Crowdfunding Portals

Six OurCrowd Portfolio Companies Recognized in Red Herring Awards

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Every year Red Herring recognizes hot young companies in Europe, the Americas and Asia.  The top 100 awards has generated substantial industry respect becoming a marquee event for Red Herring. This year Israel, batched in with Europe, claimed 19 out of the top 100 –… Read More

Ulule Crosses the Atlantic. Launches Crowdfunding Platform in Canada

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French rewards based crowdfunding platform Ulule crossed the Atlantic this month.  The platform bypassed the US and headed due north setting up shop in Canada. A natural move, Ulule set up shop in Montreal with the support of the Banque Nationale.   C’est officiel !… Read More

Indiegogo’s Slava Rubin Debunks Eight Myths About Startups

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Sharing his thoughts about the growth in small businesses, Indiegogo’s CEO Slava Rubin discussed key myths about startups at Vator Splash in Oakland earlier this week. According to the Register, Rubin shared details about each myth, which can be found below: 1. Myth: It’s all… Read More

It’s a Race to Buy a Crowdfunding Platform: New York Copywriter is Seeking to Purchase Kickstarter Through Indiegogo Campaign

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Just a few days after “dog-namer” Aaron Schlechter announced that he would change the objective of his Kickstarter campaign (which was to help others name their fur babies) to purchasing the crowdfunding giant, copywriter at Barton F. Graf 9000, LLC in New York City, Martin Baker, unveiled his… Read More

Brief: British Indie Group The 1975 Launches Cadence & Cause Campaign to Provide Clean Drinking Water to Those in Need

The 1975

British indie rock band, The 1975, have had an intense past two years and have toured almost constantly across the globe to theaters, festivals and TV performances. Now that they’ve settled back into their home in Manchester, they’ve partnered with their label, Dirty Hit Records, to launch… Read More

SyndicateRoom Launches Investor Academy for Crowdfunding Education

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Leading UK investment crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom is addressing the challenge of education and awareness in the crowdfunding space by launching the “Investors Academy”.  SyndicateRoom has taken an interesting approach towards crowdfunding by matching established angel investors to each offer on their platform thus allowing the… Read More

Swatch Teams Up with PledgeMusic to Bring Emerging Artists to the Next Level

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 In an exciting and never done before move, Swatch and PledgeMusic will work together to present the Emerging Artists Series. This will be Swatch’s first time working extensively in the music vertical in the US. The Emerging Artists Series is unlike anything either company has ever done before. The Series will… Read More

“Dog-Namer” is Seeking to Raise $1.2 Billion to Purchase Kickstarter

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Well, this seems legit. Campaign organizer, Aaron Schlechter, recently took to Kickstarter to raise funds so that he can name people’s dogs. Creative? Yes. Realistic? Not so much. Unfortunately, the crowdfunding giant informed the ambitious name-creator that his project didn’t fit in any of its… Read More

Indiegogo’s Marketing & Community Manager for Israel Oren Simanian Gives New Update About The Country’s Crowdfunding Scene

Oren Simanian

Offering up his insights on Israel’s crowdfunding progress, Indiegogo’s Marketing and Community Manager for Israel, Oren Simanian unveiled new details about the funding method and its future in the small country. During a recent update, Simanian wrote: “With quickly expanding innovations in technological fields including medical devices,… Read More

Crowdcube: Key Statistics and Facts About Its Growth (Infographic)

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With the recent prediction that it’ll have a “record breaking” year, Crowdcube unveiled a new infographic to reflect the key statistics and facts about its investment crowdfunding platform’s growth. Last week, Crowdcube announced that it is expecting to have an exciting 2015 following the success of Q1 funding.  The first quarter saw… Read More

OneVest & North Capital Securities Partner to Offer Broker / Dealer Services, Syndicated Offerings

Tanya Prive

North Capital Private Securities (NCPS) has formed a partnership with OneVest to provide broker/ dealer services for the equity crowdfunding platform. OneVest is the combination of RockThePost and CoFoundersLab – a merger that took place in mid-2014.  Tanya Privé, co-founder & CEO of OneVest said… Read More

Proplend Launches P2P Loan Exchange

Proplend Loan Exchange

Online marketplace for commercial property loans, Proplend, has announced the Proplend Loan Exchange (PLE) where active peer to peer loans listed on their platform may be immediately purchased or sold. Prior to the hosted exchange, Proplend investors could lend via their “In Funding” channel. However… Read More

German Bundestag Adopts Tighter, Yet “Workable” Rules on Crowdfunding

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Germany has passed its new investor safety law, one that was viewed with trepidation by the investment crowdfunding industry as it impinged on online platforms ability to raise funds, but the final rules appear to be less onerous than initially anticipated. Tamo Zwinge, CEO and… Read More

DWV Launches Aussie Bitcoin Exchange with Help of 2nd Largest Australian Bank Westpac

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Digital World Ventures or DWV launched bitcoin trading exchange (DWVx) yesterday and they did so with the support of Westpac – Australia’s second largest bank by assets. DWV has partnered with Alphapoint to power their exchange. The software is widely used on other BTC exchanges…. Read More

Jimubox Secures $84M in Series C Funding: UK’s Investec Bank Lead Investor for Beijing P2P Lender

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Peer-to-peer lending startup Jimubox announced that it had secured $84 million in series C funding, just seven months after the Beijing-based firm attracted US$37 million from Xiaomi and ShunWei Capital, according to Tech in Asia. The lead investor on Jimubox’s most recent round is UK’s Investec Bank. Haitong… Read More

MassVenture Opens First Investment Crowdfunding Project in Texas to Retail Investors

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The first investment crowdfunding project in Texas is now open to investors. San Antonio-based technology start-up MassVenture, Texas’ first approved investment crowdfunding portal, launched the state’s first ever Texas investment crowdfunding project. Located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, this project will allow any Texan to… Read More

FicShelf is New Platform to Crowdfund Authors

FicShelf CEO Monique Duarte

FicShelf has launched a new crowdfunding platform to help authors finance the editing, design and publishing of their books. The new site hopes to assist authors to make a living from their talent, and through connecting independent authors with editors, proofreaders and designers. Authors can then fundraise via… Read More

Folk2Folk, UK People-to-Business Finance Lender, Backs £400M Langarth Farm Development

Folk2Folk Staff

Folk2Folk, a leading UK people-to-business finance company, has just introduced funding to help deliver the £400 million Langarth Farm mixed-use development on the edge of Truro in Cornwall, England, according to the Western Morning News. Folk2Folk to back £400m Langarth Farm development http://t.co/CljPNJAFrF @Folk2FolkUK pic.twitter.com/Gz9N7UP3it — WMN… Read More

Funding Circle Gets $150 Million in Funding. P2P Lender is Now Over $1 Billion in Originations.

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Funding Circle has just received another capital boost in the amount of $150 million.  The equity funding round was lead by DST Global with participation from Baillie Gifford, a fund managed by Blackrock, Sands Capital Ventures and Temasek. Goldman Sachs acted as exclusive placement agent… Read More