Crowdfunding Portals

Lendio’s Latest Survey Reveals: Small Business Retailers Positive about Holiday Season Prospects

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Marketplace for small businesses Lendio announced on Thursday  the results of its latest survey showing that small business retailers also have a positive outlook about this holiday season. According to Lendio, the survey observed retailers with under 100 employees and 87% of the small businesses… Read More

European Parliament Looks to Boost Crowdfunding Minus Prospectus to €8 Million

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European Parliament is looking to adjust the prospectus requirement for small companies raising capital. This policy shift can directly impact the amount an issuer can raise using investment crowdfunding – across Europe. Members of European Parliament have increased the lower exemption threshold, under which no… Read More

LendingHome Tops $1 Billion in Mortgage Loans, Claims Title of Fastest Growing Marketplace Lender for Mortgages

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LendingHome, has exceeded $1 billion in mortgage loans.  The online lending platform launched two and a half years ago and has claimed the title as fast growing mortgage marketplace lender. It was only last month that Crowdfund Insider reported that LendingHome had originated $750 million… Read More

LGBT Weddings is First Offer on Reg CF Crowdfunding Platform Mr. Crowd

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LGBT is the first Reg CF Title III offering on Mr. Crowd, a FINRA approved Reg CF crowdfunding platform. LGBT Weddings, Inc. (LGBT) will launch its crowdfunding campaign later this week in efforts to raise $100,000 by the end of March 2017. LGBT is based in California and was… Read More

P2P Lending Platform CapitalStackers Receives Full FCA Authorization

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UK peer-to-peer lending platform CapitalStackers announced it received full authorization from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) following a detail assessment.  The company described itself as a direct peer-to-peer lender and matches developers seeking finance with investors. Its key mission is to plug the funding gap between… Read More

Companisto Campaigns Zoooom! AMG Sicherheitstechnik, Kumpan, Beach-Inspector & Bier-Deluxe Overfunding

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Currently four campaigns are seriously overfunding on the German crowdfunding platform Companisto. AMG Sicherheitstechnik, a German-based company with 12 years of experience in counseling and sales and over 50,000 clients worldwide, which launched a burglar chasing system branded Alarmtab and closes this Friday has raised over 730,070€… Read More

Hopsters Brewery: The Fastest Reg CF Crowdfunding Ever

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Hopsters: “Craft brewery with brew-your-own-beer experience, bar and restaurant.”  The company may also claim the title of “fastest raise in Reg CF history”, according to Wefunder. Hopsters Brewery launched its crowdfunding campaign on November 22, and it raised $615,000 in two weeks.  Even more impressive,… Read More

Barbara Corcoran Announces Winners of the OnDeck Seal of Approval Contest

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Small business online lender OnDeck (NYSE: ONDK) and entrepreneur Barbara Corcoran announced on Wednesday the winners of the 2016 OnDeck Seal of Approval Contest. It was revealed that the winners were chosen from over 1,000 submissions. Each will receive a $10,000 cash prize from OnDeck and a one-on-one… Read More

Manhattan Street Capital Jumps into Reg A+ Space with Blue Marble Biomaterials

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Manhattan Street Capital has entered the Reg A+ crowdfunding space with its first offer for Blue Marble Biomaterials. The platforms is accepting investor indications of interest now. Manhattan Street Capital has positioned its platform as a Reg A+ specialist. This updated securities exemption was created… Read More

D’ya like Dags? What about Popcorn? London Crisp Co Surpasses Goal by 238%

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The London Crisp Company describes itself as “An amazing brand, with amazing crisps and popcorn, that showcase the most amazing city on Earth”, and it just raised 338 percent of its goal on Seedrs — £337,910 out of a goal of £100,016 (approximately $428K out of $127K).  The… Read More

Crowdfunder UK, Ethex, & ThinCats to Team Up With Big Society Capital For Crowd Match Fund

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On Wednesday, Crowdfunder UK announced it, along with Ethex and ThinCats, will be partnering with Big Society Capital for a new £10 million Crowd Match Fund, which will allow the public to invest directly in charities and social enterprises. The trio will help connect people with the… Read More

Folk2Folk Receives Full FCA Authorisation

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Peer to peer lender Folk2Folk has received full approval from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).  While many prominent peer to peer lenders are operating under interim approval, Folk2Folk points out it is the lagest P2P lender to receive full authorization to date. Folk2Folk has lent… Read More

LendInvest Announces Four New Dates For Property Development Academy Course

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LendInvest, a leading online mortgage lender in the UK, announced last week new dates for its Property Development Academy course. According to the LendInvest team, interest in the lender’s first Property Development Academy course was impressively large, with 200 people applying for the 25 slot…. Read More

Karen Mills, Harvard: Regulate, But Allow Online Lending Market Space to Innovate

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Senior Fellow at Harvard Business School Karen Gordon Mills along with VP of Strategy at Fundera, Brayden McCarthy, have recently posted a working paper on SME lending. Mills is also the former Administrator of the Small Business Administration – a post she held during the Obama administration just… Read More

Indiegogo & General Assembly Announces New Flash Funding Challenge

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Indiegogo and its partner, General Assembly, announced on Tuesday their latest flash funding challenge. The crowdfunding platform revealed General Assembly gathered three Indiegogo projects whose missions align with their community’s focus on education, cause, and tech, and now the partners are collecting votes on which idea you’d like… Read More

PALMco Energy Set to Match Donations For All Connecticut Schools’ Environment Science Education Projects on DonorsChoose

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PALMco, a family-owned and operated energy supply company, announced on Tuesday it is set to match donations to all environmental science education projects in Connecticut schools in partnership with crowdfunding platform, DonorsChoose. This partnership’s “Double Your Impact” initiative, is notably the fourth initiative between PALMco and… Read More

Zopa Announces Rebranding & Unveils New Website Look

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On Tuesday, UK peer-to-peer lender Zopa announced it was rebranding. The company stated that the “new identity” will give it a springboard for its ambitious plans to bring its products to even more UK consumers, and create personalized services for all users. Sharing details about… Read More