Singapore based List71 Sees Revenue Share Crowdfunding as Filling the SME Funding Gap

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List71, based in Singapore, has put a new spin on the crowdfunding space.  According to the site description, List71 is “beyond debt and equity”.  Investors sign up to receive a portion the company’s revenue for a period of time instead of purchasing direct ownership.  Company… Read More

Investing for All: SeedInvest Chats About Reg A+

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This falls under the category of recently discovered. SeedInvest co-founder and CEO Ryan Feit visited Dierdre Bolton this past June to talk about equity crowdfunding and the Regulation A+ securities exemption. Until this year, most investors were excluded from investing in the vast majority of… Read More

Research: New Finance Including P2P Lending & Crowdfunding to Top £10 Billion by 2020

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Financial services technology company Fiserv has published research on the UK alternative finance market that indicates new finance will top £10 billion by 2020. According to the report, UK SMEs will benefit dramatically from the growth of peer to peer lending and crowdfunding over the… Read More

New Crowdfunding Platform Propnology Wants to Change the Future of Property Investing

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Propnology, having recently received  authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has launched a new property investing crowdfunding platform in the UK. According to information provided byPropnology, the new site will “change the future of property investment by removing the barriers to entry, traditionally associated with… Read More

GoFundMe Campaign for UCC Shooting Survivor Chris Mintz Quickly Raises Over $500,000

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UCC Shooting Survivor Chris Mintz, who reportedly rushed the shooter trying to protect others getting shot seven times in the process, now has a GoFundMe campaign created for his benefit.  The active campaign has apparently been established by Mintz’s cousin, Derek Bourgeois, and has raised… Read More

Women in Business (Infographic)

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SME lending firm Balboa Capital has put together an interesting infographic that highlights some data surrounding women in business. According to information they have correlated; There are over 9 million women-owned businesses in the US 500 female-owned businesses are opened each day 30% of US… Read More

Chinese Company Exits Truck Leasing to Focus on Internet Finance


Fincera, a company that started in the transportation and automotive leasing business, is getting out of this sector to focus on internet finance.  The company announced earlier this week that “the company’s legacy truck leasing business ceased initiating new leases in August 2015.”  It’s internet… Read More

iDisclose Cuts Cost for Entrepreneurs with Online PPM Tool – Perfect for Equity Crowdfunding

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iDisclose has announced the launch of its online tool that enables entrepreneurs to draft institutional-grade disclosure documents for private offerings perfect for equity crowdfunding issuers. Called private placement memorandums (PPMs), iDisclose streamlines the disclosure process for small and startup businesses.  According to the Fintech company, the… Read More

New UK Crowdfunding Record Set with BrewDog Equity + Beer = “World’s Biggest Round”

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Cheers to BrewDog, one of the UK’s first craft beer brewers, for raising £10M and setting a UK record for the largest equity crowdfunded project. Listed on Crowdcube as a “first” combined debt and equity capital raise, BrewDog and Equity for Punks marketed the offer as the “World’s Biggest [funding] Round…. Read More

Cross River Bank, Marlette Funding Partner on $100 Million Securitization in Marketplace Lending Push

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Cross River Bank, chartered in the state of New Jersey, has joined with Marlette Funding on a joint $100 million securitization transaction targeting the Marketplace Lending sector. This transaction is said to be the first completed jointly by an FDIC insured bank with a marketplace… Read More

Orchard Perspective: There Will Be A Global Shift in the Way Capital is Distributed

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Orchard, an important participant in the online lending world, benefits from a unique perspective.  The company powers the digital pipes that channel billions of dollars of institutional money into marketplace lending platforms.  As a valued partner in the P2P / Marketplace lending space, Orchard took… Read More

Simplifying Money: Sequoia Capital Leads $6M Funding Round for Chillr, Indian Mobile P2P Fintech Platform


Fintech innovation in India is burgeoning!  Indian  Chillr, an Indian peer-to-peer (P2P) mobile money transfer app that spun off from MobME, secured US$6 million in a Series A round funding led by trailblazing Sequoia Capital, according to e27‘s Sainul Abudheen K. Run by Kochi-based startup Backwater Technologies, Chillr plans… Read More

Jilliene Helman of RealtyMogul: Yes, Real Estate Crowdfunding is Really Catching On (Video)

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Jilliene Helman CEO and co-founder of RealtyMogul was recently interviewed as part of the “Sharing Economy” series on CNBC. Hellman was recently listed as one of Forbes “30 under 30″ roster under the enterprise technology category. Hellman was asked how she came to launch a… Read More

Are Banks & Online Lenders Deadly Enemies? Not! Says Lloyds Bank Executive

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Online lending platform ArchOver recently chatted up Andy Bishop, Head of Business Development for SME Lending at Lloyds Bank.  For perspective sake, Lloyds Bank has been in business since about 1765 (the Yanks were just a mere colony back then). ArchOver, a lending platform that… Read More

Crowdfunding Site Patreon Gets Hacked. Personal Data Accessed but No Credit Card Info Taken


Patreon, a rewards-based crowdfunding platform that focuses on musicians and other content creators has been hacked. CEO and founder Jack Conte posted a notice on the site this past Wednesday that hackers had breached the site, including the database that held user data.  Fortunately, no… Read More

French Crowdfunding Platform Lendix Raises €1M For Building Company Orexim

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Just one year after France passed legislation permitting crowdsourced loans for small businesses, peer-to-peer platform Lendix has become the first to raise €1m in France for a company in a single transaction, according to the Financial Times. €1m, the maximum the new law permits, was raised for… Read More

US Leads Global Sharing Economy by Wide Margin According to JustPark

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UK’s largest “sharing economy” company JustPark (over 750,000 registered users) has published some data that targets the nascent sector that has been defined by the likes of AirBnB.  JustPark raised a stellar £3.7 million earlier this year in an equity crowdfunding round. The company has… Read More