How Marketplace Lending is Disrupting Consumer Loans in Canada

Marketplace lending marches on in Canada

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The consumer loan experience is getting an upgrade in Canada courtesy of some new players that are targeting the long waits and paperwork hassles of traditional loans and the high rates of alternative providers like payday loans.  Experience in other markets like the US and UK… Read More

Brief: British Indie Group The 1975 Launches Cadence & Cause Campaign to Provide Clean Drinking Water to Those in Need

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British indie rock band, The 1975, have had an intense past two years and have toured almost constantly across the globe to theaters, festivals and TV performances. Now that they’ve settled back into their home in Manchester, they’ve partnered with their label, Dirty Hit Records, to launch… Read More

Alternative Ads Firm Giftgaming Secures £100,000 During Second Funding Round on Seedrs

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Last fall, UK’s alternative ads firm, Giftgaming, launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs to raise funds for expansion of its alternative ads solution. During the campaign, the startup successfully captured £35,000. Giftgaming is a patent-pending in-game ad service and startup supported by Accelerate Cambridge, Cambridge Judge Business… Read More

SyndicateRoom Launches Investor Academy for Crowdfunding Education

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Leading UK investment crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom is addressing the challenge of education and awareness in the crowdfunding space by launching the “Investors Academy”.  SyndicateRoom has taken an interesting approach towards crowdfunding by matching established angel investors to each offer on their platform thus allowing the… Read More

Crowdfunder UK Partners With Cornwall Cricket to Launch Crowdfunding Initiative to Save the Sport

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On Friday, crowdfunding platform Crowdfunder UK announced a new partnership with Cornwall Cricket to help create a sustainable future for cricket in Cornwall after numbers dropped by 7% in 2014. The platform shared that The Cornwall Cricket Campaign is being launched to assist, educate and enable clubs… Read More

Swatch Teams Up with PledgeMusic to Bring Emerging Artists to the Next Level

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 In an exciting and never done before move, Swatch and PledgeMusic will work together to present the Emerging Artists Series. This will be Swatch’s first time working extensively in the music vertical in the US. The Emerging Artists Series is unlike anything either company has ever done before. The Series will… Read More

“Dog-Namer” is Seeking to Raise $1.2 Billion to Purchase Kickstarter

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Well, this seems legit. Campaign organizer, Aaron Schlechter, recently took to Kickstarter to raise funds so that he can name people’s dogs. Creative? Yes. Realistic? Not so much. Unfortunately, the crowdfunding giant informed the ambitious name-creator that his project didn’t fit in any of its… Read More

Indiegogo’s Marketing & Community Manager for Israel Oren Simanian Gives New Update About The Country’s Crowdfunding Scene

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Offering up his insights on Israel’s crowdfunding progress, Indiegogo’s Marketing and Community Manager for Israel, Oren Simanian unveiled new details about the funding method and its future in the small country. During a recent update, Simanian wrote: “With quickly expanding innovations in technological fields including medical devices,… Read More

Crowdcube: Key Statistics and Facts About Its Growth (Infographic)

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With the recent prediction that it’ll have a “record breaking” year, Crowdcube unveiled a new infographic to reflect the key statistics and facts about its investment crowdfunding platform’s growth. Last week, Crowdcube announced that it is expecting to have an exciting 2015 following the success of Q1 funding.  The first quarter saw… Read More

Grab Your Liter of Cola & Syrup: Super Troopers 2 Secures Over $4M During the Final Hours on Indiegogo

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With less than 24 hours until its extremely popular crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo comes to an end, Super Troopers 2 has successfully secured over $4 million dollars. The production company announced the highly anticipated sequel just 14 years after the first film’s release at the 2001 Sundance… Read More

OneVest & North Capital Securities Partner to Offer Broker / Dealer Services, Syndicated Offerings

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North Capital Private Securities (NCPS) has formed a partnership with OneVest to provide broker/ dealer services for the equity crowdfunding platform. OneVest is the combination of RockThePost and CoFoundersLab – a merger that took place in mid-2014.  Tanya Privé, co-founder & CEO of OneVest said… Read More

Proplend Launches P2P Loan Exchange

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Online marketplace for commercial property loans, Proplend, has announced the Proplend Loan Exchange (PLE) where active peer to peer loans listed on their platform may be immediately purchased or sold. Prior to the hosted exchange, Proplend investors could lend via their “In Funding” channel. However… Read More

MEEM, A Charger Cord That Automatically Backs Up Your Personal Phone Data, Now Crowdfunding on Crowdcube

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Without the cloud, a PC or having to pay a single fee, MEEM, a charger cord that automatically backs up the personal data from your phone when it is charged, is now crowdfunding on Crowdcube. The company is also negotiating with a leading multinational company to… Read More

German Bundestag Adopts Tighter, Yet “Workable” Rules on Crowdfunding

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Germany has passed its new investor safety law, one that was viewed with trepidation by the investment crowdfunding industry as it impinged on online platforms ability to raise funds, but the final rules appear to be less onerous than initially anticipated. Tamo Zwinge, CEO and… Read More

Hybrid Air Vehicles Captures £1.2M on Crowdcube For Low-Carbon Aircraft, Airlander 10

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Earlier this month, London’s Hybrid Air Vehicles took to equity crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube, to raise £2 million for the largest aircraft in the world is a low-carbon, low-noise, low-pollution, Airlander 10. Now with just three weeks until its project comes to an end, the company has successfully secured… Read More

DWV Launches Aussie Bitcoin Exchange with Help of 2nd Largest Australian Bank Westpac

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Digital World Ventures or DWV launched bitcoin trading exchange (DWVx) yesterday and they did so with the support of Westpac – Australia’s second largest bank by assets. DWV has partnered with Alphapoint to power their exchange. The software is widely used on other BTC exchanges…. Read More

Dash Robotics Gets $1.4 Million in Funding Round to Create Animal-Inspired Robot

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Dash Robotics, makers of hand-held, bio-inspired robots that are easy and fun for anyone to build, has secured $1.4 million in a round of seed funding led by IronFire Capital. Following the release of its beta robot kit in 2014, which sold out in less than two weeks through… Read More

Jimubox Secures $84M in Series C Funding: UK’s Investec Bank Lead Investor for Beijing P2P Lender

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Peer-to-peer lending startup Jimubox announced that it had secured $84 million in series C funding, just seven months after the Beijing-based firm attracted US$37 million from Xiaomi and ShunWei Capital, according to Tech in Asia. The lead investor on Jimubox’s most recent round is UK’s Investec Bank. Haitong… Read More