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Singapore Exchange Considers Equity Crowdfunding Platform for Early Stage Companies

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The Singapore Exchange (SGX), described as the gateway to Asia, is exploring the feasibility of incorporating an equity crowdfunding platform to aid early stage companies in raising capital.  According to multiple reports, SGX has created an internal team evaluating options to boost SME’s. Former SGX executive Mohamed Nasser Ismail is apparently leading this new initiative… Read More

New Crowdfunding Platform for Cannabis Launched: CannaFundr

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“PROVIDE SEED CAPITAL FOR AMERICA’S FASTEST GROWING INDUSTRY” The very first Cannabis investment crowdfunding platform has been launched by Crowdfund Connect.  CannaFundr is accepting applications from both accredited investors and Marijuana based companies for canabis related crowdfunding.  WeCanna, by the ArcView group, earlier announced a rewards based platform that would shift into equity but it… Read More

UK based Equity Crowdfunding Platform Seedrs Moves Into US with Acquisition of Junction Investments

Seedrs and Junction Investments

UK based investment crowdfunding platform Seedrs has announced the acquisition of Junction Investments located in California.  This strategic acquisition positions Seedrs to expand their reach beyond the borders of Europe.  Junction founders Adam Kaufman and Brian Goldsmith will be joining the Seedrs team and assisting with the next phase of Seedrs growth.  The acquisition closed… Read More

David Weild: “NASAA is Doing Incredible Harm to The Economy and They Need to Stand Down” (Video)

David Weild

David Weild, former Vice Chairman of NASDAQ and current CEO of IssuWorks, made an appearance at the offices of Pepper Hamilton last week to discuss capital formation for small businesses. The event was organized by Dara Albright, a vocal advocate of crowdfunding and a leading voice on the JOBS Act. Weild started his presentation by… Read More

Georgia Quinn Recognized as Top New York Attorney

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Crowdfund Insider Senior Contributor Georgia Quinn has been acknowledged as a “Top Female Attorney” in New York. Organized by Thomson-Reuters, Quinn will be joined by other honored attorneys in a special section to be featured in the New York Times next March. Quinn is a Senior Associate attorney at Seyfarth Shaw. She is also the… Read More

Buy to Let Crowdfunding Platform “CrowdLords” Raises Capital on Seedrs

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CrowdLords, a new twist on real estate crowdfunding that targets landlords or “buy to let”, is crowdfunding their platform on Seedrs.  The startup is seeking a raise of £90,000 and launched yesterday quickly garnering over £27,000 from 29 investors.   We are live on @Seedrs! Interested in investing in #CrowdLords? Find out more here http://t.co/LQXHbCERIT… Read More

CFIRA Co-Chair DJ Paul Appointed to SEC Advisory Committee on Small & Emerging Companies

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DJ Paul, CFIRA Co-Chair and CSO of Propellr, has been appointed by SEC Chair Mary Jo White to become a member of the SEC Advisory Committee on Small & Emerging Companies for a term that begins immediately.  The SEC established this committee in 2011 as a conduit for advice on regulations and policies that impact… Read More

UK Project Innovate: Call for Input Feedback Statement (Document)

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Embedded below is the published report by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regarding feedback to their “Project Innovate”. Project Innovate was established to support industry innovation by  opening the FCA doors to businesses (large and small) who are developing innovative approaches that can benefit consumers in financial services markets. The FCA proposed to build an… Read More

UK Financial Conduct Authority Launches Innovation Hub. Encourages Change in the Interest of Consumers.

FCA Commitment to Supporting Innovation Martin Wheatley

Meanwhile the SEC Stalls on Pushing Forward to Facilitate Title III & Title IV Crowdfunding. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the UK regulatory body similar to the SEC, has announced the opening of their Innovation Hub as they embrace change and creativity in financial services.  In a speech by Martin Wheatley, Chief Executive of thee… Read More

Realty Mogul Successfully Crowdfunds Apartment Complex in Indianapolis

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Realty Mogul Continues Expansion in Indiana With Second Investment in 3 Months. Realty Mogul, an online real estate crowdfunding platform connecting accredited and institutional investors, announced that it has successfully crowdfunded the English Village Apartments, a large multi-family community located in southeast Indianapolis. Realty Mogul’s accredited investors used its online crowdfunding platform to help the… Read More

Plastc Hits Over $5.2 Million in Presales for Digital Wallet Card

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Plastc Claims Record First Week of Pretail Campaign Selling over $5.2 Million in Secure Digital Cards Plastc, creator of the digital wallet Plastc Card, has revealed the success of its preorder crowdfunding campaign. In the first week of launch, Plastc sold over $5.2 million of Plastc Cards to people worldwide.  The company stated that orders… Read More

Research: P2P Lending Goes to £40 Billion in 2016

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Research and Markets have announced a new report they have published on the fast growing peer to peer (P2P) lending industry.  Their numbers state the global market will top £40 billion (over $64 billion USD) by 2016.  They break that out stating the UK will account for £5 billion of that amount with the US… Read More

Global Crowdfunding Convention 2014 (Slideshow)

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The 3rd annual Global Crowdfunding Convention took place in Las Vegas last week.  The three day event spanned the spectrum from investment to donations based crowdfunding.  Participants came from around the world to talk crowdfunding and the future of this new approach to capital formation. Headline speakers included Kevin Harrington and Scott McKain while well… Read More

First Feature Length Movie for Oculus is a Horror Film (Video)

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The Oculus Rift is one of the most well known rewards crowdfunding campaigns ever.  The VR headset that is a gamers dream raised over $2.4 million on Kickstarter as thousands backed the campaign.  Oculus went on to raise many millions from VCs – only to be acquired by Facebook in a deal that valued the… Read More

Brief: OurCrowd Schedules Global Investor Summit

OurCrowd Global Summit

Global equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd has scheduled an investor summit for this December to be held in Jerusalem, Israel.  The OurCrowd team will convene with angel and venture capitalists from around the world.  The event will also bring together over 40 startups from the OurCrowd portfolio to showcase their companies.  ReWalk, the first OurCrowd portfolio… Read More

Intelligent Crowd TV to Launch Weekly Equity Crowdfunding Show

Shane Smith Announces IntelligentCrowdTV

Described as “crowdfunding meets Dragons Den & X-Fractor, last Friday, UK based Intelligent Crowd TV announced the launch of a weekly show to bring together entrepreneurs and investors, nationwide. The website goes live today (www.intelligentcrowd.tv) for Entrepreneur auditions, and the first episode is scheduled to air in January 2015. The show will be hosted by… Read More

Brief: ClickStartMe & CrowdItForward Hacked

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Two crowdfunding related sites ClickStartMe and CrowdItForward have been hacked.  The sites have been replaced with an “I Love You Isis” page. The part Arabic and part English page advocates the state of Islam and the elimination of “America and the allies of the infidels”.  The hijacked page is accompanied by some Arabic music in… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Packed Pixels Extra Monitor, Sonic Decanter & Tespack Solar Power

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Three super practical products for this weeks #CrowdfundingMailbox.  We have the Packed Pixels “Extra Monitor” for your laptop when you are on the go, Sonic Decanter for all of the wine lovers out there, and Tespack solar panels that may be the solution to your charging problems when you need it most. So Packed Pixels… Read More

InvestPeer Launches Real Estate Equity Crowdfunding in Texas

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InvestPeer Launches Website in Texas Following New Crowdfunding Regulations. Following the announcement by Texas lawmakers approving Texas Intrastate Crowdfunding, InvestPeer Real Estate Holdings has announced the beta launch of a commercial real estate crowdfunding platform which will provide accredited investors and average citizens an opportunity to invest corporate backed single tenant leased properties. InvestPeer states… Read More

BitLendingClub Gets Seed Investment for P2P Bitcoin Platform

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BitLendingClub, a bitcoin peer to peer lending platform has reportedly received €200,000 in seed funding from LaunchHub.  BitLendingClub is a Bulgarian based p2p company that was officially launched in 2012.  The site facilitates borrowers to get loans in Bitcoins and claims the “most competitive rates and the lowest transaction fees”.  The process is a “dutch auction”… Read More