Early Stage Investing vs. Real Estate Investing: Similarities and Differences

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Both venture capital (VC) investing and real estate investing involve some level of risk assessment, they both have the potential for big returns, and investors have the opportunity to help someone else reach a desired goal. Despite this common ground, there are some distinct differences…. Read More

DropDeck, a Royalty & Debt Platform to Fund Businesses Worldwide, Launches ICO

Everyone wants to back promising young companies. The challenge is gaining access to these early stage firms. Today, most startups are backed by Angel investors or Venture Capitalists meaning the majority of the population is cut out from the opportunity to invest in private companies…. Read More

UK Chocolate Brand Raw Halo Launches Second Equity Crowdfunding Campaign on Crowdcube & Quickly Overfunds

Raw Halo, a UK-based cocoa and chocolate confectionery brand, has returned to equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube to raise £110,000. Within the first week of its debut, the initiative raised its funding target from close to 175 investors. This campaign launch comes less than a year after the company… Read More

Global Fintech QUOINE Lists QASH on Global Exchanges QUOINEX & QRYPTOS

Global fintech firm QUOINE announced on Wednesday it listed QASH for trading on global exchanges QUOINEX and QRYPTOS on November 21st. This news comes after QUOINE‘s ICO, also known as the QASH Token Sale, recently oversubscribed. The company claimed the ICO is considered one of the most successful blockchain fintech ICOs… Read More

InvestCloud Names UK Startup Freetrade As First Firm to Enter Innovation Center

Global fintech firm InvestCloud announced on Wednesday it has named Freetrade as the first firm to enter its UK Innovation Center. The UK startup is using the space to bring its app-only stockbroker to market. According to Investcloud, Freetrade was founded by former KPMG accountant Adam… Read More

Jamie Dimon May Be Backtracking on His Bitcoin Bashing as JPM Chase Considers BTC Futures

Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase, famously bashed Bitcoin back in September. The outspoken banking executive stated he would fire any JPM trader who was in the Bitcoin market as it is “against our rules and they are stupid.” Perhaps Dimon is reconsidering his shoot… Read More

Overbond Announces Expansion in U.S. Multiplies Bond Issuance Opportunities

Overbond Ltd., an end-to-end Capital Markets platform for primary bond origination and fixed income deal execution, recently announced it has expanded real-time access to the Overbond Platform to all U.S. corporate issuers and institutional investors by extending key functionality via desktop and mobile applications for… Read More

Canadian Fintech Katipult Becomes Public Company, Trades on TSXV under Ticker FUND

Katipult, a Fintech company based in Vancouver, British Columbia, is now a public company. Katipult has listed its shares under ticker symbol FUND on the TSVX . Katipult received approval on November 15th and netted CAD $1.6 million in the transaction to fund its growth plan…. Read More

Former T. Rowe Price Senior Executive Todd Ruppert Joins Swiss Tech Firm Melonport

Melonport AG, a Swiss company for technology regulated investment funds, announced on Wednesday it has appointed Todd Ruppert, the former CEO of T. Rowe Price Global Investment Services, its new advisor and council foundation member for the newly created Melon Foundation.  According to Melonport, Ruppert… Read More

Chancellor Proposes Changes to EIS to Increase Investment Limits to £2 Million, EISA calls Changes “Good News” for Entrepreneurs & Investors

The Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond proposed an update to the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) in the Autumn budget presented at the House of Commons today. The measures will increase the annual limit for individuals to £2 million – provided that anything over £1… Read More

Peer to Peer Lender ThinCats to Rebrand as Next Phase of SME Funding in UK

ThinCats unveiled a new brand last week at an event attended by more than 100 business leaders. The gathering took place at the National Space Centre in Leicester but the new branding will not be officially launched until mid-December. John Mould, ThinCats CEO and Ravi Anand,… Read More

Ricky Knox, Founder of Digital Challenger Bank Tandem, Tells Chancellor to “Keep it Simple” Ahead of Budget

The much anticipated Autumn budget will be revealed by Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond soon. In advance of the speech at the House of Commons there has been much speculation and plenty of rumors as to what exactly will be included in the exceptionally… Read More


Startup Muster Report Shows Fintech Strength in Australia

The recently published Startup Muster report showed a Fintech sector that was growing solidly in Australia.  According to the report, 19.7% of startup founders indicated Fintech as their industry, up from 15.9% in 2016. Overall, Fintech remains the number one startup sector for founders in Australia… Read More

Crowdcube Pulls Shaw Academy’s Equity Crowdfunding Campaign From Platform

Just days before Shaw Academy was set to close its highly successful equity crowdfunding campaign, which secured well over its £2.2 million funding target, Crowdcube reportedly shut down the funding round, claiming that the online education provider apparently failed to follow its platform’s rules.  According to Irish… Read More

Growth Street Taps University College London’s Bright Young Minds for AltFin

The UK altfin company Growth Street, which surpassed £100 million in online lending earlier this month, is now collaborating with University College London School of Management to give students first-hand experience of using business analytics in a fast-moving commercial environment. The students’ work, which concentrates on predicting a business’s… Read More

Hacked! Tether Claims Theft of $30M+ in Digital Currency

Tether, a company that is “Bringing real-world currency to the Blockchain” has been robbed of $30,950,010. The company is truly experiencing a real world currency issue as the money was stolen by an attacker and management is currently in the process of attempting to retrieve… Read More

Dash Forms Partnership With KuvaCash to Fight Inflation in Zimbabwe with Cryptocurrency

Digital currency for payments Dash announced on Tuesday it has formed a partnership with KuvaCash to launch a program that is designed to solve Zimbabwe’s ballooning inflation, collapsing currency, and declining national economy. According to Dash, KuvaCash is a Dash-record $550K USD undertaking, funded directly by… Read More

Healthy Food & Nutrition Business Press London Quickly Nears £1 Million Funding Target on Crowdcube

Press, a UK-based health food and nutrition business specializing in Cold-Pressed juices, snacks, smoothies, soups, and supplements, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The company is currently seeking £1 million as it prepares for expansion. The company stated its products bring healthy, delicious… Read More

Dutch Private Equity Firm Robeco Launches Fintech Equities Fund

Dutch private equity firm Robeco announced on Monday it has launched the Robeco Global Fintech Equities Fund, which invests in stocks of listed companies that benefit from increasing digitization of the financial sector. Robeco claims it is one of the first asset managers to launch an actively… Read More

Cardozo Blockchain Project Publishes New SAFT Approach for ICOs, Provides Regulatory Alternative for Nascent Token Market

The Cardozo Blockchain Project is an initiative from Cardozo Law School that seeks to address the legal issues and challenges related to Blockchain technology and the fast emerging Initial Coin Offering market. The project is directed by Prof. Aaron Wright but includes the input and… Read More