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Wefunder Rebrands Equity Crowdfunding to Community Round

This week Jonny Price, Vice President of Fundraising at Wefunder – a top Reg CF funding portal operating in the US (and soon in Europe), pitched a rebranding of “equity crowdfunding” to “community round.” Price directed his opinion at Republic.     Yo @joinrepublic what… Read More

Wefunder Publishes Public Impact Report: Over $230 Million Raised on Platform

Wefunder, a leading investment crowdfunding platform, has published a “public impact report” while touting having raised over $230 million since inception. Wefunder has raised capital for early-stage firms using the three crowdfunding exemptions: Reg D 506c, Reg A+, and Reg CF. But most issuers are… Read More

Wefunder’s Nick Tommarello Posts Comment on SEC Concept Release: Currently, Reg CF is “Most Often a Funding Option of Last Resort”

Wefunder, the leading crowdfunding platform using the Reg CF securities exemption, has posted a comment letter on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s concept release authored by Wefunder co-founder and CEO Nick Tommarello. The SEC’s concept release is an ongoing consultation on the current regulatory environment… Read More

Wefunder To Host 12-City Tour For Live, In-Person Funding Events for Small Businesses

Crowdfunding platform Wefunder announced on Thursday it is set to host a 12-city tour of live, in-person funding events for small businesses. The funding portal noted that the events are much like demo days that are hosted by accelerators. According to Wefunder, the 12-city events’… Read More

Wefunder Plans to Triple Crowdfunding Growth in 2017

Wefunder Leads Reg CF Crowdfunding Space in Both Successful Funding Rounds and Total Raised. Once Title III of the JOBS Act (Reg CF) became actionable, Wefunder jumped out of the gate and never looked back. In fact, Wefunder’s founders lobbied Congress to legalize investment crowdfunding…. Read More

Hopsters Brewery: The Fastest Reg CF Crowdfunding Ever

Hopsters: “Craft brewery with brew-your-own-beer experience, bar and restaurant.”  The company may also claim the title of “fastest raise in Reg CF history”, according to Wefunder. Hopsters Brewery launched its crowdfunding campaign on November 22, and it raised $615,000 in two weeks.  Even more impressive,… Read More

Wefunder Enables Giving the Gift of Early Stage Investing with Holiday Gift Cards

Do you have someone on your holiday gift list that is impossible to shop for?  Here is a new option: Wefunder, an investment crowdfunding platform, is now offering gift cards for investing in early stage companies. Nick Tomarello, CEO and co-founder of Wefunder, told Crowdfund Insider;… Read More

Saving the American Dream: Wefunder Becomes a Public Benefit Corporation

Wefunder, the leader to date in the Reg CF crowdfunding market, has become a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC). A Public Benefit Corporation is a corporate entity that has a legal obligation to benefit society. A PBC still embraces profit and growth but a PBC does… Read More

Wefunder Now Accepts Bitcoin, Says Deal Pipeline is Very Strong

Wefunder, the Reg CF platform that has now crowdfunded over $8.4 million since May of this year dominating the sector, has now added a new feature.  Wefunder now accepts Bitcoin transactions making it even easier to invest in early stage companies. Bitcoin is generally thought… Read More

TAXA Biotechnologies Set to Finish WeFunder Round With Over $250,000

On Tuesday, TAXA Biotechnologies, Inc. announced it had secured over $250,000 from 400 investors during its equity crowdfunding campaign on WeFunder. The biotech startup made history in May when it became one of the first companies to use Title III rules of the JOBS Act. As previously reported, TAXA… Read More

WeFunder will Pay Bounty to “Scouts” that Source Deals for Crowdfunding

Investment crowdfunding platform WeFunder has launched an interesting service. The new feature is called “Scout”. Basically, WeFunder will pay a $2000 $2500 bounty for each qualifying company that is referred to the platform and commits to funding on Wefunder. You may also earn a $2000 monthly… Read More

First to One Million: BetaBionics Reg CF Offer Closes on Wefunder

Regulation CF, or Title III retail crowdfunding, kicked off on May 16, 2016. We just had the first close under the new securities exemption last week. Today we have the first offer that closed at the top of the funding cap – $1 million. Beta… Read More

WeFunder in a Box: Investment Crowdfunding Platform Gives Everything Away for Free

WeFunder, the investment crowdfunding platform that launched with the most Title III offers out of the gate, has decided to “give away everything [they] do for free.” In an email to Crowdfund Insider, co-founder and CEO Nick Tommarello explained they want to help everyone get… Read More

WeFunder: “People are Going to Be Surprised by the Quality of Companies that Decide to use Reg CF”

WeFunder is one of a handful of crowdfunding platforms that have received regulatory approval to operate as a Title III (Reg CF) funding portal by May 16th launch. WeFunder is a big believer in the potential of Reg CF and what it can do for… Read More

Funding Train: Wefunder Travels Across America to Fund Small Business

  Investment crowdfunding platform Wefunder is hitting the road this spring to bring their message of raising capital online. Wefunder will be hopping aboard Amtrak to cross the country in search of  innovative small businesses and some of the lucky companies will receive funding assistance… Read More

Congress Must Fix Title III Investment Crowdfunding, No Startup Will Touch it Unless Congress Acts

I spent a lovely weekend reading (and re-reading) all 685 pages of the final SEC rules of Title III the Jobs Act. Ah, the joy of memorizing regulations! We helped Congress pass the JOBS Act back in 2012, to help everyone — no matter how wealthy — invest as… Read More

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