearly 40 people, YouCaring announced that campaigns dedicated to the tragic event’s victims had raised more than $1 million on its crowdfunding platform. On the evening of December 2nd, the first broke out in the… Read More

Berkleleyside Launches Direct Public Offer Allowing Readers to Invest

Berkeleyside, a local digital news outlet covering Berkeley, California, has launched a “Direct Public Offering (DPO), to raise up to $800,000 from either accredited or non-accredited investors. The offer, launched on November 3rd,  is only available to California residents that meat certain suitability requirements. Berkeleyside has… Read More

Heineken Launches “BeautifyHollywood” Indiegogo Campaign: Seeks to Transform Hollywood Boulevard By Using Art Installations

On Thursday, Dutch brewing brand Heineken announced it has teamed up with crowdfunding platform Indiegogo for its new “BeautifyHollywood” initiative. The company is seeking to raise $20,000 to transform Hollywood Boulevard by using art installations.  Heineken stated it has partnered with Beautify Earth, a nonprofit committed… Read More

Tackling Obesity: InstaHealthy USA Launches Fundable Campaign to Continue Healthy Vending Machine Expansion

This week, California-based healthy vending and micro market company, InstaHealthy USA launched a Reg D 506c crowdfunding campaign on Fundable to raise up to $408,000 for domestic growth and prepare for expansion. Launched in October 2015, InstaHealthy USA now offers healthy vending machines instead of the usual unhealthy… Read More

California Startup JetPack Aviation Seeks £300,000 on Seedrs For JB-10 JetPack & VTOL Aircraft Development

California’s JetPack Aviation launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs to raise £300,000 for the research and development of its JB-10 JetPack and vertical take offer and landing (VTOL) personal flight machine. The company’s founders, David Mayman and Nelson Tyler, have notably been working on the VTOL… Read More

iFunding Secures $600,000 for Sacramento Multi-Family Development

On Wednesday, real estate crowdfunding platform iFunding announced it raised $600,000 of preferred equity financing for the completion of a multi-family apartment complex, EVIVA Midtown, which is located in Sacramento, California’s Midtown neighborhood. The funding portal revealed that Integral Group, the partner of the financing… Read More

Peak Design Named Second Most Funded Company on Kickstarter After Securing Over $6.3M For Everyday Backpack Collection

Time’s up! Peak Design has officially closed the Kickstarter campaign for its upcoming Everyday Backpack Collection. The startup took to the crowdfunding giant earlier this summer to raise a minimum of $500,000 and crushed the funding goal within just hours of the initiative’s debut. The  Everyday… Read More

Peak Design’s Kickstarter Success Continues: Captures Over $2.5M With More Than A Month Until Campaign Closing

With more than a month (31 days) until its already epic Kickstarter campaign comes to an end, Peak Design has scored over $2.5 million for its new Everyday bag line. Peak Designs successfully raised a total of $4,869,472 from 17,029 backers through Kickstarter last year for its Everyday Messenger… Read More

RealtyShares Reveals: California Is A Hot Real Estate Market for Crowdfunding Investors (Infographic)

On Tuesday, real estate crowdfunding platform RealtyShares announced California is a hot real estate market for its crowdfunding investors. This info was released in the website’s latest report on the state’s funding projects. RealyShares revealed that California borrowers and sponsors had raised more than $53 million… Read More