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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.

Giles Andrews Out as Zopa CEO. Replaced by Jaidev Janardana

Jaidev Janardana

Leading peer to peer lending platform Zopa has announced an executive shake-up that has removed Giles Andrews as CEO. Effective immediately, Jaidev Janardana is the new CEO of Zopa. Andrews, a Zopa co-founder, will now be Executive Chairman of the fast growing direct lender. Janardana… Read More

100% Funded: SyndicateRoom Introduces the Lift Round

MCADO SyndicateRoom

Typically investment crowdfunding platforms vet the issuer and then list the offer on its site. The issuer pounds the pavement to enlist investors to raise the capital they need. This is no field of dreams and is a lot of work. While raising capital online is… Read More

Bondora Announces Improvements for Investors in P2P Lending

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Peer to peer lending platform Bondora has announced forthcoming updates to its platform that marks a significant improvement for investors.  According to Bondora, coming this fall a new passive investing feature will be incorporated into their site. This should make it easier for new investors to… 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

CoAssets Looks to Expand in Malaysia

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Real estate crowdfunding platform CoAssets is looking to set up shop in neighboring Malaysia.  Earlier this year Malaysian securities authorities announced the approval of 6 investment crowdfunding platforms but CoAssets, based in Singapore, was not on the list.  Denied at the time,  CoAssets is currently… Read More

How Will the Global Turmoil Affect Crowdfunding?

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Hold the front page – the Chinese economy is slowing down. Who didn’t see that one coming? In an age of intertwined economies, extreme volatility in China is being exported globally. Calamity across the Chinese commodity markets this week is having largely foreseen global consequences…. Read More

SeedUps Canada Jumps. Over 300 Companies Rush to Use Equity Crowdfunding Platform

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The investment crowdfunding push is a global movement. In the US multiple platforms have cropped up to take advantage of the evolving regulatory environment regarding general solicitation.  Across the border in Canada things have moved a bit slowly.  But earlier this year Canada took a… Read More

Angels Den Secures $1M In Investment From Mexican Family Office To Launch Across Mexico

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  London-based Angels Den, an angel-led equity crowdfunding platform, has now successfully raised $1 million from a Mexican family office to launch their angel-led crowdfunding model across Mexico, with bases in five major cities. Following two years of preparation, Angels Den Mexico has ambitious growth plans… Read More

Recently Launched Crowdfunding Platform InvestDen Partners with Crowdnetic

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Newly minted crowdfunding platform InvestDen has partnered with NYC based Crowdnetic to “make the sector morally accountable for the deals it offers to investors,” this according to Tech City News. InvestDen just launched in June and is an investment crowdfunding platform that offers both debt… Read More

Companisto’s First Venture Loan for Chocolatier Sawade Quickly Overfunds, Exceeding 255K€ within Week

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Sweet returns: Sawade investors who have their interest paid out in chocolate will receive annual interest of 12 % instead of 8 %. Last week the Berlin chocolatier Sawade embraced a new approach to growth financing, offering venture loans on Companisto. Venture loans are a new asset class for the… Read More

Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India Calls for More Regulation with Internet Finance

S S Mundra

Speaking at the annual FBIC Conference that is taking place this week in Mumbai, SS Mundra, Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, called for more regulation in the burgeoning online finance space – including crowdfunding and peer to peer lending. “Crowdsourcing and peer… Read More

FundedByMe Appoints Niclas Ahlström as Country Manager For Finland

Niclas Ahlström

International crowdfunding platform FundedByMe has announced the appointment of a new country manager for Finland.  Niclas Ahlström will be taking over from Kristiina Pääkkönen, who initially brought FundedByMe to Finland and served as the company’s Country Manger for 2,5 years.  She will  is now an… Read More

P2P Lender Dianrong Receives $207 Million Investment led by Standard Chartered

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Dianrong, a Chinese peer to peer lending platform, has received a new funding round in the amount of $207 million led by Standard Chartered with  participation from China Fintech Fund and Bohai Leasing.  The Series C funding was declared the largest ever for the direct… Read More

SyndicateRoom Congratulates Seedrs on Funding Round but Questions Structure of Share Offer

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Last week, equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs offered shares to their broader audience as part of a funding round to raise £10 million.  According to the platform, £2.5 million in equity was made available for registered investors on its site.  This is not the first time… Read More

Stockflare Easily Overfunds on Crowdcube with Boost from LCIF

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Stockflare, an online investment advisor, quickly surpassed its £300,000 equity crowdfunding goal on Crowdcube and closed overfunded at over £442,000.  According to the listing page, 288 investors participated in the round that took just two weeks to fund. Crowdcube reports the equity crowdfunding was “underpinned”… Read More

Finance Magnates Preps for 4th London Summit this Fall

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In its fourth consecutive year, Finance Magnates’ London Summit, taking place in November, expects this year’s event to be the biggest yet.  The gathering has been stretching its subject over the years to cover a diverse, cross-section of FinTech and new finance. Last year’s event had… Read More