Investment Crowdfunding News

Here’s some recent investment crowdfunding news from around the ecosystem, including from the blogs of the 123 platforms in our database of crowdfunded and alternative investment platforms.

The Impact COVID-19 Is Having on Private Lending Capital Markets

Lenders without capital are like boats without water. The change in environment doesn’t change their nature, but it does affect their ability to function as intended. 

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SwineTech raises $5m Series A1 to take sow midwifery into the digital age - AgFunderNews

There’s a certain level of intuition and experience it takes to know when a sow needs help that this startup is hoping to digitize.

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How Iowa’s startup ecosystem is supporting agtech startups - AgFunderNews

Iowa agtech is on the rise. As the nation’s leading state for corn, pork, eggs, and renewable fuels, it is no secret that Iowa is a world leader in ag.

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SoftBank CEO Son predicts bankruptcy for 15 Vision Fund portfolio cos

The Japanese company's Vision Fund has invested in several agrifood businesses worldwide, including Plenty, Zume, and DoorDash.

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3 Reasons To Choose Real Estate Investment Funds - HappyNest App

The vast majority of investors plan to increase their allocation of capital to real estate within the next two years. Actively managed real estate funds can give investors more affordable options and opportunities for their investment. What benefits can these funds provide you with as an investor? Here are three...

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Swiggy banks $43m funding from Samsung and Tencent

Swiggy will use the capital to expand beyond its core offering of on-demand food delivery, while archrival Zomato is also securing funds.

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DeHaat raises $12m in Sequoia-led Series A for its 'full-stack' ag platform

Netherlands development bank FMO also participated in the round alongside existing DeHaat investors Omnivore and AgFunder.

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Investor Intro Webinar – Q1 2020 - EQUITYMULTIPLE

EquityMultiple’s Associate Director of Investor Relations, Rada Milenovici, and Investor Relations Analyst Caroline Angelini discuss the platform; EquityMultiple’s history and track record; upcoming product launches; and how we deliver on our promise of making real estate investing simple, transparent, and accessible for accredited investors. This Investor Webinar also touches on...

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A quick look at the impact of Covid-19 on fresh produce and ag commodity prices - AgFunderNews

Covid-19 is impacting much more than restaurants and grocery stores; farmworkers, logistics suppliers and more are struggling to keep up and it's impacting the supply of fresh produce and staples. Here's a look at the impact on pricing for a few food and ag products.

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The CARES Act for Small Businesses Explained | StartEngine

The government is providing loans to help small businesses. Let's breakdown how the loans work and who is eligible to receive them.

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Chinese tech's 'Big Three' BAT rowed back on agrifood funding last year

BAT (Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent) may have invested less in agrifood startups in 2019 than in previous years - but they're still betting big on the sector.

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These two tests for African Swine Fever could help pigs continue to fly - AgFunderNews

Flying efforts to bring pigs into China and other importing countries could be thwarted by increasing Covid-19-related travel and export restrictions making testing technologies even more important if the pork industry wants to survive the continued spread of the deadly ASF virus.

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Chilibeli raises $10m to turn Indonesian housewives into produce sellers

Chilibeli's agent network gives housewives the opportunity to re-sell fresh farm produce in their local communities at competitive prices.

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NASAA Cautions About Fraud During COVID-19 Crisis, Reaffirms Opposition to Expansion of Accredited Investor Definition

Last week, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) cautioned an SEC Committee about the potential for fraud during the COVID-19 outbre

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The History of Comics Grading — Mythic Markets Blog: Investing in Pop Culture & Alternative Assets

As a medium, comic books have had an eventful history. Over the last hundred years or so their public perception has gone from discount entertainment for children, to a niche artform built on long-form storytelling, to now being part of America’s cultural foundation - and a valuable part at that....

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American Farmland Trust launches Farmer Relief Fund to fuel local food systems - AgFunderNews

Small farmers reliant on restaurant and direct-to-consumer sales are feeling the financial impact of Covid-19 with little end in sight.

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Invest in Startups | Equity Crowdfunding | MicroVentures

MicroVentures is an investment platform that combines Venture Capital and Equity crowdfunding — allowing you invest in early and late stage investment opportunities.

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EXCLUSIVE: Calculating soil moisture from space earns VanderSat fresh funding from impact investor

Dutch company VanderSat's technology is kind of out of this world; measuring and mapping the soil's moisture from a constellation of satellites in space using "passive microwave" technology, accompanied by a lot of complex mathematics to make sense of the data.

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Agri-foodtech VCs assess Covid-19's impact on the sector and portfolios

As global venture capital is poised for a downturn, agri-foodtech VCs observe the sector's resilience and creativity amid near-term uncertainty.

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CARES Act Gives Real Estate a Booster Shot

The constraints on real estate development are related to labor, equipment, and regulation. The current crisis won’t be a big help with any of these, but it also isn’t much of a hindrance. It’s unclear how tax benefits will spur more or faster development, but the money is on the...

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Success during Covid-19: Plant-based investor Kale United raises €350k in one day from 125 investors - AgFunderNews

With nearly €600k in cash, the investment group plans to make 10 investments before raising $2m-$4m in Q4. It's also looking for acquisitions of brands that might struggle during the crisis.

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Darren Grenia, Julian Mohamed & Roxane Mollicchi, Wandering Barman

How did you meet? Darren: Julian and I owned a restaurant a few years back. We hired Roxane to work for us and quickly knew she was the boss. She was managing the place in no time. What were you looking for in your co-founder(s)? Darren: I believe it’s ......

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Justin Potts, Avenify

What did you do before Avenify? I actually worked at Republic—I started in September 2018 and left in late January 2019. I came from Product Hunt, where I was managing their social media accounts and various marketing experiments. Before that, I was co-fo...

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Luckin Coffee, MissFresh among China's biggest agrifood deals of 2019

Luckin Coffee scored one of China's top agrifoodtech startup fundings just before its May IPO, while e-grocer MissFresh landed the country's biggest deal.

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How To Finance and Purchase Multiple Rental Properties

Learn the ins and outs of your financing options so that you can make the right choice when funding your next rental investment.

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How to Find a Real Estate Mentor Who Will Set You Up for Success

Knowledge, experience, and insight: Find out why the right mentor just may hold the key to your investment success.

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The Charleston Real Estate Market: Still a Good Investment in 2020?

Beauty, charm, history, and a hot rental market. Find out why Charleston is a great choice for your investment dollars.

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What's Attracting Investors to Nashville's Real Estate Market in 2020?

Find out what Music City's hot market can mean for your investment dollar -- and what lies ahead for this iconic Southern city.

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Art: The Alternative Real Asset - Masterworks

The recent global turmoil has led many investors to reconsider real assets as part of their portfolio allocation. Real, or sometimes called tangible assets, include...

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The Columbia, SC Real Estate Market: Stats & Trends for 2020

Learn how Columbia SC's stable market and consistent growth translates into great opportunity for your investment dollar.

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The Jersey City Real Estate Market: Stats & Trends for 2020

Find out why the prospects for the Jersey City rental market are looking great -- both short and long-term.

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7 critical factors to scaling regenerative agriculture - AgFunderNews

Scaling regenerative agriculture is a means to increase farmers’ profits, sequester over 1 trillion tons of carbon, and build resilient economies.

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Sharestates Launches Margin Call Relief Program

"As one of the visionaries leading the frontier of the Crowdfunding movement, our capital markets team has been working around the clock with local and

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Indonesian ag marketplace TaniHub banks $17m in fresh funding

TaniHub provides e-commerce, logistics, and financing services to smallholders, helping them sell produce to over 120,000 business and retail customers.

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The Top 20 Innovative Food Deals of 2019 - AgFunderNews

Alternative protein had a blockbuster year in 2019, doubling its 2018 funding dollars to $1 billion.

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Southeast Asian VCs band together to '#SupportStartups' amid Covid-19

#SupportStartups will aggregate discounts, offers, and promotions from regional startups to drive traffic and boost revenues during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Could COVID action spur climate action? Packaged food company Planet FWD thinks so. - AgFunderNews

The brand recently raised a $2.7m seed round for its private-label snack line and platform helping other companies identify ingredients grown with regenerative practices.

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What Are The Best Real Estate Markets for Cash Flow?

Find out why cash flow is the superior measure of your success -- and what markets you can count on now to maximize it.

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Introducing the Note Token, a digital security

Announcing the Note Token, a new digital security that will pay out dividends to holders if and when parts of the Republic Ecosystem earn certain revenue.

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Swedish startup woos investors with "algae tech" for the aquaculture sector - AgFunderNews

The women-led algae-focused startup is tackling wastewater in aquaculture while selling a silica extract to multiple industries.

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Mr. Wonderful Joins StartEngine | StartEngine

Renowned businessman and investor Kevin O'Leary has joined StartEngine as a Strategic Advisor and a shareholder.

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Coca-Cola affiliate Amatil X invests in Travis Kalanick-backed startup

Amatil X has invested in Indonesia's Kargo Technologies, a 'truck-hailing' platform that also counts the former Uber CEO's VC firm as an investor.

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Are Real Estate Investing Apps Good Tools for Beginners? - HappyNest App

Real estate investing is an excellent way to create residual income, improve your financial picture, and generate passive income for yourself.

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COVID-19 Updates - EQUITYMULTIPLE

Frequent updates from EquityMultiple staff regarding the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.

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India's CureFit raises $110m from Temasek, Unilever

CureFit users can order health-conscious meals, groceries, and supplements through the Bengaluru startup's wellness marketplace.

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DiMuto scores funding to take its supply chain visibility tech global

The Singaporean startup's blockchain platform offers enhanced supply chain visibility to the fruit industry - and it has Latin America in its sights.

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Satellite data uncovers 11 million acres of illegal farms in 'Europe's breadbasket' - AgFunderNews

A recent study from EOS Crop Monitoring identified millions of acres of "shadow" farmland in Ukraine, offering a case study on satellite data's value in agriculture.

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A Founder’s Guide to Navigating COVID-19 | SeedInvest

The COVID-19 crisis is developing rapidly and there’s no way to know what the future holds, but we can look to history to help answer these questions.

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