Vaibhav Pandey, CEO of P2P Lender i2iFunding Shares Insight into Nascent India Market

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The peer to peer lending industry in India has been slow to evolve in contrast to many other nations. Yet India is the second most populous country with more than 1.2 billion people and is the most populous democracy in the world. The opportunity for… Read More

Update: énergie Extends Crowdcube Initiative After Smashing £500,000 Goal

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Just days after securing £500,000 through its Crowdcube campaign, UK fitness brand, énergie Fitness, announced on Saturday that it has decided to extend its highly successful initiative. énergie, which has three brands of fitness clubs in 93 locations across 5 countries, currently has over 110,000 club members and is looking… Read More

HOPE Association Launches Crowdrise Campaign for Pediatric Mobile Health Clinics

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The HOPE Association, a nonprofit service organization based in Washington D.C., recently launched a campaign, called Run For Hope, on crowdfunding platform Crowdrise to raise funds for its new pediatric mobile health clinics, which will serve low-income families in the Washington D.C. and Los Angeles areas. According… Read More

NASAA Tells SEC to Make Definition of an Accredited Investor Less Inclusive

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The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) has published a comment letter expressing their opinion on the definition of an Accredited Investor. As mandated by Dodd-Frank, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) must review the current definition on a periodic basis. As it stands today,… Read More

Equity Crowdfunding: Entrepreneur Linda Losey Shares Why She Chose Reg CF

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Week one Title III of the JOBS Act, also known as Reg CF, saw a good number of smaller companies issuing securities under the new exemption. The diversity of entrepreneurship was admirable and also indicative of the profound need for access to capital to drive… Read More

Startup & Coworking Community StartMart Cleveland Seeks $200,000 Through SeedInvest Initiative

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StartMart Cleveland, an Ohio startup and coworking community, has recently launched a crowdfunding campaign on SeedInvest under the new Reg CF investment crowdfunding rules. The company is currently seeking a minimum of $200,000 and a max of $1 million as it prepares to expand. Launched… Read More

Brief: Inspirus Credit Union Pitches In Nearly $40,000 to Spokane-Area Teachers During DonorsChoose Flash Funding

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On Thursday, Seattle’s Inspirus Credit Union announced it has donated a total of $30,944 to Spokane-area classrooms in a surprise 100 percent “flash fund” of teachers’ school-supply requests posted on the crowdfunding platform, DonorsChoose. The credit union revealed that 2,943 students and 34 teachers will benefit from the… Read More

Overfunding: Global Photography Community PhotoCrowd Smashes £450,000 Funding Goal on Crowdcube

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Success! With less than two weeks until its Crowdcube campaign comes to an end, Photocrowd, a global photography community, has surpassed its initial £450,000 funding goal and is currently sitting at £544,250 thanks to 431 investors. The company’s platform, which is looking to become the Etsy for photography, connects, inspires,… Read More


IndieCrowdFunder Forms Partnership with Actors & Artists Agency

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Actors & Artists Agency, described as one of the fastest growing full-service entertainment industries, has formed a partnership with investment crowdfunding platform IndieCrowdFunder.  The arrangement seeks to provide Actors & Artists filmmakers access to both accredited and non-accredited investors.  The deal will also strive to… Read More

Henry Howard Finance Joins with British Business Bank Enable Funding Program with £51 Million

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As part of the British Business Bank’s Enable Funding program, Henry Howard Finance as agreed to a £51 million lending facility to boost asset finance for SMEs.  The new facility is 50% guaranteed by the European Investment Fund and is designed to broaden Henry Howard’s… Read More

NASAA Proposes State Filing Requirement for Reg CF Issuers. Industry Advocate Says this “Screams of Greed & Fear”

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Last week on day one of Reg CF, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) posted a request for comments on a proposed rule.  NASAA desires the requirement of an additional filing for Reg CF issuing companies to be completed in those states where either… Read More

Legion M Teams Up with Alamo Drafthouse

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Legion M, a fan-owned entertainment studio, announced on Thursday that it has teamed up with independent theater chain and distribution company, Alamo Drafthouse, to “pave” new a paths for creative filmmakers everywhere. According to Legion M, Alamo Drafthouse brings unprecedented access to the film industry, spanning… Read More