Tagged: pittsburgh

LendingHome Expands: Opens New Office in Pittsburgh

Marketplace lending platform LendingHome announced on Wednesday it has expanded operations by opening its new office in Pittsburgh. The online lender revealed it plans to bring a total of 50 well-paying financial technology jobs to Pittsburgh over the next year.  Co-Founder and CEO Matt Humphrey, who is Pittsburgh native… Read More

Pittsburgh Tech Council Names Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform Small Change Tech 50 Awards Finalist

On Monday, real estate crowdfunding platform Small Change announced the Pittsburgh Technology Council has named it a Tech 50 Awards Finalist in the “Start-Up of the Year” Category. Small Change revealed that the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s annual Tech 50 Awards recognize southwestern Pennsylvania’s most successful, innovative, and… Read More

Small Change Announces Pittsburgh’s Liberty Bank Building Real Estate Offering

Real estate crowdfunding platform Small Change announced this week the launch of Pittsburgh’s Liberty Bank Building real estate offering. The funding portal noted that the project is seeking $300,000 to fund development of the building into co-working operator Beauty Shoppe’s flagship location. According to Small Change, Beauty Shoppe currently… Read More

Eve Picker, Founder of Real Estate Platform Small Change, Shares Insight into Reg CF Approval

  Pittsburgh-based Small Change was approved as a Reg CF funding portal by FINRA, an approval the platform believes to be a first for a real estate funding portal.  Small Change is a real estate crowdfunding platform launched by urban evangelist Eve Picker targeting “transformational” real estate projects by connecting developers with investors. How?… Read More

Pittsburgh’s Buvinger Building Project Surpasses $238,500 Funding Goal on Small Change

On Friday, crowdfunding platform Small Change announced its latest offering, an investment in Pittsburgh’s Buvinger Building, has successfully secured its initial $238,500 funding goal before the initiative was closed. As previously reported, the investment strategy consisted of a two-phase strategy to add value. Phase 1,… Read More

RealtyShares Completes First Off-Platform Commercial Real Estate Deal With BG10 Properties

On Thursday, RealtyShares announced its first commercial real estate deal that was funded on an off-platform institution delegate lender relationship. This deal was done with Pittsburgh-based apartment complex owner and operator, BG10 Properties.  According to RealyShares, BG10 secured $1.1 million through the deal for a multi-family… Read More

Pittsburgh’s Buvinger Building Nears Crowdfunding Goal on Small Change

Small Change offers the crowd to partake in the revitalization and redevelopment of Pittsburgh real estate. Its Buvinger Building campaign launched earlier this summer is now headed toward the home stretch, closing in on its  $238,500 goal. At this writing, 85% of the funds, $203,250, have been raised by 13 investors…. Read More

Big Deal for Small Change: $168K+ Committed to Pittsburgh Buvinger Project

Small Change continues to make a difference in the Pittsburgh market.  Its currently live campaign is offering is the Buvinger Building.  Located at 4407 Butler Street, the historic three-story building located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the developer is seeking equity investments of $238,500, which… Read More

Big Things Predicted for Small Change Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform

  Small Change is a real estate crowdfunding platform with big ambitions. Launched by urban evangelist Eve Picker, the Pittsburgh-based operation seeks to fund “transformational” real estate projects by connecting developers with investors.  Individual investors gain entry into an asset class that is otherwise difficult… Read More

YouCaring Announces “10 Most Compassionate Compassionate Cities And States” & Service Promise to Users

On Tuesday, crowdfunding platform YouCaring announced “The 10 Most Compassionate Cities and States,” which highlights the areas of the U.S. that best demonstrate the spirit of helping others and giving back.YouCaring, which provides free crowdfunding for personal and charitable causes, such as medical expenses and… Read More

Kickstarter Forms New Partnership With The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

Seeking to help the next generation of entrepreneurs, Kickstarter announced it has formed a partnership with the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. The crowdfunding platform declared in a recent blog post: “People are getting more and more into making things. From the White House to the… Read More

University of Pittsburgh Launches New Crowdfunding Platform For Student & Faculty Projects

Ready to give students and faculty a place to fund projects, the University of Pittsburgh has launched a crowdfunding platform dedicated to those apart of the panther family. According to Pittsburgh Business Times, EngagePitt allows donors to contribute to campaigns that are created and ran by… Read More

Kiva Partners with Pittsburgh on Crowdfunded Loans for Businesses

Kiva has announced their newest partnership – Kiva City Pittsburgh.  This is an initiative that brings crowdfunded microloans to small business owners and entrepreneurs to the Pittsburgh area.  This is similar to other city partnerships that Kiva has initiated over the past several years..  Kiva… Read More

Crowdfunding and the Geography of Entrepreneurship

This article is part three in a series on entrepreneurship and access to capital. I recently talked to Richard Seline, Principal of Global NextGen Advisors, who just spoke at the Crowdfund Texas conference. He also offers support to the entrepreneurial community through his organization, Competitive Texas. I recently watched a documentary called… Read More