Real Estate Crowdfunding Stays Hot as RealtyShares Raises $10M

Wednesday, April 8 Top Stories Visit Our Site Follow Like RSS RealtyShares Raises $10M in Series A Round — RealtyShares, a real estate crowdfunding platform for accredited investors, announced yesterday that it’s raised $10 million in a Series A round from Menlo Ventures and General Catalyst Partners. The company has …

The First Year of Equity Crowdfunding in Italy

Italy’s First Year of Equity Crowdfunding — italy was the first country in europe to enact crowdfunding legislation on a national level. One year on, how has crowdfunding fared? Alessandro Lerro writes in to recap the past year in equity crowdfunding, and shares some stats from the successful campaigns. OTHER …

Lending Club Records a $1B Quarter

Lending Club?s Billion-Dollar Quarter [Infographic] — Lending Club, one of the leading peer-to-peer lending platforms around, announced last week that it recorded its first billion-dollar quarter. The company has now facilitated over $5 billion dollars in loans since it was founded back in 2007. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS OurCrowd Hits $60M in …

LeVar Burton’s Reading Rainbow Campaign Breaks Kickstarter Record, Raises $5.4M

op Stor LeVar Burton?s Reading Rainbow Breaks Kickstarter Record — LeVar Burton’s Reading Rainbow campaign got off to such a great start that it seemed like it was only a matter of time before it broke some sort of a record. Indeed, that’s just what took place on Monday, as …

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 …

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 …

RocketHub and FreshDirect Turn to the Crowd to Find the Next Big Food Thing

RocketHub and FreshDirect Partner Up to Find the ‘Next Big Food Thing’ — What’s in a (brand) name? A lot, RocketHub is betting. The crowdfunding platform has previously partnered with the likes of A&E and Dodge, and are currently running a food experiment with FreshDirect. We speak with ceo and co-founder …