Nov 25, 2019

Why are we building for small food companies?
GUEST BLOG by Raveler

We know how small business works, we know that there is pain there, and we know that other companies are not serving their needs.

An investor once asked: “why is Raveler targeting small businesses, rather than large corporate chains who can spend more money on software?” It’s a valid question- the food business is hard, and large corporations have more money to throw at the operational issues that bog them down. However, we are committed to serving smaller businesses because it is a cornerstone of our central business thesis.

The small food business is what we know best. Our unfair advantage as a company is the fact that both co-founders have spent over a decade in the trenches of small food business. We know how to talk to people about their operations, we know the right questions to ask, and we know how to solve their problems. In short, we can sell to small businesses.

There is a lot of complexity in the food business, and it’s hard to manage. Inventory of perishable materials, FDA compliance, and production scheduling take up a lot of time. Currently, best practice is to use sticky notes and spreadsheets. Although there are plenty of lightweight solutions for POS, Ecommerce, and bookkeeping, operations/manufacturing software is where credit card processing was before Stripe, and where web design was before Squarespace.

Our platform connects the dots and increases efficiency. One customer reports that Raveler saves them eight hours a week, which has increased their production capacity by 50% without adding more staff. It is amazing how much more can get done every day when you’re not constantly chasing papers. That efficiency means all the more to small businesses, which are always strapped for time.

Because everyone else is thinking about big chains, there is a $40Billion market that has yet to be addressed. We have the best team to bring that solution to market, and we are honored and excited to do so.

Nov 14, 2019

BitMovio Launches Capital Raise on Netcapital Funding Portal
ARTICLE

Featuring a freemium revenue model, BitMovio is a blockchain-enabled, gamified video entertainment platform built for the Fortnite generation.

To help achieve its mission to democratize the entertainment content distribution and financing model, BitMovio, Inc. is raising growth capital through an offering launching today on Netcapital.

"Beyond subscription (SVOD) and advertising-supported (AVOD) video streaming services, we believe a 3rd lane will emerge - Freemium Video Streaming. This will be a massive opportunity - perhaps even larger than SVOD and AVOD combined - to introduce proven, highly-profitable gamification techniques of the kind perfected by Epic Games in Fortnite into video streaming," said Jerry Kowal, Chief Content Officer and Cofounder of BitMovio.

Aug 11, 2019

With new investing rules, you can be part of the crowd that’s funding startups
ARTICLE

Boston Globe: Netcapital CEO Jason Frishman and the company are featured in an article by tech columnist Scott Kirsner on the growing business of investment portals such as Netcapital raising capital to fund startup companies.

Aug 9, 2019

Netcapital Partners with MassChallenge to Help Startups Raise Capital
PRESS RELEASE

We are pleased to announce that Netcapital is partnering with MassChallenge, a global network of startup accelerators, to offer a discount on our capital raising services to current and alumni companies in the MassChallenge Boston program.

MassChallenge Boston supports early-stage startups across all industries through a four-month accelerator program. One hundred companies are currently participating in its Boston Accelerator program.

Boston is a global leader in innovation, and we are excited to partner with a premier accelerator in MassChallenge to help foster that innovation. The technology on our platform should prove very valuable to these startups as they seek alternative routes to financing.

As an in-kind partner, we will offer discounted services to all of the companies actively participating in the MassChallenge program, as well as over 2,300 MassChallenge alumni startups worldwide, that elect to use our platform to raise capital from investors. MassChallenge operates programs in Boston, Rhode Island, Texas, Israel, Switzerland, and Mexico.

Entrepreneurs interested in learning more about Netcapital should contact us at hello@netcapital.com.

Aug 4, 2019

Backed by the State of Kentucky, Braidy Industries Raises $2.5 Million on Netcapital Platform in Offering for Aluminum Company
ARTICLE

Crowdfund Insider: Specialty metals manufacturer Braidy Industries raises $2.5 million on the Netcapital platform, broadening its investor base among main street investors in its home state of Kentucky.

Aug 2, 2019

2012 JOBS Act: Creating More Opportunity For Investors In The Private Markets
ARTICLE

Financial Advisor magazine: Netcapital CEO Jason Frishman writes guest expert commentary piece on the opportunity for investors and their advisors to take advantage of early stage growth opportunities in the private markets through investment portals such as Netcapital.

Jul 9, 2017

Jason Frishman speaks on CNBC’s Mad Money with Jim Cramer
VIDEO

CNBC: Netcapital CEO Jason Frishman is featured on Mad Money with Jim Cramer, discussing the opportunity for investors to gain access to startup companies through portals such as Netcapital.