Michigan Gets Its First Equity Crowdfunding Platform (and it’s Powered by CrowdEngine)

 Michigan Funders and CrowdEngine Launch First M.I.L.E. Act Crowdfunding Platform

Salt Lake City, UT – February 24, 2015 – MichiganFunders.com, built on the CrowdEngine crowdfunding platform, announced the launch of the first M.I.L.E. Act Equity Crowdfunding platform. Under the Michigan Invests Locally Exemption or “M.I.L.E. Act,” state residents can now invest up to $10,000 per investment, per year, in startups, existing businesses, and real estate via crowdfunding platforms.

“CrowdEngine is proud to have been part of many crowdfunding ‘firsts’, and this is another key milestone in bringing equity crowdfunding to the world. This is the same technology trusted by investors and entrepreneurs around the world, but now we’re enabling a new investment experience for intrastate crowdfunding portals that is accessible, efficient, and secure.” said Jim Borzilleri, President.

“Michigan Funders firmly believes that the pursuit of dreams is an inalienable right, and should not be denied or deferred because of access or wealth. Within that is our belief that investors should be allowed access to investments, and businesses should be allowed access to capital – both within a truly democratic market” said Niles Heron, Chief Business Development Officer at Michigan Funders.

CrowdEngine’s software to Crowdfund Equity Investments via the M.I.L.E. Act, Michigan Funders offers:

  • User-Friendly Tools – That simplify the creation, promotion, and securing of new investments for small businesses.
  • Align Investors to Investments – With access to a broader range of locally-based investments not limited by federal requirements of existing personal relationships, “accredited” investor status, or other federal compliance requirements.
  • Streamline due diligence – A new population of investors and entrepreneurs can focus more on fundraising instead of paperwork, with digitized templates, automation, and e-signing during the checkout processes.
  • Increased Convenience – Michigan residents can now browse investments anytime, from anywhere, on any device.
  • Investor Management – Once investments are complete, companies and entrepreneurs have one simple tool for investor communication, payouts, dividends, and quarterly updates.

Organizations interested in learning about CrowdEngine’s software solutions or Michigan Funders’ historical M.I.L.E Act crowdfunding portal can get more information at www.crowdengine.com or www.michiganfunders.com


Dan Baird
CrowdEngine +1 (888) 645-7018 X 112

Niles Heron
Michigan Funders +1 (866) 466-4178

About CrowdEngine:

CrowdEngine®, Powering Crowdfunding, Empowering People. CrowdEngine provides crowdfunding software solutions for real estate, equity, non-profit, and rewards crowdfunding sites. With on-staff experts, custom AND turnkey solutions, we empower people to create and operate crowdfunding platforms with more flexibility and less costs. For more information, visit www.crowdengine.com or call 888-645-7018 x 112.

About Michigan Funders:

MichiganFunders.com is the first homegrown equity crowdfunding platform in the state of Michigan. Following the passage of Public Act 264, co-founders David Tessler, local attorney Jeffery Freeman, and Niles Heron partnered to build the platform, which will for the first time, open up investment opportunities to Michigan-based non-accredited investors. The site will launch in February 2015 and will be open to both prospective investors and entrepreneurs. Before being added to the platform, all deals and investors will have to meet certain state-mandated criteria. For more information about how to sign up, visit MichiganFunders.com. MichiganFunders can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.