VC-backed GoFundMe taps ex-White House communications director for VP role

By Iris Dorbian — 2 months ago

California-based crowdfunding site GoFundMe has hired Dan Pfeiffer as vice president of communications and policy. Pfeiffer is the former senior advisor and White House communications director for President Obama. GoFundMe is backed by Accel Partners, Greylock Partners, Technology Crossover Ventures, Iconiq Capital, Stripes Group and Meritech Capital.

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Onvest launches new invitation-only network 1000 Angels

By Iris Dorbian — 4 months ago

Investment crowdfunding platform Onevest has launched 1000 Angels, a new vehicle that will be open by invitation to accredited investors only. According to Onevest, 1000 Angels will “allow members to build their portfolios with no management fees, carried interest, capital commitments, or unpredictable capital calls.”

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Crowd Supply nabs $585K seed

By Iris Dorbian — 10 months ago

Portland, Oregon-based Crowd Supply, a crowdfunding and product development platform for hardware engineers and product designers, has secured $585,000 in seed funding. Portland Seed Fund led the round with participation from other investors that included SOSVentures and Inspiration Ventures.

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Patch of Land snaps up $23.6 mln Series A

By Iris Dorbian — 10 months ago

Patch of Land, a Los Angeles-based crowdfunding platform for real estate financing, has secured $23.6 million in Series A funding. SF Capital Group led the round with participation from Ron Suber, president of Prosper Marketplace. In addition to the funding, Neil Wolfson, president of SF Capital Group, has been added to Patch of Land’s board of directors.

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CrowdStreet fetches $800K

By Iris Dorbian — 1 year ago

Real estate crowdfunding marketplace CrowdStreet said Tuesday that it has secured $800,000 in seed funding. Green Visor Capital and Seven Peaks Ventures led the round with participation from Portland Seed Fund. In addition to the funding, Dino Vendetti, general partner at Seven Peaks Ventures, and Simon Yoo, managing partner at Green Visor Capital, have been added to the firm’s board of directors. Also, CrowdStreet has hired Ian Formigle as vice president of Investments and Steve Drew as vice president of product and marketing.

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SeedInvest attracts $4.15 mln Series A

By Iris Dorbian — 2 years ago

New York City-based equity crowdfunding platform SeedInvest has closed $4.15 million in Series A funding. According to the firm, the first $2 million in this round was raised from venture firms that included Scout Ventures, Great Oaks Venture Capital, Avenue A Ventures and Krillion Ventures. The remaining $2.15 million was raised from 42 angel investors through the SeedInvest platform.

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Branson and Levchin back crowdfunding platform Indiegogo

By Iris Dorbian — 2 years ago

San Francisco-based crowdfunding platform Indiegogo said Tuesday that it has secured new undisclosed funding from investors that include Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson and Affirm CEO Max Levchin. Other investors include Dan Benton, CEO of Andor Capital Management and Tim Draper, founding partner at Draper Fisher Jurvetson. Indiegogo is backed by Institutional Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Insight Venture Partners, MHS Capital, Metamorphic Ventures and ff Venture Capital.

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Crowdfunding platform SeedInvest nets $2 mln

By Iris Dorbian — 2 years ago

New York City-based equity crowdfunding platform SeedInvest has raised $2 million in a targeted $3 million Series A round. The investors include Scout Ventures, Great Oaks Venture Capital, Avenue A Ventures, Krillion Ventures and Archer Gray. In conjunction with the funding, Bradley Harrison, a managing partner at Scout Ventures, has been added to SeedInvest’s board of directors.

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