Crowdfunding Portals

Crowdrise Launches Second Annual Giving Tower Campaign & Virtual Reality App

Crowdrise Giving Tower

On Tuesday, CrowdRise launched its second annual Giving Tower campaign and also debuted its fun and interactive virtual reality (VR) experience app to help donors and charities to visualize social impact on #GivingTuesday. The Giving Tower campaign and free app offer charities and their supporters VR technology at no cost to bring to… Read More

New Crowdfunding Platform Crowdpac Launches Specifically For U.S. Political Office Candidates


Last week, Crowdpac launched its crowdfunding platform that is specifically for U.S. politics. Co-founder and CEO of Crowdpac Steve Hilton, revealed to the Washington Post that the idea is to take the risk out of that first step of running for office by testing the waters with… Read More

Crowdcube Declares: “100,000 Investors Joined Our Equity Crowdfunding Platform This Year!” (Infographic)

Crowdcube Team

This week, Crowdcube announced that more than 100,000 investors have joined its well-known equity crowdfunding platform this year. The website shared: “Just a few months ago (September to be precise) we announced that £100m had been successfully invested into businesses through Crowdcube since we launched… Read More

Digital Challenger Bank Atom Receives £45 Million Investment from BBVA

Atom Bank New Bank

The  future of banking is almost here and Atom Bank, a digital only platform, has just received a solid £45 million investment from BBVA. The capital injection will give BBVA a 29.5% ownership stake in Atom. According to Atom, this completes the company’s £85 million… Read More

Dealstruck Teams Up With Lendio to Release Joint eBook: “Small Business Lending in the Digital Age”

Dealstruck Lendio

On Tuesday, small business lending platforms Dealstruck and Lendio, announced the release of their joint eBook, “Small Business Lending in the Digital Age,” which focuses on strengths, weaknesses, and projections regarding the online small business lending industry. Ethan Senturia, CEO of Dealstruck, stated: “Small businesses are the backbone of… Read More

Nonprofit Organization Easter Seals Forms Partnership With CrowdRise to Participate in 2015’s #GivingTuesday


Ready to kick off this year’s holiday season, nonprofit provider of services for individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities and other special needs, Easter Seals, announced on Tuesday it is participating in #GivingTuesday. Easter Seals is partnering with CrowdRise for its second annual Giving Tuesday campaign on… Read More

Fundera Releases New Report on the State of Online Small Business Lending

Jared Hecht

Fundera, an online marketplace for small business loans, announced on Monday the release of its new report on the State of Online Small Business Lending. The platform believes that this new document shows its dedication to transparency in the alternative lending sector. The report was… Read More

Mass Fidelity Offers Up Details About The Core’s Indiegogo Success

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Last year, Mass Fidelity Inc.’s Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for the Core Wireless Speaker System and Core Wireless Sub become the top crowdfunded Canadian company. Now, the company is ready to share details about its success with the funding method.   Noting what inspired the Core project, the company stated: “The Core is the… Read More

RealtyMogul Completes “Industry Breakthrough” Full Capital Stack Debt and Equity Combo


On Monday, online marketplace for real estate investing, RealtyMogul,  announced a full capital stack transaction combining debt and equity with the successful purchase of a 112-unit apartment community, Bristol Park Apartments, in Fayetteville, NC. Bristol Park Apartments, located six miles southwest of the US Army Base… Read More

Lending Club CEO Renaud Laplanche Comments on Santander Exiting the Purchase of Loans

Renaud Laplanche

Lending Club (NYSE:LC) CEO Renaud Laplanche recently commented on the fact that Santander has been compelled to back off from purchasing Lending Club loans – for now.  Laplanche spoke to the FT about the status of the marketplace lending platform and gave an update on industry… Read More

Moody’s Rates $536 Million in SoFi Asset Backed Securities

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Moody’s assigned definitive rates to the  SoFi Professional Loan Program (2015-D).  According to Moody’s, approximately $536 million in asset backed securities were rated. The securities are backed by student loans.  Moody’s said cumulative expected net loss for the loan pool was about 4.7%. The rating… Read More

Kapital Boost Receives Recognition as Social Enterprise Startup of the Year

Kapital Boost

Kapital Boost has won the Social Enterprise Startup of the Year award during the inaugural ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup event held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Singapore-based Kapital Boost is the first Islamic peer-to-business (P2B) crowdfunding platform in Asia. Launched in July 2015, Kapital Boost has… Read More

Landbay Forms Partnership with My Home Move

Landbay Secured lending

Fast growing peer to peer lender Landbay has announced a new partnership with My Home Move. Landbay was said to be pleased to have found a conveyancing partner who shares their same vision of using technology to disrupt the incumbent mortgage market. My Home Move… Read More

ThinCats Australia Nears $2 Million in Lending After One Year of Operations

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ThinCats Australia has posted an update on their progress and according to the platform after one year of operations the peer to peer lending platform has arranged approximately $2 million in loans. Interest rates have ranged from 11.5% to 14.5% from a group of “diverse”… Read More

LendingRobot Adds Funding Circle to Automated Investment Platform

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LendingRobot announced a new partnership this past week. Funding Circle, an SME marketplace lending platform, is now available to investors using LendingRobot’s auto investment service which previously listed Lending Club and Prosper loans. LendingRobot CEO Emmanuel Marot stated the addition demonstrated their platform was “extensible… Read More

Video Game Platform Fig’s Second Campaign Fails to Meet Funding Goal

Justin Bailey

Last month, Scribblenauts and Run Roo Run developer, 5TH Cell, teamed up with new video game crowdfunding platform, Fig, to launch a new campaign for its new game, Anchors in the Drift. Anchors, is described as a Free to Play Action RPG with a unique twist that gives players the… Read More