Peak Ventures Offers Up Seed investment in Peer-to-Peer Real Estate Marketplace Homie

Johnny Hanna

Peak Ventures announced on Tuesday an investment in Salt Lake City-based peer-to-peer real estate marketplace, Homie. Homie offers a platform that allows buyers, builders, and sellers of homes to meet, negotiate, and transact without a middleman or high commission fees. When buyers and sellers use Homie, they save tens… Read More

Brief: Brains Worldwide Foundation Joins #GivingTuesday Global Movement to Help Prevent Undetected Concussions in Children


The Brains Worldwide Foundation NPF announced this week that it is joining the global initiative, #GivingTuesday to help prevent undetected concussions for children. On #GivingTuesday, which will be held on December 1st, the foundation will launch a campaign through crowdfunding platform Indiegogo to help raise… Read More

Digital Challenger Bank Atom Receives £45 Million Investment from BBVA

Atom Bank New Bank

The  future of banking is almost here and Atom Bank, a digital only platform, has just received a solid £45 million investment from BBVA. The capital injection will give BBVA a 29.5% ownership stake in Atom. According to Atom, this completes the company’s £85 million… Read More

AlliedCrowds Unveils New “Crowdfunding for Entrepreneurship” Report


AlliedCrowds, has published a new Crowdfunding for Entrepreneurship report as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week.  The data analysis company stated: “Crowdfunding is no longer just a niche form of financing for creative projects. In 2015, transactions across donations, lending, reward, and equity crowdfunding is expected to cross $34… Read More

Beehive: UAE Innovation Report

Beehive year of innovation

Beehive, a young peer to peer lending platform, and Thomson Reuters, have partnered on an innovation white paper regarding the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The document, embedded below, is designed to learn how small business approach innovation.  Beehive hosted a roundtable earlier this year that… Read More

Dealstruck Teams Up With Lendio to Release Joint eBook: “Small Business Lending in the Digital Age”

Dealstruck Lendio

On Tuesday, small business lending platforms Dealstruck and Lendio, announced the release of their joint eBook, “Small Business Lending in the Digital Age,” which focuses on strengths, weaknesses, and projections regarding the online small business lending industry. Ethan Senturia, CEO of Dealstruck, stated: “Small businesses are the backbone of… Read More

Nonprofit Organization Easter Seals Forms Partnership With CrowdRise to Participate in 2015’s #GivingTuesday


Ready to kick off this year’s holiday season, nonprofit provider of services for individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities and other special needs, Easter Seals, announced on Tuesday it is participating in #GivingTuesday. Easter Seals is partnering with CrowdRise for its second annual Giving Tuesday campaign on… Read More

Crowdnetic Founder & CEO Luan Cox: New Partnerships, Women in Fintech & Market Data Transparency

Luan Cox and Sri Goteti

  “Our prediction is that the marketplace lending industry will undergo continued and increasing growth, opening up new investment opportunities and new avenues of capital formation for start-ups and small businesses.” It’s not too late to participate in the 2015 Americas Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey;… Read More

FCA to Research Big Data and Retail Insurance Sector

Lloyds of London

The Financial Conduct Authority has launched another “call for inputs” as it digs into the retail insurance industry and the use of data to drive decisions. Interested participants have until January 8th to submit comments with a feedback statement expected in mid-2016.  The FCA notes… Read More

Business Advisor of New Kickstarter Alum BLOCKS Discusses Smartwatch Startup’s Success

Phillip Jarman

Just a few days after the closing of BLOCKS’ Kickstarter campaign, the business advisor of the company, Phillip Jarman sat with his alum mater, Imperial College London, to discuss the startup’s creation and success. BLOCKS, which was co-founded by Serge Didenko and Alireza Tahmaseb, created the… Read More

Brief: New Android Smartphone Pepsi P1 Debuts on Chinese Crowdfunding Platform

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Just one month after information about PepsiCo China’s smartphone, Pepsi P1, was reportedly leaked to the public, the popular beverage brand announced that it is not only working with a licensing partner to develop a line of mobile phones and accessories, but it has also… Read More

Fundera Releases New Report on the State of Online Small Business Lending

Jared Hecht

Fundera, an online marketplace for small business loans, announced on Monday the release of its new report on the State of Online Small Business Lending. The platform believes that this new document shows its dedication to transparency in the alternative lending sector. The report was… Read More

Biz2Credit Forms New Partnership With TaxAct & Webiquity to Boost Small Business Success

Rohit Arora

Tax preparation and filing solution company TaxAct announced on Monday that it has formed a partnership with marketplace lending platform Biz2Credit and business management platform Webiquity. President of TaxAct, JoAnn Kintzel, stated: “We’re excited to add Biz2Credit and Webiquity as partners in supporting our customers who… Read More

Mass Fidelity Offers Up Details About The Core’s Indiegogo Success

The Core 5

Last year, Mass Fidelity Inc.’s Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for the Core Wireless Speaker System and Core Wireless Sub become the top crowdfunded Canadian company. Now, the company is ready to share details about its success with the funding method.   Noting what inspired the Core project, the company stated: “The Core is the… Read More

Hip Hop Group De La Soul Announces Kickstarter Album Release Date

De La Soul 1

Earlier this year, 90’s hip hop group, De La Soul, launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise funds for its new and highly anticipated album. Now nearly seven months after achieving over $600,000 through the funding initiative, the band has announced the record’s released date…. Read More

RealtyMogul Completes “Industry Breakthrough” Full Capital Stack Debt and Equity Combo


On Monday, online marketplace for real estate investing, RealtyMogul,  announced a full capital stack transaction combining debt and equity with the successful purchase of a 112-unit apartment community, Bristol Park Apartments, in Fayetteville, NC. Bristol Park Apartments, located six miles southwest of the US Army Base… Read More

Small Business Lender LQD Business Finance Closes $30 Million Credit Facility With Route 66 Ventures

George Souri

Last week, LQD Business Finance, a Chicago-based small business lending firm, announced it closed a $30 million credit facility with Route 66 Ventures. The credit facility will help LQD accelerate growth and expand lending operations nationally. The company was launched in 2013 to offer structured small… Read More

Cowen and Company is Interested in Using Regulation A+ (Deck)

Christopher Weekes Kevin Laws Rick Fleming at SEC

Cowen and Company, a publicly traded (NASDAQ:COWN) diversified financial services firm, is looking at the potential benefits of leveraging Regulation A+.  Title IV of the JOBS Act allowed the SEC to update old Reg A thus creating a securities exemption that has actually experienced some… Read More