Patch of Land CEO Paul Deitch Talks Transition, Real Estate Marketplace

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    Patch of Land is one of the best known real estate crowdfunding platforms in the sector.  Launched soon after the signing of the JOBS Act of 2012, Patch has leveraged Title II, or accredited crowdfunding, to provide unique access to real estate investments… Read More

Seedrs Has Great June with Most Deals Ever Funded in a Single Month

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Seedrs sent out a note earlier today that June is going to close on a high note. According to the crowdfunding platform; “June has seen the most funded deals of 2016 with 17 businesses hitting their investment targets. The biggest deal this month was independent brewer of award-winning beers West… Read More

SyndicateRoom: It’s Premature to Call Title III Crowdfunding a Disappointment

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Tom Britton, SyndicateRoom co-founder and CTO, shared his views on Reg CF, Title III of the JOBS Act, a few days ago. Britton, a US citizen transplanted in the UK, is helping to manage one of the most successful investment crowdfunding platforms in the UK,… Read More

Pebble’s Latest Campaign Dubbed Third Most Funded Kickstarter; Captures Over $12.7M For Three New Wearable Devices

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Tech startup Pebble has done it again! The company secured over $12,779,843 from 66,673 backers through its third Kickstarter campaign, which launched to raise $1 million for its new products, Pebble 2, Time 2, and Pebble Core. Each device offers new ways for users to enjoy the company’s famous technology. Each… Read More

Brief: Seedrs Named One of 2016 Innovative Business Awards’ Winners

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On Thursday, Market Inspector announced the winners of the 2016 Innovative Business Awards. This award honors 50 companies that have turned groundbreaking ideas into success. Among those on the list was equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs. Seedrs’ description reads: “Seedrs allows all types of investors to… Read More

Elio Motors Completes First E-Series Test Vehicle

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Elio Motors, Inc. (OTCQX: ELIO) announced on Thursday it completed its first E-Series test model. The first E-Series vehicle, code-named the E1A, was unveiled in front of more than 200 automotive supplier executives and engineers who reportedly have key roles in the long-term development the company’s vehicles.  Elio’s founder… Read More

Overfunding: Plumen Surpasses £500,000 During Crowdcube Funding Round

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Plumen, a UK-based energy-saving lightbulb manufacturer, has successfully secured its initial £500,000 funding goal through Crowdcube. The company launched the initiative earlier this month as it prepares to launch new products. As previously reported, Plumen revealed it created energy-saving lighting, using design and beauty to inspire adoption of sustainable… Read More

RealtyShares Appoints Former BitTorrent GM Simon Morris as Chief Product Officer

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On Thursday, RealtyShares announced it has appointed Simon Morris as its new Chief Product Officer. The funding platform revealed Morris assumes responsibility for overseeing technology and product development.  According to RealtyShares, Morris has nearly two decades of leadership experience under his belt. Most recently, he served as the… Read More

Equity Crowdfunding on the Go: Crowdcube Announces Upcoming iOS App

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On Thursday, equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube announced the upcoming launch of its iOS app. The website revealed: “[This app offers] equity crowdfunding investment opportunities like you’ve never seen before. The Crowdcube iOS app is coming soon, and selected Crowdcube investors will be offered the opportunity… Read More

AngelsDen on Brexit Decision: In Short Term, We All Expect A Period of Economic Volatility in the UK

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One week after the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU), equity crowdfunding platform AngelsDen revealed its thoughts about the departure and economy predictions. The website stated: “Obviously the UK vote to leave the European Union has raised many questions about investing in UK… Read More


Brookstone Explains How to Get Crowdfunded Projects on Their Store Shelves

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Chief innovative officer of Brookstone, Lauren van Heerden, recently sat down at a panel hosted by Indiegogo to discuss how campaign organizers can bring their innovative projects to the retail brand’s stores. van Heerden revealed the following tips for three consumer categories: For Healthy Lifestyle:… Read More

JustUs Sets Ambitious Plan to Disrupt Peer to Peer Lending

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JustUs, a new peer to peer lending platform focusing on the IF ISA space, is preparing to launch a crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £1 million. According to the company, this is part of a larger “ambitious” funding round to raise a total £5.35… Read More

Country Music Star Brad Paisley Launches GoFundMe Campaign For West Virginia Flood Relief

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Following the devastating floods in West Virginia that have killed 28 residents and destroyed 1,200 homes, country superstar, Brad Paisley has launched a GoFundMe initiative to raise $1 million for the victims. Paisley, who is originally from the state, revealed on the campaign’s website: “On… Read More

Singapore: “We are Fully Committed to Building Up the Fintech Ecosystem”

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During a wide-ranging speech this week at the DBS Institutional Investor Symposium, Jacqueline Loh, Deputy Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), made the statement; “As a progressive and innovative financial centre, Singapore has much to offer to global investors in opening the door… Read More

CFIRA Voices Support for the Fix Crowdfunding Act

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The Fix Crowdfunding Act (HR 4855) passed the House Financial Services Committee earlier this month with solid bipartisan support. The bill was laser focused on addressing intrinsic shortcomings in Title III of the JOBS Act. While the bill was approved the final text saw several… Read More

Unable to Meet $3 Million Minimum Raise, XTI Aircraft Files to Sell Securities Without Lower Limit

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XTI Aircraft is a cool concept in aviation for vertical take-off and landing plane. The idea addresses a pain point for plane enthusiasts – the need to be near an airport.  Following a successful Testing the Waters (TTW) campaign where over $20 million in indicated… Read More

Brief: Upstart Introduces New Monthly Cash Flow Dashboard to Investors

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On Wednesday, Upstart announced the launch of its new monthly cash flow dashboard. The portal revealed that this feature offers investors with an up-to-date picture of their cashflow, which includes both interest and charge-offs. The Upstart team shared: “Thank you investors for providing feedback on… Read More

While the UK Encourages Digital Only Challenger Banks, the US Holds Back

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A reoccurring theme within the Fintech sector is the need for a regulatory environment that embraces competition and transparency.  Perhaps the best example globally continues to be the UK as the regulatory system has been cited on countless occasions as an important catalyst in driving… Read More

Crowdfunded “Ghostbusters” Documentary “Ghostheads” to Debut on Netflix Same Day As Reboot’s Theatrical Premiere

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This week, Indiegogo and Kickstarter-funded Ghostbusters documentary, Ghostheads, announced its official premiere date. The film was featured at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, which was held in New York City in April. Ghostheads’ synopsis reads: “Ghostheads is a documentary that explores the extreme side of the Ghostbusters fandom, and… Read More