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Category: Crowdfunding

Coming in Q1 2014: A New Crowdfunding Platform for Social Good

Green VC is currently working on a new crowdfunding platform to support entrepreneurs working to make a positive social impact. If you are interested in being one of the first organization on this new platform send an e-mail to leonard [at]

Look for future updates on Green VC in the coming weeks!

Green VC Launches Green Crowdfunding Website,

Update 5/3/2016 – Please do not send proposals until 5/9/2016.

Green VC announced today that is has launched  This site is an online platform to support projects that focus on environmental or social responsibility.

Entrepreneurs and non-profits can seek funding from the public (referred to as “crowdfunding”) by posting a project on Projects can offer rewards to contributors, but the website isn't intended for soliciting equity investment.

If you would like to have your project featured on please submit an introductory e-mail containing the following information:

  • Organization name
  • Project summary
  • Amount of funding sought
  • Type of rewards/benefits that you could offer contributors
  • Date you’d like to start your funding campaign

You can send this information to crowdfund <at>

For some background on crowdfunding, a video from a June panel Crowdfunding: Disrupting Traditional Funding Models presented by the MIT/Stanford Venture Lab is provided below. This panel features:

  • Carl Esposti, Founder at (moderator)
  • Slava Rubin, CEO & Co-Founder at Indiegogo
  • Ryan Caldbeck, CEO, CircleUp
  • Daniel Zimmermann, Partner, WilmerHale 
  • Don Ross, Managing Director/Founder and Board Member, HealthTech Capital and Sand Hill Angels

Panel on “New Rules of Crowdfunding” to Take Place on September 27 (Discount Available)

On September 27, Prescience International will present a panel on the New Rules of Crowdfunding. An overview of this program is:

On April 5, 2012 President Obama signed the JOBS Act bill into law. President Obama declared the JOBS Act (for "Jump-Start Our Business Start-Ups") is a "potential game changer". Indeed, funding for start-ups and emerging companies should become easier with an increased crowdfund cap and new IPO rules for example. However it does sound a bit risky to disclose your ideas to the whole world at a very early stage.

Key points that will be developed during this session include:
* Why and how to crowdfund your emerging company?
* Is crowdfunding a solution for your emerging company?
* Why do VCs and Angels get involved in crowdfunding?
* Do's and Don'ts of crowdfunding.
* What are the risks and how can you protect your company from them?
* Was a new legal and regulatory landscape created?

Panelists for this session will be:

  • Danae Ringelmann, Co-Founder, Indiegogo
  • Jai Ranganathan, Co-founder, Scifund Challenge 
  • Sherwood (Woodie) Neiss, Principal, Crowdfund Capital Advisors, LLC 
  • Patricia Salber, MD, MBA, Founder and CEO, Health Tech Hatch, and Vice-Chair,National Crowdfunding Association (NLCFA)
  • Paul Fox, General Partner, CalCEF Clean Energy Angel Fund
  • Lead Facilitator: Larry Kane, Corporate Partner, Emerging Companies Group Member, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

This event will take place from 3:00 – 6:30 pm at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, 1000 Marsh Road, Building 1100, Menlo Park, CA 94025.  Thanks to our friends at Prescience International, readers of Green VC can receive a discount to this event.  Please select the "Partner Rate" ticket when registering online.

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