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.

New Program: Bring Your Own Property to Roofstock’s Marketplace

There are a lot of compelling reasons to invest in single-family rental (SFR) homes, now more than ever. SFRs are one of the fastest growing segments of the U.S. housing market and, according to 2018 data from John Burns Real Estate Consulting, have historically shown strong, stable cash flows —...

Read More
www.technologyreview.com

A company hoping to list an ETF has reported to US financial regulators that around 95% of all Bitcoin trading volume has been faked by exchanges.

Read More
BREAKING: Precision Grain Elevator Tech, Beer-Focused Food Waste Reduction, and an Innovative Beverage Startup Claim Top Prizes at FoodBytes! SF

Bushel, Shaka Tea, and Toast Ale won awards at yesterday’s FoodBytes! pitch competition in San Francisco for their sustainable products and technologies that increase agricultural efficiency, feature Hawaiian antioxidant beverages, and fight food waste. The post BREAKING: Precision Grain Elevator Tech, Beer-Focused Food Waste Reduction, and an Innovative Beverage Startup...

Read More
Flip Tips: Who are the Best Partners in Your Real Estate Investment Network?

LendingHome’s monthly blog series, Flip Tips: Advice Straight From the Experts, asks top-of-mind questions from house flippers and features answers from our most successful customers. We hope you enjoyed our previous Flip Tips article where we asked real estate investors how they find investment properties. In this month’s Flip Tips:...

Read More
Common vs. Preferred: Pros and Cons in Private Equity

There are two types of equity: preferred and common. You should understand the differences between the two to fully weigh the pros and cons of each. Note that there are no absolutes in private equity. Issuing stock often involves negotiated … Continue reading → The post Common vs. Preferred: Pros...

Read More
Geltor Unveils First Biodesigned Human Collagen for Skincare Market

The post Geltor Unveils First Biodesigned Human Collagen for Skincare Market appeared first on iSelect Fund.

Read More
PeerStreet Named as A Best Place to Work in Los Angeles

This week we were honored to see that the USA Today announced PeerStreet had won Comparably’s 2019 Culture Awards for both the “Best Places to Work in Los Angeles” and “Best Outlook for 2019.” PeerStreet’s recognition by Comparably is one of several award wins by our company in the past...

Read More
Pontifax AgTech Achieves 2nd Exit as Precision Biosciences IPOs with $870m Valuation

Pontifax AgTech targets returns of three times its investments and sources close to the deal said it is likely the Precision Biosciences exit will come close. The post Pontifax AgTech Achieves 2nd Exit as Precision Biosciences IPOs with $870m Valuation appeared first on AgFunderNews.

Read More
PeerStreet Named in Best Places to Work in Los Angeles and Best Company Outlook by Comparably’s 2019 Culture Awards

LOS ANGELES, Calif.–March 28, 2019– PeerStreet, a marketplace for investing in real estate backed loans, is honored to announce that it has won Comparably’s 2019 Culture Awards in multiple categories, including Best Places to Work in Los Angeles and Best Outlook for 2019. PeerStreet’s recognition by Comparably is one of...

Read More
9 Best Books on Flipping Houses

About the author: G. Brian Davis is a real estate investor who has owned dozens of investment properties over the last 15 years. He’s also the co-founder of SparkRental.com, an online resource which provides free landlord education and video series for anyone looking to build passive income from rentals. How...

Read More
The Blended Retirement System: 2018 Military Retirement Changes

Military retirement changes are happening for many of our nation’s service members in the form of a new, blended retirement system. Anyone who joined the military after January 1, 2018 was automatically enrolled in the Blended Retirement System (BRS), so it’s important to understand exactly what it is and how...

Read More
UPDATE: Aqua-Spark Invests in 2 Aquaculture Tech Startups: BioFishency’s $2.4m Series A & Molofeed

**UPDATED: MARCH 27, 13:55 ET. Added additional Aqua-Spark investment announced today, and corrected Aqua-Spark’s assets under management to €72.5m** BioFishency, an aquaculture filtration technology startup, has raised $2.4 million in funding from global seafood tech investor Aqua-Spark, The Trendlines Group and a private Chinese investor. The post UPDATE: Aqua-Spark Invests...

Read More
Shield Diagnostics announces launch of Target-NG test for antibiotic susceptibility in Neisseria gonorrhoeae

The post Shield Diagnostics announces launch of Target-NG test for antibiotic susceptibility in Neisseria gonorrhoeae appeared first on iSelect Fund.

Read More
Chicago: City of Broad Shoulders Could Still Use More Elbow Room… Maybe

While Class A rents will likely struggle to find a 2% increase this year, Class Bs are projected to gain 3% and Class Cs 4%. This is an inversion of what happened in 2018. The post Chicago: City of Broad Shoulders Could Still Use More Elbow Room… Maybe appeared first...

Read More
How THRIVE Built 2019’s Most Valuable AgriFood Tech Accelerator

THRIVE was voted Most Valuable Accelerator by the AgFunder network. It has built a platform to accelerate agrifood tech startup innovation by partnering with leading organizations and corporates across the agrifood and tech industries. The post How THRIVE Built 2019’s Most Valuable AgriFood Tech Accelerator appeared first on AgFunderNews.

Read More
Benson Hill Biosystems Acquires eMerge Genetics to Improve Nutritional Value of Crops with Gene Editing

Benson Hill Biosystems, a crop genomics platform using computational biology, predictive breeding, and gene editing technologies, announced at the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit in San Francisco last week that it acquired the assets of Schillinger Genetics, also known as eMerge Genetics. The post Benson Hill Biosystems Acquires eMerge Genetics to...

Read More
For Indoor Ag Startup Freight Farms, Competing with the Mass Market Produce Industry was Never the Plan

The Boston startup just unveiled its newest container farm, Greenery, with 70% more growing space and updated IoT technology The post For Indoor Ag Startup Freight Farms, Competing with the Mass Market Produce Industry was Never the Plan appeared first on AgFunderNews.

Read More
Breaking Down Industrial Real Estate

The industrial asset class is considered one of the four major pillars of commercial real estate, along with office, retail, and multifamily. According to Deloitte’s estimate, approximately 20% of the global commercial real estate is composed of industrial properties.  While industrial assets may not have the curb appeal of other...

Read More
Animal AgTech, The Sector’s Awkward Uncle, Proudly Struts Its Stuff In San Fran

Animal agtech is no innovation backwater as the inaugural ReThink summit focused on the sector proved last week in San Francisco. The post Animal AgTech, The Sector’s Awkward Uncle, Proudly Struts Its Stuff In San Fran appeared first on AgFunderNews.

Read More
PeerStreet Expands Loan Product Line for Private Investors

“Investors do not want to be locked up in a 30-year loan,” Crosby told Inman, adding that they are not likely to put the loan out directly to retail customers. “Now we can allow borrowers to access more capital both through our existing lender base and through our new lender...

Read More
Costco, T-Mobile, Google, Apple Ranked Among Best Places to Work with Brightest Futures

“If you look at the large companies list, you see that they are driving toward using AI, automation and machine learning,” said Jason Nazar, CEO and Founder of Comparably. “Their core business is at the forefront of a massively changing tech industry.” The post Costco, T-Mobile, Google, Apple Ranked Among Best Places...

Read More
Manshu Agarwal, Ponder

How did Ponder get started? Ponder was actually inspired by my personal experiences. At the time, I was single and getting set up on dates by friends who were introducing me to people they knew. I was also looking for a job and my friends and network reco...

Read More
BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: A Company Growing Protein On Trees Raises $20m Series D

The pongamia tree is a protein powerhouse that far outclasses the globally dominant soybean: its yields can offer as much as 10 times the beans per acre as soy, according to TerViva, which closed funding today. The post BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: A Company Growing Protein On Trees Raises $20m Series D...

Read More
Kapsera Raises €700k for Microbe Encapsulation Technology in Agrinnovation Fund’s 1st Investment

Kaspera is focused on the microbe-based biofertilizer and biopesticide markets with patented technology enabling the encapsulation of the microbes. The post Kapsera Raises €700k for Microbe Encapsulation Technology in Agrinnovation Fund’s 1st Investment appeared first on AgFunderNews.

Read More
U.S. organic wheat, corn prices start year strong

The post U.S. organic wheat, corn prices start year strong appeared first on iSelect Fund.

Read More
The 5 Golden Rules of Raising Capital

To any seasoned entrepreneur, it’s a known fact that raising capital is not only hard, but it is also a process that is time consuming and takes longer than expected. There are countless examples of entrepreneurs with proven track records struggling to secure investment. Even Steve Jobs had to call...

Read More
Top 20 Innovative Food Startups in 2018

Innovative Food is a category of agrifood tech startups encompassing novel food products and ingredients such as alternative meat - both plant-based and cell-culture-based -- insect protein, alternative sugars, and flavor enhancers. The post Top 20 Innovative Food Startups in 2018 appeared first on AgFunderNews.

Read More
The Weekly Multiple

Happy Saturday, Everyone. Each week we bring you the best of what we’re reading in industry news & market trend commentary, as well as selected material from the EquityMultiple Team. Three Ways Investors Can Increase Agility In Uncertain Markets Forbes – How investors can adjust and reduce exposure to risk...

Read More
Clear Labs & Oxford Nanopore Team up to Offer Rapid Result Food Safety Testing Technology

Food recalls are becoming common fodder in the news, from rubber pieces in chicken nuggets to multi-state outbreaks of salmonella-contaminated beef. Each year, food safety outbreaks cause 9.4 million illnesses in the US, with the average recall costing a manufacturer $15 million. The post Clear Labs & Oxford Nanopore Team...

Read More
Abu Dhabi’s $272m AgTech Commitment: Where Is All That Money Going to Go?

AgFunderNews contacted Elham Al Qasim, acting CEO of the Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO), to discuss the ins and outs. The post Abu Dhabi’s $272m AgTech Commitment: Where Is All That Money Going to Go? appeared first on AgFunderNews.

Read More
PeerStreet Crosses New Milestones

Thanks to your participation and support, we’ve reached another exciting set of milestones at PeerStreet: $2 billion transacted on the platform and over $1 billion in assets under management. These numbers matter because loan volume is integral to the health of our platform. But they aren’t our only benchmarks for...

Read More
Sharestates Recently Funded Real Estate in Chicago

Chicago, like every other major city in America, has its good attributes and bad ones. Your experience living in Chicago has a lot to do with where you live. The post Sharestates Recently Funded Real Estate in Chicago appeared first on Sharestates.

Read More
5 Things Vonnie Estes Saw at World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit This Week in San Francisco

With the growth of the event, we are hearing different voices, including changing corporate cultures and new business models. The post 5 Things Vonnie Estes Saw at World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit This Week in San Francisco appeared first on AgFunderNews.

Read More
Cultivating Agtech Leadership for Established Row Crop Leaders

One of the drags on successful agtech innovation is the under-representation of the producers’ voice, writes the Illinois Soybean Association. The post Cultivating Agtech Leadership for Established Row Crop Leaders appeared first on AgFunderNews.

Read More
PeerStreet Expands Product Line with Residential for Rent Loans

“We’re very excited to be expanding our marketplace by offering Residential for Rent loans. This is a natural progression for us as a company as we increase our volume of transactions with institutional investors,” said Brew Johnson, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of PeerStreet. “Our move into this asset class...

Read More
PeerStreet Expands Product Suite with Residential for Rent Loans

Because of the product’s long-term investment opportunity, PeerStreet said it is currently offering it to its pool of institutional investors who have an appetite for this asset class. The post PeerStreet Expands Product Suite with Residential for Rent Loans appeared first on PeerStreet is a marketplace that provides unprecedented access...

Read More
Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform PeerStreet Expands Product Line By Launching Residential for Rent Loans

“For PeerStreet’s network of private lenders, this presents an opportunity to do more business with their borrowers, in addition to attracting new customers who need long term financing rather than short term bridge loans.” The post Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform PeerStreet Expands Product Line By Launching Residential for Rent Loans...

Read More
PeerStreet Adds Residential for Rent Loan Product

esidential for Rent loans have a 30-year term so borrowers can secure long-term financing for residential rental properties. This launch is in response to key market conditions: as more people struggle to finance buying a home, the rental market has continued to grow. The post PeerStreet Adds Residential for Rent...

Read More
2019 AgFunder AgriFood Tech Innovation Awards Winners Announced

The winners of the 2019 AgFunder AgriFood Tech Innovation Awards were announced on Wednesday, March 20 at the ReThink Innovation Week in San Francisco, CA. Last year, we awarded 12 startups in 12 categories across Farm Tech, Supply Chain, and Retail & Consumer Innovation. The post 2019 AgFunder AgriFood Tech...

Read More
Why Upstart is a Great Place to Work for Women

Women at Upstart are a diverse group, representing 12 different countries and graduates of 54 different universities. What do they love about Upstart? We posed the question to our Slack channel, and here’s a sampling of what we heard. First, Superwomen! Superwomen is a grassroots organization of Upstarters who are...

Read More
Alternative Protein Startups: Let’s Get the Facts Straight about Livestock’s Carbon Footprint

The issue of livestock farming’s impact on the environment is not as clear cut as many would have you believe. In fact, many much of the data dairy and meat alternative businesses are using to market their animal-free wares are inaccurate and misleading. The post Alternative Protein Startups: Let’s Get...

Read More
EquityMultiple vs. Public Markets

The Performance of the EquityMultiple Portfolio in 2018 EquityMultiple’s cash-flowing investments returned a weighted average of 8.76% to investors in the calendar year 2018[1]. The 8.76% aggregate return for EquityMultiple’s cash-flowing investments compares favorably to indexes in a year that saw public markets roiled by volatility, particularly in Q4. For...

Read More
The Ultimate Guide to Property Valuation for Real Estate Investors

About the author: G. Brian Davis is a real estate investor who has owned dozens of investment properties over the last 15 years. He’s also the co-founder of SparkRental.com, an online resource which provides free landlord education and video series for anyone looking to build passive income from rentals. What...

Read More
PeerStreet Launches a New Asset Class

Today we’re excited to announce the launch of a new loan product for our network of lenders, Residential for Rent loans. These loans are for borrowers who are renting out a single-family residence to tenants. Because of the 30-year term nature of these loans, they are currently being offered to...

Read More
What is a Crowd SAFE?

Understanding Security Types in Equity Crowdfunding As equity crowdfunding has matured, the need for new security types has become apparent in recent years. To meet this need, the equity crowdfunding industry has turned to modifying existing security types to make … Continue reading → The post What is a Crowd...

Read More
How to Make Your Rental Property Appealing to Millennials

More Americans are renting now than at any other time in the last 50 years, according to a recent Pew Research analysis of Census Bureau housing data. That same report also found 36.6% of all households were renters in the U.S. in 2016, a significant increase from 31.2% of households...

Read More
How a Millennial Couple Invests in Real Estate with ArborCrowd

Ariella Gomolin, an investment banker, and Scott Fryman, a lawyer, shared with us what attracted them to invest in commercial real estate with ArborCrowd. Despite their impressive careers, the young married couple lacked first-hand real estate investment experience as well as the network and access necessary to make institutional quality...

Read More
Benson Hill Biosystems Acquires Schillinger Genetics, Expanding High Quality Soybean Options

The post Benson Hill Biosystems Acquires Schillinger Genetics, Expanding High Quality Soybean Options appeared first on iSelect Fund.

Read More
How to Scale Your Company | Brett Crosby

In 2014, he decided it was time to throw his hat back into the ring with another company, and became the Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of PeerStreet, a platform for investing in real estate backed loans. He crafts the company’s strategy, product and messaging. The post How to Scale...

Read More