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.

Investors and Food Companies Join Forces to Tackle Brazil Deforestation

Institutional investors managing over $5 trillion have joined companies including McDonald’s and Walmart to support the ‘Cerrado Manifesto,' showing the strong demand for zero-deforestation food products, writes Aarti Ramachandran. The post Investors and Food Companies Join Forces to Tackle Brazil Deforestation appeared first on AgFunderNews.

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Place-Based Impact Investing 101: How local dollars can be deployed to benefit local communities - Generocity Philly

While we have historically looked to government and philanthropy for solutions, there has been growing recognition of the vital role that traditional capital markets and private sector actors can and must play in tackling our most entrenched social and environmental crises.

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Understanding your APR

When you’re shopping for a personal loan, the first thing you’ll likely want to know is what the interest rate will be. Interest rates don’t tell you everything you need to know, because interest rates alone don’t take into account any fees you may be charged during the life of...

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Entrepreneur's Winning Secret: Use These 3 Elite Military Tactics in Business

This article originally appeared on Forbes.com on December 21, 2017. See the original publication here. Hang out with entrepreneurs long enough and you notice patterns. At StreetShares, we fund thousands of veteran-owned small businesses. I’ve noticed many successful veteran-owned small businesses are run by veterans from elite special operations units. These elite...

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AgFunder Invests in Foodtech Startup Chinova Bioworks’ $2m Round With DSM, Rhapsody

Chinova Bioworks has discovered a natural preservative for food and beverages using chitosan from mushrooms that can be customized for individual food and beverage companies. The post AgFunder Invests in Foodtech Startup Chinova Bioworks’ $2m Round With DSM, Rhapsody appeared first on AgFunderNews.

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AgriFood News: Singapore’s Largest Indoor Farm, SoftBank to Invest $750m into Pizza Robot? SWIIM Raises $3m, more

The AgriFood News Aggregator features headlines submitted each week by members of the AgFunder community through our news sharing platform #feedit. Have news to share? Post it here and engage, share, and debate with your peers in the comments section. The post AgriFood News: Singapore’s Largest Indoor Farm, SoftBank to Invest $750m into Pizza Robot?...

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BREAKING: Flagship’s Latest Venture Inari Raises $40m Series B to “Transform Plant Breeding”

The startup told AgFunderNews it will be using gene editing technology, including CRISPR Cas-9; it has CRISPR Cas-9's inventor Jennifer Doudna on its board of directors. The post BREAKING: Flagship’s Latest Venture Inari Raises $40m Series B to “Transform Plant Breeding” appeared first on AgFunderNews.

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D.C. Mobility

We created Small Change to allow everyday people to invest in real estate projects that change cities and neighborhoods for … Read More The post D.C. Mobility appeared first on Small Change.

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BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: RootWave Raises $2.5m for Herbicide Alternative

RootWave, a UK agtech startup, has created technology that enables the use of electricity to kill weeds by boiling them inside out from the root up. The post BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: RootWave Raises $2.5m for Herbicide Alternative appeared first on AgFunderNews.

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African AgriFood Tech Startups are not Waiting on Western Tech

When Albert Kure pitched his company on stage at the Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro, he knew he needed to address what many investors would see as his competition. The post African AgriFood Tech Startups are not Waiting on Western Tech appeared first on AgFunderNews.

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Enabling the Next Generation of Healthcare IT

It’s been a long time coming, but technology is finally transforming the healthcare industry, enabling functions and services that were all but unimaginable just a few years ago. Case in point: data. The post Enabling the Next Generation of Healthcare IT appeared first on iSelect Fund.

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5 B2B Lead Generation Hacks You Can Use This Summer

These lead generation hacks are straightforward enough that even the most unmotivated marketers can see ROI without having to put forth a ton of effort. Source: 5 B2B Lead Generation Hacks You Can Use This Summer The post 5 B2B Lead Generation Hacks You Can Use This Summer appeared first...

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Flywheel and Google Partner to Deliver Industry’s First Cloud-based MRI Research Center at Columbia University

Flywheel launches cloud-scale collaborative research center on Google Cloud Platform at Columbia University’s Zuckerman Institute Source: Flywheel and Google Partner to Deliver Industry’s First Cloud-based MRI Research Center at Columbia University The post Flywheel and Google Partner to Deliver Industry’s First Cloud-based MRI Research Center at Columbia University appeared first...

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CFI’s Gene Editing Coalition to develop responsible use framework

The Coalition for Responsible Gene Editing in Agriculture has established a multi-stakeholder Steering Committee to develop a framework for the responsible use of gene editing in agriculture. The steering committee, Source: CFI’s Gene Editing Coalition to develop responsible use framework The post CFI’s Gene Editing Coalition to develop responsible use...

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House Flipping Tips: How to find and work with contractors

Flipping a house is a team effort. A crucial part of most house flipping teams are general contractors, or trained home remodeling professionals who conduct and oversee residential rehabilitations and renovations. A general contractor (or GC for short) is responsible for providing all of the material, labor, equipment (such as...

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When an AgriFood Startup Pitch Competition is Truly Global, Smallholders Win

Christine Gould has been running the Thought for Food (TFF) Challenge and Summit for six years now. But this year a contest usually saturated with biotech and digital startups had an entirely different theme among its applicants. The post When an AgriFood Startup Pitch Competition is Truly Global, Smallholders Win...

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Six steps to help you network effectively in real estate

Whether you love it or hate it, networking can play a crucial role in your real estate investing business, and in your career in general. While the importance of networking probably isn’t a huge mystery, knowing how to network effectively tends to be a little less obvious. With that in...

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How to win the house: Top five things to include in a real estate offer letter

Unlike what you see in commercials, it takes more than a smile and a handshake to close the homebuying deal. First and foremost, before you make the decision, make sure you can afford the home. Take a close look at your financial status and make sure you can get pre-approved....

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Investor Q&A - Jonathan Mosney

Who is Jonathan Mosney? I’ve been investing in funds and individual stocks for about 10 years. I’m relatively inexperienced but I try to read a lot and listen to podcasts to continually educate myself about the economy and investing. I’m generally pretty conservative, taking a slow and

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Mortgage Brokers Increase Deal Flow with Correspondent Lenders Help

Correspondent lenders can serve as an extra layer of business for mortgage brokers if you understand the business model. Unlike... The post Mortgage Brokers Increase Deal Flow with Correspondent Lenders Help appeared first on Real Estate Investors Blog | Sharestates, LLC.

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Startup Technologies Making GMO Less Controversial

Despite pervasive consumer disapproval, scientists and seed companies have far from abandoned GMOs as a subject of research and development and some new approaches using GM technology could address the more pervasive consumer concerns. The post Startup Technologies Making GMO Less Controversial appeared first on AgFunderNews.

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Tips for Transitioning From the Military to the Civilian Workforce

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official opinions, policies, or positions of StreetShares or any of its affiliates. Here is the reality: at some point or another, we all get off of the military train. While a...

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Apeel Sciences Closes $70M Series C, Former Whole Foods Exec Joins Board

The investment round was led by Viking Global Investors, an American-based hedge fund based in Greenwich, Conn., with participation from Andreessen Horowitz, Upfront Ventures and S2G Ventures. The post Apeel Sciences Closes $70M Series C, Former Whole Foods Exec Joins Board appeared first on AgFunderNews.

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How to Boost Retirement Wealth Through Passive Real Estate Income

There are a number of ways to increase your retirement wealth, but one of the most effective is through passive... The post How to Boost Retirement Wealth Through Passive Real Estate Income appeared first on Real Estate Investors Blog | Sharestates, LLC.

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How much house can I afford? How much square footage should I get?

When buying your first home, deciding on the size of the home to get can be a delicate balance. Buy too much home at more than you can afford and you could end up “house poor.” Buy too little and your household quickly becomes cramped. Figuring out the best path...

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AgFunder Invests in Smart Pest Management Company Aerobotics

Aerobotics, a South African agtech company with a smart scouting platform to identify pests and diseases in tree crops, has closed a $2 million Series A. The post AgFunder Invests in Smart Pest Management Company Aerobotics appeared first on AgFunderNews.

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Who Will Come Out a Winner at FoodBytes! New York?

FoodBytes!, the startup business competition by Rabobank, a global food and agribusiness bank, is returning to New York City and startups can apply now through August 12. The post Who Will Come Out a Winner at FoodBytes! New York? appeared first on AgFunderNews.

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How Do I Find a Good Financial Advisor?

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official opinions, policies, or positions of StreetShares or any of its affiliates. Finding a good financial advisor can feel like a really intimidating process. Maybe you think you don’t have enough...

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