Tagged: georgia

Brief: Creamfinance Teams Up With Peer-to-Peer Platform Mintos to Offer Investments in Loans in Georgia

Creamfinance LLC, a European online consumer lending company, has recently reached an agreement with peer-to-peer lending platform Mintos. From now on, investors will be offered an opportunity to invest in short-term unsecured loans issued in Georgia. According to the CEO Matīss Ansviesulis, an initiative to join the… Read More

New Indiegogo Initiative “Help Tbilisi Recover from Flooding” Seeks to Save the City from High Waters & Zoo Animals

Over the weekend, numerous storms hit the city of Tbilisi, Georgia and caused not only destruction and flooding, but also caused the deaths of 12 people and destroyed the zoo/dog shelter, thus freeing most of the animals, including hippos and bears. Now, a new crowdfunding campaign… Read More

First Company to Take Advantage of Georgia’s Crowdfunding Exemption on SparkMarket, Plans to Set up Manufacturing in Atlanta

The state of Georgia was early in the intrastate investment crowdfunding space.  The Invest Georgia Exemption (IGE) allows Georgia investors to back companies raising up to $1 million.  No accredited investor status necessary.  Bohemian Guitars was the very first company to raise capital on SparkMarket… Read More

NonProfitEasy Acquires Uruut Crowdfunding Platform

NonProfitEasy, creator of an all-in-one data management software for nonprofits, announced on Tuesday (November 4th) its acquisition of Uruut, a best practices fundraising platform based in Atlanta, Georgia. The combined companies will pair Uruut’s fundraising innovation with NonProfitEasy’s advances in data management technology, expanding both companies’… Read More

STATE OF THE STATES: An Update On Intrastate Crowdfunding

While the industry waits for Title III crowdfunding rules to be released, the intrastate crowdfunding movement continues to move forward (as a whole). Here is a brief update as to the status of the enactment/use of intrastate crowdfunding exemptions in certain states. TEXAS – Unlucky… Read More

Tuff TV Offers Equity via SparkMarket

Tuff TV, a digital broadcast network that targets men, is offering ownership in the company via crowdfunding on SparkMarket – a Georgia based equity platform.  Georgia is a state that embraced equity crowdfunding early on in the game.  The offer comes under the “Invest Georgia… Read More

CrowdVested Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for Real Estate in Atlanta

CrowdVested, a commercial real estate crowdfunding platform, is teaming up with Atlanta-based developer Paces Properties to launch its very first campaign on Thursday. The project will be the first real estate equity campaign offering in the southeast open to both accredited and non-accredited investors. Paces… Read More

State Crowdfunding Efforts Create Interstate Competition For Startups, Jobs

If we were tallying states up today, Kansas, Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin have made equity crowdfunding legal and are in some stage of implementation. Alabama, Washington, Maine and North Carolina are all considering exemptions. Of course, that may change tomorrow. Amidst all the hoopla about a… Read More

Bohemian Guitars: “First In The United States” Equity Crowdfunding Campaign On SparkMarket

Offer Ongoing As Minimum is Reached. Georgia-based SparkMarket has announced the success of the first crowdfunding campaign on their equity platform. Bohemian Guitars has hit their goal of crowdfunding $100,000, raising money to grow their budding guitar-making business. SparkMarket is calling it a first in… Read More

Equity Platform Focusing on Real Estate “CrowdVested” Launches in Georgia

Platform Operates Under Invest Georgia Exemption Allowing Crowdfunding CrowdVested opens real estate investment up to all Georgians, restoring the input and influence local communities have historically enjoyed while broadening the investment opportunities available to everyone.  CrowdVested, a crowdfunding platform focused on commercial real estate, has… Read More

SparkMarket Launches, Brings Equity Crowdfunding To Georgia Investors

The Invest Georgia Exemption (IGE) is an intrastate crowdfunding exemption for Georgia’s businesses. Today SparkMarket launches in order to take advantage of this law and facilitate capital formation within the state of Georgia. The exemption allows participation in crowdfunding raises of up to $1 million… Read More

Crowdfunding Conference Organized in Georgia

Crowdfunding conference organized by the Georgia Crowdfunding Association, University of West Georgia and Carroll Tomorrow to gather on October 12th, 2013. “Georgians helping Georgians”- A one day event to discuss ideas for creating new alternative financing options for businesses and investors to create jobs for… Read More

SterlingFunder Publishes Book on Equity Crowdfunding

SterlingFunder is an Atlanta-based equity and debt crowdfunding platform. In addition to facilitating national crowdfunding transactions, SterlingFunder is the nation’s only crowdfunding portal for non-accredited investors as legislated under the Invest Georgia Exemption. SterlingFunder has partnered with a Georgia attorney to release a complete explanation… Read More

Knox Massey To Ohio Startups: Move To Georgia!

In light of recent actions taken against Candace Klein and SoMoLend on behalf of the Ohio Division of Securities, Knox Massey has a simple message to Ohio startups: come to Gerogia! Massey is a managing partner of a private family investment partnership, co-chair of the… Read More

Wisconsin Lawmakers To Propose Crowdfunding Bill

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Today Wisconsin GOP lawmakers are expected to introduce a bill that would legalize intrastate crowdfunding in the state. Wisconsin is set to join Kansas, Georgia, Washington and North Carolina in either considering or adopting rules legalizing in-state crowdfunding. The bill will be proposed by Representatives… Read More

Georgia Based Equity Crowdfunding Site SterlingFunder Updates Portal

Website preps for equity/debt crowdfunding, committed to making it simpler to invest in companies. With support from the Georgia State legislature, and the Invest Georgia Exemption, SterlingFunder has been able to start equity crowdfunding without being delayed by the delayed implementation of the Jobs Act.  And… Read More

Burdensome Regulations Cited As Risk To Equity Crowdfunding

A. Brian Dengler of CfIRA posted a comprehensive breakdown of a paper released by two professors of economics and management at Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania. Crowdfunding, as an innovative capital formation strategy and investment possibility, has both supporters and skeptics. In order to investigate and… Read More

Georgia Jumps to #4 in Q1 VC Funding

Out of a total $6.9 billion dollars invested across the nation during the first quarter of 2013, Georgia deals accounted for $322.4 million, catapulting the state to fourth place for venture capital funding last quarter. Georgia ranked behind only California, New York and Massachusetts. The… Read More

SterlingFunder Claims First Non Accredited Equity Offering on Crowdfunding Platform

In what may be a first in the United States, Georgia based cMEcompete offers equity-based online crowdfunding through Sterlingfunding   cMEcompete, an Atlanta-based startup that provides a social platform for endurance events, claims to be the first company in U.S. history to issue equity through… Read More

SterlingFunder Launches Equity Crowdfunding for Non Accredited Investors

Investors on the Crowdfunding Platform Must Be Georgia Residents, Investing in Georgia Companies. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, Georgia small businesses created 87 percent of the new private sector jobs from 2004-2008. Even more jobs can be created if more Georgia businesses are… Read More

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