Tagged: washington

Fundrise SEC Filing Provides Insight into For Sale Housing eFunds

Two recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have provided some insight into the progress of Fundrise’s eFunds. Last year, Fundrise launched two eFunds – both targeting “For Sale Housing” in two different markets: Washington, DC and Los Angeles. These new funds were… Read More

Coinsource Goes to Washington, Bitcoin ATMs Now Available in 18 States

Coinsource, claiming the world’s largest Bitcoin ATM network title, will expand into the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Coinsource will install 20 machines across the District of Columbia and Maryland after receiving significant demand from Bitcoin users and local merchants. This installation caps follows a successful… Read More

Washington, DC: The New Blockchain Hub in 2018

The global blockchain community gathered in Washington DC, the world’s policy and innovation center, on February 20th for the Digital Asset Investment Forum (DAIF) hosted by FinTech4Good. This was the second forum of DAIF global series in the year of 2018, serving as the launch… Read More

State of Washington Will Require Filing & Fee for Reg CF Issuers

The State of Washington has adopted rules requiring companies raising capital under Reg CF to submit notice filings, along with a fee, if the company’s principle place of business is the state of Washington.  The rule also requires a notice filing if over 50% of… Read More

Brief: Inspirus Credit Union Pitches In Nearly $40,000 to Spokane-Area Teachers During DonorsChoose Flash Funding

On Thursday, Seattle’s Inspirus Credit Union announced it has donated a total of $30,944 to Spokane-area classrooms in a surprise 100 percent “flash fund” of teachers’ school-supply requests posted on the crowdfunding platform, DonorsChoose. The credit union revealed that 2,943 students and 34 teachers will benefit from the… Read More

Lendio Reveals Top 10 Best States for Small Business Lending (Infographic)

Lendio, an online service that helps business owners find small business loans, announced on Friday its top 10 best states for small business lending. This list was created in celebration of National Small Business Week and is based on lending data from the platform, which… Read More

SeedInvest to State of Washington: Please Do Not Create an Unwarranted Bottleneck for Reg A+ Issuers

Investment crowdfunding platform SeedInvest has responded to proposed rules the state of Washington has hoisted up the securities regulation flag pole regarding Regulation A+.  In brief, SeedInvest wants to to “Save Regulation A”, according to a post on their blog. As enacted under Title IV… Read More

Inspirus Credit Union Teams Up With DonorChoose to Help Washington Teachers Purchase Supplies For High-Need Schools

Inspirus Credit Union announced on Tuesday it has partnered with crowdfunding platform DonorsChoose to help purchase supplies for Washington classrooms in need. When contributions from individual donors hit the halfway mark for select funding requests, Inspirus kicks in the rest. Having set aside $25,000 in… Read More

Kickstarter Alum Meld Announces Acquisition & Begins Backer Refund Process For High-Tech Oven Knobs

Earlier this spring, Seattle-based stove knob-maker, Meld, took to crowdfunding platform Kickstarter to raise $50,000 for self-titled temperature controlling stovetop knobs. The company, which consists of former Amazon, Pinterest, and RichRelevance employees, revealed that each knob is automated range and attaches to cooktops along with wirelessly communicates with a precision temperature… Read More

State of Washington Addresses Reg A+, Tier 2 Filing Rules

In a somewhat controversial regulatory approach, the state of Washington, Department of Financial Institutions, has indicated its interest in requiring issuers to file with the state when utilizing Tier 2 of Regulation A+.  The new exemption which preempts State Blue-Sky law and raises the investor… Read More

Massachusetts & Montana Continue Assault on SEC & Regulation A+

As aptly stated in one publication, Massachusetts and Montana are giving Regulation A+  – an F.  While the failing grade is perplexing to most casual observers, the battle over this new investment crowdfunding exemption and the petitioning states is nowhere near completion. In a filing… Read More

Is the State of Washington Trying to Blow-Up Regulation A+?

The finalization of rules regarding Title IV of the JOBS Act was a watershed moment in the history of securities law and a leap forward for investment crowdfunding.  Title IV, now commonly referred to as Regulation A+, not only allows issuers to raise capital in… Read More

Attorney General: “Washington State Will Not Tolerate Crowdfunding Theft”

Back in May of 2014, Crowdfund Insider reported on the first state Attorney General to file suit against a rewards based crowdfunding campaign that had failed to deliver on its crowdfunding promise. This was no big, multi-million dollar crowdfunding project either. It was for a… Read More

Indiegogo Alum Korner Debuts Fundable Initiative to Expand Security Services

Last summer, Washington startup Korner hit Indiegogo to raise funds for its security system. During its funding run, the project raised over $420,000 from 3,100 backers. Now, just a year later, Korner is seeking more funds through equity crowdfunding platform, Fundable. Korner’s system is designed for apartments… Read More

State of Washington Proposes Filing Notice for Tier II of Regulation A+

The states of Massachusetts and Montana have attacked SEC and their final rules regarding Title IV of the JOBS Act (referred to as Regulation A+). Now the state of Washington is jumping into the mix by proposing issuers utilizing the updated exemption must have to file with… Read More

Update: Girl Scouts of Western Washington Secure Over $300,000 on Indiegogo to Support Transgender Girls

Less than a week after it launched its #ForEVERYGirl Indiegogo campaign, the Girl Scouts of Western Washington have successfully raised $310,000 thanks to over 6,500 backers. The Girl Scouts of Western Washington launched the initiative after a donor decided to take away the $100,000 they gave due to… Read More

IMovR Returns to Kickstarter With a Mission to End the Sitting Disease With $399 Compact Standing Desk

Ready to put up a fight against laziness, Washington-based startup iMovR hit Kickstarter to raise funds for its newest height-adjustable desk, the Upsilon model. Upsilon’s price ($399) changes the equation for people seeking relief from low back pain and other side effects of spending too many hours sitting…. Read More

Kickstarter Alum nutpods Brings Almond-and-Coconut-Based Dairy-Free Creamer to Seattle

Green Grass Foods Inc. has chosen Seattle for its limited test market launch of nutpods, a dairy-free creamer made from almonds and coconuts. The product, in 300ml Tetra Paks, will be on shelves in 10 PCC markets in the Seattle area in mid-May. Since its Kickstarter campaign was launched in October… Read More

Affordable RadRover Electric Bike Quickly Zooms Past Campaign Goal on Indiegogo

Rad Power Bikes, an electric bike company out of Seattle, Washington, is redefining the affordable electric bike with their electric fat bike, the RadRover. In just five days, the company surpassed their funding goal on Indiegogo and sold over 80 of their electric fat bikes. The RadRover combines quality, dependability,… Read More

Tommy Chong & Cannadabbadoo’s Cheryl Shuman Set to Headline Cannabis Convention in Seattle

From Thursday (February 19th) to Saturday (February 21st), the nation’s largest cannabis expo CannaCon, will take place in Seattle, Washington at the beautiful Bell Harbor International Conference Center located on Pier 91 at Smith Cove. Marijuana icons Tommy Chong, best known as one-half of the… Read More