The Establishment of Equity Crowdfunding in Thailand & the Strengthening of Thai SMEs for the ASEAN Single Market

Thailand New Equity Crowdfunding Market

Top Story

The Importance of Equity Crowdfunding in Thailand On 16 May 2015, the notification of the Capital Market Supervisory Board such as the notification no.: TorChor. 7/2558 regarding regulations on offer for sale of securities through electronic system or network TorChor. 8/2558 regarding rules, conditions and… Read More

No More ‘Cherry-picking,’ Says The UK’s Peer-to-Peer Finance Association

cherry picking

2015 may be the year of the great British cherry, according to the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, but the trade body overseeing the UK peer-to-peer lending industry is getting ready to introduce a rule against allowing institutions to “cherry-pick” the most desirable loans at the expense… Read More

Angel Food Shifts From Rewards to Equity Crowdfunding on PledgeMe

Angel Food Products

Back in 2013 before equity crowdfunding was legalized in New Zealand,  Auckland based Angel Food launched a very small rewards based crowdfunding campaign on PledgeMe. Tomorrow Angel Food will return to PledgeMe but this time the funding is for equity in the small company and… Read More

Beep Beep: Australia’s Tapp a Taxi Debuts Crowdfunding Initiative on PledgeMe

Tapp a Taxi 2

Seeking to expand its services, Queenstown-based taxi app, Tapp a Taxi launched its equity crowdfunding campaign on PledgeMe earlier this morning. The app works by using peoples mobile phones and GPS location to make hailing a taxi more efficient. Unlike other taxi apps, Tapp works across… Read More

Used By Sting, The Police and John Mayer, Boutique Guitar Pedal Maker Red Witch Now Crowdfunding on Snowball Effect

red witch logo 3

Like so many great products, Red Witch Analog Lt began in a garage–not in Silicon Valley, but in Paekakariki, New Zealand. The company, currently raising funds on Snowball Effect, produces boutique analogue guitar and bass effects pedals, used by the likes of Sting, the Arctic Monkeys, Guns n’ Roses, Andy Summers… Read More

SnowBall Effect has Raised Over $6 million Dominating the Kiwi Equity Crowdfunding Space

Kiwis Rock

According to Snowball Effect they are off to a solid start as leaders in the investment crowdfunding space in New Zealand.  In a recent statement Snowball Effect declares; “Of the $8 million+ raised through equity crowdfunding so far in New Zealand, over $6 million was… Read More

Tech Fight: inCharge Bolt vs. ChargeDoubler Both Claim “First” in Crowdfunding Battle

Boxing Gloves Fight Box

We all want to be able to charge our smartphones faster so when I saw the crowdfunding campaign for ChargeDoubler I thought this was a pretty cool campaign. The “original accelerator” claims up to 2X charging speeds for your iPhone or Android phone by allowing a… Read More

Bitcoin Index on NYSE (Video)

Bitpieces Bitcoin

Matt Roszak called launching of a Bitcoin index on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) a major milestone – and he is right. While regulators eye the emerging realm of cryptocurrencies across the world, private markets are acknowledging the opportunity and pushing Bitcoin (and other… Read More

Peer to Peer Lending to Hit $22 Billion in Australia by 2020

Rocket Escape Velocity

According to research by Morgan Stanley, peer to peer lending is set to rocket to $22 billion within the next 5 years in Australia.  This is a country with a population of just 24 million.  This highlights the collision path between traditional finance and disruptive… Read More

GrowthFunders Receives FCA Approval for Crowdfunding Platform

FCA Approved

GrowthFunders, part of Growth Capital Ventures, has just received official approval from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to operate their investment crowdfunding platform.  GrowthFunders has been operating since March 0f 2014 using a provisionary status in association with Linear Investments. The process took GrowthFunders approximately… Read More

Non-Profits Wishbone & Uncommon Schools Launch Crowdfunding Initiative to Send More Than 100 Low-Income, High School Students to Top Summer Programs

Summer Camp

Wishbone, a non-profit that gives students the chance to pursue their passions through online crowdfunding and program coordination, and Uncommon Schools, a network of 42 public charter schools, are teaming up to raise $90,000 to send 104 low-income, high school students to a summer program of their… Read More

Hip Hop Group De La Soul Reveals Why They Decided to Turn to Kickstarter For Upcoming Album

De La Soul

Earlier this spring, hip hop group De La Soul took to crowdfunding giant Kickstarter with a mission to raise only $110,000 for their new album. Within only hours of its launch, the initiative successfully secured its initial goal and by the end of its round… Read More

Women in Fintech: Digital Finance Conference Set for Vancouver to Discuss Financial Inclusion, Innovation and Transparency

Digital Finance Institute

Financial technology is going to revolutionize the banking industry,” Lawyer Christine Duhaime told the Georgia Straight over coffee in downtown Vancouver. “It’s really important to encourage women to be involved in tech, and then fintech especially—we’re 50 percent of the equation—so that we’re not left out at the… Read More

Russian FinTech VC Firm Life.SREDA Appoints Victor Chow CEO of Singapore Accelerator InspirAsia

Asia Map on Globe

Russian fin-tech venture capital firm Life.SREDA has announced that Victor Chow, former senior cloud computing business leader of Huawei Technologies, has been brought on board as the CEO of InspirAsia Accelerator, its Singapore-based Asia-focussed accelerator. Chow’s also served as a mentor for the fin-tech accelerator Startupbootcamp fintech. According to a statement by the company, Chow’s… Read More

InvestUP’s James Tuckett Opines on CrowdISA’s Potential and Effect for the Crowdfunding Industry: “Long Live the CrowdISA”

James Tuckett

In a release by James Tuckett, Managing Director of investUP, he shares his about the  crowdfunding supermarket, investUP, a potential ISA for the crowdfunding industry and what this could mean for the current state of the crowdfunding market. Below please find his unabridged commentary:  The crowdISA… Read More