Crowdfunding Portals

P2P Lender Harmoney Nears Launch of Australia Expansion

Who is Lending to You Harmoney

Harmoney, the first peer to peer lender in New Zealand, is readying for it’s jump over to Australia.  While an exact date has yet to be set, Scoop reports that an invite-only beta launch will happen in the next few weeks so Harmoney can work… Read More

For This Valentine’s Day: Indiegogo Encourages Backers to Give Funds to Generosity Initiatives

Indiegogo

With Valentine’s Day just a few days away, Indiegogo offered up some ideas on how backers may celebrate the love holiday. The global crowdfunding platform stated that it encourages everyone to show some love to those who are in need the most. It offered five… Read More

Funding Train: Wefunder Travels Across America to Fund Small Business

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  Investment crowdfunding platform Wefunder is hitting the road this spring to bring their message of raising capital online. Wefunder will be hopping aboard Amtrak to cross the country in search of  innovative small businesses and some of the lucky companies will receive funding assistance… Read More

Kickstarter Announces Berlinale Talents Network Filmmaker Partnership

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On Thursday, Kickstarter announced it has formed a partnership with Berlinale Talents, which is an initiative of the Berlin International Festival (also known as Berlinale). This new collaboration is reportedly part of the crowdfunding platform’s ongoing initiative to provide education and mentorship opportunities for emerging… Read More

Brief: Beauhurst Dubs Crowdcube “Most Active Investor” of 2015

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UK research firm Beauhurst announced this week it has named equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube most active investor of 2015. According to the latest independent report The Deal 2015/2016, Crowdcube reportedly saw its crowd make over 63,500 investments to the tune of 83 million, funding 166… Read More

CoAssets Appoints Two Independent Directors to Board

Chew Siang Chee and Jeffrey Chi

CoAssets (NSX code: CAX), a Singapore based crowdfunding platform, has announced the appointment of two new directors that will be joining the young company in the coming weeks. CoAssets became a publicly traded company last year establishing itself as the first real estate platform to… Read More

Indonesian Bank Sinarmas Partners with P2P Lender Modalku

Reynold Wijaya

Bank Sinarmas, a Jakarta based financial institution, has formed a partnership with recently launched peer to peer lender Modalku to more easily provide access to capital to SMEs joining a global trend of traditional finance partnering with innovative Fintech firms. The partnership with Sinarmas Bank… Read More

Lending Club Reports Operating Revenue of $427 Million. Will Start Share Buyback Program in the Amount of $150 Million

Renaud Laplanche 2015

The leading marketplace lending platform in the US Lending Club (NYSE:LC) reported Q4 and 2015 full year results this morning.  The company also reported that, to date, it has facilitated over $16 billion in consumer and SME loans.  Lending Club also revealed its intent to… Read More

Brief: #FundedClub Member Pavegen Celebrates Crowdcube’s Birthday By Offering Up 100 Cupcakes

Crowdcube Team

Joining in on Crowdcube’s fifth birthday celebration, #FundedClub member Pavegen offered up some delicious cupcakes to the equity crowdfunding platform. Last summer, the London start-up successfully secured over £2 million during its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The company’s technology converts footsteps into electricity, making it possible to power services… Read More

European P2P Lender Bondora Opens Up API to Public

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Pan-European peer to peer lending platform Bondora has become the first online lender in Europe to open its API to the public.  The program interface is available to both retail and institutional P2P/ marketplace investors. This update to their lending ecosystem should facilitate investor access… Read More

Zopa Preps for Innovative Finance ISA

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The godfather of peer to peer lending Zopa, has published some information on the forthcoming Innovative Finance ISA.  The long awaited update to ISAs will finally take place this coming April. At that time, savers will be able to add P2P / marketplace lending assets… Read More

Cheers! Seedrs CEO Jeff Lynn Celebrates £100M Invested in Early-Stage and Growth Businesses

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“As the first regulated equity crowdfunding platform in the world, Seedrs has always focused on doing equity crowdfunding the right way. Our mission is to build a sustainable industry with a business approach focused on a combination of scale and professionalism. We create a world-class… Read More

Brief: Indian Fintech Startup Capzest Raises $200K, LionVentures Leads Round

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Mumbai-based P2P lending fintech startup, Capzest, has raised $200K in seed funding from LionVentures, a seed investment and innovation platform founded by Anurag Mehrotra founder of LionVentures; Varun Dua, co-founder and CEO of Coverfox; Amit Tambe, former senior partner of Trilegal India and Vikas Jhunjhunwala, a Mumbai-based textile businessman reported VC Circle…. Read More

RocketClub Revisited: 2.0 Version Strives to Boost Startup Share Ownership for Site Members

RocketClub 2.0 Process

There are a few basic ways to gain shares in early stage companies, the most obvious ones being either to invest by purchasing shares or to join the company and be “given” shares as part of your remuneration.  Holding shares in an early stage company… Read More

Acceleris Capital Merges With InvestingZone to Increase Investments of Early Stage Companies

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Acceleris Capital Ltd. , a corporate finance adviser for SMEs, announced on Tuesday the merger of interests with equity crowdfunding platform, InvestingZone. According to Acceleris Capital, the merger between a corporate finance advisor and a leading fintech platform is the first of its kind and will… Read More

SyndicateRoom’s CEO Talks 3 Core Principles of Equity Crowdfunding

Goncalo de Vasconcelos

SyndicateRoom co-founder and CEO Gonçalo de Vasconcelos recently shared his thoughts on the how equity crowdfunding should work in the real world. SyndicateRoom, is one of the top three platforms in the UK.  The site has taken a different approach by involving a professional investor… Read More

OurCrowd First Recognized as Most Active Micro VC Fund by IVC-APM

OurCrowd First Management

OurCrowd, one of the largest investment crowdfunding platforms in the world, has received a cool recognition for its OurCrowd First seed fund. IVC-APM has bestowed the title of OurCrowd First being  Israel’s Most Active VC Fund. According to info provided by OurCrowd, the report analyzed… Read More

Seedrs Reveals 10 Reasons Why Some Investors Are Not Engaged With Particular Campaigns

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While it seems as though some investors have learned to embrace crowdfunding, it seems others have developed reservations when it comes to using the funding method. On Wednesday, equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs revealed 10 particular reasons why investors don’t give funds to certain campaigns. The… Read More