This article showcases our top picks for the best Texas based Crowdfunding companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Crowdfunding industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Texas Crowdfunding Companies
EnergyFunders is the platform that combines the power of crowdfunding with the advantage of professionally selected projects. They only work with proven oil and gas operators and oil and gas finders, thoroughly review each potential project, and select only the best opportunities to present to investors.
The company’s syndication platform guides members seamlessly through the often murky waters of oil and gas investment with easy access to online project viewing and ample information at the click of a button. EnergyFunders also provides small oil and gas operators with the much-needed funds that have been historically denied to them by capital markets, enabling greater participation in their fields and wells.
It also provides investors with unprecedented access to projects that were traditionally reserved to the wealthy or those with inside information.. .
Harvest Returns is an equity crowdfunding platform founded in 2016 that is disrupting the agriculture finance sector. The company fills a need for specialty farmers and ranchers who are underserved by the traditional agriculture banking system.
Harvest Returns is led by a solid team of military veterans who have extensive management experience in a variety of industries including agriculture, commercial real estate, information technology, and international development. They are a profitable company and have helped farmers and ranchers around the world raise over $10 million in equity and debt funding..
IDonate is a developer of a fundraising software created to help nonprofits organization to better connect with donors. Its software solution allows nonprofit organizations to facilitate any type of online gift in a customized donor experience.
It provides a simple way for advocates to set up and manage their own campaigns, all within a branded, easy-to-use set of pages that enable users to donate cash and non-cash items for non-profit organizations.. .
MicroVentures is an online equity crowdfunding platform enabling angel investors to connect with startups to raise capital. It connects accredited investors with startups, businesses, and services looking to raise funds or participate in select secondary market opportunities.
The company provides founders access to early-stage capital and accredited investors opportunities to invest in private equity. It prefers to invest in companies from the software, technology, telecommunications, and media sectors.
MicroVentures was established in 2009 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.. .
U.S. Global Investors
U.S. Global Investors, Inc.
is a boutique investment management firm specializing in actively managed equity and bond strategies, and has a longstanding history of expertise in gold and precious metals, natural resources and emerging markets. The company, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, manages a family of no-load mutual funds across a range of asset classes.
In addition, the company manages funds for international clients.. .
NextSeed is an online fundraising and investment platform where any businesses can raise financing from any investors including non-accredited investors. The company is on a mission to connect businesses and individual investors to build vibrant communities across America.
It was founded in 2014 by Abraham Chu, Robert Dunton, and Youngro Lee and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.. .
Agency 2.0 – Crowdfunding Marketing Accelerator
The #1 Crowdfunding Marketing & PR Agency since 2010, with the most $1,000,000+ Kickstarter & Indiegogo Campaigns of any agency in history, with our first record-breaking campaign in 2010. From design, to copy-writing, to pre-launch, to advertising, to public relations, to retail placement from over 500+ campaigns created from the ground up.
Agency 2.0’s consistency of results and track record boil down to experience and our 200+ step proprietary crowdfunding marketing strategy that has been developed, optimized and expanded over the course of nearly a decade.. .
Orchestrate TechSolutions, LLC
Orchestrate is a US based business process management organisation with Headquarter in Dallas, USA. Orchestrate satisfies to the diverse outsourcing requirements of clients in an extensive range of businesses, including IT, finance, mortgage, utilities and healthcare.
Orchestrate is continuously motivated to add significance to clients’ businesses through efficient back office practices and noteworthy cost savings.. .
MassVenture is Texas’ first state-approved online equity crowdfunding portal that connects Texas investors with Texas growth investments. Now all Texans, regardless of their financial status, can enjoy access to real estate and business investment opportunities throughout the state.
And entrepreneurs can obtain rapid, low-cost capital to get their ventures going, without having to rely on traditional funding sources.. .
SaveLife.com is a social crowd funding network platform where users can create campaigns for themselves , NGOs , other individuals like homeless. The best part of SaveLife.com is itself a social networking site when a large number of user base will be there to promote the campaigns and get funded.
SaveLife.com gives the best features of sharing campaigns to different other social medias.. .
Covariance Capital Management
Covariance Capital Management, Inc. is a privately owned investment manager.
The firm primarily provides its services to endowments, foundations, colleges, universities, and other not-for-profits institutions. It manages client specific customized portfolios for its clients.
The firm invests in funds investing in the public equity, fixed income, and alternative investment markets across the globe. Its alternative investments are comprised of hedge funds, private capital, and real assets.
Covariance Capital Management, Inc. was founded in 2011 and is based in Houston, Texas.
The firm operates as a subsidiary of TIAA-CREF.. .
Wealth Masters International Consulting
Wealth Masters International is a Financial Education product for people wanting to learn how to invest and grow their money. WMI was founded by Kip Herriage and Karl Bessey in 2005.
The company has quickly turned into a multi-million dollar enterprise composed of over 4000 current members and sale associates. The success has been overwhelming due to their product line.
The mPower wealth products teach users techniques, wealth management and investment strategies in a 100 day course. Wealth Masters has a yearly conference that attracts CEO’s of financial institutes and home business entrepreneurs with a mission to help them create financial plans and systems for their businesses.
Main Financial Topics – Weekly Webinars have included. -How to own and manage your personal bank? -Investment strategies in the recession.
-Finding the right business opportunity. -Debt Management -Quick returns on investments.
-Step-by-step plan that the master economist Kip Herriage utilizes. Note: I find this company to has valuable products for people who have a yearly income of $75,000.00 and up.
At Fundster we empower entrepreneurs, artists, and idea guys by helping them get the money they need to get started on their project. Crowdfunding has unlocked billions of dollars in startup capital that can be accessed by anyone with an idea and a little bit of drive.
The people who win big with crowdfunding are the ones that have systems in place to leverage the power of the crowd. We streamline the systems and strategies crowdfunders need to exceed their funding goals and focus on their project..
Investor Connect is a portal for investors interested in learning about startup and growth stage company funding. It includes a discussion board and a podcast series of interviews with investors that is provided to inform angel investors about the process of funding startups.
Experienced investors share their experiences and advice to those who are considering an investment into startups and growth companies. Topics include sourcing, analyzing, researching, valuations, terms Sheets, board of directors, board of advisors, due diligence, syndicates, venture capital, angels, angel networks, crowdfunding, exits, and more.
Investor Connect is a community program. We welcome your suggestions for speakers and topics which you can send to us through the Contact page.
No registration is required to use the resources. Discussion boards are available to post and answer questions about startups and growth company investing through which registration is required.
Investor Connect is a program under the Texas Open Angel Network which is a 501(c3) non-profit dedicated to the education around startup funding. Disclaimer: Hall T.
Martin is the Director of Investor Connect which is dedicated to the education of investors for early stage funding. All opinions expressed by Hall and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of Investor Connect.
Bazaar Savings is an affordable, efficient and effective digital fundraising platform and online community marketplace for small businesses and organizations. We started Bazaar Savings to impact communities by developing relationships between organizations, supporters, and businesses through our Circle of Support.
The purpose of the Circle of Support is to help our Business Partners make money, our Organizations raise money and our Members save money all while supporting their local community.. .
Charity 4 Points
Charity 4 Points is a soon to be social “crowdfunding” platform that raises money for all charitable causes. In return for charitable giving, they reward donors with “Charity Points” that can be redeemed for online shopping, local dining, and entertainment coupons.
their mission is to create a fundraising community where more individuals, groups, and charities achieve their fundraising goals by helping their donors offset their giving with Great Deals & Savings!. .
REAMERGE is a crowdfunding platform that aims to provide opportunities in retail businesses, properties, and real estate. REAMERGE allows the investors to invest in deals that were never before accessible, for a low entry price point.
We strive to achieve trust, transparency, clarity, and a proper risk profile for our investors and ensure they make informed decisions with their investments. It was founded in 2014..
Altacrest Capital is a Dallas based private investment firm focused on investing in Consumer Products (extensive experience in eCommerce) and Business Services companies.They seek to invest in family-owned and owner-operated businesses through buyout, recapitalization or growth equity investments. They partner with existing or newly appointed management teams and operators to provide capital, expertise and relationships to promote growth.
As they are usually the first outside investors in a company, they partner with management teams to navigate that transition carefully. They work with teams to create platforms to allow them to focus on improving and growing the business..
RJ Falkner & Company
RJ Falkner & Company, Inc. is an investment research and financial communications firm which seeks out undervalued “special situations” among small-cap stocks that should outperform the overall small-cap market over a 12-18 month time horizon.
Their analysts, with over 90 years of cumulative small-cap and special situations research experience on Wall Street, work with the managements of these small-cap companies to broaden their exposure within the investment community and to expand the level of interest among brokers, money managers and high-net-worth individual investors.. .
Camino Real Angels
The Camino Real Angels is an investment organization established in El Paso, Texas. As a non-profit organization, it enjoys tax exemption from the Internal Revenue Service.
The group is managed by its own members who appoint their own Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, and Board of Governors. The group’s mission is to generate significant financial returns on the investments made by its members in companies in the local region.
The investment group does not operate on accumulated fund but on individual investment decisions made by its members. Members are accredited investors with clear understanding of the high risks involved in investment and vital experience and knowledge in investment process.
The experiences in various industries and businesses of the angel investment group’s members enable them to perform various functions such as serving as members of committees or mentoring newly emerging companies.. .
SparkVest was born after the passage of the JOBS Act of 2012 to serve as an SEC registered portal through which startups can go to seek funding and investors (both accredited and non-accredited) can go to invest in non-public companies. SparkVest protects against fraud by doing their own due diligence, and using only licensed accountants, attorneys and investment professionals.
SparkVest is also helping to develop Crowdfunding Accreditation Platform Standards (CAPS) in coordination with Crowdsourcing.org SparkVest helps startups raise amounts ranging from $10,000 to $1,000,000. They also help companies steer clear of SEC violations by monitoring the number and types of shareholders the company has.
SparkVest helps investors spot companies they might be interested in by categorizing companies by industry, size and growth stage. They verify income through a third party to help ensure that neither the investor nor the company runs afoul of the SEC..
The place where travellers help each other travel more. A funding platform for travelers, explorers and adventurers.
People can raise money for their meaningful trip from their family, friends, the community and even companies, in return the supporters get groovy rewards.. .
Start Up Katalyst
Start Up Katalyst is as an inspiration originating from a growing demand in the minority entrepreneurial ecosystem by potential entrepreneurs to see a path forward to implement their ideas and sustain growth while overcoming the lack of access to experienced resources. Their mission is to introduce you to movers and shakers in your industry whose ideas, insights and coaching will make a difference in bringing your idea to life.
This is not another business card exchange networking opportunity, followed by endless phone calls to someone whom you never know if they will sign up to your vision or not. They want to empower you by bringing the right people at your door step, infect you with passion and help you build your business with the right execution team.
For the investment community, they offer an opportunity to bring more viable and validated ideas for funding and sustained growth through ongoing consulting and mentorship services post funding to ensure success. Unlike traditional incubators and accelerators, Start Up Katalyst will provide ongoing mentorship and coaching for each business from start to exit/buyout stage.
Their strategy helps you continue to overcome challenges, reset your business strategy when you need to with the help of experienced business leaders at your disposal. Incubation opportunities are available for selected companies in exchange for equity for their investment portfolio.
No longer do start ups and early stage companies have to struggle to find the right team members or have the right advise to help them implement their ideas. Their team combines many experienced Start Up CEOs and a very select group of experienced business leaders who are committed to helping you make your dreams come true..
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