Crowdfunding Portals

China Experiences a Surge in Internet Banking

Chinese Peer to Peer Lending

Data published by the China Banking Association indicates a “surge” in internet banking.  According to a report in ECNS, individuals using online banking services has hit 909 million – an increase of 150 million compared to the year prior. Financial transactions totaled an astounding 60.85 billion during 2014 and increase of 22%, with 67.88% of… Read More

Indiegogo is Poised to Move Into Equity Crowdfunding

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With the release of final rules for Title IV of the JOBS Act, commonly referred to as  Regulation A+, all investment crowdfunding platforms are sizing up the opportunity and evaluating the shift in regulations.  But one sector is uniquely positioned to marry both perks and ownership: Rewards based crowdfunding platforms. While Kickstarter has been adamant they… Read More

Crowdcube Receives Business of the Year Nomination For 2015 Express & Echo Business Awards

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On Thursday, Express & Echo, Exeter’s local newspaper, announced the nominees for its 2015 business awards. The media outlet stated: “The competition – now in its fifth year – attracted a phenomenal 133 entries from companies and entrepreneurs in Exeter and the surrounding area. The high volume and calibre of entries meant all those who have made… Read More

Symbid Unveils Full Year 2014 Results

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On Thursday, Symbid, one of the first investment crowdfunding platforms worldwide, announced its full year 2014 results. Korstiaan Zandvliet, co-founder and CEO of Symbid Corp, stated: “We are pleased to report continued exponential revenue growth ahead of average industry figures. Our results are a reflection of our commitment to successful innovation and the creation of long-term value… Read More

Funding Circle & Lancashire County Council Partnership Boosts 230 Local Businesses

Lancashire County Council

Peer to peer lender Funding Circle and Lancashire County Council have shared some data points on their partnership to provide capital to local businesses.  According to the pair, Lancashire County Council has directed over £1.5 million to 230 different companies.  The arrangement between the two entities was launched 2 years ago with the Council providing… Read More

Orchard Forms Partnership with Kabbage Channeling Institutional Money to Loans

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Orchard, the company that added rocket fuel to peer to peer lending platforms like Lending Club and Prosper, has announced a new partnership with Atlanta based Kabbage a provider of consumers and small business loans. Kabbage just announced earlier this week a licensing agreement with Kikka Capital in Australia so they are having a busy… Read More

Crowdcube Spain Has Now Raised Over € 1 Million for SMEs

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Launched last summer, Crowdcube Spain has surpassed € 1 million raised for small companies hitting a milestone for the young company.  To date 6 companies have successfully raised funds on the site. One of the companies raising capital on Crowdcube was HEMAV, a Barcelona based drone company which now claims the title of largest equity… Read More

New PENSCO Report Reveals Key Trends in Equity Crowdfunding & Early Stage Investing

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PENSCO Trust Company released a report today on key trends driving the surging popularity of equity crowdfunding. In the 2015 PENSCO Crowdfunding Report preeminent voices in crowdfunding and early stage investing discuss the leading edge of private equity and provide tips for investors in search of these growing opportunities. CEO of PENSCO, Kelly Rodriques, stated: “At PENSCO,… Read More

Gary O. Shelton Named CFO of CrowdFunding Cooperative

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Sustainability Partnerships and Gary O. Shelton Consulting (GOSC) are collaborating to help small and large businesses effectively launch crowdfunding cooperative campaigns. Gary O. Shelton, CEO of GOSC and CFO of Crowdfunding Cooperative, stated:  “Crowdfunding is the new normal for small business finance.” Today, big companies are becoming more and more intrigued with crowdfunding, but for different reasons… Read More

P2P Lender SocietyOne Hires Simon Schwarz as New COO as Firm Grows

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Australia based peer to peer lending platform SocietyOne has added to its executive team with the appointment of new Chief Operating Officer Simon Schwarz. The new hire will help position the platform for further growth as the P2P lending industry continues to disrupt traditional banks with its more efficient and cost effective approach to matching… Read More

Realty Mogul Takes a Bite of the Big Apple: Multi-family Brooklyn Property First NYC Investment

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Realty Mogul, the online peer-to-peer marketplace for real estate investing, announced the completion of its first-ever crowdfunding project in New York, raising $1.6 million from 46 investors for two apartment buildings in Brooklyn and enabling project sponsor Cayuga Capital Management to recapitalize the property.  The deal closes a highly successful first quarter for Realty Mogul,… Read More

Seedrs Partners with HedgeBrunch Global Network

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UK based crowdfunding platform Seedrs has “joined forces” with HedgeBrunch, a “global network of hedge funds” and finance professional to expose the group to the world of investment crowdfunding.  Reportedly co-founder and CEO of Seedrs Jeff Lynn reviewed his platforms operations to the group last week at the Library Club in London’s West End.   A… Read More

Realty Mogul CEO Jilliene Hellman Shares Opinion on Gender Discrimination (Video)

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With the ongoing trial of Ellen Pao, formerly of Kleiner Perkins and now interim CEO of Reddit, and her gender discrimination accussations, there has been a lot of media coverage on the issue of women in business – specifically tech. The results of the trial will be known soon enough and while Pao’s allegations have… Read More

Israel’s Equity Crowdfunding Platform iAngels Successfully Captures $2.25M During Seed Round

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iAngels, an angel investing equity crowdfunding  platform that enables private investors to co-invest with Startup Nation’s leading angels and gain access to exclusive early-stage opportunities, announced today that it has raised a $2.25 million seed round led by Roman Abramovich’s fund, Millhouse Capital. iAngels became the 15th company to successfully raise funds through its platform, raising $1.25 million… Read More

Symbid Announces New Partnership with EBU; Captures $1M in StartUp Loans From Regional Development Fund

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Symbid, one of the first investment crowdfunding platforms worldwide and now The Funding Network, announced a strategic partnership with Economic Board Utrecht (EBU), a Dutch regional economic development group, to support small businesses with over $1 million of funding. The partnership will provide local, sustainable initiatives with loan capital via The Funding Network by Symbid. EBU… Read More

OurCrowd Appoints Joel Maryles as “Chief Exit Officer”

Joel Maryles

Global investment crowdfunding platform OurCrowd is adding another member to its executive bench. Joel Maryles, another Wall Street veteran, is joining the young platform as Chief Exit Officer (CXO).  This is clearly a move to emphasize the importance of value creation, and financial return, for investors that utilize the OurCrowd platform.  Maryles will also be… Read More

Kabbage Extends Reach into Australia with License Agreement by Kikka Capital

Kabbage Small Business

The lending environment is heating up in Australia with peer to peer lending platforms on the move. Now Kabbage, an online lender providing small business loans has announced a partnership with Kikka Capital to power its small business lending service commencing in May.  The collaboration between Kabbage and Kikka was described as a “significant expansion”… Read More

All Street to Provide Research to Crowdfunding Investors

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UK based All Street has launched its platform providing research for investors in crowdfunding offers.  The firm has claimed to be there first in the space.  All Street clarifies that all research will be independent and paid by the investors and not commissioned by platforms or issuers. As part of the announcement All Street said… Read More

French Peer to Peer Lender Unilend Raises € 8 Million in Funding Round

Nicolas Lesur, CEO of Unilend shares his perspective

Peer to peer lending platform Unilend has announced a significant investment in the amount of € 8 million from BPI France, a state government investment fund, Ventech and 360 Capital Partners.  The direct lender was launched in 2013 prior to formal regulations which were finalized in the Fall of 2014. Unilend has grown quickly having captured… Read More

Crowdcube Unveils Numbers Behind JustPark’s Record Breaking Equity Campaign (Infographic)

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In celebration of JustPark’s successful and record breaking equity crowdfunding campaign, which captured over £3.7 million from 2,900 investors, Crowdcube has unveiled a new infographic that shows off the parking innovator’s exciting funding progress. As previously reported, JustPark, formerly Parkatmyhouse.com, is a website and app that allows private parking space holders to rent their space. The crowdsourced… Read More