Category Archives: Localstake

What’s a Successful Crowdfunding Exit, Anyway?

Exits. The stuff that crowdfunding investor dreams are made of. Or not? A story we ran recently has prompted us to think more about this topic. It was about the acquisition of Scotty’s Brewhouse, a mini-chain of midwestern brewpubs that is one of the few crowdfunded companies (in this case through Indiana’s intrastate exemption) to […]

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

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 […]

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How To Prepare For a Successful Crowdfunding Offering

Localstake is a sponsor of Locavesting Many startups and small businesses in need of growth capital are eyeing the new crowdfunding laws, which let them raise money from lots of small investors. It’s a great new option, but can be difficult to master. A successful crowdfunding offering (like any offering aimed at retail investors) involves […]

How To Prepare For a Successful Crowdfunding Offering

Localstake is a sponsor of Locavesting Many startups and small businesses in need of growth capital are eyeing the new crowdfunding laws, which let them raise money from lots of small investors. It’s a great new option, but can be difficult to master. A successful crowdfunding offering (like any offering aimed at retail investors) involves […]

For Crowdfunders, Revenue Sharing Can Have Benefits Over Equity

Localstake is a sponsor of Locavesting When raising money through crowdfunding, one of the most important decisions entrepreneurs need to make is how to structure the offering. The appropriate structure will depend on a lot of factors, including the business’ stage of development, its performance to date, growth plans and the targeted capital source. But […]

Five Common Misperceptions About Regulation Crowdfunding

Localstake is a sponsor of Locavesting Regulation Crowdfunding has been the law of the land for a few weeks now. But if you’re still unsure whether it can help your business, you’re surely not alone. The rules surrounding this new exemption are complex, in part because it allows companies to market their securities to the […]

SEC Move Could Determine the Fate of Intrastate Crowdfunding

Will this be the year that intrastate crowdfunding catches fire? The answer may depend upon the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is considering updates to a federal rule that underlies the vast majority of intrastate crowdfunding laws. After a public comment period ends on Monday, the agency will begin deliberating on changes that could make—or […]

Crowdfunding Profile: Localstake Boosts Community Investment in the Midwest

Localstake is a securities-based crowdfunding platform with strong financial and Midwestern roots. Launched in late 2013 by a founding team of investment banking and wealth management professionals, the Indianapolis-based company has raised $4.5 million to date for 15 issuers, mostly small businesses based in the Midwest. We talk to cofounder Ryan Flynn about the company’s […]