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

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

CoinList – Republic Partner on Initial Coin Offering Enabling both Accredited and Non Accredited Investors to Participate in PROPS Token Crowdsale

  First Ever Side-by-Side Reg D – Reg CF Initial Coin Offering Takes Place YouNow, a global video platform featuring mobile live streaming, has announced an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) on CoinList using Reg D (506c).  The offering for PROPS tokens will also be  listed… Read More

Crowdfunder UK Celebrates Crowdfund Plymouth’s £1 Million Funding Success

On Monday, Crowdfunder UK, along with the Plymouth City Council, announced Crowdfund Plymouth has successfully raised £1 million for projects in the City. According to the duo, Crowdfund Plymouth has distributed more than £130,000 of its City Change Fund to support local projects that benefit… Read More


On-Demand Air Taxi Service Waves Technologies Quickly Secures £495,000 Through Seedrs Funding Round

Waves Technologies, a data-led on-demand air taxi service providing accessible point-to-point air travel, has successfully secured its initial £495,000 funding target on equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs. The company revealed that its service uses big data and intelligent technology to provide affordable and accessible point-to-point air… Read More

Mobius Network Announces $500,000 Investment from Camp One Ventures Prior to ICO

Mobius Network has announced Camp One Ventures, a Silicon Valley based Venture Capital firm, has backed the company with a $500,000 investment. This announcement comes just prior to the public Initial Coin Offering (ICO) which kicks off tomorrow (November 22nd). The token pre-sale (MOBI) is… Read More

Canadian Fintech nanopay Expands Leadership Team By Appointing New Chief Revenue & Chief Risk Officers

Canada-based real-time payments platform provider and fintech firm nanopay recently announced it has appointed Nilesh Dusane as Chief Revenue Officer and Amir Sunderji as Chief Risk Officer. The company revealed that Dusane and Sunderji will play an essential role in its mission to scale payments solution and build… Read More

High Speed Blockchain Zilliqa Sees Heavy Demand from Investors, Lowers Funding Goal

Zilliqa, a high speed blockchain technology, has reportedly lowered their funding cap from $30 million to $20 million even with heavy demand from investors.  Zilliqa’s tech is designed to address the shortcomings of current Blockchain technology that is not robust enough to handle global, institutional… Read More

Users of Acorns May Now Use PayPal For Investment Accounts

On Monday, PayPal announced users may now use its payment processing to fund an investment account with Acorns. According to the company, over 2.3 million people around the U.S. are investing through Acorns to help save for long and short-term expenses. PayPal revealed that once they link… Read More

Cheers!: ParrotDog Set to Launch Second Equity Crowdfunding Campaign on PledgeMe

Less than a year and a half after securing $2 million in two days on PledgeMe, craft brewing company ParrotDog is set to launch another equity crowdfunding campaign to raise an additional $1.4 million. As previously reported, ParrotDog was founded in 2011 by Matt Stevens, Matt Kristofski,… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Launches Consultation on Payments Including Cryptocurrencies

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has launched a second consultation on a payments regulatory framework, known as the Payment Services Bill. The Bill is designed to streamline the regulation of payment services under a single legislation, expand the scope of regulated payment activities to… Read More

Report Indicates Chancellor to Announce Multi-Billion Pound Fund to Fuel UK Scale-Ups

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond’s Autumn budget will be revealed this week and there is plenty of chatter as to what may, or may not, be included in the important policy statement. With Brexit pressure compelling policy makers to do everything they can to… Read More

NewStyle-Collinstar Capital to Establish $300 Million Blockchain Fund

NewStyle-Collinstar Capital, a leading company in the Blockchain infrastructure space and cryptocurrency investments, has announced a strategic development plan. Announced in Beijing, Collinstar says it will fuel the development of the Blockchain industry and ecosystem with a series of alliances and investments. Ryan Xu, Chairman… Read More