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Texas Approves Intrastate Crowdfunding Rules

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Texas is the latest state to join a growing list of states that have legalized investment crowdfunding within its borders. As was widely expected, the Texas State Securities Board approved rules today that now allow the  residents of Texas to invest in businesses seeking capital to grow their business. While the rules have been approved… Read More

Crowdfunded Fitness Device Moov Raises $3 Million in Funding from Banyan Capital

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Moov, a device that has claimed the mantle of the “most successful crow funded fitness device of all time” has raised $3 million in a series A run led by big name investor Banyan Capital.  Moov raised $1 million in a crowdfunding round earlier this year  - in less than 2 weeks.  This new investment will assist in furthering… Read More

Famed Investor Mohamed El-Erian Joins Payoff Peer to Peer Lending Platform

Mohamed El-Erian

Well known investor and former Pimco executive Mohamed El-Erian has joined the board of Payoff after investing in the “next generation financial services company”.  El-Erian was an important part of Pimco – the largest bond manager in the world – until recently when he departed suddenly from the corporation.  A frequent spokesperson on CNBC with… Read More

Zopa: “Peer to peer ISAs will be Game Changer”

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The peer to peer lending industry sees the light at the end of the tunnel as the UK government nears the day when retirement funds, in the form of Individual Savings Acccounts (ISAs) will be able to invest in P2P loans.  Last week the UK government announced a new consultation paper on the subject and… Read More

The Big App Fund Creates Shortlist of 50 Entries

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The Big App Fund has narrowed down the list of entries from the original 425 to a shortlist of 50 businesses.  Entry was closed on October 6th with the next step being a pitch event held at the Facebook offices in London.  The project organized by Worth Capital, in partnership with equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs,… Read More

PWC & ULI Publish Report on Emerging Trends in Real Estate

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It would be hard to publish a market perspective on real estate today with tackling the emerging industry of real estate crowdfunding. This new approach of raising capital for real estate projects is one the leading segments of the investment crowdfunding industry.  Investors have the opportunity to invest in a lower risk vehicle that may… Read More

JOBSImpact Score Reveals Entrepreneur Friendly Cities & States

New York City JOBS Impact

TheCrowdDataCenter.com has teamed up with Crowdfund Capital Advisors (CCA), participants in the creation of the JOBS Act legislation, harnessing big-data to create a way to measure crowdfunded activity and job creation, at national and, crucially, local level in a new way. The JOBSIMPACT score rates the impact on a city, state or country aiming to reveals how… Read More

HWTrek to Bring Wireless 3D Headphone to Market After Kickstarter Success

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HWTrek, a platform providing an ecosystem for digital electronics, has announced that Hooke, a Brooklyn, NY-based audio innovation lab, has selected HWTrek Product Development Hub (PDH) to manage and monitor its project of the same name’s progress to mass production. Hooke, the first Bluetooth headphone to provide high quality audio playback and “record 3D audio”,… Read More

Global Crowdfunding Convention Hits Las Vegas This Week. Worldwide Crowdfunding Council to be Held at Event.

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World Crowdfunding Council (WCC) Meeting Scheduled for October 23rd in Las Vegas.  The Global Crowdfunding Convention and Bootcamp (GCCB) has claimed the title of the longest running crowdfunding convention.  The three day event was founded by organizer Ruth Hedges and is now on its 3rd year following the signing of the JOBS Act back in… Read More

Panono Launches Equity Crowdfunding Campaign on Companisto

Panono Invest on Companisto

Panono Quickly Jumps on Companisto. Easily Beats € 100,000 Minimum Raise in First Day. Panono has made the leap from Indiegogo hit to equity crowdfunding success. All within a matter of months.  Berlin, Germany based Panono raised $1.25 million in a rewards based campaign this past January and remains one of the top funded campaigns of all… Read More

Crowdfunding Asia Sets Aggressive Schedule of Events for 2015

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Crowdfunding Asia launched their inaugural crowdfunding convention this past August.  It was the first event of its kind in the entire Asian region gathering thought leaders, portal operators, high level politicians and public officials from around the world to convene to discuss this new approach to capital formation.  The highly successful event was organized by… Read More

UK Innovation Vouchers Pay for £5000 of Expert Advice for Small Business

Innovation Vouchers

The UK has a program to incentivize startups to seek the advice they need to get, or keep things rolling.  Frequently young companies skip over direct professional advice as it is costly for lean startups.  Innovate UK is a program where a business can receive a voucher for up to £5000 for a small business…. Read More

Eaglewood Completes $75 Million Securitization of P2P Loans Originated via Lending Club

Eaglewood Capital Management

Eaglewood Capital Management, an investment management firm specializing in investing in online lending strategies, has announced that it has completed a $75 million securitization.   This represents Eaglewood’s second securitization of peer-to-peer (P2P) consumer loans and brings its total issuance to $175 million. The $75 million transaction comprises securitized unsecured consumer loans originated through the… Read More

Indiegogo Jumps on the Apple Pay Freight Train

Indiegogo Apple Pay

Global crowdfunding platform Indiegogo has announced the immediate integration and  availability of Apple Pay –  incorporating the one touch iPhone payment system in their crowdfunding platform.  Indiegogo joins a growing number of banks, credit card providers and retailers jumping aboard Apple’s spin on a digital wallet.  Apple released their updated iOS today thus allowing any… Read More

Brief: Dr. Richard Swart Joins InvestNextDoor Advisory Board

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“Peer-to-Business” crowdfunding platform InvestNextDoor has stated that Dr. Richard Swart, Director, Program for Innovation in Entrepreneurial & Social Finance at UC Berkeley’s Fung Institute has joined their Advisory Board as a “Crowdfunding and Research Advisor”.  Dr. Swart is a PhD in Information Systems, an international award-winning academic and a recognized thought leader and leading researcher in the global crowdfunding industry…. Read More

UK P2PFA Comments on Peer to Peer Lending Inclusion in ISAs

Christine Farnish

The Peer 2 Peer Finance Association (P2PFA), an industry advocate group for UK P2P platforms, has jumped into the scrum regarding the forthcoming inclusion of P2P lending assets in Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs).  Chancellor of the  Exchequer George Osborne announced earlier this year that ISAs would be open to include P2P lending in the near… Read More

Cheryl Shuman Launches Cannabis Crowdfunding site: CannaDabbaDoo

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Cheryl Shuman has launched of a cannabis business crowdfunding platform dedicated to helping companies raise capital for Marijuana associated projects. CannaDabbaDoo wants to create a business crowdfunding platform that enables companies to raise capital from investors, customers, and friends. Cheryl Shuman, is a self described cannabis expert and founder of the Beverly Hills Cannabis Club…. Read More

Global Reinsurer PartnerRE Provides $100 Million for Mosaic’s Home Solar Loan Program

Mosaic Home Solar

Solar peer to peer investing platform Mosaic has announced a significant arrangement with PartnerRE LTD (NYSE: PRE) to provide institutional investment that will support Mosaic’s rapid growth in home solar loans.  The Global financial services company will direct up to $100 million in financing for Mosaic’s program.  PartnerRe Ltd. is a leading global reinsurer, providing… Read More

Lending Club Selects NYSE for IPO

Lending Club on NYSE IPO

Peer to peer lending platform Lending Club has selected the New York Stock Exchange as their venue to list the much anticipated initial public offering. According to multiple reports, but first advanced in the FT, Lending Club has followed the path of several high profile IPO’s and selected the big board over the highly competitive… Read More

Brief: Venovate Adds Jerry Chafkin to Board of Directors

Jerry Chafkin

Venovate, an online platform for alternative investing, today announced that Jerry Chafkin, EVP and Chief Investment Officer of AssetMark and former senior Charles Schwab executive, has joined the company’s Board of Directors. “We are delighted to welcome Jerry to our Board of Directors,” said Michael Raneri, Venovate CEO. “Venovate has built a compelling offer, with the… Read More