EarlyShares Debuts Equity Investment Offering from Magnus Capital for Multi-Family NYC Properties

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EarlyShares, a crowdfunding platform that gives accredited investors direct access to commercial real estate opportunities, has launched an equity investment offering for East 3rd Street, a Manhattan investment opportunity from Magnus Capital Partners. The deal, featuring 14.46% estimated investor IRR and 7.0% preferred return, gives EarlyShares… Read More

‘We’re At The Tip Of The Iceberg Here': Q&A With CityFunder’s David Behin On NYC Real Estate Crowdfunding

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  As the co-founder and CEO of CityFunders, a New York-exclusive real estate crowdfunding platform, David Behin leads a team of seasoned real estate experts who bring neighborhood knowledge and relationships to each deal. Within the tri-state area and Pennsylvania, David has been involved in more than $3… Read More

FundedByMe Appoints Niclas Ahlström as Country Manager For Finland

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International crowdfunding platform FundedByMe has announced the appointment of a new country manager for Finland.  Niclas Ahlström will be taking over from Kristiina Pääkkönen, who initially brought FundedByMe to Finland and served as the company’s Country Manger for 2,5 years.  She will  is now an… Read More

P2P Lender Dianrong Receives $207 Million Investment led by Standard Chartered

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Dianrong, a Chinese peer to peer lending platform, has received a new funding round in the amount of $207 million led by Standard Chartered with  participation from China Fintech Fund and Bohai Leasing.  The Series C funding was declared the largest ever for the direct… Read More

“Liberation Iraq Christian & Yazidi” Campaign Gets Hacked During GoFundMe Run

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Last month, President of  C.Y.C.I  (The Liberation of Christian and Yazidi Children of Iraq) and Québec resident, Steve Maman, took to crowdfunding platform GoFundMe with a mission to raise $2 million to free the Christian and Yazidi children in Iraq from the horrifying conditions they are… Read More

Kickstarter’s “Exploding Kittens” Now Available on Amazon

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Just a few weeks after delivering Exploding Kittens to Kickstarter backers, creators Elan Lee, Matthew Inman, and Shane Small have unleashed the highly anticipated Russian Roulette game on Amazon. Exploding Kittens is described as a highly strategic kitty-powered version of Russian Roulette. Players take turns drawing cards until someone… Read More

Indiegogo Unveils Top 5 Most Creative Burning Man Campaigns of 2015

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In celebration of the annual Burning Man Festival, crowdfunding platform Indiegogo has unveiled the top 5 most creative Burning Man campaigns of this year. Originally based out of San Francisco’s Baker Beach, Burning Man is a week-long annual event that is held in the Black Rock… Read More

SyndicateRoom Congratulates Seedrs on Funding Round but Questions Structure of Share Offer

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Last week, equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs offered shares to their broader audience as part of a funding round to raise £10 million.  According to the platform, £2.5 million in equity was made available for registered investors on its site.  This is not the first time… Read More

Powered Now Surpasses £350,000 During Second Crowdfunding Campaign on Crowdcube

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With less than two weeks until its second Crowdcube campaign comes to an end, tech start-up Powered Now has successfully surpassed its initial £350,000 target goal. Last month, Powered Now launched the campaign to raise the £350,000  in return for 10.8% equity for A (£10,000), B shares,… Read More


Brief: Crowdfunder UK Teams Up With instantprint to Make Crowdfunding Easier

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UK reward-based crowdfunding platform, Crowdfunder UK, announced on Monday has formed a partnership with online printing website, instantprint, to help projects create posters, flyers and marketing materials to promote campaigns – and the ability to offer postcards and posters as rewards. Project owners will be offered an exclusive Crowdfunder deal to… Read More

Chinese 3D Printer Maker Zhuhai CTC Electronic Pulls the Plug on Kickstarter Initiative

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Chinese 3D printer manufacturer, Zhuhai CTC Electronic Co., Ltd. (CTC), has announced the cancelation of its Formaker all-in-one project on reward-based crowdfunding platform Kickstarter despite the initial success of the project, creating a big buzz across the industry. The Formaker, which debuted on Kickstarter at a… Read More

Moody’s Analytics Data Set to Help Investors Assess Bonds on Crowdcube

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Crowdcube is now presenting investors with output from Moody’s Analytics’ private company risk model to help them assess the bond investment opportunities listed on the site. Square Pie and Vanarama are the first to display the new Probability of Default (POD) figure that represents a probability that the business issuing the… Read More

A Prominent Attorney Sees Regulation A+ as Perfect to Raise Debt Capital

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Title IV of the JOBS Act fixed some of the issues swirling around old Regulation A.  Lightly utilized in its previous incarnation, Regulation A+ (as it is commonly called) created two different funding tiers which allow non-accredited investors access to a new securities exemption and… Read More

According to this Report, SoFI’s Valuation Places it in the Top-30 U.S. Banks by Market Capitalization.

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SoFi, or Social Finance, is a marketplace lending platform that uses data to provide loans to refinance student debt.  The direct lender has had an enviable degree of success in generating solid risk adjusted returns for its investors. SoFi claimed the title of fastest growing marketplace… Read More

Stockflare Easily Overfunds on Crowdcube with Boost from LCIF

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Stockflare, an online investment advisor, quickly surpassed its £300,000 equity crowdfunding goal on Crowdcube and closed overfunded at over £442,000.  According to the listing page, 288 investors participated in the round that took just two weeks to fund. Crowdcube reports the equity crowdfunding was “underpinned”… Read More

Finance Magnates Preps for 4th London Summit this Fall

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In its fourth consecutive year, Finance Magnates’ London Summit, taking place in November, expects this year’s event to be the biggest yet.  The gathering has been stretching its subject over the years to cover a diverse, cross-section of FinTech and new finance. Last year’s event had… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: RXActive Resistance Wear, Lightbug Solar GPS Tag & AfterShokz Bone Conduction Headphones

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I have many different pairs of headphones – both bluetooth and connected.  Several of them have been sourced from crowdfunding campaigns. Whether I am sitting at my desk making phone calls or on the go – inevitably I am plugged into something.  When I bike… Read More

North Drinkware Used 3D Printing to Save Money to Launch their Super Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

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North Drinkware set out to raise a mere $15,000 on Kickstarter for its Mt. Hood glassware.  The idea was pretty simple.  Create a 3D replica of Mt. Hood and form it in the bottom of pint glasses.  I will bet a good number of people… Read More