CircleUp

  • The JOBS Act Is Progress But Much Remains To Be Done

    The JOBS Act Is Progress But Much Remains To Be Done

    We’re approaching the third anniversary of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, an omnibus bill of far-reaching financial reforms that was signed into law by President Obama on April 5, 2012. Containing seven Titles, the legislation’s intent was, and is, to create cost-effective access to capital for companies of all sizes. Title II and Title III, the Access to Capital… Read More

  • Opening Consumer Products To Crowdsourced Investment, CircleUp Raises $14 Million

    Opening Consumer Products To Crowdsourced Investment, CircleUp Raises $14 Million

    Technology’s ability to harness the wisdom of crowds has created massive new businesses that support entrepreneurship around arts, craftsmanship, and technology while simultaneously re-shaping the market for personal lending. With its new $14 million financing, CircleUp wants to change the development of consumer products with equity crowdfunding. Read More

  • CircleUp Lands Virgin America Partnership

    CircleUp Lands Virgin America Partnership

    CircleUp, a crowdfunding service for startup consumer goods companies, has landed Virgin America as a partner for the food and beverage companies it backs. It’s the latest example of how corporations increasingly are embracing the wisdom of crowdfunding. Read More

  • Google Venture's Design Sprints Prep Portfolios For Future Builds

    Inside A Google Ventures Design Sprint

    Design isn’t something you would normally associate with a VC firm. But as more firms are adding value-added services, Google Ventures has created an all-star team of designers from Google, Mozilla and more to help portfolio startups create beautiful and easy-to-use products. In particular, Google offers its portfolio startups the opportunity to participate in a Design Sprint, which is… Read More

  • CircleUp, An Investment Platform For Non-Techie Consumer Startups, Raises $7.5M Led By Union Square

    CircleUp, An Investment Platform For Non-Techie Consumer Startups, Raises $7.5M Led By Union Square

    CircleUp, a startup that connects investors with retail and consumer companies that wouldn’t attract traditional venture funding, has raised a $7.5 million Series A. The round was led by Union Square Ventures. New backer Google Ventures also participated, as did previous investors Rose Park Advisors, Maveron, and David Topper. Union Square’s Andy Weissman is joining the CircleUp… Read More