Happy 7th Birthday Kickstarter!: CEO Yancey Strickler Looks Back on the Crowdfunding Giant’s Successes & Growth

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Happy birthday, Kickstarter! Hard to believe that nearly a decades ago the crowdfunding giant was created to bring new and interesting projects to life. As part of the celebration, co-founder and CEO, Yancey Strickler, offered some details about the portal’s growth and success over the… Read More

1000 Angels Exclusive: Co-Founder Alejandro Cremades Shares Product Update

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Last October seeking to modernize the way venture capital funds are formed and how they invest, the NYC-based investment crowdfunding platform Onevest launched 1000 Angels.  Aiming to be the “world’s largest digital-first, invitation-only investor network,” 1000 Angels includes OneVest co-founders Tanya Prive and Alejandro Cremades, Managing Partner Erica Duignan… Read More

Overfunding on Crowdcube: WiseAlpha CEO Ahmad Discusses Growth and Fintech Disruption

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wiseAlpha, an online platform that allows people to invest in secured corporate loans of blue-chip British brand name companies such as Virgin Media, RAC, United Biscuits and Eddie Stobart, aims to give people the opportunity to earn a higher rate of interest and diversify their… Read More

Goldman Sachs’ Michael Sherwood Backs Chinese Takeaway Zing Zing on Crowdcube

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Earlier this month, London-based Chinese takeaway restaurant, Zing Zing, launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £350,000. Within a matter of a weeks, the initiative surpassed its initial goal and is currently nearly £500,000 thanks to over 275 investors. Among those who have pitched in… Read More

Crowdfunder Appoints Steven McClurg As New President & COO

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On Thursday, equity crowdfunding platform Crowdfunder announced that it has appointed Steven McClurg as its new president and chief operating officer. Prior to joining Crowdfunder, McClurg served as managing director at global investment and advisory firm, Guggenheim Partners. He was responsible for various areas of the investment… Read More

Crowdo Sets Regional Crowdfunding Record, Touts New MAS License

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Crowdo, a South East Asian crowdfunding platform, announced today that it has received its provisional Capital Market Services (“CMS”) License from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”). The CMS license will allow Crowdo to offer both equity crowdfunding and peer to business (P2B) lending solutions in Singapore, noted… Read More

Digital-Only Bank Tandem Aims to Secure $1.4M in New Crowdfunding Round For “Co-Founders” Program

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This week, UK digital bank Tandem announced that it was launching a crowdfunding campaign to raise $1.4 million. This funding round is reportedly part of the company’s “co-founders” program, which allows customers to own shares of the business. Tandem aims to provide the most helpful, not the… Read More

Supporters Direct to Partner with ShareIn on Crowdfunding Platform

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ShareIn has inked a new partnership with Supporters Direct to leverage the ShareIn crowdfunding platform. Supporters Direct is a vehicle for fans to set up cooperatives to gain influence in the running and ownership of football clubs. They operate in England, Wales, Scotland and across… Read More

Community for Photography Photocrowd Seeks £450,000 Through Crowdcube

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Photocrowd, a global photography community, has recently launched a Crowdcube campaign to secure £450,000 for upcoming expansion products. The company’s platform, which is looking to become the Etsy for photography, connects, inspires, and gives photographers of all abilities an e-commerce platform from which to sell their best… Read More


Tramonex Receives £250K from UK Government for Blockchain Prototype Project

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The UK government is pitching in to help finance international transfer platform Tramonex.  The London-based Fintech startup has been given a £250,000 grant by Innovate UK to fund the development of a cross currency payments system that leverages blockchain technology. The prototype is expected to… Read More

RB Investments & Fundnel Seed Fund Impact Guru, Form Strategic Partnership

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Impact Guru, a “full stack crowdfunding solution”, has received seed funding in the amount of USD $500,000 from RB Investments and Fundnel – an Asian investment crowdfunding platform. Simultaneously, Impact Guru and Fundnel have formed a strategic partnership combining impact / rewards and investment-based crowdfunding…. Read More

PledgeMe Receives FMA Approval For Upcoming Peer-to-Peer Lending Platform

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On Thursday, co-founder and CEO of PledgeMe, Anna Guenther, announced the New Zealand-based crowdfunding portal has received approved by the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) to launch its very own peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform, PledgeMe. L Guenther stated: “We’re very excited to have completed this important step towards… Read More

LendInvest Acquires £40 Million Warehouse Facility from Macquarie

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LendInvest, the leading property marketplace lending platform, has received a £40 million warehouse facility from Macquarie.  The funding will be dedicated to bridge  and buy-to-let loans. The financing from Macquarie brings institutional investment for LendInvest to £230 million.  Macquarie, based in Sydney Australia, is a… Read More

Huge: Mosaic Raises $200 Million in Warehouse Financing

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Mosaic, a renewable energy project funding platform, has raised a sizeable $200 million warehouse facility according to a report in Reuters.  The funding was provided by Germany’s DZ Bank and New York state’s NY Green Bank. Mosaic was an early darling of the investment crowdfunding sector… Read More

“Ugly Americans” Director Seeks $100,000 on Indiegogo For New Adult Animated Film “Adventures of Drunky”

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This week, director of Ugly Americans, Aaron Augenblick, and his team at Augenblick Studios, hit global crowdfunding Indiegogo to raise $100,000 for his latest project, Adventures of Drunky.  The rated-R adult animated film’s synopsis reads: “The Adventures of Drunky is about a hapless barfly named Drunky (Sam Rockwell)…. Read More

Fashion For a Cause: Beulah London Seeks £250,000 on SyndicateRoom For Growth & Human Trafficking Awareness

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Beulah London, a fashion company that has been been worn by celebrities such as Kate Middleton and Jessica Alba, has recently launched a crowdfunding initiative on SyndicateRoom to raise £250,000 as it prepares to grow and expand. The brand, which was started by Lavinia Brennan and Middleton’s… Read More

The Crowd Devours Eatclever’s Companisto Food Delivery Crowdfunding Campaign

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Companisto has provided a platform for several successful German food startups in the recent past, including MyCouchBox, Naturbursche and Foodist, and it looks as if eatclever will be joining their ranks if the first day of its campaign is an indicator.  In the hours since… Read More

Electronic Band Freezepop Hits Kickstarter to Raise Funds For Fifth Full-Length Album

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Freezepop, a Boston-based electronic genre band, recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for its upcoming fifth full-length album. The group, which was found in 1999, has had its songs featured on Guitar Hero, Rock Band, and recently, the reboot to the Harmonix classic Amplitude, along… Read More

EU Holds Off on Blockchain Regulation…For Now

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The European Union has put the brakes on regulating blockchain (the technology that underpins bitcoin); an EU parliamentary committee agreed on Tuesday in the latest example of a “softly-softly” approach by authorities towards financial services, according to the release. “We don’t want pre-emptive regulation, but we do… Read More