Tagged: wisconsin

PeerRealty Funds Two Senior Housing Investment Opportunities

On Tuesday, Chicago-based real estate crowdfunding platform PeerRealty announced it has successfully crowdfunded two separate senior housing investment opportunities. The website’s user base of accredited investors used the online crowdfunding platform to help fund the Village Pointe Commons senior housing development project in Grafton, Wisconsin,… Read More

First Milwaukee-Area Company, Philly’s Premium Beverages, Crowdfunding Under Wisconsin’s Equity Crowdfunding Law

Those near Milwaukee, Wisc., tonight will have something new to drink to: Philly’s Premium Beverages LLC, a Grafton firm that sells readymade mixed drinks in bottles and cans is the first Milwaukee-area company to seek money from investors under Wisconsin’s year-old equity “crowdfunding” law, according to Milwaukee’s Journal… Read More

MobCraft Beer Turns 52 Wisconsin Customers into Owners Through Its Equity Crowdfunding Campaign on CraftFund

MobCraft Beer, an award winning Madison craft brewery, announced that it has closed one of the first intrastate equity crowdfunding campaigns in the U.S. The campaign received an initial commitment of $75,000 from 57 investors, topping the Kickstarter brewery record of $71,000. The round ultimately… Read More

Wisconsin’s MobCraft Beer Misses Its Crowdfunding Target, But Keeps On Brewing (On)

You can still vote for new flavors of beer–cinnamon, vanilla cranberry and cocoa, or sour blood orange–with the confidence that it’s coming in fairly small, unique batches. MobCraft Beer, the first crowdfunding campaign to try Wisconsin’s new crowdfunding law, recently fell short of its 3.5 month… Read More

Flyway Film Festival Announces New Seed&Spark Short Film Competition

Seed&Spark, a crowdfunding and digital distribution platform for independent film, will select and award the top two short films at the 2015 Flyway Film Festival in Wisconsin. The two winners will be picked from the top five short films accepted for inclusion in the festival, chosen in… Read More

American Homeowner Preservation Announces Loan Modification for Milwaukee Family at Risk of Foreclosure

American Homeowner Preservation (AHP) announced today the company was able to help a Milwaukee, WI family catch up on nearly three years of delinquent mortgage payments to avoid foreclosure with a loan modification this week. AHP purchases distressed mortgages using real estate crowdfunding with a mission… 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

CraftFund is Live with Investment Crowdfunding in Wisconsin

CraftFund is now offering investment opportunities in Wisconsin.  CraftFund has been a trailblazer in the crowdfunding space.  Management set up shop early positioning the platform to offer rewards based campaigns but anticipating the opportunity to offer investment crowdfunding once laws were rationalized.  Now with Wisconsin… Read More

MobCraft Beer is Now Equity Crowdfunding in Wisconsin

MobCraft beer launched their equity crowdfunding campaign on CraftFund today (Wednesday, September 25) becoming the first company to take advantage of Wisconsin’s equity crowdfunding exemption. As was reported this past summer, Wisconsin’s intrastate crowdfunding exemption encountered a bit of a hurdle when local banks were… Read More

Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform American Homeowner Preservation Sells Abandoned Homes

American Homeowner Preservation, AHP, is rebuilding communities devastated by the foreclosure crisis, and August proved to be a successful month for the company as it sold vacant, abandoned properties spanning across nine states. In the last 30 days, AHP has found new owners for vacant properties… Read More

Wisconsin Crowdfunding Law Hits Hurdle as Bank Provision Adds Challenge

Winsconin’s crowdfunding law went into effect this past June, signed into law by Governor Scott Walker. The state crowdfunding exemption allows entrepreneurs to raise up to $2 million via an online investment platform ($1 million without an audit).  The law was unique in their approach… Read More

Wisconsin’s Crowdfunding Law is Finally in Effect

Wisconsin’s startup companies finally have another way to raising capital! A new state law, signed into law by Governor Scott Walker last year, now grants up and coming entrepreneurs rights to raise up to $1 million from state investors through online crowdfunding websites. Up to… Read More

Wisconsin: Businesses May Be Able to Crowdfund As Early As Next Month

Great news for entrepreneurs in Wisconsin, starting June 1st anyone in America’s Dairyland will be able to buy small amounts of stock in businesses through online portals that register through the state. This will allow business owners to easily turn to their community to raise… Read More

SEC: Intrastate Crowdfunders Need To Be Careful When Advertising Via Social Media, Web

Intrastate crowdfunding exemptions are on the rise as legislators continue to exhibit interest in allowing small businesses to raise money online. However, several questions remain regarding how to effectively advertise these offerings without running afoul of securities regulations. According to an article in the National… 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

Watch: PitchBook Talks Access To Capital With Gov. Scott Walker

PitchBook just posted footage of a short interview with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. This interview took place on the same day that Gov. Walker signed a Wisconsin intrastate crowdfunding exemption into law. The original article on PitchBook’s blog expands upon the legislation and compares it… Read More

Crowdfunding News Roundup: November 8, 2013

Gamasutra | Square Enix shares its publishing vision for Collective Sure, we know that Square Enix is going to be launching Collective in an effort to help indie developers find funding from the crowd. How is it going to work? Here, Gamasutra breaks it down…. Read More

UPDATED: Gov. Scott Walker Signs Wisconsin Crowdfunding Bill Into Law

Today Governor Scott Walker signed Rep. David Craig’s CASE (crowdfunding and securities exemptions) for Jobs Act (2013 Wisconsin Act 52) into law, putting Wisconsin in an innovative group of states leading the way in expanding access to small business capital. In response, Rep. Craig (R-Town… Read More

Crowdfunding News Roundup: November 4, 2013

The links in today’s roundup are kind of gloomy, but they do include some interesting and arguably valid concerns about crowdfunding moving forward. Do you think any or all of these concerns are valid? Let us know in the comments. PostCrescent.com | Crowdfunding trend gets… Read More

Crowdfunding News Roundup: October 28, 2013

Taylor English | Analysis of Crowdfunding Rules Relating to issuers This week we expect many interests in the world of securities to publish their breakdowns of the proposed rules for equity crowdfunding in the United States. We’ll be collecting them throughout the week. Here, law… Read More