Wefunder Plans to Triple Crowdfunding Growth in 2017

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Wefunder Leads Reg CF Crowdfunding Space in Both Successful Funding Rounds and Total Raised. Once Title III of the JOBS Act (Reg CF) became actionable, Wefunder jumped out of the gate and never looked back. In fact, Wefunder’s founders lobbied Congress to legalize investment crowdfunding…. Read More

Following Kickstarter Success: Rocketbook Moves Everlast Notebook Project to Indiegogo InDemand

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Following the closing of its highly successful Kickstarter campaign, Rocketbook’s Everlast Notebook is now seeking additional funding through Indiegogo’s InDemand feature. The project raised $1,823,227 from 28,138 backers. The Everlast Notebook provides a classic pen and paper experience; it is built for the digital age. Although it looks… Read More

Bitcoin Startup CoolBitX Raise S$280,000 From Midana Capital Through FundedHere

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Singapore-based FundedHere announced on Thursday that CoolBitX Technology, the creator of wireless hardware wallet for bitcoins, CoolWallet, raised S$280,000 (US$200,000) from venture capital firm Midana Capital Inc. through its crowdfunding platform. The bitcoin startup is looking to use the funds for further research and development, and… Read More

Update: MyShowcase Surpasses £1 Million During the Final Days on Crowdcube

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With its Crowdcube campaign set to close on Friday (January 20th), MyShowcase has secured more than £1 million thanks to nearly 340 investors. The initiative was launched in November and originally sought to raise £750,000. MyShowcase is described as a multi-brand, multichannel, personal beauty advisory… Read More

PledgeMusic Appoints Bryan Mead as Senior Vice President of Artist & Label Relations

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PledgeMusic announced on Thursday it appointed Bryan Mead as its new Senior Vice President, Artist and Label Relations. Mead brings more than 25 years of music industry experience to the crowdfunding platform and recently served as INgrooves Music Group’s Senior Vice President, Label Services and Marketing. He was… Read More

Overfunding: Circuitree Cirrus Quickly Raises £100,000 Funding Target on Crowdcube

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Just days after launching its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, Circuitree Cirrus successfully secured its initial £100,000 funding target and is nearly £150,000 thanks to nearly 180 investors. Circuitree Cirrus, which was founded in 2015, stated it created a smart battery allows intermittent solar energy to be captured and… Read More

Fig Secures $7.84 Million in Series A Funding Round Led By Spark Capital & Greycroft

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Fig Publishing announced on Thursday it secured $7.84 million during a Series A Funding Round, which was led by Spark Capital and Greycroft with participation from Resolute Ventures, NextView Ventures, and Draft Ventures. Fig, which was founded in 2015, allows accredited and non-accredited investors to… Read More

Indiegogo Touts Equity Crowdfunding Success as Issuers Quickly Raise $1.4M in Growth Capital

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Indiegogo’s push into investment crowdfunding is working out pretty well so far. In the first two months of operation, Indiegogo has helped five different companies raise growth capital under Reg CF. In a partnership with MicroVentures, Indiegogo’s First Democracy VC has raised $1.4 million with… Read More

Tout Perdu: First Big Loss Hits French Real Estate Crowdfunding Sector

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While real estate crowdfunding holds much promise, risk remains. France, home of multiple real estate crowdfunding platforms, has just experienced its first big loss. According to a report in Capital, real estate developer Terlat has used two crowdfunding platforms to finance projects. Terlat has leveraged… Read More

NextGen Crowdfunding Announces the Crowdfunding Video Awards Season Kickoff

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On Thursday, NextGen Crowdfunding announced the season one premiere of the Crowdfunding Video Awards (CVAs). The season kickoff comes a couple of months after the company unveiled details about the CVAs, which will notably recognize the best pitch videos from both reward and equity crowdfunding campaigns. As… Read More


Lendit Announces Finalists For First Annual Industry Awards

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LendIt, the global lending and fintech conference series, announced on Thursday the finalists for its first annual LendIt Industry Awards. The organization revealed that out of hundreds of applicants worldwide, the selected finalists were placed in  18 categories, which notably celebrate fintech market leaders, emerging… Read More

Assiteca Crowd Launches Sister Donation Platform

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Assiteca Crowd, a Consob regulated investment crowdfunding platform in Italy, is launching a sister crowdfunding platform to enable donations. Assiteca Crowdonor will launch on January 26th with the “Most Beautiful Villages in Italy” campaign. The agreement was signed with the company “Borghi Services and Environment” and… Read More

Assetz Capital Hurdles £200 Million in Lending to SMEs

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Record Year for Assetz Capital as £108 Million lent to Small Business in 2016. Assetz Capital, a peer-to-peer lending platforms, has announced having originated £200 million in loans since launching in 2013. The alternative finance platform targets small and medium-sized UK businesses and also helps property… Read More

Seeking Unicorns: Indian Billionaire Kapoor Introduces Yes Fintech Accelerator

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Yes Fintech, a business accelerator program in collaboration with Yes Bank, T-Hub, Anthill and LetsTalkPayments, announced that it is accepting global applications until 3 February.  The top 12 selected startups will enroll in a 15 week dual destination program, split between Mumbai and Hyderabad. Yes Bank is… Read More

Live from Davos! WISeKey & Stratumn Partner to Provide Blockchain-Based Security Software

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WISeKey International Holding Ltd (WIHN.SW), a provider in Root of Trust and certificate authority, and Stratumn SAS, inventor of Proof of Process Technology, partner to provide enterprise grade process security software based on blockchain technologies. A software security company that enables a shift in how organizations secure… Read More

Exclusive! Companisto Reflections on 2016 as German Market Leader, Notes 19 Successful Rounds

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2016 marked a strong year for Berlin-based crowdfunding platform Companisto.  Founded in 2012 by Tamo Zwinge and David Rhotert. In an earlier interview, Zwinge envisioned Companisto as a crowdinvesting platform that enabled ideas to be implemented to benefit many people, a hope that continues to be realized. “According… Read More

Banks, Startups and Trolls to Duke Over Blockchain?

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Reports came out during the holiday season last year of banks quietly stocking up on blockchain patents.  Banks will compete with startups making the same moves.  They will also compete for patents with trolls who suppress innovation. The future of blockchain innovation depends on who… Read More

Credible Raises $10 Million in Series B Funding

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Credible, a multi-lender marketplace for student and personal loans, has closed on a $10 million Series B funding round.  The newest round brings total funding to $23 million to date for the young Fintech firm. The series B funding round was led by Regal Funds… Read More

Lending Club Releases Investor Update on Loss Forecasts

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lending clubLending Club (NYSE:LC) has filed an 8-K regarding an investor update from the company’s Chief Investment Officer Siddhartha Jajodia. The letter includes an update on expected delinquency rates across the existing loan portfolio following changes made several times in 2016, and implemented additional changes… Read More