Crowdfunding Portals

Crowdfunding Platform ArtistShare Submits Recordings for Consideration to the 58th Grammy Awards Following Kickstarter Lawsuit

Grammy Awards

Following its never-ending legal battle with Kickstarter,  crowdfunding platform ArtistShare has moved on and announced that it submitted recording for consideration to the 58th Grammy Awards. ArtistShare offered up seven new fan-funded recordings for consideration in the 58th Grammy Awards. Its previous recordings have received… Read More

Groundfloor Claims First SEC Approved 1-A, Regulation A+ Filing

Brian Dally

Groundfloor, a real estate crowdfunding platform based in Atlanta, Georgia, is claiming to have received the very first 1-A, Regulation A+, approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Groundfloor is also noting this will be the first real estate microlending offer as well and is… Read More

Parker Barrile, Formerly of Google & LinkedIn, Joins Prosper as Chief Product Officer

Parker Barrile

Parker Barrile, an executive with an impressive resume that includes stints at Google, LinkedIn, Bain and more, has joined Prosper as Chief Product Officer. A Stanford grad, Barrile was also founder and CEO of Predictify, a community-based prediction platform where members could make and vote… Read More

UAE P2P Platform Beehive Obtains Independent Sharia Certification From Shariyah Review Bureau

Beehive

Beehive, the UAE’s leading online marketplace for peer-to-peer (P2P) finance, has been certified as a Sharia-compliant P2P finance platform by the Shariyah Review Bureau (SRB). The certification makes Beehive the first P2P platform in the world to have a third party independently confirm its processes… Read More

Ram Budime of Bitcoin Crowdfunding Platform Gok!llo Claims: “All or Nothing or Keep it All Models Are No Longer Suitable For Modern Crowdfunding”

Ram Budime

Ready to share details about the newly launched bitcoin-powered crowdfunding platform, Gok!llo, the site’s Business Development Manager Ram Budime sat down with Coin Telegraph to discuss how it stands out from the competition. According to the media outlet, Gok!llo is a crowdfunding platform that uses bitcoin as… Read More

One Spark Announce 2016 Festival Dates & Enhancements

One Spark

Apparently, an exciting and epic experience is in store as One Spark’s “World’s Largest Crowdfunding Festival” prepares for its fourth year. The board of directors of One Spark, along with its key staff leadership, announced today details of the upcoming festival, which will take place Thursday,… Read More

Indiegogo Gets Vocal: Launches New Podcast Series Covering Cool Crowdfunding Campaigns

David Mandelbrot and Bret Harris

Indiegogo has been the catalyst for a growing number of very successful projects.  From film, to tech, and more, Indiegogo is a poster child for the vibrant new step in the capital ladder of crowdfunding. Having covered more than a few crowdfunded products, I can… Read More

Giles Andrews Out as Zopa CEO. Replaced by Jaidev Janardana

Jaidev Janardana

Leading peer to peer lending platform Zopa has announced an executive shake-up that has removed Giles Andrews as CEO. Effective immediately, Jaidev Janardana is the new CEO of Zopa. Andrews, a Zopa co-founder, will now be Executive Chairman of the fast growing direct lender. Janardana… Read More

Crowdfunding Platform Tilt Unveils Top Five New Features For Smartphone App

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  Ready for an upgrade, crowdfunding platform Tilt announced the top five new features for its smartphone app. Co-founder and CEO of Tilt, James Beshara, declared in a blog post: “Tilt Nation! We’ve taken your feedback over the last few months, and we’re excited to announce… Read More

Hasbro Teams Up With Indiegogo to Launch Crowdfunding Gaming Challenge

Hasbro

Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) today announced that it has teamed up with crowdfunding platform Indiegogo to find the next hit face-to-face party game. As Hasbro continues to focus on connecting with the gaming community to discover and develop new games, the challenge will help identify one… Read More

Bondora Announces Improvements for Investors in P2P Lending

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Peer to peer lending platform Bondora has announced forthcoming updates to its platform that marks a significant improvement for investors.  According to Bondora, coming this fall a new passive investing feature will be incorporated into their site. This should make it easier for new investors to… Read More

USI Affinity Forms Partnership With Marketplace Lender SoFi to Help Lawyers With High Student Loan Debt

Law School

Insurance Provider, USI Affinity, announced on Thursday that is has formed a partnership with marketplace lending, SoFi, to offer members of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) the opportunity to consolidate and refinance their private and federal student loans into a single loan with a lower… Read More

CoAssets Looks to Expand in Malaysia

Malaysia Coin Ringit

Real estate crowdfunding platform CoAssets is looking to set up shop in neighboring Malaysia.  Earlier this year Malaysian securities authorities announced the approval of 6 investment crowdfunding platforms but CoAssets, based in Singapore, was not on the list.  Denied at the time,  CoAssets is currently… Read More

Kickstarter Unveils Details About University of Pennsylvania’s “The Wharton Crowdfunding Study”

Kickstarter 3

Offering backers a closer look at its crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter has unveiled details about the new The Wharton Crowdfunding Study, which is conducted by University of Pennsylvania’s professor, Ethan Mollick. The Wharton Crowdfunding Study is considered the largest academic effort seeking to understand how crowdfunding works, how… Read More

Brief: FundedByMe Teams Up With Connect Sweden Region East to Create More Swedish Entrepreneurial Successes

FundedByMe

On Thursday, Connect Sweden Region East and FundedByMe announced that they have created a partnership that will help to further enhance the opportunities to companies in Swedish that are currently in the establishment phase. FundedByMe and Connect are considered well-known players in the Swedish ecosystem for growth…. Read More

Brief: Indiegogo’s Slava Rubin Offers Up Tips & Tricks for Crowdfunding Success

Slava Rubin

Always willing to give crowdfunding advice, Indiegogo‘s Slava Rubin sat down with CNN Money to offer up his very own tips and tricks for those looking to use the funding method successfully. During the interview, Rubin noted how important pitch videos are to campaigns: “Campaigns that… Read More

Qasar Younis Named Y Combinator’s First COO: TalkBin Founder and CEO Will Lead Incubator in Growth

Qasar Younis

Y Combinator has named partner Qasar Younis, who has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University and an MBA from Harvard, as its inaugural chief operating officer. As Y Combinator grows into more than just a traditional incubator, the company sought more structure and leadership around operations, creating the COO opportunity for… Read More