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100% Funded: SyndicateRoom Introduces the Lift Round

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Typically investment crowdfunding platforms vet the issuer and then list the offer on its site. The issuer pounds the pavement to enlist investors to raise the capital they need. This is no field of dreams and is a lot of work. While raising capital online is… Read More

Bondora Announces Improvements for Investors in P2P Lending

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Peer to peer lending platform Bondora has announced forthcoming updates to its platform that marks a significant improvement for investors.  According to Bondora, coming this fall a new passive investing feature will be incorporated into their site. This should make it easier for new investors to… Read More

European Crowdfunding Network Heads to Paris Again for Annual Gathering

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After three highly successful annual events, the ECN Crowdfunding Convention is back this October in Paris. Organized by the European Crowdfunding Network, the gathering has been designed as a reference point for the pan-European crowdfunding ecosystem. Last year’s event saw participation across Europe including representatives… Read More

CoAssets Looks to Expand in Malaysia

Malaysia Coin Ringit

Real estate crowdfunding platform CoAssets is looking to set up shop in neighboring Malaysia.  Earlier this year Malaysian securities authorities announced the approval of 6 investment crowdfunding platforms but CoAssets, based in Singapore, was not on the list.  Denied at the time,  CoAssets is currently… Read More

SeedUps Canada Jumps. Over 300 Companies Rush to Use Equity Crowdfunding Platform

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The investment crowdfunding push is a global movement. In the US multiple platforms have cropped up to take advantage of the evolving regulatory environment regarding general solicitation.  Across the border in Canada things have moved a bit slowly.  But earlier this year Canada took a… Read More

Brief: Law Firm Ballard Spahr Forms “Marketplace Lending Task Force”

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National law firm Ballard Spahr has announced the creation of a “Marketplace Lending Task Force” to assist the growing number of direct lending platforms manage the challenges of getting big – fast.  Recently there has been additional regulatory interest by the federal government. The US… Read More

Recent Lawsuit May Show Big Liability Risk for Crowdfunding Platforms

Danger Electricution

Crowdfunding, and using the internet to raise money for an increasing number of industry sectors, is still in its infancy. It is really the internet that is the disruptive innovation. It is this technology that is altering the funding process and crowdfunding has become the term… Read More

Indiegogo Changes Policy. Will Now Offer Refunds to Requesting Crowdfunding Backers Before Campaign End

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Indiegogo sent out an email this week, and updated their crowdfunding rulebook, explaining they will now offer campaign backers the option to request refunds prior to the campaign end. This rule change goes into effect September 1st.  This is an important shift in policy as… Read More

Recently Launched Crowdfunding Platform InvestDen Partners with Crowdnetic

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Newly minted crowdfunding platform InvestDen has partnered with NYC based Crowdnetic to “make the sector morally accountable for the deals it offers to investors,” this according to Tech City News. InvestDen just launched in June and is an investment crowdfunding platform that offers both debt… Read More

Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India Calls for More Regulation with Internet Finance

S S Mundra

Speaking at the annual FBIC Conference that is taking place this week in Mumbai, SS Mundra, Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, called for more regulation in the burgeoning online finance space – including crowdfunding and peer to peer lending. “Crowdsourcing and peer… Read More

FundedByMe Appoints Niclas Ahlström as Country Manager For Finland

Niclas Ahlström

International crowdfunding platform FundedByMe has announced the appointment of a new country manager for Finland.  Niclas Ahlström will be taking over from Kristiina Pääkkönen, who initially brought FundedByMe to Finland and served as the company’s Country Manger for 2,5 years.  She will  is now an… Read More

P2P Lender Dianrong Receives $207 Million Investment led by Standard Chartered

Dianrong Bank of Tomorrow

Dianrong, a Chinese peer to peer lending platform, has received a new funding round in the amount of $207 million led by Standard Chartered with  participation from China Fintech Fund and Bohai Leasing.  The Series C funding was declared the largest ever for the direct… Read More

SyndicateRoom Congratulates Seedrs on Funding Round but Questions Structure of Share Offer

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Last week, equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs offered shares to their broader audience as part of a funding round to raise £10 million.  According to the platform, £2.5 million in equity was made available for registered investors on its site.  This is not the first time… Read More

A Prominent Attorney Sees Regulation A+ as Perfect to Raise Debt Capital

Debt vs Equity

Title IV of the JOBS Act fixed some of the issues swirling around old Regulation A.  Lightly utilized in its previous incarnation, Regulation A+ (as it is commonly called) created two different funding tiers which allow non-accredited investors access to a new securities exemption and… Read More

According to this Report, SoFI’s Valuation Places it in the Top-30 U.S. Banks by Market Capitalization.

Mike Cagney SoFi

SoFi, or Social Finance, is a marketplace lending platform that uses data to provide loans to refinance student debt.  The direct lender has had an enviable degree of success in generating solid risk adjusted returns for its investors. SoFi claimed the title of fastest growing marketplace… Read More

Stockflare Easily Overfunds on Crowdcube with Boost from LCIF

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Stockflare, an online investment advisor, quickly surpassed its £300,000 equity crowdfunding goal on Crowdcube and closed overfunded at over £442,000.  According to the listing page, 288 investors participated in the round that took just two weeks to fund. Crowdcube reports the equity crowdfunding was “underpinned”… Read More