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

Sharestates

2018: The Year of Online Real Estate Financing?

When it comes to investing in real estate, most would-be buyers have a significant decision to make about how they’re going to source the right finance. In recent years, the real estate finance industry has... Read More
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Sharestates

Investment Property Management: Self Managing vs Hiring Out

Investment Property Management: Self Managing vs Hiring Out When you’re starting out as an investor, choosing whether to manage your own investments or seek investment property management is typically a tough decision. How will you... Read More
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Hedgeable

Breaking Down Market Buzzwords of 2018

You might have heard the word “inflation” and “full employment” talked about in the financial press over the last month. Let’s try to break down exactly what the words mean for you and your portfolio.... Read More
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GROUNDFLOOR

"Why Should VCs Get All The Upside?"

This week we were thrilled to launch our online public offering, welcoming over 800 new shareholders in our company and adding another $2.5 million of capital to fund our ongoing expansion. With the launch, we’re... Read More
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SeedInvest

Founder Profile Series: Tom Chappell of Tom’s of Maine and Ramblers Way

This post is first in a series of founder profiles, introducing you to the leaders behind the startups featured on SeedInvest, and the personal and professional journeys that led them to create their companies. Tom... Read More
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Sharestates

How are Investment Properties Taxed?

Any business that frequently profits from the sale of an asset is classified as an active business. The profit you make could come from selling a vehicle, a piece of inventory, or even a real... Read More
Platform Blogs

AgFunder

Ag Industry Brief: Tyson’s Partners with Accelerators, CRISPR 3.0 Gets a Patent, Unilever Moves Toward Transparency, more

Benson Hill Biosystems patents CRISPR 3.0 while Tyson Foods looks to accelerators for innovation plus more in our weekly brief. The post Ag Industry Brief: Tyson’s Partners with Accelerators, CRISPR 3.0 Gets a Patent, Unilever... Read More
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AgFunder

BREAKING: AgFunder Invests in ImpactVision, Solinftec, The Yield

The AgFunder platform has built a powerful, global network and we’ve had the good fortune to get to know some of the industry’s most successful entrepreneurs from the beginning of their journeys. Going forward, we... Read More
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Sharestates

Renovations That Will Spare Your Pocketbook

Renovations are a fantastic way to add value to your property and make it easier to sell on the real estate market. However, paying for a new set of windows, a new kitchen, or a... Read More
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iSelect Fund

It’s Getting Cold in Here: Transforming Modern Refrigeration With Control and Efficiency

TiVo a show. Xerox a document. Velcro your bag. The concept of taking a brand name and turning it into a common verb is a practice that etymologists refer to as “anthimeria,” which means a... Read More
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AgFunder

TPG’s Rise Fund Agriculture Director Discusses First Investment in Indian Dairy

We caught up with Joy Basu ahead of the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit, to discuss how she approaches impact investing in agriculture at The RIse Fund and how agtech can fit into an impact investing thesis. ... Read More
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Roofstock

Pros and Cons of a 1031 Exchange

If you’re interested in real estate investing, you need to know about 1031 exchanges. Why? This type of transaction can help scale and optimize your portfolio when executed strategically and under the right circumstances.... Read More
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AgFunder

Remote Sensing Platform Mavrx is Testing the Power of “Free”

Mavrx founder Max Bruner said that the change isn’t necessarily about boosting the registered user count, as one might guess, but more about paving the way for more custom and “white label’ requests in the... Read More
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LendingHome

How to save for a home in 12 months?

Maybe you’re thinking about transitioning from renting to owning a home. Maybe you’ve already decided to buy a home and feel overwhelmed with the excitement and stress. No matter where you are in your journey... Read More
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Sharestates

Will the New Tax Reform Cause a Spike in Specific Markets?

President Trump signed the new GOP tax bill into law on the 22nd of December 2017, spurring a lot of questions from people wondering how the change in taxes will affect their lives and their... Read More
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AgFunder

Nine Dairy Farm Tech Startups Seeking to Bolster a Troubled Industry

From sensors and software to biotechnology, these nine dairy farm tech startups are working to improve safety and efficiency on the world’s dairy farms. The post Nine Dairy Farm Tech Startups Seeking to Bolster a... Read More
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Sharestates

Why Cash Flow is Important to Your Real Estate Crowdfunding Portfolio

Cash flow is important for any type of business, but real estate crowdfunding is a different kind of business that requires a carefully thought out plan for the end game. It’s more like investing than... Read More
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Republic

Maternity in an Early Stage Startup

A recent visit to the Republic office My second son is four months old today. Maternity leave lasts four months at many large companies like Google, Facebook, and my former employer McKinsey. As COO of... Read More
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PeerStreet

LendIt Industry Awards

PeerStreet is nominated as “Top Real Estate Platform” in the 2018 LendIt Industry Awards. The post LendIt Industry Awards appeared first on PeerStreet is a marketplace that provides unprecedented access to high quality real estate... Read More
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Holdfolio

Holdfolio Download Episode 7 – Multi-Family Due Diligence for Investors

In this latest podcast Ep.7, Jacob and Sterling reveal some of the “red flags” you may encounter when you conduct due diligence, including common questions like these: What is a “rent roll”? Do I need... Read More
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AgFunder

Women in Agtech: Serial Foodtech Entrepreneur Jennifer Goggin Ponders a Food Supply Chain Run by Women

We caught up with Goggin about working in the supply chain and with legacy grocery stores – both corners of the food system dominated by men.  The post Women in Agtech: Serial Foodtech Entrepreneur Jennifer... Read More
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Republic

It’s Time to Liberate Cannabis: Jane West Founder Story

Jane West, Founder and CEO of Jane West, is on a mission to bring high quality cannabis to the mainstream consumer. Always honest about her own positive experience of using cannabis for a healthy approach to... Read More
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GROUNDFLOOR

Groundfloor 101

Welcome to Groundfloor! Following the announcement of our nationwide qualification and launch last month, we're now starting to let new investors in from our waitlist. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a brand new investor with... Read More
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iSelect Fund

HerdDogg: Bringing IoT to the Field

The small town of Marshall, Calif. probably isn’t the first place most people would expect to find the latest in precision agriculture, but don’t tell that to Josh and Albert Blake. That’s because Blake’s Landing... Read More
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Roofstock

Common Misconceptions About 1031 Exchanges

A 1031 exchange can be one of the savviest strategies in real estate investing. When executed strategically and under the right circumstances, this type of transaction can help scale and optimize your portfolio.... Read More
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AgFunder

Ag Industry Brief: Syngenta Acquires FarmShots Plus More M&A, Trimble Joins THRIVE, more

North Carolina-based satellite data analytics startup FarmShots has been acquired by Syngenta for an undisclosed amount plus more in our weekly brief. The post Ag Industry Brief: Syngenta Acquires FarmShots Plus More M&A, Trimble Joins THRIVE, more... Read More
Platform Blogs

EnergyFunders

Supporting Data

Decisions in the oil and gas industry are often expensive, technical, and complex.  Operators must reduce risk and improve their odds of success as much as possible using scientific measurements, data collection, and data analysis. ... Read More
Platform Blogs

AgFunder

Global Thinking Sets Up New Zealand Agtech Startups for Outsized Impact

The New Zealand agtech ecosystem is starting to gain recognition for its innovation well beyond the boundaries of New Zealand. The post Global Thinking Sets Up New Zealand Agtech Startups for Outsized Impact appeared first... Read More
Platform Blogs

Prosper

What You Need to Know About Consolidating Your Credit Card Debt

If you’re struggling with credit card debt you’re not alone. In fact, the average card-carrying adult has a balance over $5,000 on their plastics. You may be in good company, but you’re not in a... Read More
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EnergyFunders

Understanding Deal Structures -Term Sheet

Understanding the deal structure of an investment opportunity is sometimes confusing since not all deals are the same. Weighing the integrity of the geological features of the prospect vs your NRI is one weigh to... Read More
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EnergyFunders

Top-Tier Operators

Regardless of the project potential, you should never consider the project if the Operator you are working with doesn’t have the team of industry experts to the support the drilling, completion and extraction of a... Read More
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EnergyFunders

Project Location -Where are you Drilling?

Project location plays an important part in the investment decision making process.  It can make or break the economics of a project. Today I am going to cover some of the very basics. Developing the... Read More
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EnergyFunders

Project Economics – Understanding the Return Potential

Return Potential …The entire reason for investing in the first place, right? The first step to understanding how to measure economic return is to decide what kind of investment you think is attractive and fits... Read More
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AngelList

The battle between Amazon and everyone to deliver groceries to your doorstep

Amazon’s Whole Foods acquisition gave Instacart momentum 📈Americans spend 15 billion hours every year shopping for groceries. Most of those people would rather be doing something else.The demand for groceries to show up at your doorstep... Read More
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AgFunder

Q&A: DowDuPont CTO Neal Gutterson Discusses Public Perception of Gene Editing and Digital Strategy After Granular Acquisition

We caught up with Neal Gutterson ahead of the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit, where he is a keynote speaker, to discuss the strategy behind Dow DuPont's first GE product and the company's digital strategy going forward.... Read More
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AgFunder

SparkLabs’ Agtech Accelerator Cultiv8 Draws International First Cohort Seeking Second Growing Season in Australia

After receiving an international set of applicants, Asian accelerator group SparkLabs Group' Cultiv8 accelerator has chosen its first cohort of nine agtech startups. The post SparkLabs’ Agtech Accelerator Cultiv8 Draws International First Cohort Seeking Second Growing Season in Australia appeared... Read More
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AgFunder

African Agtech Market Map: 99 Technologies Changing the Future of Agriculture in Africa

A representative and non-exhaustive selection of these companies have been visualized in this African Agtech Market Map, into nine categories by AgFunder and The Seed Project. The post African Agtech Market Map: 99 Technologies Changing the... Read More
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MicroVentures

5 Guidelines for First-Time Founders: How to Handle Startup Finances

Today, we are introducing a guest blogger: Nate Matherson, Co-founder and CEO of LendEDU. A graduate of the Iowa Startup Accelerator and Y Combinator, as well as a MicroVentures portfolio company, LendEDU is a marketplace... Read More
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EnergyFunders

EnergyFunders Blockchain Technology Unveiled

PRESS RELEASE – February 14th, 2018 – Houston, TX USA After over a year of R&D, Houston based EnergyFunders will unveil their own version of a class-leading blockchain technology platform by the end of February... Read More
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Roofstock

Buying Rental Property vs. Investing in a REIT, Part II

Many hopeful real estate investors have the same question: Is it a smarter move to buy property directly or to buy shares of a real estate investment trust (REIT)? As the co-founder and CEO of... Read More
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Roofstock

Buying Rental Property vs. Investing in a REIT, Part I

One of the most common questions I get from aspiring real estate investors is whether to buy property directly or purchase shares in a real estate investment trust, commonly referred to as a REIT.... Read More
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PeerStreet

American Dream: Real Estate Experts

The American Dream is the only TV show that goes against the negative sensationalist style of journalism often seen in media. The American Dream’s mission is to Educate, Empower, and Engage its audience across the... Read More
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Republic

Reinventing Fast Food: Everytable Founder Story

Sam Polk, Co-Founder of Everytable, left the Wall Street trading floor to start a nonprofit focused on providing low income families with healthy, affordable food. Upon discovering that many communities lack access to healthy food,... Read More
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AgFunder

Farmers Edge Partners with Global Reinsurer to Bring Farmers Custom Data-Backed Insurance Products

Farm management and agronomy software platform Farmers Edge announced today a four-year deal with major global reinsurer PartnerRe, to bring customized insurance products to its users. The post Farmers Edge Partners with Global Reinsurer to... Read More
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ArborCrowd

Passive Investing: You Don’t Need Millions to Own Commercial Real Estate

Plenty of people are interested in the strong returns and stability that commercial real estate can provide, but many potential investors are dissuaded from getting involved in the industry. They might think: “How could I... Read More
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Sharestates

Home Renovations with the Most Value

If you’re planning on making any renovations to your property this year, there are a few things to consider before you commit to a project. While personal preference and budget will always be important factors... Read More
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PeerStreet

The 20 Most Innovative Companies in Real Estate (or PropTech)

“The Real Estate market is ripe for disruption and has long needed a shake-up, and an injection of investment and technology to drag it into modern times.” The post The 20 Most Innovative Companies in... Read More
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Crowdfunder

Top 4 Tips You Can Use for Pitching Investors (Successfully)

Today, there are more opportunities for small business funding than have probably ever existed. It is an exciting time to be starting a business and looking for investors. From TV’s Shark Tank to equity crowdfunding... Read More
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AgFunder

BREAKING: India-Focused Agtech VC Omnivore Partners Holds First Close on $46m for Second Fund

Omnivore Partners, which calls itself an "impact venture fund" is solely focused on agtech investments in India, and investors (LPs) in the fund were largely impact-minded funds from Europe, India, and the US, demonstrating the... Read More
Platform Blogs

American Homeowner Preservation

National Community Capital buys Cook County home loans

Read More The post National Community Capital buys Cook County home loans appeared first on American Homeowner Preservation.... Read More
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Sharestates

What the 2018 Tax Code Means for Real Estate Investing

Under the 2018 tax code, real estate rentals are looking good. Unfortunately, it’s not looking so good for home owners. Here’s a look at how the tax code looks for real estate investing in 2018.... Read More
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AgFunder

Ag Industry Brief: Walmart Buys into VR, Nestle Bets on AI with Nuritas, Florida Citrus Growers Get Some Relief, more

Both Walmart and Nestle are getting into new technologies while Florida citrus growers get some relief and the cannabis industry gets some M&A, plus more in our weekly brief. The post Ag Industry Brief: Walmart... Read More
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ArborCrowd

TAXES: The New Law and the Top 5 Tax Benefits of Real Estate Investing

Real estate continues to be considered one of the best wealth-creation strategies. The 2010 foreclosure crisis spooked many investors, but the market has since recovered and we’re in the midst of an 8+ year real... Read More
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RealtyShares

Stock Plunge Highlights the Importance of Diversification

The sharp drop in equity values in the stock market on Friday, February 2, 2018, and then again on the following Monday, reminded us as investors of the importance of prudent risk management. A portfolio... Read More
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StartEngine

The StartEngine Index: January 2018

January 2018The following data covers Regulation Crowdfunding raises between May 16, 2016, and January 31, 2018. Data is sourced from all publicly disclosed Form C filings with the SEC, as well as public websites.Standard AnalysisIndex:... Read More