Crowdfunding Portals

Brief: Kickstarter Donates to Four Organizations in the Name of a More Creative & Equitable World

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Following the celebration of its seventh birthday, Kickstarter announced that it has donated funds to four charities as part of its mission to create a more creative and equitable world. The crowdfunding portal shared: “When we reincorporated as a Public Benefit Corporation in September of 2015 we… Read More

Crowdcube Officially Opens New Manchester Office

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On Friday, equity crowdfunding portal, Crowdcube, opened its new Manchester office. The website revealed details about the location earlier this year and noted it has already helped at least nine businesses in the North West to raise more than £1.4 million in the last two years. Sharing details… Read More

Seed&Spark Offers Up New Class: Crowdfunding to Build Independence (Video)

Seed&Spark

Seed&Spark, crowdfunding platform for independent films, recently announced its new class, Crowdfunding to Build Independence. The portal has taught this class at over 100 film festivals, schools and organizations around the U.S. The classes feature co-founders Emily Best and Erica Anderson.  The Seed&Spark team shared: “Crowdfunding to… Read More

OnDeck Prices New Fixed Rate Notes in a Securitization Transaction

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OnDeck (NYSE: ONDK), an online lending platform for SMEs, announced this week it has priced $250 million initial principal amount of Series 2016-1 Fixed Rate Asset-Backed Notes in a private asset-backed securitization transaction. The lending portal stated that the Notes will be issued in two classes that will consist of… Read More

Happy 7th Birthday Kickstarter!: CEO Yancey Strickler Looks Back on the Crowdfunding Giant’s Successes & Growth

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Happy birthday, Kickstarter! Hard to believe that nearly a decades ago the crowdfunding giant was created to bring new and interesting projects to life. As part of the celebration, co-founder and CEO, Yancey Strickler, offered some details about the portal’s growth and success over the… Read More

1000 Angels Exclusive: Co-Founder Alejandro Cremades Shares Product Update

Alejandro Cremades of OneVest

Last October seeking to modernize the way venture capital funds are formed and how they invest, the NYC-based investment crowdfunding platform Onevest launched 1000 Angels.  Aiming to be the “world’s largest digital-first, invitation-only investor network,” 1000 Angels includes OneVest co-founders Tanya Prive and Alejandro Cremades, Managing Partner Erica Duignan… Read More

Overfunding on Crowdcube: WiseAlpha CEO Ahmad Discusses Growth and Fintech Disruption

Rezaah Ahmad

wiseAlpha, an online platform that allows people to invest in secured corporate loans of blue-chip British brand name companies such as Virgin Media, RAC, United Biscuits and Eddie Stobart, aims to give people the opportunity to earn a higher rate of interest and diversify their… Read More

Crowdfunder Appoints Steven McClurg As New President & COO

Steven McClurg

On Thursday, equity crowdfunding platform Crowdfunder announced that it has appointed Steven McClurg as its new president and chief operating officer. Prior to joining Crowdfunder, McClurg served as managing director at global investment and advisory firm, Guggenheim Partners. He was responsible for various areas of the investment… Read More

Crowdo Sets Regional Crowdfunding Record, Touts New MAS License

Leo Shimada

Crowdo, one of the largest and fastest growing crowdfunding platforms in South East Asia, announced today that it has received its provisional Capital Market Services (“CMS”) License from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”). The CMS license will allow Crowdo to offer both equity crowdfunding and… Read More

Supporters Direct to Partner with ShareIn on Crowdfunding Platform

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ShareIn has inked a new partnership with Supporters Direct to leverage the ShareIn crowdfunding platform. Supporters Direct is a vehicle for fans to set up cooperatives to gain influence in the running and ownership of football clubs. They operate in England, Wales, Scotland and across… Read More

RB Investments & Fundnel Seed Fund Impact Guru, Form Strategic Partnership

Piyush Jain

Impact Guru, a “full stack crowdfunding solution”, has received seed funding in the amount of USD $500,000 from RB Investments and Fundnel – an Asian investment crowdfunding platform. Simultaneously, Impact Guru and Fundnel have formed a strategic partnership combining impact / rewards and investment-based crowdfunding…. Read More

PledgeMe Receives FMA Approval For Upcoming Peer-to-Peer Lending Platform

PledgeMe

On Thursday, co-founder and CEO of PledgeMe, Anna Guenther, announced the New Zealand-based crowdfunding portal has received approved by the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) to launch its very own peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform, PledgeMe. L Guenther stated: “We’re very excited to have completed this important step towards… Read More

LendInvest Acquires £40 Million Warehouse Facility from Macquarie

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LendInvest, the leading property marketplace lending platform, has received a £40 million warehouse facility from Macquarie.  The funding will be dedicated to bridge  and buy-to-let loans. The financing from Macquarie brings institutional investment for LendInvest to £230 million.  Macquarie, based in Sydney Australia, is a… Read More

Huge: Mosaic Raises $200 Million in Warehouse Financing

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Mosaic, a renewable energy project funding platform, has raised a sizeable $200 million warehouse facility according to a report in Reuters.  The funding was provided by Germany’s DZ Bank and New York state’s NY Green Bank. Mosaic was an early darling of the investment crowdfunding sector… Read More

The Crowd Devours Eatclever’s Companisto Food Delivery Crowdfunding Campaign

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Companisto has provided a platform for several successful German food startups in the recent past, including MyCouchBox, Naturbursche and Foodist, and it looks as if eatclever will be joining their ranks if the first day of its campaign is an indicator.  In the hours since… Read More

Brief: Indiegogo Redesigns Its Campaign Creating Experience

Indiegogo

This week, crowdfunding portal Indiegogo announced it is updating its campaign creating experience. The redesign offers creators a chance to reveal who they are, what they are creating and why they are raising money in a cleaner, more organized way. The funding platform shared: “Every day, we talk to… Read More

CFA Institute: Crowdfunding & Data Standards Discussed at NYC FinTech Forum

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XBRL US announced a free half-day FinTech forum for financial technologists, investors, analysts, regulators, investor relations professionals and data providers: Crowdfunding & Data Standards. The forum, hosted by Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business and sponsored by the CFA Institute, is designed to provide an introduction to… Read More

Intro Crowd Let’s You Invest in Undeveloped UK Land

Gregory Baker

The property crowdfunding sector is a very hot space. The ability to allow smaller investors to gain access to the real estate finance market has gained solid traction with several investment crowdfunding platforms experiencing robust growth.  Intro Crowd, the most recent entry as an online property… Read More