January 3, 2014

CraftFund 2013 in Review

2013 in Review

What a year 2013 has been! CraftFund exists to connect beer and food companies with passionate investors.  This can only happen when changes are made to decades old laws that have prevented general public from investing in small private businesses.  Significant regulatory changes occurred on both the state and federal levels in 2013.  For us, this past year was all about paving the road for ownership experiences in food and beverage. Here's a quick recap of a few highlights from this past year:

  • Built community of 52 beer and food companies representing 28 different states;
  • Built investor community of close to 600 craft beer and food enthusiasts;
  • Editorial featured in crowdsourcing.org;
  • Mentioned in numerous press outlets and publications, including WSJ, USA Today, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee Business Journal, Brewbound, New Brewer, and Denver Business Journal;
  • Presented on equity crowdfunding at several conferences, including Brewbound's winter craft beer conference in San Diego;
  • Actively worked with Wisconsin legislature in adopting the first intrastate crowdfunding exemption passed through the legislative process;
  • Associate sponsor and exhibitor at GABF

Looking Ahead to 2014

We expect 2014 to be the year when equity crowdfunding actually takes off.  Our platform build is nearly complete, and we have several exciting announcements over the next few months.  Here's to an exciting new year of ownership experiences in beer and food!  Cheers!

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