No equity here. A new crowdfunding site focuses on revenue-generating small and midsize businesses.

Amy Cortese


Bay Area Black owned Business

BAOBAD supports the Bay Area's black owned businesses and taps into the community's spending power.

Rani Langer-Croager Showcase


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)


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)


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)

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)


Native American crowdfunding

Native American Natural Foods created a new snack category using an ancient recipe. Then the big guys noticed.

Amy Cortese
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


Eight reasons why intrastate crowdfunding is better for local businesses and their communities.

Locavesting Staff

In Action

A Lighthearted Intro to State Crowdfunding