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.

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Interesting Links

Here's How Long A Top Global VC Firm Spends Doing Its Due Diligence

If you’ve ever considered early stage investing you should be well aware of the risks of this asset class, with a high chance that your invested capital will be worthless one day. 90% or more... Read More
Platform Blogs

AgFunder

Arkansas Congressman Rick Crawford on How to Help Rural Farmers

The state of Arkansas is home to Tysons, Walmart, a Nestle plant and a Frito-Lay factory, but much of the food produced in Congressman Rich Crawford (R) of Arkansas’s first district is grown on family... Read More
Platform Blogs

Patch of Land

Are Real Estate Opportunities Booming in Baltimore?

Baltimore is a city on the rise. According to a report by Redfin, it’s the second highest-ranked city for year-over-year home sales growth, experiencing a 40.6% increase over 2016. However, the housing supply in Baltimore is... Read More
Platform Blogs

AgFunder

BREAKING: Prospera Raises $15m Series B from Qualcomm and Cisco for Ag IoT

Israeli digital ag startup Prospera has raised a $15 million Series B round for its end-to-end internet of things platform using AI and computer vision for indoor and outdoor farms. The post BREAKING: Prospera Raises... Read More
Platform Blogs

PeerStreet

Big Tech to Fintech Diaspora

I’ve written a bit about lessons I’ve learned from my past either starting, building and selling Urchin (later to become Google Analytics) and also my 10 years of experience at Google. Many of these valuable... Read More
Platform Blogs

iSelect Fund

Innovation and the Law of Accelerating Returns

Bob Metcalfe is a name that many in our industry know and greatly respect, and for very good reason. After completing his Ph.D. in computer science at Harvard in the 1970s, Bob co-invented the technology... Read More
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Fintech 'Lingo' Explained - The New York Times

The world of financial technology - also known as "fintech" –involves lots of buzzwords, jargon and often obscure terminology. Here's a list of some of the industry's main "lingo."... Read More
Platform Blogs

LendingHome

6 Top Tips for Choosing a Real Estate Agent

Buying a home is one of the biggest investments you can make, and you’ll do it only a few times in your life. So having the right tour guide through the process—a real estate agent—will... Read More
Platform Blogs

AgFunder

Ag Industry Brief: Heat’s on Amazon, China Approves GMOs, Blue Apron IPO Investigated, more

Trump's nomination of Sam Clovis, a new hire at Finistere Ventures, Hampton Creek's board fallout, and Arlon's Brazilian dairy investment are also covered this week. The post Ag Industry Brief: Heat’s on Amazon, China Approves... Read More
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Sharestates

Six Eco Friendly Home Renovation Ideas That Save Money

Renovations have always been about adding features to a building that both modernize it and make it attractive to potential buyers or renters. The current trend in this area is to add environmentally friendly features... Read More
Platform Blogs

AgFunder

BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: TPG ART Invests in Brazilian Digital Ag Startup Solinftec

Global private equity group TPG has invested in Brazilian digital ag company Solinftec through its Alternative and Renewable Technologies growth equity platform TPG ART. The post BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: TPG ART Invests in Brazilian Digital Ag... Read More
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Ethereum Co-Founder Says Crypto Coin Market Is a Time-Bomb - Bloomberg

Initial coin offerings, a means of crowdfunding for blockchain-technology companies, have caught so much attention that even the co-founder of the ethereum network, where many of these digital coins are built, says it’s time for... Read More
Platform Blogs

Prosper

#MyProsperStory Spotlight: Sherry B.

 “#MyProsperStory is that I had a major surgery, meaning I could not work for a number of weeks. The hospital accounts department, as well as the doctor, required me to pay a significant amount of... Read More
Platform Blogs

iSelect Fund

Inside the iSelect Fund Product

iSelect is a very unique product, but when you break it into it’s parts it’s fairly easy to understand. On the front end, we’re a traditional venture capital fund. We have a diligence process, we... Read More
Platform Blogs

AgFunder

Outside Agriculture Investors: Blessing or Curse?

While a number of outside investors have been great assets to our industry, many others have been a net negative for agriculture, writes Jim Budzynski. The post Outside Agriculture Investors: Blessing or Curse? appeared first... Read More
Platform Blogs

Sharestates

Fix and Flip Hot Spots in New York City

There are two basic approaches to a fix and flip strategy. The first, which was very popular at the start of this approach to real estate investing, is to purchase a property before the area... Read More
Platform Blogs

Holdfolio

Three Keys to Successful Investing 

  Want to be successful in your investing? Focus on these 3 keys…   There are a lot of factors that we look at when digging into investments. Yet, we often get distracted from some of... Read More
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Holdfolio

Three Keys to Successful Investing 

  Want to be successful in your investing? Focus on these 3 keys…   There are a lot of factors that we look at when digging into investments. Yet, we often get distracted from some of... Read More
Platform Blogs

PeerStreet

PeerStreet in CB Insights’ Fintech 250

You may have already read about PeerStreet being selected as one of CB Insights’ prestigious Fintech 250, “a select group of emerging private companies working on groundbreaking financial technology.” This was a huge honor for... Read More
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Hedgeable Blog

Hedgeable Unveils New Site Design

We are pleased to announce the launch of our newly redesigned website! Thanks to our team over the last year for making this happen including our lead designer Siraj and our full stack development team... Read More
Platform Blogs

AgFunder

Crop Protection: Biologicals vs Chemicals?

Chemical pesticides are under increasing scrutiny from consumers and regulators; biopesticides can provide an alternative or supplement to these traditional chemical pesticides, write Spencer Maughan and Kieran Furlong. The post Crop Protection: Biologicals vs Chemicals?... Read More
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AgFunder

BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: Brazil’s First Agtech Accelerator Program Pulse Seeking Startups

The country's first agtech program is sponsored by Raízen, Brazil’s largest producer of sugarcane ethanol and third-largest energy company, along with SP Ventures and NXTP Labs. The post BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: Brazil’s First Agtech Accelerator Program... Read More
Platform Blogs

EnergyFunders

What is Fracking?

In recent years, technological advancements have allowed domestic oil and gas production to thrive. The United States now has access to oil and natural gas reserves that had previously been inaccessible, causing a tremendous boom... Read More
Platform Blogs

iSelect Fund

7 Steps to Building Client Relationships That Last

Customers aren’t just important to the success of your business. They’re the only thing that really matters. In fact, success in business — whether it is in financials services, sales, manufacturing, or any other industry... Read More
Platform Blogs

Prosper

Prosper Performance Update: June 2017

Today we are sharing performance data from the Prosper portfolio for June 2017. The weighted average borrower rate for Prosper’s June 2017 vintage is similar to May 2017, a continuation of a platform rate which... Read More
Platform Blogs

Hotel Innvestor

Wealthy Investors Are Leaving Hedge Funds for Real Estate

Wealthy investors boosted bets on real estate and left hedge funds and equities as concern over high valuations and geopolitical risk push them back to basics. They had 33 percent of their portfolios on average... Read More
Platform Blogs

AgFunder

BREAKING: Plenty Raises $200m Series B in Largest Ever Agtech Investment

Just one month after Plenty acquired indoor agriculture hardware company Bright Agrotech, this round was led by Japan’s SoftBank Vision Fund, a $93 billion, multi-stage tech fund. The post BREAKING: Plenty Raises $200m Series B... Read More
Platform Blogs

Sharestates

A Close Look Into the 2017 Real Estate Housing Market

It is said that generals are always fighting the last war and never preparing for the next one. The same might be said of economists who are taking a dour view of the current robust... Read More
Platform Blogs

LexShares

Litigation Finance: The Advantages of a Well-Capitalized Plaintiff

In recent years, litigation costs have been spiraling upward at a blistering rate.  Since the 2008 financial crisis, billing rates at top law firms have increased 3-4% per year, greatly outpacing the rate of inflation... Read More
Platform Blogs

AgFunder

Motorleaf’s Monk on Priorities and Challenges of Being an AI Startup in Indoor Ag

We caught up with Ally Monk, CEO of motorleaf, a few months after the business raised a $1.1m seed round of funding, to get an update on how the business is progressing. The post Motorleaf’s... Read More
Platform Blogs

Prosper

#MyProsperStory Spotlight: Walter M.

“Being a father and husband is an amazing gift; in addition to being an educator, full time doctoral student, inspired motivational speaker and mentor. Wearing all these hats can be challenging at times. These roles were even... Read More
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Prosper

#MyProsperStory Spotlight: Dani. V

“I was a single mother fighting a serious auto immunity disease and the doctor bills kept piling up. Money was already tight and when I wasn’t working as much, I didn’t know what to do.... Read More
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Small Change

What makes NOLA’s Milan a great neighborhood?

With a population of approximately 3,500 residents, Milan is a chill, soulful corner of NOLA, close enough to the action but far enough from the madness. It is, without a doubt, a great neighborhood. Small... Read More
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StartEngine

You Can Now Use Credit Cards to Invest on StartEngine

Swipe / Insert / Fund the FutureIf we’re being honest, there have been only three revolutionary moments in U.S. credit card history:1969 — The Advent of the Magnetic StripeMagnetic tape had been around since the turn of the century, primarily... Read More
Platform Blogs

AgFunder

UK’s Cornwall Establishes £10m Agritech Funding Opportunity for Southwest Region

As England’s only officially designated ‘Less Developed Region’, the area has received grant support from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and a range of local and national development partners. The post UK’s Cornwall Establishes... Read More
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Republic

Founder series: Hip hop music and 100 custom leather jackets

Meet Martez Malone, founder of YeKim. The premium Los Angeles fashion startup recently opened its doors to the public after years of working exclusively with celebrity clients. Martez tells us more about YeKim and what... Read More
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Arts startup Meow Wolf sells out small equity offerings | Miami Herald

The startup company behind a popular immersive art exhibition space in New Mexico has has raised more than $1 million through an online private stock offering aimed at small investors. Meow Wolf reached the fund... Read More
Platform Blogs

Prosper

#MyProsperStory Spotlight: Derek L.

“Prosper has helped me consolidate my bills, and lower my monthly payments, so I don’t have to worry about enjoying family functions. I was able to get a newer chair and use it at our... Read More
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