CDP: US Utilities Now Pricing Carbon as Part of Core Business Strategy

June 30, 2014 NEW METRICS CDP: US Utilities Now Pricing Carbon as Part of Core Business Strategy In response to increasing recognition of climate risk, fresh insights into how a price on carbon pollution might benefit companies and the US economy as a whole were released Friday in a new …

SMARTPLANET DAILY: Solar Roadways funding nears $2 million

  MANAGE | READ ONLINE | PREVIOUS   SmartPlanet Daily A DAILY BRIEFING OF THE NEWEST STORIES ON SMARTPLANET, FIVE DAYS A WEEK. June 06, 2014 FROM THE DESK OF … Halfway through their crowdfunding campaign, Solar Roadways has already doubled their funding goal and broken the Indiegogo record for …

Crowdsourcing.org – Fundrise Announces $31M Funding Round

Wednesday, May 28 Top Stories Visit Our Site Follow Like RSS Fundrise Announces $31M Funding Round — Fundrise, the Washington, DC-based equity crowdfunding platform for real estate projects, announced this morning that it closed a $31 million funding round. The round was led by Chinese social networking site Renren, CEO …

Democratizing Real Estate Investments

Democratizing Real Estate Investments  Newsletter 2nd Issue May 20, 2014 Editor’s Desk Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs: First-ever Crowdfunding Effort for an Existing Hotel The hotel industry in the US has been influenced by the emerging real estate crowdfunding industry. Individual investors are given opportunities to upgrade and renovate hotel rooms, and …

CircleUp Launches ‘Circles,’ Diversified Funds for Consumer Goods Companies

Wednesday, May 7 Top Stories Visit Our Site Follow Like RSS CircleUp Launches Diversified Funds for Consumer Product Companies — CircleUp, an equity crowdfunding platform for consumer goods companies, announced last week the launch of diversified investment funds, which it calls ‘Circles.’ Circles come in two varieties: investor led and …

OurCrowd Raises $25M, Largest Investment in an Equity Crowdfunding Platform Yet

Wednesday, April 30 Top Stories Visit Our Site OurCrowd Closes $25M Series B Round — OurCrowd, the Israel-based equity crowdfunding platform for accredited investors, announced earlier this week that it raised a $25 million Series B private funding round. The company claims this is the largest investment in an equity …

Platform Launches to Crowdfund Agricultural Campaigns

  Harvest Funders Hopes to Power Agricultural Campaigns — While most of the popular crowdfunding campaigns are glitzy gadgets or creative projects, the new funding method can be used for much more. We profile Harvest Funders, a crowdfunding platform for agriculture. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS The Advantages of Crowdsourced Testing We reached …

Kickstarter Begins Accepting Projects from the Netherlands

Wednesday, April 9 Top Stories Visit Our Site Follow Like RSS Kickstarter Opens Up to Creatives in the Netherlands — Kickstarter announced on Monday that it’s opening up to creatives from the netherlands. It’s a big step forward for the platform, which had previously only been available to those in several English-speaking countries. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS …

Suitpossum: Post-crisis Adventures in Financial Subversion

Suitpossum: Post-crisis Adventures in Financial Subversion LSFA: Building a financial hackerspace in 3 phases Posted: 30 Mar 2014 03:41 PM PDT     Over the last 5 years I’ve been working on ways to break down the oppressive wall of mystique that shrouds global finance, and to experiment with methods …

Energy Self-Reliant States: Could Minnesota’s “Value of Solar” Make Everyone a Winner?

Last week, Minnesota’s utility regulators approved the first state “value of solar” methodology – could it make everyone a winner? Also, I’m off to testify on a bill in Minnesota to study greater energy freedom for cities; specifically, to require a study of community choice aggregation, or as I refer to it, “municipalization …