Category Archives: Texas

NextSeed: Crowdfunding Loans for Main Street Businesses

One of the first funding portals to receive SEC approval was NextSeed. The company, founded by Youngro Lee, Abraham Chu and Bob Dunton (with team, above), had been quietly raising money for small businesses in Texas for a year. With the implementation of Title III of the JOBS Act, Houston-based NextSeed is now expanding to the […]

HTF 006: Cultivating Community Capital

Amy Pearl speaks with Youngro Lee and Abe Chu, co-founders of NextSeed, a Texas-based marketplace where “anyone can invest in local businesses and earn solid returns”.  After the recession, Youngro left his job and started Nextseed...

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Venture Exchanges Could Bring Liquidity to Small Firms And Boost The Economy

Three years after the JOBS Act was passed, making it easier for small ventures to raise capital, Congress is tackling the issue of secondary trading. The House Financial Services Committee last week floated a draft bill that would allow the creation of “venture exchanges” tailored to the needs of small companies. In many ways, the […]