Crowdfunding Portals

Lendico Receives Institutional Investment of “100s of Millions” for Loans

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Lendico, a peer to peer lender that has not let national barriers get in the way of expansion, has announced that two German banks, along with “international hedge funds” will invest hundreds of millions of dollars in loans from Lendico.  The names of the funding institutions were not revealed. Since the funding platform was launched… Read More

AgFunder Reports $2.36B in 2014 Investments

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AgFunder, an equity crowdfunding platform for agriculture technology, today announced the release of its AgTech Investing Report 2014: Year in Review, covering $2.36 billion raised across 264 deals in the AgTech industry for 2014. From precision agriculture to biotech to drones, venture capitalists made investments in companies across the agriculture value chain. Co-founder of AgFunder,… Read More

Indiegogo’s Slava Rubin to TrustedReviews: Expect the First $1bn Crowdfunding Project By 2020

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Revealing what he expects in the future of crowdfunding, co-founder and CEO of Indiegogo Slava Rubin stated that he believes a single project using the funding method will generate more than $1 billion by end of this decade. During his recent interview with TrustedReviews, Rubin stated that crowdfunding services and project will continue to grow… Read More

Indiegogo’s UK Film & Creative Miranda Fleming Reveals Crowdfunding Secrets at Aesthetica Short Film Festival

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Offering up some advice on how to receive crowdfunding success, award-winning producer and UK film and creative at Indiegogo, Miranda Fleming sat down with Aesthetica Short Film Festival to discuss key strategies to earning the cash filmmakers need for their projects. During her interview, Fleming revealed why crowdfunding is so important: “Crowdfunding in film not only… Read More

Brief: City A.M. Teams Up With Crowdnetic to Launch a Website Dedicated to UK Crowdfinance data

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On Thursday (March 5th), media outlet City A.M. announced it has partnered with Crowdnetic to launch a new website, CityAmCrowdwatch, which is dedicated to UK crowd finance data. According to City A.M., CityAMCrowdwatch features information on private UK-based companies that are publicly raising capital online through crowdfunding portals. Through the website, investors are able to… Read More

Crowdcube’s Investor Community Now Over 145,000. Tops £ 9 Million in Funding in February

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UK based investment crowdfunding platform Crowdcube has shared they experienced the best month ever for number of registered users.  For the month of February over 15,000 joined the funding portal.  This jump in users has now boosted their “investor community” to over 145,000 individuals. While not all of those users may invest the platform’s growth… Read More

Crowdfunding Real Estate in France: Anaxago

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French real estate developers badly need private equity and French savers have a strong, yet until recently unsatisfied, appetite for investing in real estate development. Crowdfunding comes to the rescue. Two leading French equity crowdfunding sites Anaxago and WiSeed have recently launched a division dedicated to real estate crowdfunding and have strong ambitions for it…. Read More

Kiva Launches New Initiative “Back A Dream” in Honor of International Women’s Day

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More than seven billion people live on Earth. That’s seven billion hearts beating. Seven billion bodies breathing. Seven billion minds creating thoughts and ideas all over the world. Yet, so many face struggle everyday all around us. Even so, there is one thing that will never cease to be created regardless of the struggles: dreams. Dreams… Read More

Crowdfunder UK Teams Up With Plymouth City Council to Launch New Initiative Crowdfund Plymouth

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Plymouth community projects and social enterprises will be able to tap into funds as part of a pioneering crowdfunding scheme launched today. Plymouth City Council has set aside £60,000 for projects on Crowdfund Plymouth, which was launched by crowdfunding platform, CrowdfunderUK Projects launching as part of Crowdfund Plymouth, meeting the criteria will be eligible for match funding… Read More

Reelcause Begins Trading as RCIT on the OTC Markets

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Reelcause, Inc. (OTC:RCIT), a Florida based global crowdfunding and fundraising video platform, is pleased to announce that it has reorganized itself as a public company following Board of Directors approval. Reelcause closed a transaction on October 27, 2014, in which Reelcause (formerly named, China Green Energy Industries Inc.) acquired Reelcause Inc. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida by means of an exchange… Read More

Dealstruck Offers New Financing Product with Inventory Line of Credit

Community Investor Business Dealstruck

Online direct lender Dealstruck,  has announced the launch of its newest financing product, the Inventory Line of Credit (ILC). Designed to meet the needs of growing, profitable businesses with recurring needs to purchase inventory – wholesalers, distributors, retailers, resellers and more – Dealstruck’s ILC targets a key pain point for small businesses whose successful operation relies… Read More

Symbid Announces the Funding Network Combining Traditional & New Forms of Finance

Symbid Funding Network

Symbid [OTCQB:SBID] has launched “The Funding Network” designed to combine both traditional and alternative forms of finance for startups and small businesses.  The new platform, and redesigned site, is described as representing the next phase in the evolution of the peer-to-peer model in the financial industry. The new platform seeks to challenge traditional financial industry structures… Read More

Brief: Indiegogo’s Slava Rubin Shares Insight on Jolla at Mobile World Congress (Video)

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During his time at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, CEO of crowdfunding giant Indiegogo, Slava Rubin, weighed in on the success of tablet Jolla, which raised over $1 million on the famous platform just a few months ago. While chatting with ShinyShiny’s Holly Brockwell about Jolla, Rubin stated,“I think [the creator of Jolla] have done a… Read More

Kimbia’s New Crowdfunding Demographic Report Reveals How Campaigns Draw Ideal Backers

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Kimbia, the single-day crowdfunding event platform for nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions, has released their Crowdfunding Donor Demographics Report. The report includes donor demographics from all 2014 Kimbia-powered giving day and crowdfunding events including the industry’s largest events such as Give Local America which raised $53.7 million in its inaugural event, sixth annual North Texas… Read More

RetailCapital Hires Tina Chan Reich as Chief Data Scientist

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RetailCapital has announced the appointment of Tina Chan Reich as the new Chief Data Scientist and Risk Officer. RetailCapital is a new direct lending platform that utilizes data science and analytics to improve the lending process. According to the company, Reich’s responsibilities will include developing and driving RetailCapital’s core data strategy, incorporating big data analytics and… Read More

MsGenuity Launches New Crowdfunding Platform Dedicated to the Mom and Family Consumer

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On Tuesday (March 3rd), Florida-based MsGenuity launched a reward-based crowdfunding portal developed solely for the mom and family consumer. The site enables both funding and consumer input into the development of innovative product designs, creative projects and worthy community events. By serving an untapped market, the mom community that controls 85% of the $1.5 trillion… Read More

Pebble Watch Kills Kickstarter Again.

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That was fast.   There is an interesting correlation between the Pebble watch announcement and Kickstarter crashing.  A quick visit to the Kickstarter status page indicates a “Partial Outage”. As it stands right now Kickstarter appears to be back online, but still struggling to serve pages after a brief downtime. Perhaps this is a consequence… Read More

P2P Lender StreetShares Appoints General George Casey to Board of Advisors

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Peer-to-peer lender StreetShares has announced that General George Casey will be joining the direct lender on its Board of Advisors. Casey’s appointment expands the Board to three members, alongside Fenway Summer, LLC’s Managing Partner, Raj Date, formerly of the CFPB, and SoFi Co-Founder, Pete Hartigan. General Casey’s extraordinary 41-year military career included command of the Multinational Force-Iraq,… Read More

FundedHere: Singapore’s First Equity Crowdfunding Platform Launched By Andy Lim

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Singapore’s first true equity crowdfunding platform, FundedHere, launched today its platform to facilitate equity-based funding and venture debt for start-ups in the region from as low as S$5,000 (US$3,700). The new investment platform is viewed as a “springboard to fund projects in the region”. FundedHere is being sponsored by serial entrepreneur Andy Lim who founded… Read More

Peer to Peer Lender Landbay Announces New Standards in “Openness”

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Landbay, a peer to peer lender that focuses on buy-to-let mortgages, with all loans asecured against tenanted, existing UK residential property, has announced a “new standard of openness”.  Landbay will now share publicly a range of data associated with its direct lending platform. The information will include  type of property being lent against, loan-to-value, rental coverage, location,… Read More