Crowdfunding Portals

The Green Party Quickly Approaches £100,000 Through Crowdfunder UK

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The Green Party has pioneered a new path for British politics by using Crowdfunder to raise money, campaign and bring greater choice to voters in 2015. Over the last three months 64 Green Party parliamentary candidates have used Crowdfunder, gathering the support of over 2,500 backers and raising an average of £550 a day. This money is… Read More

Patch of Land: We are Leading the Way for 506(c) Filings

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Real estate crowdfunding platform Patch of Land has apparently had a nice 2014. Granted things are just revving up this year after an eventful 2014, but the investment portal recently shared that in Q4 of 2014 they topped the list of SEC filings for 506(c) offerings.  Now for those of you who are not quite clear… Read More

Funding Tree Puts Wind in Investors’ Sails; Offers A Chance to Invest in the Round Britain & Ireland Challenge

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Investors have been given a chance to profit from the popularity of sailing, after the company behind a new round Britain yacht race that’s open to all listed on the crowdfunding platform, Funding Tree. Circular Sailing, which has already attracted substantial equity investment, is now seeking a loan of £50,000 via the Funding Tree platform in… Read More

MobileCause Unleashes New Crowdfunding Initiative for Nonprofits

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MobileCause, a mobile, social and online fundraising platform, has released its newest service, crowdfunding for nonprofits. This new product empowers organizations to conveniently raise donations through volunteers, board members, donors and staff. Differing from traditional crowdfunding for projects, MobileCause crowdfunding pages can be setup on a nonprofits website where donations and full donor data are collected… Read More

Shari’ah Compliant Crowdfunding Platform Grows in Singapore & Indonesia

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Singapore based startup Club Ethis may be the world’s first Shari’ah compliant crowdfunding platform and according to information provided by the portal it is growing fast. Club Ethis is guided by 2 in-house Islamic scholars. Ethis believes it has shown that Islamic Finance, crowdfunding and real estate development are complementary industries and sectors that feed off… Read More

Symbid to Broaden Beyond Equity Crowdfunding. Site Update & New Features Coming in February.

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One of the very first equity crowdfunding platforms to go live on the internet, Symbid, has announced an evolutionary shift in a push to become a multi-faceted investment platform with a diverse portfolio of funding options. Launched in mid 2011, the funding portal was the idea of school mates Korstiaan Zandvliet and Robin Slakhorst.  Zandvliet is… Read More

KC iFund Opens Palm Beach Office; Launches New Deals & Freshens Investment Process

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KC iFund continues its development as an evolutionary online platform for real estate investing with two new real estate offerings, a new investment process and headquarters in Palm Beach, Florida. Launched in late 2014, KC iFund set itself apart from the standard crowdfunding platforms by providing an investment template standardized for all deals. KC iFund… Read More

Will the FCA Clamp Down on Peer to Peer Lenders?

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Recently the Financial Conduct Authority (FC) has been reviewing promotional practices of peer to peer lenders in the UK. This event was shared in a recent report from the FT which posed the question will the FCA clamp down on advertising practices utilized by P2P lenders in the UK. Chair of the P2PFA, Christine Farnish, was… Read More

HVS Capital Corp Teams Up With iFunding to Form Strategic Crowdfunding Housing Real Estate Investment Alliance

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HVS Capital Corp, a real estate company for hospitality investment banking solution, and iFunding, a crowdfunding platform that makes real estate investing simple, announce a strategic alliance to expand financing for hospitality real estate projects. HVS Capital will use the crowdfunding platform to expand the investor base for hospitality real estate, while the iFunding will rely on HVSCC exclusively to… Read More

AlphaCap Ventures Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Indiegogo

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This past Friday a lawsuit was filed in Texas for patent infringement against global crowdfunding platform Indiegogo.  The plaintiff in the case is AlphaCap Ventures LLC, a filing associated with a Mr. Charles Ainsworth.  Ainsworth is a patent attorney based in East Texas  who “has earned a reputation for obtaining superior results on behalf of a wide range… Read More

Brief: Zopa Signs up C4L to Boost Network & Security

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Peer to peer lender Zopa has contracted with the C4L network for fast and secure circuit connectivity between Zopa’s Data Centres and headquarters. Zipper’s CEO Matt McGuire, was quoted on the arrangement: “We are very pleased with the service we have received from C4L and the solution they have created for us. Our customers’ data is extremely secure… Read More

Indiegogo & Vimeo Partner Up in Push to Boost Film Crowdfunding

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Film has been a high profile category for the rewards based crowdfunding industry. Both Kickstarter and Indiegogo have experienced several solid successes in the video space. Veronica Mars rocked it on Kickstarter in 2013.  This was an event that put the entire film industry on alert as crowdfunding was viewed as a new option to… Read More

Seedstars World Fund: Crowdfunding an Investment Fund for Top Emerging-Market Startups

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Imagine playing a part in TV competition shows like “Top Chef” or “Project Runway”—but without having your best charred octopus recipe critiqued in front of a live studio audience, or your model’s dress described as “something a Teletubby would wear to a party.” Instead, you’d sweep in at the end of the show and award… Read More

Across the Ocean for a Loan: Crowdcredit, Japan’s First Cross-Border-Focused P2P Lender

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  Crowdcredit, founded by Tomoyuki Sugiyama, a former bond trader in Lloyds Bank’s Tokyo branch, is Japan’s first lending platform focused on only cross-border peer to peer lending, as P2P-Banking.com notes. The company, based in Tokyo, invests Japanese capital in credit markets in various Latin American countries, such as Peru, with the goal of both economic and social… Read More

PayPal Mafia & Kiva President Premal Shah Joins Crowdfunding Platform Watsi’s Board

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On Friday (January 23rd), crowdfunding platform Watsi announced that Premal Shah, part of the PayPal Mafia and President of Kiva, has joined its board of directors. Watsi is a platform that connects patients in developing countries with donors who directly fund their treatment, is one of the fastest growing non-profit startups in history, having recently hit… Read More

Fintech BlueVine Capital Secures $18.5 Million in Series B Round: Fast Funding

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Fintech BlueVine Capital secured $18.5 Million from investors reported Lizette Chapman reported for Dow Jones VentureWire.  Based in Palo Alto, Calif., BlueVine was founded in 2013 by Chief Executive Eyal Lifshitz while he was a principal at venture firm Greylock IL, and currently employs 18 people. “Other companies, such as Kabbage Inc. and OnDeck Inc., extend quick online loans based on credit… Read More

SoFi to Sell $314 Million in Securities Backed by Student Loans

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SoFi, an innovative funding platform that has pushed aggressively to tackle the world of student loans, is preparing to offer $313,800,000 in asset backed notes.  The securities will be secured by private student loans. DBRS has assigned a provisional rating of AA to the Class A-1 and Class A- 2 notes. According to DBRS, as… Read More

Solar Roadways Gets Shout-Out from Obama During State of the Union

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Successfully funded Indiegogo campaign Solar Roadways received the Presidential Seal of Acknowledgement yesterday during the State of the Union Speech by Barack Obama. Regardless of which side of the fence you sit, it isn’t bad to be mentioned on a public broadcast viewed by millions. Solar Roadways raised over $2.2 million crowdfunding on Indiegogo last… Read More

Peer to Peer Lenders & RBS Join Forces to Fund UK Businesses; Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne Welcomes P2P Partnership

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The Royal Bank of Scotland has struck an arrangement with leading peer to peer lenders Funding Circle and Assetz Capital that should give UK small business a boost.  RBS announced it will now formally refer small business borrowers to P2P lenders.  The strategic shift is expected to give “thousands of small British Businesses greater access… Read More

Brief: Inner 10 Capital Completes First Real Estate Deal in Austin

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Real estate crowdfunding platform Inner 10 has announced the completion of its first successfully funded deal. The Austin based company completed an investment offer for construction of a 2 unit condo in Austin. The project was in conduction with their sister company – Inner 10 Development.  Investors were said to receive up to a 20.4%… Read More