Crowdfunding Portals

Blockchain Pioneer Symbiont Adds Fintech Industry Vets Maureen O’Hara & Keith Jarrett to Advisory Board

Maureen O’Hara

Symbiont today announced the addition of two fintech industry veterans, Dr. Maureen O’Hara and Dr. Keith B. Jarrett, to its Advisory Board.  The blockchain pioneer, which launched in 2013 with its creation of Smart Securities, recently secured $1.25M seed funding.  The platform’s board appointments will provide proven expertise and guidance to the Symbiont… Read More

Brief: Fundrise Links with Birtcher Anderson Realty to Finance Arizona Retail Development Project


“Crowdfunding is the future of real estate financing,” commented Fundrise CEO and Co-Founder Ben Miller. Asserting the partnership as the first-ever crowdfunded commercial construction loan, Jay Maddox of the commercial real estate services company Avison Young brokered a deal with Fundrise which resulted in the real-estate platform’s providing Birtcher Anderson… Read More

CoPower, an Online Marketplace for Clean Energy Closes Seed Round Led by RBC

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CoPower, an investment crowdfunding platform that targets the clean energy sector, has announced that it has raised $850,000 in seed financing led by RBC and Innovation Support. The company has been in operation for several years and has helped to raise over $1 million in… Read More

TrialFunder Claims Up to 79.9% Annual Returns. Adds NFL Lawsuits for Investors

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Litigation crowdfunding platform TrialFunder is claiming some pretty lucrative returns available to investors. The site states that TrialFunder is now providing pre-settlement funding to plaintiffs that can deliver 3.5% to 5% compounded monthly, “which represent annualized returns of 51.1% to 79.9% to investors”.  These investment… Read More

WiSeed Passes €30 Million Funding Mark in France

WiSeed at 30 million

Investment crowdfunding platform WiSeed has surpassed € 30 million in funding.  Launched in 2008, WiSeed has been a leader in the nascent crowdfunding scene in France. In January 2015, Crowdfund Insider wrote that WiSeed had signed up 37,700 members, funded 51 startups, and raised  € 14… Read More

Biz2Credit Partners with, Aiming to Transform the Small and Midsize Business Lending Marketplace

Erik Asgeirsson today announced a marketing partnership with Biz2Credit, a leading small business lending marketplace. Biz2Credit’s cloud-based platform gives entrepreneurs and small business owners access to a network of more than 1,300 prescreened lenders. Financing, which ranges from $5,000 to $5 million, can be arranged in as little… Read More

Announced this Past May, Crowd2Fund Opens Up “The Exchange” to Provide Liquidity for Alt Assets

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Investment crowdfunding platform Crowd2Fund has opened up their exchange to allow investors the opportunity to trade in alternative investments like equity that has been crowdfunded.  Crowd2Fund will also match sellers and buyers for assets purchased outside of the Crowd2Fund platform.  Originally announced this past May, Crowd2Fund… Read More

P2P Lender RateSetter Celebrates 5 Years & £800 Million in Loans

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RateSetter, a UK-based peer to peer lending platform first opened up for operations in 2010, completing its first loan on October 7th.  Since that date, the online lending platform has matched over £815 million in loans, paid almost £25 million in interest to investors and… Read More

P2Binvestor Gets First Institutional Relationship with HCG Fund Management

Krista Morgan

P2BInvestor, an online lending platform that provides asset backed lending to SMEs, has forged its “first of several” partnerships with institutional investor HCG Fund Management. HCG, based in North Carolina, is very interested in P2P/Marketplace Lending opportunities of investing in loans. HCG was said to be… Read More

Bond Street Partners Up with WeWork to Offer Loans to Member Companies

Bond Street Small Business

Marketplace lender Bond Street has crafted a new partnership with shared workspace provider WeWork to provide “fairly priced lending capital” to members ot the WeWork Community. David Haber, co-founder and CEO of Bond Street, said the two companies shared a passion to empoer entrepreneurs dreams…. Read More

Three Month Old Basix Loan Services Makes Millions: ZestFinance Secures $150M Debt Financing Deal with Fortress Investment Group

Douglas Merrill

Not yet a toddler, the three month old loan service Basix has hit some enviable milestones. California-based online lending startup, ZestFinance, has secured a $150 million debt financing deal with global investment giant Fortress Investment Group for Basix. Founded in 2009 by former Google CIO Douglas Merrill, ZestFinance… Read More

Seeking Industry Transparency, Companisto Publishes Its Equity Crowdfunding Performance Data, Focusing on Germany, Austria and Switzerland

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Companisto,  the leading equity crowdfunding platform in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland with an annual financing volume of €12 million, has published information on the business development of start-ups financed through its platform for the first time. The platform has analyzed the development of share values between… Read More

ZenCap is Fastest Growing Online Lender in Europe

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ZenCap, a one-year-old Berlin-based direct lending platform is presently the fastest growing site in continental Europe.  According to data published by AltFi, ZenCap has generated Year over Year growth of an astounding 445.3%.  The next closest growth rate is of Auxmoney at less than half that… Read More

FlashFunders Celebrates One Year, Partners with Raven Ventures & Secures $10 Million in Startup Seed Round Funding

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FlashFunders announced on its one-year anniversary that it has successfully funded over ten million dollars in startup seed rounds. In addition to this investments milestone, FlashFunders will partner with Raven Ventures to ensure that featured offerings are provided access to an extensive global network of accredited investors. Raven… Read More

Fundable Operator Acquires Zirtual Virtual Assistant Startup

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Fundable founder Will Schroter has announced a new company to its growing portfolio of businesses and services. Fundable is a software as a service crowdfunding provider that offers both investment and rewards services. According to Schroter, they have just acquired Zirtual, a virtual assistant platform… Read More

IndiaLends Taps $1M from DSG Consumer Partners, Siddharth Parekh and Gautham Radhakrishnan for Online Marketplace


IndiaLends, a credit and financial technology startup based in New Delhi, has closed a $1M bridge round led by existing investors DSG Consumer Partners, Siddharth Parekh and Gautham Radhakrishnan. IndiaLends was cofounded by Gaurav Chopra, who has an MBA from the London Business School, and Mayank Kachhwaha, who graduated from IIT… Read More