Hybrid Crowdfunding


08/02/2017 Kim Kaselionis featured on WJCT News “First Coast Connect” radio program

04/30/2017 Sacramento Bets On Women To Help Lead The Tech Economy

01/18/2017 Legal cannabis economy could spur economy, San Rafael official says “Why not define the rules and regulate, as opposed to letting it happen to you? Create the landscape you want to operate in and monitor,” said Kim Kaselionis. Kaselionis, the former chief executive of Circle Bank, is the founder of Sausalito’s Breakaway Funding, a hybrid crowd-funding platform that helps companies raise money so they can expand and create jobs.

“Somebody has to have the will to be first,” Kaselionis said.

01/13/2017 Fresno First Bank parent announces fourth-quarter earnings The company invested in Breakaway Funding, a next-generation crowd-funding company, helping to place it among the forefront of financial service providers in California.

10/23/2016 Fresno First Bank declared top Community Bank SBA Lender for Fourth Consecutive Year.

Fresno First Bank, the operating bank of Communities First Financial Corporation serving Central California, has been declared the top Community Bank SBA Lender for the 15 county Fresno District for the fourth consecutive year. The bank approved 37 SBA 7(A) loans totaling $16.7 million and participated in SBA 504 loan approvals during the year which will yield approximately $15.6 million in additional loans to small businesses in Central California.

10/05/2016 Breakaway Funding in Forbes

09/28/2016 Ex-Banker’s Crowdfunding Firm Finds Its Missing Link: A Bank

09/27/2016 Community bank places big bet on crowdfunded small businesses

09/21/2016 Fresno First Bank and Breakaway Funding Sign Deal to Fund Business with Hybrid Crowdfunding

06/15/2016 The Bay Area’s most Influential Women in fintech 2016

05/16/2016 Retail, Consumer Technology and Crowdfunding to Be Focus of May 24 Workshop in Los Angeles

05/26/2016 Reg A+ and Equity Crowdfunding: Getting Though the Growing Pains of a New Era in Raising Capital

05/25/2016 Breakaway Funding Launches Petition to Support California Equity Crowdfunding Exemption

05/21/2016 Kim Kaselionis featured on John Livesay’s The Successful Pitch

05/01/2016 Redefining Women’s Work

04/29/2016 Women bank on big opportunities in fintech

04/22/2016 Micro Business Summit brings 225 to Cabrillo College

03/05/2016 Fintech Companies in the Bay Area