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Monthly Archives: September 2015

History Has Been Made As Crowdboarders, The World’s First Social Investing Network Launches Equity + For Texans With Dallas Based Brown Lane Studios

DALLAS, TX (PRWEB) SEPT 1, 2015 – For the first time ever, Texas residents have the opportunity to invest in Texas based private companies thanks to recent regulatory changes introduced in November of 2014.

CrowdBoarders was the First Dallas based Crowdfunding Portal approved by the Texas State Securities Board (TSSB).

Today, CrowdBoarders is proud to release the Brown Lane Studios CrowdBoard which is now open and accepting public funding in return for private equity.

In response to explosive growth over the last 2 years, J. Michael Brown, the sole owner of the futuristic studio that offers the Dallas creative community an exciting Eco-system of private studios, commercial studios, media services and events of all kinds “ under one roof” is now seeking $300,000 in exchange for 5% equity in the company.

The offering consists of 9 different levels of public investment ranging from $20-$5000. The Capital raised will be used to carry out the company’s continuing expansion in direct response to ever increasing local market demands for this unique facility and services.

Furthermore, Mr. Brown encourages and invites any potential investors to come and enjoy a studio tour and see this amazing facility for themselves at 1499 Regal Row, Suite 505 in Dallas.

Early investors will receive complimentary studios services dependent on their investment level in addition to their shares (Equity+) as a clear intention of the company’s desire to reward any members of the Texas public that share their exciting vision for Dallas and the Industry.

To view the CrowdBoard live: https://crowdboarders.com/brown-lane-studios

CrowdBoarders www.crowdboarders.com is a New Generation Social Investing Network which connects worldwide communities of Districts with worldwide content on CrowdBoards based in Dallas and currently offering equity crowdfunding in Texas companies to all Texans.

Interested Parties in Brown Lane please visit: http://www.brownlanestudios.com/invest

History Has Been Made As Crowdboarders, The World’s First Social Investing Network Launches Equity + For Texans With Dallas Based Brown Lane Studios

DALLAS, TX (PRWEB) SEPT 1, 2015 – For the first time ever, Texas residents have the opportunity to invest in Texas based private companies thanks to recent regulatory changes introduced in November of 2014.

CrowdBoarders was the First Dallas based Crowdfunding Portal approved by the Texas State Securities Board (TSSB).

Today, CrowdBoarders is proud to release the Brown Lane Studios CrowdBoard which is now open and accepting public funding in return for private equity.

In response to explosive growth over the last 2 years, J. Michael Brown, the sole owner of the futuristic studio that offers the Dallas creative community an exciting Eco-system of private studios, commercial studios, media services and events of all kinds “ under one roof” is now seeking $300,000 in exchange for 5% equity in the company.

The offering consists of 9 different levels of public investment ranging from $20-$5000. The Capital raised will be used to carry out the company’s continuing expansion in direct response to ever increasing local market demands for this unique facility and services.

Furthermore, Mr. Brown encourages and invites any potential investors to come and enjoy a studio tour and see this amazing facility for themselves at 1499 Regal Row, Suite 505 in Dallas.

Early investors will receive complimentary studios services dependent on their investment level in addition to their shares (Equity+) as a clear intention of the company’s desire to reward any members of the Texas public that share their exciting vision for Dallas and the Industry.

To view the CrowdBoard live: https://crowdboarders.com/brown-lane-studios

CrowdBoarders www.crowdboarders.com is a New Generation Social Investing Network which connects worldwide communities of Districts with worldwide content on CrowdBoards based in Dallas and currently offering equity crowdfunding in Texas companies to all Texans.

Interested Parties in Brown Lane please visit: http://www.brownlanestudios.com/invest

Lake Mary Cheesecake Company Launches Reg A+ Test The Waters Mini IPO!

Award-Winning Manufacturer Is Developing The First State-Of-The-Art, Certified Gluten-Free Facility  For Producing Cheesecakes Without Gluten

Altamonte Springs, Florida, August 31, 2015 – Michel Lefebvre, CEO of Lake Mary Cheesecake Company (LMCC) is a leading manufacturer of New York Style Cheesecake for upscale restaurants, theme parks, hotels and cruise lines. Ten years ago, when an associate was diagnosed with a gluten intolerance, he did extensive research into safe practices for creating products without gluten. According to Madavor Media’s Gluten-Free Living, “the gluten-free industry is expected to grow to $16.5 billion by 2016.” With LMCC’s continued annual growth, the company is debt-free and is operating close to capacity. Mr. Lefebvre says, “If our incredible assortment of regular cheesecakes wasn’t enough, we have perfected our all-natural, high quality gluten-free cheesecakes to accommodate our customers on specialty diets.” “We are eager to raise funds to expand our presence in Florida to include a certified gluten-free facility and establish a direct-to-consumer gluten-free cheesecake line,” he reports. The company will acquire additional specifically-designated food handling, processing and storage equipment to support increased production, and will invest in Research & Development for its new patented cheesecake that contains a nutritional supplement to promote healthy blood sugar levels.

Under Regulation A+, Lake Mary Cheesecake is “testing the waters” and taking equity investments from non-accredited investors. Passed by the SEC in March under Title IV of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, Lake Mary Cheesecake Company is announcing a mini public offering to create the facility for their gluten-free cheesecake. “We are thrilled to be embarking on a new adventure. After all, we were pioneers in creating products without gluten and now we have 10 years of experience in making gluten-free products as a foundation to build on,” Mr. Lefebvre says.

Lake Mary Cheesecake has been in business since 1999. They are very successful. As more restaurants outsource their dessert programs to the company, the more diverse offerings are necessary to accommodate the restricted diets of today’s consumer.

Lake Mary first served the Orlando, Florida area, starting with the retail market and expanding into a regional commercial bakery serving central Florida theme parks, convention centers, cruise lines, restaurants and hotels. It has now grown to also serve theme parks in Los Angeles and national grocery store chains. The margins for direct-to-consumer sales are higher than food service and retail sales. Lake Mary Cheesecake Company has plants in Riverside, CA and Altamonte Springs, Florida.

Reports indicate that 29% of Americans avoid or try to avoid gluten and 55% spend 30% more for gluten-free products than regular grocery items. In fact, there is such significant growth in food choice and ranges in supermarkets that many have dedicated entire aisles for these new allergen free food, beverage and nutritional products.

LMCC currently has a food safe environment certified by AIB International, receiving a superior rating in food and safety standards including the coveted HACCP (Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points) plan. HACCP is a management system in which food safety is addressed through the analysis and control of biological, chemical and physical hazards from raw material production, procurement and handling, to manufacturing and distribution of the finished product. It also has Kosher foods certification, and complies with the proposed FDA rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Lake Mary Cheesecake produces a very high quality handmade product that provides a texture, aroma and experience that consumers cannot find with any other baker. All of the ingredients are natural and fresh. The New York style cheesecakes are baked “Bain Marie” with constant observation, control and patience so they retain their creamy texture. Besides the signature cheesecakes, LMCC also creates high quality cakes and baked goods with extraordinary taste and texture including Carrot Cake, Ganache Cake, Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Key Lime Pie, Tiramisu cake, Margarita Pie and Italian Rum cake which are the results of the company’s careful use of the finest ingredients. lakemarycheesecake.com

Lake Mary Cheesecake Company Launches Reg A+ Test The Waters Mini IPO!

Award-Winning Manufacturer Is Developing The First State-Of-The-Art, Certified Gluten-Free Facility  For Producing Cheesecakes Without Gluten

Altamonte Springs, Florida, August 31, 2015 – Michel Lefebvre, CEO of Lake Mary Cheesecake Company (LMCC) is a leading manufacturer of New York Style Cheesecake for upscale restaurants, theme parks, hotels and cruise lines. Ten years ago, when an associate was diagnosed with a gluten intolerance, he did extensive research into safe practices for creating products without gluten. According to Madavor Media’s Gluten-Free Living, “the gluten-free industry is expected to grow to $16.5 billion by 2016.” With LMCC’s continued annual growth, the company is debt-free and is operating close to capacity. Mr. Lefebvre says, “If our incredible assortment of regular cheesecakes wasn’t enough, we have perfected our all-natural, high quality gluten-free cheesecakes to accommodate our customers on specialty diets.” “We are eager to raise funds to expand our presence in Florida to include a certified gluten-free facility and establish a direct-to-consumer gluten-free cheesecake line,” he reports. The company will acquire additional specifically-designated food handling, processing and storage equipment to support increased production, and will invest in Research & Development for its new patented cheesecake that contains a nutritional supplement to promote healthy blood sugar levels.

Under Regulation A+, Lake Mary Cheesecake is “testing the waters” and taking equity investments from non-accredited investors. Passed by the SEC in March under Title IV of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, Lake Mary Cheesecake Company is announcing a mini public offering to create the facility for their gluten-free cheesecake. “We are thrilled to be embarking on a new adventure. After all, we were pioneers in creating products without gluten and now we have 10 years of experience in making gluten-free products as a foundation to build on,” Mr. Lefebvre says.

Lake Mary Cheesecake has been in business since 1999. They are very successful. As more restaurants outsource their dessert programs to the company, the more diverse offerings are necessary to accommodate the restricted diets of today’s consumer.

Lake Mary first served the Orlando, Florida area, starting with the retail market and expanding into a regional commercial bakery serving central Florida theme parks, convention centers, cruise lines, restaurants and hotels. It has now grown to also serve theme parks in Los Angeles and national grocery store chains. The margins for direct-to-consumer sales are higher than food service and retail sales. Lake Mary Cheesecake Company has plants in Riverside, CA and Altamonte Springs, Florida.

Reports indicate that 29% of Americans avoid or try to avoid gluten and 55% spend 30% more for gluten-free products than regular grocery items. In fact, there is such significant growth in food choice and ranges in supermarkets that many have dedicated entire aisles for these new allergen free food, beverage and nutritional products.

LMCC currently has a food safe environment certified by AIB International, receiving a superior rating in food and safety standards including the coveted HACCP (Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points) plan. HACCP is a management system in which food safety is addressed through the analysis and control of biological, chemical and physical hazards from raw material production, procurement and handling, to manufacturing and distribution of the finished product. It also has Kosher foods certification, and complies with the proposed FDA rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Lake Mary Cheesecake produces a very high quality handmade product that provides a texture, aroma and experience that consumers cannot find with any other baker. All of the ingredients are natural and fresh. The New York style cheesecakes are baked “Bain Marie” with constant observation, control and patience so they retain their creamy texture. Besides the signature cheesecakes, LMCC also creates high quality cakes and baked goods with extraordinary taste and texture including Carrot Cake, Ganache Cake, Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Key Lime Pie, Tiramisu cake, Margarita Pie and Italian Rum cake which are the results of the company’s careful use of the finest ingredients. lakemarycheesecake.com

Kickante Transforms Crowdfunding, Creates Sharing Economy in Brazil Amidst Difficult Economic Downturn

The leading crowdfunding site in Brazil provides personalized ways to fund projects for NGOs, entrepreneurs and individuals.

August 31, 2015 — New YorkKickante, the leading crowdfunding platform in Brazil, based in Sao Paulo, has transformed crowdfunding in Brazil by catering to Brazilian culture and educating individuals and organizations on how to raise funds. Since its founding less than two years ago, Kickante has grown exponentially, tripling in just the last six months, while the Brazilian economy is struggling.

Kickante has funded more than 8,000 projects in just one and a half years of existence, while its competitors launch a maximum of 200 campaigns per month. With its unique platform compiling crowdfunding, ecommerce, traditional fundraising techniques, a team of dedicated and creative employees, and its unique technology platform and marketing services, the company has already received interest to expand its platform in Brazil and other countries.

Kickante includes a full suite of crowdfunding features, including the following:

  • Installment contributions, where backers can pay in up to six installments.
  • Personalized training in fundraising and crowdfunding techniques, pre- and post-campaign launch.
  • Automated administrative help of fundraising techniques that help a campaign reach its target, keeping the owners focused on marketing.
  • A monthly contribution club linked to crowdfunding campaigns, helping the owner go beyond its 60-day crowdfunding campaign.
  • Third-party fundraising campaigns. Anyone can create campaigns to raise funds for a non-governmental organization (NGO) using a peer-to-peer network; the amounts raised will go directly to the NGO’s registered bank account.
  • Two campaign options: All–or-nothing funding (keepmoney raised only if the entire target amount is reached), or flexible funding (take whatever amount is raised).
  • Authorized connection to YouTube videos, helping campaigns go viral.
  • Monthly webinars on the topics of crowdfunding and fundraising.

“Brazilians are embracing the sharing economy,” said Candice Pascoal, co-founder and chairwoman of Kickante. “Just like the year 2009 when Crowdfunding boomed in the United States due to the weakened economy, we see the same trend happening in Brazil. Our site has given Brazilians opportunities to fund projects and participate in donating to projects that would have never before seen the light of day. We are seeing projects funded in art, entrepreneurship, the volunteer sector, and many other categories, especially in the current Brazilian economy.”

Successful campaigns launched on Kickante, such as the ones cited below, are diverse:

  • Bel Pesce raised more than 342 percent of her goal to finance a national tour of lectures on her book, “A Menina do Vale 2” (A Girl from the Valley 2).
  • Nazi (lead singer of the band Ira!), Lobão, Leila Pinheiro and several other musicians have funded projects.
  • The board game, “Caçadores da Galaxia” (Galaxy Hunters), raised 870 percent of its campaign goal.
  • Both large and small NGOs, from“FixandoRaízes” (Setting Roots)to Doctors Without Borders, Greenpeace, Red Cross, and World Vision, are successfully funding campaigns.

About Kickante

Founded in October 2013, Kickante is the largest crowdfunding platform in Brazil. Kickante has launched more than 8,000 campaigns and raised more than R$14million. Kickante offers both flexible campaigns, ideal for projects that do not have a minimum value and may benefit from any amount collected, and all-or-nothing campaigns. Kickante is the only company in Brazil to have a unique link on YouTube, where a developer can assess whether a project deserves support and be directed to the campaign platform. In addition to launching campaigns quickly, and in a less bureaucratic and more democratic way, Kickante also offers the possibility for collaborators to donate in installments and for organizers to receive resources for their projects up-front. Visit www.kickante.com.br/ for more information.

Kickante Transforms Crowdfunding, Creates Sharing Economy in Brazil Amidst Difficult Economic Downturn

The leading crowdfunding site in Brazil provides personalized ways to fund projects for NGOs, entrepreneurs and individuals.

August 31, 2015 — New YorkKickante, the leading crowdfunding platform in Brazil, based in Sao Paulo, has transformed crowdfunding in Brazil by catering to Brazilian culture and educating individuals and organizations on how to raise funds. Since its founding less than two years ago, Kickante has grown exponentially, tripling in just the last six months, while the Brazilian economy is struggling.

Kickante has funded more than 8,000 projects in just one and a half years of existence, while its competitors launch a maximum of 200 campaigns per month. With its unique platform compiling crowdfunding, ecommerce, traditional fundraising techniques, a team of dedicated and creative employees, and its unique technology platform and marketing services, the company has already received interest to expand its platform in Brazil and other countries.

Kickante includes a full suite of crowdfunding features, including the following:

  • Installment contributions, where backers can pay in up to six installments.
  • Personalized training in fundraising and crowdfunding techniques, pre- and post-campaign launch.
  • Automated administrative help of fundraising techniques that help a campaign reach its target, keeping the owners focused on marketing.
  • A monthly contribution club linked to crowdfunding campaigns, helping the owner go beyond its 60-day crowdfunding campaign.
  • Third-party fundraising campaigns. Anyone can create campaigns to raise funds for a non-governmental organization (NGO) using a peer-to-peer network; the amounts raised will go directly to the NGO’s registered bank account.
  • Two campaign options: All–or-nothing funding (keepmoney raised only if the entire target amount is reached), or flexible funding (take whatever amount is raised).
  • Authorized connection to YouTube videos, helping campaigns go viral.
  • Monthly webinars on the topics of crowdfunding and fundraising.

“Brazilians are embracing the sharing economy,” said Candice Pascoal, co-founder and chairwoman of Kickante. “Just like the year 2009 when Crowdfunding boomed in the United States due to the weakened economy, we see the same trend happening in Brazil. Our site has given Brazilians opportunities to fund projects and participate in donating to projects that would have never before seen the light of day. We are seeing projects funded in art, entrepreneurship, the volunteer sector, and many other categories, especially in the current Brazilian economy.”

Successful campaigns launched on Kickante, such as the ones cited below, are diverse:

  • Bel Pesce raised more than 342 percent of her goal to finance a national tour of lectures on her book, “A Menina do Vale 2” (A Girl from the Valley 2).
  • Nazi (lead singer of the band Ira!), Lobão, Leila Pinheiro and several other musicians have funded projects.
  • The board game, “Caçadores da Galaxia” (Galaxy Hunters), raised 870 percent of its campaign goal.
  • Both large and small NGOs, from“FixandoRaízes” (Setting Roots)to Doctors Without Borders, Greenpeace, Red Cross, and World Vision, are successfully funding campaigns.

About Kickante

Founded in October 2013, Kickante is the largest crowdfunding platform in Brazil. Kickante has launched more than 8,000 campaigns and raised more than R$14million. Kickante offers both flexible campaigns, ideal for projects that do not have a minimum value and may benefit from any amount collected, and all-or-nothing campaigns. Kickante is the only company in Brazil to have a unique link on YouTube, where a developer can assess whether a project deserves support and be directed to the campaign platform. In addition to launching campaigns quickly, and in a less bureaucratic and more democratic way, Kickante also offers the possibility for collaborators to donate in installments and for organizers to receive resources for their projects up-front. Visit www.kickante.com.br/ for more information.

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