Investment Crowdfunding News

Here’s some recent investment crowdfunding news from around the ecosystem, including from the blogs of the 80+ platforms in our database of crowdfunded and alternative investment platforms.

Platform Blogs

AgFunder

Ag Industry Brief: Anheuser-Busch Partners with Agrible, Fish2.0 Announces Finalists, New Aussie Accelerator Launches, more

Fish 2.0, the business competition for sustainable seafood-focused innovations, announced the 40 companies that will pitch to investors November 7–8 during the Fish 2.0 Innovation Forum at Stanford University. The post Ag Industry Brief: Anheuser-Busch Partners with Agrible,... Read More
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Sharestates

Keys to a Successful Refinance on a Real Estate Investment

Changes in the interest rate environment and changes in financial circumstances have made refinancing a fact of life for the active real estate investor. Individual homeowners may be able to stick their head in the... Read More
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Prosper

Prosper Announces $50 Million Series G Investment

Today Prosper announced a $50 million investment from an investment fund co-managed by FinEX Asia. The Series G investment, which brings Prosper’s total equity raised to $410 million to date, will be used to make... Read More
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Republic

Founder Series: Re-defining distribution in the handbag industry

The fashion world is changing and big brands are struggling to keep up. Ivory Clasp, founded by Avi Zolty and Sean Rimokh, tackles the problem with a personalized subscription handbag service. The value for big... Read More
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AgFunder

How Can New York Meet the Challenges of Urban Agriculture?

On the final day of AgTech Week in New York City, a panel of local experts got together to think about how the city can embrace, promote and foster urban agriculture. The post How Can... Read More
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AlphaFlow

Optimizing AlphaFlow’s Future

Today, I am excited to share some big news about AlphaFlow! As you may have seen us announce in Bloomberg , AlphaFlow has closed our $4.1 million venture capital seed round with a group of incredible... Read More
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AlphaFlow

AlphaFlow Raises $4.1 Million in Seed Round Funding Backed by Resolute Ventures and Point72 Ventures

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — AlphaFlow, an automated alternative investment platform for real estate, announced today the closing of a $4.1 million seed round funding, led by Resolute Ventures and Point72 Ventures, the venture capital arm of Steve Cohen’s Point72... Read More
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Prosper

Prosper Performance Update: August 2017

we are sharing performance data from the Prosper portfolio for August 2017. This month credit tightening in the higher risk segments continues to slowly shift the portfolio to a higher concentration of lower risk assets... Read More
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AgFunder

Enterprise Ireland: Early Stage Support Abounds for Irish AgriFood Tech Startups

At this year’s Irish National Ploughing Championships, Enterprise Ireland hosted a showcase of very early stage ag technology startups to show the hundreds of thousands of attendees at the three-day event. The post Enterprise Ireland:... Read More
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Startwise

The Present of ICO Crowdfunding With Investor James Sowers

This week I’ve met with an angel investor and crypto enthusiast James Sowers to catch up on latest trends and developments in blockchain and business funding industry. The rise of the ICO led to active... Read More
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Prosper

Your Passport to Affordable Travel is Here

Do you have a nagging travel itch that just won’t go away? Perhaps you daydream of sitting poolside in Fiji, but your bank account jolts you awake with another staycation in mind. Many of us... Read More
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iSelect Fund

AB InBev, the world’s largest brewer and user of malt barley, partners with agriculture technology firm Agrible

Champaign, Ill., Sept. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) and Agrible, Inc. today announce a global partnership to improve barley production while minimizing environmental impact. The two companies are joining forces to... Read More
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AgFunder

How Convoy Aims to Revolutionize the Trucking Industry

Despite its young age, trucking startup Convoy is well-funded and has raised $80.5 million in three rounds since its founding in 2015. The post How Convoy Aims to Revolutionize the Trucking Industry appeared first on... Read More
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StartEngine

Why Most ‘Disruptors’ Aren’t Actually Disrupting Anything

In the guessing game of who will sink and who will swim, understanding disruptive innovation can be your life jacket.If tech startup giants in the likes of Uber and Tesla Motors come to mind at the... Read More
Around the Web

Interesting Links

AlphaFlow Raises $4.1 Million Seed Round Backed by Resolute Ventures

Sturm said the funding would enable AlphaFlow to grow even faster and continue to reinvent real estate investing to match client demands: a highly diversified, passive experience that is transparent, aligned with their best interests,... Read More
Around the Web

Interesting Links

Survivorship Bias – Ignoring Hard to Find Data

Survivorship bias also rears its ugly head in finance and business. Because of the nature of data, it’s easier to find records of things that exist than no longer exist. You need to be vigilant... Read More
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AgFunder

AgriFood Tech Startups Raise $4.4bn in H1-2017 as Global VC Market Signals End of Downturn

Early stage investment in agrifood tech startups reached $4.4 billion in the first half of 2017, posting a 6% year-over-year increase reversing the downward trend of 2016 when agrifood tech investing dropped 17% to $6.9... Read More
Around the Web

Interesting Links

Should You Invest in Start-Ups? | Business Markets and Stocks News | host.madison.com

nvesting in start-ups is extremely risky, but if you moderate your expectations, you will start to understand what real success looks like in this realm. Don't expect it to be an easy journey, either. It's... Read More
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Sharestates

What is a Blanket Loan and When Should Investors Use It?

There are a variety of tools and techniques that the savvy real estate investor has under their belt which allows them to adapt and adjust to a range of situations. From understanding how to use... Read More
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Holdfolio

Renting to Own: The Pros & Cons For Landlords

Rent to own deals appear to be becoming more popular again. What are the real pros and cons for investment property owners? As home prices keep growing, and rent remain high, but mortgage lenders keep... Read More
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MicroVentures

What Makes a VC a “Good” Partner

When you’re trying to raise money for your startup, it can seem like any funding offer is a good offer. Typically, however, venture capitalists (VCs) and angel investors don’t just hand startups money. More often... Read More
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PeerStreet

PeerStreet Is One of The Top Five Startups to Work For in LA

As a company, we write a lot about how our business intersects with real estate, finance, law and technology; but we don’t often emphasize what it’s like to work at a startup. We were really... Read More
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AlphaFlow

Originator Underwriting

Before we’ll purchase any loans from an originator, we do a due diligence review of the originator’s origination and asset management processes.  This is critical for us to understand, as by taking on a loan... Read More
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AlphaFlow

Underwriting Overview

This is meant to be a quick introduction to how we here at AlphaFlow think about underwriting loans and how we invest.  As part of our process, we look at 50+ factors when analyzing each... Read More
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Patch of Land

Is it Market Growth or Southern Charm That Attracts Atlanta Real Estate Investors?

Atlanta is a city full of history and Southern Charm. Add to that incredible diversity, good weather, and a booming economy, and the city that gave us Coca-Cola is a great target for real estate... Read More
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PeerStreet

Think Realty Features PeerStreet on Cover

“One of the biggest reasons that PeerStreet is experiencing so much success is our team and our united belief in what we are doing.” The post Think Realty Features PeerStreet on Cover appeared first on... Read More
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American Homeowner Preservation

AHP Saves Retirees From Foreclosure Due to Medical Bills

An elderly Indiana man and his wife became victims of America’s broken healthcare system when they were crushed by unaffordable medical bills. They nearly lost the rental property that they have been living off of... Read More
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AgFunder

Israel’s Douxmatok Raises $8.1m Series A for Sugar Reduction Technology

According to the company, Douxmatok allows food companies to use 40% less sugar in their products while achieving the same level of sweetness, with no aftertaste. The post Israel’s Douxmatok Raises $8.1m Series A for... Read More
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Startwise

What is Revenue Sharing and how is Startwise Revenue Sharing different?

  Generally defined as the practice of sharing a business's profits and losses among different groups within or associated with that business. Where the different groups might include partners, employees and collaborators.... Read More
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Small Change

The 1, 2, 3 of Financial Literacy

What is financial literacy? It is understanding the basic concepts used in financial decision-making. It has also been described, by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, as ‘an essential life skill’ which ‘can make... Read More
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Roofstock

Infographic: Understanding the Single-Family Renter

There is no "one size fits all" formula for rental property investing—and that's a good thing. As a buyer, you can tailor your strategy and search criteria to fit your specific investing goals.... Read More
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Sharestates

What to do When Your Investment Property Does Not Sell Fast

There are times in the career of every real estate investor that can be looked back on as pivotal. Transactions that went awry, situations that turned bad, and problems that turned up. These are all inevitable... Read More
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AgFunder

The 5 Food Production Risks Digital Ag Can Solve

People fundamentally misdiagnose the opportunity in digital agriculture when they sum it up as “grow more with less" write Jess Bollinger and Adam Wolf of Arable. The post The 5 Food Production Risks Digital Ag... Read More
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RealtyShares

Real Estate Marketplaces Can Potentially Address the “Missing Dividends” Problem

One of the simplest ways for companies to communicate financial well-being and shareholder value is to say that “the dividend check is in the mail.”  Dividends, those cash distributions that some companies pay out regularly... Read More
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Startwise

Teaming Up With Consumer Product Enthusiasts

Hardware is hard. Beyond the usual business hurdles and risks, designing and manufacturing with trusted partners is a challenge for most of the product companies. This also makes them a more risky deal for potential... Read More
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EnergyFunders

Energy Company Investments. What Investors Need To Know about Regulation CF

Energy Investments for Accredited and Non-accredited Investors What is Section 4(a)(6)?   Section 4(a)(6) under the Securities Act of 1933 (1933 Act) is an exemption to the general requirement that a company must register its securities... Read More
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Crowdfunder

Top Questions Investors Ask Part 2

“Be prepared, work hard, and hope for a little luck. Recognize that the harder you work and the better prepared you are, the more luck you might have.” –Ed Bradley Searching out, pitching to, and... Read More
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LendingHome

LendingHome Week in Review | September 15, 2017

LendingHome’s Week in Review is here to provide you with news that you might have missed this week. What Is the Difference Between a Short Sale, Pre-foreclosure, and Foreclosure? When you’re looking for a new... Read More
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AgFunder

Ag Industry Brief: Israel, China in $300m Agtech Deal, Mistletoe CEO Launches Indian Agtech Accelerator, Protix Acquires Insect Breeder, more

High-profile startup hires, a startup IPO, and new startup resources also make up part of this week's brief. The post Ag Industry Brief: Israel, China in $300m Agtech Deal, Mistletoe CEO Launches Indian Agtech Accelerator,... Read More
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Hotel Innvestor

OC Talk Radio to Feature Tim L. Edgar

Tim L. Edgar of Hotel Innvestor and [CLIC] Sponsor joins OC Talk Radio Raad and Craig Sullivan in the studio on September 20th. Tim L. Edgar is the Founder and President of Hotel Innvestor, the... Read More
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Sharestates

When Should Real Estate Investors Seek Hard Money Lenders?

It is an axiom of business that every venture or transaction will either sink or swim. The absolute truth expressed in this saying is that success or failure are the only two outcomes, and eventually... Read More
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Holdfolio

Holdfolio Download Episode 1 – Garfield Place

We are proud to announce our new podcast, the Holdfolio Download. Join us as we take an inside look at real estate investing at Holdfolio. Each episode Sterling White will shares stories, insights, and knowledge from Holdfolio.... Read More
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Prosper

#MyProsperStory Spotlight: Linda.M

I’m 63 years old and have been struggling with debt for a very, very long time. It got to the point where I was desperate – I had so many credit cards and was robbing... Read More
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AgFunder

BREAKING: Bayer Joins Forces with Ginkgo to Launch $100m Microbial Startup

Bayer CropScience and Ginkgo Bioworks, a startup genetically engineering microbes for the flavor, fragrance, and food industries, have partnered with hedge fund Viking Global Investors to invest $100 million in a new, as yet unnamed... Read More
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iSelect Fund

The iSelect Focus: Resource Efficiency

Energy is an incredibly complex sector. There’s an abundance of conventional fossil fuel available that is relatively inexpensive, but it is meeting with consumer revolt at some level on the basis of its impact on... Read More
Platform Blogs

PeerStreet

New Feature Announcement: Dynamic Loan Status Page

At PeerStreet, we strive to make working with us as easy and transparent as possible. Many of our users have asked that we communicate more clearly about the changes in each loan over the life... Read More
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AgFunder

BREAKING: Farm Technology Startups Raise $1.13bn in H1-2017, a 56% YoY Increase

Farm technology startups raised $1.13 billion in early stage funding in the first half of 2017, representing a 56% increase year-over-year, according to the upcoming AgFunder AgriFood Tech report. The post BREAKING: Farm Technology Startups... Read More
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Prosper

Avoiding the 5 Most Expensive Mistakes Freelancers Make

More people than ever before are choosing to become their own boss and forge ahead into the world of micro-entrepreneurship. A 2016 study by Upwork found that there are now 55 million freelancers in the... Read More
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Upstart

Upstart Receives First No-Action Letter Issued by Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Upstart receives the first No Action letter the CFPB has issued since the policy’s inception, a significant leap forward for the lending industry.... Read More
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RealtyShares

Nav Athwal: RealtyShares Raises $28m Series C Round To Transform Commercial Financing

When we set out to build the easiest and most trusted way to access and invest in real estate, we knew there was a general formula for success in the startup world. Finding visionary leaders... Read More
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Republic

Founder Series: What if tax preparation wasn’t so bad?

Only 10% of the tax preparation process involves human review. The remaining 90% is consumed by tedious tasks, at the cost of customers and CPAs. TaxDrop, the first all-digital tax prep service, tackles the issue... Read More
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AgFunder

Greenlight Biosciences Raises $18m Series D for RNAi Biopesticide

Biological pesticide firm Greenlight Biosciences has raised an $18 million Series D round led by led by farmland and agtech fund investor Fall Line Capital. The post Greenlight Biosciences Raises $18m Series D for RNAi... Read More
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Startwise

10 Rules Andrew Carnegie Used To Become One Of The World's Richest Men

When Andrew Carnegie arrived in the US in 1848, he had barely a dollar in his pocket. By 1901, he was the richest man in the world. Deciding to share his wisdom, he helped pioneer... Read More
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iSelect Fund

10+ Questions Facing Agriculture and Where to Find the Answers

The agriculture industry is facing a series of intertwined, complex issues over the next several decades. Conventional wisdom suggests that we face a critical supply shortage driven by four key questions: Can we produce enough... Read More
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Holdfolio

How To Prepare For The Slow Holiday Rental Season

  Experienced landlords know that the housing market goes through different phases and cycles each year. Spring and summer can be hot months for leasing units fast and for top dollar. This can change quite... Read More
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Sharestates

How Title Issues and Property Liens Make Investments Thorny

Real estate title issues are some of the biggest hurdles to closing real estate deals. If you are planning to invest in real estate, make sure you understand property titles and liens. Here are some... Read More
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MicroVentures

Scoring Intros in Silicon Valley

For startups in need of financing, there is nothing more sought after than access to angel investors or venture capital firms. While venture capitalists (VCs) are willing to invest due to the potential of high... Read More
Platform Blogs

AgFunder

Putting a Price on Farm Data

How do we value the data that come from the farm? The question has no simple answer, writes Joseph Byrum. The post Putting a Price on Farm Data appeared first on AgFunderNews.... Read More
Platform Blogs

GROUNDFLOOR

Groundfloor Announces $100 Million Partnership with Direct Access Capital

Today we announced an important new partnership with Direct Access Capital (DAC). This is an important development for Groundfloor and real estate investors across the country. Here’s why:For value-added real estate investors: We now have... Read More