So You Want to Crowdfund: A No-B.S. Guide to Crowdfunding Your Business

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Crowdfunding campaigns tends to look like sexy, overnight successes, but rarely are the successful ones so effortless. What I’m about to say sounds dumb—so dumb that I’m reluctant to have to even say it—but a lot of folks contact me thinking that crowdfunding is easy,… Read More

Season Two of Indiegogo-Funded “Con Man” Premieres on Comic-Con HQ

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Less than six months after making its debut on Comic-Con HQ, season two of Indiegogo success Con Man premiere on Thursday through the video streaming platform. As previously reported, FireFly stars Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk, launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo in 2015 and… Read More

Australia Fintech Company Inamo Announces Partnership With Oberthur Technologies

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Australian fintech company Inamo and French embedded security software product provider Oberthur Technologies (OT) announced on Thursday they formed a partnership. OT is set to provide its digital payment enablement technology to Inamo’s wearable solutions, which includes the company’s new product, CURL. Sharing details about… Read More

Lendio’s Latest Survey Reveals: Small Business Retailers Positive about Holiday Season Prospects

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Marketplace for small businesses Lendio announced on Thursday  the results of its latest survey showing that small business retailers also have a positive outlook about this holiday season. According to Lendio, the survey observed retailers with under 100 employees and 87% of the small businesses… Read More

Scotiabank Forms Partnership With QED Investors to Promote Fintech Start-Ups in Latin America

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Canadian international bank Scotiabank and U.S. venture capital firm QED Investors announced on Thursday their partnership and mission to bring capital and industry expertise to select Latin American fintech companies. According to the companies, QED Investors will bring its deep expertise in the financial services sector… Read More

Nurturey Completes Seedrs Round & Secures More Than £255,000 in Funds

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Nurturey, a personal assistant for parents, has officially closed its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The company launched the initiative in early October, seeking £128,000 to drive user base expansion and engagement. Within a matter of days, the initiative secured its initial funding goal, and it finished… Read More

FIS Unveils Network for Early Stage Fintech Companies

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Financial technology provider FIS (NYSE: FIS) announced on Thursday it was launching a new network specifically for early stage fintech companies. The FIS HiPo (short for “high potential”) Network is described as a collection of firms that have demonstrated substantial promise in the development of new tools and… Read More

European Parliament Looks to Boost Crowdfunding Minus Prospectus to €8 Million

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European Parliament is looking to adjust the prospectus requirement for small companies raising capital. This policy shift can directly impact the amount an issuer can raise using investment crowdfunding – across Europe. Members of European Parliament have increased the lower exemption threshold, under which no… Read More

Citi FinTech Rolls Out Mobile App for iPhone

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Citi FinTech, a unit within Citi’s Global Consumer Bank, announced on Thursday the launch of its first product, the Citi Mobile App for iPhone. This new app combines banking, wealth management, and money movement capabilities, which were developed by the fintech group. While sharing details… Read More

Senjō Group Invests in Singapore’s B2B Service Tjaar

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Senjō Group, a global payments operator and fintech investment firm, announced on Thursday it has formed a partnership and invested $1.2 million in Singapore-based B2B service, Tjaara Pte. Ltd.   Tjaara, or “Marketplace” in Arabic, reportedly acts as a global purchaser to numerous unaligned wholesalers and businesses… Read More

LendingHome Tops $1 Billion in Mortgage Loans, Claims Title of Fastest Growing Marketplace Lender for Mortgages

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LendingHome, has exceeded $1 billion in mortgage loans.  The online lending platform launched two and a half years ago and has claimed the title as fast growing mortgage marketplace lender. It was only last month that Crowdfund Insider reported that LendingHome had originated $750 million… Read More


LGBT Weddings is First Offer on Reg CF Crowdfunding Platform Mr. Crowd

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LGBT is the first Reg CF Title III offering on Mr. Crowd, a FINRA approved Reg CF crowdfunding platform. LGBT Weddings, Inc. (LGBT) will launch its crowdfunding campaign later this week in efforts to raise $100,000 by the end of March 2017. LGBT is based in California and was… Read More

P2P Lending Platform CapitalStackers Receives Full FCA Authorization

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UK peer-to-peer lending platform CapitalStackers announced it received full authorization from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) following a detail assessment.  The company described itself as a direct peer-to-peer lender and matches developers seeking finance with investors. Its key mission is to plug the funding gap between… Read More

DBS & EY: China Outpaced London, NY & Silicon Valley to Become the World’s Undisputed Global Fintech Leader

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According to the new report “The Rise of Fintech in China” by DBS and EY, China has outpaced London, New York and Silicon Valley to become the world’s undisputed global fintech leader. Neal Cross, DBS chief innovation officer, indicated that favorable government policies and regulations contributed… Read More

Mambu Selects Chiou Hao to Set Up New Singapore Office

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Mambu, the SaaS banking platform provider, announced the opening of its first office in the APAC region. Mambu’s APAC clients are spread across China and South East Asia as well as Australia and New Zealand, accounting for nearly a third of the company’s total business to date…. Read More

Companisto Campaigns Zoooom! AMG Sicherheitstechnik, Kumpan, Beach-Inspector & Bier-Deluxe Overfunding

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Currently four campaigns are seriously overfunding on the German crowdfunding platform Companisto. AMG Sicherheitstechnik, a German-based company with 12 years of experience in counseling and sales and over 50,000 clients worldwide, which launched a burglar chasing system branded Alarmtab and closes this Friday has raised over 730,070€… Read More

African Fintech: Visa Links with Hong Kong VC/Incubator Nest to Launch Bootcamp

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Visa has partnered with the Hong Kong-based VC firm and incubator Nest to run a four-day fintech bootcamp in Nairobi for innovative startups in Africa, according to a release. Nest mentors will join executives from Visa’s teams in Kenya, South Africa, and the UAE to coach selected… Read More

Hopsters Brewery: The Fastest Reg CF Crowdfunding Ever

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Hopsters: “Craft brewery with brew-your-own-beer experience, bar and restaurant.”  The company may also claim the title of “fastest raise in Reg CF history”, according to Wefunder. Hopsters Brewery launched its crowdfunding campaign on November 22, and it raised $615,000 in two weeks.  Even more impressive,… Read More

Update: Veeqo Quickly Closes in on £1M Funding Target on Seedrs

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Veeqo’s latest Seedrs initiative is quickly nearing its £1 million funding target thanks to nearly 100 investors. The company announced it raised 93% of the funding goal 24 hours before the campaign’s public debut. As previously reported, will the company helps online retailers increase their profit… Read More