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.
BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: Provivi raises $85m Series C to combat field pests with pheromones
Provivi produces pesticide alternatives for farmers based on insect pheromones, the natural secretions animals use to find one another for mating. The post BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: Provivi raises $85m Series C to combat field pests with pheromones appeared first on AgFunderNews.Read More
EXCLUSIVE: Pontifax AgTech holds first close of Fund II on $140m with $170m committed
Pontifax AgTech Fund II is targeting $250m overall. The post EXCLUSIVE: Pontifax AgTech holds first close of Fund II on $140m with $170m committed appeared first on AgFunderNews.Read More
Induction Food Systems: Industrial Heating That’s Precise, Efficient and On-Demand
Induction Food Systems helps food and beverage manufacturers improve efficiency and expand production with on-demand precision heating equipment. The company has harnessed electromagnetic energy to create the first scalable, precise, and efficient in-line heating solution for a wide range of fluids, including high viscosity and particulate foods, to solve a...Read More
UK wants agriculture to be carbon neutral by 2040. But £20m here and there won’t do the trick
Prodded by rising public concerns about climate change, the UK government wants its agricultural sector to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2040. This is a bold target and there isn't enough heft in the right places, British investors have warned AFN. The post UK wants agriculture to be carbon neutral...Read More
BREAKING: Roboscientific triumphs at Tesco Agri-T Jam
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the Tesco's Finest of them all? Ten agri-tech start-ups have been flinging 7-minute pitches at UK supermarket giant Tesco and its supply chain partners for most of Monday. The post BREAKING: Roboscientific triumphs at Tesco Agri-T Jam appeared first on AgFunderNews.Read More
Why should you be part of Sprout’s latest cohort in New Zealand?
Sprout Accelerator could be that opportunity you need to be part of New Zealand's journey towards sustainability in ag and food tech. Read on for more. The post Why should you be part of Sprout’s latest cohort in New Zealand? appeared first on AgFunderNews.Read More
BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: 500 Startups leads seed round for Vietnam’s Cricket One
Cricket One is another insect-based protein startup that's taking off in Asia, but why? AFN speaks with its founder, Nam Dang, to find out. The post BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: 500 Startups leads seed round for Vietnam’s Cricket One appeared first on AgFunderNews.Read More
Vertical Future raises £4m seed round to take vertical farming to Mayfair
Vertical Future plans to cut down London's carbon ‘foodprint’ with its latest £4m seed round, led by impact investor Earthworm. Read on to find out more. The post Vertical Future raises £4m seed round to take vertical farming to Mayfair appeared first on AgFunderNews.Read More
8 questions with FoodBytes! Chicago pitch startup The Better Meat Co.
The Better Meat Co. offers food manufacturers a plant-based ingredient that can be blended with meat products for a hybrid offering. The post 8 questions with FoodBytes! Chicago pitch startup The Better Meat Co. appeared first on AgFunderNews.Read More
What Is The 2% Rule and Is It a Smart Investment Strategy?
Many investors have heard of the 1% Rule, but what about the 2% rule?Read More
Skål!: €17 million more for Matsmart, Sweden’s surplus food marketplace
LeadX Capital Partners, which is backed by German retailer Metro Group, led the round, joined by the likes of Ingka Group (IKEA), Northzone, D-Ax, and Norrsken. The post Skål!: €17 million more for Matsmart, Sweden’s surplus food marketplace appeared first on AgFunderNews.Read More
UPDATE: Future Meat Technologies raises $14m Series A as Memphis Meats eyes jumbo Series B
This is the second-largest round for a cultivated meat startup after Memphis Meat's $17 million Series A. The post UPDATE: Future Meat Technologies raises $14m Series A as Memphis Meats eyes jumbo Series B appeared first on AgFunderNews.Read More
Interview with a Podcaster: Mayra Ceja of Venture Unplugged
Mayra Ceja, Republic Advisor, venture capitalist, and host of Venture Unplugged, sat down with us to talk about her first foray into the podcasting world, what it’s like to interview founders about startups and themselves, and the best advice she’s receive...Read More
Your Top 5 HELOC Questions Answered
A home equity line of credit, or HELOC, is a great option for many homeowners. You can use a HELOC to fund a home renovation, finance a large purchase, or consolidate debt. Like any type of loan, it’s important to know the pros and cons of a HELOC and figure...Read More
How to Build a Real Estate Empire Using 6 Proven Steps
A common question among both new and seasoned investors is “How do I build my real estate empire?” Today, I’ll give you my six-step action plan to achieve that dream.Read More
Real Borrower Story: ‘I paid off $15K of debt with Upstart and gave myself a raise!’
Julia took out a $15,000 personal loan with Upstart to get rid of her credit card debt In just three years, she paid it off with a clear start and end date The monthly payment with Upstart was less than all of her credit card payments, combined Julia attended graduate...Read More
Nutritious, Natural Sugars: A Conversation with Bonumose Founder Ed Rogers
iSelect managing director Mark McCall recently participated in a panel discussion at the Family Office Impact Summit at the United Nations headquarters in New York. Hosted by Gitterman Wealth Management, Family Office Insights and 5th Element Group, the event was a private gathering of 250 Family Office, ESG, Impact, and...Read More
The Weekly Multiple
Each week we bring you the best of what we’re reading in industry news & market trend commentary. Emerging Markets for Hotel Investors NREI – New markets for hotel investment are emerging, as high prices in first-tier cities are forcing many investors to consider secondary markets in search of better value....Read More
7 Pro Tips to Help You Find Great Investments on The Roofstock Marketplace
One of the most common questions we get from investors is how to use the features and functionality of the Roofstock marketplace to find the right investment property for them.Read More
From Flipping Items to Flipping Homes: How Cassidy Melhorn Turned His Talents Into a Successful Business
Cassidy Melhorn, LendingHome customer and founder of VOL Homes LLC in Tennessee, is the quintessential example of hard work and resourcefulness paying off in the real estate investing industry. With a mechanical engineering degree under his belt, a knack for fixing things, and a strong work ethic, Cassidy started house...Read More
How to Do a Property Valuation: The Complete Guide
Conducting a property valuation is a critical part of making the best investment decision possible. That’s because not every rental property provides the same yield to investors. At first glance two properties may appear to be equal. But as the saying goes, looks can be deceiving.Read More
The Note: More Perks, Benefits, and Swag
We’re blown away by the sheer number of Republic users earning and claiming Notes over these last few months. Since the token launched in April, over one million Notes were claimed. In this short time, we’ve rewarded our community of Note holders with ti...Read More
Fed Funds Rate Just Dropped Again: Will Your Interest Rates Go Down?
The Federal Reserve (Fed) lowered its benchmark interest rate by a quarter point in late July 2019 and again in September to a current range of 1.75 to 2 percent. This was headline news because these were the first cuts to the federal funds rate since the 2008-09 recession. But...Read More
Prosper Performance Update – August 2019
Today we are sharing performance data from the Prosper Portfolio for August 2019. The Prosper Performance Updates are designed to help our investor community better understand performance trends and to provide important insights into the trends we are seeing and the information needed to invest through the Prosper platform. The...Read More
Supply-side Economics: How Fast Can we Actually Build?
Still, the real answer to what keeps America from building more apartments faster gets us back to that hardhat and backhoe. There simply aren’t enough of the former, although we still have enough of the latter for now. The post Supply-side Economics: How Fast Can we Actually Build? appeared first...Read More
How Digital Product Development is Reshaping the Food We Eat
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 how many food producers are now using digital technology to stay ahead of the curve and bring innovative new products...Read More
Commercial vs. Residential Real Estate: Which Should You Invest In?
Most real estate investors talk about the two main types of real estate: residential and commercial.Read More
Opportunity Zone Investing – Q3 Update
EquityMultiple’s Opportunity Zone Investing Offerings to Date As of this writing, EquityMultiple has launched four Opportunity Zone investments, representing four different property types and numerous markets across the U.S. These investments were subject to the same degree of rigorous underwriting as all prior EquityMultiple offerings. We have evaluated hundreds of...Read More
Self-Directed IRA Real Estate Investing
Self-directed IRA real estate investing has changed considerably over the past several years. Platforms like EquityMultiple have made it feasible for individual investors to participate in professionally-managed, private market real estate investing at relatively low minimums. Meanwhile, a growing set of self-directed IRA custodians have made the process of accessing...Read More
7 Things to Know About Residential 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. When initially thinking about residential real estate, your mind might wander to the painted porches of Savannah, the...Read More
Why Beautiful Real Estate May Not Be The Best Investment
If a house design is already so unique that adding a homeowner’s personality doesn’t make it any more unique or personable, then it’s likely to attract a lot of eyeballs but not as many wallets. The post Why Beautiful Real Estate May Not Be The Best Investment appeared first on...Read More
Our First Annual Community Week
Earlier this month, Upstarters across the country gave back to our community by volunteering with various local nonprofit organizations over the course of a week. More than 200 Upstarters signed up and participated, giving back to the local community and making an impact for people who need it most. We...Read More
What California’s New Rent Control Law Means for Investors
Until just recently, rent control laws in California that limited rent increases varied from city to city. But on September 10th that all changed when the California Assembly passed the statewide rent control bill AB 1482. California Governor Newsom has promised to sign the bill into law once it hits...Read More
The Rise — and Likely Fall — of the Foreign Investor in the U.S. Multifamily Market
Combined, resident and non-resident foreign buyers accounted for only 5% of the $1.6 trillion existing-home market over those twelve months, down from 8% in the year-earlier period. The post The Rise — and Likely Fall — of the Foreign Investor in the U.S. Multifamily Market appeared first on Sharestates.Read More
Why builders/borrowers should consider new rental construction starts
Homeowner trends from 2002 to 2018 show that fewer people overall own their own homes. Demographically, people are moving from rural areas to urban areas where homeownership levels are generally higher. The post Why builders/borrowers should consider new rental construction starts appeared first on Sharestates.Read More
Give Your House a Makeover with a HELOC or HELOAN
Most of us, at one point or another, have imagined updating our kitchen or bathroom but might not have recognized that we had the opportunity to realize our "pipe dream" with a home equity line of credit or loan. Here’s the deal: If you’re like most U.S. homeowners, you could...Read More
How to Find Great Real Estate Deals in 2019
If it seems like great real estate deals are hard to find, you’re probably not looking in the right place. A lot of real estate investors make the tragic mistake of depending on the multiple listing service (MLS) as the sole source for finding investment property. The fact is that...Read More
Why RECF is Perfect for Low-Liquidity Real Estate Investors
Rather than opt out of real estate investing altogether because you lack the liquidity to purchase physical property, why not invest what you can each month in real estate opportunities on real estate crowdfunding platforms? The post Why RECF is Perfect for Low-Liquidity Real Estate Investors appeared first on Sharestates....Read More
Not Everyone Needs a Doorman: A Look at Working-class Multifamily Housing
As enticing as high-end real estate is -- not just to live in, but also to brag that you own a piece of -- it’s not the whole story. We do a disservice to the broader population and, not inconsequentially, our investors if we don’t at least study how we...Read More
What is The 50% Rule in Real Estate Investing and Is It Foolproof?
The 50% rule is one of the most common formulas that investors use to quickly analyze a potential deal. However, like any rule of thumb, it does have its shortcomings.Read More
Is Detroit a Real Estate Investors Dream in 2019?
The Motor City has been fabled in song and story for its innovation and work ethic, yet the decline of the domestic auto industry and the devastating effects of 2008 had some questioning whether Detroit could make a comeback. The verdict? Detroit real estate investing is hotter than ever if...Read More
Is HELOC Interest Tax Deductible?
Many HELOC borrowers find themselves asking, "Is HELOC interest tax-deductible?" The short answer is yes, but not all the time. There are limitations that borrowers should be aware of. Let's dive into the facts about HELOC and taxes. The post Is HELOC Interest Tax Deductible? appeared first on Prosper Blog....Read More
Flip Tips: What are the Best Tactics to Get a Contractor to Finish a Job?
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. In the real estate investing industry, it is common to have many kinds of business partners. From financing, to real estate agents, to landscapers—to make a...Read More
Which Rental Property Expenses Do Investors Need to Account For?
A lot of real estate investors are losing money without even realizing it.Read More
HOTEL INNVESTOR ARRANGES AND ADVISES ON ACQUISTION OF THE PANTAI INN HOTEL
Newport Beach, CA, September 10, 2019 – Hotel Innvestor (“HI”) recently facilitated the acquisition of the trophy Pantai Inn oceanfront hotel in La Jolla, California by an investor group. The off-market transaction was sourced through the Hotel Innvestor network. The HI team provided strategic and transactional advisory services, acted as...Read More