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UK Fintech Bridge Launched with Korea as FCA & FSC Sign Cooperation Agreement

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Just because small events like Brexit crop up does not mean the UK is going to slow down its drive for Fintech relevance and dominance. This week the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Korean Financial Services Commission (FSC) signed a “regulatory cooperation agreement”. This new… Read More

Plutus Raises $1 Million in Crowdsale of Plutons

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ICYMI London-based start-up Plutus Tap & Pay raised money in a “Crowdsale”.  Plutus is creating a contactless payment system for cryptocurrencies. According to a statement by Plutus; “Over a thousand people rushed to participate to what was probably the shortest 9 day crowdfunding round to… Read More

Renaissance Australia: 10 Australian Startups, Including Fintech & Cybersecurity, Join Tel-Aviv Accelerator Program

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Earlier this week, StartUpIsrael reported that 10 Australian startups from Fintech and cyber security are joining a Tel-Aviv accelerator program. Dave Sharma, Australia’s ambassador in Tel Aviv, told StartUpIsrael; “Australia is seeking to become a more innovative and entrepreneurial economy. We have been blessed with natural resources,… Read More

Dollar Shave Club Raised Money on AngelList & Just Sold for $1 Billion

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AngelList is not always pounding the table on the many successful companies that have graced the pages of the accredited crowdfunding platform. But this past week there was a pretty big exit and some AngelList investors were fortunate enough to get in early. Dollar Shave… Read More

Landbay: From Prelaunch to Established Platform, How Crowdfunding Fueled Business Growth

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  John Goodall and Gray Stern launched their company, Landbay, with the help of Seedrs.  Before their website was even live, Goodall and Stern were raising seed capital on the crowdfunding platform for their vision of mortgage finance.  Their first funding round was for only £50,000… Read More

Global Entrepreneurship Monitor: Obtaining Finance is Particularly Difficult for SMEs

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The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) report on Entrepreneurial Financing was published earlier this month. The document is a global snapshot on the state of entrepreneurial endeavors around the world. Produced by a team of researchers from Babson, Oxford and the University of South Africa, Capetown,… Read More

Property Partner Takes Cautious Approach Post Brexit

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The reverberations of Brexit aftershocks will be felt for months to come. So many unknown variables create market uncertainty and thus added risk. One of the most immediately impacted sectors of finance was real estate. London has been one of the hottest property markets in… Read More

SeedUps Canada First Funded Company Partners with NewLeaf Airline

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Jump On Flyways has inked a partnership with NewLeaf, a Canadian discount airline, a nice validation of their business. Jump On Flyways was the first offer funded on SeedUps Canada several years back. Jump On Flyways will provide technology to allow potential airline passengers to… Read More

Trendon Shavers Gets 18 Months in Prison for Bitcoin Savings & Trust Fraud

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According to Reuters, Trendon Shavers, founder of the Bitcoin Savings and Trust company, received 18 months in prison and was ordered to pay back $1.25 million to his victims.  The sentence was handed down this week by US District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan in Federal… Read More

NextGen Crowdfunding Hosting LiveStreamed Ignition Event for Companies Raising Capital Online

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NextGen Crowdfunding will be holding its next “Ignition” event next week (July 27) featuring several interesting companies using crowdfunding to raise capital.  NextGen pioneered its Ignition format at SXSW this past year.  Presenters will be raising capital under either Reg CF or Reg A+ (Title… Read More

Command Partners & Enventys Merge to Create Turnkey Product Launch Platform

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Command Partners and Enventys have merged to form a one-stop platform to power successful hardware projects. From ideation to funding to broad market roll-out, the combined entity will help entrepreneurs bring their designs to reality and financial success. Command Partners was one of the first… Read More

Digital Only Bank Number26 Receives Banking License from BaFin & ECB

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One day, in the not so distant future, taking trips to the local bank branch will be a thing of the past. No more queuing up to be scowled at while swiping a plastic card. Yes, I know. My parents and your parents cannot imagine… Read More

Equitise Updates on Australia, New Zealand Crowdfunding Progress

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Equitise is a “Trans-Tasman Investment Platform” providing access to capital and unique investment opportunities to investors in New Zealand and Australia. Founded in Australia in 2014 by Chris Gilbert, Jonny Wilkinson and Panche Gjorgjevski, the investment crowdfunding platform soon added Will Mahon-Heap as the executive to… Read More

Incoming FCA Chief Executive Sets Course in Speech at Annual Meeting

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The new Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Chief Executive Andrew Bailey, delivered a wide-ranging speech outlining his vision for the regulatory agency at the Annual Public Meeting yesterday (July 21).  Bailey replaced outgoing executive Tracey McDermott who announced her decision to not seek reappointment this past… Read More

Goldman Sachs to Launch Online Lender this Fall with Consumer Loan Product

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Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) announced earnings yesterday and beyond beating market expectations, the investment bank revealed some of its intentions on the forthcoming launch of its online lending platform later this fall. The news that Goldman Sachs was moving into the online lending sector came over… Read More