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.

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.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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? 

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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. 

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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...

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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...

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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. 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....

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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...

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More ways to earn Notes on Republic

Starting today, we’re expanding the Note bounty program, so you can earn even more Notes! Plus, learn about our Note Challenge.

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Danny Mayans, Salsa God

Let's start with the most obvious question: why salsa? I get this question all the time. My dad is Mexican and I am from West Texas, so I grew up eating Mexican food, especially chips and salsa. It was something I enjoyed my whole life. When I moved to Pa......

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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. 

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What’s The Difference Between Cap Rate and ROI?

The more information you have about a potential rental property investment, the better decision you’ll be able to make. Two of the metrics most frequently used by real estate investors are cap rate and ROI.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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What is The BRRRR Strategy and Should You Do It?

Everyone has been talking about the BRRRR strategy in the real estate investing world over the last few years.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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....

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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...

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Which Rental Property Expenses Do Investors Need to Account For?

A lot of real estate investors are losing money without even realizing it. 

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What is a HELOC and How Does it Work?

As a homeowner, you may be wondering: What is a HELOC? Find out everything you need to know about Home Equity Lines of Credit and how they work. The post What is a HELOC and How Does it Work? appeared first on Prosper Blog.

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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...

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