Crowdfunding Portals and Marketplaces

Crowdfunding platforms and other online investment marketplaces including peer to peer lending, marketplace lending and real estate platforms.

Singapore Robo-Advisor StashAway Celebrates USD $5.3M Series A Funding Round

StashAway, reportedly the first robo-adviser to receive a retail license in Singapore, has completed a USD $5.3 million (SGD $7.0 million) Series A funding round. According to the company, a group of family offices and  new investors as well as previous investors in the business, such… Read More

Invesdor Joins Forces With InvestorConnected to Launch PitchPerfect Competition

Equity crowdfunding platform Invesdor announced on Thursday it has teamed up with InvestorConnect to launch a new competition called PitchPerfect. The funding portal describes the competition as a “Dragons Den meets strictly come dancing for a fun and innovative pitching competition.” The event will take place on… Read More

Lendr Partners With MidCap Financial Trust to Close $25 Million Senior Credit Facility

Lendr, a provider of flexible working capital to small- and medium-sized businesses, specializing in business finance and factoring solutions, announced on Thursday the closing of its $25 million senior credit facility. MidCap Financial Trust served as the Administrative Agent for the transaction. According to to duo,… Read More

Seedrs Forms New Partnership with Commercial Finance Broker Finpoint

UK based Investment crowdfunding platform Seedrs has announced a new partnership with Finpoint, a commercial finance broker that provides financing solutions to SME’s. Seedrs says the partnership will support businesses scaling and boost investment into UK businesses. According to the agreement, Seedrs will gain access… Read More

Real Estate Investment Platform EquityMultiple Gives up on Reg D 506c Highlighting Shortcomings in General Solicitation Rule

EquityMultiple, a real estate investment platform that caters to accredited investors has bagged general solicitation or accredited crowdfunding. No longer will EquityMultiple publicly promote its real estate offerings online and elsewhere. Previously, EquityMultiple has leveraged Reg D 506c – a new securities exemption created by… Read More

Crowdcube Named The Pitch’s 2018 Investment Expert Partner

 On Wednesday, Crowdcube announced it has joined forces with The Pitch as its Investment Expert Partner. The UK-based equity crowdfunding platform reported it will run investment readiness classes at The Pitch’s boot camps, along with sharing “learnings” about crowdfunding, work with angel investors and VCs,… Read More

SyndicateRoom: Almost Half of UK Investors Fail to Achieve Their Goals while Appetite for Risk is Rising

Investment crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom is out with new research that indicates investment risk appetite is increasing while returns fail to match the goals held by nearly half of investors. “The low-yield economic environment is having serious effects on the nation’s ability to reach its financial… Read More

OnDeck Appoints Kenneth Brause As New Chief Financial Officer

Online lending platform for small businesses OnDeck (NYSE: ONDK) announced it has appointed Kenneth Brause as its new Chief Financial Officer, effective March 26th, as part of a mutually agreed upon transition process. The lender reported that current Chief Financial Officer, Howard Katzenberg. Katzenberg will serve as an advisor to… Read More

Airbnb Now Features RealtyShares as First Multifamily Financing Solution

  RealtyShares, a leading online marketplace for commercial real estate investing, today announced it is featured by Airbnb as a financing resource in its Multifamily Properties Toolkit, which is described as a website that gives owners, operators, and developers of multifamily buildings resources to support long-term… Read More

American Homeowner Preservation Appoints New CEO

American Home Preservation (AHP), a company that purchases distressed mortgages and then enables smaller investors to invest in the assets, has appointed a new CEO as long time founder Jorge Newbery become Chairman of the firm. AHP has hired DeAnn O’Donovan, a former executive with… Read More

Lendy Announces 20,000 Investor Milestone & Repays Five Loans in February 2018

Lendy announced this week it has attracted its 20,000th investor to its peer-to-peer lending platform. This news comes just days after the online lender announced it repaid five loans in February 2018. According to P2P Finance News, the lender reported that about 7,000 new investors have joined… Read More

LendInvest Returns to Retail Bond Market with Fixed Rate Notes

LendInvest, a UK based online marketplace platform for property finance, has announced a proposed issuance of  5.375% fixed rate bonds due October 2023 by its wholly-owned subsidiary, LendInvest Secured Income plc. Christian Faes, Co-founder and CEO of LendInvest Limited, said they were delighted to return… Read More

Funding Circle Appoints Bernardo Martinez As New U.S. Managing Director

On Tuesday, online lender Funding Circle announced it was appointed Bernardo Martinez as its new U.S. managing director. He succeeds co-founder Sam Hodges, who is now to become Chairman of Funding Circle U.S. According to Funding Circle, Martinez joins the platform’s team from PayPal, where he… Read More

India-Based Online Lending Platform Avail Finance Secures $17 Million in Equity & Debut Funding

Avail Finance, an India-based app-only online lending platform, has successfully secured $17 million in both equity and debt funding. The company stated that venture capital fund Matrix Partners led equity round while  Ola founders Bhavish Aggarwal and Ankit Bhati, Flipkart’s co-founder Binny Bansal, Kunal Shah, co-founder of Freecharge;… Read More

Point of Note: Average £1M+ Funding Round on Seedrs is £2.2 Million

In the early days of investment crowdfunding, many individuals assumed that most capital raised would go mainly to seed funding rounds. Startups that have a choice to bootstrap or raise equity capital from angel investors or risk taking VCs. But today, this is not the… Read More

Crowd for Angels Updates on Initial Coin Offering Progress

Crowdfunding platform Crowd for Angels has shared that it is making progress in advancing its “Liquid Crypto Bond” issue and Initial Coin Offering (ICO) of its ANGEL tokens. As Crowdfund Insider previously reported, Crowd for Angels is looking to raise up to £50 million through… Read More

BondMason Secures £1.85 Million Through Latest Funding Round to Drive Growth

BondMason, an online savings and investments platform that sources investments from across the peer-to-peer (P2P) market for its clients, announced on Tuesday it secured £1.85 million through its latest funding round to drive the growth of the business and fulfill the company’s vision to enable more investors to… Read More

LandlordInvest Announcement: Secondary Market Surpasses £1 Million in Completed Sales

LandlordInvest, a peer-to-peer lending platform for residential and commercial mortgages, announced on Tuesday its secondary market has surpassed £1 million in complete sales. The market was launched in May 2017. According to LandlordInvest, the secondary market enables investors to offer eligible loans or loan parts for sale… Read More

Crowdcube Spain Shares Fantastic Updates: Zank Exit, Wave & Vita Overfunding, Pyckio & Easygoband Near GOOOALS….

What a year for Crowdcube Spain! According to the Crowdcube Spain blog, crowdfunding alum Zank has reached an agreement with the personal finance management platform Fintonic, which will become a shareholder in the business. The exit provides more than just good news for Zank’s 252 Crowdcube… Read More

Scottish Law Firm Harper Macleod Announces Strategic Partnership With Crowdcube to Bring Equity Crowdfunding Benefits to More Businesses in Scotland

UK law firm Harper Macleod announced on Monday it has joined forces with equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube to bring equity crowdfunding benefits to more businesses in Scotland.  According to Harper Macleod, through this partnership, both organizations will co-operate to ensure equity crowdfunding is considered as… Read More