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Brief: CouProm Travel Forms Partnership With Crowdfunding Platform TravelStarter

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On Wednesday, CouProm Travel announced that it has teamed up with TravelStarter offer its mobile app to all the travel agencies worldwide that wants to create an extension of their services pre-during and after visiting the destination at no cost to the agency, giving the travel agencies and independent hotel… Read More

Indiegogo Life Debuts New Medical Fundraising Page

Indiegogo Life

On Wednesday,  Indiegogo announced a new feature on its other platform, Indiegogo Life: A fundraising page dedicated to medical projects. The global crowdfunding platform declared: “Though the uninsured rate among US adults has dropped more than 4 percentage points since passage of the Affordable Care… Read More

P2P Property Lender LendInvest Unveils “New Brand” Identity

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On Wednesday, LendInvest revealed an entirely new visual identity, including a new logo and website. The rebranding highlights the key strengths of the company. The peer-to-peer lending platform started out in 2013 as an investment product for High Net Worth investors (initially with a minimum investment… Read More

Securities Commission Malaysia to Focus on Fintech at World Capital Markets Symposium

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The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) will be hosting big name global leaders alongside disruptive entrepreneurs at its World Capital Markets Symposium taking place in Kuala Lumpar in next week, September 3-4. Many of the speakers are internationally recognized names. Entitled “Markets and Technology: Driving Future… Read More

National UK Survey Finds 7 Percent Of Over-65s Will Consider P2P Lending, Following Change In Pension Rules

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    A recent national survey in the UK found that 7 per cent of over-65s, about 728,000 people, will consider peer-to-peer lending, according to Yorkshire Building Society, which conducted the survey, and FT Adviser. Yorkshire Building Society is among the largest building societies in the UK, with… Read More

Crowdfunding Platform ArtistShare Submits Recordings for Consideration to the 58th Grammy Awards Following Kickstarter Lawsuit

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Following its never-ending legal battle with Kickstarter,  crowdfunding platform ArtistShare has moved on and announced that it submitted recording for consideration to the 58th Grammy Awards. ArtistShare offered up seven new fan-funded recordings for consideration in the 58th Grammy Awards. Its previous recordings have received… Read More

Kickstarter Alum “Armello” Now Available on PS4, Windows, Mac, & Linux

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Armello backers, the wait is over! The game, which was first introduced on Kickstarter last year by League of Geeks, is now available for PS4, Windows, Mac and Linux. The description of the game reads,”The King, once Armello’s wise and benevolent ruler, has fallen ill to a… Read More

WEMOVO Books Companisto for Campaign, Seeks Expansion for European Coach Travel Services

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The problem: As coach travel (traveling via bus) becomes increasingly more popular in Europe, comprehensive information on itineraries, available seating and current ticket pricing have not been as readily accessible as information for airline tickets and rental cars. As a result, not only do roughly 65,000 European coach… Read More

Singapore’s Temasek Holdings in Talks with India’s Zomato: New Funding Needed for Expansion of Online Restaurant Review and Food Ordering Platform

Deepinder Goyal

It’s meal time, a time when Zomato’s site is likely swarmed with hits.  If you are not yet familiar with Zomato, click here to see if the platform services your city. From Vancouver to Auckland, Zomato is used by millions of hungry people every day to decide… Read More

Women Startup Challenge NYC Teams up With Craig Newmark of craigslist & craigconnects to Help Fund Female-Led Startups In Partnership

Women Startup Challenge NYC

Women Who Tech, which is on a mission to showcase and fund women-led startups, announced it will host the second Women Startup Challenge in New York City on November 9th at Microsoft in Times Square. Women Startup Challenge NYC, in partnership with Craig Newmark of craigslist… Read More

UAE P2P Platform Beehive Obtains Independent Sharia Certification From Shariyah Review Bureau

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Beehive, the UAE’s leading online marketplace for peer-to-peer (P2P) finance, has been certified as a Sharia-compliant P2P finance platform by the Shariyah Review Bureau (SRB). The certification makes Beehive the first P2P platform in the world to have a third party independently confirm its processes… Read More

Zencap Gets Big Boost with €230 Million Investment from Victory Park Capital

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Victory Park Capital (VPC) announced today it is investing up to €230 million in loans originated on the Zencap platform over a 3 year period.  German publication Handelsblatt called the investment “a record deal for a German startup” and “the most ever for a continental… Read More

Ram Budime of Bitcoin Crowdfunding Platform Gok!llo Claims: “All or Nothing or Keep it All Models Are No Longer Suitable For Modern Crowdfunding”

Ram Budime

Ready to share details about the newly launched bitcoin-powered crowdfunding platform, Gok!llo, the site’s Business Development Manager Ram Budime sat down with Coin Telegraph to discuss how it stands out from the competition. According to the media outlet, Gok!llo is a crowdfunding platform that uses bitcoin as… Read More

One Spark Announce 2016 Festival Dates & Enhancements

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Apparently, an exciting and epic experience is in store as One Spark’s “World’s Largest Crowdfunding Festival” prepares for its fourth year. The board of directors of One Spark, along with its key staff leadership, announced today details of the upcoming festival, which will take place Thursday,… Read More

Why Invest in Marketplace Lending Loans? Great Returns Of Course

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In a recent write-up on the Orchard blog, the FinTech company profiled Don Davis, Managing Partner of Prime Meridian Capital Management. Davis launched the Prime Meridian Small Business Lending Fund in the summer of 2014. The objective was to lend to high quality SME loans… Read More

KPMG & Matchi Form Partnership in Strategic FinTech Expansion

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Global consulting group KPMG has partnered up with Matchi, a FinTech matchmaking platform that pairs banks, insurance companies with FinTech startups. KPMG is said to work globally with clients to help them manage the fast-changing financial landscape as services move from bricks & mortar to… Read More

Boost Your Credit Score By Playing Online Games? China Rapid Finance, P2P lender, Rates Creditworthiness Based On Social Media Use

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    Boost your credit score by social networking and playing online games? Don’t hit the “Back” button–this isn’t clickbait. Instead, it’s what China Rapid Finance, one of China’s largest peer-to-peer lending sites, believes–they’ve just rated 50 million Chinese consumers for creditworthiness using social networking and… Read More

Crowdfunding Platform Tilt Unveils Top Five New Features For Smartphone App

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  Ready for an upgrade, crowdfunding platform Tilt announced the top five new features for its smartphone app. Co-founder and CEO of Tilt, James Beshara, declared in a blog post: “Tilt Nation! We’ve taken your feedback over the last few months, and we’re excited to announce… Read More

Hasbro Teams Up With Indiegogo to Launch Crowdfunding Gaming Challenge

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Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) today announced that it has teamed up with crowdfunding platform Indiegogo to find the next hit face-to-face party game. As Hasbro continues to focus on connecting with the gaming community to discover and develop new games, the challenge will help identify one… Read More

Dear Real Estate Industry, Prepare for the Millennials

The Millennials are coming

The traditional world of real estate needs to prepare for the next wave of investors – Millennials. Currently ranging in age from 18 to 34, and numbering roughly 77 million, Millennials make up about one-fourth of the U.S. population – and are far less interested… Read More