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2015 OnFinance Top 100 private companies

2015 OnFinance Top 100 private companies

2015 company of the year Prosper Marketplace Headquarters: San Francisco, CA Year founded: 2005 CEO: Aaron Vermut Employees: 300+ Investors include: Sequoia Capital, Benchmark, Credit Suisse NEXT, Ron Suber (President, Prosper), Crosslink Capital, Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ), CompuCredit, Accel Partners, TomorrowVentures, USAA, Passport Capital, Breyer Capital, BBVA Ventures Neuberger Berman Group, SunTrust Bank, Phenomen Ventures, Institutional Venture Partners, Francisco Partners.  About Prosper: Prosper is America’s first peer-to-peer lending marketplace, with more than 2 million members and over $3,000,000,000 in funded loans. Prosper allows people to invest in each other in a way that is financially and socially rewarding. On Prosper, borrowers list loan requests…

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2015 Top Ten Real Estate Crowdfunding Platforms

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By CrowdFundBeat Media Interesting to note that some platforms are purely providing additive capital to sponsored deals, earning a fee for intermedition, while some are a bit more compensatory, with the inclusion of management fees and a carried interest. As of now, all are focused on accredited investors, though one has included DPOs in their mix. Here is the lists: Prodigy Network – Multinational firm, focused on urban development projects, including highrise residential, malls, and shopping complexes. Participates with proven sponsors/developers. Fundrise – Former principal investor turned aggregator. Focused on commercial properties, cash flow oriented. Fee based comp structure Realty XE, Inc. has carved a niche for…

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ForbesHow Crowdfunding Can Supercharge Your Campaign In 2016ForbesThey say that there are about 7.45 billion people living in this world right now. Imagine that if you could get each of these seven-and-a-half billion people to contribute one cent to your project, well, you know what I [...]

ForbesHow Crowdfunding Can Supercharge Your Campaign In 2016ForbesCrowdfunding has helped a lot of businesses recently. Want to join the queue? Here's how to raise funds for your projects.and more » [...]

San Antonio CurrentSan Antonio Cat Cafe Launched 20K Crowdfunding CampaignSan Antonio CurrentAs Austin's Blue Cat Cafe turned one (and dealt with some gnarly vandalization), San Antonio's Cat Cafe launched a GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign to help open its doors. Casey Steuar [...]

BillboardCrowdfunding for His Life: How GoFundMe Helped Save a Punk Legend's LifeBillboardSo on the advice of a close friend, Julian -- like an increasing number of aging musicians without a lucrative record contract -- turned to crowdfunding, launching a campaign on the No. 1 pl [...]

Minneapolis Star TribuneSEC releases new, relaxed rules on investment crowdfundingMinneapolis Star TribuneNew rules announced this week will make it easier for small companies to raise capital from small-time investors, another step forward for Minnesota's fledgling investment cr [...]

The GuardianCrowdfunding: the new buzzword for academics needing research moneyThe GuardianArchaeologist Dr David Petts, from Durham University, has also used crowdfunding, raising almost £25,000 to fund a project on Lindisfarne, off the Northumberland coast. The dig, in June, led to [...]

How Crowdfunding Has Changed the Startup GameSingularity HubCrowdfunding has become a multi-billion-dollar industry, funneling millions of dollars into thousands of projects. Technology in particular is one of the leading categories on popular fundraising platforms like Kickstarter an [...]

The RecorderFTC Hears From Company Leaders as Crowdfunding GrowsThe RecorderSACRAMENTO — The future of crowdfunding is one of specialization, with an ever-increasing number of firms finding niches in equity, nonprofit and even creative projects silos, industry leaders told a Federal T [...]

Crowdfunding in commercial real estateJournal Record (subscription)jdavidchapman In 1997, a British rock band funded a reunion tour through online donations from its fans. This may have been the first example of a concept now known as crowdfunding. The crowdfunding industry has quickl [...]

Crowdfund InsiderWhen It Comes to Retail Crowdfunding, SAFEty FirstCrowdfund InsiderOn September 22nd, Crowdfund Insider published a post summarizing the arguments presented in our new essay entitled “Crowdfunding and the Not-So-Safe SAFE“ (forthcoming in Virginia Law Review Online). [...]

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