LendInvest Announces New Dates For Property Development Academy

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Online commercial mortgage marketplace lender, LendInvest, announced on Wednesday it is now offering dates for a second London course for its Property Development Academy as a way to accommodate some of the applicants who were not included in the first Academy course. This second course… Read More

Sharestates is Raising Series A Funding on SeedInvest


Real estate crowdfunding platform Sharestates is poised to raise capital on SeedInvest. The offer is not yet live, but the listing points to indicated interest of $1.6 million for a Series A funding round of $3 million in preferred equity. Sharestates’ mission is described as… Read More

UK Fintech Startup WeSwap Secures £1M Funding Target Prior to Seedrs Public Launch

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On Wednesday, UK-based fintech startup, WeSwap officially launched its equity crowdfunding campaign publically on Seedrs. The company successfully secured well over its £1 million funding target from more than 1,800 investors during the initiative’s pre-registration. WeSwap was founded in 2011 and opened to the community in… Read More

When It Comes to Retail Crowdfunding, SAFEty First

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A Reply on the Use of SAFEs in Crowdfunding On September 22nd, Crowdfund Insider published a post summarizing the arguments presented in our new essay entitled “Crowdfunding and the Not-So-Safe SAFE“ (forthcoming in Virginia Law Review Online). Our essay raises a number of concerns about… Read More

Cricket Batmaker Laver & Wood Set to Launch Equity Crowdfunding Campaign on PledgeMe

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Laver & Wood, a Hawkes Bay-based cricket batmaker, announced on Wednesday it is planning to launch an equity crowdfunding campaign on PledgeMe next month. The company is seeking to raise between $250,000 and $1,000,000 which represents 5.8%–20% of the company. Shares are $1 each with a minimum… Read More

Atom Bank has Filed to Raise Equity Capital in the US


Atom Bank has filed a Reg D, 506b, notice of an exempt offering with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  According to the document, Atom Bank is seeking approximately $124 million in equity capital. The digital only challenger bank is working with Macquarie Capital USA on the… Read More

SEC Posts Agenda for Rule 147/504 Meeting Impacting Intrastate Crowdfunding

Mary Jo White

The Securities and Exchange Commission is out with their agenda for the open meeting taking place at SEC HQ tomorrow (October 26,2016).  At 10AM 11AM, the Commission will meet to discuss the Universal Proxy and Rules 147 and 504 that impact intrastate crowdfunding.  If you… Read More

Cycle.Land Overfunds: Secures £100,000 Through Seedrs Initiative


Social marketplace for bicycle sharing, Cycle.Land, has successfully secured its initial £100,000 funding target on Seedrs. The platform launched its equity crowdfunding campaign earlier this month seeking the funds to make its debut in five additional cities across the UK, which are Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Edinburgh,… Read More

EnergyFunders Secures More Than $500,000 For Two Texas-Based Projects in Under Two Months

Philip Racusin

EnergyFunders, an online marketplace connecting investors to oil and gas projects, announced on Tuesday it has closed two projects in Texas that have secured more than $500,000 in less than two months through equity crowdfunding. In November 2015, EnergyFunders officially launched as what it claims to be… Read More

Report: Title II Crowdfunding Data on Three Year Anniversary Tops $1.47 Billion

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Crowdnetic has published its annual  Crowdwatch report on Title II investment crowdfunding as enacted under the JOBS Act of 2012. Title II, or Reg D 506(c), allows issuers the option to “generally solicit” or to promote their securities online to accredited investors. According to their… Read More

ICONOMI Distributes All ICN AppTokens Among Investors Less Than A Month After ICO


ICONOMI, the globally licensed and regulated bitcoin exchange, announced on Tuesday it is distributing all ICN apptokens among its investors less than a month after its successful Initial Coin Offering (ICO). The company reportedly issued 100 million ERC20 compliant apptokens, which represented 100% ownership of ICONOMI, to the… Read More

Atari Teams Up With ROAM to Launch Indiegogo Campaign For Games & Music Lovers Earphones


On Tuesday, gaming giant Atari and audio company ROAM launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise $50,000 for their new sure-fit earphones, GameON. This news comes just a few months after the companies announced their partnership. According to Atari and ROAM, the GameOn earphones were… Read More

QuickBook Users Will Now Have Fast Access to Credit with BlueVine

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Intuit (Nasdaq: INTU) and BlueVine have partnered to enable QuickBooks users access to credit of up to $100,000.  Intuit explains that small businesses may allow their data to be accessed to get fast approval for lines of credit from BlueVine’s Flex Credit.  The service is said… Read More

Lendio Receives $20 Million Investment from Comcast Ventures & Stereo Capital

Brock Blake

Loan matching platform Lendio has raised $20 million led by Comcast Ventures and Stereo Capital.  The investment will be utilized to expand lending options for SMEs and to boost marketing.  The announcement was delivered at the Money20/20 conference taking place in Las Vegas this week…. Read More

Hilarious Card Game “Bears vs Babies” Nears $1.5M One Week After Kickstarter Launch


Just one week after Elan Lee and Matthew Inman returned to Kickstarter to raise funds for Bears vs Babies, the hilarious card game has already secured nearly $1.5 million from more than 39,400 backers. The duo previously raised $8,782,571 from 219,382 backers on the crowdfunding platform for the hit card… Read More

PeerStreet Funds $150M in Investments with Zero Losses During First Year

Brew Johnson

On Tuesday, PeerStreet celebrated its one-year anniversary by revealing that it has funded $150 million investments with zero losses in the last twelve months. The real estate crowdfunding platform also declared it is offering investors average annualized returns between 6% and 12% to date and… Read More

Dream Payments Named Winner of Global Fintech Challenge VentureClash


On Tuesday, Toronto’s cloud-based mobile payment platform Dream Payments announced it was named the winner of the global investment challenge for fintech and digital health companies, VentureClash. The event was held on October 20th at Yale University. The company stated it was among almost 200 contenders… Read More

Downing Crowd Successfully Raises £1.25 Million for “Hydro Bond”


Downing Crowd has successfully raised £1.25 million to fund its first ever “Hydro Bond” for a newly opened ‘run-of-river’ power station developed by Nightjar Sustainable Power Limited in Argyll, Scotland. Downing Crowd is an offshoot of Downing LLP, an investment manager founded in 1986. Downing… Read More