Tagged: san francisco

Fintech Startup YayPay Secures $5.3 Million Through Latest Funding Round

San Francisco fintech startup YayPay announced on Wednesday it secured $5.3 million in funding to further its drive to bring automation to the back-office finance operations of mid-sized enterprises. The company’s latest funding round was led by QED Investors along with co-investors Birchmere and Fifth Third Capital, the direct… Read More

RealtyShares Reports: $10.3 Million Raised for Industrial Real Estate Deals in San Francisco and Boston MSA

Online real estate marketplace RealtyShares announced on Tuesday the closing of two industrial real estate financing transactions in San Francisco and Boston MSA. The amount raised between the deals was $10.3 million. RealtyShares stated it secured  $8.7 million industrial debt loan for a San Francisco… Read More

Ripple Appoints Appoints Marjan Delatinne As New Sales Director For Europe

San Francisco fintech company, Ripple, announced on Wednesday it has appointed former business director at SWIFT gpi, Marjan Delatinne, as its new sales director for Europe. The company reports that Delatinne will lead its sales efforts for financial institutions in Europe and will sell its commercial blockchain… Read More

Brief: San Francisco Fintech Brand Grow Debuts ESG Investment Analytics Tool

Grow, a San Francisco-based fintech company that focuses on socially responsible investments, announced this week the launch of its ESG investment analytics tool. According to the company, the new Grow Analytics tool combines data from top ESG rating companies from around the globe to create a Grow Score,… Read More

RealtyShares Finances $500,000 Preferred Equity Investment to Fund Acquisition & Rehabilitation of San Francisco Multi-family Property

On Wednesday, RealtyShares announced it financed a $500,000 preferred equity investment to fund the acquisition and rehabilitation of a 22-unit multi-family property in the San Francisco Bay Area called Greenleaf Apartments. The real estate crowdfunding platform reported that the project is being sponsored by Tesseract Capital… 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

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

Brief: Indiegogo to Host LGBTQIA‬ Pride Celebration at San Francisco Headquarters

On Wednesday, Indiegogo announced its very own Pride Celebration, which will be held at its San Francisco headquarters on June 23rd. The free event’s description reads: “In honor of pride month, Indiegogo is hosting a LGBTQIA Pride Celebration at Indiegogo HQ! It’ll be a chance… Read More

Intimacy Lifestyle Company Lelo Launches Indiegogo Initiative For New Age Condoms; Announces Charlie Sheen As Promoter

Earlier this week, intimacy lifestyle brand, Lelo, launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise only $12,000 for its self-dubbed next generation condoms The initiative has already surpassed its initial goal and is currently sitting at over $90,000 thanks to 4200 backers. According to Lelo, the Lelo… Read More

San Francisco’s Room to Read Teams Up With Classy As it Prepares For International Fundraising Expansion

Classy, a cloud-based fundraising platform that helps nonprofits and social enterprises mobilize and empower communities, announced on Monday it has formed a partnership with Room to Read, a San Francisco-based organization that is aiming to transform the lives of millions of children in low-income countries… Read More

6SensorLabs Rebrands to Nima & Captures $9.2M During Series A Funding Round For Consumer Food Technology Expansion

San Francisco startup 6SensorLabs announced on Thursday it has secured $9.2 million during a series funding round as it prepares to expand its consumer food technology products. The round was led by Foundry Group, with participation from Upfront Ventures, SoftTech VC, SK Ventures, Lemnos Labs, Mitch Kapor… Read More

Kickstarter Shares San Francisco’s 2016 Bay Area Maker Faire Schedule

With the annual Maker Faire set to held in San Francisco’s Bay area this weekend, Kickstarter announced on Tuesday its schedule for the widely popular event. The crowdfunding portal revealed that more than one hundred of its funded projects will be on display at the at the Maker Faire,… Read More

Roofstock Announces San Francisco & Atlanta Expansion; Unveils New Features

Roofstock, an online marketplace for investing in leased single-family rental (SFR) homes, announced this week it is expanding into the Atlanta and San Francisco East Bay region.  CEO and co-founder of Roofstock, Gary Beasley, stated: “Atlanta and the San Francisco East Bay are very active… Read More

Brief: Pebble Founder Eric Migicovsky Named One of San Francisco Business Times’ 40 Under 40 2016 Class Members (Video)

Earlier this week, San Francisco Business Times announced its 40 under 40 class of 2016 list. This list honors those who are considered rising business stars in the Bay Area. This marks the fifth year that the publication has recognized the amazing young talent drawn to the… Read More

Ning Tang, CEO Of CreditEase, Discusses Chinese P2P Regulations & Future of Online Lending

    At the Continuum SF Innovation and Credit Conference in San Francisco I recently attended, those present listened to a solid lineup of speakers discuss business development and more in SF and across the Pacific in China. Speakers included SF Mayor Ed Lee; Rob Suber,… Read More

Seedmatch’s Crowdfunding World Champ Protonet Enters the U.S. Market; Becomes Y Combinator Company

Protonet, a  European provider of project management and collaboration solutions, today announced it is entering the U.S. market with the opening of its new office in the San Francisco Bay area. The company, which was awarded the Crowdfunding World Champion by Seedmatch, with an investment… Read More

Peter Thiel to Deliver Keynote Address at LendIt USA 2016

On Tuesday, organizers of LendIt USA 2016 announced that Paypal’s co-founder and first outside investor in Facebook, Peter Thiel, is set to deliver the keynote address at the forthcoming event. LendIt is considered the largest conference series dedicated to connecting the global online lending community. The… 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

Real Estate Investment Marketplace EQUITYMULTIPLE Launches First Debt Offering

Last month, online real estate investment marketplace, EQUITYMULTIPLE, announced its entrance into the debt space by offering investors the ability to participate in a predevelopment bridge loan secured by a development site in San Francisco, California. EQUITYMULTIPLE, which is offering investors an annual return of nine… Read More

Brief: Indiegogo-Success Projects to be Showcased at Target’s San Francisco Open House Store

This week, crowdfunding platform Indiegogo announced that high-profile retailer Target has decided to showcase some of its projects at its San Francisco Open House store. According to Engadget, select devices from Indiegogo are set to show up in the retailer’s connected-home experiment. Indiegogo COO, David Mandelbrot, stated: “We… Read More