Crowdfunding Portals

Details Emerge on Patent Lawsuit Against Multiple Crowdfunding Platforms

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It was revealed earlier this week that a patent infringement lawsuit was filed against Indiegogo, CircleUp, GoFundMe, Kickstarter, Gust, RocketHub & Innovational Funding  by Alphacap Ventures LLC for a trial by jury in the Eastern District Court of Texas. Alphacap Ventures is based in California but the suit was filed in Texas as the “Defendant because… Read More

Are You In(vited)? Invested.in Launches INVST, An Invite-Only Investment Platform for Sophisticated Accredited Investors

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Didn’t receive an invitation to INVST? If not, it’s OK—you can also apply for one. Invested.in, a crowdfunding technology company, recently launched INVST, an invite-only investment platform for fund managers, third-party marketers and accredited investors. The company is designed to utilize the wisdom of tech leaders in crowdfunding to bring online the entire offline investment… Read More

Realty Mogul Adds to Executive Staff Once Again with New Senior VP Hire

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Realty Mogul is really beefing up these days.  They have been on a hiring frenzy.  Growing at this rate is probably a good indicator of product demand. Realty Mogul is one of the earliest entrants into he real estate crowdfunding space. In September of 2014, founder and CEO Jilliene Hellman said of her company; “We… Read More

Prosper Acquires American Healthcare Lending in Strategic Expansion

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Coming off a year where they facilitated $1.6 billion in loans, Prosper, one of the largest peer to peer companies in the world, has acquired American HealthCare Lending (AHCL) – a medical financing platform. The company is the largest “patient financing company in [the] behavioral health industry” and grew over 75% in 2014. AHCL is a… Read More

Lending Club Schedules Earnings Release & Conference Call for February 24th

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Now that Lending Club (NYSE: LC) is publicly traded they will be making it habit to schedule quarterly calls, along with other required securities filings. The worlds largest peer to peer lender  has just announced its earnings for Q4 2014 will be released on February 24, 2015 and will review financial results on a conference call… Read More

Bitsquare: P2P Bitcoin Exchange Now Crowdfunding on Lighthouse

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  Bitsquare, a fully peer-to-peer decentralized Bitcoin exchange that handles BTC/USD, recently announced it will crowdfund toward a 120 BTC goal (about $28,000), notes BTC Geek. Bitsquare will be crowdfunding using Lighthouse, which was recently released into public beta by Mike Hearn, making it one of the first to use the new application   Lighthouse… Read More

Singapore Exchange Will Launch Equity Crowdfunding to Help SMEs Raise Capital

Johnson Chen

The Singapore Exchange (SGX) will launch its very own equity crowdfunding platform as a vehicle to help raise capital for entrepreneurs and small businesses.  SGX will partner with Clearbridge Accelerator on the project. Clear bridge is described as one of the leading venture capital and incubation firms specialising in early-stage investments based in Singapore.  The… Read More

elmspring Participants PeerRealty & ReaLync Set To Be Featured at January 2015’s Technori Pitch

Technori Pitch

Real estate startup accelerator program, elmspring, announced this week that two participants of its program, PeerRealty and ReaLync, are set to featured at the January 2015’s Technori Pitch. Technori Pitch is described as “a monthly showcase of innovative starters, showcasing what they have just launched.” The series has brought over 180 tech startups and professionals—including the founders of 37signals, Apple’s… Read More

Fund Wisdom: Equity Crowdfunding Public Offerings Drove $278M in Angel Investing for 2014

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Fund Wisdom, an equity analytics firm analyzing online equity offerings, released its first annual Investment Insight report for 2014. The report details industry-wide online private equity offerings from top investment platforms including AngelList, SeedInvest, WeFunder, Onevest, Fundable, EquityNet, Return On Change, CrowdFunder, and EarlyShares for the last calendar year. FundWisdom found that 296 SEC Regulation… Read More

Alchemiya Becomes First Sharia’h Compliant Crowdfunding Campaign on Crowdcube

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Earlier this month, Crowdfund Insider reported on Alchemiya, a premium online subscription-based video on demand platform for Muslim entertainment, which launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £60,000 so that it may expand its already growing services. It was known as the first Muslim media company to debut a public equity crowdfunding campaign. Alchemiya aims to… Read More

Debrett’s Dubs Crowdcube’s Co-Founder Darren Westlake One of Britain’s Most Influential Entrepreneurs

Darren Westlake CEO Crowdcube

Debrett‘s, an online source on British social skills, etiquette and style, recently announced its annual Britain’s 500 Most Influential List. This list features very well known people in British society and is carefully complied by independent panels of specialists in each field who has provided nominations for selections. Co-founder of Crowdcube, Darren Westlake, was selected… Read More

Seed&Spark Partners With Wemo.io to Launch Content Production Grant to Promote Diversity & Educate Virtual Reality Content Filmmakers

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Seed&Spark, a crowdfunding and distribution platform for independent filmmakers and Wemo.io, a virtual reality technology and platform company, today jointly launched a diversity-minded grants program to empower independent filmmakers to become part of the growing virtual reality (VR) industry. During the Sundance Film Festival, Wemo.io and Seed&Spark will demo various VR experiences for filmmakers and… Read More

ToyBacker Launches New Crowdfunding Platform Dedicated to Toy Projects

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With the increasingly competitive landscape of the toy development and retail industries, crowd funding has emerged as a gateway for toy innovators to display and gather support for ideas that may have been passed up by large toy companies. ToyBacker announced on Wednesday (January 28th) the launch of its very own crowdfunding platform that is… Read More

P2P Real Estate Lender LendInvest Tops £200 Million to Start New Year

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LendInvest, a peer to peer lender for real estate mortgages, has topped the £200 million mark in loans since the platform launched in May of 2013.  LendInvest started as an offshoot of Montello Capital Partners.  In October of last year there was a bit of a role reversal as now Montello operates under the aegis… Read More

GiveALittle Raised $12.2 Million in New Zealand for 2014

GiveALittle 2014 Huge

GiveALittle is a zero fees donation crowdfunding platform for New Zealanders. The no fee pledge is thanks to the owners the Spark Foundation who acquired the platform back in 2012.  The site has been doing the crowdfunding thing for about 8 years now and they are the leading charity platform in New Zealand.  Since the site launched… Read More

Crowdcube Announces Annual Award Recipients

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Crowdcube has gotten in the habit of handing out rewards to some of the more interesting and more creative companies that have raised capital via their platform each year.  It is a bit of the “best of the best” sort of thing where individual campaigns are recognized for their accomplishments during the past 12 months. Crowdcube… Read More

The Green Party Quickly Approaches £100,000 Through Crowdfunder UK

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The Green Party has pioneered a new path for British politics by using Crowdfunder to raise money, campaign and bring greater choice to voters in 2015. Over the last three months 64 Green Party parliamentary candidates have used Crowdfunder, gathering the support of over 2,500 backers and raising an average of £550 a day. This money is… Read More

Patch of Land: We are Leading the Way for 506(c) Filings

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Real estate crowdfunding platform Patch of Land has apparently had a nice 2014. Granted things are just revving up this year after an eventful 2014, but the investment portal recently shared that in Q4 of 2014 they topped the list of SEC filings for 506(c) offerings.  Now for those of you who are not quite clear… Read More

Funding Tree Puts Wind in Investors’ Sails; Offers A Chance to Invest in the Round Britain & Ireland Challenge

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Investors have been given a chance to profit from the popularity of sailing, after the company behind a new round Britain yacht race that’s open to all listed on the crowdfunding platform, Funding Tree. Circular Sailing, which has already attracted substantial equity investment, is now seeking a loan of £50,000 via the Funding Tree platform in… Read More

MobileCause Unleashes New Crowdfunding Initiative for Nonprofits

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MobileCause, a mobile, social and online fundraising platform, has released its newest service, crowdfunding for nonprofits. This new product empowers organizations to conveniently raise donations through volunteers, board members, donors and staff. Differing from traditional crowdfunding for projects, MobileCause crowdfunding pages can be setup on a nonprofits website where donations and full donor data are collected… Read More