Investment Crowdfunding News

Here’s some recent investment crowdfunding news from around the ecosystem, including from the blogs of the 101 platforms in our database of crowdfunded and alternative investment platforms.

BREAKING: Inocucor Makes ‘First of Many’ Acquisitions, Closes Series B on $55.9m

Biologicals startup Inocucor has acquired ATP Nutrition in the opening salvo of a plan to become a “selective consolidator” in the premium crop inputs space. The post BREAKING: Inocucor Makes ‘First of Many’ Acquisitions, Closes Series B on $55.9m appeared first on AgFunderNews.

Read More
Crowdfunding vs. Hard Money Lending

We all know that real estate investing takes money. What you may not realize, however, is that there are many ways you can get the capital you need to buy that investment property you always wanted. These options include crowdfunding and hard money lending. Well explore both the benefits and drawbacks...

Read More
EXCLUSIVE: HarvestPort Moves Into Crop Inputs As E-Commerce for Farmers Broadens and Varies

HarvestPort wants to take over the task of “shopping around" by offering growers unique deals through an agricultural inputs marketplace. The post EXCLUSIVE: HarvestPort Moves Into Crop Inputs As E-Commerce for Farmers Broadens and Varies appeared first on AgFunderNews.

Read More
What Inspired Some of Today’s Top Startup Founders

What does it take to become the next startup unicorn or to develop the next life-changing product? It all starts with a big idea. That said, inspiration can be a tricky thing – and the spark for a new business … Continue reading → The post What Inspired Some of...

Read More
The Real Estate Cycle & Commercial Real Estate Investing

Life can only be understood backward; but it must be lived forwards. -Søren Kierkegaard All markets move cyclically, including commercial real estate markets. While the crash of 2008 (fueled in large part by a bloated real estate market) is the beginning of recorded history in the minds of some investors,...

Read More
Rule 506, Reg D: Two Ways to Conform with SEC Exemption Law

According to the Securities Act of 1933, any company that sells securities must either register with the Securities and Exchange... The post Rule 506, Reg D: Two Ways to Conform with SEC Exemption Law appeared first on Real Estate Investors Blog | Sharestates, LLC.

Read More
Single-Family Rentals Offer Strong Investment Alternative to Stocks and Bonds, With Far Less Volatility

First-quarter turbulence in the stock market was an abrupt wake-up call for investors, especially after a booming 2017. If recent volatility in the equity market has you thinking about different ways to diversify your assets, new data released by Roofstock illustrates why single-family rentals are a strong investment alternative to stocks and bonds. ...

Read More
We Just Raised $112M to Fuel Solar Energy's Growth!

We’re incredibly excited to announce that Cyrus Capital Partners has led our Series B round, along with participation from existing investors, including Series A lead Techstars Ventures. Cyrus partner John Rapaport will join Wunder’s Board of Directors, and Cyrus has also made a sizeable commitment to Wunder’s

Read More
Wunder Secures $112M in Financing to Fuel Commercial Solar

Series B Round Led by Cyrus Capital Partners Boulder, Colo. - April 18, 2018 - Wunder Capital, the nation’s leading solar marketplace lender, has raised $112 million in equity and debt financing to accelerate the growth of the company. The Colorado-based company, which connects individual and institutional investors with

Read More
Indian IoT Platform for Pre and Post Harvest Raises Seed Round Led By Omnivore Ventures

AgNext has created a suite of tools, including hardware and software, to leverage data to improve the efficiency and profitability of farmers and processors. The post Indian IoT Platform for Pre and Post Harvest Raises Seed Round Led By Omnivore Ventures appeared first on AgFunderNews.

Read More
Local Neighborhood Development

Do you love your neighborhood? Want to change it for the better? Don’t know where to start? The Incremental Development … Read More The post Local Neighborhood Development appeared first on smallchange.

Read More
What is house flipping? Is it the right real estate investment strategy for you?

House flipping has become one of the most popular investment strategies in today’s economy. In fact, in 2017 alone, more than 200,000 homes were flipped in the United States – the most in the last 11 years. TV shows like “Fixer Upper,” “Flip or Flop,” and “Flip this House” have...

Read More
How to Calculate Real Estate Returns

Often, those who aim to benefit from investing in real estate properties typically face navigating jargons and terminologies that may be unfamiliar to them. Among the most significant metrics and terms that investors need to understand involve the use of real estate yield calculation. Return on investment or ROI is...

Read More
Home Flipping at 11-Year High; Financed Flips at 9-Year High

Home flipping rose in 2017 to its highest level since 2006 and the percentage of flips using financing also reached a nine-year high. The percentage of flips completed with financing could signal more interest from real estate investors as the lending market for fix-and-flip real estate investors matures with competitive...

Read More
HelloFresh Taps Spoiler Alert to Cut out 65% of Its Food Waste

In less than a year, international meal kit player HelloFresh has reduced its land-fill bound waste by 65% with the help of Boston-based startup Spoiler Alert, a B2B tech platform that helps food businesses, farms and nonprofits better manage unsold food inventory, The post HelloFresh Taps Spoiler Alert to Cut...

Read More
Why Qualcomm Ventures Sees Farm Connectivity Challenges as Opportunity

We caught up with Carlos Kokron, vice president and managing director at Qualcomm Ventures to find out how the corporate VC manages such an international portfolio of investments and where it's looking next for growth. The post Why Qualcomm Ventures Sees Farm Connectivity Challenges as Opportunity appeared first on AgFunderNews....

Read More
Ensuring Regulatory Compliance in Your RE Operations

If you want your business to continue without any hindrance from local and federal government agencies, it’s best to keep... The post Ensuring Regulatory Compliance in Your RE Operations appeared first on Real Estate Investors Blog | Sharestates, LLC.

Read More
Ag Industry Brief: FBN Makes Moves in Canada, Bayer Sells Digital to BASF, more

Farmers Business Network makes an acquisition in Canada while Bayer sells assets to get ready for the big takeover, plus more in this week's brief. The post Ag Industry Brief: FBN Makes Moves in Canada, Bayer Sells Digital to BASF, more appeared first on AgFunderNews.

Read More
Why the Midwest’s ‘Blue Collar Silicon Valley’ Is About More Than Just ‘Mid-Tech’

The Midwest is different than Silicon Valley. Where they have deep roots in silicon development, software and other IT fields, we bring different skills to the table. St. Louis knows agriculture and was home to much of the Human Genome Project; now it’s putting that expertise to work in healthcare...

Read More
Bringing Life Back to Abandoned Buildings in NYC

In most cities around the world, abandoned buildings are regarded with distaste. This is true for NYC abandoned homes, factories,... The post Bringing Life Back to Abandoned Buildings in NYC appeared first on Real Estate Investors Blog | Sharestates, LLC.

Read More
The Weekly Multiple

Happy Friday everyone. Here’s the best commercial real estate news, tech banter, analytics chatter, and investing advice we’ve read this week… 9 Things to Keep in Mind About Block Chain in Real Estate – Forbes Perhaps the most important takeaway: blockchain is not synonymous with cryptocurrency. Blockchain technology has a real potential to reduce...

Read More
Housing Market Index Release for Fourth Quarter 2017 | Housing Risk

The national home purchase market continued its rally in 2017:Q4. Sales transactions increased 5.4 percent in the fourth quarter compared to a year ago marking the 13th consecutive quarter of such increases.

Read More
After A Wave of Agtech Acqui-hires, DTN-Spensa Deal Changes the Script

Though the price of the acquisition was not disclosed, DTN SVP Ed Mattix offered that DTN is a conservative buyer looking to directly profit off of its acquisitions and that there would likely be more to come. The post After A Wave of Agtech Acqui-hires, DTN-Spensa Deal Changes the Script...

Read More
Team Falcone Talks House Flipping with LendingHome

Paul and Jessica discuss overcoming challenges and flipping homes in North Carolina. Paul is a member of LendingHome’s Bridge Pro Program. Meet Paul Falcone, a LendingHome Bridge Pro investor who has done more than 20 loans with LendingHome over the past three years. Paul and his wife Jessica run a...

Read More
The Beginner's Checklist for Real Estate Investing

Real estate investing is something that’s incredibly simple and complex at the same time. At the conceptual level, we all understand the end goal of buying property, letting it appreciate over time, and cashing out at a later date.

Read More
Get Green

Plattform @ 930 is one of the latest offerings on Small Change. It’s planned to be the first of three … Read More The post Get Green appeared first on smallchange.

Read More
Exit Strategies – Are They All the Same?

We’ve said it before, but it’s worth repeating: Entrepreneurs and startup founders have a lot on their plates. They must often wear many “hats” and fill many roles across the organization as their company grows. That said, while their focus … Continue reading → The post Exit Strategies – Are...

Read More