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.

Silicon Valley is bullish about food delivery robots, but cities and consumers aren’t 100% sold…yet

Robotics startup Starship Technologies closed a $40 million venture round for its cooler-sized delivery robots but some cities are cracking down on autonomous robot testing amid consumer safety concerns. The post Silicon Valley is bullish about food delivery robots, but cities and consumers aren’t 100% sold…yet appeared first on AgFunderNews....

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Interest Rate Cuts: Mortgage Market’s Second Wind? Maybe.

It’s clear that if you’re looking for an economic indicator to let you know whether you should be building more multifamily buildings or how many units you should be dividing them into, fed funds really won’t give you those answers. The post Interest Rate Cuts: Mortgage Market’s Second Wind? Maybe....

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Systematic Risk & Real Estate Investing

What is Systematic Risk Systematic risk refers to the investment risk present in the entire market, as a function of macroeconomic, geopolitical, or policy factors. In other words, risk that is always present in public markets, but not specific to individual assets. Systematic risk may be used interchangeably with “market...

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Do consumers actually want restaurant tech?

A new study exploring consumer attitudes towards restaurant technology revealed that some see it as a quick marketing gig while others expect restaurants to adopt new digital tools. The post Do consumers actually want restaurant tech? appeared first on AgFunderNews.

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If we really want to sequester more carbon, agriculture can’t be made the enemy, says microbial input startup Locus

Ohio-based Locus has developed microbial inputs that help a variety of crops to sequester as much as 121% more carbon. The post If we really want to sequester more carbon, agriculture can’t be made the enemy, says microbial input startup Locus appeared first on AgFunderNews.

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Fred McGill, SimpleShowing

Why did you choose real estate as a side hustle? I was a real estate kid. My dad was a developer (residential properties) so I was always exposed to job sites. That, combined with growing up in Atlanta (which has been one of the fastest growing cities in ...

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6 Lessons for Teaching Financial Literacy to Your Child

All parents want a happy future for their children, yet not enough moms and dads teach their kids about financial literacy, a key component of happiness. Educate your kids about money management and it can change their lives for the better. The post 6 Lessons for Teaching Financial Literacy to...

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What’s the Future of Nutrition? Addiction

The modern world has a serious problem with sugar. The average American consumes more than 129 pounds of the stuff each year, according to the USDA, more than double what we ate two generations ago. And, unlike in previous decades when most sweeteners came from cane and beet sugars, today...

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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. How Retail Real Estate Continues to Change Forbes – Ever-changing consumer shopping behaviors continue to influence the retail sector. Typical retail-only spaces have begun to diversify their tenants to attract a broad...

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What’s the secret to getting farmers hooked on agtech apps? 

AFN spoke to agtech founders and designers at the Grow Asia panel on August 15 about the keys to building successful apps for farmers in Asia’s developing markets. The post What’s the secret to getting farmers hooked on agtech apps?  appeared first on AgFunderNews.

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The Rules and Steps to Execute a 1031 Exchange

A 1031 exchange is a real estate investment tax strategy that allows an investor to sell an investment property in exchange for a new property while deferring any capital gains tax. In order to do a 1031 exchange, there are a few rules to abide.

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Is Your Startup Ready to Hire a Marketer?

Some startups hire a marketer right of the gate and some wait. But which makes more sense, and how do you know when it’s time for your startup to make its first marketing hire? Continue reading →

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The 12 Best Property Management Companies in Kansas City for 2019

Remote real estate investors lean on dependable local property managers to help maintain their rental properties, communicate with tenants, and handle some financial and regulatory details. 

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How Singapore is building a foodtech startup ecosystem

A drive across this city-state takes less than getting from San Francisco airport to Silicon Valley. But Singapore’s making up for its lack of space by making it easier for startups to access funding and resources, as a Singapore foodtech startup ecosystem stars to grow. The post How Singapore is...

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Rebranded Ginkgo-spinout & ingredients innovator Motif FoodWorks raises $27.5m, hones in on animal-free

Ginkgo Bioworks spin-off company has also added key hires including a head of regulatory compliance as the protein alternatives spaces begins to tackle new challenges. The post Rebranded Ginkgo-spinout & ingredients innovator Motif FoodWorks raises $27.5m, hones in on animal-free appeared first on AgFunderNews.

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BrightFarms appoints new CEO as founder Paul Lightfoot transitions to president

Steve Platt comes from the CPG sector, most recently serving as CEO of yogurt company Icelandic Provisions. The post BrightFarms appoints new CEO as founder Paul Lightfoot transitions to president appeared first on AgFunderNews.

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EXCLUSIVE: AgTalent, the “LinkedIn for regenerative ag,” clinches seed funding

AgTalent, a digital marketplace for training, recruitment and expert services in the sustainable and regenerative agriculture sector, raised  A$150,000from ASX-listed Wide Open Agriculture. The post EXCLUSIVE: AgTalent, the “LinkedIn for regenerative ag,” clinches seed funding appeared first on AgFunderNews.

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How Argentina’s GridX is building foodtech and agtech companies with backing from billionaires

AFN speaks with Matias Peire, founder of Grid Exponential (GridX), a company builder focused on high-impact science and tech ideas in Argentina. The post How Argentina’s GridX is building foodtech and agtech companies with backing from billionaires appeared first on AgFunderNews.

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Upstart Closes $358 Million Securitization

Upstart continues to deliver on our mission to expand access to credit by using AI, machine learning, and alternative data to evaluate a borrower’s creditworthiness. Building on last week’s Congressional testimony in which we discussed how our AI lending model increases approval rates by 27% and lowers interest rates by...

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Unicorns are the rarest startups around

What are unicorns in the startup world, and how do you spot one in the wild?

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25 startups innovating with sustainable packaging solutions

Companies are feeling public pressure to reduce the amount of plastic they use. A new breed of innovators is responding with eco-friendly alternatives to conventional materials. The post 25 startups innovating with sustainable packaging solutions appeared first on AgFunderNews.

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Meet TRAY, our first investment in Restaurant Tech

Ever walked into a quick-serve restaurant only to find an anything-but-quick line that makes you turn around and walk straight back out again? Those lines may soon become a thing of the past, with the help of our latest investment, Tray. The post Meet TRAY, our first investment in Restaurant...

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Paul Sieradzki, R3 Printing

When did you first get a 3D printer? My co-founder Dan and I first got our hands on a 3D printer during my senior year in college. It was the most expensive thing either of us had ever bought, and we were nervous about using practically all of our savings......

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What You Need to Know Before Creating an LLC For Your Rental Property

As you establish yourself as a real estate investor, you’ll start to delve into some of the ins and outs of protecting yourself from liability and maximizing the value of your investment. One of the tools you may consider is the formation of a Limited Liability Company or LLC. There...

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5 questions with AquaBounty on feed ingredients, social license for GE animals, and regulation

AquaBounty was the first company to obtain FDA approval for genetically modified seafood intended for human consumption. We spoke to COO Alejandro Rojas ahead of the Animal AgTech Innovation Summit in Amsterdam in October. The post 5 questions with AquaBounty on feed ingredients, social license for GE animals, and regulation...

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Who’s bringing China its bacon now that it’s running low?

A worldwide pork deficit is impending and one virus is to blame. But who’s going to fill in the gaps? Meat giant Tyson’s latest earnings reveal it’s not them, with the US-China trade war largely to blame. Could they lose out to alternatives like Impossible Foods? The post Who’s bringing...

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The 19 Best Property Management Companies in Houston for 2019

Remote real estate investors lean on dependable local property managers to help maintain their rental properties, communicate with tenants and handle some financial and regulatory details. 

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The 21 Best Property Management Companies in Dallas for 2019

Remote real estate investors lean on dependable local property managers to help maintain their rental properties, communicate with tenants, and handle some financial and regulatory details. 

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Finovate Awards 2019

PeerStreet has been named as one a finalist for the category “Best Alternative Investments Platform.” The post Finovate Awards 2019 appeared first on PeerStreet is a marketplace that provides unprecedented access to high quality real estate loan investments..

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Introducing the Prosper Invest Mobile App

Prosper is excited to announce the launch of the Prosper Invest mobile app. Available on both iOS and Android, the app lets Prosper’s individual investors now manage their account from their mobile device – from adjusting their investment portfolio, to transferring and allocating funds, to checking their returns. The Prosper...

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It’s 2019, Where’s the Exit?

Once your big idea has come to life as a successful start-up, what’s next? How do you achieve a steady ascent that makes your small company and your investors happy? Getting the exit right can mean everything for a start-up— but what does that look like for food and agriculture...

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IPO Update: 2019

We’re checking in on the major IPOs that have happened this year, what IPOs are yet to come, and what IPOs may be out for 2019. Continue reading →

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8 Ways for Investors to Use Facebook to Get Real Estate Leads

Barry White is the owner of RightSwitch, a website and blog on various consumer finance topics. Barry has a passion for web design, social media, and user content experience. Successful real estate investors understand the power of marketing through social media platforms, particularly Facebook. With over 300 million active users,...

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10 Must-Hear Real Estate Investing Podcasts in 2019

Purchasing your first investment property is incredibly exciting and also a little nerve-racking. This is completely understandable, given that real estate investments are often the largest purchase most people will ever make.

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Why Real Estate Crowdfunding Is The Perfect Investment For Millennials

Real estate crowdfunding provides another avenue for passive income by allowing Millennials to invest in real estate through fractional ownership. The post Why Real Estate Crowdfunding Is The Perfect Investment For Millennials appeared first on Sharestates.

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Tracey Suppo, Book+Main

How did you get introduced to romance fiction? My mom has always been an avid reader and when I was 11, I saw a copy of Wifey by Judy Blume in her library. I had read all of Blume’s YA books and when I asked my mom about it, she...

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An Update from CFPB on Upstart’s No-Action Letter

Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), one of our nation’s leading consumer regulatory agencies, issued a blog post about Upstart, An update on credit access and the Bureau’s first No-Action Letter. In 2017, we received the first No-Action Letter from the CFPB regarding our use of AI and machine...

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10 Must-Read Real Estate Investing Books in 2019

Whether you are just starting out as a real estate investor or are an experienced investor looking to grow your portfolio, education is an essential element for building expertise and refining your strategy. We’ve chosen some of the best books to help you at every stage of your real estate...

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The 17 Best Property Management Companies in Memphis for 2019

Out of state real estate investors require dependable local property managers to maintain their rental properties, communicate with tenants, and handle some financial and regulatory details. 

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The 17 Best Property Management Companies in Birmingham for 2019

Remote real estate investors lean on dependable local property managers to help maintain their rental properties, communicate with tenants and handle some financial and regulatory details. 

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Prosper Performance Update – June 2019

Today we are sharing performance data from the Prosper Portfolio for June 2019. Highlights from the report include: In June, 65% of originations were rated AA-B and the dollar‑weighted average FICO was 718, relatively flat month‑over-month. The weighted average income of borrowers on the platform in June increased by $4,596...

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Flip Tips: What are Your Best Practices for Scaling a Business in Real Estate?

LendingHome’s monthly blog series, Flip Tips: Advice Straight From the Experts, asks top-of-mind, fix-and flip questions and features answers from successful, professional house flippers. Starting your real estate investing business is one thing, but growing it to a point where you have financial freedom, is another. It isn’t always easy...

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How The Bee Corp is Empowering Growers and Beekeepers

CEO of agtech company The Bee Corp, Ellie Symes, is serious about bees. Her technology takes the uncertainty out of pollination, allowing growers to make time-sensitive decisions sooner and eliminating guesswork with objective performance metrics. In this Q & A, she shares what The Bee Corp is all about, and...

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How Much Do You Need to Start Real Estate Investing?

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. Becoming a real estate investor (REI) is a way to discover financial independence and what life outside of...

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Can Private Lenders Solve The Housing Crisis?

To ease the housing crunch, cities cannot just add another high-rise to a bustling downtown. They need to rebuild neighborhoods that have underused lots, vacant buildings and infill space with the potential to support thousands of new residents. The post Can Private Lenders Solve The Housing Crisis? appeared first on...

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The first security airdrop, now on Republic

The first ever regulated security airdrop is now live on Republic. Learn how you can be a part of this milestone.

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Using PR to Grow Your Startup: Part II

This week, we’re walking through some tactical moves startups can make to begin building out their own PR strategies. Continue reading →

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The 22 Best Property Management Companies in Pittsburgh for 2019

Remote real estate owners require dependable local property managers to maintain their rental properties, communicate with tenants and handle some financial and regulatory matters. 

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Benson Hill Biosystems and Brownseed Genetics Forge Partnership to Expand Corn Hybrid Choices

The post Benson Hill Biosystems and Brownseed Genetics Forge Partnership to Expand Corn Hybrid Choices appeared first on iSelect Fund.

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How to attract a millennial to your home flip or long-term rental

If you want to attract millennials to your home flip or rental property investment, it’s a good idea to understand where this generation prefers to live and what they value in a neighborhood and in a home. While each renter or homebuyer is unique, housing experts have parsed renting and...

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