CNN Money | by Erin Kim
How much do you love your local coffee shop? Enough to help its owner buy new tables and chairs?
New York Times | by Emily B. Hager and Jeremy Beiler
The NYTimes captures Smallknot in the second segment of their June 20, 2012 edition of TimesCast Tech.
Fast Co.Design | by Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan
Think of it as neighborhood-based seed funding. On Smallknot, local businesses can exchange goods and services for capital investments from their fans.
Entrepreneur | by Brian Patrick Eha
Part of Smallknot's answer to this problem is to facilitate "the online-offline relationship" between a business and its investors. How? By requiring that any contributions be repaid "in kind and at a premium" -- but not in cash.
Shareable | by Beth Buczynski
There used to be a time when, if you wanted money to create public art, produce your invention, or start a company, you had to appeal to higher authorities. Big banks, wealthy relatives, local governments--they had the green, and we the humble innovators had to prove we were worthy of it.
Mother Nature News | by Melissa Hincha-Ownby
The buy local movement is growing in the United States but one new startup is adding a twist to this trend: investing local as well. Smallknot is a new small business investing site that lets everyday consumers support small businesses in our communities in exchange for good and services.
Killer Startups | by Christa Pagliei
In the world of startups innovation can often become a hollow buzzword. With technology advancing at a speed only rivaled by the industrial revolution, many in the industry are looking to change not only the the technology that runs the system that we live by but the system itself. I sat down with Jay Lee the founder of SmallKnot, and I can firmly say that he is one of these people.
Fox Business | by Ann Hynek
Seeking a new way to support local businesses? If you live in New York City or Greenville, S.C., you may want to check out Smallknot.
GigaOm | by Ki Mae Heussner
The crowdfunding startup, which was also part of the recent NYC TechStars class, lets people invest in the businesses closest to their homes. But instead of forcing borrowers to repay lenders in cash, they can return the investment in kind, with special goods, perks or private parties (even an oil painting, in one case).
Tech Crunch | by John Biggs
What do you get when you put an AIDS activist, an actor and two technologists in a coffee shop? An idea to make the world a better place. Their project, part of this year’s TechStars, is called Smallknot and it lets you invest a small amount into local businesses.
Business Insider | by Jill Krasny
It's social lending, but with a twist: Whereas most donations typically end with a check and a handshake, on Smallknot consumers dole out loans which are fully repaid within a time frame agreed upon by Smallknot and the small biz asking for cash.