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CircleUp

CircleUp is an online private company investment platform. We provide accredited investors free access to direct investments in high-growth consumer product and retail private companies that were previously difficult to identify and access. For retail and consumer product entrepreneurs, we offer an efficient way to access a network of sophisticated investors as well as value added partners.

Typical investments on CircleUp are food, personal care, pet product, apparel or retail/restaurant companies with $1-$10 million in revenue and are looking to raise $100,000 to $2.0 million in growth equity. Less than 2% of companies that apply are listed on our site.

As the largest equity based crowdfunding site, CircleUp provides not only access to interesting consumer and retail private company investments, but also a wide ranging, sophisticated investor network. Our investor base includes retail and consumer product industry experts, venture capital, private equity and other financial professionals, business leaders, angel investors and others interested in expanding their investment portfolios with private company investments.

Investors can review a curated list of private company investments, ask questions to the management team, request product samples and complete their private company investment online via CircleUp.

For more information, visit the CircleUp Press Room, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or visit our blog.

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    CircleUp received $14M in Series B funding. (3/26/14)
    Posted 3/26/14 at 3:46am via techcrunch.com
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    CircleUp — CircleUp’s Ryan Caldbeck Channels His Passion Into A Creative Financing Marketplace (2/20/14)
    Posted 2/20/14 at 9:56pm via techcrunch.com
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    CircleUp invested in SmartyPants Vitamins. (8/21/13)
    Posted 8/19/13 at 4:10am via finsmes.com
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    CircleUp — Madecasse Raised Capital On CircleUp (8/1/13)
    Posted 8/13/13 at 5:01pm
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    CircleUp — Sun Cups Raised Capital On CircleUp (7/1/13)
    Posted 8/13/13 at 4:59pm
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    CircleUp — Bhakti Chai Raised Capital On CircleUp (6/1/13)
    Posted 8/13/13 at 4:58pm
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    CircleUp — CircleUp Named Top 5 Disruptor In Financial Services By CNBC (6/1/13)
    Posted 8/17/13 at 8:53am via cnbc.com
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    CircleUp received $7.5M in Series A funding. (5/7/13)
    Posted 5/8/13 at 6:14am via techcrunch.com
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    CircleUp added Andy Weissman as Board Member. (5/1/13)
    Posted 8/17/13 at 8:57am
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    CircleUp — Smarty Pants Raised Capital On CircleUp (5/1/13)
    Posted 8/13/13 at 4:58pm
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    CircleUp — Steve's Ice Cream Raised Capital On CircleUp (4/1/13)
    Posted 8/13/13 at 4:54pm
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    CircleUp — NurturMe Raised Capital On CircleUp (4/1/13)
    Posted 8/13/13 at 4:56pm
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    CircleUp — Eco-Me Raised Capital On CircleUp (3/1/13)
    Posted 8/13/13 at 4:54pm
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    CircleUp — Peeled Snacks Raised Capital On CircleUp (2/1/13)
    Posted 8/13/13 at 4:48pm
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    CircleUp — RAEN Optics Raised Capital On CircleUp (1/1/13)
    Posted 8/13/13 at 4:47pm
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    CircleUp — Wafu Dressings Raised Capital On CircleUp (12/1/12)
    Posted 8/13/13 at 4:46pm

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Websitecircleup.com
Bloghttps://circleup.com/blog
StageLive
Launch DateApril, 2012
Tags crowdfunding, angel-investing, venture-capital, private-equity, prviate-investing, jobs-act

CircleUp (http://circleup.com/) is an equity-based crowdfunding investment platform that connects individual investors with growing private companies.

CircleUp features a curated list of national high-growth U.S. small consumer brands. All companies have a tangible product or retail outlet that you can touch, taste, use, or visit. Using tools provided by the platform, investors review companies of interest, ask questions of the management team and complete their investment – all on CircleUp.

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  1. SmartyPants Vitamins Raises $2.59M (finsmes.com) [edit]
  2. Episencial Raises $500K in Equity Crowdfunding through CircleUp (finsmes.com) [edit]
  3. Backed With $1.5M, CircleUp Aims To Be The AngelList For Consumer And Retail Startups (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  4. CircleUp, An Investment Platform For Non-Techie Consumer Startups, Raises $7.5M Led By Union Square (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  5. Opening Consumer Products To Crowdsourced Investment, CircleUp Raises $14 Million (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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    CircleUp a Top Disruptor In Financial Services (cnbc.com) [edit]
    CircleUp’s Ryan Caldbeck Channels His Passion Into A Creative Financing Marketplace (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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