Investment Crowdfunding News

Here’s some recent investment crowdfunding news from around the ecosystem, including from the blogs of the 105 platforms in our database of crowdfunded and alternative investment platforms.

Budgeting for the Holidays

The holiday season is here. It’s the season of giving but also the season of spending. The National Retail Federation (NRF) estimates that US shoppers will spend about $730 billion between November and December 2019. The average consumer is expected to spend over $1,000, with the bulk of it (64...

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BREAKING: Young, male farmers are flocking to a truly global indoor ag industry, CEA census reveals

The inaugural census from Agritecture Consulting and Autogrow identified key trends in CEA including a large demographic of beginning farmers and an increasingly global industry footprint. The post BREAKING: Young, male farmers are flocking to a truly global indoor ag industry, CEA census reveals appeared first on AgFunderNews.

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Why Bioavailability is Becoming the Next Buzzword in Agriculture

iSelect hosts a Deep Dive webinar on a novel innovation topic on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 9 a.m. central. Our most recent session focused on bioavailability. By improving the bioavailability of the food we eat and our bodies’ abilities to absorb essential nutrients, we can...

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The Weekly Multiple

Each week we bring you the best of what we’re reading in industry news & market trend commentary. Sign up here to get this curated news brief delivered directly to your inbox. Talent May Be Shifting Away From Superstar Cities CityLab – Emsi, a company that analyzes labor market data, found...

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How to Become a Landlord: The 6 Essential Steps to Follow

If you think about it, becoming a landlord is actually really, really easy. All you have to do is purchase a piece of real estate, have someone else live in it and viola, you’re a landlord! 

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A Middle Eastern milk alternative bubbles into view: Chickpea

ChickP uses what the company describes as "patent-pending technology to extract up to 90% pure protein out of the chickpea seed." The post A Middle Eastern milk alternative bubbles into view: Chickpea appeared first on AgFunderNews.

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Trains rule.

The journey from suburban to urban The vision that drove the growth of the suburbs in the 1950’s has changed, and so have the communities where most middle-class people live and raise their families. Urban lifestyles are becoming more appealing but remain financially out of reach of most middle-income families....

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SynBio startup Carverr raises $1.9m for microbe-based traceability tech

The Brooklyn-based startup will use the funding to test its microbial traceability prototype in a number of pilot projects starting next year. The post SynBio startup Carverr raises $1.9m for microbe-based traceability tech appeared first on AgFunderNews.

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Australia joins agri-foodtech VC party with Tenacious Ventures’ $16m raise

AFN caught up with Nolet ahead of her speech at Southstart to find out more about the raise, and what to expect from a fledgling Tenacious. The post Australia joins agri-foodtech VC party with Tenacious Ventures’ $16m raise appeared first on AgFunderNews.

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ArborCrowd’s Second Sold Deal Outperforms Projections

ArborCrowd announced in the third quarter of 2019 that Quarry Station Apartments, located in San Antonio, Texas, has sold. The property’s $49.35 million sale price generated an internal rate of return (IRR) to investors of over 20%, surpassing the original return target of 16% to 19%. The property sold only 22...

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ArborCrowd’s North Miami Offering Sees Strong Investor Demand

ArborCrowd presented its ninth offering, Biscayne 112, a Class A, ground-up, multifamily development in North Miami, FL in the third quarter of 2019. The $103.8M project will serve a growing community near the booming Downtown Miami, and is well positioned as it sits on one of the last large vacant...

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ArborCrowd Property Video: Biscayne 112

ArborCrowd is pleased to present the opportunity to own an equity interest in Biscayne 112, a Class A, ground-up, multifamily development in North Miami. ArborCrowd is seeking to raise $5.15 million in equity to invest for this $103.8 million project. Upon completion, anticipated to be in Q2 2021, the project...

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SinGrow romps to victory at Asia-Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Pitch Competition

Part of the award saw SinGrow’s CEO, Dr Shengjie Bao, present the company’s breakthrough indoor strawberry farming tech to an audience of 800 conference delegates the day after in Singapore. The post SinGrow romps to victory at Asia-Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Pitch Competition appeared first on AgFunderNews.

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10 Best Startups in St. Louis

The post 10 Best Startups in St. Louis appeared first on iSelect Fund.

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The first Sharedrop, now on Republic

Linen App partners with Republic for the first-ever exempt from registration private equity giveaway.

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BREAKING: Crop disease recognition app Plantix raises €6.6m Series A led by RTP Global

The €6.6 million Series A was led by the Russian early-stage tech investor RTP Global. The round was joined by Piton Capital with existing investors participating, including Atlantic Labs and Index Ventures. The post BREAKING: Crop disease recognition app Plantix raises €6.6m Series A led by RTP Global appeared first on AgFunderNews....

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The pressure is on for environmental accounting in ag. Sprout Accelerator wants to help

There’s been no greater pressure for the agriculture industry to account for its environmental footprint than there is today. Sprout is looking for startups approaching this challenge to apply for its accelerator. The post The pressure is on for environmental accounting in ag. Sprout Accelerator wants to help appeared first...

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Your 2020 Guide to The St. Louis Real Estate Market

Nestled on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi River, just below its confluence with the Missouri River, sits the vibrant and storied Gateway to the West, St. Louis. Known for beer, barbecue, and the Blues, this town boasts the kind of appeal that makes it an ideal real estate investment...

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Nadir Godrej, India’s bard of agtech

Nadir B. Godrej, 66, is not just a titan of Indian agribusiness. He is also an accomplished poet, as a wide-eyed audience discovered at this year's Asia-Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Week in Singapore. The post Nadir Godrej, India’s bard of agtech appeared first on AgFunderNews.

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Forward Fooding reveals FoodTech 500 2019 finalists

The idea for the FoodTech 500 first came over a team lunch at Forward Fooding HQ, where we were debating the recent IPO of Beyond Meat and wondering who will be the next big player in AgriFoodTech to IPO, writes Lesley Stonier. The post Forward Fooding reveals FoodTech 500 2019...

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Republic Venture Partners

Introducing Republic’s inaugural Venture Partner program

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Food & agtech investors are most excited about the future in Asia

With Idea2Scale, we conducted a survey of 50 global venture capital firms that invest in foodtech and agtech and asked them about the categories and geographies they were most excited about as well as the key challenges to investing in the sector. The post Food & agtech investors are most...

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Is The Age of Decentralized Real Estate Upon Us?

Real estate investors and real estate developers alike should start performing some due diligence today on how blockchain technology can change the way they do business The post Is The Age of Decentralized Real Estate Upon Us? appeared first on Sharestates.

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Why We Created iSelect

The purpose behind what we do at iSelect is simple: we help investors and create great companies. When we started this organization, it was in reaction to a market opportunity that we saw — the disconnect between investor access to the venture capital asset class and entrepreneur need for that...

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The Dawn of Cheap and Easy DNA Writing

The post The Dawn of Cheap and Easy DNA Writing appeared first on iSelect Fund.

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How to Spot the Best Places to Buy Rental Properties

Adam Luehrs is a writer during the day and a voracious reader at night. He focuses mostly on finance writing and has a passion for real estate, credit card deals, and investing. Have you ever wondered how some people are able to spot investment opportunities so easily? The reality is...

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Indalo’s Anti-fibrotic Candidate IDL-2965 Fares Well in Phase 1/2a Study

The post Indalo’s Anti-fibrotic Candidate IDL-2965 Fares Well in Phase 1/2a Study appeared first on iSelect Fund.

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A little paint goes a long way.

“Colorful designs can have traffic-calming effects on roadways, identify space for pedestrians, or even simply make underpasses and road barriers less of an eyesore. Projects like this can also be an avenue for community engagement within a changing city.” says Andrew Small of Citylab. While Michael Bloomberg was New York...

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What the Top Real Estate Markets for 2020 Reveal About Real Estate Development

From Austin to Boston, real estate developers have a wide diversity of opportunities going into 2020. The post What the Top Real Estate Markets for 2020 Reveal About Real Estate Development appeared first on Sharestates.

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How to Buy Rental Properties in 9 Steps

About the author: Andrew Syrios is a real estate investor and writer living in Kansas City, MO. He is a partner in Stewardship Properties along with his brother and father. Their company owns over 500 properties in four states. Buying a rental property sounds straightforward, but to purchase one correctly—and...

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Indalo Therapeutics Presents Phase 1 Clinical Trial Results for Lead Antifibrotic Drug Candidate IDL-2965

The post Indalo Therapeutics Presents Phase 1 Clinical Trial Results for Lead Antifibrotic Drug Candidate IDL-2965 appeared first on iSelect Fund.

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5 Myths About Out-of-State Real Estate Investing - Debunked

Alex K is a blogger and real Roofstock customer who purchased three single-family homes in one day without the help of a real estate agent from halfway around the globe. Having recently celebrated his one-year milestone as a rental property owner in April 2018, we asked Alex to unravel some...

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The Complete Guide to Selling Rental Property & Avoiding a Tax Hit

There comes a point in nearly every real estate investor's journey where they need to sell a rental property. 

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A Day in the Life of a Data Scientist: Mike Schwemmer

Join us in this blog series where we are shining a light on one of our Upstarters. Come take a closer look at the people inside the company that are tirelessly working to provide access to affordable credit. #TeamUpstart Upstart’s core mission is to enable effortless credit based on true...

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Cannabis Real Estate Investing: Considerations for an Emerging Asset Class

EquityMultiple is excited to introduce an emerging investment opportunity to our investor network: specialized industrial and retail properties leased to state-licensed cannabis operators. The post Cannabis Real Estate Investing: Considerations for an Emerging Asset Class appeared first on EQUITYMULTIPLE.

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What Are The Best Cities to Invest in Real Estate in 2020?

We all know that real estate is about location, location, location. But the important question for real estate investors is, exactly which location is best for investing?

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The Pros and Cons of Investing in Section 8 Real Estate

As the cost of housing continues to rise across the country, it’s becoming more and more difficult for families to make ends meet. In fact, many lower-income families spend 56% of their monthly income on rent, according to the Federal Reserve.

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Why You Should Invest in Real Estate Young (and How to Do It)

Over the years, I’ve heard numerous new investors looking to buy their first rental property ask, “Is there such a thing as being too old to start investing?”  I’m here today to answer that question with an overwhelming amount of confidence and a resounding “No!” 

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Mobilion Systems Raises $15.4M in Series A Round

The post Mobilion Systems Raises $15.4M in Series A Round appeared first on iSelect Fund.

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Kerem Ozkan, Soar Robotics

Where did you get the idea for Soar Robotics? Honestly, everything started as a need. I had been investing in diverse industrial sectors and in many cases, I needed a solution to increase efficiency and decrease the costs in the projects and companies I w...

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Is Nutrient Reuse the Future of Sanitation?

What if the waste products we throw away every day could do more for us? What if it were possible to take organic waste, such as food scraps, and recycle it into fuel and fertilizer? We recently sat down with Dan Spracklin, CEO of SoMax Bioenergy, a company that is...

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PeerStreet Named Top 25 Fastest-Growing Tech Company in Deloitte’s Fast 500

We’re proud to have been named among the top 25 fastest-growing technology companies in Deloitte’s Fast 500 list. For the past 25 years, this list has brought attention to North American companies that deliver technological innovation, entrepreneurship, and rapid growth across a variety of industries.  The ranking is based on...

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What’s a micro-mobility collective?

“The Pittsburgh Micro-mobility Collective will create all-in-one mobility hubs near transit stops, to compete with Uber and Lyft and help commuters go car-free.” says Laura Bliss of CityLab. In late 2018 Pittsburgh hosted a different type of transportation summit, Mobiliti, which aimed to bring outside experts and all the city’s...

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How to Do a Rental Property Analysis Like a Savvy Investor

People are always asking me how I do my property analysis, and the answer is usually the same…

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What is an REO, and Where do You Find Them?

REOs are usually good investments because they are discounted properties due to the fact that their institutional owners do not want them on their books. The post What is an REO, and Where do You Find Them? appeared first on Sharestates.

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Interview: Ben Burman, Campaign Execution Manager at Republic

Ben Burman of Republic talks to us about his podcast, his time at Republic, and what he wish more startups knew about fundraising.

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Interview: Brooke Robbins, Investment Associate at Republic

We talked to Republic's Brooke Robbins about what brought her to Republic, what she does outside of work, and the causes she cares about.

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Trading Spaces: How U.S.-China Tensions Affect Multifamily Housing… and How They Don’t

We are on the brink of a trade war between the world’s two largest economies, and the corner offices of corporate headquarters around the world quake with trepidation. The post Trading Spaces: How U.S.-China Tensions Affect Multifamily Housing… and How They Don’t appeared first on Sharestates.

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Real Borrower Story: Jazman’s Fresh Start with Upstart

Jazman paid off $8,000 in high interest credit card debt with Upstart Repayment was “straightforward and I never missed a payment” She appreciated Upstart’s human touch — she wasn’t just a credit score The struggle to pay off a high interest credit card is real. Jazman, a Texas-based teacher, just couldn’t...

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Prosper and BBVA USA Team Up to Launch Innovative Digital Home Equity Line of Credit Platform

Leading Marketplace Lending Platform and Top 25 U.S. Bank Bring Together Strengths in Fintech and Digital Banking to Dramatically Improve the Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) Experience for Homeowners HELOC Platform Now Available to Customers in Alabama, Arizona, Florida and Texas via Prosper’s website and available soon to a...

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