Raising Capital

employee-owned

Impact investors may be scarce, but CDFIs, private equity and one committed bank support employee-owned firms.

Anne Field

Spotlight

Regulatory sandboxes

Brian Knight of the Mercatus Center explores the idea of creating state-based safe zones for financial innovation.

Brian Knight

Investibule.co 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)

DesignerInc

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)

 

PlantSnap

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)

LEAF

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)

Raising Capital

social innovator's dilemma

A report by Echoing Green explores the challenges faced by early stage social enterprises looking for funding.

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

Spotlight

community-based marketing

Jonny Price of Kiva U.S. shares insights about his team's experience with mass marketing and why they shifted to a community-driven approach.

Amy Cortese

In Action

A Lighthearted Intro to State Crowdfunding