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

Curb Appeal Updates to make before 2018

The real estate market is always changing, and what appeals to a buyer as they pull up to look at a potential home changes over time. This means that successfully staging the exterior of a... Read More
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AgFunder

Tales of A Failed Agtech Startup: “Everyone thinks they’re an early adopter, few actually are”

Founder Janette Barnard tells us the story of The Poultry Exchange, a chicken meat marketplace startup. After struggling to get an intractable industry to change its ways, The Poultry Exchange ceased operations in July. The... Read More
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RealtyShares

Retail Centers Continue to Evolve

Retailer stock prices recently jumped, as many of them saw strong quarterly results.  Yet retail centers are currently subject to several market trends, some of which are seemingly contradictory.  These dynamics should be examined as part... Read More
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AgFunder

Which US States (and Farmers) Win at the Thanksgiving Table?

With holiday food traditions largely unchanged in US culture since the 1950s, the late November surge in demand for turkey, cranberries, and pumpkin, among other vegetables is the driving force for many farmers' toil all... Read More
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AgFunder

How Emergency Food Providers Are Developing Tech to Help Them Give More

Emergency food providers are attempting to leverage technology to make the massive logistical undertaking of distributing food assistance more efficient for food pantries, despite some of the smallest budgets even within the nonprofit world.  The... Read More
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AgFunder

Ag Biotech Market Map: 245 Startups Using Biology & Chemistry to Revolutionize Agriculture

Ag biotech is a central focus of agrifood tech investing; here Brett Morris from TechAccel says out the firm's market map of the category. The post Ag Biotech Market Map: 245 Startups Using Biology &... Read More
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AgFunder

Ag Biotech Market Map: 245 Startups Using Biology & Chemistry to Revolutionize Agriculture

Ag biotech is a central focus of agrifood tech investing with startups raising $262 million in the first half of this year alone. The post Ag Biotech Market Map: 245 Startups Using Biology & Chemistry... Read More
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American Homeowner Preservation

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Republic

Founder story: I want to make cannabis part of mainstream conversation

Michael Lui, an army veteran and the founder of RMR Laboratories, is tackling the ongoing opioid crisis with cutting edge medical technology. With their first product group, topical creams, RMR Laboratories offers safe, effective solutions... Read More
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MicroVentures

Blockchain 101: VCs’ Blockchain + Cryptocurrency History

Blockchain and bitcoin, as well as other cryptocurrencies, have been featured quite a bit in the news recently as companies like Kik, a MicroVentures portfolio company, raises funds via an initial coin offering (ICO) and... Read More
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Sharestates

How To Create The Ideal Fix And Flip Budget In 2018

When it comes to flipping houses, many new investors make the mistake of underestimating the total cost of repairs and end up losing money because they didn’t count on certain expenses. In order to realize... Read More
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MicroVentures

Startups are Capturing – and Creating – Trends

Trends are inherently changeable – what’s “in” one year may be “out” the next. That said, some industries like fashion, entertainment, or food often see trends repeat on a steady cycle (e.g. clothing styles) or... Read More
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Republic

"Meet the Drapers" premiered this sunday

Crowdfunding is removing barriers like never before. What was once viewed as isolated industry for a selected few is now accessible to everyone. And we’re thrilled to be part of a TV show that promotes... Read More
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American Homeowner Preservation

Live for Now, Plan for the Future: How to do Both

Asceticism is the practice of living with as few earthly indulgences as possible. It has been practiced for thousands of years, mainly by religious and spiritual figures such as Jesus of Nazareth and Siddhartha Gautama.... Read More
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LendingHome

10 Smart Questions to Ask a Real Estate Agent

Finding the right real estate agent can be tough, especially as a first-time homebuyer. After all, if you’re unsure of the process in the first place, how are you supposed to ask the right questions?... Read More
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AgFunder

Women in Agtech: Joy Parr Drach of Advanced Animal Diagnostics is Done with Double Standards

Advanced Animal Diagnostics CEO Joy Parr Drach tells us how her thinking about the role of gender in business has changed over the years in the latest installment of our Women in Agtech Series. The... Read More
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PeerStreet

This $700 Billion Industry Has Been Untouched By Tech, Until PeerStreet Changed Everything

One of the biggest markets in the world, worth between one to two trillion dollars annually, has been virtually untouched by technology. Dominated by Wall Street and those perennial names, Fannie and Freddie, real estate... Read More
Platform Blogs

What is an ICO (Initial Coin Offering) and How Does it Work?

ICO’s are a form of cryptocurrency that are distributed by startups in order to secure funding. In other words, they are sold to investors as means of crowdfunding certain ventures. They can be seen as... Read More
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AgFunder

What Does the Amazon, Whole Foods Deal Mean to an Organic Farmer in the Hudson Valley?

McEnroe Farm is a 1,200-acre organic farm in the Hudson Valley of New York state. We spoke to organic farmer Erich McEnroe about the challenges his farm faces and how he views new technology. The... Read More
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AgFunder

Report: Food Companies Losing Millions to Climate Change-Related Water Issues

Global revenue risk from lack of water availability for irrigation or animal consumption has reached $459 billion. With figures like this, it’s no wonder that funds and corporations are hearing more concern about water from... Read More
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Sharestates

The Fix and Flip Path to Financial Freedom

There are many ways to profit from investing in real estate, and long-term strategies such as leveraging cash flow from multi-family residences have their success stories. However, for the small investor willing to put sweat... Read More
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RealtyShares

Leading RealtyShares Into Its Next Chapter

I started RealtyShares four years ago with the idea of creating a company that would make real estate more accessible, efficient, and transparent. RealtyShares has come a long way since those early days in my... Read More
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AgFunder

How Much Do Big Agrifood Companies Really Know About Their Supply Chains?

The data used to answer increasing inquiries about the sustainability of large agrifood company supply chains is not keeping up with the pace of demand, leading to figures that are largely theoretical. The post How... Read More
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AgFunder

Ag Industry Brief: Barilla Launches Venture Fund, Inventory Robots Are Coming to Walmart, Whole Foods Gets New Boss, more

Barilla, the family-owned company best known for its signature blue pasta box, announced a new food-focused venture fund and accelerator called Blu1877, plus more in our weekly brief. The post Ag Industry Brief: Barilla Launches... Read More
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Sharestates

Long Island Home Sales Year to Date Compared to 2016

Residential real estate on Long Island continues to strengthen, with signs that only the lack of available properties will cause the market to find a top. The overall market showed positive gains over the first... Read More
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RealtyShares

Value-Add Commercial Real Estate

Many of the most interesting real estate investment opportunities involve “value-add” situations — renovation or redevelopment projects that aim at repositioning a property to a higher price point.  The value-add strategy is often considered to... Read More
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EquityMultiple

A brand spanking new Portfolio dashboard

Over the past several months we’ve been collecting feedback on how we can provide better transparency into investments. Earlier in the year, we released the first in a series of improvements targeting asset management reporting... Read More
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AgFunder

BREAKING: Dubai-based High-tech Greenhouse Startup Pure Harvest Raises $4.5 million Seed Round

Founder Sky Kurtz says that the necessity for this kind of growing system stems from the lack of food security in the UAE and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries more broadly. The post BREAKING: Dubai-based... Read More
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PeerStreet

What Is Private Money Lending?

This past summer, we continued our internship program from past years and had Jake Lane, a current student at Fordham University in New York City, participate in our program. While at PeerStreet, Jake performed duties... Read More
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AgFunder

CRISPR, GMO, or No? It’s Not That Clear Cut

“I think CRISPR and other gene editing tools mark a real turning point in the conversation,” Sam Kass, partner at Acre Venture Partners and former senior policy advisor for nutrition in the White House, told the... Read More
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PeerStreet

PeerStreet Launches Lender Platform Powered By HouseCanary Data

Real estate crowdfunding platform PeerStreet announced on Monday the launch of its new lender platform. The post PeerStreet Launches Lender Platform Powered By HouseCanary Data appeared first on PeerStreet is a marketplace that provides unprecedented access... Read More
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American Homeowner Preservation

Top Ten Metros With the Most Underwater Homes, 2017

A decade has passed since the housing bubble burst, and it has been a slow, painful recovery from the Great Recession that followed. Many Americans have not recovered at all. American homeowners bore much of... Read More
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AgFunder

Women In Agtech: Kuli Kuli CEO Lisa Curtis Is Ready For a Deeper Conversation About Gender and Fundraising

Lisa Curtis shares stories of gender discrimination and great mentors in the latest installment of our Women in Agtech Series. The post Women In Agtech: Kuli Kuli CEO Lisa Curtis Is Ready For a Deeper... Read More
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Sharestates

What Bitcoin Means for Real Estate Investments Nationwide

Imagine being able to perch on the shoulder of the first Chinese trader who used an object to represent currency during their primitive barter transactions, then moving forward in time 500 years to the first... Read More
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MicroVentures

Why Use Perks for Your Equity Crowdfunding Campaign

Many crowdfunding campaigns include perks as a way of saying “thank you” to those who donate and support the company. Ranging from a social media shout out to a red carpet premiere, these perks are... Read More
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Prosper

How to Give Yourself a Financial Checkup

Are you on the road to financial freedom or do you need to make a U-turn? Regardless of your financial situation, November is a great time to take a look at your personal financial situation... Read More
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AgFunder

Indian Agribusiness Marketplace Startups are Having a Moment, But Will it Last?

As India grows its horticultural capacity, Indian agribusiness marketplace startups are rushing to add technology and structure to a centuries-old, largely informal supply chain.  The post Indian Agribusiness Marketplace Startups are Having a Moment, But... Read More
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Patch of Land

Recapping Some of the 2017 Real Estate News that is Impacting Investors

It seems like at the end of every year we tend to wrap it up with reviews and lists to summarize the year’s activity. So we thought it would be fun to summarize three big... Read More
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AgFunder

Report Reveals Most ‘Investible’ Post-Harvest Food Waste Technologies

A recent report evaluating new innovations in the food system based on potential impact on post-harvest food waste and commercial feasibility reveals what the authors call “high-priority investible innovations.” The post Report Reveals Most ‘Investible’... Read More
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AlphaFlow

The Earnings Cycle

in ar·rears /əˈrirz/ Interest earned in one month is paid out during the following month. Example : You transfer money to AlphaFlow on November 21st and Alphaflow receives the funds on November 24th. AlphaFlow has... Read More
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StartEngine

The StartEngine Index: October 2017

October 2017The following data covers Regulation Crowdfunding raises between May 16, 2016, and October 31, 2017. Data is sourced from all publicly disclosed Form C filings with the SEC, as well as public websites.Standard AnalysisIndex:... Read More
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Republic

Founder Series: Autism won’t get in the way of my dreams

Did you know that over 80% of autistic adults are unemployed? Coding Autism’s founder, Oliver Thornton, is on a mission to change that. Coding Autism presents a unique solution that trains autistic adults for technical... Read More
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AgFunder

S2G Ventures Wants to Professionalize AgriFood Tech Investing with $180m Fund, New Hires

Operationally, the agrifood tech venture industry has some catching up to do with other startup industries such as healthcare and software, according to Aaron Rudberg, S2G's new COO. The post S2G Ventures Wants to Professionalize... Read More
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Prosper

Prosper Reports Third Quarter Growth; Closes $1.5 Billion of Securitizations in 2017

Today Prosper reported growth in both transaction revenue and loan originations for the third quarter of 2017. Continued demand for Prosper’s personal loan product resulted in $822 million in loan originations through its platform, up 6%... Read More
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Sharestates

Multi-Family Home Sales YTD and Expectations for 2018

Real estate investors can take some good news home from the performance of the market for multi-family housing through the first part of 2017, and rest comfortably based on expectations that little will change for... Read More
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AgFunder

A Tour of the Food E-Commerce Graveyard: Are Investors Losing Their Appetite?

The number of high-raising food delivery startups that have shuttered in the last two years suggests that even with millions of potential customers within a few miles, online restaurants are a hard nut to crack.... Read More
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PeerStreet

PeerStreet Continues to Expand Resources and Technology Services to Lenders

LOS ANGELES, Calif.–November 13, 2017– PeerStreet, an award-winning platform for investing in real estate backed loans, is excited to announce that it is aggressively expanding available resources and tools for private real estate lenders on... Read More
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Holdfolio

Are You Adding Too Many Finishing Touches To Your Rental Property?

One of the biggest questions real estate investors have (or at least should have), is how many finishing touches and add ons they should give a remodel.  There are many factors which play into this.... Read More
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RealtyShares

Excerpts from Capital Disruption

Nav Athwal recently sat down with Dudley K. Beyler, founder of Laveer Capital Management and experienced investor, as one of nine entrepreneurs featured in Beyler’s new book, Capital Disruption. Athwal’s story includes his founding of... Read More
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AgFunder

Ag Industry Brief: Perdue to Re-Evaluate GMO Reg Changes, Fish 2.0 Announces Winners, Bosch Partners on Driverless Tractor, more

US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced plans to withdraw Obama-era revisions to biotechnology regulations involving genetic modification and editing plus more in our weekly industry brief. The post Ag Industry Brief: Perdue to Re-Evaluate GMO... Read More
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EquityRoots

The Hotel Investment End Game: Exit Strategy

<i> 2 min read</i>   Often times, when we talk about hotel development and investments, we imagine dynamic beginnings. Plans and blueprints are drawn up for new construction hotels, and investors seek promising returns on... Read More
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EquityRoots

IHG’s Newest Product: The Strength of the Midscale

<i> 4 min read</i> After a long wait, Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) has finally revealed their new brand, Avid. This is an incredibly important move because it targets one of the most successful chain scales... Read More
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EquityRoots

How Does Due Diligence Work?

<i> 2 min read</i>   2 Variables: (length of time & amount) Two important variables in a purchase and sales agreement include the amount of time that is being requested in the due diligence period... Read More
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RealtyShares

RealtyShares Products Cover the Entire Capital Stack

RealtyShares understands that different investors have different risk appetites, and so offers several different product types with different associated risks and return objectives.  For marketplace investors, it’s important to understand the kind of financing being provided... Read More
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Holdfolio

Holdfolio Download – Episode 5 Adding Value To Rental Properties

On this episode of the Holdfolio Download, Holdfolio Co-Founder and CMO, Sterling White talks about the importance of “value adds” for rental properties. What are some of the easy and simple value adds you can... Read More
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AgFunder

Report: Israeli Agritech Startups Punching Above Their Weight In Ag Biotech, Smart Farming

Though historical Israeli agritech strengths are in irrigation and water management, and livestock and poultry, smart farming has developed three times faster than other sectors, with 29 new companies forming in the last five years.... Read More
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Republic

Republic Crypto: Bringing Inclusivity to the Blockchain Space

Bringing Inclusivity to the Blockchain Space Today, we’re announcing Republic Crypto, a line of products designed to bring much-needed accessibility and inclusivity to the blockchain space. On our tested platform, blockchain startups can now engage... Read More
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Sharestates

Top Fix and Flip Neighborhoods For Real Estate Investors

Fix and flip investing in real estate continues to pay big profits.  In addition to being driven by high investment returns, this approach continues to see increases in activity. Furthermore, this market continues to be... Read More