Crowdfunding Portals

Singapore’s Crowdo Receives CMA License for P2P Lending & Equity Crowdfunding from MAS

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Singapore-based crowdfunding platform Crowdo received its full Capital Market Services (CMS) license from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) for securities crowdfunding (SCF) to deliver P2P lending and equity crowdfunding, according to the platform’s blog, reportedly making Crowdo the first and only regional operator that can undertake licensed… Read More

Indiegogo Shares Details About Newegg Partnership

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Last month, Indiegogo announced it had formed a new partnership with Newegg. The tech-focused e-retailer is now set to offer order fulfillment and promotional support to select campaigns on the crowdfunding platform. David Mandelbrot, CEO of Indiegogo, previously stated: “We’re thrilled to partner with Newegg to provide… Read More

Brief: Flat Cap Hotels Taps Seedrs for Luxe Cheshire Property Fundraise

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A new British hospitality group Flat Cap Hotels which was founded in 2015 by brothers Oliver Heywood, a former Business Development Manager of London’s iconic The May Fair Hotel, and Dominic Heywood, is planning to open a second property in Knutsford, Cheshire with the help of its crowdfunding campaign… Read More

Queen’s University Scientists Unveils Crowdfunding Platform Dedicated to Northern Ireland Cancer Research Projects

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A group of Queen’s University scientists announced this week the launch of their crowdfunding platform, ResearchFunderNI, which is dedicated to raising funds for various cancer research projects in Northern Ireland. ResearchFunderNi revealed it has partnered with cancer and medical research charities to collect funding for… Read More

LendInvest’s Christian Faes Reflects on Brexit Decision Four Weeks Later & Announces Revised Lending Criteria

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Last week, CEO of LendInvest Christian Faes took to the website’s blog to reflect on the Brexit decision, which was voted on last month in the UK. Following the shocking vote to leave the European Union (EU), the largest peer-to-peer mortgage lender in the UK… Read More

Brief: Kristen Bell Reveals She Randomly Searches Through GoFundMe Pages At Night

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While continuing to raise awareness for her new healthy food petition, Veronica Mars starlet Kristen Bell recently revealed to E! News her favorite pastime is looking up GoFundMe crowdfunding campaigns she can put funds towards. During her interview with the media outlet, Bell shared: “I… Read More

Access Ventures Helps Launch New Program Kiva Columbus

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Last Thursday, Louisville-based venture capital firm, Access Ventures, announced the launch of Kiva Columbus, a new program that is dedicated to Columbus, Ohio’s small businesses. The company reported Louisville itself has received its second Kiva Fellow since its launch in November 2014. The city is… Read More

Eazl Arts Teams Up With PledgeMusic for Art In A Corner Charity Fundraising Project

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On Monday, UK social enterprise Eazl Arts announced it has teamed up with crowdfunding platform PledgeMusic to launch its Art In A Corner Charity Fundraising Project, which is celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’, Images Of A Woman, a painting created during the band’s… Read More

Landbay: From Prelaunch to Established Platform, How Crowdfunding Fueled Business Growth

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  John Goodall and Gray Stern launched their company, Landbay, with the help of Seedrs.  Before their website was even live, Goodall and Stern were raising seed capital on the crowdfunding platform for their vision of mortgage finance.  Their first funding round was for only £50,000… Read More

Crowdcube Declares: We’ve Just Welcomed the 3,000th Person To Our Crowd of Investors

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Just a few days after launching its new equity crowdfunding round, Crowdcube announced it has officially welcomed the 3,000th person to its crowd of investors. The company launched its highly anticipated campaign earlier this week and within the first 24 hours, the platform raised over £6… Read More

Property Partner Takes Cautious Approach Post Brexit

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The reverberations of Brexit aftershocks will be felt for months to come. So many unknown variables create market uncertainty and thus added risk. One of the most immediately impacted sectors of finance was real estate. London has been one of the hottest property markets in… Read More

Pokemon Go Lovers: Indiegogo Shares Five Crowdfunded Projects For Catching Pokemon

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With Pokemon Go continuing to be a huge success in the app world, global crowdfunding platform Indiegogo revealed five crowdfunded projects for those aspiring Pokemon trainers looking to catch em’ all. The funding portal shared: “Have you found yourself crawling under small spaces, running down… Read More

Brief: Pozible Introduces Upcoming Filmmaker Feature “ScreenConnect”

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This week, crowdfunding platform Pozible announced details about its new feature, ScreenConnect. The new product notably allows filmmakers to distribute Pozible funded films by incentivizing viewers to share the film with their networks. ScreenConnect’s features include: Rent, Purchase, & Screening: Filmmaker will set up pricing, and the… Read More

Digital Only Bank Number26 Receives Banking License from BaFin & ECB

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One day, in the not so distant future, taking trips to the local bank branch will be a thing of the past. No more queuing up to be scowled at while swiping a plastic card. Yes, I know. My parents and your parents cannot imagine… Read More

Brief: Crowdfunder UK Success Wildcraft Brewery Named Instantprint’s July Instant Love Winner

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Crowdfunder UK alum Wildcraft Brewery was selected as Instantprint’s July Instant Love winner. Last month, the crowdfunding platform announced it teamed up with InstantPrint to provide projects with some “Instant Love” each month. The duo is set to provide campaigns with a free poster design… Read More

Equitise Updates on Australia, New Zealand Crowdfunding Progress

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Equitise is a “Trans-Tasman Investment Platform” providing access to capital and unique investment opportunities to investors in New Zealand and Australia. Founded in Australia in 2014 by Chris Gilbert, Jonny Wilkinson and Panche Gjorgjevski, the investment crowdfunding platform soon added Will Mahon-Heap as the executive to… Read More

NZ CropLogic Limited Overfunds on Equitise, Appoints Vintner Capital as Corporate Advisor

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Christchurch, New Zealand based agricultural technology company, CropLogic Limited, announced that it has successfully closed its crowdfunding campaign on Equitise and has appointed Ventnor Capital as Corporate Advisors, in preparation for the company’s anticipated listing on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). “I would like to thank all those… Read More

P2P Lender Validus Partners with EQ Insurance in Singapore: SME Investor Protection

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Singapore-based P2P online lending platform Validus Capital has partnered with insurance provider EQ Insurance to offer investor protection on some of the financing it provides to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), according to StraightTimes. Validus Capital claims to be the first platform in Singapore to provide investor insurance on its invoice financing services. “We… Read More

Brief: RealtyShares Investors Raise $2.6M For Arlington, Texas Multi-Family Complex Purchase

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Real estate crowdfunding platform RealtyShares announced on Thursday investors on its website have raised a total of $2.6 million for Parkside Townhomes, a 144-unit multifamily complex in Arlington, Texas. It was revealed a 98 accredited investors participated in the equity offering, averaging more than $25,000 per investment…. Read More