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GLI Finance Shows Solid Growth During Past 12 Months

GLI Finance Portfolio

GLI Finance, a portfolio company that operates multiple internet finance companies, states their platforms are experiencing solid growth as “SME finance opportunity continues to boom”.  GLI is publicly traded on the LSE. According to a company report, the GLI platforms leading the charge include; Finexkap… Read More

Lawrence Lessig Out as CEO Of Mayday PAC. Replaced by former New York Governor Candidate Zephyr Teachout

Zephyr Teachout

Lawrence Lessig, the Harvard Professor and serial gadfly turned PAC operator, is out as CEO of Mayday PAC – an entity he created to fix the world of money and politics. Lessig is being replaced by law professor, and former New York governor candidate, Zephyr… Read More

Orchard Provides Feedback on Recent US Treasury Interest in Marketplace Lending

US Department of Treasury

  Last week Crowdfund Insider published a report on how the US Department of Treasury was investigating marketplace lending and the rising prominence of online, direct lenders. While the interest is certainly understandable, anytime the government shows up – industry gets concerned.  While Treasury stated their… Read More

Reminova Offers US & UK Investors Chance to Fund “Revolutionary Tooth Building Invention”

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A trip to the dentist is right up there with visiting your bank or calling your ISP. While probably not as bad as calling your ISP, dentistry today will be consider barbaric in the not so distant future and Reminova views itself as a significant… Read More

European Securities & Markets Authority Warns on Crowdfunding & Money Laundering / Terrorist Financing

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The European Securities & Markets Authority (ESMA) has published a Q&A addressing the potential for nefarious characters to abuse investment crowdfunding to launder cash or provide financing to terrorist organizations.  This is a subject the traditional banking sector knows rather well as they are subjected… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Solar Paper Charger, Impact Wrap Tells You How Hard You Hit & Üllo Removes Sulfites from Wine

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For this week’s #Crowdfunding Mailbox we have Solar Paper, “the worlds thinnest and lightest solar charger”; Impact Wrap a device that measure how hard you punch and Üllo, a wine filter that removes the sulfites from your wine. Using the sun to generate electricity is… Read More

Funding Societies Partners with Orangefield Trust in Singapore

Funding Societies

New peer to peer lending platform Funding Societies has inked a partnership with Orangefield Trust to hold funds from lenders.  The collaboration is said to “provide lenders with greater confidence in engaging P2P lending platforms”. “We have taken steps to ensure there is no mishandling of… Read More

P2P Global Successfully Raises £400 Million

P2P

P2P Global Investments has successfully raised £400 million bringing their total raised to date to £870 million.  The Issue, which was over-subscribed, will issue 40 million C Shares, of which 38,200,016 C Shares will be issued under the Placing and 1,799,984 C Shares will be… Read More

Report: An Update on the Marketplace Lending Ecosystem (Infographic)

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  Orchard, the conduit platform for institutional money flowing into direct lending platforms, has published an update on the marketplace “Lendscape”.  Orchard is uniquely positioned to provide perspective into the evolving ecosystem because the majority of substantive marketplace lending platforms are plugged into their network…. Read More

Brief: Crowdfunding Platforms are Finalists for Several Industry Awards

First Place Prize Trophy

UK equity crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom has been selected as a finalist for two awards. SyndicateRoom is in the running for Lloyds Bank National Business Awards and the 2015 Growth Investor Awards. The platform will compete in the ‘New Business of the Year’ category at the National… Read More

Crowd Dialog Europe Partners with EC, Prepares for August Event

Crowd Dialog Europe Helsinki Speakers

The inaugural Crowd Dialog Europe event is scheduled to take place next month in Helsinki, Finland. The conference is described as an “experts gathering” with participants from over 25 different countries who will meet to discuss the most recent developments in crowdfunding, crowdsourcing, and crowd-innovation.  Crowd… Read More

Litigation Funding Site LexShares Welcomes Institutional Funding

LexShares US Litigation Market

LexShares, an online marketplace that matches plaintiffs litigation to investors says it is “open to institutional investors”.  The crowdfunding platform states its model of crowdfunding has not changed but it will now allow individual investors participate alongside big money.  The site did not announce it… Read More

Brief: ThinCats Hires Jill Sandford as Head of Risk & Recoveries

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Peer to peer lender ThinCats has appointed Jill Sandford as Head of Risk and Recoveries. She joins ThinCats on secondment from Baker Tilly a leading firm of business advisers where she is a Director of Restructuring and Recovery. According to ThinCats, Sandford will be responsible for… Read More

OTC Markets Completes Venture Market / OTCQB Rollout

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OTC Markets has completed the rollout of OTCQB Venture Market, according to a company report. The marketplace claims 1,033 securities with an aggregate market capitalization of $74.2 billion. OTC states that 48 U.S. states and territories and 25 countries are using the marketplace. The OTCQB continues… Read More

Industry Report: Disruptive Finance is Making Finance More Transparent, Efficient & Democratic for Entrepreneurs & Investors

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New forms of finance are poised to inalterably change the entire finance industry ecosystem we know today.  Investment crowdfunding, and the various iterations of alternative finance, are still in the early stages of its evolution.   The disruptive finance industry is measured in mere billions… Read More