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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

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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

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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”

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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

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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

Amanda Palmer: “Funds From My Patreon Campaign Will Not Go Towards My Baby”

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Hoping to clear the air of recent accusations concerning her Patreon campaign, former Dresden Dolls songstress, Amanda Palmer is ready set the record straight and put an end to the gossip. Back in 2012, singer and songwriter Palmer hit Kickstarter for not only her first… Read More

European Crowdfunding Network Heads to Paris Again for Annual Gathering

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After three highly successful annual events, the ECN Crowdfunding Convention is back this October in Paris. Organized by the European Crowdfunding Network, the gathering has been designed as a reference point for the pan-European crowdfunding ecosystem. Last year’s event saw participation across Europe including representatives… Read More

USI Affinity Forms Partnership With Marketplace Lender SoFi to Help Lawyers With High Student Loan Debt

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Insurance Provider, USI Affinity, announced on Thursday that is has formed a partnership with marketplace lending, SoFi, to offer members of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) the opportunity to consolidate and refinance their private and federal student loans into a single loan with a lower… Read More

Kickstarter Unveils Details About University of Pennsylvania’s “The Wharton Crowdfunding Study”

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Offering backers a closer look at its crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter has unveiled details about the new The Wharton Crowdfunding Study, which is conducted by University of Pennsylvania’s professor, Ethan Mollick. The Wharton Crowdfunding Study is considered the largest academic effort seeking to understand how crowdfunding works, how… Read More

Brief: FundedByMe Teams Up With Connect Sweden Region East to Create More Swedish Entrepreneurial Successes

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On Thursday, Connect Sweden Region East and FundedByMe announced that they have created a partnership that will help to further enhance the opportunities to companies in Swedish that are currently in the establishment phase. FundedByMe and Connect are considered well-known players in the Swedish ecosystem for growth…. Read More

Brief: Indiegogo’s Slava Rubin Offers Up Tips & Tricks for Crowdfunding Success

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Always willing to give crowdfunding advice, Indiegogo‘s Slava Rubin sat down with CNN Money to offer up his very own tips and tricks for those looking to use the funding method successfully. During the interview, Rubin noted how important pitch videos are to campaigns: “Campaigns that… Read More