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SeedInvest In The Press

SeedInvest on Fox Business Risk & Reward - YouTube

Deirdre Bolton — Fox Business News — July 31, 2015

SeedInvest CEO Ryan Feit on Fox Business Risk & Reward.

Why every entrepreneur should consider a Mini-IPO | VentureBeat | by Ryan Feit

VentureBeat — June 19, 2015

Guest Title IV of the 2012 JOBS Act kicked in today. Now, the fastest growing private companies in America can conduct Mini-IPOs and raise up to $50 million from anyone.

New Rules Allow Early Adopters to Become Early Investors | TechCrunch | By James Han

TechCrunch — June 19, 2015

Were you one of the first to identify Uber as a game changer?  What about being one of the first to use Amazon or Google in the early days? If you had..

SeedInvest CEO: Investing In Startups | Mad Money | CNBC - YouTube

CNBC — June 18, 2015

Crowdfunding is a relatively new industry, but is privately held SeedInvest about to take off thanks to new regulations? » Subscribe to CNBC: http://cnb.cx/S...

New Rules Let Companies Sell Stakes to Investors of Modest Means - The New York Times

The New York Times — June 18, 2015

Complex and controversial, the regulatory change allows businesses to advertise their offerings online, giving fans a chance to buy shares.

Small Crowds Get Their Day in Investing Sun - WSJ

The Wall Street Journal — June 18, 2015

New SEC rules starting Friday allow small investors to participate in equity crowdfunding, in which startups can raise up to $50 million through online campaigns.

A new era in America's securities markets

The Economist — June 8, 2015

Sometimes revolutions have small beginnings. SeedInvest is a three-year-old company with 20 employees sharing space in a second-tier building near Wall Street. But it has positioned itself to be at the heart of a fundamental change in America’s capital markets.

SeedInvest on Product Hunt

Product Hunt — March 26, 2015

Product Hunt features the latest design, technology and startup products.

The unknown company raking in big bucks

Jim Cramer — CNBC — Feb. 23, 2015

This unknown player could be a game changer for investing. Jim Cramer goes off the tape with the SeedInvest CEO.

Zombie-Frankenstein JOBS Act 2.0 Is in the Works

Catharine Clifford — Entrepreneur — Feb. 9, 2015

President Obama signed a law more than two years ago expanding access to crowdfunding. The idea was almost universally popular in Washington.

Patch of Land Reflects On Many Firsts

JD Alois — Crowdfund Insider — Jan. 13, 2015

To show their support for the crowdfunding movement, Patch of Land partnered up with SeedInvest to raise its seed round. PoL wanted to allow early users the opportunity directly in the growth of their company. They surpassed the fundraising goal in less than two months, officially becoming the first real estate crowdfunding company in the U.S. to crowdfund itself.

2015: The Year For Angel Innovation, Growth And Returns?

Marianne Hudson — Forbes — Jan. 8, 2015

Angel investing and the startup economy has been through so many exciting changes in the last few years.  I’ve been thinking about that as the new year begins and my organization celebrates ten years of supporting angel investors.

Private Equity Year in Review: Following the crowd

Mary Ann Azevedo — Reuters — Jan. 6, 2015

Crowdfunding had a very good year. In 2014, two notable companies that started out on crowdfunding sites went on to high-profile exits. Growth on the sites was exponential.

At Harvard, Wharton, Columbia, MBA startup fever takes hold

Ethan Baron — Fortune — Jan. 4, 2015

Across the U.S., business schools are ramping up entrepreneurship programming, as students pursue dreams of lucrative innovation, and startup glory.

Prince William presents SeedInvest with 2014 Great Tech Award

Jonathan Brady — Getty Images — Dec. 12, 2014

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge presents Ryan Feit of Seed Invest with the Finance UK Trade and Industry award during the Innovation is GREAT Reception at Shutterstock headquarters in the Empire State Building on December 9, 2014 in New York City. The reception was technology themed and the winners of the GREAT Tech Awards were presented with trophies.

Start-Ups Turn to the Crowd for Financing

Sydney Ember — New York Times — Dec. 10, 2014

Kiran Lingam comments on the upcoming JOBS Act equity crowdfunding regulations in the New York Times.

SeedInvest Receives Great Tech Award from British Consulate

JD Alois — Crowdfund Insider — Oct. 14, 2014

Investment crowdfunding platform SeedInvest received a nice nod from our British friends having received a “Great Tech Award” at a ceremony this past week. The British Consulate General and the UK Trade & Investment hosted the second event of its kind where seven different innovative companies were recognized.

Startups Advertising to Raise Funding More Than VC Firms Are, Study Says

Lora Kolondy — Wall Street Journal — Oct. 3, 2014

The CEO of SeedInvest, Ryan Feit, predicts that in the next year, after the SEC clarifies and changes some of the rules around general solicitation, even more startups and venture firms will embrace this method.

Crowdfunding Site SeedInvest Strikes Deal to Widen Its Reach

William Alden — New York Times — Sept. 18, 2014

SeedInvest, a so-called crowdfunding site that opened last year, announced on Thursday that it would partner with Gust, a 10-year-old network that includes thousands of angel investors, in an effort to expand its reach.

How pitching to grandma can help your startup

Alexandra Tynion — WeWork Magazine — Sept. 12, 2014

Ryan Feit, CEO and co-founder of SeedInvest, breaks down the most important factors that entrepreneurs need to consider before pitching. Drawing from his experience, he offers advice for companies preparing to fundraise and shares common mistakes he’s seen founders make.

What Alibaba’s IPO says about the rise of private investors

Ryan Feit — Fortune — Sept. 8, 2014

As companies stay private longer, investors who once looked to gain in IPOs are losing to private investors.

500 Startups taps SeedInvest to publicly fundraise for $100 million Fund III

Josh Ong — The Next Web — June 26, 2014

500 Startups has partnered with equity crowdfunding platform SeedInvest to publicly raise funds for its $100 million third fund.

500 Startups Files With The SEC So Dave McClure Can Talk Up His New $100M Fund

Ryan Lawler — TechCrunch — June 26, 2014

500 Startups is partnering with equity crowdfunding platform SeedInvest to do all the investor verification and other services. The firm will be using SeedInvest’s white-label platform to manage its fundraising activity and keep track of investors that have put money in.

500 Startups is Using Public Fundraising for New $100M Fund

Lora Kolodny — Wall Street Journal — June 26, 2014

Active early-stage investor 500 Startups is embracing new federal rules for public fundraising, the highest-profile firm yet to make use of the new rules.

500 Startups is crowdfunding its new $100M fund, with help from SeedInvest

Tom Cheredar — VentureBeat — June 26, 2014

To manage the new fund’s investments, 500 is teaming up with SeedInvest, which offers a white label platform to facilitate public fundraising through its website via 500.co/invest. SeedInvest’s services let accredited investors view more information about 500, reach out to the group about participation, verify investors’ accreditation, and of course contribute money to the fund with presumably less hassle than traditional investment procedures.

Crowdfunding Platform Raises $4 Million to Fund Its Own Growth By -- You Guessed It! -- Crowdfunding.

Catherine Clifford — Entrepreneur — June 11, 2014

“We decided there was no better way to illustrate our conviction in our platform than by using it ourselves,” Ryan Feit, co-founder of SeedInvest, said in a statement. “This was the perfect occasion to tap our rapidly growing investor base and provide them with the opportunity to join our journey.”

Wisconsin Roundup: Apple, Epic, Gener8tor, MobCraft, & More

Jeff Engel — Xconomy — June 9, 2014

Winter graduates of Gener8tor’s startup accelerator program in Madison received a boost in follow-on funding raised through SeedInvest.

Launch Angels Aims to Invest $1M in Women-Led Startups

Gillis Bernard — BostInno — May 5, 2014

Equity crowdfunding-focused company Launch Angels revealed on Monday the launch of Women-Led Fund on SeedInvest, a highly selective crowdfunding platform. The fund aims to invest in “women-led, -managed, and -friendly” companies, according to the release.

Should You Crowdfund Your Next Business?

Robb Mandelbaum — Inc Magazine — May 1, 2014

By early March, SeedInvest had completed 20 private placements, helping those companies raise $14 million. In one instance, a well-known venture capitalist referred his 300,000 Twitter followers to SeedInvest's offering for a moped-sharing service in San Francisco called Scoot.

If You Can't Wait for VCs, Try Crowdfunding Angel Investments

JILL KRASNY — Inc Magazine — April 24, 2014

Startups like Quibb are using crowdfunding platforms to score capital from family, friends, and even their own customers. Is this the future of angel investing?

Riding on virtual reality fever, Virtuix raises $3M round for Omni VR treadmill

Dean Takahashi — VentureBeat — April 24, 2014

Virtual reality continues to be hot in the wake of Facebook’s $2 billion purchase of Oculus VR. And Virtuix is cashing in on that sentiment with a $3 million funding for its Omni virtual reality treadmill.

Virtual Reality Omni Treadmill From Virtuix Wins Investors to Expand

Lizette Chapman — Wall Street Journal — April 24, 2014

Drafting off of Facebook Inc.FB -0.30%’s $2 billion purchase of virtual reality company Oculus VR Inc. and validating a new generation of fresh virtual reality projects, Houston-based startup Virtuix Inc. closed $3 million from venture investors for its multi-directional treadmill.

SeedInvest Raises Series A On Its Own Crowdfunding Platform, $2M Committed So Far

Ingrid Lunden — TechCrunch — April 15, 2014

SeedInvest, the equity crowdfunding platform based in New York that helps other startups (like Vengo Labs) raise rounds, is today launching a campaign on its own platform to complete an intended $3 million Series A round. The startup has already had $2 million committed from VCs Scout Ventures, Great Oaks Venture Capital, Avenue A Ventures, Archer Gray and Krillion Ventures.

SeedInvest launches fundraising campaign for itself

Ben Fischer — New York Business Journal — April 14, 2014

Crowdfunding has gone meta. The equity crowdfunding website SeedInvest is using its own site to raise a $3 million Series A round, and $2.13 million has already been gathered, according to its website this morning.

Crowdfunding platform crowdfunds for itself

MATTHEW FLAMM — Crain's New York Business — April 14, 2014

Crowdfunding platform SeedInvest is taking its own medicine. The New York-based company, one of a wave of equity crowdfunders that connect accredited investors with startups, announced Monday that it is using its platform to raise $1 million—for itself. The investment would be the final phase of a $3 million Series-A fundraising round.

You Knew This Day Would Come: Crowdfunding Site Raising Crowdfunding for Itself

Liz Gannes — Re/code — April 14, 2014

Crowdfunding site SeedInvest today will ask its own community to back it with $1 million, to top off the $2 million it has already raised from venture capitalists for its Series A round.

In which a crowdfunding site raises venture capital for itself

J. O'Dell — VentureBeat — April 14, 2014

“Crowdfunding site SeedInvest today will ask its own community to back it with $1 million, to top off the $2 million it has already raised from venture capitalists for its Series A round.”

Vengo Labs Raises $2M To Take Its Digital Ad/Mini Vending Machines Beyond NYC

Ingrid Lunden — TechCrunch — April 7, 2014

The Series A round comes from a mix of new and existing investors, a list that includes a lot of well-known and well-connected (and strategic) names: Jens Molbak (founder of Coinstar), Brad Feld, Nas & Anthony Saleh’s QueensBridge Venture Partners, Joanne Wilson, Kensington Capital, Tony Hsieh’s Vegas Tech Fund, Scout Ventures and Vector Media. Some $720,000 of the financing was via SeedInvest, a crowdfunding platform that connects investors with startups.

Simplifying Startup Investments: Ryan Feit (CEO) of SeedInvest

Tim Wut — TechZulu — April 1, 2014

The CEO of SeedInvest, Ryan Feit, predicts that in the next year, after the SEC clarifies and changes some of the rules around general solicitation, even more startups and venture firms will embrace this method.

Crowdfunding? Rule No. 1: Bare Your Soul

Darren Dahl — Inc Magazine — Jan. 24, 2014

Long-awaited SEC rules clarify how entrepreneurs will one day raise money on crowdfunding portals.

Is Financial Disclosure for Crowdfunding Companies Too Expensive?

Kim Wales — Crowdfund Insider — Dec. 18, 2013

Efforts to influence the final proposed rule for Financial Disclosure (Section 4A(b)(1)(D)), requires “a description of the financial condition of the issuer,” in which regulators have requested comments from the public for the Final Proposed Crowdfunding Rules released on October 23, 2013. Industry pioneers, like Ryan Feit, CEO of SeedInvest, and myself, are exploring options for the industry to consider including a cost benefit analysis of the proposed rules.

Scoot Networks on SeedInvest

Joanne Wilson — Gotham Gal — Nov. 19, 2013

Crowd funding has changed the investment world. Not only has everything become more transparent but people who did not see interesting deal flow come across their desk can access crowd funding platforms daily to see the latest and greatest.

New Crowdfunding Rules: The good and bad news for entrepreneurs and investors

J.D. Harrison — The Washington Post — Oct. 29, 2013

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s newly proposed crowdfunding rules span a whopping 585 pages, so naturally, it took experts and analysts the better part of a few days to wade through all the details in the text. Now that the dust is beginning to settle, it’s clear that the proposal included some good news and some not-so-good news for those waiting to take advantage of the new rules, which would allow entrepreneurs to raise small amounts of capital from lots of people through new online funding portals.

A Year Late, S.E.C. Weighs in With 585 Pages of Crowdfunding Rules

Robb Mandelbaum — The New York Times — Oct. 28, 2013

The day before the Securities and Exchange Commission voted last week to propose rules to implement the crowdfunding section of last year’s JOBS Act, advocates on both sides of the issue — those favoring investor protection and those eager to make it easier for companies to raise capital — appeared to fear the worst.

SEC Moves Ahead With ‘Crowdfunding’ Proposal

Andrew Ackerman — Wall Street Journal — Oct. 25, 2013

Startups and entrepreneurs could soon reach larger numbers of potential investors through investment websites under “crowdfunding” rules proposed by federal regulators. The Securities and Exchange Commission, in a 5-0 vote, outlined a plan aimed at helping startup companies sell shares online, allowing them to pool together small amounts of capital from ordinary investors.

SEC introduces, unanimously approves crowdfunding proposals

J.D. Harrison — The Washington Post — Oct. 24, 2013

The Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday formally proposed new rules that would allow entrepreneurs to raise capital from anyone in the country through online investment portals. The new rules, which were approved unanimously by the five-member commission and now enter a three-month comment period, would give companies the green light to start widely selling securities through what are known as crowdfunding portals.

SEC Issues New Regs For Crowdfunding; Panel Comments Live

Devin Thorpe — Forbes — Oct. 24, 2013

Today the Securities and Exchange Commission voted to approve its first rules under Title III of the 2012 JOBS Act governing crowdfunding. Experts Jilliene Helman of Realty Mogul, a crowdfunding site for real estate investments, Doug Ellenoff, a securities lawyer specializing in crowdfunding law, Jason Best, who was instrumental in the passage of the JOBS Act and attending the signing ceremony at the White House on April 5, 2012, Ryan Feit of SeedInvest, and Bill Clark of MicroVentures will join me for a live discussion and instant reaction to the proposed rules at noon Eastern today, October 23, 2013.

SEC Proposes Crowdfunding Rules

Marielle Segarra — CFO — Oct. 23, 2013

The Securities and Exchange Commission finally released its proposed rule governing crowdfunding, but final approval is unlikely this year. Nearly a year and a half after the passage of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, the SEC voted today to propose rules governing crowdfunding. The rules, if adopted, will allow companies to raise up to $1 million every 12 months from non-accredited investors. Firms that use crowdfunding can only complete transactions through federally regulated funding portals.

The JOBS Act: Crowdfunding and Emerging Businesses

Marielle Segarra — CFO — Oct. 22, 2013

CFO answers your questions about crowdfunding, general solicitation and the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act.

Crowdfunding Site Makes it Easier For Startups to Stand Out

Michelle Goodman — Entrepreneur — Oct. 7, 2013

Ryan Feit and James Han wanted their crowdfunding site to be more than a listing service for startups in search of cash. So when the former investors launched New York City-based SeedInvest in February, they handpicked the companies they wanted to include. The idea was to make it easier for startups to stand out from the crowd and give accredited investors the highest caliber of companies from which to choose.

SeedInvest: Crowdfunding for the Cream of the Early-Stage Crop

Michelle Goodman — Entrepreneur — Sept. 6, 2013

SeedInvest aims to make it easier for startups to stand out from the crowd and give accredited investors the highest caliber of companies from which to choose.

Crowdfunding: The Disruptor's Disruptor

Meir Kahtan — Ivey Business Journal — Aug. 15, 2013

Recently, a company called SeedInvest, an online platform designed to make it easier for investors to identify their ideal startups, was launched. In short, they are making it possible to do online what has been done in person for a century or more. Due diligence, compliance and the funding process itself are all seamlessly completed online, so that investing in a startup is as simple as buying a stock through your online broker.

The 10 Most Important Crowdfunding Platforms

Sarah Gill — StrategyEye — Aug. 2, 2013

After its breakout year in 2012, crowdfunding services continue to curry favour. Crowdfunding platforms, led by companies like Kickstarter that offer perks in exchange for cash, are expected to generate USD3bn this year, double last year’s total. The long-anticipated rubber-stamping of President Obama’s JOBS Act in the US is expected to spark an explosion in services that offer equity for would-be investors’ dollars.

Crowdfunding 101: How to talk to new investors

Elaine Pofeldt — Crain's New York Business — Aug. 1, 2013

When Jamie Rosen raised money for DietBetter, a startup he runs in Manhattan, he expected the investors he found to have lots of questions for him, and maybe even want to meet in person. "People want to kick the tires," said Mr. Rosen, who has raised money for several other Internet startups.

SEC Fund Advertising Rules a Boon for Crowdfunders

Dan Lonkevich — TheStreet — July 18, 2013

Operators of online equity crowdfunding platforms may be the first to benefit from the rules approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 10 that will allow general solicitation and advertising in private placement financings.

STAR Angel Network’s Erica Minnihan on Crowdfunding, LISNR & SeedInvest

Charles Luzar — Crowdfund Insider — July 16, 2013

We recently reported on SeedInvest Groups, a product aimed at angel groups and other investor networks. Recently the STAR Angel Network leveraged SeedInvest groups to close a round for Cincinatti-based mobile app startup LISNR.

SeedInvest Aims to Fix 'Broken' Startup Funding Process

Penny Crosman — American Banker — July 5, 2013

Angel: an attendant, agent or messenger of God. It seems an oddly spiritual way to describe a class of investor. But for entrepreneurs trying to catch a break, the word may feel apt. According to Investopedia, angel investors, who fund early stage startups, give more favorable terms than other lenders. "They are focused on helping the business succeed, rather than reaping a huge profit from their investment. Angel investors are essentially the exact opposite of a venture capitalist."

SeedInvest Seeking Partnerships with VCs, Angel Groups: SeedInvest Groups

Charles Luzar — Crowdfund Insider — July 2, 2013

SeedInvest has launched a new feature on their equity crowdfunding platform. The feature, called SeedInvest Groups, specifically targets angel groups, venture capitalists and other organizations with an active role in funding early-stage companies.

SeedInvest Raises $1M To Help Angels Invest Online–Privately

Lora Kolodny — The Wall Street Journal — June 28, 2013

A crowdfunding platform called SeedInvest is betting that investors want a little privacy as they review and back promising startups online. The site recently rolled out SeedInvest Groups, a feature that lets managers of angel groups invite members to review deals and fund companies without doing so in the view of industry onlookers.

Crowdfunding Platform SeedInvest Picks Up a $1 Million Investment of its Own

Josh Ong — The Next Web — June 28, 2013

SeedInvest has announced completion of a $1 million funding round to hasten development of its equity-based crowdfunding platform for accredited angel investors. Jumpstart New Jersey Angel Network led the round.

SeedInvest aims to play well with angels

Kent Bernhard Jr. — Upstart Business Journal — June 28, 2013

With a new set of tools, crowdfunding platform SeedInvest is looking to make startup investing as easy as buying a share of Microsoft. The New York company now has $1 million to work more on the platform, thanks to a fund-raising round.

The Most Comprehensive Guide to the SA Startup Landscape Ever

Martin Carstens — Ventureburn — June 14, 2013

You have just arrived on South Africa’s startup scene, you’re lost and not sure where to start, or what to do next. You have inherited millions and you’re looking to invest through an Angel Network and its safety in numbers. Your company is great but your growth strategy is a bit lacking.

Startup Stock Exchange: Global Market for Startup Investing Set to Launch

Staff Writer — Ventureburn — June 6, 2013

On 10 June 10, 2013, the Startup Stock Exchange (SSX) will open its marketplace for startup investing and funding. On SSX, investors of any level can buy shares of vetted startup companies, and shares are traded freely — investors can buy or sell anytime and control their own account. For startups and small businesses, SSX is a compelling way to raise funds.

22 Crowdfunding Sites (and How To Choose Yours!)

Eric Markowitz — Inc. — June 1, 2013

It's not just Kickstarter anymore. Here's a road map.Crowdfunding used to be pretty simple. Artists, inventors, and filmmakers posted their ideas, and funders chipped in a few bucks to make something happen. Kickstarter, the site that triggered the crowdfunding movement, was the cornerstone. In three years, the site has helped launch more than 95,000 projects.

4 Things Your Startup Needs to Attract Venture Capital

Elisha Hartwig — Mashable — May 6, 2013

So you've finally finished developing your product or service, flushed out your business model, and you're ready to dive head first into your new business venture — but how the heck do you raise enough capital to get started? Taking venture capital is one way to secure the funds necessary for starting your business. According to recent statistics from Reuters, venture capital firms invested over $4 billion dollars in startups in 2012, and more than $900 million was invested in the first quarter of 2013.

How Companies Can Prep for Crowdfunding

Marielle Segarra — CFO — May 3, 2013

As companies wait for the Securities and Exchange Commission to finalize the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act rules, they may be eager to pounce on equity crowdfunding. Once the SEC writes the rules, businesses will be able to raise up to $1 million from non-accredited investors and use general solicitation to secure funding from accredited investors, such as hedge funds and angel groups. But they will have to carefully consider the way they approach crowdfunding, particularly from non-accredited investors.

Amidst Employment Anxiety, Are the JOBS Act Haters Justified?

Ross Kenneth Urken — TheStreet — May 1, 2013

The first anniversary of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act brought unbridled criticism of its shortcomings, but those defending the initiative say it's still too early to appraise and, as the case may be, condemn. After all, the august plan to allow companies engaged in private offerings to solicit funds publicly has had no implementation from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on two main parts--Title II, which allows general solicitation of accredited investors, and Title III, which allows for the solicitation of non-accredited investors

13 crowdfunding platforms that are shaping 2013

Jacques Coetzee — memeburn — April 30, 2013

It’s been roughly a year since the JOBS act (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) was put in place allowing certain regulations and securities encouraging crowdfunding or micro-financing in the US. From crowdsourcing t-shirts, education or even people, entrepreneurs have adapted to the changing scenery of investment innovations. 2012 was the year of Kickstarter as more than 500-million dollars have been pledged to fund almost 40 000 projects on this popular crowdfunding site. Are the recent crowd-based enterprises just an inevitable post-fad ripple effect? Or are they future symptoms possible of disrupting traditional concepts of finance, markets or economics?

Co-Founder James Han to Speak at The New York City Angel and Crowdfund Investors Conference

Event — Funding Post — April 17, 2013

SeedInvest Co-founder James Han is to speak as part of the Crowdfunding Panel for The Soho Loft and FundingPost Venture and Angel Event on Thursday, April 18, 2013. The event will take place at Bingham McCutchen at 399 Park Avenue in New York. The event will also feature a panel of Angel Investors who will host the Life is a Pitch Workshop.

SeedInvest Bridges Angels, VCs, Crowdfunding

Kent Bernhard Jr. — Upstart Business Journal — April 16, 2013

Some have said that crowdfunding will somehow replace angel investors or venture capitalists. Ryan Feit doesn't see it that way, and it's not how SeedInvest, the New York City crowdfunding site he co-founded, is operating in its first few weeks.

While Crowdfunding Waits for the SEC, Companies Like DietBet Close Seed Rounds on SeedInvest

Erin Griffith — PandoDaily — April 12, 2013

Remember crowdfunding? Buzz around it reached a fever pitch around this time last year, and with the passing of the JOBS Act, the wait began. We waited, and we’re still waiting, for the SEC to establish the rules around the new form of investing. It was supposed to happen end of last year. Like I said, we’re still waiting.

DietBet.com Crowdfunds $308K on SeedInvest

Press Release — CBS Money Watch — April 12, 2013

DietBet.com, the social dieting company, has raised $308,000 in bridge funding through equity crowdfunding platform, SeedInvest. DietBet is the second company to meet its funding initiatives on SeedInvest in the last month. The company launched in February 2013 and has more than 400 active accredited investors and more than 300 companies on its platform.

On JOBS Act Anniversary, Why Can’t Everyday People Invest In Startups?

Lora Kolodny — The Wall Street Journal — April 5, 2013

One year ago, President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act into law. So, why isn’t “equity crowdfunding” a reality for startups and regular people who want to support them, in the U.S.?

Ryan Feit to Present at The Soho Loft Innovative Investing Symposium

Press Release — Yahoo! Finance — March 27, 2013

SeedInvest CEO and Co-Founder, Ryan Feit, will deliver a presentation and moderate a panel at The Soho Loft Innovative Investing Symposium on April 3, 2013 in Boston, MA. Mr. Feit will be presenting a case study highlighting the successful equity-crowdfunding initiative by StearClear in which the company oversold its fund raise by 40% in just 5 days on SeedInvest. He will also be moderating a panel entitled "Optimal Outcomes for the Equity Crowdfunding Investor and How to Get There."

SeedInvest to Speak at Thomson Reuters Innovative Investing Symposium in Boston

Forbes — March 16, 2013

If you’ve got a small business or startup that needs investors, attending angel or venture capital investing events will provide you the opportunity to meet with and market your ideas to potential investors.

StearClear First To Meet Goal On SeedInvest, Completes Round In Just 5 Days

Crowdfund Insider — March 7, 2013

Equity crowdfunding platform SeedInvest announced this week that StearClear is the first company to complete a successful raise on the SeedInvest platform.

SeedInvest Responds to Steve Rattner

Fortune — March 5, 2013

FORTUNE -- Steve Rattner has angered a crowd. In a New York Times column Monday, Rattner, a contributor to the Times' Opinion Pages, took a swing at the JOBS Act, particularly the portion relating to crowdfunding.

StearClear Crowdfunds $140K on SeedInvest in 5 Days

Chris Capra — Yahoo! Finance — March 5, 2013

Equity crowdfunding platform SeedInvest, which launched just last month, already has its first funding success story. StearClear, the app-based designated driver service, raised $140,000 in capital in just 5 days on SeedInvest. The round was oversubscribed by 40% utilizing SeedInvest’s groundbreaking platform that provides accredited, angel investors access to high-quality, curated investment opportunities.

Interested in crowdfunding? 5 priceless pieces of advice

CNN Money — Feb. 25, 2013

Investing successfully in startups takes more than a pocketful of cash. That's the message venture capitalists and securities regulators hope to transmit to those interested in equity-based crowdfunding, a new form of investing currently awaiting regulatory approval.

SeedInvest Mentioned in The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal — Feb. 21, 2013

On game shows like “American Idol” or “Dancing With The Stars,” industry pros judge performers, and largely determine their fate. But audience members who use the show’s mobile voting systems can tip the scales in favor of a given competitor.

SeedInvest Speaks at White House, Capitol Hill and the SEC

Crowdfund Insider — Feb. 20, 2013

According to sources in the crowdfunding industry who were present for yesterday’s meetings in Washington, there is reason for cautious optimism in regards to Title III implementation.

Crowdfunding Is About Creating Jobs For The Right People

Forbes — Feb. 20, 2013

Crowdfunding is not just about creating jobs, it is about creating jobs for the right people. In April of 2012, President Obama signed the JOBS Act into law, authorizing crowdfunding of equity and debt for the sake of creating jobs. The more time I spend studying crowdfunding and working with the leaders in the crowdfund community, the clearer it becomes that not only will crowdfunding create jobs, it will create jobs in the right places.

MEDIA ADVISORY: The State of Equity-Based Crowdfunding...Primed, Capitalized and Waiting on the SEC

SFGate — Feb. 18, 2013

Leaders of the venture capital and Crowdfunding community, as well as leading small business advocacy groups, will meet with law makers, regulators and policy officials on February 19th to provide an in-depth review of preparations that the Crowdfunding and investment community have taken to prepare for the legalization of Equity-based Crowdfunding.

SeedInvest Launches Innovative Platform

Yahoo! Finance — Feb. 14, 2013

SeedInvest, an equity-based, crowdfunding platform, has launched its platform that connects accredited investors to high-quality start-ups and small businesses seeking funding.

SeedInvest Launches Equity Crowdfunding Site

Crowdfunding360 — Feb. 13, 2013

SeedInvest launched an equity crowdfunding platform that brings together accredited investors and startups and small businesses in the U.S. seeking funding.

SeedInvest Launches, Tackles Equity Crowdfunding with a Social Focus

Charles Luzar — Crowdfund Insider — Feb. 12, 2013

SeedInvest co-founders Ryan Feit and James Han always knew they wanted to start a business, even as they both found themselves working in New York private equity firms. That entrepreneurial drive took them back to Wharton to pursue their MBAs.

Seedinvest Launches Its Equity-Based Crowdfunding Platform For Technology Startups And Investors

The Next Web — Feb. 12, 2013

SeedInvest has launched a new equity-based crowdfunding platform today that connects accredited investors with technology startups and small businesses looking for new funding.

How Crowdfunding’s Secondary Market Could Evolve

VentureBeat — Feb. 6, 2013

One of the more interesting points that emerged from last week’s Sunshine Act meeting of the SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies was the following recommendation:

Crowdfunding: Waiting for the Investor Pool to Deepen

Bloomberg BusinessWeek — Feb. 5, 2013

Entrepreneurs rejoiced in April, when President Obama signed legislation letting small businesses solicit mom-and-pop investors for funding. Small business owners started preparing for an influx of investment. Web portals for managing the sale of shares in private companies sprung up overnight.

FINRA and SEC Move Closer to JOBS Act Implementation

Crowdfund Insider — Feb. 3, 2013

“CFIRA welcomes the SEC’s approval of FINRA’s Form for Funding Portals. We see this as a very positive and proactive sign that both agencies intend to prioritize rule making on the JOBS Act.

Top 10 Crowdfunders of 2013

Forbes — Jan. 31, 2013

Details of the JOBS Act are still being worked out. That said, here are my leading picks for this year. I’ll do a follow-up post in a month’s time to offer additional up-and-coming crowdfunding organizations.

SeedInvest Speaking at TiE NY Event with David Rose of Gust

TiE New York — Jan. 15, 2013

Come and learn from our panel of crowdfunding experts how you may soon be able to use crowdfunding to fund your startup. Those interested in investing in crowdfunding, starting a crowdfunding portal, creating other products and services related to crowdfunding would also greatly benefit from this event.

Rich Man's Crowd Funding

Forbes — Jan. 15, 2013

Private Equity, funds, angel networks and broker dealers are embracing the technology underpinning crowdfunding with its standards of deal presentation and distribution channels to potential investors.

Calculating the odds: Market forces alternative investment, crowd fund investing

Cayman Financial Review — Jan. 11, 2013

“There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in introduction of a new order of things, because the innovator has for enemies all those who have done well under the old condition, and lukewarm defenders in those who may do well under the new.”

Crowdfunding: Where Should You Invest?

Huffington Post — Dec. 13, 2012

Whilst the obvious answer is in a good business, good idea and a good team; this blog explores that this is an obvious trap. The simple answer to where to invest is follow the team and whilst this is the stable advise from any venture and PE house, should and does the same apply for those looking at using their hard earned money to invest in emergent, early or growth businesses using a crowd funding platform?

Making the case for crowdfunding: Q&A with Sherwood 'Woodie' Neiss

Miami Herald — Dec. 5, 2012

Sherwood "Woodie" Neiss is passionate about entrepreneurship. And he has helped lead the charge to change nearly 80-year-old federal securities laws about investing, so that entrepreneurs can gain access to capital.

Crowd funding kick-starts Triangle entrepreneurs' ideas

The News & Observer — Dec. 3, 2012

Caroline Morrison and Siobhan Southern are tired of salads. And, they suspect, so are the rest of Raleigh’s vegetarians.

New Data Released by CfPA Shows Surprising Results

Crowdfund Insider — Nov. 2, 2012

How much do you know about Crowdfunding? This was the context of a survey conducted by Crowdfunding Professional Association in conjunction with Crowdfund Capital Advisors.

SeedInvest Presenting at NY Business Expo 2012

StartOut — Nov. 1, 2012

StartOut invites you to join us as we participate at the NY Business Expo starting on November 14th. The Expo is a disruptive and interactive B2B trade show that focuses on showcasing innovative products and services from startups and small businesses.

SeedInvest Speaks at the Mobile Venture & Angel Conference

CrowdHut — Oct. 24, 2012

SeedInvest sat on the crowdfunding panel at the FundingPost Mobile Venture & Angel Conference on October 17th. It was the event to be seen and heard as investors, startups, service providers, and press in mobile technology gathered to hear leading experts from various segments of the mobile industry.

Top Ten Crowdfunding Platforms – Choose the best Crowdfunding platform for your startup

Inkkle — Oct. 10, 2012

With seed capital for startups getting difficult to find by the day,many Entrepreneurs are looking at crowdfunding platforms to raise funding for their startups. What is Crowdfunding? It describes the collective effort of individuals who network and pool their resources, usually via the Internet, to support efforts initiated by other people or organizations.

SeedInvest to Present at Startup California Event

StartupCircle — Sept. 25, 2012

We've teamed up with StartupAmerica to add a new event on a topic that we've all been wanting to learn more about! At the same time that we hear about the lack of angel investments and venture capital, we're seeing some amazing results from entrepreneurs that turn to Internet crowdfunding sites.

Crowdfunding could be a $6.2 Billion US market in 2013

Crowdfunding Professional Association — Aug. 10, 2012

Crowdfunding could be a $6.2 Billion US market in 2013, CfPA Chair Sherwood Neiss told participants at a live webinar today sponsored by New York’s General Assembly. More than 100 participants heard Mr. Neiss and Ryan Feit, co-founder and CEO of SeedInvest, LLC, provided an overview of crowdfund investing and other forms of crowdfunding in a program called “Essentials of Crowdfunding.”

SeedInvest to Speak at NowStreet Media Evolving Capital Markets & Crowdfunding Symposium

PR Log — Aug. 9, 2012

NowStreet Media, a leader in financial markets’ reform, is pleased to announce the speakers and sponsors for its upcoming Evolving Capital Markets & Crowdfunding Symposium being held on Tuesday, August 21st at Nelson Mullins Conference Center in Atlanta.

SeedInvest Speaks at Venture Association of New Jersey (VANJ) Meeting

New Jersey Tech Weekly — Aug. 1, 2012

At the Venture Association of New Jersey (VANJ) meeting on July 12, 2012, in Whippany, panelists addressed issues surrounding crowdfunding, a major change to capital formation for small tech companies, authorized by the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act.

Top 10 Crowdfunding Platforms

TriplePundit — July 16, 2012

Whether he knew it or not, President Obama created a brand new industry when he signed the JOBS act into law on April 5th. Up until now, it’s been illegal for private businesses to offer equity to anyone other than accredited investors in exchange for funding.

SeedInvest Working To Jumpstart Equity Crowdfunding

Crowdfund Mafia — July 3, 2012

Ryan Feit is the CEO and co-founder of SeedInvest, an equity-based crowdfunding platform. As a highly involved player in the recent signing of the JOBS Act, he shares his advice and thoughts about what the legislation means for America and for the world.

SeedInvest to Speak at Consumer Products Investing Conference

Funding Post — July 1, 2012

Interested in meeting early-stage Investors in the Consumer Products and Services Industries? Then register for the FundingPost conference on Thursday, July 26, 2012, in Philadelphia!

6 Investments More Fun Than Stocks

MSN Money — June 20, 2012

A lot of work, little reward Are you tired of seeing your stocks jump up and down month after month but end up about where they started? Are you fed up with trying to dissect not just company data, but arcane matters like Greek politics, Spanish banking rules or obscure Fed moves like "Operation Twist"?

SeedInvest Launches Crowdfunding Professional Association

Crowdfunding Professional Association — May 7, 2012

A group of top debt and equity crowdfunding platform and industry experts today announced the creation of the Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA), which will operate as a complementary sister entity to the Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA) organization.

SeedInvest rides rise of crowdsourced equity funding

Flying Kite — May 1, 2012

"There's no question," says Ryan Feit, founder of SeedInvest, "entrepreneurs are a job creation engine." SeedInvest, which won third place at Philly Startup Weekend 3.0, is perfectly timed to rise from newly enacted legislation that changes 80 year old securities laws. Feit graduates from Wharton with an MBA in just a few weeks, but is already on a fast track to becoming a major player in finance.

Entrepreneurs look to mass funding after passage of Jumpstart Our Businesses Act

The Daily Pennsylvanian — April 16, 2012

Entrepreneurs can now rely on the masses to get their big break. Earlier this month, Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Businesses Act to stimulate the job market. One of the provisions will ease regulations on businesses and allow them to raise funds and create more job positions.