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We find crowdfunding news from around the world and share it with you here. Some content is translated by our rather worldly in-house staff.

WE’VE Links with Crowdfunder for Social Good(s): Campaigns for Translucent Global Supply Chain

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  WE’VE, a startup that connects consumers conscious design, enables anyone to design collaboratively with makers. Transparency is shared via artisans’ step by step “making” videos.  Having recently launched its Crowdfunder campaign, WE’VE has quickly secured $65K of its $300K goal for the convertible note.  Investors include from… Read More

EquityNet’s Judd Hollas to Speak at Fintech Global Expo: Will Highlight Industry Trends in Crowdfunding

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EquityNet founder and CEO Judd Hollas will speak today at the Second Annual Crowdfund Global Expo in San Diego, California.  The Expo will provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of the global crowdfunding industry. Hollas, the keynote speaker, will present interactive data that characterizes the types of companies… Read More

Bank of England Funding for Lending Data Shows Loans to SMEs Improve in Q1

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The Bank of England has published the quarterly update on the Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) for Q1 of 2015.  According to the report, net lending by FLS Extension participants to SMEs was £0.6bn in the first quarter of 2015. This compares with quarterly net… Read More

Fit Gurus Secures £200K, One of the First UK Startups to Receive Investment from AngelList

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Fit Gurus is one of the first start-ups in the UK to receive investment from AngelList, securing £100,000 of backing from 37 investors. An additional £100,000 was invested into the company through the Finance for Business North East Proof of Concept Fund, managed by Northstar Ventures,… Read More

Assetz Capital CEO Stuart Law Talks Record £3M+ Seedrs, Competitive Loans, Interests Rates & Fintech’s Future

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Fresh from celebrating its two year birthday, Assetz Capital made another announcement: Assetz Capital, a British peer-to-peer lending platform exceeded its fundraising target of £2 million by raising funds from 731 investors through investment crowdfunding platform Seedrs. The firm, which specializes in providing loans to SMEs… Read More

Restaurant Payment App Cake Raises £300,000 in First 24 Hours on Crowdcube

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London based startup Cake launched an £ 800,000  Series A crowdfunding round on Crowdcube and they are off to a solid start having topped £300,000 in the first 24 hours. As of today, 21 investors have funded the round with the largest committing £100,000. The offer… Read More

Australia’s H2 Ventures Seeks to Raise A$10M to Launch 100 Early-Stage Fintech Startups

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Australia’s H2 Ventures, a newly-established fintech-focused digital design and investment firm, plans to raise a A$10 million war chest to fund the launch of 100 early-stage fintech startups over the next three years. The firm, set up by former AWI Ventures alumni Ben and Toby… Read More

UNYTE Swiftly Secures Over 101K€ in Equity Crowdfunding on Companisto: Paulus Neef Believes Yoga Is for Everyone!

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UNYTE: Yoga for everyone! launched its Companisto equity crowdfunding campaign, quickly raising over 101,470€ of its 200,000€ goal with the help of over 73 backers. Funding will be used to open the first UNYTE flagship studio in Berlin. Additional funding will be tapped by several sources, including the initiators’ own… Read More

Report: If You Crowdfund Your Company, You Keep More of Your Equity

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According to a report published by Beauhurst, companies that utilize equity crowdfunding end up selling a smaller stake in their company to shareholders. The document compared equity crowdfunding platforms in the UK to their counterpart Angel and VC groups.  The difference between traditional finance and… Read More

CoAssets, FundedByMe & New Union form Crowdfunding Partnership in Singapore

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Three crowdfunding platforms have come together in a strategic alliance to boost market dominance in Southeast Asia.  CoAssets, FundedByMe, and New Union each based in Singapore, specialize in different aspects of Crowdfunding. CoAssets is targeting the real estate vertical.  New Union is a debt based… Read More

Cherry Picking of P2P Loans? Not So Fast

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As Crowdfund Insider covered recently, the FT wrote up an article that inferred that “Cherry Picking” of peer to peer loans presently posed an issue in allowing a level playing field between retail and institutional investors. Following the article, we had an enlightening conversation with representatives of… Read More

Sport Club in Need of Funding? Crowdfund It.

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While banks remain slow to provide new loans for many types of businesses, sporting clubs may be a perfect match for crowdfunding.  The affinity between fans and supporters for their favorite club may provide a very viable avenue for raising capital in times of need. According to… Read More

Creating Electricity One Step At A Time: Pavegen Now Crowdfunding on CrowdCube

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Pavegen is turning footsteps into electricity–yet another reason to get in those 10,000 steps per day. The King’s Cross, London-based company’s technology converts footsteps into electricity, making it possible to power services in high-footfall locations, as well as provide real-time data for analytics. And Pavegen is now… Read More

No ‘Cherry-picking,’ Says The UK’s Peer-to-Peer Finance Association

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2015 may be the year of the great British cherry, according to the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, but the trade body overseeing the UK peer-to-peer lending industry is getting ready to introduce a rule against allowing institutions to “cherry-pick” the most desirable loans at the expense… Read More

Angel Food Shifts From Rewards to Equity Crowdfunding on PledgeMe

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Back in 2013 before equity crowdfunding was legalized in New Zealand,  Auckland based Angel Food launched a very small rewards based crowdfunding campaign on PledgeMe. Tomorrow Angel Food will return to PledgeMe but this time the funding is for equity in the small company and… Read More

The Establishment of Equity Crowdfunding in Thailand & the Strengthening of Thai SMEs for the ASEAN Single Market

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The Importance of Equity Crowdfunding in Thailand On 16 May 2015, the notification of the Capital Market Supervisory Board such as the notification no.: TorChor. 7/2558 regarding regulations on offer for sale of securities through electronic system or network TorChor. 8/2558 regarding rules, conditions and… Read More

SnowBall Effect has Raised Over $6 million Dominating the Kiwi Equity Crowdfunding Space

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According to Snowball Effect they are off to a solid start as leaders in the investment crowdfunding space in New Zealand.  In a recent statement Snowball Effect declares; “Of the $8 million+ raised through equity crowdfunding so far in New Zealand, over $6 million was… Read More

UPDATED – Tech Fight: inCharge Bolt vs. ChargeDoubler Both Claim “First” in Crowdfunding Battle

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We all want to be able to charge our smartphones faster so when I saw the crowdfunding campaign for ChargeDoubler I thought this was a pretty cool campaign. The “original accelerator” claims up to 2X charging speeds for your iPhone or Android phone by allowing a… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Gekkopod for iPhone, Wireless Productivity Sign & Archer Brighton Cool Lunch Bags

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Rewards based crowdfunding is perfect for small companies looking to launch a new product or validate a concept. We are seeing a growing number of SMEs become bigger companies fueled in part by platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo.  Recently Indiegogo stated that over $300 million in… Read More