Indiegogo & General Assembly Announces New Flash Funding Challenge

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Indiegogo and its partner, General Assembly, announced on Tuesday their latest flash funding challenge. The crowdfunding platform revealed General Assembly gathered three Indiegogo projects whose missions align with their community’s focus on education, cause, and tech, and now the partners are collecting votes on which idea you’d like… Read More

Why is Finance for Small Business Still Broken?

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Having just returned to the United States after six months of travel abroad, I feel generally disillusioned.  At first, I couldn’t tell if my discontent arose from the heartbreaking presidential election results; or the fact that I ended up in a new city with a… Read More

PALMco Energy Set to Match Donations For All Connecticut Schools’ Environment Science Education Projects on DonorsChoose

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PALMco, a family-owned and operated energy supply company, announced on Tuesday it is set to match donations to all environmental science education projects in Connecticut schools in partnership with crowdfunding platform, DonorsChoose. This partnership’s “Double Your Impact” initiative, is notably the fourth initiative between PALMco and… Read More

Zopa Announces Rebranding & Unveils New Website Look

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On Tuesday, UK peer-to-peer lender Zopa announced it was rebranding. The company stated that the “new identity” will give it a springboard for its ambitious plans to bring its products to even more UK consumers, and create personalized services for all users. Sharing details about… Read More

Fintech Incubator Envestnet | Yodlee Launchpad Announces 2016-2017 Class

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Envestnet | Yodlee (NYSE: ENV), a data aggregation and analytics platform powering dynamic, cloud-based innovation for digital financial services, announced on Monday the 2016-2017 class of its fintech incubator, Envestnet | Yodlee Launchpad. The Envestnet | Yodlee Incubator is described as a program that connects the… Read More

UK Entrepreneurs Turn to Banks, Mates & Personal Savings for Funding, Yet there are Better Options

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Research indicates that Britons are in the dark about the funding options available. According to new research by Crowdfinders, UK entrepreneurs turn to their personal savings, friends/families and banks first.  This is despite the fact that many (64%) believe that its a dead end. Crowdfinders… Read More

Assetz Capital Appoints Rob Pailin As New Chief Commercial Officer

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UK peer to peer lender Assetz Capital announced on Tuesday it has appointed Rob Pailin as its Chief Commercial Officer and member of the board of directors. Pailin reportedly joins Assetz Capital from RBS Corporate, where he was managing director of the bank’s corporate business in… Read More


RealtyShares Completes Initial Close of Diversified Marketplace Equity Fund

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On Monday, RealtyShares announced it completed the initial close of its diversified marketplace equity fund. According to the real estate crowdfunding platform, the fund is set to enable investors to access a diverse portfolio of real estate investments through a single contribution. RealtyShares revealed that… Read More

OurCrowd Plans Biggest Investor Event Ever in the Startup Nation

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Global equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd is planning to hold the worlds largest equity crowdfunding event this coming February in Jerusalem.  The gathering is also being described as the biggest investor event ever in the Startup Nation. OurCrowd will showcase the evolving the face of investing… Read More

Veeqo is Crowdfunding £1Million Series A on Seedrs

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Veeqo, a UK based software company, has announced a £1 million Series A crowdfunding round. Veeqo is a company that helps online retailers increase their profit by selling on multiple channels and by managing their inventory, orders and shipping across a single, cloud-based platform. Veeqo has… Read More

Congressman McHenry Applauds Passage of Bill That Includes Crowdfunding Fix, Small Business Advocate & Accredited Investor Update

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Chief Deputy Whip, Patrick McHenry, who is also Vice Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, welcomed the passage of HR 6427 today or the Creating Financial Prosperity for Businesses & Investors Act.  The last minute legislative push by the House saw a bundling of six… Read More

Creating Financial Prosperity for Business & Investment Act Quickly Passes House and Moves to Senate

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Entrepreneurs and small business may have something for them under the Christmas tree this year courtesy of Congress.  The House of Representatives passed HR 6427 today as legislators scrambled to get a few things done before they disperse for the coming Holiday.  While there is… Read More

Menswear Brand Troubadour Goods Quickly Secures Over £370,000 Through Seedrs Campaign

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Troubadour Goods, a London-based menswear fashion brand, is currently seeking £500,000 through its newly launched equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. Within just a few days, the company has secured more than £370,000 from nearly 40 investors. The brand, which was founded by Samuel Bail and Abel Samet,… Read More

Allas Sea Pool Spa Overfunds: Surpasses €400,000 Funding Goal on Invesdor

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Less than one month after launching its equity crowdfunding campaign on Invesdor, Helsinki-based Allas Sea Pool Spa has successfully secured its initial €400,000 funding target from more than 250 investors. As previously reported, Allas Sea Pool Spa opened late summer 2016 and is described as a social experience… Read More

Innovate Finance to Support the Creation of Bahrain and UAE’s Fintech Hubs

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Innovate Finance, an association that’s dedicated to the global fintech industry, announced on Monday it is set to support the creation of two fintech hubs located in the Kingdom of Bahrain and the UAE. While speaking at the FinTech Enterprise Excellerate (E2) conference in the Gulf, Lawrence… Read More

Doug Ellenoff & Richard Baumann of EGS Explain Unique Structure of Fig Reg A+ Crowdfunding Offer

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Utilization of the updated securities exemption colloquially called Reg A+ continues to gain traction. A form of crowdfunding that has been described as a Mini-IPO type offering due to the scaled disclosure, reduced cost and the option to immediately trade shares, Reg A+ is an… Read More

App for Moms “Mush” Nears £850,000 During the Final Days on Crowdcube

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New mobile app for moms, Mush, is closing in on £850,000 during the final days on equity crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube. The app launched its campaign in October and sought to raise £650,000. As previously reported, Mush was launched earlier this year by founders Katie Massie-Taylor and… Read More