If crowdfunding sites weren't already on the rise, the passage of the JOBS Act earlier this year propelled more to jump into the sphere dominated by platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Seedlauncher, which went live from its Iowa City offices July 8, hopes to bring a homegrown crowdfunding choice to Iowa's small businesses.
"We're hyperlocal. Kind of the whole idea is investing back into your own community," Seedlauncher co-founder Jeromy Sonne said , who is finishing up his senior year at the University of Iowa and currently interning for Dwolla.
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