Title III Crowdfunding Might Not Be What Many Expected


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I have been immersed in the equity crowdfunding industry since late 2015 and have tried to collect as many different perspectives on the industry from as many experts as possible. And while it is hard to predict the ultimate fate of an industry that had… Read More

Amicus Files for Full Banking License in UK

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Amicus is queued up to become a digital challenger bank as it has filed with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) for a banking license. Currently, Amicus has three specialist divisions including property finance, commercial finance and asset finance.  The new… Read More

Singapore Signs Cooperation Agreement with Southern India State of Andhara Pradesh

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The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has signed another cooperation agreement to help propel mutual interests in Fintech development.  MAS has signed an agreement to cooperate with the government of Andhra Pradesh (GoAP), a state in India. Andhra Pradesh is one of 29 states and… Read More

Zane Lamprey Moves Adv3nture Hoodie to Indiegogo InDemand (Video)


Following the closing of Adv3nture Hoodie’s epic Kickstarter campaign, creator Zane Lamprey decided to move the already popular piece of clothing to Indiegogo’s InDemand program. The Adv3nture Hoodie has a total of nine pockets, along with a sunglass holder, pillow conversion, bottle opener zipper, reflective cabling, reflective… Read More

Premiere Cranberry Cider Brand Cranes Set to Close Seedrs Initiative With Over £185,000 in Funding

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Cranes, a premiere cranberry cider brand based out of the UK, announced this week it is set to close its crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs shortly. The company launched the campaign last month to raise nearly £100,000. Brewed just outside of Cambridge, Cranes drinks are 100%… Read More

Update: Online Retailer Biscuiteers Nears £550,000 Funding Target on Crowdcube


With two weeks left until its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube comes to an end, online retailer of handmade ice biscuits, Biscuiteers, has secured over £500,000. The company launched the campaign earlier this month seeking £550,000 for growth and drive international expansion. Founded in 2007… Read More

inXile Entertainment Shares More Details About “Wasteland 3’s” Story As Fig Campaign Surpasses $3M


inXile Entertainment’s Wasteland 3 is on a roll! The video game has quickly surpassed $3 million from more than 16,000 backers on crowdfunding platform Fig. The studio launched the campaign earlier this month and was seeking to raise $2,750,000 to bring the highly anticipated game to life. Wasteland 3 is… Read More

RealtyMogul.com Has Returned over $50 Million to Investors

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In a brief update, real estate crowdfunding platform RealtyMogul.com reported the platform has now returned over $50 million in principle and interest to investors. RealtyMogul.com called the accomplishment a “significant milestone for the company and the category. Investors have had zero principle loss since the… Read More

Social Network For Health “HealthUnlocked” Quickly Raises £1M on Crowdcube

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HealthUnlocked, a social network for health, has recently launched a Crowdcube campaign to raise nearly £1.5 million as it plans to expand its team. The website reportedly raised £3.5 million from London and Silicon Valley investors before making its way to the equity crowdfunding platform…. Read More

Update: Smithsonian’s “Conserve Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers” Kickstarter Nears $300,000 Funding Target Less than One Week


Less than a week after launching its latest Kickstarter to conserve the iconic Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers, the Smithsonian Institute has already captured nearly $250,000 from more than 4,500 backers. The museum is currently seeking $300,000 for the project. As previously reported, the Smithsonian… Read More

Bondora to Remove Primary Market View Feature From User Interface


Bondora, a European peer to peer lender based in Estonia, announced on Friday it is removing the Primary Market View feature from its user interface. This change will go into effect on November 1st. Bondora stated it was removing the feature because the speed of their… Read More

EIS Association Advocates for Better SME Funding in Support of Small Business Taskforce


As everyone knows by now (or at least they should), small and medium-sized businesses are vital for economic growth and prosperity. SMEs are the job creators in the UK – and around the world. The Enterprise Investment Scheme Association (EISA) has worked diligently to promote… Read More

Online Investment Service Wealthify Named Most Investable at Crowdfest 2016 As Seedrs Campaign Nears £870,000

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Wealthify, the online investment service, announced on Thursday it was named the UK’s most investable company, at Crowdfest 2016. The award was notably presented Wealthify CEO and co-founder Richard Theo at day two of the event in London, recognizes the robo’s business model, and its rapid growth since… Read More

Crowdcube Alum Monzo Secures £4.8M During Interim Funding Round Led By Passion Capital

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On Thursday, app-only bank and Crowdcube alum, Monzo, announced it has raised £4.8 million during an “interim” funding round, which was led by Passion Capital. The company crushed past records by securing £1 million in an astounding 96 seconds.  According to Business Insider, the funding round now values Monzo… Read More

Katipult Launches Peer to Peer Lending Software for UK Market

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Katipult has launched new software designed to power UK peer to peer lending platforms. Katipult has partnered with payment platform Mangopay in their European push.  Katipult, based in Canada, is a white label software provider that facilitates investment crowdfunding / P2P lending in over 20… Read More

Brief: Crowdfunder UK Announces New #MostActiveCity Partnership With London Sport


On Thursday, crowdfunding platform Crowdfunder UK announced it has teamed up with London Sport for a new mission: to make London the most physically active sporting city in the world. Through the #MostActiveCity partnership, London Sport is seeking to get 1 million Londoner to become… Read More

SME Lender First Circle Receives $1.2 Million Seed Round to Launch in Philippines


Irish born but Asia based, First Circle has received $1.2 million in seed funding led by Key Capital and IMJ Investment Partners.  The online lender is targeting SME in the Philippines first but plans on expanding across Southeast Asia. Speaking with Businessworld.ie, Patrick Lynch, the… Read More

InvestHK Creates Dedicated Team to Help Fintech Startups Come to Hong Kong


2016 is the Year of Fintech in Hong Kong Hong Kong is on the growing list of countries that see Fintech as strategically important for their regional economy and global competitiveness. This past week, in a speech delivered in New York City, Hong Kong Financial… Read More