Massachusetts & Montana Continue Assault on SEC & Regulation A+

Montana Massachusetts Take AIM at SEC

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As aptly stated in one publication, Massachusetts and Montana are giving Regulation A+  – an F.  While the failing grade is perplexing to most casual observers, the battle over this new investment crowdfunding exemption and the petitioning states is nowhere near completion. In a filing… Read More

Ram Budime of Bitcoin Crowdfunding Platform Gok!llo Claims: “All or Nothing or Keep it All Models Are No Longer Suitable For Modern Crowdfunding”

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Ready to share details about the newly launched bitcoin-powered crowdfunding platform, Gok!llo, the site’s Business Development Manager Ram Budime sat down with Coin Telegraph to discuss how it stands out from the competition. According to the media outlet, Gok!llo is a crowdfunding platform that uses bitcoin as… Read More

Divinity: Original Sin 2 Scores Over $1M in Five Days on Kickstarter

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Seems fans of Larian Studios‘ Divinity: Original Sin are really looking forward to the game’s highly anticipated sequel! Divinity: Original Sin 2 hit Kickstarter last week and quickly received its initial goal of $500,000. Within five days of its launch, the project scored over $1 million. Divinity: Original Sin first hit the… Read More

ENU Nutritional Shakes Creator Trovita Health Science Seeks Funds Through CircleUp For Patent-Pending Product

Last week, Trovita Health Sciences, the company behind ENU Nutritional Shakes, launched a crowdfunding campaign on CircleUp to to continue growth of its flagship brand ENU, and to launch a new patent-pending product for enteral nutrition. Trovita Health Science is an emerging specialty health and nutrition company,… Read More

Hochanda Seeks £1.9M Through Crowdcube Initiative to Expand Arts & Crafts Television Services

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Hochanda, the self-dubbed home of arts and crafts, has recently launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise nearly 2 million to expand its new television services. The company, which its name is an acronym for “Home of Crafts Hobbies and Arts,” is described… Read More

One Spark Announce 2016 Festival Dates & Enhancements

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Apparently, an exciting and epic experience is in store as One Spark’s “World’s Largest Crowdfunding Festival” prepares for its fourth year. The board of directors of One Spark, along with its key staff leadership, announced today details of the upcoming festival, which will take place Thursday,… Read More

Colorado’s Sunflower Seed Butter Good Luck Chuck Launches CircleUp Initiative to Raise $750,000 For Expansion

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Good Luck Chuck LLC, a Boulder-based sunflower seed butter company, announce this week that it has initiated its first round of funding through crowdfunding platform, CircleUp. The brand stated: “Good Luck Chuck seeks to gain a national acceptance by appealing to groups that are typically ignored… Read More

Travel Jacket BAUBAX Surpasses $7M During the Final Days on Kickstarter

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With less than 72 hours until its Kickstarter comes to an end, famed travel jacket Baubax has scored over $7 million thanks to nearly 36,700 backers. The Baubax Travel Jacket is equipped with 15 features that makes it perfect for those traveling. Such features include… Read More

Why Invest in Marketplace Lending Loans? Great Returns Of Course

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In a recent write-up on the Orchard blog, the FinTech company profiled Don Davis, Managing Partner of Prime Meridian Capital Management. Davis launched the Prime Meridian Small Business Lending Fund in the summer of 2014. The objective was to lend to high quality SME loans… Read More

New Zealand Food Delivery Tech Platform Ooooby Seeks $800,000 Through PledgeMe Initiative For Expansion

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Ooooby, a New Zealand-based local food delivery tech platform,  has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on PledgeMe to raise $800,000 so to start expanding its services. Founder of Ooooby, Pete Russell, stated: “Ooooby is a farmers market in a box delivered to your door. We make… Read More


KPMG & Matchi Form Partnership in Strategic FinTech Expansion

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Global consulting group KPMG has partnered up with Matchi, a FinTech matchmaking platform that pairs banks, insurance companies with FinTech startups. KPMG is said to work globally with clients to help them manage the fast-changing financial landscape as services move from bricks & mortar to… Read More

Boost Your Credit Score By Playing Online Games? China Rapid Finance, P2P lender, Rates Creditworthiness Based On Social Media Use

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    Boost your credit score by social networking and playing online games? Don’t hit the “Back” button–this isn’t clickbait. Instead, it’s what China Rapid Finance, one of China’s largest peer-to-peer lending sites, believes–they’ve just rated 50 million Chinese consumers for creditworthiness using social networking and… Read More

Goooooal! First Oil & Gas Project Crowdfunding Under Texas’ New Regulation Successfully Funded On Crudefunders LLC

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The first oil and gas project to crowdfund under Texas’ new regulation has met its campaign goals on Crudefunders LLC, a Houston-based crowdfunding portal offering direct investment in oil well drilling projects to non-accredited investors and accredited investors.  David Taylor, CEO of Crudefunder, is cited in the Houston Business Journal… Read More

Indiegogo Gets Vocal: Launches New Podcast Series Covering Cool Crowdfunding Campaigns

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Indiegogo has been the catalyst for a growing number of very successful projects.  From film, to tech, and more, Indiegogo is a poster child for the vibrant new step in the capital ladder of crowdfunding. Having covered more than a few crowdfunded products, I can… Read More

Giles Andrews Out as Zopa CEO. Replaced by Jaidev Janardana

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Leading peer to peer lending platform Zopa has announced an executive shake-up that has removed Giles Andrews as CEO. Effective immediately, Jaidev Janardana is the new CEO of Zopa. Andrews, a Zopa co-founder, will now be Executive Chairman of the fast growing direct lender. Janardana… Read More

Is the State of Washington Trying to Blow-Up Regulation A+?

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The finalization of rules regarding Title IV of the JOBS Act was a watershed moment in the history of securities law and a leap forward for investment crowdfunding.  Title IV, now commonly referred to as Regulation A+, not only allows issuers to raise capital in… Read More