Real Estate Crowdfunding Stays Hot as RealtyShares Raises $10M

Jay OwenCrowdfunding

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 … – Fundrise Announces $31M Funding Round

Jay OwenCrowdfunding

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

Jay OwenCrowdfunding

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 …

Kickstarter Begins Accepting Projects from the Netherlands

Jay OwenCrowdfunding

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 …

China’s Plan to Clean Up Air in Cities Will Doom the Climate, Scientists Say

Jay OwenEarth Systems Science

Exclusively on InsideClimate News, This Year’s Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting   Harper Govt Makes Moves to Silence Canada’s Leading Environmental Groups In both the United States and Canada, pipelines and President Obama has encouraged tar sands policies. Read more.   China’s Plan to Clean Up Air …

Florida Trend – Daily Pulse: Venture capital investing up in Florida

Jay OwenSRI/ESG News

Top Stories for Thursday, December 19, 2013 Venture capital investing up in Florida In the past year, venture capital investments in Florida businesses increased by 45 percent, but the state still lags on a per capita basis. Record numbers expected for holiday travel Tourism officials expect this to be the busiest-ever …

GE Ventures Embraces Crowdfunding with OurCrowd Partnership

Jay OwenCrowdfunding

Wednesday, November 6 Top Stories Visit Our Site Follow Like RSS GE Ventures Embraces Crowdfunding, Partners with OurCrowd — Earlier this week, another big player joined the crowdfunding ranks, as Israeli platform OurCrowd announced that it has signed a co-investment agreement with GE Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of GE. According to … Luis von Ahn’s Duolingo Makes Splash with CNN, BuzzFeed Partnerships

Jay OwenCrowdfunding

Wednesday, October 16 Top Stories Visit Our Site Follow Like RSS Duolingo Community Now Translating CNN, BuzzFeed Articles — Crowdsourcing translation and language learning company Duolingo announced this week that it’s partnering up with media outlets CNN and BuzzFeed to translate content into French, Spanish, and Portuguese. We take a look at Duolingo’s …

Is the European Commission on Track to Develop EU Crowdfunding Rules?

Jay OwenCrowdfunding

  Wednesday, October 9 Top Stories Visit Our Site Follow Like RSS   European Commission Soliciting Comments on Crowdfunding — We look into the latest move by the European Commission, a legislative body, to solicit comments on crowdfunding, and why the move is not necessarily a big deal, just yet. …

IBM’s Internal Crowdfunding Initiative Promotes Employee Innovation

Jay OwenCrowdfunding

Wednesday, September 25 Top Stories Visit Our Site Follow Like RSS IBM’s Internal Crowdfunding Rewards Employee Innovation — We take a look at an internal IBM program that makes use of crowdfunding to help Big Blue stay innovative. The initiative was first implemented during summer 2012. Since then, it’s been tried at two …