Crowdfunding Portals

Real Estate as an Alternative Investment for Non-Accredited Investors

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Real estate crowdfunding has experienced rapid growth in the US.  Yet most opportunities have been made available only to accredited investors. As securities laws are updated to accommodate the emerging innovation of internet finance traditional methods of funding real estate projects are being disrupted. At… Read More

Fundrise Prepares to Launch their “Greatest Innovation Yet”

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Fundrise has posted a page blocker announcing a new feature or application to be revealed soon. While short on details, Ben Miller, CEO and co-founder, states they are preparing to embark on “perhaps our greatest innovation yet.” Fundrise was the first online investment platform to… Read More

RedCrow-Backed MindChild Receives FDA Approval For Fetal Heart Monitor

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On Monday, equity crowdfunding platform for healthcare, RedCrowd, announced  MindChild Medical successfully received FDA approval for a non-invasive fetal heart monitor. The RedCrow-backed company, which was founded in 2008, reportedly submitted a 510(k) in 2012 for its MERIDIAN M110 monitor, which is described as a medical marvel… Read More

GrowthFountain is Newest FINRA Approved Reg CF Crowdfunding Platform

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  GrowthFountain is the newest entry into the Reg CF crowdfunding space. The platform received its regulatory approval in December and today has officially launched. As of today, 22 platforms have received regulatory approval with one, uFundingPortal, being pulled from the list for operational shortcomings… Read More

Welendus Seeks £300,000 on Seedrs to Expand Short-Term P2P Lending Platform

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Just a few months after joining European accelerator Level39, short-term peer-to-peer lending platform Welendus has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The online lender is seeking £300,000. Founded in 2015, Welendus states it aims to re-define the short-term lending market by introducing a peer-to-peer short-term lending platform and… Read More

CoAssets Announces RMB 1 Million Strategic Investment Fujian’s Da Xian Bing Internet Technology

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CoAssets Limited, a Singapore-founded Fintech firm that is listed on the ASX (ASX: CA8), announced over the weekend it has invested RMB 1 Million (approx. A$194,000) in Fujian’s Da Xian Bing Internet Technology Ltd (“Da Xian Bing”).  The company stated that the investment, for 10% of Da… Read More

Goji Selected to Launch IFISA for Landbay, Downing, Peer Funding and UK Bond Network

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Specialist provider of P2P and marketplace lending products and services, Goji, has announced that Landbay, bond investment platform UK Bond Network, crowd bond provider Downing, and SME-focused P2P platform Peer Funding have each selected their platform to offer the Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA). Goji said… Read More

Funding Circle Stops Originating Loans in Spain

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Following big news of a $100 million funding round, Funding Circle has announced it will stop issuing new loans in Spain. The announcement was posted on the Spanish version site of the SME peer to peer lender noting that it has not offered new loans… Read More

Indiegogo Announces Crowdfunded Films Heading to Sundance & Slamdance 2017

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On Friday, global crowdfunding platform Indiegogo announced that some of its funded success films are heading to this year’s Sundance and Slamdance festivals. The funding portal shared: “We’re all about starting the New Year off right here at Indiegogo, and that’s just what we’ve been… Read More

Crowdcube Joins Forces With All Response Media For Startup Competition TV Star

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On Thursday, Crowdcube announced it formed a partnership with UK’s customer acquisition media agency, All Response Media, to support competition for startups, TV Star.  According to Crowdcube, the two winners of the contest will receive a fully funded media and creative TV advertising campaign, which… Read More

Bricks Financial Receives FCA Authorization

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Peer-to-peer lending platform Bricks Financial has officially received authorization from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). As previously reported, the online lender was founded in 2014 and is designed to build a community of investors to help those looking for development finance. The new direct lender was… Read More

P2P Lender Linked Finance Receives Backing from Eiffel Investment Group

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Linked Finance, an Irish peer to peer lending platform, has signed an agreement with Eiffel Investment Group to back Irish SME loans.  The partnership was spawned in part by Linked Finance’s rapid growth of 132% over the past 6 months. Eiffel Investment Group will contribute… Read More

Bitcoin Startup CoolBitX Raise S$280,000 From Midana Capital Through FundedHere

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Singapore-based FundedHere announced on Thursday that CoolBitX Technology, the creator of wireless hardware wallet for bitcoins, CoolWallet, raised S$280,000 (US$200,000) from venture capital firm Midana Capital Inc. through its crowdfunding platform. The bitcoin startup is looking to use the funds for further research and development, and… Read More

PledgeMusic Appoints Bryan Mead as Senior Vice President of Artist & Label Relations

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PledgeMusic announced on Thursday it appointed Bryan Mead as its new Senior Vice President, Artist and Label Relations. Mead brings more than 25 years of music industry experience to the crowdfunding platform and recently served as INgrooves Music Group’s Senior Vice President, Label Services and Marketing. He was… Read More

Wefunder Plans to Triple Crowdfunding Growth in 2017

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Wefunder Leads Reg CF Crowdfunding Space in Both Successful Funding Rounds and Total Raised. Once Title III of the JOBS Act (Reg CF) became actionable, Wefunder jumped out of the gate and never looked back. In fact, Wefunder’s founders lobbied Congress to legalize investment crowdfunding…. Read More

Fig Secures $7.84 Million in Series A Funding Round Led By Spark Capital & Greycroft

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Fig Publishing announced on Thursday it secured $7.84 million during a Series A Funding Round, which was led by Spark Capital and Greycroft with participation from Resolute Ventures, NextView Ventures, and Draft Ventures. Fig, which was founded in 2015, allows accredited and non-accredited investors to… Read More

Indiegogo Touts Equity Crowdfunding Success as Issuers Quickly Raise $1.4M in Growth Capital

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Indiegogo’s push into investment crowdfunding is working out pretty well so far. In the first two months of operation, Indiegogo has helped five different companies raise growth capital under Reg CF. In a partnership with MicroVentures, Indiegogo’s First Democracy VC has raised $1.4 million with… Read More

Tout Perdu: First Big Loss Hits French Real Estate Crowdfunding Sector

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While real estate crowdfunding holds much promise, risk remains. France, home of multiple real estate crowdfunding platforms, has just experienced its first big loss. According to a report in Capital, real estate developer Terlat has used two crowdfunding platforms to finance projects. Terlat has leveraged… Read More

NextGen Crowdfunding Announces the Crowdfunding Video Awards Season Kickoff

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On Thursday, NextGen Crowdfunding announced the season one premiere of the Crowdfunding Video Awards (CVAs). The season kickoff comes a couple of months after the company unveiled details about the CVAs, which will notably recognize the best pitch videos from both reward and equity crowdfunding campaigns. As… Read More