Category Archives: Equity Crowdfunding

The Scoop on Intrastate Equity Crowdfunding Exemptions

When its newly-passed legislation went live on June 1, Wisconsin became the 11th state since 2011 to pass its own intrastate equity crowdfunding exemption, allowing general solicitation of funds within state borders. These 11 states have all taken matters into … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding and Craft Beer

Back in December, Michigan joined the host of states that have preempted the completion of the JOBS act by passing their own intrastate equity crowdfunding exemption, allowing non-accredited investors to invest in startups within state lines. Five months later, Tecumseh … Continue reading

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Is Equity Crowdfunding Right for Your Organization?

To say that equity crowdfunding has exploded in the past twelve months is an understatement. Check out this Google Trends chart, which maps the frequency of web searches for ‘equity crowdfunding’: With all this web traffic, it’s easy to see … Continue reading

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Two Years Since JOBS Act Signed – Americans Still Waiting for SEC to Allow Average Citizens To Participate in Equity Crowdfunding

Over two years ago on April 5, 2012, President Obama signed the JOBS Act into law.  The goal was to support startups and  small businesses by helping them get access to capital in new ways.  While some parts of the … Continue reading

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Why You Should be Paying Attention to Real Estate Crowdfunding

When many people think about crowdfunding, they think about an effective way to fund smaller-scale projects: maybe a film, gadget or some other creative project. While you’ll still find plenty of these on Kickstarter, it is real estate that is … Continue reading

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Transactions and Evaluations in the Equity Marketplace

Equity crowdfunding has the potential to open up a wide range of opportunities to investors of all sorts. To those who are new to crowdfunding, this openness can be a cause for concern, as it is not intuitively obvious that … Continue reading

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Florida Funders Brings Launcht Equity Platform to its Members

Florida Funders – an online portal linking Florida based investors to Florida based tech entrepreneurs – recently opened an equity crowdfunding marketplace for member investors to consider and fund startup companies. Florida Funders worked with Launcht to build and launch the … Continue reading

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Following Up with Mandy Calara, CEO of CrowdFranchise

Last week, I talked to CrowdFranchise CEO and Founder Mandy Calara about his company’s recent closing on a deal to bring a crowdfunded frozen yogurt chain to Chicago. In the eyes of Calara, franchising was a natural candidate for crowdfunding because … Continue reading

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Launcht Client Closes Deal on First Crowdfunded Franchise Location

When CrowdFranchise – the web’s first marketplace for crowdfunding new franchising endeavors – launched back in December, CEO Mandy Calara had an idea that he was on to something big. “There are more franchises that are open on a yearly basis than … Continue reading

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2014: The Year Crowdfunding Got Noticed & Sparked an Economic Renaissance

Spoiler Alert:  This post contains references to things that haven’t happened yet As 2014 opened most people had never contributed to a crowdfunding project.  In fact, lots of people had not even heard of crowdfunding, Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or the hundreds … Continue reading

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