Cleantech crowdfunding

A new crowdfunding platform allows everyone to invest in renewable energy and cleantech ventures.

Amy Cortese


social impact accelerators

Incubators and accelerators have long boosted tech startups. A new crop aim to help startups have a positive impact.

Lynn Freehill-Maye Showcase

Insta Slim

Well cowboys, isn’t about time to corral that gut gone wild and look rodeo ready? Better yet, invest in this family-run business, formed in 2010, that manufactures in the USA. Help bring body shaping for men into the mainstream! (view offering here)


This women-owned site is a one-stop shopping hub for interior designers, offering only-to-the-trade furniture and decor items. It’s a $68.5 billion market that’s decidedly low-tech and ripe for disruption. (view offering here)



A mobile app that instantly identifies plants, flowers and trees? Genius! Snap a photo and learn its name, whether it’s edible, and much more. Ideal for gardeners and anyone interested in being on a first name basis with their environment. (view this offering)

Rayton Solar

Solar power is on the rise. This California-based solar company has married particle accelerator technology with solar energy manufacturing to create cost-effective electricity. (view offering here)


Cannabis lover? LEAF’s brown thumb-resistant design allows for year-round, odor-free growing, in a unit the size of a beer fridge. Smart-phone controlled…so you, uh, don’t forget. (view this offering)


Women You Should Fund

With a ready-made audience, Women You Should Fund joins the ranks of crowdfunding sites for women.

Anne Field
JOBS Act progress

Now that all of the pieces have gone into effect, we can begin to take the full measure of the law. Is it living up to its promises?

Locavesting Staff


barriers to capital

Lenders are creating new models to fund underserved entrepreneurs, but escaping the confines of conventional finance isn't easy.

Sarah Trent

In Action

A Lighthearted Intro to State Crowdfunding