Topics Under Category: "Crowdfunding"

SCotty's Brewhouse crowdfunding

A Crowdfunding Exit in Indiana as Scotty’s Brewhouse is Acquired

Amy Cortese | March 15, 2017

Scotty’s Brewhouse in Indiana has become the first intrastate crowdfunding exit. After raising money through Indiana’s intrastate crowdfunding exemption in 2014, Scotty’s Brewhouse, a chain of 18 brewpubs founded 20 years ago, recently agreed to be acquired by a private equity firm for an undisclosed sum.  Scotty’s raised just a small amount of its total […]

Cheryl Clements, crowdfunding platform PieShell

PieShell Helps Food Entrepreneurs Raise Funding, Step by Step

Amy Cortese | February 27, 2017

Food and crowdfunding: a winning combo, right? Actually, many food-related campaigns fail. On Kickstarter, for example, just 25% of crowdfunding campaigns for food-related projects are successful. Food ventures can get lost on big platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, where tech gadgets, video games and art projects rule. And many food entrepreneurs are not prepared for [...]
minorities crowdfunding

Minorities Lag in Crowdfunding, Study Says

Locavesting Staff | February 20, 2017

Women and minority entrepreneurs have long been at a disadvantage when it comes to raising seed and growth capital for their ventures. That’s one reason why there was so much excitement about the JOBS Act. By cutting out the gatekeepers and allowing entrepreneurs to appeal directly to their communities and the general public, investment crowdfunding […]

Vermont intrastate crowdfunding portal Milk Money,

Intrastate Crowdfunding Portal Plugs a Gap for Early Stage Capital in Vermont

Amy Cortese | February 1, 2017

Janice Shade was trying to grow her natural products company when she met Louisa Schibli, a blogger who was intrigued by Shade’s attempts to create a community-supported enterprise. The two Vermonters hit it off and vowed to start a company together someday. When the state’s intrastate crowdfunding exemption, the Vermont Small Business Offering Exemption (VSBO), was […]

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5 Tips for a Successful Regulation Crowdfunding Campaign

Locavesting Staff | January 18, 2017

Thinking of raising money through crowdfunding? Since the rules for Regulation Crowdfunding went into effect last May, 186 entrepreneurs have launched campaigns, attracting a total of $19 million in investment by year end. Crowdfund Capital Advisors (CCA) recently crunched the numbers to come up with some insights about what makes a successful campaign. Here are […]

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Slow and Steady Does it for Regulation Crowdfunding

Locavesting Staff | January 13, 2017

It wasn’t quite the fireworks that some had hoped for, but Regulation Crowdfunding closed the year with a respectable showing.  In 2016, 186 companies launched Reg CF campaigns, attracting $19 million in capital commitments, according to year-end data compiled by Crowdfund Capital Advisors (CCA). Investor interest and investment have increased steadily since the law went […]

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Crowdfunding: What’s in Store for 2017?

Locavesting Staff | December 29, 2016

Year-end predictions are always a dicey game, and that’s especially true as we close out a tumultuous year that turned conventional wisdom (and decorum) on its head. But there’s one thing we can say with a modicum of assurance: crowdfinance will continue to pick up steam in 2017, especially in a deregulatory environment. At Locavesting, […]

Vestlo Illinois crowdfunding

VestLo Sees Opportunity for Intrastate Crowdfunding in Illinois

Amy Cortese | December 1, 2016

Intrastate crowdfunding is starting to heat up in Illinois. VestLo, the state’s first official intrastate crowdfunding platform, launched its maiden offering earlier this month, with more planned for January. And the founders have been accepted into a Chicago-based incubator, which is leading to new connections and growth opportunities. “Illinois companies are hungry for growth capital […]

A Crowdfunding Site for Women Entrepreneurs That Pays it Forward

Anne Field | November 22, 2016

During many years spent shivering in the stands while watching her kids play on one sports team or another, Maria Valente wished there were a way to get a cup of coffee or hot chocolate without leaving the game. Talking to another young mom, she realized she was not alone in that simple desire. That’s […]

slava rubin, indiegogo

Crowdfunding Pioneer Indiegogo Makes Its Move Into Equity Crowdfunding

Amy Cortese | November 17, 2016

Indiegogo threw its hat into the investment crowdfunding ring on Tuesday, ending months of suspense. The company, which pioneered the rewards-based crowdfunding market in 2008, immediately became the 800-pound gorilla in the fledgling market. To date, more than $1 billion has been raised from 9 million backers for rewards-based campaigns on the site. Now, in […]