Update: Huone Hotel Achieves €500,000 Invesdor Funding Goal

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Söderlund International’s HUONE Hotel has successfully secured its initial €500,000 funding goal on Invesdor. The company has less than 48 hours until its initiative comes to an end. Huone is described as a meeting and events hotel, which means NO actual bedrooms. The hotel has won a total of six awards, including… Read More

Silicon Valley Clueless? Orchard Says Contrary to Popular Belief ABS Industry Positive Towards Online Lending

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Orchard platform in their weekly report addressed the most recent ABS East conference – a hot Wall Street gathering on all things securitization. This year opening remarks were delivered by Steve Eisman who was made famous by his depiction in the Hollywood film the Big… Read More

Overfunding: Video-On-Demand Platform FilmDoo Surpasses £95,000 Funding Goal on Seedrs

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FilmDoo, an online video-on-demand platform, has successfully surpassed its initial £95,000 funding goal on Seedrs. The company took to the equity crowdfunding portal earlier this month and is now nearing £120,000 thanks to over 50 investors. Celebrating the milestone, the platform took to Twitter and announced: We… Read More

“Yooka-Laylee” Trailer Reveals: Shovel Knight to Guest Star (Video)

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Playtonic Games, the creators of the Kickstarter-funded video game, Yooka Laylee, unveiled its new trailer that featured Yacht Club Games’ Shovel Knight as a guest star. Shovel Knight, which was also funded by the crowdfunding platform’s backers in 2013, is the main character in a 2D side-scrolling platform game…. Read More

Bondora Launches Refer-A-Friend Offer: Investors Can Earn 5% From the Amount Referrals Lend in First 30 Days of Signing Up

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Bondora, a European peer to peer lender based in Estonia, announced last week the launch of its own refer-a-friend offer. The company stated users may now earn an extra income by introducing their friends to its website. The Bondora team stated anyone who joins with a… Read More

TCS Named Number One on the 2016 IDC Financial Insights FinTech Rankings Top 100

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Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) a global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, announced on Monday it has been named number one of the 2016 IDC Financial Insights FinTech Rankings Top 100. The company stated it earned the top position for… Read More

Lend Responsibly: Folk2Folk CEO Jane Dumeresque Shares Vision of P2P Lending

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In explaining how they are different, Folk2Folk, an up and coming peer to peer lender explains they are “resetting the values around lending money.” While embracing technology that facilitates the lending process, Folk2Folk maintains numerous brick and mortar locations as they believe in dealing with… Read More

Kickstarter’s Yancey Strickler Announces The Creative Independent’s Launch

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On Monday, co-founder and CEO of Kickstarter, Yancey Strickler, announced the official launch of the funding portal’s new project, The Creative Independent.  As previously reported, The Creative Independent is described as a “growing” archive of the creative processes and is on a mission to help… Read More

“Super Troopers 2” Surpasses $4.5M Stretch Goal & Crew Announces: “We Are Putting Live Bears In the Movie” (Video)

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It’s official – there will be live bears in Super Troopers 2! After the upcoming comedy’s Indiegogo campaign surpassed $4.5 million, production studio Broken Lizard announced the animals will be making an appearance. Broken Lizard originally sought to raise $2 million for the highly anticipated sequel of… Read More


Creators of FitnessTech App “Train My Athlete” Looks to Raise £150,000 on Seedrs to Begin American Sports Marketing Efforts

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This week, creators of the FIFA-backed tech platform and fitnesstech app, Train My Athlete, launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs to raise £150,000 as they prepare to start marketing efforts to the American sports market and nonsporting institutions, including the NHS and private orthopedic… Read More

GLI Finance Releases H1 2016 Results as WriteDowns Drive Loss

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GLI Finance (LSE:GLIF), a diversified portfolio company focusing on alternative finance, has published its 6-month report for 2016.  The financial results show a a £6.9 million loss from a £5.3 million profit year on year. The loss included £12.9 million in writedowns on investments. GLI’s net asset… Read More

Zoopla Launches “Invest” Channel: Offers Consumers & Would-Be Property Investors the Opportunity to Gain UK Property Market Exposure

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On Monday, Zoopla (LSE:ZPLA) announced the launch of its new  “invest” channel, which reportedly offers consumers and would-be property investors the opportunity to gain exposure to the UK property market. According to the property website, the new channel includes a peer-to-peer lending solution, in partnership with Landbay. It also… Read More

ArchOver Touts Lender Protection Recognition from Independent Research

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Peer to peer lender ArchOver is pointing to a recent report from Equity Development regarding investor protection for lenders using their platform. The report calls ArchOver the “pioneer of secured and insured loans” for SMEs. ArchOver says that to date the platform has not experienced… Read More

Everybody’s Doing It: Bank Indonesia to Launch Fintech Regulatory Sandbox

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Bank Indonesia (BI) recently announced 5 new initiatives regarding the payment system – a hot sector of financial services. Within these five strategic objects was Financial Technology or Fintech. Bank Indonesia, the central banking authority of the 4th most populous country in the world stated;… Read More

3rd Time Not a Charm: Crowdfunded Company Will Liquidate as Most Recent Project Fails

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Hidden Radio was an early Kickstarter success. Co-founded by John Van Den Nieuwenhuizen and Vitor Santa Maria their very first rewards project raised over $930,000 for a stylish blue-tooth connected radio. Over 5300 backers signed up to receive one or more of the speakers. The response was… Read More

EY Gets Caught Up in Failed P2P Lender Jinxing Investments

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Shanghai Daily is reporting that global consultancy EY has gotten sucked into the collapse of peer to peer lender Jinxing Investments. According to the report, the Shanghai offices of EY has endured several protests becoming surrounded by angry investors who were under the impression that… Read More

An Inside Look at Legion M Investment Crowdfunding Success

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Legion M is one of the early success stories of Reg CF investment crowdfunding. Legion M raised $1 million on Wefunder with the backing of over 3,000 individual investors – the most ever for a single Reg CF offer to date. Out of the 32… Read More

UK’s Gower Brewery Launches Crowdcube Initiative: Seeks £350,000 to Expand Keg Products

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This week, UK-based Gower Brewery took to equity crowdfunding portal Crowdcube to raise £350,000 as it prepares to expand its keg products. The brewery has sold more than 700,000 pints of beer across five countries in the past 12 months alone. The company, which was established just… Read More