Investment Crowdfunding News

Here’s some recent investment crowdfunding news from around the ecosystem, including from the blogs of the 126 platforms in our database of crowdfunded and alternative investment platforms.

Alibaba tie-up brings Beyond Meat to Chinese shoppers

Beyond Meat plant-based products will soon be available to home cooks, who'll be able to buy them from Freshippo's tech-driven supermarkets.

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The Republic Note is a Profit-Sharing Token. What Does That Mean?

The Republic Note is a first of its kind profit-sharing token that allows holders to share in Republic Core’s profits when startups and private equities in our ecosystem succeed. It will be available to purchase starting July 16, and will be made widely av...

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Opinion: Where the World Resources Institute got it wrong about regenerative agriculture

World Resources Institute criticism of regenerative agriculture is a foolish exercise in throwing the bovine out with the bathwater.

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Proximity to customers, funders, ag leaders make Iowa a perfect home, say 3 agtech startup founders

“If you build it; the funding will come.” It might not be the exact quote that drove Kevin Costner to build a baseball diamond in an Iowa cornfield in Field of Dreams, but it is the advice that many founders and entrepreneurs are following as they look for locations for...

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Shiok Meats gets $3m for cultured seafood as ASEAN foodtech blossoms

Innovative Food startups including Shiok Meats raised just $9.5 million in ASEAN last year. But it was the third most active category by number of deals.

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Farmer survey encourages Syngenta to commit $2bn to sustainable ag by 2025 & two tech breakthroughs each year

The Good Growth Plan is a response to a recent survey showing that 72% of farmers have concerns about the impact of climate change.

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Dumpling raises $6.5m Series A for personalized eGrocery to give comfort to gig workers, wary online shoppers

Dumpling turns the traditional gig economy on its head by putting personal shoppers at the center of the platform and incentivizing good customer service.

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Tyla-Simone Crayton, Sienna Sauce

What was your inspiration behind Sienna Sauce? My favorite wing place closed and I tried to recreate their sauce, but ended up coming up with something so much better. My inspiration behind Sienna Sauce is that I wanted to share something that I made and ...

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AgFunder releases ASEAN Agrifoodtech Investment Report 2020

Southeast Asian agrifood startups raised $423m across a hundred deals last year, according to the inaugural ASEAN Agrifoodtech Investment Report 2020.

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Should regenerative agriculture embrace gene editing? This startup says it must

Incorporating CRISPR and other biotech tools in the still-forming regenerative ag movement will undoubtedly cause some controversy.

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Distressed Assets — What, Why, and When

Distressed assets refer to properties that are priced below market value, allowing investors to realize gains through keen identification and management.

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AMA: Greg Bennett — From consultant to investor of global solutions

Howdy Y'all - I'm Greg Bennett, an early stage investor at Kapor Capital in Oakland, CA.   I joined Kapor Capital in 2019 and focus on Agtech, Energy, and Infrastructure investments. Prior to joining Kapor Capital, I was a consultant for several funds, fo...

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Asset Management Weekly Update, June 21-27, 2020

We are pleased to present details about loan repayments and asset management activities from last week, June 21-27, 2020.

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Enterprise Singapore commits $40m to ag and aquaculture startups

Koh Poh Koon, the country's trade and industry minister, unveiled the Enterprise Singapore grant scheme while visiting local indoor farming startup Singrow.

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Arup Roy-Burman, Elemeno Health

What was your inspiration behind Elemeno Health? My little sister was born with a VSD, a common heart defect. When I was 8, she went to the hospital for a surgery to repair it. Unexpectedly, she died in the O.R. from a medical error.  I am the child of i......

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The Types of Income Producing Property (Plus Pros and Cons of Each)

Learn more about the various types of income-producing properties and find out which one is right for you and your investment goals.

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Multiple Perspectives Podcast | Asset Management with EquityMultiple's Brian Vail

Multiple Perspectives, a podcast produced by EquityMultiple, is available on Stitcher, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or wherever you listen to podcasts. In the context of commercial real estate investing, asset management refers to the hands-on practice of working to maximize returns on behalf of investors. Asset Managers collaborate with sponsors throughout the duration...

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How to find angel investors for your startup

Finding angel investors for your startup is easier than ever today. Read our guide to get started.

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BREAKING: Gates Foundation leads crop protection startup Enko’s $45 million Series B round

The Woburn, Mass.-based startup uses pharmaceutical discovery techniques to advance promising modes of action for fighting crop pests.

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Blake Janover, Janover Ventures

What’s the inspiration behind Janover Ventures?  I was doing some “finding myself” time in a small fishing town in the Dominican Republic for a year or so and ended up having a serendipitous call with an old friend about multifamily financing. My personal...

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Mythic Messenger #7 - The new Game of Thrones — Mythic Markets: Fractional Investing in Fandom Collectibles

Movie theaters tempt audiences with nostalgic blockbusters It’s been a tough couple of months for a lot of industries, even ones we would have considered bulletproof. So for the operators of multiplex theaters - already a shaky concern in the age of YouTube and home streaming - things have

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Sharestates CEO and NMP TV Discuss the Mortgage Leadership Outlook

Sharestates CEO and Co-founder, Allen Shayanfekr's interview with NMP TV.

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BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: Boost Biomes nabs $5m Series A to tap into ecology of microbes

Instead of just identifying helpful microbes, Boost wants to explore how microbe ecology may unlock even more benefits for farmers

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Singapore cell-based milk startup TurtleTree Labs gets $3.2m seed funding

TurtleTree Labs has managed to reduce the price of its bioreactor cultured milk from $180 per liter last December to $30 per liter today.

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Future Food 🎙️: What is precision protein and why do we need it?

In every conversation I have with the FoodShot team, I learn something new. Now they're turning their attention to the protein debate with a unique approach.

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Republic Note sale launches July 16th!

Republic was created with the mission to democratize access to private investing. This mission involves bringing the public the best investment opportunities otherwise limited to a closed network of venture capitalists. Today we are excited to deliver on t...

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Soil Carbon Co raises $6.9m in round led by Li Ka-shing's VC firm

Chris Sacca's and Mike Cannon-Brookes' firms also invested in Soil Carbon Co, which is developing a microbe-mediated method to sequester carbon.

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Whitepaper: Investing in Alternative Assets Amid Market Upheaval

The global outbreak of COVID-19 is a moment for individuals to examine their exposure to alternative assets and move further toward mirroring the allocation strategies of institutional investors in order to attain broad exposure to opportunity during what could be a lengthy recovery. Access this exclusive whitepaper for free.

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The Top 10 Ways to Invest $100K in Real Estate

Identify and develop a variety of strategies to put your money to work for you and develop your real estate investment portfolio.

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The Top 12 Real Estate Strategies Investors Should Know About

There are so many ways to optimize the value of your investment. Check out these 12 real estate strategies to find your favorite.

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What is Regulation A+ and how Does it Apply to Real Estate Crowdfunding? - Motley Fool

What is Regulation A+ and how Does it Apply to Real Estate Crowdfunding?  Motley Fool

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How to Do a 1031 Exchange on Your Primary Residence

Put the value of your primary residence to work with this guide to correctly structured 1031 Exchanges.

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The Top 12 Benefits of Investing in Real Estate

Find out why real estate investing may be the right move for you and how it can help you achieve your financial goals.

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Inherited a Rental Property? Here’s What You Need to Consider

Evaluate your options and put together a plan for the path forward as you determine how to manage your inherited rental property.

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How to Properly Invest $30k in Real Estate

Ready to invest? Find out how to define your strategy and maximize the value of your investment dollars.

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Edward Lerner, Hearo.Live

What was your inspiration behind Hearo.live? In 1997, Multitude (my previous startup) invented the first talk and play game, FireTeam. It was a bit like LoL (10 years before them) and then FireTalk, a lot like Skype (but 3 years before them). Since FireTe...

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Asset Management Weekly Update, June 7-13, 2020

We are pleased to present an overview of loan repayments and asset management activities from last week, June 6-13, 2020.

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StartEngine Investors Comment on Need for Secondary Trading of Securities Issued Under Reg A+, Reg CF

It appears that StartEngine, a leading securities crowdfunding platform in the US, is asking platform investors to comment on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Proposed Rule: Facilitating Capital Formation and Expanding Investment Opportunities by Improving Access to Capital in Private Markets. The SEC has noted that... Read More The post StartEngine...

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Introducing Republic Real Estate

Republic acquires real estate investment platform Compound. Now, you can invest in high-quality, vetted real estate offerings like you already invest in startups.

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Real Estate Funds - What, Why, and How

We view real estate funds as a natural evolution of our product offering… Since Day 1, EquityMultiple has made commercial real estate investing simpler, more accessible, and more transparent.  We offer investments in specific, discrete, private-market real estate investments at low minimums. This “Direct” investment approach offers the highest degree...

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Meet the Innovators: Mr. Wonderful Sits Down With Jet Token

Kevin O’Leary sat down with the founders of Jet Token to talk about the business and how equity crowdfunding has helped them get to where they are now.

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Investor Story: Holli and Jim

As Associate Director of EquityMultiple’s Investor Relations Team, I enjoy connecting with investors and learning about their unique stories, experiences, and strategies. Earlier this year I visited a number of investors across the Western U.S. This is an interview with Holli and Jim Howatson, who live on a property in...

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Get A Free Equity Interest in a Startup Backed By Coinbase

At Republic we are constantly exploring new ways to connect companies with their customers and potential new investors.

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How to Invest in Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies

What is Bitcoin? How can you purchase Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies? Learn all about it in our complete guide.

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AMA: Kofi Ampadu — Entrepreneurship from the Ground Up

Hi There! I’m Kofi Ampadu, a startup advisor and investor who focuses on consumer brand startups. I am looking forward to answering your questions during this week’s AMA.  A little bit about myself. I have more than 10 years of experience in the consumer ...

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Corrections and clarifications to Alpha Investments' video

On Sunday, June 7, 2020, Rudy of Alpha Investments posted a deep dive video of his interpretation of Mythic Collection, LLC’s 1-A. Upon review, we felt it important to clarify the inaccuracies and share our perspective. First and foremost, please find the latest SEC-qualified offering statement

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Can You Really Take Cash Out of a 1031 Exchange?

Learn how you can pull cash out of a 1031 Exchange, how to use that cash, and what the tax implications will be for your cash boot.

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What You Need to Know About a Reverse 1031 Exchange

Find out what a Reverse 1031 Exchange entails and how it can benefit you as you grow your real estate investment portfolio.

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How to Run a Neighborhood Analysis for Real Estate Investing

Choosing the right investment is about more than curb appeal. Find out how to look at the whole neighborhood to analyze your next property.

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The Boot in a 1031 Exchange (and How to Avoid Paying Taxes On It)

Learn what 'boot' means in a 1031 exchange, then learn a variety of ways to avoid boot in your next transaction.

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