Crowdfunding Portals

The Clubhouse’s Adam Blaskey: Established Businesses Should Consider Using Crowdfunding

Adam Blaskey

Sharing his thoughts about crowdfunding and its benefits, Adam Blaskey, founder of a chain of private member businesses clubs in London known as The Clubhouse, sat down with the Telegraph and revealed that the funding method offers room for growth for startups as well as established businesses as well. During his interview, Blaskey stated, “If you… Read More

Darren MacDonald, CEO of Ingress Capital, Connects Early-Stage Companies with Value-Added Investors

Ingress Capital Quote Insider

Based in NYC,  Ingress Capital believes “you shouldn’t have to be a Silicon Valley insider to invest in the growth companies of tomorrow.” With its team’s combination of diverse operating experience including  startup founder, executives, and securities professionals, Ingress networks within the Consumer Technology, Media & Entertainment, and Consumer Products industries aiming to link investors with high-quality Series A… Read More

Pensco Continues to See Demand for Crowdfunding & Alternative Assets

Pensco By the Numbers

Pensco, one of the largest self-directed IRA Custodians with over $10 billion in assets under custody (AUC), recently shared a statement from CEO Kelly Rodriques.  He states that only history will be the judge if 2014 will be “The” year of alternative assets but regardless, Pensco continues to see growing demand for alternative asset classes… Read More

Dreamfund CMO Shares 2015 Predictions for Crowdfunding

Peter Crosby

It is that time of year for predictions.  Usually they are good read and of course no one remembers them 12 months later unless you happen to get one right and then you remind everyone. Regardless, we love them as do the readers.  So this time around we have received some perspective from Dreamfund CMO… Read More

Missouri State Foundation Teams Up With CrowdIt To Create New Crowdfunding Platform For University Projects

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On Friday, the Missouri State University Foundation announced it has partnered with CrowdIt to create a brand new crowdfunding platform that is specifically for the university’s use. According to the university, Missouri State University Crowdfunding is a pilot initiative to provide an online crowdfunding platform for Missouri State students, faculty and staff to raise money and generate support… Read More

Brief: PropFunds Crowdfunds Bridge Loan for Luxury Homes

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Real estate crowdfunding platform PropFunds has just funded a bridge loan of $750,000 for a luxury home development in Hidden Hills, CA. According to the company the loan to value does not exceed 65% and the annualized return to the investors should be 11.25%. The investment was made in one of the Southern California region’s… Read More

Local Peer to Peer Lender Folk2Folk Hits £40 Million in Loans

Folk2Folk hits 40 milion

Folk2Folk, a locally focused peer to peer lending platform, has passed a bit of a milestone.  The P2P site has now originated over £40 million in loans with a default rate of zero. Folk2Folk is the future of finance.  The company is targeting local businesses in need of funding.  Small companies ignored by local banks… Read More

Lending Club Now Available for Investors in Massachusetts

Lending Club HQ

Lending Club (NYSE: LC), the  first publicly traded peer to peer lending platform, continues its expansion across the United States.  The company has shared its platforms is now available for investors based in Massachusetts.  All peer to peer lending platforms must deal with a wide variety of state regulations.  To be able to loan or… Read More

RateSetter Takes on GraduRates Loan Book

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With 2015 just around corner, RateSetter announced on Thursday (December 18th) that it has taken on the loan book of GraduRates, a fellow peer-to-peer (P2P) lender which helps students finance their education, funding loans for postgraduate study. GraduRates, which launched in 2010, has decided to run down its operations ahead of the impending regulation of… Read More

BlockTrust Launches Blockchain Crowdfunding Platform & Project Certification Service

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BlockTrust, a trust system that bridges angel investment and development, has launched a new crowdfunding platform that brings blockchain related projects and their investors together in a mutually beneficial manner. Projects are certified by a team of capable individuals who verify developer identity, review the source code, and provide essential steps to assist startups with securing their… Read More

iFunding Expands Real Estate Crowdfunding Capabilities With New Hire, Process Enhancements & Corporate Equity Investment

Richard Reynoso

iFunding, the real estate crowdfunding platform that makes investing simple, announced on Thursday (December 18th) Richard Reynoso has joined the company as Vice President of Underwriting. Reynoso will oversee end-to-end lending operations for iFunding. This is a further step the company is taking to expand its capacity to source, underwrite and list quality real estate… Read More

Investment Platforms Featured as Top Fintech Innovators by KPMG.

KPMG 50 Fintech Innovators

Crowdfunding platforms including Peer to Peer lenders have swarmed KPMG’s list of Fintech Innovators for 2014. The annual list compiled by global accounting and consultancy group KPMG includes a vast group of new funding platforms including crowdfunding and peer to peer lenders. Equity crowdfunding platforms on the list include; OurCrowd, CircleUp, AngelList, Crowdcube and Seedrs…. Read More

Report from Landbay: Lending to Buy-to-Let landlords Offers a Low Risk Alternative to Other P2P Platforms

Landbay research on mortgages

Landbay, a peer to peer lending platform that targets the buy-to-let market (or rental real estate sector), has commissioned a research report provided by Wriglesworth Consultancy to review their market niche.  The publication titled Democratizing Mortgage Lending has just been released. The published results, as shared by Landbay, state that for the cautious saver looking… Read More

Crowdfunding Platform CrowdedRocket Can’t Handle Traffic After Launch

CrowdedRocket

Earlier this week, crowdfunding platform CrowdedRocket launched as a new place for reward-based campaigns. Ubergizmo reports that the website only focuses on startups and helps the fulfillment of non product related gifts. This is to avoid any fraud that plagues other platforms like Indiegogo and Kickstarter. Its mission is actively prepare startups for successful campaigns, which… Read More

Joyride Offers 100K+ Podcasts New Ways to Monetize with In-App Fundraising & Rewards

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Making money with podcasting shouldn’t be hard. With Joyride for Podcasts, it won’t be. On Wednesday (December 17th), the monetization and distribution website announced its new platform that makes it dead simple for podcasters to bring creative shows to their listeners, and just as easy for those listeners to financially support their favorite podcasts, interact with other listeners… Read More

OnDeck IPO Jumps on Day One, Just as Expected

OnDeck NYSE

The next peer to peer lending platform to publicly trade, OnDeck, hit the screens of the NYSE today trading under the symbol ONDK.  The company filed its S-1 with the SEC this past November catching the wave of Lending Club’s IPO success earlier this month. OnDeck priced its shares at $10 each raising $200 million…. Read More

GreenRushReview.com Reports Marijuana Crowdfunding Is An Industry to Watch in 2015

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GreenRushReview.com, a reputable general medical marijuana news website reports that marijuana crowdfunding is one industry to watch closely in 2015. According to the Cannabusiness Funding & Financing Handbook of Marijuana Business Media, a survey of cannabis business owners revealed that more than 60 percent of entrepreneurs who established a marijuana-related business in 2013 did so with their… Read More

P2P Lending Platform Proplend Approved for Pension Funds

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Peer to peer lending platform Proplend has stated they are now approved for inclusion in pension funds.  Proplend is a direct lending platform that targets the secured commercial mortgage market.  In a company note, management states it has recently been approved by pension providers to accept investments from holders of Self-Invested Pension Plans (SIPPs), Small Self-Administered… Read More

FirstFunding Trains its Lenders on Morf Media e-Learning System to Help Them Increase their Share of the Industry’s 2015

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Developer Morf Media, Inc., announced on Wednesday (December 17th) FirstFunding has selected its e-Learning cloud system to help them train their correspondent lenders to perform at their best in 2015. FirstFunding is adopting Morf Media GILS on mobile devices to train their lenders to meet key regulatory requirements such as TILA/RESPA and to optimize their playbooks for strong… Read More

American Solar & Roofing Partners with Mosaic

Solar Mosaic 2014 PutSolarOnIt

Scottsdale, Arizona based American Solar & Roofing has disclosed a partnership with Mosaic, a leading peer to peer lending platform for financing solar energy projects.  The agreement will assist American Solar in financing projects while generating a new deal flow pipeline for the young P2P platform.  Arizona is second only to California in the number… Read More