Tagged: u.s.

SoFi Makes Debut on “The Ellen Show” (Video)

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  Last week, SoFi, one of the largest online lenders in the US, made a special appearance on the hit talk show The Ellen Show and offered the audience a bit of a surprise. As previously reported, SoFi describes itself as a “modern finance company.” Its mission has… Read More

Innovate Finance Reports: Global VC investment in Fintech Up 27% to $15.2 Billion to 2016 Third Quarter While UK VC Investment Drops 26%

Lawrence Wintermeyer

Innovate Finance, an association for the global Fintech industry founded in 2014, announced on Wednesday its latest report through Pitchbook revealed over global investment for fintech has increased by 27 % to $15.2 billion to 2016’s third quarter with 839 deals in total. The organization… Read More

Brief: Kickstarter Launches New Collection of Political Creations Called “Election Issues”

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With the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election nearing its final weeks, crowdfunding platform Kickstarter announced the launch of its Election Issues, which is described as a collection of political creations that are to spark conversation and action. The Kickstarter team stated: “Elections aren’t just about the… Read More

Brief: Kickstarter Teams Up With TurboVote to Increase Voter Participation for 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

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On Wednesday, Kickstarter announced it has teamed up with TurboVote to help increase voter participation for the upcoming 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, which will be taking place this November. Kickstarter revealed that its team believes in the power of personal expression and that is why… Read More

iFunding Selects The Bruckal Group For Denver Senior Bridge Loan

William Skelley

Over the weekend, real estate crowdfunding platform iFunding announced it had raised a total of $750,000 for a senior bridge loan in Denver, Colorado. The website confirmed that this loan is structured to accommodate a dynamic real estate strategy. The Bruckal Group was selected for the loan… Read More

Brewdog’s Head of Production Shares Details About the Brewery’s Third Site

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This week, head of production at BrewDog, Matt Licklider, shared details about crowdfunded brewery’s third site, which was funded through the Equity for Punks campaign. Originally started out in the back of a van by two guys and dog, BrewDog is now recognized globally for… Read More

Brief: LendingHome Funds Over $550M in Loans & Launches Investor Platform

Matt-Humphrey

On Monday, mortgage marketplace, LendingHome, announced at LendIt 2016 that it has funded over $550 million in mortgage loans and grew loan originations six times in 2015 vs. 2014. LendingHome notably serves borrowers looking for financing to purchase or refinance residential real estate properties. At the same time, it serves… Read More

Seedrs’ Jeff Lynn: “I Have A Lot Of Respect for the Way Crowdcube Has Done Some Things”

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This week, CEO of Seedrs, Jeff Lynn, sat down with The Memo to share details about the crowdfunding industry’s growth and his opinion on competitor, Crowdcube. During his interview, Jeff discussed Crowdcube: “I have a lot of respect for the way Crowdcube [has] done some things, they have… Read More

Brief: Real Estate Crowdfunding Software Provider Katipult Establishes Compliant Solutions in the UK, Singapore, Australia & Canada

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Real estate crowdfunding software provider, Katipult, announced this week it is looking to establish its compliance solution in various countries outside the U.S. including UK, Singapore, Australia & Canada.  The announcement came at a private investor event facilitated by the Global Fintech Group, where the company… Read More

Lending Club Unveils More Details About U.S. Small Business Financing (Infographic)

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Lending Club (NYSE: LC), the largest marketplace lending platform in the U.S., recently released a new infographic that shares details about small business financing. The platform revealed that out of 28 million U.S. small businesses 44% of owners want financing but can’t get the right… Read More

Jimubox Debuts Stock Trading Platform to Help Chinese Investors Access U.S. Equities Market

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This week, Chinese fintech marketplace Jimubox, announced the launch of JimuStock, an online stock trading platform that provides seamless access to the US equities market for the emerging Chinese affluent class. The initiative is the first of its kind in the country’s booming Internet finance sector… Read More

France-Based Sport Crowdfunding Platform Sponsorise.me Launches New U.S. Website

Loic Yviquel

On Monday, Sponsorise.me, a rewards-based crowdfunding platform dedicated to sports, announced the launch of its U.S. website, us.sponsorise.me. Founded in 2013, Sponsorise.me has already received more than 4,000 projects with athletes, teams, organizations and leagues from around the world and helped them raise more than US$2 million… Read More

Indiegogo Alum Stone Brewing Co. Releases Its First Berlin-Brewed Beers

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Earlier this week, Indiegogo alum Stone Brewing Co. released its first ever Berlin-brewed beers to the public. The company shared: “Stone Brewing will celebrate the release of the very first (and über fresh) Berlin-brewed Stone beers. Some of our favorite breweries, bars and restaurants in… Read More

Seedrs CEO Jeff Lynn Shares Details About Upcoming U.S. Expansion

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Back in October, UK-based equity crowdfunding platform, Seedrs, announced plans to expand in the U.S. in early 2016. The website declared one year ago its intent broaden its investment crowdfunding platform into the US with the acquisition of US-based Junction Investments.  Junction, at least initially, had… Read More

Kauffman Foundation Report: Small Businesses In US On The Rise, Reversing Six-Year Downward Trend

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Reversing a six-year downward trend, activity in established small businesses increased last year, according to a press release for the 2015 Kauffman Index: Main Street Entrepreneurship, a new report that tracks small business activity and ownership in the United States. Though the number of established small… Read More

Brief: Fundrise Announces Upcoming U.S. Investment Opportunity

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On Wednesday, Fundrise CEO Ben Miller announced that the platform is launching its next investment opportunity for everyone in the U.S. Miller stated in an email: “We’ve already seen tremendous interest, with more than 15,000 people joining the waitlist. Good investments are inherently scarce and sourcing… Read More

New Crowdfunding Platform Crowdpac Launches Specifically For U.S. Political Office Candidates

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Last week, Crowdpac launched its crowdfunding platform that is specifically for U.S. politics. Co-founder and CEO of Crowdpac Steve Hilton, revealed to the Washington Post that the idea is to take the risk out of that first step of running for office by testing the waters with… Read More

Autonomous Drone “Hexo+” Hits U.S. & Global Markets

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On Tuesday, Squadrone System announced it has shipped its widely known autonomous drone, Hexo+, to the US market and abroad. Initially launched through a Kickstarter campaign, where it closed out at $1.3 million from over 2,300 backers in July 2014, HEXO+ was designed with the user… Read More

EnergyFunders Rolls Out One Of The Largest Platforms To Crowdfund US Oil And Gas Projects

Philip Racusin

EnergyFunders, an online marketplace connecting investors to oil and gas projects, today announced its official launch as the first platform to facilitate global and national participation in deals operated by small and mid-sized operators in the U.S., according to the press release Featuring investment minimums as… Read More

Tilt Teams Up With The Chainsmokers For New #TILTTOUR

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On Tuesday, crowdfunding platform, Tilt, announced that it has joined forces with the music group, The Chainsmokers for the #TiltTour. Tilt shared: “The Chainsmokers wanted to create the first-ever fan-sourced tour and bring their music to where their fans are. College students across the nation… Read More