Who says crowdfunding will scare off follow-on investors? Quite the contrary, it seems. Businesses are finding that a successful investment crowdfunding campaign can pave the way for follow-on funding from angels, venture capitalists, banks and other institutional investors. The latest—and largest—example to date: Beta Bionics, the maker of a “bionic pancreas” that was among the […]
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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 […]
Jennifer Gatewood calls herself ‘Mississippi’s Geeky Girl.’ After a career in information technology, she started Peer Elevate to “bridge a gap and lift people up.” When Mississippi enacted an intrastate crowdfunding exemption in May 2015, she saw an opportunity to create Mississippi’s first crowdfunding portal, Peer Elevate Funding. But first, there was a lot of education […]
The SEC hath delivered the rules, and they are good! They are also voluminous: the final Regulation Crowdfunding rules adopted by the S.E.C. last week spanned 685 pages. We asked Sherwood (Woodie) Neiss, a principal at Crowdfund Capital Advisors and a leader of the securities-based crowdfunding movement, to help us sort through the rules and […]
What is it about a locally brewed, hop-infused beer that makes people so eager to part with their money? Microbrewers have been crushing it in crowdfunding—both on rewards-based sites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo as well as investment crowdfunding platforms like Localstake and CraftFund. Now, a colorful Scottish brewer called Brewdog has hit a new […]