Kickstarter Announces Berlinale Talents Network Filmmaker Partnership

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On Thursday, Kickstarter announced it has formed a partnership with Berlinale Talents, which is an initiative of the Berlin International Festival (also known as Berlinale). This new collaboration is reportedly part of the crowdfunding platform’s ongoing initiative to provide education and mentorship opportunities for emerging… Read More

OTC Markets CEO: “We are Finally Starting to Enter a New Age of Online Capital Raising”

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In a recent PIPEs report from The Deal, the observation was made the Regulation A+, an updated exemption under Title IV of the JOBS Act, is picking up steam.  So for over 70 companies have filed a Form 1-A with the SEC  and according to the… Read More

Brief: Beauhurst Dubs Crowdcube “Most Active Investor” of 2015

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UK research firm Beauhurst announced this week it has named equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube most active investor of 2015. According to the latest independent report The Deal 2015/2016, Crowdcube reportedly saw its crowd make over 63,500 investments to the tune of 83 million, funding 166… Read More

CoAssets Appoints Two Independent Directors to Board

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CoAssets (NSX code: CAX), a Singapore based crowdfunding platform, has announced the appointment of two new directors that will be joining the young company in the coming weeks. CoAssets became a publicly traded company last year establishing itself as the first real estate platform to… Read More

Indonesian Bank Sinarmas Partners with P2P Lender Modalku

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Bank Sinarmas, a Jakarta based financial institution, has formed a partnership with recently launched peer to peer lender Modalku to more easily provide access to capital to SMEs joining a global trend of traditional finance partnering with innovative Fintech firms. The partnership with Sinarmas Bank… Read More

Slow Moving: Australian Investment Crowdfunding Rules Plod Along

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  In Australia, the process to update the regulatory environment to facilitate equity crowdfunding has been a long journey. Back in 2014,  proposed rules by the Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee (CAMAC) were criticized by one industry leader as “totally unworkable”. No need to say more. At… Read More

Rapper Big Sean Opens Up About Flint’s Water Crisis & Crowdrise Initiative

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Earlier this week, E News! caught up with Michigan-born rapper, Big Sean, to discuss his organization Sean Anderson Foundation and his recent project to help stop the Flint water crisis. The musician recently launched a crowdfunding campaign through Crowdrise to raise funds for the Michigan town, which has been… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Receives $1 Million Grant from CME Group Foundation

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The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School in the UK, has received the backing of the CME Group Foundation to the tune of a $1 million grant to  support research on new forms of finance such as… Read More

Ellen DeGeneres Launches GoFundMe Initiative to Help Renovate Detroit’s Spain Elementary School

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On Thursday, television personality Ellen DeGeneres launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to raise $5 million for Spain Elementary School in Detroit, Michigan. The school needs building repairs, new classroom materials and technology to bring it up to date for its students. Sharing details about the… Read More


Brief: Indiegogo Alum Touchjet Named Finalist of the 2016 Edison Awards

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Touchjet, a company that creates interactive Android touch technology on a large and portable scale, announced it has been named a 2016 award finalist of the Edison Awards for its innovative touch products. The company successfully secured thousands of dollars through Indiegogo for various projects…. Read More

Lendio Expands: Adds Two Key Hires To Marketing Team

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On Thursday, marketplace platform Lendio announced it has appointed Edward Angstadt as senior vice president of marketing. He reportedly joins the website during its fast-paced growth phase highlighted by nearly 100 percent year-over-year revenue growth. Angstadt joins Lendio from Web.com, a provider of Internet services and… Read More

Founder of Kickstarter & Crowdcube Alum LUMO Reveals Details About the Company’s Growth

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Founder of Kickstarter and Crowdcube alum LUMO, Doug Bairner, recently sat down to discuss the company’s recent crowdfunding success and clothing popularity. LUMO designs jackets and bags for cyclists that subtly incorporate ultra-high brightness LEDs. These lights are waterproof, washable and powered by a detachable USB-rechargeable battery… Read More

Lending Club Reports Operating Revenue of $427 Million. Will Start Share Buyback Program in the Amount of $150 Million

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The leading marketplace lending platform in the US Lending Club (NYSE:LC) reported Q4 and 2015 full year results this morning.  The company also reported that, to date, it has facilitated over $16 billion in consumer and SME loans.  Lending Club also revealed its intent to… Read More

Cyanide & Happiness’ New Card Game “Joking Hazard” Scores Over $550,000 in Less Than Two Days on Kickstarter

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On Tuesday, popular webcomic Cyanide & Happiness launched a Kickstarter to raise $10,000 for its card game, Joking Hazard.  Within less than an hour of launch, the project managed to surpassed its initial target and now, two days later, it has achieved well over $550,000… Read More

Brief: #FundedClub Member Pavegen Celebrates Crowdcube’s Birthday By Offering Up 100 Cupcakes

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Joining in on Crowdcube’s fifth birthday celebration, #FundedClub member Pavegen offered up some delicious cupcakes to the equity crowdfunding platform. Last summer, the London start-up successfully secured over £2 million during its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The company’s technology converts footsteps into electricity, making it possible to power services… Read More

Senate Side: Janet Yellen Testimony Continues (Video)

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Janet Yellen, Chair of the Federal Reserve, returns to Capitol Hill again today to continue her testimony.  Today she returns to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs.  The hearing, entitled, “The Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress”, will give Yellen a… Read More

Canadian Marketplace Lender LendingArch Appoints New Head of Credit & Risk

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LendingArch, an emerging Canadian marketplace lending platform, announced on Thursday it has appointed Paul Hadzoglou as Head of Credit & Risk. Hadzoglou notably comes to LendingArch with a track record of high performance and value, and his detail to data science, credit risk and underwriting… Read More

European P2P Lender Bondora Opens Up API to Public

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Pan-European peer to peer lending platform Bondora has become the first online lender in Europe to open its API to the public.  The program interface is available to both retail and institutional P2P/ marketplace investors. This update to their lending ecosystem should facilitate investor access… Read More

Zopa Preps for Innovative Finance ISA

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The godfather of peer to peer lending Zopa, has published some information on the forthcoming Innovative Finance ISA.  The long awaited update to ISAs will finally take place this coming April. At that time, savers will be able to add P2P / marketplace lending assets… Read More