Perspective: Steven Dresner of Dealflow Discusses Upcoming NYC Crowdfunding Event

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Steven Dresner of Dealflow.com is one of the regular suspects in the online capital formation sector.  He has been an active voice and participant in the shift to leverage the power of the internet to make capital formation more efficient. Working with broker-dealers and other… Read More

Fintech Australia Receives $300,000 from Launch Victoria, Will Help With Forthcoming Fintech Summit

Philip Dalidakis

Fintech Australia has received a sizeable grant from LaunchVic in the amount of $300,000. The funding comes at a great time as Fintech Australia is gearing up for its inaugural Fintech Summit that is scheduled to occur this coming November. Fintech Australia is partnering with… Read More

Strong: OurCrowd is Number 2 in the GeekTime Israeli Early Stage Investors Index

Jon Medved

Global investment crowdfunding platform OurCrowd is ranked number 2 in the Geektime Investors Index that ranks investors in the red-hot tech sector of Israel for the first half of 2016. This is a pretty incredible accomplishment as OurCrowd is competing with all of the big… Read More

Yirendai Gets Hit with Several Lawsuits on Share Price Decline

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The several law firms have filed class-action lawsuits on behalf of shareholders of Yirendai (NYSE:YRD) who acquired shares at some point during 2016 – some of the filings are specifying date ranges. The reason this is interesting is that these law firms are faulting Yirendai… Read More

Free of Charge: StartEngine Eliminates Fee to Crowdfund Under Reg CF

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That’s right. StartEngine, one of the leading investment crowdfunding platforms in the US, has eliminated the fee associated with raising capital under Reg CF.  Previously the platform charged a 5% service charge so if an issuer was raising $1 million they had to pay $50,000… Read More

Brief: Indiegogo Alum “She Started It” To Be Featured at the 2016 Mill Valley Film Festival

She Started It

The creators of the Indiegogo funded film, She Started It, recently announced it is set to be featured at the 2016 Mill Valley Film Festival, which will take place in San Rafael, California from October 6th to October 16th. She Started It is described as a documentary… Read More

Brief: Indiegogo’s Slava Rubin Joins Global Crowdfunding Convention’s Keynote Speaker Lineup

Slava Rubin

This week, Indiegogo co-founder Slava Rubin was announced as a keynote speaker for the upcoming Global Crowdfunding Convention (GCC), which is set to be held October 15-17th at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. GCC organizers predict that more than 1200 participants will… Read More

Brief: Indiegogo Funded Alchemi Labs Named Winner of Pfizer’s Get Old Contest

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On Thursday, Pfizer announced Arizona startup, Alchemi Labs, was dubbed winner of its Get Old contest. Earlier this summer, the pharmaceutical giant announced it was teaming up with Indiegogo to launch the initiative, which highlights innovations that can make life “better” as people age. The “best of the… Read More

Zopa’s 2015 Annual Report Reveals: £8.9M Loss Despite Revenues Almost Doubling

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On Friday, peer-to-peer lender Zopa released its 2015 annual report and financial statements. The numbers revealed that despite loans disbursals more than doubled, rising from £265 million disbursed in 2014 to £532 million, and revenues for the year increased £11.5 million in 2014 to £20.6 million,… Read More


Womenswear Brand BirdSong Seeks Funds on Crowdcube to Expand Team and Continue Product Development

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BirdSong, a London-based womenswear brand, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise 75,000 as it prepares for expansion of both its products and team. Founded just two years ago by feminists Sarah Beckett and Sophie Slater, the ethical women clothing company has made… Read More

Marketplace Lending Association Hires Veteran Bank Lobbyist

Nat Hoopes

The Marketplace Lending Association has hired an Executive Director who has spent the past few years advocating on behalf of very big banks. Nat Hoopes, formerly the Executive Director of the Financial Services Forum, will now be working the halls of Congress on behalf of… Read More

Finally!: De La Soul Releases Kickstarter-Funded Album “And the Anonymous Nobody”

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It’s finally here – on Friday, hip-hop band De La Soul released their first full-length album in 11 years, and the Anonymous Nobody. The group, which consists of Vincent Mason, David Jude Jolicoeur, and Kelvin “Posdnous” Mercer, took to Kickstarter last year with a mission to raise only… Read More

1Above Raises Capital on Equitise to Accelerate US Rollout

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1Above, a travel well-being company, is raising capital via equity crowdfunding platform Equitise. The New Zealand based company has created an anti-jet lag concotion that apparently works quite well. We all know the detrimental effects of jet-lag that can undermine quick trips around the globe. 1Above… Read More

Potato Salad Kickstarter Creator Begins Shipment of Cookbooks

Zach Brown

Zack “Danger” Brown, the creator of the 2014 Potato Salad Kickstarter, announced last week his cookbook, The Peace, Love & Potato Salad Cookbook, is now being shipped to backers. In July, Brown stated the cookbook, which was co-written with Teresa Blackburn, was created for those who pitched in… Read More

Clickbait: American Banker Article Declares Marketplace Lending Unsustainable

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Publishing on the pages of American Banker, Todd Baker has written off the entire industry of marketplace lending. Baker states, “it should be obvious now that marketplace lending is unsustainable.” A pretty strong statement for a sector of alternative finance that has, until recently, experienced… Read More