Investment Crowdfunding News

Here’s some recent investment crowdfunding news from around the ecosystem, including from the blogs of the 104 platforms in our database of crowdfunded and alternative investment platforms.

BREAKING: Restaurants Can Earn $7 for Every $1 They Invest in Fighting Food Waste – new report

The US restaurant industry alone is responsible for more than 11 million tons of food waste each year, or $25 billion worth of food, and Valentine's Day is one of the industry's biggest nights of the year. The post BREAKING: Restaurants Can Earn $7 for Every $1 They Invest in...

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Why Did Global Food Giant ADM Invest in Volcanic Microbes?

ADM Ventures is purposeful about the types of companies it considers investing in. The post Why Did Global Food Giant ADM Invest in Volcanic Microbes? appeared first on AgFunderNews.

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7 Financial Questions to Ask Your Partner

For most couples, discussing finances isn’t exactly romantic—at times, it’s downright awkward. This Valentines day, we want to help couples avoid those awkward and potentially damaging conversations. Here are seven important questions every couple should discuss before taking the next big step, whether that’s moving in together or getting married. How...

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The Pros and Cons of Hard Money

Hard money loans are short-term higher-interest loans that assist real estate developers and investors acquire property and bankroll expenses related to their real estate projects so that they remain solvent, liquid, and increase their chances of success. The post The Pros and Cons of Hard Money appeared first on Sharestates....

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This German Startup Has Just Planted 50M Trees with its Search Engine

Ecosia, a German startup with an internet search engine, today, has brought in enough revenues to enable it to plant 50 million trees. This equates to the removal of 2.5 million tonnes of Co2 from the atmosphere. The post This German Startup Has Just Planted 50M Trees with its Search...

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60 AgriFood Tech Startups Nominated for 2019 AgFunder Innovation Awards – Vote Now!

We’re very excited to open our Third Annual AgFunder AgriFood Tech Innovation Awards, where we recognize the innovators and entrepreneurs driving the agrifood tech sector forward. Our nomination committee of experienced agrifood tech investors has selected a shortlist of startups for you–our network of 60, 000+ subscribers–to vote on. The post...

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2018: A Year of Growth and Profitability

2018: A Year of Growth and Profitability for Hotels Major brands saw increases in occupancy and ADR, along with expansion across the globe As 2017 came to an end, many industry forecasters predicted that the coming year would be a good one for hotels. And, for the most part, they...

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The Top 7 Non-Negotiable Small Business Website Features

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official opinions, policies, or positions of StreetShares or any of its affiliates. In today’s digital, hyper-connected world, a website is essential for every business, regardless of size. To make sure yours...

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Legal Cannabis, Alternative Protein or Pre-Seed Stage Deals? Vote on AgFunder’s First Focus Fund

Since we started offering our Co-Investment Funds to investors last year, we’ve been getting requests for funds with more specific investment themes. The post Legal Cannabis, Alternative Protein or Pre-Seed Stage Deals? Vote on AgFunder’s First Focus Fund appeared first on AgFunderNews.

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Introducing Airdrops by Republic Crypto

Using a crowdfunding framework for Airdrops

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The Pros and Cons of Investing in Ski Properties

When you think about luxury communities near top U.S. ski destinations, what comes to mind? For many people, names like Telluride, Breckenridge, Big Sky, and Park City are at the top of the list. The post The Pros and Cons of Investing in Ski Properties appeared first on Sharestates.

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Fact vs. Fiction: Exploring 6 Common Equity Crowdfunding Myths

As a relatively new industry, there is certainly no shortage of misconceptions surrounding equity crowdfunding. From the costs of running a campaign to the difficulties of adhering to regulations, we’re discussing some common myths that may deter business owners from … Continue reading → The post Fact vs. Fiction: Exploring...

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Simple Tips for Saving Money on Your Energy Bill This Winter

With much of the country battling record low temps, it’s never too late to look at ways to make your home more energy efficient. With a few adjustments, you can save money on your winter utility bills while staying warm and comfortable. We’ve compiled our favorite tips, many of which...

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What is the Future of Container Farming?

Growing in retrofit shipping containers has received significant buzz over the past five to 10 years as produce is grown hyper-locally on a small footprint. But how viable is this form of growing in the long term? The post What is the Future of Container Farming? appeared first on AgFunderNews....

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BREAKING: Wheatsheaf Acquires Purfresh’s Ozone Tech Reducing Food Waste in Shipping Containers

It is possible for as many as one out of 15 containers to get rejected when they arrive at their destination, an expensive outcome when containers carrying high-value food can be worth as much as $500,000. The post BREAKING: Wheatsheaf Acquires Purfresh’s Ozone Tech Reducing Food Waste in Shipping Containers appeared...

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How Email Marketing Can Help You Grow Your Veteran Small Business

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official opinions, policies, or positions of StreetShares or any of its affiliates. There are only a handful of things that people do every day, but checking their inbox is high on...

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AgFunder is Hiring a Venture Capital Investment Analyst

We are looking for an exceptional Investment Analyst to join our venture capital team. This is a different job to the investment associate we advertised previously. The post AgFunder is Hiring a Venture Capital Investment Analyst appeared first on AgFunderNews.

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Pivot Bio’s PROVEN Microbes Can Reduce Negative Impacts of Fertilizer Overuse and Leaching

Nitrogen fertilizer is widely used in row crop production and is a key expense farmers face each year. But often that fertilizer is wasted, washing away after heavy rains or leaching due to irrigation or poor soil quality. The post Pivot Bio’s PROVEN Microbes Can Reduce Negative Impacts of Fertilizer...

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Get on the Radar of top crypto VCs

Announcing Radar, a new product that allows VCs and other institutional investors access to a diverse and global database of blockchain projects.

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PeerStreet Announces Software Integration With Liquid Logics

“By creating this seamless integration, the loan submission process is easier. And when that process is easier, there are more opportunities for lenders to sell their loans to a diverse pool of investors,” said Brew Johnson, Co-Founder and CEO of PeerStreet. The post PeerStreet Announces Software Integration With Liquid Logics...

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Why 2019 is The Year of the Mushroom

One month into 2019, it’s clear that this year’s “it” produce is gourmet mushrooms. Smallhold's Andrew Carter tell us why. The post Why 2019 is The Year of the Mushroom appeared first on AgFunderNews.

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PeerStreet Announces New Software Integration with Liquid Logics

LOS ANGELES, Calif.–February 6, 2019– PeerStreet, an award-winning platform for investing in real estate backed loans, today announced a powerful new integration with Liquid Logics, a market-leading loan origination software (LOS) platform. This integration is another milestone in PeerStreet’s mission to build a stronger, more modern, and more transparent marketplace...

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The Best Way to Manage Your Business Credit Cards

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official opinions, policies, or positions of StreetShares or any of its affiliates. As a small business owner, you’ve probably learned a next level definition of the word “busy.” There are likely...

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VC-backed Indalo Therapeutics taps Jacks as president and CEO

The post VC-backed Indalo Therapeutics taps Jacks as president and CEO appeared first on iSelect Fund.

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Anheuser-Busch teams up with Missouri firm to improve barley.

The post Anheuser-Busch teams up with Missouri firm to improve barley. appeared first on iSelect Fund.

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Don’t Save the Planet for the Planet. Do It for the Beer.

The post Don’t Save the Planet for the Planet. Do It for the Beer. appeared first on iSelect Fund.

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At pitch competition, Chaifetz Group invests $1.2 million in two St. Louis startups

The post At pitch competition, Chaifetz Group invests $1.2 million in two St. Louis startups appeared first on iSelect Fund.

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Understanding the Regulations in Real Estate Crowdfunding

Regulations within the real estate crowdfunding space have evolved as the industry has grown. The post Understanding the Regulations in Real Estate Crowdfunding appeared first on Sharestates.

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Taking a Leap: Kevin Lee on Starting and Building a Successful Real Estate Investment Career

Kevin Lee is an active LendingHome customer who exemplifies what it means to turn your fix and flipping endeavors into a bonafide, lucrative real estate investing business. Formerly a tech professional in Silicon Valley, Kevin ventured into the world of house flipping and never looked back. Since he began flipping...

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AgFunder is Hiring a Venture Capital Investment Associate

Based in Silicon Valley, AgFunder is reinventing venture capital with an ecosystem of over 65,000 subscribers and proprietary A.I. algorithms to support our investment process. We are also one of the most active agrifood venture capital investors, with 14 investments in the past year, and one of the most recognized...

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BREAKING: Indian Animal Health Startup ALS Raises $6.3m Series A from Fidelity’s Eight Roads, Anterra Capital

Animal health technologies are coming into focus this year after largely lagging crop technologies in startup investment. The post BREAKING: Indian Animal Health Startup ALS Raises $6.3m Series A from Fidelity’s Eight Roads, Anterra Capital appeared first on AgFunderNews.

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BREAKING: FoodBytes! By Rabobank Selects 15 AgriFood Tech Startups to Pitch in San Francisco

The FoodBytes! platform is introducing some new elements this year including new prizes and resources for participating startups, and new categories. The post BREAKING: FoodBytes! By Rabobank Selects 15 AgriFood Tech Startups to Pitch in San Francisco appeared first on AgFunderNews.

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4 Financial Metrics for Small Business Success

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official opinions, policies, or positions of StreetShares or any of its affiliates. Most small business owners aren’t financial gurus or accountants – they’re electricians, chefs, contractors, or any number of other...

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MycoTech Raises $30m Series C from List of Heavyweight AgriFood Tech Players, Eyes 2021 IPO

The investor syndicate includes S2G Ventures, Middleland Capital, ADM Capital's Cibus Fund, Tysons Ventures, Bunge Ventures, Continental Grain Company, and Kellogg’s Eighteen94 Capital. The post MycoTech Raises $30m Series C from List of Heavyweight AgriFood Tech Players, Eyes 2021 IPO appeared first on AgFunderNews.

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Woman-Led Midwest Angel Investment Firm iiM Invests $2.4m in 6 AgriFood Tech Startups

Kansas City-based angel investment firm iiM (Innovation in Motion) has invested in a variety of early-stage agrifood tech startup companies covering everything from a bio-based plastic alternative to oral vaccines for livestock and companion animals. The post Woman-Led Midwest Angel Investment Firm iiM Invests $2.4m in 6 AgriFood Tech Startups...

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Is Baltimore’s Housing Market Verging on an Epic Comeback?

A year-over-year doubling of new jobs from 2017 to 2018 and a contemporaneous fourfold increase in household formations are cheery news. The post Is Baltimore’s Housing Market Verging on an Epic Comeback? appeared first on Sharestates.

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Just Getting Started? Here's a Rental Property Investment Strategy

Getting into single-family rental (SFR) investing can seem like a hefty undertaking if you’ve never done it before. Each step comes with its own set of questions. How much money do you need to actually get started? Where should you begin your search? How do you determine which property is...

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Recently Funded Projects in Baltimore

Baltimore’s real estate market is experiencing quite a bit of attention from investors recently. The economy has been experiencing slow but steady growth, making it a reliable choice to invest in real estate properties. The post Recently Funded Projects in Baltimore appeared first on Sharestates.

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Our Latest Asset Class – Car Wash

EquityMultiple not only provides access to commercial real estate at low minimums, but also facilitates diversification across markets, risk/return profiles, and emerging asset classes, like car wash investment. Over the past three years, EquityMultiple has offered a wide array of commercial real estate investment opportunities to investors. Of the 56...

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Regulation A+: What Entrepreneurs Need to Know

Interested in raising capital via Regulation A+? Here's what you need to know. The post Regulation A+: What Entrepreneurs Need to Know appeared first on StartEngine.

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Food Tech Startup Spotlight: Noluma’s Innovative Packaging is Reducing Risk of Milk Degradation

Noluma has developed a unique technology that measures the light protection of packaging as a function of its effects on the product contents by placing a marker ingredient in a solution inside a test package, which is then exposed to intense light. The post Food Tech Startup Spotlight: Noluma’s Innovative Packaging...

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BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: Cainthus Appoints New CEO Aidan Connolly, Former Alltech Innovation Head

Connolly, who worked at Alltech for over 25 years, has often been referred to as the fourth founder of Cainthus. The post BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: Cainthus Appoints New CEO Aidan Connolly, Former Alltech Innovation Head appeared first on AgFunderNews.

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Marketing Your Regulation Crowdfunding Raise: What Issuers Should Know

You’ve done your research, you’ve built up an engaged audience for your startup, and now it’s time for you to gear up for an equity crowdfunding campaign for your business. A key element of any successful raise is having a … Continue reading → The post Marketing Your Regulation Crowdfunding...

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Prosper Performance Update: December 2018

Today we are sharing performance data from the Prosper Portfolio for December 2018. Highlights from the December report include: In December, 62% of originations were rated AA-B and the WA FICO was 717, an increase of 9 points since year-end 2017. Average loan size on the platform was $13,305, approximately...

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Government Contract Financing: Factoring 101

Congratulations, you’ve made it through the proposal and negotiation phase and have won your contract!  First challenge - accomplished. Now to the bread and butter of what you do - performing the work.

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2018 Tax Guide for Prosper Investors

It’s tax season, and to help Prosper retail investors navigate the process, we’ve created the 2018 Prosper Tax Guide. This guide has general information about the 1099 tax form(s) you may receive from Prosper. To access the Prosper Investor Guide for 2018, click here. If you’re a retail investor who...

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BKT Expands Tire R&D with a Focus on Sustainability

  The post BKT Expands Tire R&D with a Focus on Sustainability appeared first on iSelect Fund.

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Ashland company provides smart tech for cattle farming

The post Ashland company provides smart tech for cattle farming appeared first on iSelect Fund.

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4 companies will vie for $1 million from Richard Chaifetz’s investment firm

The post 4 companies will vie for $1 million from Richard Chaifetz’s investment firm appeared first on iSelect Fund.

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Benson Hill Biosystems Teams With Anheuser-Busch InBev to Develop More Resilient Barley Varieties

The post Benson Hill Biosystems Teams With Anheuser-Busch InBev to Develop More Resilient Barley Varieties appeared first on iSelect Fund.

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