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] greenvc.org
Look for future updates on Green VC in the coming weeks!
Update 5/3/2016 – Please do not send proposals until 5/9/2016.
Green VC announced today that is has launched GreenFundraising.org. 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 GreenFundraising.org. 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 GreenFundraising.org please submit an introductory e-mail containing the following information:
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> greenvc.org
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.