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Brief: Menlo College Names Manny Fernandez “Silicon Valley Equity CrowdFunding Pioneer”

Manny Fernandez

Menlo College named angel investor and Dreamfunded co-founder/CEO, Manny Fernandez “Silicon Valley Equity Crowdfunding Pioneer” during its The Future of Investing: How Equity CrowdFunding is Shaping the American Dream event on Wednesday evening. Menlo College Professor of Finance, Soumendra De, who presented the award to Fernandez,… Read More

1000 Angels Exclusive: Co-Founder Alejandro Cremades Shares Product Update

Alejandro Cremades of OneVest

Last October seeking to modernize the way venture capital funds are formed and how they invest, the NYC-based investment crowdfunding platform Onevest launched 1000 Angels.  Aiming to be the “world’s largest digital-first, invitation-only investor network,” 1000 Angels includes OneVest co-founders Tanya Prive and Alejandro Cremades, Managing Partner Erica Duignan… Read More

Overfunding on Crowdcube: WiseAlpha CEO Ahmad Discusses Growth and Fintech Disruption

Rezaah Ahmad

wiseAlpha, an online platform that allows people to invest in secured corporate loans of blue-chip British brand name companies such as Virgin Media, RAC, United Biscuits and Eddie Stobart, aims to give people the opportunity to earn a higher rate of interest and diversify their… Read More

The Crowd Devours Eatclever’s Companisto Food Delivery Crowdfunding Campaign

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Companisto has provided a platform for several successful German food startups in the recent past, including MyCouchBox, Naturbursche and Foodist, and it looks as if eatclever will be joining their ranks if the first day of its campaign is an indicator.  In the hours since… Read More

EU Holds Off on Blockchain Regulation…For Now

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The European Union has put the brakes on regulating blockchain (the technology that underpins bitcoin); an EU parliamentary committee agreed on Tuesday in the latest example of a “softly-softly” approach by authorities towards financial services, according to the release. “We don’t want pre-emptive regulation, but we do… Read More

CFA Institute: Crowdfunding & Data Standards Discussed at NYC FinTech Forum

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XBRL US announced a free half-day FinTech forum for financial technologists, investors, analysts, regulators, investor relations professionals and data providers: Crowdfunding & Data Standards. The forum, hosted by Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business and sponsored by the CFA Institute, is designed to provide an introduction to… Read More

Crowdcube #FundedClub Member Adzuna Launches Best British Workplace of 2016 Competition

Adzuna

This week, UK-based job search engine, Adzuna announced it has launched its Best British Workplace of 2016 competition. The company previously secured over £2 during its equity crowdfunding round on Crowdcube. It has already attracts six million visitors a month, but wanted to increase that as part of… Read More

Y Combinator Alum ClearTax Rakes in $1.3M Funding, Backed by Angels Levchin, Ravikant

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Income tax returns e-filing website ClearTax has secured an angel investment of $1.3 million from top Silicon Valley angels. ClearTax was founded in 2011 by the father-son team of Raja Ram Gupta and Archit Gupta, Srivatsan Chari and Ankit Solanki, ClearTax is the fourth Indian start-up  funded… Read More

Brief: Luke Lang & Giles Andrews Among the “40 Coolest People in UK Fintech” List

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This week, Business Insider announced its 40 Coolest People in UK Fintech list. This list features entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, regulators, hackers, and investors. The media outlet declared: “We looked at who’s done cool and interesting things in the past year, including companies that have raised money or… Read More

Angel Capital Association Announces 2016 ACA Summit’s Luis Villalbos Award Finalists

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The Angel Capital Association (ACA), a leading professional and trade association for angel investors, announced on Wednesday the three startups that have been selected as finalist for the Luis Villalobos award. This award was named in memory of Luis Villalobos, who angel investors nationwide admired for actively… Read More

UK Entrepreneurs Gather in London to Celebrate Business Creativity With Virgin Media Business Voom 2016

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On Wednesday, reward-based crowdfunding portal Crowdfunder UK announced some of Britain and Ireland’s entrepreneurs gathered in London celebrate the nations’ business creativity with Virgin Media Business VOOM 2016. As previously reported, Virgin Media Business launched its search for the most innovative and exciting businesses with the UK and Ireland’s pitch competition… Read More

Brief: Citi Ventures Invests in Fintech Startup BlueVine

Eyal Lifshitz

Online provider of working capital financing to small businesses, BlueVine, announced on Wednesday that it has secured a strategic investment from Citi Ventures. This investment will support the company’s growth as it continues to develop its capital financing platform for small businesses and expand. Eyal… Read More

Brief: Camden Town Brewery Announces Second North London Location

Jasper Cuppaidge

  Less than six months after it was acquired by mega brewer AB InBev, Crowdcube success Camden Town Brewery announced details about its second North London location. Camden Town Brewery revealed that it has signed a lease for a facility in Enfield, which will be… Read More

Spring Ahead? Lending Club Plans First Sale of Bonds Backed by Unsecured Loans

Renaud Laplanche

The US’ largest marketplace lender LendingClub Corp. is planning its first sale of bonds backed by its unsecured loans, reported the WSJ, seeking new funding sources in today’s challenging market. Working with Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Jefferies Group on the offerings, LendingClub’s plans to discuss updates with potential investors as early as this week, reported the WSJ; Goldman… Read More

CEO Helman Comments on RealtyMogul $1M Chicagoland Equity Investment Closing

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RealtyMogul.com, one of the leading online marketplaces for real estate investing, announced the closing of a $1,000,000 equity investment in an industrial property in Glendale Heights, IL, within the Chicago metropolitan area. The sponsor for the acquisition is Clear Height Properties, a real estate investment and… Read More

Swiss Nexuslab & Dutch Rabobank Collaborate on Early European Blockchain Ventures

DANIEL GRASSINGER

Nexuslab, the Swiss blockchain startup programme powered by Startupbootcamp, has announced a partnership with Rabobank. The Dutch bank joins Nexuslab to support the first round of its programme geared towards early-stage European blockchain ventures. The collaboration adds leading financial industry expertise to the programme and… Read More

Five Online Investment Platforms to Join Millennium Trust Company’s Network

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On Tuesday, Millennium Trust Company announced it was expanding alternative investment access for advisors and individuals by adding five online investment platforms to its network, Millennium Alternative Investment Network (MAIN). Along with Lending Club, which joined late last month, these portals are EquityZen, iCapital Network, Prodigy Network, R.J. Oasis.  Millennium… Read More