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.

Why Investors See The Chicago Housing Market as an Exciting Opportunity

“Gateway” real estate markets are an elite group of powerhouse U.S. cities with high liquidity, large economies, influential culture and international brand recognition. While all are praised for being wise investments, their steep prices make them out of reach for the emerging investor.

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Financing a Rental Property: The Power of Other People’s Money

Pay cash or finance? It’s an age-old question in real estate, and everyone’s got an opinion.

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Dr. Richard Teague: Regenerative Organic Practices “Clean Up the Act of Agriculture”

“Agricultural land is generally being managed in a manner that is degrading the land resource. In particular, the soil function and ecosystem biodiversity," Teague tells AFN. The post Dr. Richard Teague: Regenerative Organic Practices “Clean Up the Act of Agriculture” appeared first on AgFunderNews.

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How Do Venture Capital Funds Work?

For new investors, venture capital funds may be a bit confusing. While they are similar to other investment funds, their aims and strategy are quite different. Continue reading →

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Whoa! Canopy Rivers Backs ZeaKal with $10m to Revolutionize Cannabis Plant Science

Cannabis crop science and growing practices are decades behind almost every other cultivated crop. The post Whoa! Canopy Rivers Backs ZeaKal with $10m to Revolutionize Cannabis Plant Science appeared first on AgFunderNews.

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Most People Don’t Consider Farming as a Career Path. Square Roots’ Next-Gen Farmer Training is Hoping to Change That.

The average age of the American farmer is on a steady increase, making the need for new farmers entering the industry more important than ever. The post Most People Don’t Consider Farming as a Career Path. Square Roots’ Next-Gen Farmer Training is Hoping to Change That. appeared first on AgFunderNews....

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Future Positive Capital’s Vision for the Future of Farming and Food

Armed with $57 million, Future Positive Capital intends to place more bets on wonky tech ideas that have the potential to drive systems change while reaping profits in long-established markets, like food and agriculture. The post Future Positive Capital’s Vision for the Future of Farming and Food appeared first on...

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Your Credit Score Just Dropped: Here’s Why

Did you get an unwanted surprise recently when checking your credit score? Before you panic over an unexpected drop, understand that everyone’s credit score fluctuates based on several factors, most of which have relatively easy fixes. Ask yourself if one of these common culprits is to blame for your credit...

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Here’s How Technology Could Change Supermarkets in the Next 10 Years

A new report predicts that technology will be a big player in the rapidly-transforming supermarket segment, including everything from streamlining back-end logistics to rendering checkout lines obsolete. The post Here’s How Technology Could Change Supermarkets in the Next 10 Years appeared first on AgFunderNews.

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Plattform Progress

We remember when Plattform @ 930 Mellon was just a little old crowdfunding project. Now, the eco-friendly Pittsburgh home – … Read More The post Plattform Progress appeared first on Small Change.

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BREAKING: DouxMatok Raises $22m Series B to Commercialize Sugar Reduction Tech

The deal was led by Singapore-based BlueRed Partners, Südzucker AG, Royal DSM, and Singha Ventures. The post BREAKING: DouxMatok Raises $22m Series B to Commercialize Sugar Reduction Tech appeared first on AgFunderNews.

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For these L.A. companies, Pride Month is about way more than rainbow flags

PeerStreet hired nearly 100 employees in the last year, and along with that hiring push it has taken a more active role in promoting and supporting diversity and inclusivity on its teams.  The post For these L.A. companies, Pride Month is about way more than rainbow flags appeared first on PeerStreet...

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3 Real Estate Investing Trends to Watch This Year

Recent trends in real estate investing should have investors looking at more data, not less, getting creative with their investments, and sticking with the absolute best opportunities. The post 3 Real Estate Investing Trends to Watch This Year appeared first on Sharestates.

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A Guide to Germany’s Agtech Ecosystem: Government Support Belies Limited Investor Pool

Germany, which ranked fourth for agri-foodtech investment in 2018, is better known for its food tech successes than agtech, but a $100m deal last week for vertical farming group infarm brought the country's agtech industry into focus. The post A Guide to Germany’s Agtech Ecosystem: Government Support Belies Limited Investor...

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BREAKING: Intelligent Growth Solutions Raises £5.4m Series A with S2G, AgFunder, SIB for Breakthrough Vertical Farm Tech

We’re excited to announce that Intelligent Growth Solutions (IGS), a Scottish vertical farming tech provider, has raised £5.4 million in Series A funding. The round was led by leading agri-foodtech investor S2G Ventures as well as AgFunder and Scottish Investment Bank (SIB). The post BREAKING: Intelligent Growth Solutions Raises £5.4m...

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11 Must-Know Facts About Residential Real Estate Investing

Stocks. Bonds. Mortgage Notes. Crypto. Oil. The list of investment options in this world could go on for another 98 pages. But, I’ll stop right there and focus on my favorite investment strategy of them all: Residential Real Estate Investing.

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Rick Bentley, Cloudastructure

Company ideas can come from many sources. How did a stolen laptop transform into your idea for Cloudastructure? I was CEO/founder of Televoke. We had raised money from Softbank and WI Harper, had loft space South of Market in San Francisco, and did all th...

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The Top 7 Landlord Friendly States of 2019

As a rental property owner, you want to have control over your investment. While you’re free to buy property anywhere in the U.S. housing market, each state has its own set of landlord-tenant laws. While these laws generally favor tenants in many states, there are some states that are friendlier...

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Houston’s Housing Market: A Real Estate Sleeper in the Big State

With all the buzz surrounding Texas real estate markets like Dallas and San Antonio, you might overlook Houston. If so, you might want to look again: The “Bayou City” offers real estate investors outstanding value and accessibility to a major U.S. housing market.

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Genetic Counseling Medicare Payment Bill Introduced in Congress

The post Genetic Counseling Medicare Payment Bill Introduced in Congress appeared first on iSelect Fund.

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Flip Tips: What Are Your Real Estate Marketing Strategies?

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. Real estate investors aren’t just investors–they are the jack of all trades. The entrepreneurial spirit that it takes to get off the ground is something the...

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Cleveland: The Major League City’s Late-Inning Comeback

But with all that building and rebuilding going on, Cleveland remains on whole a particularly affordable place to live. It is so affordable, in fact, that it’s dramatically less expensive to pay a mortgage than to pay rent. The post Cleveland: The Major League City’s Late-Inning Comeback appeared first on...

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Investing in Manufactured Home Communities

What are Manufactured Home Communities? “Manufactured homes” can be simply defined as the name implies: dwellings designed and built offsite, in a facility, and transported to the site where inhabited. Manufactured homes are often placed in a “park” or “community”, where a parcel is leased to the mobile home dweller...

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BREAKING: Robot Chefs That Can Serve 5m Types of Pizza: France’s Pazzi Raises Over $11m Series A

That is rather a lot of dough for a pizzeria. The post BREAKING: Robot Chefs That Can Serve 5m Types of Pizza: France’s Pazzi Raises Over $11m Series A appeared first on AgFunderNews.

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Immunophotonics and Clinical Laserthermia Systems Announce Immuno-Oncology Research Collaboration and Clinical Trials for Cancer Patients with Solid Tumors

The post Immunophotonics and Clinical Laserthermia Systems Announce Immuno-Oncology Research Collaboration and Clinical Trials for Cancer Patients with Solid Tumors appeared first on iSelect Fund.

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AgTech Startup Spotlight: Crena Resources is Making a Stink About Ag’s Squandered Resources

Manure is considered an inconvenient byproduct by many, but Crena Resources sees it is pure gold in the battle to achieve more sustainability in agriculture. The ongoing conversation about how to achieve greater sustainability in food production through technology has covered everything from fertilizer to food waste. The post AgTech...

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Building Wealth Through Pre-IPO Investing

As many companies are staying private longer, pre-IPO investing on the secondary market has been trending up. Continue reading →

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Cleveland Rocks

Did you know that a Cleveland DJ by the name of Alan Freed was the first person to coin the term rock and roll? It should come as no surprise then that this city, located on the southern shore of Lake Erie, about 60 miles west of the Pennsylvania border,...

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Cargill Pledges $30m to Fight Deforestation in Brazil’s Imperiled Cerrado Region

After being one of five grain trading houses slapped with a $29 million fine last year for engaging in activities related to illegal deforestation, Cargill is calling on competitors and colleagues alike to protect the region’s forests. The post Cargill Pledges $30m to Fight Deforestation in Brazil’s Imperiled Cerrado Region...

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Vestaron Closes $40m Series B for Peptide-based Biopesticide with “Proven Modes of Action Unlike Microbials,” says CEO

Vestaron wants farmers to know that its peptide-based products are different from existing microbial products, offering more consistent efficacy with the same environmental benefits. The post Vestaron Closes $40m Series B for Peptide-based Biopesticide with “Proven Modes of Action Unlike Microbials,” says CEO appeared first on AgFunderNews.

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10 Minutes With Alexis Ohanian on Why He’s Investing in FoodTech & Agtech

In the wake of his firm Initialized Capital's investment in produce marketplace Silo, we caught up with the Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian to find out more his views on foodtech and agtech. The post 10 Minutes With Alexis Ohanian on Why He’s Investing in FoodTech & Agtech appeared first on...

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Paying for a Summer Vacation: Your 3 Best Options

Summer is here and vacations are calling. Whether you’re dreaming of an exotic trip or a weekend getaway, it can get pricey fast. Wondering if you can afford a summer vacation, and if so, what’s the best way to pay for it? Estimate the Cost and Adjust As Necessary Last...

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Reasons Why People Choose to Invest in Senior Housing

Once you know and understand the basics of senior housing as an investment opportunity, it is clear why some people see this type of real estate as an attractive area to invest in. Additionally, senior housing is recognized within real estate portfolios as a way to diversify across other core...

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Is UK eGrocer Ocado’s $22m Vertical Farming Investment a Bargain? – updated

A $100m Series B round for Germany's Infarm soon eclipsed Ocado's deal with JCB and 80 Acres. But has the UK eGrocer got a good deal? The post Is UK eGrocer Ocado’s $22m Vertical Farming Investment a Bargain? – updated appeared first on AgFunderNews.

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Eshwar Inapuri, InnaMed

InnaMed was really the brainchild of you and your co-founder. Any secrets to finding a great partner? My co-founder Anup Singh and I met while at UPenn. We were both working on our degree—him biophysics and me bioengineering—and we happened to be in the s...

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BREAKING: Indigo Launches Carbon Market to Incentivize Farmers to Transition to Regenerative Agriculture

Indigo Agriculture has unveiled its latest initiative, and it’s the most ambitious yet; the Boston-based agtech startup wants to reverse climate change. The post BREAKING: Indigo Launches Carbon Market to Incentivize Farmers to Transition to Regenerative Agriculture appeared first on AgFunderNews.

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Is UK eGrocer Ocado’s $22m Vertical Farming Investment a Bargain?

A $100m Series B round for Germany's Infarm soon eclipsed Ocado's deal with JCB and 80 Acres. But has the UK eGrocer got a good deal? The post Is UK eGrocer Ocado’s $22m Vertical Farming Investment a Bargain? appeared first on AgFunderNews.

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Farmhands: Meet The Forbes Under 30 Founders Revolutionizing Agriculture

The post Farmhands: Meet The Forbes Under 30 Founders Revolutionizing Agriculture appeared first on iSelect Fund.

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InFarm Joins Vertical Farming Pantheon With Titanic $100m Series B

Berlin-based portable vertical farm startup InFarm on Tuesday disclosed a vast Series B raise of $100 million, bringing its total funding to over $134 million. The raise dramatically eclipsed the big vertical farming news from Britain’s Ocado, which had forked out $22m just a day before as part of a...

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Berry Picking Robot Hank Could be Perfectly Timed for Brexit Britain

Hank’s appearance on the British crop scene appears to be perfectly timed, with many UK farmers currently preparing for life without a steady flow of European Union (EU) fruit pickers and other seasonal workers. The post Berry Picking Robot Hank Could be Perfectly Timed for Brexit Britain appeared first on...

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BREAKING: Ÿnsect Secures €20m Grant from EU to Make France an Industrial Bug Hub

Paris-based insect farming venture Ÿnsect has been awarded a €20 million grant from the European Commission and a €3.7 billion European public-private partnership to build an industrial-size facility in northern France. The post BREAKING: Ÿnsect Secures €20m Grant from EU to Make France an Industrial Bug Hub appeared first on...

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How to Overcome the Challenges and Reap the Benefits of Two-Sided Marketplaces

Some of the most successful companies in the world today are two-sided marketplaces: Consider those which are household names, such as Amazon, Uber and Airbnb, as well as niche power players, like Zenefits, Upwork and Seamless. All have had a disruptive impact within their respective industries. The post How to Overcome the...

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Baby Boomer Post-Recession Migration: Where Are Older People Moving To and From?

Seniors have traditionally been more sedentary than younger people. They tend to move less often, but when they move they often make drastic changes. For instance, some seniors, after retirement, may decide to move from the city to the country. The post Baby Boomer Post-Recession Migration: Where Are Older People...

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Why Investors Are Flocking to The Indianapolis Housing Market in 2019

What’s the best compliment you can pay a real estate market?

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Investing in Office Real Estate

The office building asset class is one of the four major commercial real estate asset classes, alongside multifamily, retail, and industrial. Office buildings can range from high-rise multi-tenant structures in urban cores to suburban office parks to exurban single-tenant buildings that might be built to suit a specific lessee. This...

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UK Supermarket Sainsbury’s Chews Over What Food Will Be Like in 2169, And It’s Kind of Bonkers

As part of its 150th birthday celebrations this year, the British supermarket giant J Sainsbury has released its Future of Food Report, which chews over what our food systems will be like in 2025, then in 2050 — and finally, with an act of somewhat extraordinary ruminating — in 2169....

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Picking the Right Accelerator for Your Startup

In order to get the most out of a startup accelerator program, choosing the right accelerator for your business is essential. Continue reading →

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Sign Up for Investor Webinar to Learn More about FoodTech & Agtech CoInvestment Fund III

Join us in investing in the food revolution! The post Sign Up for Investor Webinar to Learn More about FoodTech & Agtech CoInvestment Fund III appeared first on AgFunderNews.

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ADM Capital Leads $5m Round for Moleaer Expecting Boom in Nanobubble Tech for Indoor Ag

Nanobubbles -- yes, that's teeny tiny bubbles, can boost indoor farming and aquaculture yields, can be used in water treatment, preventing dangerous algal blooms and can aid waste and filtration systems as well as other industries like mining. The post ADM Capital Leads $5m Round for Moleaer Expecting Boom in...

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