Topics Under Tag: "Vermont"

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With Acquisition, A New Chapter for Vermont’s Milk Money

Locavesting Staff | October 19, 2018

Milk Money, a Vermont-only crowd investing portal, has been acquired, signaling a new phase for the platform—and perhaps the intrastate crowdfunding market as well. The two-year old intrastate crowdfunding platform’s new owner is the Vermont Innovation Commons, a regional innovation hub in Burlington combining a startup accelerator, co-working space and residential units under one roof. The […]

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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 […]

A Vermont Startup Finds Its Crowdfunding Sweet Spot

Erin Pidot | April 25, 2016

When Chas Smith was looking to raise money for his Vermont-based maple beverage startup, he faced a dilemma: build community or raise lots of money fast? That’s a question being asked more and more by entrepreneurs exploring the growing range of investment crowdfunding options. Allowing your customers to invest helps to create an engaged and […]

How The JOBS Act Gets it Wrong—And DPOs Get it Right

John Katovich | March 18, 2016

The last few years have been exciting ones, as new crowdfunding laws at the state and federal level have been passed that allow people to easily invest in small, growing companies—the kind of investments that, since the Securities Act of 1933, have been the exclusive purview of accredited, or wealthy, investors. In many ways, it […]

New England States Pursue a Regional Approach to Crowdfunding

Amy Cortese | July 6, 2015

On July 1, as thoughts everywhere turned to the coming Independence Day holiday, securities regulators from New England’s six states gathered in Boston with a difference set of freedoms on their minds: how to streamline crowdfunding across their states and carve out a sensible approach to capital-raising in the region. The meeting was part of […]