Update: Veeqo Quickly Closes in on £1M Funding Target on Seedrs

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Veeqo’s latest Seedrs initiative is quickly nearing its £1 million funding target thanks to nearly 100 investors. The company announced it raised 93% of the funding goal 24 hours before the campaign’s public debut. As previously reported, will the company helps online retailers increase their profit… Read More

Federal Reserve Publishes New Research on Fintech Monitoring

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Earlier this week, the Federal Reserve published a research paper on fintech monitoring. According to the organization, this new paper refers the technology as a combination of components such as peer-to-peer networking, distribution data storage, and cryptography. The Federal Reserve revealed in the document: “Digital… Read More

Pebble Officially Addresses Fitbit Acquisition: Set to Refund Pebble Time 2 & Core Kickstarter Backers

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After continuing to remain silent about Fitbit’s possible acquisition, famous Kickstarter alum Pebble announced to backers on Wednesday that the acquisition is officially happening. As previously reported, Eric Migicovsky, the founder of Pebble, debuted the wearable tech on Kickstarter’s crowdfunding platform in 2012.  Its first campaign… Read More

CME Group’s Rumi Morales Joins Chamber of Digital Commerce’s Board of Advisors

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The Chamber of Digital Commerce announced on Wednesday it has appointed CME Group executive Rumi Morales as a new member of its board of advisors. The organization revealed that prior to joining CME Group six years ago, Morales led the APAC business of Goldman Sachs’ Global Markets… Read More

Fintech: When Customers Regulate Banks 

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Whether Amazon, Airbnb or price comparison websites: In many industries, digitalisation has shifted power to customers in the last ten years. The banking industry, however, has remained resilient against radical changes for a long time. In fact, things like digital transparency and the power of… Read More

Barbara Corcoran Announces Winners of the OnDeck Seal of Approval Contest

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Small business online lender OnDeck (NYSE: ONDK) and entrepreneur Barbara Corcoran announced on Wednesday the winners of the 2016 OnDeck Seal of Approval Contest. It was revealed that the winners were chosen from over 1,000 submissions. Each will receive a $10,000 cash prize from OnDeck and a one-on-one… Read More

PropTech Platform No Agent’s Seedrs Campaign Secures £350,000 in Five Days

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Last week, property technology (protech) platform No Agent launched its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. In less than one week, the company secured its initial funding target of £350,000 and is now nearing £400,000 from more than 100 investors. Founded earlier this year, No Agent has… Read More

Remittance Service Platforms in Singapore Aim to Lower Costs & Increase Access

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Economic migrants rely on remittances to ensure that their families are well off at home and to maintain ties to their home countries.  Fees imposed by big banks and traditional remittance institutions eat into foreign workers’ hard-earned incomes, however, so startups focused on money transfers… Read More

Partech Ventures Secures €100M for Partech Entrepreneur II Seed Fund

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Partech Ventures announced on Tuesday it raised €100 million for its seed fund, Partech Entrepreneur II. The fund was launched in April 2015 as a way to help fund startups in the seed phase. According to general partner at Partech Ventures, Romain Lavault, the initial “hard cap” of the… Read More

Kingdom Death: Monster 1.5’s Kickstarter Scores $7.1M in Less Than Two Weeks

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Less than two weeks after launching Kingdom Death: Monster 1.5’s already epic Kickstarter, board game developer Adam Poots has already scored well over $7 million for his latest project. The campaign quickly gained funding momentum and secured its initial $100,000 in a matter of minutes… Read More


Manhattan Street Capital Jumps into Reg A+ Space with Blue Marble Biomaterials

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Manhattan Street Capital has entered the Reg A+ crowdfunding space with its first offer for Blue Marble Biomaterials. The platforms is accepting investor indications of interest now. Manhattan Street Capital has positioned its platform as a Reg A+ specialist. This updated securities exemption was created… Read More

UK FCA & Hong Kong Monetary Authority to Collaborate on Fintech Innovation

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The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has signed a new collaboration agreement. This time the FCA has formed a co-operation agreement with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA).  The arrangement is for the two securities regulators to collaborate on promoting financial innovation and is similar… Read More

D’ya like Dags? What about Popcorn? London Crisp Co Surpasses Goal by 238%

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The London Crisp Company describes itself as “An amazing brand, with amazing crisps and popcorn, that showcase the most amazing city on Earth”, and it just raised 338 percent of its goal on Seedrs — £337,910 out of a goal of £100,016 (approximately $428K out of $127K).  The… Read More

Biometrics Technology Company Veridium Appoints Former HSBC Fintech Head James Stickland as New CEO

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Veridium, a biometrics-based authentication technology, announced on Wednesday it has appointed James Strickland as its new CEO. Stickland has served in senior executive roles for HSBC, JPMorgan Chase, and Cisco. His most recent position was managing director of fintech firm, Red Deer Systems. According to Veridium,… Read More

Crowdfunder UK, Ethex, & ThinCats to Team Up With Big Society Capital For Crowd Match Fund

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On Wednesday, Crowdfunder UK announced it, along with Ethex and ThinCats, will be partnering with Big Society Capital for a new £10 million Crowd Match Fund, which will allow the public to invest directly in charities and social enterprises. The trio will help connect people with the… Read More

Folk2Folk Receives Full FCA Authorisation

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Peer to peer lender Folk2Folk has received full approval from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).  While many prominent peer to peer lenders are operating under interim approval, Folk2Folk points out it is the lagest P2P lender to receive full authorization to date. Folk2Folk has lent… Read More

LendInvest Announces Four New Dates For Property Development Academy Course

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LendInvest, a leading online mortgage lender in the UK, announced last week new dates for its Property Development Academy course. According to the LendInvest team, interest in the lender’s first Property Development Academy course was impressively large, with 200 people applying for the 25 slot…. Read More

Karen Mills, Harvard: Regulate, But Allow Online Lending Market Space to Innovate

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Senior Fellow at Harvard Business School Karen Gordon Mills along with VP of Strategy at Fundera, Brayden McCarthy, have recently posted a working paper on SME lending. Mills is also the former Administrator of the Small Business Administration – a post she held during the Obama administration just… Read More

Meetzoo Set to Close Crowdcube Initiative With Nearly £175,000 in Funds

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Meetzoo, a company that aims to make business meetings more productive by combining business calendars with collaborative note taking and social networking, is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube with nearly £175,000 from more than 120 investors. The company launched the initiative last month,… Read More