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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.

Kuber Ventures on Brexit Fallout: “Decision Will Likely Result in More Freedoms for Tax Incentives / Reliefs”

SEIS

Kuber Ventures, an investment firm that targets EIS/SEIS opportunities, has released a statement on the Brexit fallout. While global markets react to the intrinsic risk associated with the Brexit decision, Kuber sees a silver lining. According to Kuber; “The vote on Friday for the UK… Read More

LendInvest Receives Highest Credit Rating from ARC

Christian Faes

Commercial mortgage marketplace lender LendInvest saw its ARC Ratings affirmed receiving a Limited SQ1 Servicer Quality rating, with stable outlook. Revealed last Friday, ARC stated; “LendInvest, the mortgage marketplace lender, was previously accorded a public SQ1 Servicer Quality rating on 23rd June 2015. Over the past… Read More

Fundnel Forms Partnership with Business Angel Network Southeast Asia

Singapore Marina Prominade

Fundnel, a collaborative crowdfunding investment platform based in Singapore, has formed a partnership with the Business Angel Network Southeast Asia (BANSEA), to pool resources and boost deal flow.  BANSEA ONE, backed by BANSEA and Fundnel, will become a key investor in early stage companies in… Read More

Baidu Adds More Stringent Requirements for Chinese Crowdfunding Platforms

Chinese Crowdfunding

Earlier this month Chinese search engine Baidu announced it would now require crowdfunding platforms to adhere to a strict set of qualifications designed to limit promotion from less reputable platforms. Baidu stated it would no longer open new accounts for crowdfunding platforms to access their… Read More

Competition Counts & the UK FCA Leads the Way in Regulatory Innovation

Mary Sparks

The United Kingdom has been at the forefront of Fintech innovation. While there are many reasons for the UK playing a lead role in new forms of finance several variables may be distilled from the list. First, the country is very supportive of an entrepreneurial/market-based… Read More

Bragi Dash Review: Smart, Wireless Earphones Deliver on Promised Product

Bragi Dash Review iPhone

In February of 2014, Munich-based Bragi Dash launched their rewards crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. The concept was to create “smart” wireless headphones that combined a full set of features and technology currently unavailable in the retail market. The vision of founder Nikolaj Hviid, formerly Head… Read More

OurCrowd Joins Founding Members of AgTech Accelerator Radicle

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Equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd, has joined a group of investors, advisors and agricultural industry leaders to help launch Radicle, a new AgTech focused accelerator. Radicle was founded by AgTech venture capital firm Finistere Ventures, Cloud Break Advisors and a a group of founders including Bayer, DuPont… Read More

Crowdcube’s Luke Lang on Brexit Decision: We Remain Confident the Economy is Fundamentally Strong

Darren Westlake and Luke Lang on CNBC

With the UK’s unexpected decision to leave the European Union (EU), co-founder of Crowdcube, Luke Lang, shared the equity crowdfunding portal’s reaction to the decision. As previously reported, the UK continues to remain in collective shock as the largely unexpected result of the EU referendum will… Read More

Brief: Indiegogo Shows Off Pride Month Support Using Post-Its

Indiegogo

While enjoying Pride Month’s festivities, Indiegogo showed off its support for the LGBTQIA community in a fun way. The equity crowdfunding platform displayed colored post-its at its San Francisco headquarters. Indiegogo tweeted: Showing off our #pride with @3M post its! Stop by our office in… Read More

Brief: OurCrowd Among Winners of the 2016 Red Herring Awards

Team OurCrowd

On Thursday, global investment crowdfunding platform OurCrowd announced it was among the winners of the 2016 Red Herring Awards. Since its establishment in 1996, the tech magazine reportedly reviews thousands of candidates for each of its three Top 100 awards  for Asia, Europe and the Americas…. Read More

LendInvest: Our Business is Built to Withstand Brexit Shock

Broken Europe

The United Kingdom remains in collective shock as the largely unexpected result of the EU referendum will see the UK depart the European Union. As markets react to the many questions being asked by policy makers and financial firms, participants in the alternative finance sector… Read More

Property Partner on UK Brexit Decision

Daniel Gandesha

As the world continues to wonder what exactly the Brexit means for the UK and global economies, alternative finance leaders are jumping in with their perspective. Property  Partner, a prominent real estate crowdfunding platform, is circulating a note on the decision to depart Europe. Daniel Gandesha,… Read More

Assetz Capital Says Brexit is Big Opportunity for Investors

stuart law at lendit

Peer to peer lender Assetz Capital is “optimistic” following the decision by UK citizens to depart the EU.  The leave vote has, in their opinion, created an opportunity; “Brexit will create a big opportunity for Assetz Capital’s investors as bank interest rates on business loan… Read More

Brief: Thousands of Donors Offer Up $474,000 For LGBTQIA Projects Through Indiegogo’s Generosity Platform

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In celebration of Pride Month, Indiegogo has introduced a list of crowdfunding campaigns that support those in the LGBTQIA community on its sister site, Generosity. The global crowdfunding portal revealed on Twitter: For #Pride month we are spotlighting #LGBTQ#entrepreneurs & the impact on their communities… Read More

Brief: Athletes Raise Nearly $400,000 on GoFundMe to Prepare For the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics

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GoFundMe announced last week that athletes are taking to its global crowdfunding platform to raise funds as they prepare to make their way to the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics. The funding portal revealed over the past several months, nearly 100 athletes have raised nearly $400,000 as… Read More

UK Angels Business Angels Association Announces 2016 Awards Shortlists

UKBAA Awards

This week, UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) announced the shortlists for its self-titled awards. This event honors the impact of the UK Angel investment communities and features the 14 categories that award achievement in early stage growth and investment. The Gala Awards Dinner will take… Read More

Peer to Peer Lender auxmoney Points to P2P Loans as Safe Harbor During Brexit Uncertainty

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In a public statement referencing the Brexit, the CEO and founder of auxmoney, the largest German P2P lender, pointed to the current environment of high-volatility in markets and the contrasting, relative stability of investing in P2P loans. Reflecting the Brexit,Raffael Johnen stated; “Especially in this environment, P2P loans… Read More

In or Out? It is ALL About the Brexit. Jeff Lynn of Seedrs Responds

Jeff Lynn Brexit Quote 2

      History will be made tomorrow (June 23, 2016) as the United Kingdom will decide whether to remain, or depart, the European Union. Popularly called the “Brexit” (or Bremain), if the UK departs the second largest market in the world will take an… Read More

Invesdor’s Lasse Mäkelä Discusses Self-Crowdfunding Campaign’s Success

Lasse Mäkelä

Following the closing of Invesdor’s recent self-running crowdfunding campaign, which raised €1.2M, CEO of the funding portal, Lasse Mäkelä, discusses the initiative’s success. Invesdor, founded in 2012, launched as an equity crowdfunding platform but has since expanded into other products and other markets. Today, the funding platform offers… Read More