Erin Hobey

Oddbox Delivers on Seedrs: Harvesting Wonky Produce for Tidy Profits

Gardeners know that homegrown produce rarely look as perfect as what’s sold at Fairway, Citarella or even Whole Foods. Past successful food delivery crowdfunding campaigns like Foodist, Ooooby Grit Grocery have focused on delivering exceptional local, artisan foods… but what to do about the odd-shaped… Read More

German ASE Automated Video Gates System for Trains and Trucks Hits €1M Mark on Companisto: All Aboard

ASE, a company founded in 2002, uses its system to scan passing trains and trucks with fully automated “video gates” and saves companies time-consuming and error-prone manual checks. The company easily surpassed its €700,000 finding goal and has reached €1M milestone. 1224 investors have participated in the… Read More

Nano by Saurina on Crowdcube: Maximizing Aesthetic Medicine with Nanotechnology

Barcelona-based Nano by Saurina, a cosmetic brand that aims to maximize the positive results from aesthetic medicine and cosmetic treatments while avoiding the need for further treatment, is seeking to raise £250,000 for 10.94% equity with the help of Crowdcube investors. To date, in the early… Read More

Attn Global Bounty Hunters: Plutus Posts Crypto Booty for Identifying Bugs

Ahoy! Last time we heard from Plutus the app and debit card platform has secured $1 million in a crowdsale in 2016 (before the crowdsale craze) with the intent of creating a streamlined payment system using blockchain. Now, nearly two year later, the fintech platform named for… Read More

Without Papers? Yes! LendInvest Partners with Onfido to Confirm Identity Online

Who are you? LendInvest, a UK marketplace platform for mortgages, and Onfido, an identity verification provider, have partnered to streamline LendInvest’s digital application process for its Buy-to-Let (BTL) product to determine identity. In November 2017, LendInvest launched its first BTL product with a digital application process; the… Read More

SME Lender iwoca in the Black, Announces Profitability in 2018

iwoca, a European alternative small business lender, has reached profitability in the first half of 2018 amid a doubling of revenue over three successive years. Since launching in 2012, iwoca has reported lent £500M to 20,000 businesses. To meet soaring demand from its small and micro… Read More

On the CapitalRise: Online Property Finance Marketplace Doubles Investor Base & Closes Largest Deal to Date

Launched in the UK 19 months ago, online property finance marketplace CapitalRise seeks to enable individual and corporate investors to provide finance for Prime Central London property developers with a minimum investment of just £1,000, earning returns of 8-12% per annum through its Innovative Finance ISA…. Read More

Exclusive! hack.summit() & HackVCEd Founder Ed Roman Discusses Central Blockchain Issues

Venture capital firm Hack VC is in the midst of its bi-annual event, hack.summit(), a gathering and hackathon of some of the world’s key technical leaders in blockchain. Now live and held virtually until 11 July 2018, this year’s hack.summit() theme is blockchain, with headline speakers… Read More

Yabba Dabbl Do! UK Share Buying App Dabbl 160%+ Overfunding on Seedrs

The Seedrs crowd has indicated that a “dabbl” do ya. dabbl, a UK app-only share buying service, blasted by its initial £350,000 Seedrs crowdfunding target and is now nearing £600,000 – more than 60% overfunded – thanks to the more than 215 investors who are… Read More

Orca Cofounder Jordan Stodart Shares Update and Quiz Info: Ready to Put Your P2P Knowledge to the Test?

In preparation of its Lending Challenge, the P2P investment aggregation provider Orca partnered with UK P2P Lending Knowledge Leaderboard and posted a quiz targeting investors and industry players to see how much people know about the P2P knowledge. Neither questions nor answers will be posted here to keep the quiz… Read More

Summertime Scoop on Gelateria Naia: Deliciously Crowdfunding on Wefunder

Summertime is synonymous with ice cream. Readers may recall past successful global crowdfunding campaigns for delicious ice creams and treats including several successful Seedrs’ Oppo Ice Cream, Companisto’s Kyl, Gelateria Ice Wave’s Crowdcube Spain or Wefunder’s Venice Beach Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream campaigns. Crowdfunders do indeed… Read More

10 Days Remain on Spanish Fintecher Finanbest’s Overfunding Crowdcube Campaign

Licensed securities agency Finanbest partnered with Crowdcube in June to raise £175,000 for 6.22% equity. The Madrid-based platform, which offers a digital end-to-end wealth management solution for retail investors, reportedly reducing costs for clients up to 70%.  Now, just a few weeks later, the agency… Read More

Mowea Overfunding on Companisto: Small, Efficient, Scalable Modular Wind Turbines

Sponsored by EXIST-Gründerstipendium, Mowea’s Modular Wind Turbines aim to supplement solar/ photovoltaic facilities for an independent energy supply of private households and industrial plants. With Mowea, energy generated from the wind and sun can be injected into a common energy grid with very minor expenditure. Mowea… Read More

AI Fintech Chatbox Plum Nears Seedrs Goal: Aiming to Make Saving Easier

Plum’s second crowdfunding raise on Seedrs is proving to be just as successful as its first £925K campaign. Plum, an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot for personal finance, returned to Seedrs in late June seeking an additional £850,000 in funding. Funds from the latest Seedrs round will be used to… Read More

Cleveland Whiskey Re-Taps Wefunder for $1M Crowdfunding Goal: Best in Glass

Two years ago Cleveland Whiskey set itself apart as one of the first Reg CF investment crowdfunding offers to list following the launch date on 16 May. The spirits company  swiftly tapped over $295K in 2016 from more than 500 Wefunder investors. The Whiskey Distillery has partnered again… Read More

Kabbage Across America: Providing More than $5B in Funding to SMEs

Kabbage, Inc., a global financial services, tech and data platform serving small businesses, reports its 145,000-plus small business customers accessed over 300,000 loans during non-banking hours, reaching a record total of more than $1 billion in funding. In total, Kabbage has now provided access to… Read More

Report: First 5 Months of 2018 Saw 537 ICOs Raise $13.7 Billion

A new collaborative report by PwC Strategy& and the Crypto Valley Association provides an update on the global initial coin offering (ICO) market. According to their numbers, ICOs have grown dramatically during the first 5 months of 2018 with 537 ICOs, successfully raising $13.7 billion. This… Read More

Co-Founder Ilana Fraines: On Creating TokenAI’s Crypto Financial Advisor Juliet, Helping Crypto Newbies Navigate Financial Futures & Uniting Women in Crypto

Wherefore art thou, Juliet? A few weeks ago crypto market and portfolio analysis platform TokenAI shared a sneak peak at Juliet, its signature artificial intelligence assistant. Now Juliet is officially live. Juliet aims to guide investors through creating a balanced portfolio with user-friendly analysis on digital… Read More

CEO Philipp Pieper & CIO Timo Lehes Share New Buzz on Swarm: DMN Token

Swarm, the blockchain for private equity, has launched the DMN Token representing fractional ownership of a Dash masternode, extending block rewards and voting rights to all token holders. Additionally, investors may now use Dash to participate in all investment opportunities on Swarm’s marketplace. “Dash is… Read More

hack.summit (“blockchain”) and Global Virtual Hackathon to Benefit Coding Nonprofits

Venture capital firm Hack VC is prepping for its bi-annual event, hack.summit(), a gathering and hackathon of some of the world’s key technical leaders in blockchain. To be held virtually on 9-11July 2018, this year’s hack.summit() theme is blockchain, with headline speakers including technical founders of… Read More