Crowdfunding Portals

Brief: Folk2Folk P2P Lender Opens New National Office to Accommodate Expanding Business

Folk2Folk New Office

Folk2Folk, a regional peer to peer lender, has moved into a new office Launceston to “accommodate their rapidly expanding business”. Founded in 2013, the P2P lender has a number of offices across the South West and is rolling out further branches in towns across the UK…. Read More

TechSydney Raises Over $400,000 on Pozible & Named Biggest Ever Non-Profit Campaign on the Platform

TechSydney

This week, Pozible announced TechSydney has been dubbed its biggest non-profit campaign after it raised over $400,000 within two weeks. TechSydney is notably on a mission to make Sydney a top 10 tech ecosystem. It shared that while it seems as though the city’s tech… Read More

Amazon Launchpad Unveils Kickstarter Collection

Kickstarter

On Wednesday, Amazon Launchpad announced the launch of its Kickstarter Collection, which features over 300 projects that have been funded on the crowdfunding giant’s platform. Startups that are reportedly featured in the Kickstarter Collection include Piper, Zivix, Prynt, and MudWatt, among others. Customers shopping the Kickstarter… Read More

RealtyShares Investors Raise $1.2M For Northwest Jacksonville Apartments

Jacksonville

Real estate crowdfunding portal, RealtyShares, announced on Wednesday $1.2 million has been raised on its website to help finance the purchase and rehabilitation of a 76-unit multifamily property located in Jacksonville, Florida. RealtyShares revealed that the complex, which is sponsored by The Klutz Companies, received… Read More

DreamFunded Comments on Receiving Funding Portal Approval Under Title III

Manny Fernandez

DreamFunded has added its name to the growing roster of crowdfunding platforms approved by FINRA/SEC to operate a funding portal under Title III of the JOBS Act.  Title III or Reg CF allows companies to raise up to $1 million from non-accredited and accredited investors… Read More

Community Chest Partners with ThinCats for Impact Loans

Peter Brown and Kevin Caley

Specialty lender Community Chest has partnered-up with ThinCats on new “Social Enterprise” loans. These loans are designed to provide access to capital for social enterprises seeking to drive community impact while delivering tax-efficient returns to investors who may recieve up to 30% tax relief on… Read More

Brexit: LendInvest Index Says “Leave” Towns are Best to Invest

LendInvest Brexit Data

LendInvest, an online peer to peer marketplace for commercial real estate loans, has published its quarterly research index deciphering the UK property market. According to their data, the UK Buy-to-Let Market, the top rental markets are areas where voters overwhelmingly voted for Brexit. Reflecting on the… Read More

AngelList’s New Republic Enters the Title III Crowd

Republic Impact

With AngelList spinoff Republic’s official launch last week, we decided to take a deeper look at Republic to see how they plan to differentiate themselves in this rapidly expanding crowdfunding marketplace. AngelList, arguably the largest and most successful investment crowdfunding platform in the world, provides… Read More

Singapore’s Crowdo Receives CMS 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

flat cap hotels

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

Christian Faes & Ian Thomas - LendInvest - March2016

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

Kristen Bell as Veronica Mars

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

Art in a Corner

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

Crowdcube

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