Real Estate Crowdfunding Calls French Crowdfunding Regulation Into Question

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Real estate crowdfunding started late in 2014 in France. But, hardly a year later, it is going strong with 26 platforms vying for a share of the market. However, as crowdfunding moves from real estate development to buy-to-let projects, new platforms are encountering some resistance… Read More

Bond Street Partners with Booker: Aims to Simplify Financing Process

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Bond Street, an online lending platform for small businesses, and Booker, an all-­in-­one local service commerce platform, today announced a partnership to provide fairly­priced lending capital to help facilitate the growth of companies on the Booker platform. “Bond Street shares Booker’s mission to minimize the… Read More

Update: Luxury Marketplace Luxtripper Overfunds on Crowdcube

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With less than two weeks left until its second Crowdcube campaign comes to an end, luxury marketplace, Luxtripper has successfully secured its initial £400,000 funding goal. As previously reported, Luxtripper, which secured £152,000 on Crowdcube last year, uses propriety tech to present travellers with their personalised… Read More

Investec Australia Purchases 20% of Equity Crowdfunding Platform Equitise

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Equitise has a new shareholder.  Investec Australia, a publicly traded company, announced today that it had purchased a 20% stake in the equity crowdfunding platform making it the single largest shareholder behind the Equitise co-founders.  Investec was joined in the funding round by H2 Ventures and… Read More

AngelList Year in Review: Raised $163 Million in 2015

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Disruptive investment crowdfunding platform AngelList has published an end of the year recap.  The digital funding and job board community states that it raised $163 million during 2015. This number was generated for 441 startups funded by 3,379 investors. There are approximately 770,000 companies with… Read More

Brief: PledgeMe Has Received 71 Applications For Board Member Position & 52% Were From Women

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Last month, New Zealand-based crowdfunding platform PledgeMe announced it was looking for a new board member following the departure of Anake Goodall. The equity portal’s Anna Guenther shared: “With Anake leaving our board of directors, we’re on the lookout for someone to jump on the… Read More

Kickstarter Celebrates 100,000th Successfully Funded Project

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On Monday, Kickstarter celebrated the 100,000th project to be successfully funded on its crowdfunding platform by releasing 100 numbers behind those first 100,000 initiatives. The portal shared on its blog: “In the 6 years, 9 months, and 10 days since Kickstarter launched, much has changed and… Read More

Crowdcube #FundedClub Member Lovespace Releases New London Notting Hill Moving Guide

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Offering up some advice to those looking to move to London’s famous neighborhood Notting Hill, Crowdcube #FundedClub member and storage company Lovespace has released a new moving guide for new or soon-to-be residents. The company, which was founded by Streetcar co-founder and entrepreneur Brett Akker, won the… Read More

FitPay Launches Kickstarter Campaign Following $3.1M Seed Funding Round

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Following the closing of its recent $3.1 million in seed funding led by Giesecke & Devrient (G&D), FitPay has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $120,000 for its Pebble contactless payment smartstraps. FitPay was founded by payment industry veterans Michael Orlando, Scott Stevelinck and Chris Orlando…. Read More

XTI Aircraft Company Mourns the Loss of Vice Chairman Jeff Pino

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On Monday, XTI Aircraft Company (XTI) representatives announced the loss of the company’s Vice Chairman Jeff Pino, who died in a plane crash on February 5th near Phoenix, Arizona. XTI founder and chairman David Brody shared: “There are no words to express the grief and sadness we… Read More


Kevin Heffernan Reveals a Fan Favorite Has Returned For “Super Troopers 2″

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Last week, Kevin Heffernan, who plays the infamous police officer Farva, announced that a fan favorite has returned to the Super Troopers franchise to reprise his hilarious role in the upcoming sequel. Broken Lizard announced the sequel last year just 14 years after the first film’s release… Read More

Cannabis Company Med-X to Sell Shares Under Reg A+ on StartEngine

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  Med-X, a medical cannabis startup that has been seeking indications of investor interest on StartEngine, has received SEC approval to raise funding under Regulation A+.  The non-binding indications of interest have registered 1,176 investors for an estimated $3.7 million.  Med-X will now sell shares… Read More

UK Developer Pocket App Set to Rocket With Seedrs Initiative

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On Monday, UK-based independent app developer, Pocket App, announced on Monday the launch of its crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs.  Pocket App, which was founded in 2011, reportedly has several years of experience with clients like Coca-Cola, Samsung, W Hotel, the Queen Elizabeth Park, Adidas, Epson,… Read More

Xignite Captures $20.5M During Series C Round Led By QUICK Corporation

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Xignite, a provider of market data cloud solutions for financial institutions and financial technology companies, announced on Monday it has raised $20.5 million in a Series C funding round led by Tokyo-based QUICK Corporation, part of the Nikkei  Group and Japan’s largest financial information provider…. Read More

Rebus Called Biggest UK Crowdfunding Failure to Date as Firm Files for Bankruptcy

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Rebus, a company that raised over £816,790 on Crowdcube in 2015, has gone into administration making it one of the largest equity crowdfunding failures in the UK to date.  According to data provided by Crowdcube, the company sold a 6.63% stake in the firm to 109… Read More

SoFi Super Bowl Sunday. University Grad Gets a Loan & Ends Up in an Ad

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Don’t Bank. SoFi. The marketplace lender doesn’t want to change the banking industry. It wants to eliminate it completely. Having raised a mere billion dollars last year, SoFi has decided to spend a few dimes on promoting its message around the country. And what better… Read More

Aaron Vermut Looks to Bring Israeli DNA from BillGuard into Prosper’s Culture

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Leading marketplace lending platform Prosper acquired an Israeli startup towards the end of 2015 called BillGuard.  BillGuard’s service allows consumers to track their spending across many accounts, budget effectively, and protect their money from wrongful charges while monitoring a user’s credit score. It may also… Read More