RealtyShares Introduces New Mezzanine Financing Products

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RealtyShares has announced the introduction of new mezzanine financing products “designed to meet demand from both investors and sponsoring real estate companies.” Riskier than senior secured debt but superior to equity in the capital stack, these shorter-term debt offerings can generate higher returns for investors…. Read More

Kickstarter Alum Bubl Performs Management Change in Preparation for High Growth Following $4.6M Series Seed Funding Round

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Bubl Technology Inc., creators of the Bublcam, the world’s first fully spherical consumer camera, announces that following the close of its $4.6M Series Seed funding round including Samsung Ventures, J-Tech Capital and other strategic investors, it will perform organizational changes to its executive management team… Read More

Securities Commission Malaysia Embraces Change: Launches Initiative to Boost Fintech Development

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The Securities CommissionMalaysa, (SC) is in the midst of hosting its annual World Capital Markets Symposium in Kuala Lumpar. The Malaysian Prime Minister, Dato’ Sri Najib Razak, was in attendance to deliver a keynote address that acknowledged the participants from around the world.  SC Chairman… Read More

EarlyShares Debuts $5,000 Minimum Real Estate Investment Opportunity in the Shoppes at Godwin in Midland Park, New Jersey

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On Thursday, real estate crowdfunding platform EarlyShares launched a new equity investment opportunity available to accredited investors. The offering is for the redevelopment of the Shoppes at Godwin, a mixed use retail center in Midland Park, New Jersey. Accordia Realty Ventures LLC, the sponsor of the… Read More

P2P Lender Beehive Aided by Clyde & Co’s Islamic Finance Team with Sharia Certification

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Clyde & Co, an international law firm operating mainly in the MENA region, states it has advised Beehive on its Sharia certification.  Beehive announced the receipt of its certification earlier this week. The peer to peer lending platform received approval by the Shariyah Review Bureau (SRB). The certification… Read More

AKA United Nations, First Crowdfunded Condos For Manhattan, Thanks To Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform Prodigy Network

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  The first real estate project in New York to be financed notably through crowdfunding, AKA United Nations, will open to guests starting Sept. 10, notes a recent story on BloombergBusiness. The extended-stay hotel-condominium on East 46th Street near Second Avenue cost $95 million to purchase and fix up… Read More

In Germany, Awareness of P2P Lending Lags UK By Three Years, And Lags US By Another Three Years: Video

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    In Germany, investment crowdfunding is doing well–both debt-based and equity-based crowdfunding jumped notably in Q1 2015 versus Q4 of 2014, according to numbers from the German Crowdfunding Network. What of the country’s peer-to-peer lending? Dominik Steinkuehler, co-founder and CEO of Lendico, a multinational P2P lending platform,… Read More

EarlyShares is Crowdfunding Mezzanine Loan for Pillar

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EarlyShares keeps moving forward in the real estate crowdfunding space. Today the platform has announced a new investment opportunity for a mezzanine loan from Pillar, a Guggenhiem Partners affiliate.  The offer is described as “institutional quality” and is secured debt for the Racquet Club Apartments… Read More

Part Two: Is Culture Killing Equity Crowdfunding in Canada?  

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Causes and Lessons to be learned from more Developed Markets In this three-part series, we examine whether “conservative” Canadian business culture is having a negative effect on equity crowdfunding taking hold in Canada.  In Part I of this series we took a snapshot of equity… Read More


Creators of NYCTA Graphics Standards Manual Project Return to Kickstarter With 1975 NASA Initiative

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A little less than a year after receiving $802,812 on Kickstarter for their New York City Transit Authority Standards Manual project, artists Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth have returned to the crowdfunding platform to raise $158,000 for the Reissue of the 1975 NASA Graphics Standards Manual. While revealing details about the project,… Read More

Former NFL Wide Receiver Mark Clayton Hits Kickstarter With New Over-Ear Wireless Headphones “LIVV”

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Earlier this week, former NFL wide receiver Mark Clayton took to crowdfunding platform Kickstarter with a mission to raise $75,000 for his new over-ear headphones, LIVV. Clayton teamed up with audio specialist Dale Lott to create the headphones for active lifestyles. The project’s description reads:… Read More

Brief: CouProm Travel Forms Partnership With Crowdfunding Platform TravelStarter

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On Wednesday, CouProm Travel announced that it has teamed up with TravelStarter offer its mobile app to all the travel agencies worldwide that wants to create an extension of their services pre-during and after visiting the destination at no cost to the agency, giving the travel agencies and independent hotel… Read More

eCommerce Agency Visualsoft Launches Crowdfunding Campaign on GrowthFunders to Raise £150,000 for New Tech Startup Hive

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Visualsoft, an award-winning UK eCommerce agency, has launched a campaign on equity crowdfunding platform Growthfunders to raise£150,000 for its new tech startup, Hive. Originally designed for use within the Visualsoft office, Hive is a cloud-based software solution which measures employee engagement and has been developed… Read More

Navmii Seeks £1M on Crowdcube For Smartphone GPS App Upgrading

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Navmii, the smart navigation and traffic app for drivers, announces on Wednesday the launch of its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. Investors can help fund future product development to make Navmii the “ultimate, intuitive driving assistant.” The company aims to raise at least £1M, valuing the… Read More

Indiegogo Life Debuts New Medical Fundraising Page

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On Wednesday,  Indiegogo announced a new feature on its other platform, Indiegogo Life: A fundraising page dedicated to medical projects. The global crowdfunding platform declared: “Though the uninsured rate among US adults has dropped more than 4 percentage points since passage of the Affordable Care… Read More

Crosswise Receives Funds From OurCrowd During Series A Round

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Crosswise, an innovator in cross-device identification mapping, announced today that it has closed a $3 million Series A round of financing led by Pereg Ventures with the participation of ZhenFund, Emerge and existing investors Giza Venture Capital, OurCrowd and Horizons Ventures. The company will use the… Read More

Regulators Need to Forget Yesterday Says Niederer. Look to Tomorrow & Embrace Equity Crowdfunding

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Paul Niederer, CEO of ASSOB  – a trailblazing investment crowdfunding platform in Australia, makes a very valid point. Regulators are too rooted in the past and they are at risk of botching the future as the finance industry inevitably moves online. Australia is in the… Read More

P2P Property Lender LendInvest Unveils “New Brand” Identity

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On Wednesday, LendInvest revealed an entirely new visual identity, including a new logo and website. The rebranding highlights the key strengths of the company. The peer-to-peer lending platform started out in 2013 as an investment product for High Net Worth investors (initially with a minimum investment… Read More

Securities Commission Malaysia to Focus on Fintech at World Capital Markets Symposium

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The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) will be hosting big name global leaders alongside disruptive entrepreneurs at its World Capital Markets Symposium taking place in Kuala Lumpar in next week, September 3-4. Many of the speakers are internationally recognized names. Entitled “Markets and Technology: Driving Future… Read More